the d family park portraits {maryland family photographer}

I had a great family session with the D family this past weekend. It’s been so hot lately, way too hot for the little ones to be out so long, so mom and I decided to schedule an early morning session at the Cylburn Arboretum.  Cylburn Arboretum is like a hidden gem located in Baltimore City. It’s a wonderful nature preserve full of gardens and hiking trails. This was the first time I’ve ever visited the area and was pleasantly surprised. I found a great big tree in the middle of the preserve that made for an absolutely stunning backdrop.

David and Miriam have three beautiful children. Despite the heat, the kids did so well during the shoot and I had a blast playing with them.

Mom & Dad- beautiful couple = beautiful children…inside & out.

i’ve been kissed! {maryland children photography}

I started to use a new album company called Kiss Albums. As you might recall from this post, in April, I went to California for the Jessica Claire workshop. After the workshop, I stopped in Westminster California (not too far from Huntington Beach and Little Saigon) to visit an old childhood friend, Mai. I’ve known Mai for over 25 years. She and my sister were best friends growing up. Mai now lives in sunny California with her husband and two beautiful girls, Mia and Maily. I had so much fun hanging out and playing with them and even had a chance to do a mini photoshoot at Huntington Beach! Where by the way, we were viciously attacked by lady bugs…but that’s another story…

Here are a few shots of the little kiss album. The measure 4″ x 4″. So tiny! So cute! Great little brag book that you can carry around in your bag or purse and it comes with a great fabric cover :) This product is now being offered to all my clients.

And her are a few shots from the mini session!

oplove photosession {maryland family photography}

Both Becky and Mary’s husbands are enlisted in the US Navy and currently deployed. Here’s a sneak peek at today’s OpLove Photo Session!

Becky’s children, Jonathan and Conner.

Mary’s cute little baby Joseph!

Ofcourse Mary’s dog, Ruby, had to get in on the photo op as well!

Go Navy!

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a greek wedding celebration in baltimore! {baltimore wedding photographer}

I had the pleasure of photographing Bryan & Kelly’s wedding in Baltimore this past Saturday. The ceremony was held at the beautiful St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, a church which Kelly attended since she was little. The reception later took place at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center in Baltimore and traditional Greek food was served. The beautiful flowers were done by Flowers by Judy. Once again, I was very fortunate to have my sister as a second shooter. I think we made a great team! :)

Here is a sneak peek at Bryan & Kelly’s Greek wedding celebration.

A Big Welcome Home! {oplove homecoming maryland}

Teresa called me a few weeks back excited that her husband was coming home! Shawn had been stationed in South Africa for the past 4 months and was finally coming home to see his family…and what a big welcome home he received! Teresa had called all of their friends and family to greet him at the airport. It was such a heart warming homecoming, especially seeing the kids so happy to finally see their dad. Thank-you Shawn for your service and welcome home!

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happy july 4th! {maryland family photographer}

Last year I photographed my sister and her family on July 4th. This year, my sister wanted to make it a tradition so we managed to do a quick family photo session before it got too hot outside. We took a couple shots around my neighborhood and at the pier near my house. Here’s a quick peek at some photos this past weekend.

kelly, bryan, & nia {family e-session baltimore photographer}

Had a great family-engagement session with Kelly & Bryan yesterday. Kelly’s beautiful 9-year old daughter, Nia, came along to join in on the fun! Here’s a sneak peek!

We snuck into the Visionary Art Museum so the family could do a quick wardrobe change. There was a window on the top floor near the “Fun House” restaurant that got some fabulous golden light. I believe it’s against the rules to photograph inside the museum but we managed to snap a few shots before the security guard caught us.

My sister, Phuong, also came along for this shoot. Here are some of her awesome shots! I absolutely LOVE the one below!