jaden senior portraits {maryland senior photographer}

I’ve known Jaden since she was in middle school, back when I first started coaching Cheerleading and even had the chance to photograph her mom’s wedding a few years ago. Jaden is a gorgeous young lady and super talented cheerleader. She is now a senior in highschool and no doubt headed for great things!

Jaden contacted me a few months ago requesting some head shots since she was trying out for the Baltimore Ravens Cheerleading team. Here are a few shots from our studio session. I usually prefer shooting in natural day light but this was a fun shoot using off camera strobes.

Congrats Class of 2012! Good luck & Best Wishes in all you do Jaden!

squeezeably cute! {maryland children photography}

Have you met my squeezably cute nephew Bodhi?! He is so cute I want to hug and squeeze him- and he has the cutest dimples every time he smiles. His laugh is contagious and he’s a handsome little man who loves the camera!

You might remember Bodhi from his newborn session back in June. It’s been awhile since I had the chance to photograph him solo so we did a quick mini session back in February. He loves flirting with the camera!

little miss dylan pearl {maryland newborn photographer}

A few years ago I had the opportunity to photograph the B family. Just last month, the B family added another family member, little Miss Dylan Pearl! Here are a few shots from Dylan’s newborn shoot.

 

The chair below has significant meaning to the B family and belonged to Mrs. B’s father who had passed away. The chair sits in Dylan’s nursery so we had to get a few shots of Dylan with her big sisters, Paige and Peyton. :) These 3 girls are absolutely gorgeous!

 

Here are a few great shots from my sister, Phuong!

little lexi newborn session {maryland newborn photographer}

One of my closest childhood friends, Yung, recently had her first baby, Lexi! :) I’ve known Yung since pre-school and I’m so glad I’ve had the chance to grow old with her and capture almost every important moment in her life, from engagement to marriage to first baby! (You might remember, Yung & Brad, from the destination wedding I photographed in the Dominican Republic two years ago).

Here are a few photos from little Lexi’s first photo session! Once again I’m thankful to have my sister by my side to assist with the shoot and we even swapped roles for part of it! The bucket pictured below was purchased at an antique show in DC. It used to belong to an apple orchard farm in Maryland and I believe was dated from the early 1900s. This was the first time we had the opportunity to use the prop during a newborn shoot. Of course we had a spotter very close by to ensure the safety of the little one!

 

Here’s some great shots by my sister, Phuong!

in loving memory…

A few weeks ago, I received sad news that one of my photography clients, Nicholas Mangraviti, had passed away.

Last year, Nick’s wife and daughter (Barbara and Lizette) contacted me to photograph Nick’s 70th Surprise Birthday Party. The party was beautifully planned and his family and friends near and far came to celebrate Nick’s big day. Nick was surrounded by the same family and friends during his last days. His funeral service was, as Barbara, put it, “A Celebration of Nick’s Life”. The room was packed with family and friends, which spilled out into the hallways, whom shared many fond memories and stories of Nick. He will be greatly missed and I’m so thankful I had the chance to meet him and be apart of his life.