Author: brea

September 10, 2021 Laury Family 2021 | A Day in the Life | Documentary Family Photographer

I love these people so much. Juliana and Colin have a very special love and an equal partnership that we all would be lucky to find. They love each other and their boys unconditionally and loudly. The last time I was with them, Juliana was pregnant with Charlie. (I'm realizing now I never blogged those- oops). The time before that? Pregnant with Benny! It's so fun to be able to document their life and their little family as they grow. These...

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September 8, 2021 The “S” Family | Documentary Family Photography | Baltimore, MD

My absolute favorite thing about my job is being able to follow my couples as they start their families, and over the years as their family grows and changes. The last time I saw Mr. Oliver he was just a baby! Now he's big brother to Evan! It was so wonderful catching up with Amanda and Eric, meeting baby Evan, and seeing what a day in the life looks like for them now! Here are just some of my favorites...

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September 7, 2021 The “A” Family | Welcome Baby Natalie | Documentary Portrait Session

Oops. I've been a little behind on blogging lately. I prepped the next three posts three months ago. But hey, it's a good thing - wedding season has been absolutely nutty this year, a welcome change of pace after 2020, and I've also had a bunch of Life by Brea sessions! So lots of stuff to come to the blog soon! Kicking off this return with the A family! I shot Amanda and Matt's wedding in 2018 and I am so...

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June 4, 2021 Welcome Baby Thatcher | Documentary Family Photos

This blog post is well overdue, so much so, that baby Thatcher is now almost a year old! Oops. Nevertheless, I'm very excited to share Baby Thatcher's first professional photo shoot on the blog today. I've known his mommies for quite some time. Brides turned friends, Hannah and Meredith originally hired me to photograph their wedding years ago, and then we agreed to never let each other go. Originally the plan was to be there for Thatcher's birth, but covid...

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November 13, 2020 The “S” Family | Documentary Portrait Session | Columbia, MD

Meet Ben.Ben is my new favorite little person. He's hilarious. He tells wild stories with big gestures, big inflection and big ideas. Meet Ben's family. Consisting of Mama (Rachel), Papa (Binda) and new baby brother Alex. Two weeks ago I spent an hour with Ben and his family for a documentary portrait session. Never have I ever gotten so much from a one hour session than I had at this one. This family is something special. So much love, so much...

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October 15, 2020 The “F” Family | Family Photos at Centennial Park | Documentary Portrait Session

I always love my time with the "F" Family. Karen and Thom came into my life in 2013 when I shot their wedding and I've done family photos for them several times since. Karen and Thom were one of the couples that I knew would turn into lifelong friends, and I'm thankful that I get to watch their little family grow and continue to be their photographer for life! Little Miss Kayla has SO much curiosity and is fiercely independent....

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September 29, 2020 The “V” Family | A Night in The Life | Baltimore Family Photography

I originally met Kristen and Nick several years back when they were newly engaged and planning their wedding. Needless to say, I was quite excited when I heard from them about doing a family session this year! 2020 has been a strange year for everyone, and in the case of the V family, it meant that all of baby Sloan's grandparents were staying with them. Baby Sloan loves GoGos (books), and her Ruthie (RBG) plushie. She's super sweet, so good and so...

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August 16, 2020 A Day in the Life of the “P” Family | Documentary Family Photography | Reading, PA

Last week I spent the day with the P family to capture a day in their lives in this unique, weird time. Life has had to change quite a bit during the pandemic for all families, and it was especially interesting to capture what a day in the life of a 7 and 9 year old looks like when everything needs to happen in and around their home. Thanks, 'Rona. Spending the day with Eleanor, Elliott and Jonathan was a blast....

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Maui family day in the life session

May 4, 2020 The Nelson Family | A Day (or Two) in the Life | Documentary Family Photography

Back at the end of January, which now feels like a lifetime ago, I visited the island of Maui for a wonderful week in my favorite place. Despite living half a world apart, over the last few years, Angie has become a close friend of mine. When she offered to open her home for me to stay with her family, I knew I wanted to do something for her in return. And I knew exactly what I wanted that something...

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April 4, 2020 The “F” Family | A Night in the Life | Baltimore Documentary Family Photographer

This is my absolute favorite type of session. The documentary in home sessions with young kids. They're silly, they have short attention spans, and they'll grow out of everything that makes them so weird sooner than later. It's an amazing time to witness, and it's so special to be able to preserve these moments for my families. Life changes and it changes FAST. Portraits are a beautiful way to remember what your kids looked like. These sessions help you remember...

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