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.

#IssaCelebration

Hi Lovies!!! 

It's Gemini Season! So this past Thursday was my birthday and I'm so blessed to see another year! Birthdays are such a big deal to me because it's an opportunity for a rebirth or rebranding and a celebration of your journey from the year before. I actually love my birthdate (6/1) because it's smack dab in the middle of the year, so I get to evaluate the previous months and make a plan for the ones ahead. And did i mention that I share my special say with two iconic American figures: Marilyn Monroe and Morgan Freeman! 

For my birthday this year I took off from my 9-5, participated in a boot camp class and spent time with my beautiful family; but I also took a moment to reflect on the year. In 2016, 3 Major moments happened to me. 

In 2016 I celebrated being a mom for a full year-that in itself is major. People always say parenting will change your life and if totally has! It's been a challenging and eye opening experience with much reward. I have learned so much from my little guy and I'm truly blessed by his presence

The love of my life and my best friend, proposed to me and asked for my hand in marriage! It was such an an intimate and meaningful experience and yes, planning has commenced! (I'd love to hear what you all are planning for your big day)

Last but definitely not least, I started Radiant Imagery by Jocelyn Renae! This moment was a giant step in fulfilling the desires of my heart. Photography has been a passion of mine for a loooonnnggg time and having the courage and the support of my family pushed me to follow my dreams. In this short time in business I have met some amazing people who have given me a chance and trusted me with the magical moments in their life and I'm so appreciative of them. 

I indulged myself with a couple of self portraits and yummy macaroons !

 

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