MCM Fun Show….


I figured I would post some images from this weekend… If you follow my personal Facebook page, you have seen the video of Erynn and Stormy running some of the fun show races. Link to Keyhole Race Link to Pole Bending   Erynn on the left.  *gasp*  Yes, she did…

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Studio Lighting and Newborns


Studio Lighting Naturally is a book that I put together about 10 years ago.  When I first started with studio lighting, I read new photographers posting that they thought studio lighting looked unnatural.  I had to agree when looking at Sears Portraits and other chain studios.  It was just ugly…

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Timeless Newborn Photography

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I’d like to show some series work of mine from over the years. Nowadays, newborn photography is all starting to look alike.  I know many photographers don’t want to admit that, but props are being purchased at the same places, same posing techniques used, etc. etc.  I’m feeling like 10…

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Dear New & Old Photographers – A short note

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Dear NEW PHOTOGRAPHERS, I’m sorry for what the photography industry has become.  There was a time when the industry was booming in a way that you were truly paid  what you were worth.  I wish it were still the same.   While we cannot live in the past, please do…

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Erynn again….

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Dean and I have been blessed with the most interesting offspring. It’s summer vacation, and I have a son who will sit for weeks at a time and write 50+ computer programs and will soon be building his first drone (stay tuned for that post ) Then there’s my daughter, who is teaching…

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Day in the Life of an On-Location Newborn Photographer


I got up this morning and thought maybe I should do a little “Day in the Life of a Newborn Photographer.”  If you follow my personal instagram, you may have already seen many of these images. I used to have commercial studios.  I maintained them for 10 years.  As you…

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Happy Birthday Barrett!!!

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I know it is 4th of July for everyone else, but today is our son, Barrett’s 19th birthday.   Wow.  Time sure does fly. As cliche as this sounds, it seems like yesterday that Dean and I were on the way to the hospital.  I had pre-eclampsia and it was…

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On Location Newborn Photography

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ON LOCATION NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY   I have to say, switching to on location newborn photography was the best thing I have done in a long time.   The newborn sessions seem to go so much smoother  I’ve been traveling to client homes in the Greater Baltimore areas including Harford County,…

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Newborn Photography and quick update….


Hello all – yes, this is busy busy busy busy busy time for me.   I feel like I am running full speed and haven’t been able to catch my breath. (psst… check out this adorable little newborn while I ramble for a second) Just a quick check-in to say…

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Erynn and Pixie – Happy Birthday!


Today is my daughter’s 16th birthday.  My little girl – my youngest.  Erynn is such a beautiful person  inside and out.  We could not be more proud of this young lady – intelligent, creative, quick-witted, and confident yet incredibly aware, insightful, and compassionate.  I will never forget when Dean and I…

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Life Happens, Photographers….


We’ve had an interesting past few months…… Life is strange…. things happen so oddly around here. The newest chain of events —- Within one week’s time, Dean and I both wrecked our vehicles.  We were upset with ourselves, but I just had to point out – hey, we just have…

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House Rabbit Solution – Converting Furniture


Erynn wanted the Mighty Boosh (see our rabbit adventure details here) to be in her room as a house rabbit…. so…. of course I had to create something that worked in her room.   The Boosh is a lionlop mix and has to be groomed fairly often, so he’s definitely…

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