Call out to Past Clients/Customer Maryland Newborn Photographer

natural-newborn-photographerHello all!  Are you as excited as I am for this weather to break?  With spring approaching comes spring cleaning!

This is a call out to previous customers / clients of mine.  I have a lot of old hard-drives.  One of them is going in to my computer guy to see if he can recover; however, I have four other hard drives full of images, dating all the way back to 2003!!!!

If you have had a session with me and would like to order some prints or purchase the old high resolution digital files for your own printing or projects, please contact me at  I can give you a heavy discount on the old files.

Speaking of previous work, this is one of my clients who just ordered her old digital images – the entire sessions – from way back in 2006 – Hard to believe this was 9 years ago.  It was a joy to go through and see her baby girl again, and prepare the images for her.

NEWBORN-GIRLAnd I’m not trying to be snarky or anything, but it saddens me that photography today has become so flippant concerning everyone with a camera going into business.  Whenever I try to help new photographers concerning lighting, composition, etc. – you know, the classic parts of this art, I’m often met with the attitude of “We all started somewhere.”  Why yes, yes we did.  However, the difference 10 years ago versus today is that 10 years ago, most photographers learned their craft prior to going into business – there is something to be said about the true artist who is open to learning classic techniques that will give them the foundation to then open a business.  These images I am sharing here, well, I was a newbie photographer at this point.  This was not portfolio building but a professional business, priced with professional pricing, turning out professional work with professional lighting and techniques.  It’s not about tooting my own horn, just sharing an example of – learn your craft, then learn about business, please don’t put the cart before the horse.

The photography industry is incredibly watered down today – I encourage the newbies to learn the foundations of photography so that they can stand out as a professional when they do open a business.

On another note, there is something I miss about the “old days” of newborn photography – It was so pure.  Newborn photography has evolved into a more posed and contrived look – I miss the purity of the more natural look.

(and photogs – this was shot with my Nikon D2X – I feel old!!!)

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About Jodie Otte

Maryland Newborn Photographer and Child Portrait Artist, Jodie Holstein-Otte, specializes in unique photography of newborn babies, kids, and families. She works on location in Harford, Howard, Cecil, Anne Arundel, Baltimore and other areas throughout Maryland. She uses both both natural lighting and soft studio lighting techniques.

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