Fall Family Photos | Phoebe’s Family

When we moved from Pittsburgh to the DC area a couple of years ago, I knew I was going to miss a lot of wonderful people there. What I didn’t realize was how much I was going to miss seeing so many couples grow their families! So it was a special treat when I got to catch up with some of those sweet couples on a weekend trip to Pittsburgh recently.

Maybe it’s weird, but I think I remember other people’s wedding days more than mine! I certainly remember Lindsay and Aaron’s fun and beautiful wedding (has it really been three years??), and I so enjoyed meeting their darling girl Phoebe and “big brother” Rudy the dog. This family is as sweet as sweet can be!

Here are a few of my favorites from their (chilly) fall photo session.

Pumpkin Patch Fall Photos | Priscilla and Co.

Growing up in Texas, I never really experienced the whole “pumpkin patch” phenomenon. If we did pick out pumpkins, they were probably from the shopping mall parking lot.  I’m so glad we don’t have to do that living in the DC area…we actually get to enjoy fall, complete with changing leaf colors and real pumpkin patches.

And while it might seem cliche…fall family photos in the pumpkin patch are pretty darn cute.  There’s something irresistibly adorable about tots juxtaposed next to bright orange squash. Don’t ask me why.  It’s just true.

You can see for yourself in these photos of Priscilla with her family.

Alessandra Costa - Absolutely great!!! I wish I had the opportunity to have pictures like these for my son…I feel the need to congratulate with you for your wonderful job!

Maryland Newborn Photography | Baby Sawyer

It’s hard to look at Baby Sawyer and not just want to sit there and hold him in all his new-baby-cuteness.  I think his parents must feel the same way.  As for Sawyer–I think he’s pretty content to be held.  And sleep.  Ver-r-r-y soundly.

Even though Sawyer didn’t want to stay awake for his first photo shoot, I so enjoyed capturing his little self with his brand-new mom and dad. Here are a few of my favorites of this little snuggle bug.



Annapolis Birth Photography | Baby Jackson

It’s an incredible thing to meet a person for the very first time…I mean that literally–a brand-new person. I had such a privilege a couple of weeks ago when I photographed the birth of baby Jackson. Jackson’s mommy is a midwife herself, but this was her first time to give birth. She was amazing.

Words fail me when I try to describe what it’s like to photograph something so powerful and raw…in many ways, I feel so helpless with my camera. I cannot feel the pain, and yet I get to witness the joy. And what joy there is. I will let the photos tell the story. (All photos shared with permission).

Karey - Love these! I especially had to comment, since that’s the same room where my little Jack was born!

Beth Kukucka - So, so beautiful, Mary. Really outstanding … even more than usual.

Milla - Wow, Mary, these are INCREDIBLE! I especially love #8, and #10 brought tears to my eyes! Amazing. What a gift for this family to have these photos.