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First comes love…

You know the saying.  First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby in the baby carriage… I am so pleased to announce the birth of our first born, a beautiful baby girl!  We are just smitten with this amazing little being.  She has shown us a level of love and joy that we didn’t know existed.

Here she is!  {photo by Dougherty Photo Designs}


Since this little lady’s arrival, I’ve taken some time away from work to be the best mommy I can be for her.  Have no fear though, my current clients are still being taken care of and I’m still booking for 2015 and beyond.  I’m accepting a select number of portrait sessions for the remainder of this year as well.  So if you’re interested in having me photograph your family or your wedding, hit me up!  That said – I appreciate your patience as my emails might be a tad slower than usual.

Look for some new work coming to the blog soon!

Michelle | Maryland Maternity Photographer

Pregnancy is such an amazing event for a woman, making it a perfect time to honor with photography.  I recently had the opportunity to photograph a quite pregnant Michelle on her family’s beautiful farm.  It was a refreshing change to photograph out in the country, since I’m usually frequenting city parks and gardens.  Exploring new scenery with a camera is always a joy and it was especially satisfying to be able to show Michelle in her natural environment.  I always encourage clients to choose a location that is most comfortable for them for their sessions.  I feel like these photos clearly show how at ease she is on the farm.  Take a look.



If you’re looking for a Delaware or Maryland maternity photographer, don’t hesitate to contact me today for information!

Foto Clipping - Such loving portraits…..nice location and perfect whether as well…well done for making the visual creative :)

Mini-Sessions :: delaware portrait photographers

October has arrived and with it, thoughts about the coming holidays.  I’m sure many of you are already starting to think about holiday cards and updating your family portraits with the beautiful fall foliage on it’s way.  Take advantage of our two mini-sessions days for a great deal on Delaware family portraits and fabulous holiday cards that will stand out from the crowd!  We only hold mini sessions 1-2x a year and there are limited spots available, so CONTACT US TODAY to book your spot!


Bethany Beach Delaware Family Portraits

On this chilly September morning, I’m reminded of how fast the summer flew right on by.  So here’s a kick back to summer with some fun Bethany Beach, Delaware family portraits.  I really enjoy photographing extended families, it’s always a lot of fun and when coupled with the beach as a backdrop, it doesn’t get much better!  This lovely family session was patriotic themed since we photographed over the July fourth holiday.

Do you have family gathering from all over for a special occasion or holiday?  Consider having a family portrait session, it’s the perfect occasion!  Contact us today for a quote for your session.

Foto Clipping - Wow, talk about gorgeous, dramatic shots! And how does one get an owl to pose so nicely?

Peach Blossom Brides | Delaware Bridal Shows

I had so much fun participating in the Peach Blossom Brides Delaware bridal show at the Christiana Hilton this spring.  As a bride myself once, I’ve attended numerous bridal shows in the region but this one stood out from the crowd as a Pinterest inspired soirée featuring some of Delaware’s finest wedding vendors.  I really enjoyed meeting so many new faces – brides and vendors alike.  If you missed the fun, take a look at the photos below to see what you missed.


I received a load of compliments on my table design.  One vendor commented that clearly I must have done this before – little did she know that this was my first bridal show experience as a vendor!  I was flattered that so many enjoyed my setup.  My favorite element was my 6 foot tall floor banner at the edge of the table.


Amber Shader was kind enough to take a photo of me with my table.  :)


Nikki, of LovelyGirls Events, had a fabulous display setup next to mine.  The amount of work involved with setting up this area and hauling in the furniture pieces just goes to show what an amazing and dedicated Delaware wedding coordinator she is.  This is one of the reasons I highly recommend her to clients.


Gloss Salon had a large part in making the show’s models look so amazing for the show.  Gloss owner, Bethany, is my hair dresser so you can imagine how much I highly recommend them for weddings and everyday hair beautification.  They have two locations, one on Main Street in Newark and one in the city of Wilmington.  Definitely check out their services!


Virginia Geiger Jewels were on display at the show – perfect accessories for a bride on her wedding day.  You can find these lovely accessories at Gloss Salon or on their etsy page.DelawareBridalShow_011DelawareBridalShow_012

Did you know that you can have a portable ice cream sundae bar at your wedding or event?!  So awesome.  For this amazing reason The Marble Slab Creamery portable sundae slab was quite a hit with our brides-to-be.


Cake pops.  CAKE POPS.  Corie’s Cake Pops were to die for!  Our visiting couples just couldn’t get enough of these sweet treats.  Truly delightful.


Flirt XOXO specializes in bridal boudoir parties for brides-to-be and their bridesmaids.  What a great idea in lieu of a bachelorette party!


The Knot was on hand giving away the nation’s #1 bridal magazine.


Pete from Wilmington Photo Booth is such a pleasure to work with, so it was a joy to see him at the show.


Timeless Gatherings contributed some of their vast collection of vintage wedding rentals to display in Pinterest-inspired groupings for the show.  Their offerings equate to a gold mine for brides planning a vintage themed wedding.


Nicole J had a display of fashionable accessories that brides might be interested in.


Delaware Perfect Wedding Guide was also giving away their Delaware wedding guides.


The show was very successful, raising several hundred dollars for Kids Runway for Research.  I hope to be involved again next year!