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.

Kitchen Barnwood Table and Benches – DIY Woodworking

This is the second part of my project week.  The first part involved the small laundry room which was sort of practice for this larger project.  I have always wanted a big square barnwood table and built in benches with storage in my breakfast area.  I have been thinking about…

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Small Laundry Area Makeover – Woodworking – Home Projects – DIY

I have spent the past week away from the TV and only appearing on social media to share on progress of some projects….. After I finished, I started reading what was being circulated and the amount of negativity circulating was astounding.  I’m not talking about simply a complaint or two…

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Fireplace Mantle Makeover (out of old studio floor)

Another Before/After – Fireplace Mantle Makeover Before After Well, it’s that slow time of year again that happens right after the holidays.  It’s not dead slow, but everything calms down a bit. 2017 is my year of the DIY projects.  As you may remember, I spent two years as an…

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Fall Photo Sessions

I still have a few fall session times available – petite and full sessions. Petite sessions are something new this year – perfect for that yearly family shot… here’s a sampling of a recent petite session. Please contact jodieotte@gmail.com to get on the calendar!  

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Fall Colors – Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.

There is so much beauty in this world that I’m always amazed when we overload our photographs or artwork with unnecessary items – all the overlays, props, textures, etc.  While sometimes these things can enhance an image, oftentimes they are overdone because we get carried away.  Have you ever made…

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An unexpected hurdle – horses

champagne horse

In Yesterday’s Post, I wrote about my life changing yet again and discussed the morning routine with the horses.  This is kind of a continuation.  It’s really a great thing that my work situation changed.  I needed to get a hold of the balance of work and life and an unexpected…

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