Virginia Newborn Photography | Baby Aidan

Finally, finally I got to meet baby Aidan. It’s been a wonderful joy to be able to capture some of the biggest events in Alexis’ and Brendan’s life, and it was so fun to see them as new parents enjoying sweet little Aidan last week for his newborn photo session.  And I couldn’t have asked for a more cooperative subject! Aidan was a very content little newborn, and we managed to get photos of him both asleep and awake.

A big congratulations to Alexis and Brendan, and I look forward to watching their little family grow up.

Jefferson Memorial Wedding Photography | Megan and Wes

With the Jefferson Memorial and the Washington Monument in the background, Megan and Wes exchanged personal vows and celebrated their marriage with an intimate gathering of family and friends.  After the ceremony, guests enjoyed a delicious dinner at the Lincoln restaurant.  If you’re going to have a DC wedding, this is the way to do it!

I so enjoyed capturing the joy and beauty of Megan and Wes’ wedding–it was a rare moment when they weren’t both grinning from ear to ear.  A big congratulations to Megan and Wes! Here are a few of my favorites photos from their day.

Christina Montemurro - Beautiful photos, Mary! These two have some pretty infectious smiles. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a groom smile so wide!

Virginia Maternity Photography | Alexis and Brendan

When I relocated from Pittsburgh several years ago, one of the hardest things was saying goodbye to friends and so many wonderful photography clients (often the same thing in my book!).  I’ve watched from a distance many wedding couples move on to have babies, and it’s been sad to miss out on documenting that next stage of their lives.

So, I have especially loved getting to reconnect with a few wedding couples who live in the area (or happen to come down for a visit!). This was the case this last Saturday when I met up with Alexis and Brendan for their maternity photo session at Occoquan Regional Park in Virginia.  I am so excited for them as they are about to enter a wonderful (and crazy) stage of life, and I’m glad we could make the session work before baby arrived! These two have such an awesome story together, and I’m sure it will only get better as they become parents.

Here are a few of my favorites from their maternity session.

Denver Engagement Photographer - Very pretty shots! Great work.

Maryland Newborn Photography | Baby Vera

Brand new sweetness. That’s baby Vera. I so enjoyed getting to take a few photos of her with her family together at home last week. The newborn stage is special…it’s a crazy time of adjustment to be sure, but it’s a sweet time of enjoying the new life you’ve been anticipating for so long.

And yes, just as everyone tells you, those first days and weeks will seem like a blur before you know it. That’s why I love taking newborn photos–they’re a beautiful reminder of a fleeting stage of your little one’s life.  Here are a few of my favorites from this session.

Joselyn Martinez Hill - Querida Sara!
Que gozo verte con tu bebita!
Vera es hermoza!
Me encantan las fotos.
Envia mas :)
Un fuerte abrazo para los tres!