Editorial Maternity Session | Maryland Maternity Photographer

Journeying to motherhood is one of the most life altering experiences one could endure. Everyones journey is different but many are filled with a number of emotions that range from fear and anxiety to overjoyed and prepared.

*Queue Carl Thomas’ Emotional*

As a mother, one of the things I decided to do in preparation of my little bundle of joy was document exciting times along the way; confirmation of the viable pregnancy, the first ultrasound, the anatomy scan, the first time I felt kicks, etc. The most important thing I decided to do during my pregnancy was a maternity shoot to celebrate the new life growing inside of me. Having done my own session and then being able to document women on their own journeys has been such a beautiful honor.

I was able to celebrate Shainna, a beautiful mom to be and a past radiant imagery bride, and her little princess in a stunning in-home session.

Take a peak below.

From Bump to Baby | Maryland Maternity and Newborn Photographer

It is such an honor to document new beginnings for others, be it weddings or births or new business ventures or even a new hair cut. The excitement of the time cannot be contained and I get the pleasure of capturing each magic moment all the while, cheering you on from behind my camera! 

My lovely friend Kelsey *hi Kelsey* and her middle school sweetheart, Derrick, were recently welcomed into parenthood and I got the awesome privilege of documenting a number of their milestones (maternity, baby shower, fresh 48 and a formal newborn session). 

Here are a few of my faves of these awesome new parents and their bundle of joy.

Shainna & Marcus | Beautiful Baltimore Elopement

For Shainna and Marcus, their wedding date was no coincidence. The stunning couple chose the date of July 7, 2017 (7-7-17) for the luckiness of the triple 7 and the biblical meaning of completeness and perfection. No luck was needed and their day was nothing short of perfect. The two decided on an intimate courthouse elopement in Baltimore with 7 of their closest family and friends (they were even blessed with additional luck as they received the letter 'G' -7th letter in the alphabet, as their place holder.)

Shainna and Marcus' love story dates back to December 2014 when they were introduced to one another through their separate work colleagues who are married. Marcus, as single father, had seen a group photo that his to be wife was in and was attracted to her instantly; Shainna reciprocated the feeling and began to correspond with Marcus. They courted for some time but the pair officially began dating months later. Shainna and Marcus' courtship began during the 2015 Baltimore Uprising and sparked out of the concern she had for him in the line of duty.  Marcus noticed her loving nature and has been head over heels since then. 

Marcus proposed to Shainna immediately after commencement of her Masters Degree from Bowie State University in May of 2016; she was in complete shock!