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Family & Child Portrait Sessions

Child & Family Photographer

Child and family photo sessions take place on location anywhere.   This can be in your home, outside of your home, or a local park.  Due to overcrowding of photographers at public locations, some parks are requiring permits. Please discuss your ideas.  Jodie also has some locations that she works in regularly and will be happy to share these with you.  While studio and lifestyle images may be photographed indoors (especially with very young ones or in colder weather), outdoors is where you will find your child excited, happy, and relaxed for beautiful images.

Locations that are within normal travel range (no travel fee) are Baltimore, Harford, Cecil, Howard, Anne Arundel, Frederick, Carroll Montgomer Counties and York County, Pennsylvani.  DC and Northern Virginia may require a small travel fee.



Session fees begin at $200 for traditional sessions and $500 for digital sessions.  We have packages available for full service print/canvas/book orders through us and fully digital packages that allow you to control your images and print how and where you wish.  Please contact for full lists.

What to Wear

We recommend avoiding busy patterns; however, one family member with a pattern or two with other non-clashing patterns are fine- everyone should not wear patterns, as that becomes very busy and hard on the eyes.  The goal of these portraits is to focus on you and your family.  Your clothing choice should be a reflection of you and your personality.   Choosing color palettes that blend well with each other but are not the exact same article of clothing for everyone are usually the best choices.   Everyone does not have to match.  Look at our Family Portrait Gallery and Child Portrait Gallery for inspiration.

 Timing of Session

It is recommended to photograph your little ones in the morning after breakfast but before first nap. The lighting is wonderful early in the morning your child will be fresh and happy.  We will always work around your nap schedules.  Ultimately, you know your child and we will defer to times that work best for you.

Sessions with older children can take place any time of the day depending upon location and availability of light.

Booking Your Session

To book your session, simply email or fill out the contact form and let us know some dates/times you are available and any questions you may have.

Maryland Family & Child Photographer

child photographer

Jodie Otte is a Maryland professional photographer who works with families all over Maryland, DC, Northern Virginia, and Southern Pennsylvania.  She has over 15 years of experience creating beautiful portraits and is known for her unique use of light and capturing who your family is, not just what you look like in a natural environment whether that be at your home or one of your favorite locations.

Newborn Photography

Baltimore Newborn Photographer

Baltimore Maryland Newborn Photographer, Jodie Otte