May 29, 2019 Eddy and Family! | Documentary Portrait Session | Paia, Maui, Hawaii

This December, once we were nearing the end of our wedding season (I say nearing because we still had 3 weddings to go!) we took a well earned break to the Hawaiian islands for a couple of weeks. Our second day on the island started by meeting with my friend Angie with Angela Nelson Photography and Engaged on Maui to photograph her beautiful family at sunrise. When we arrived, it was violently windy and Eddy, Angie's independent adventurous 18 month old...

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May 23, 2019 Welcome Baby Ronan | Hospital Documentary Session

Every blog post I do featuring Jeana ends up being an ode to Jeana. As a matter of fact, let's do a quick recap here: The first time Jeana was in front of my camera (for something other than test shots), Matt and Jeana's engagement session, their wedding with what was essentially my maid of honor speech in text form on it, and for funsies some behind the scenes photos of us over the years. Now that that's out of the way -...

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May 3, 2019 The Laury Family | A Day in The Life | Family Documentary Photographer

I met Juliana a little over three years ago when we roomed together as strangers at a photo workshop. I knew immediately that I had met someone special and that we would remain friends. The situation was stressful and I found it difficult to connect with those around me, but I am so thankful that Juliana kept in touch with me anyway. Over the last few years she's become incredibly special to me. She's one of the deepest and most...

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Documentary Family Session

April 26, 2019 The Morton Family | A Night in the Life | Baltimore Documentary Family Photographer

I shared these photos a few months ago on the Photography by Brea site, but now that Life by Brea has launched, it feels like a good time to revisit :) Prior to this session, I knew that day in the life photography appealed to me, but it was this session that confirmed that this was the direction I wanted to go in. I bought the Life by Brea domain a few weeks later. These little girls are so special...

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April 17, 2019 The “B” Family | Welcome Baby Cade

Last year, I visited Alex and Rick's house shortly after they welcomed their son into the world for a family documentary session. I loved watching these two wonderful, loving humans love on this new little life. It's also so fun for me to watch a couple that I have seen go through the excitement of being newly engaged through their wedding and now into becoming a family. I love all of the weird facial expressions that Baby Cade. It's so...

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April 12, 2019 The Oliver Family | A Day in the Life | Baltimore Documentary Family Photographer

At the end of January I took a photo workshop run by Fearless Photographers (also, fun coincidence, yesterday I got my first Fearless Award - a goal I've had for years) and one of the speakers said something that really sat with me. She asked us how we felt physically when we saw something and the urge to capture it was something we couldn't ignore. She explained her feeling, and a few other people in the room explained theirs. I just sat there...

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April 3, 2019 Marlee is now two! | A Night in the Life | Family Documentary Photographer

Almost two years to the day of Marlee's birth, I got together with the M family for a "Night in the Life" session. The "Night in the Life" sessions are a shorter alternative to the Day in the Life - instead of a full day, we capture dinner, play time and the bedtime routine. Life with a two year old is chaotic, but it's so special. Any time you'd say "I love you" to Marlee, she'd yell "I love ME!" I...

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April 2, 2019 Baltimore Birth Photography | Baby Marlee’s Birth Story

Two years and two days ago, I was set on a new journey with a new purpose. One of my close friends, Rachel, gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, and I had the honor of photographing it. It was on that day that I first felt truly connected to my calling. To show people how they love and how they are loved. In the hours leading up to Marlee's entrance into the world, there was no question that this...

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