Colette | Gaithersburg MD Child Photographer

Gaithersburg Cake Smash Photographer | One Year Old

Colette had a rough start to life. She weighed 1lb, 11oz and had over a 100 day stay in the NICU. She came to get her newborn images when she was 3 months old (see HERE) and was just perfect. She was back at 6 months (seen HERE). This time we tried to sneak out for some outdoor images, but the weather had other plans. We snuck in a few before the sky opened up on us.

outdoor family with baby

Colette looked gorgeous in pink!

baby in white chair

She was super happy sitting in her big girl chair and gave me lots of expressions!

happy baby in studio

Speaking of expressions, her cake smash ones topped them all! She wasn’t loving the cake but she sat and played with it long enough for us to capture some of her cuteness.

purple cake smash

Happy Birthday Colette! You truly are a special girl and I am so lucky to have documented your first year.

Cameron | Gaithersburg MD Baby Photography

Gaithersburg Baby Photography | One Year Old

I met this family many years ago at big brothers newborn session. Now, little brother is ending his first year with JNP’s Baby Plan. You can view his newborn session HERE and his 6 month session HERE.

one year old and sibling photography

Cameron was such a happy guy! He showed off his new walking skills! He reminded me so much of his brother at his one year session (see HERE).

happy one year old
one year old smiles

Thank you so much to this family for allowing me to capture their memories for all these years. I look forward to seeing them again as the boys get bigger!



Samantha | Baltimore MD Newborn Photographer

Family of Three | Studio Newborn Session

Baltimore MD Newborn Photography

Meet happy Samantha! She was easygoing and sleepy for most of her session, though she woke up a little bit at the end. 

smiling newborn girl

We planned her session around neutral, girly colors and I love how it turned out!

newborn girl with gold and creams
newborn in a basket

Newborn macro shots are quickly becoming some of my favorites. These details change so fast!

newborn toes

Awake time! Samantha woke up and showed us all her adorable expressions. 

awake newborn on purple

Below is how my client chose to display their images. After being in their home, we knew this custom designed collage was the perfect fit for their wall space. 

newborn wall art

Can not wait to see baby Samantha for her 6 month session! 

Coen & Asher Turn One | Baby Photographer Ellicott City MD

Twin One Year Session | Baby Photography | Ellicott City MD 

Coen & Asher came to visit me as newborns (you can see that session HERE) and were back to celebrate their one year birthday. Look how much they have grown!

newborn twin to one year image

Their personalities were apparent from the beginning. Coen was reserved and observant, while Asher was outgoing and energetic. 

one year old photoshoot
twin one year old photoshoot

You can see exactly what I mean in these images. Coen was curious but unsure, while Asher was all in on my silliness! 

blue studio portraits

I would like to take a moment to highlight my favorite image from the session. Every time I look at it I laugh. Asher went from huge smiles to this face in an instant and it had me cracking up! 

grumpy face

Last but not least, I love sharing how my clients chose to display their images. This family had some wall space they wanted to fill. These unique photoblocks handmade in the Netherlands were the perfect fit for their home. We worked together to design this layout with their favorite images.

frederick md photography wall art

It was such a joy to photograph these boys. They are adorable, silly and smart and I can not wait to see their personalities continue to shine as they get older. 

Colin | Gaithersburg MD Newborn Photographer

4-week old newborn | Photography Studio Session

If you know me, you know that I LOVE an awake newborn. Not only do they give us some great faces, but you can see what they really look like! Colin came in at 4 weeks old, which can normally go one of two ways. 1. Alert and strong OR 2. Chill and sleepy. Colin was the latter. 

4 week old newborn boy

I always use my awake time to capture all of those sweet newborn expressions. You can see his progression of alertness here. 

newborn macro images

Once Colin dozed off, he was content to let me pose him like a brand new newborn, which is always fun! 

sleepy 4 week old boy
posed 4 week old newborn

Thank you to this adorable family of three for bringing their little guy to me to capture these special first weeks!

family portrait with 4 week old