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With coffee in hand, I provide a range of photographic services, from weddings & unions to headshots and small business branding. As a stage performer turned photographer, I give special commitment to being intentional, and making you feel seen and comfortable throughout the entire process.

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silhouette at sunset in frederick maryland couple with two dogs

Maternity Pics | Karen + Juan (and fur babies)

Frederick Maryland Maternity Pics by Sarah Laughland Photography

pregant woman and man stare into each others eyes in olive garments in a field

Cat Lovers Unite

Come one, come all, but especially pet people. Karen found me on instagram and sometimes you just know you’ll connect with people. Karen and Juan have two dogs and four cats, and that was all I needed to know we’d be friends. I am ecstatic for these two, as they embark on their journey of first time parenthood! Juan grew up in Frederick, moved to Miami and met Karen, and they found themselves back in Frederick! They volunteer and work for shelters and rescues around the region, giving extra love and care to animals of our not-so-little town. 

The Session

For their special maternity session, they brought along their pups! Maya and “Poncho”, as they nicknamed him, are so incredibly sweet. They weren’t always sure about what I was up to with my camera, but they were willing to investigate. With pets, it’ll always be a bit unpredictable, but always fun to see what images come out of it. I’m stoked to share some adorable photos of these four! Right before she barked, Maya looked as though she was smiling, It’s wild! 

Golden Sunset Maternity Pics

I was so grateful that Karen and Juan braved the cold for some shots, because ooh that sunset did not disappoint! Karen looked stunning in her olive maternity dress, and the four of them just matched perfectly (fur and all). Looking back at images always gives me the feels, and the one that got me while editing was an image of them looking at one another while walking. It’s so simple, and yet so supportive and loving. It really brings home why I do what I do.

See Karen, Juan and the pups below and check out the blog for more! Interested in adopting a kitty of your own? A rescue called KAT Cafe, in Frederick, is doing an incredible job!

pregnant woman in olive maternity dress in golden field
pregnant woman in olive maternity dress in golden field
black and white photo of man and woman hugging and leaning in for a kiss
maternity pics of couple holding hands at sunset in frederick maryland
dog in golden field at sunset pulling at leash
black and white spotted dog in golden field on leash
couple poses with dogs in golden field for maternity pics
couple poses for maternity pics in frederick maryland at sunset
couple poses for maternity pics in frederick maryland at sunset
silhouette at sunset in frederick maryland couple with two dogs
couple poses for maternity pics at sunset in middletown maryland in field
couple poses for maternity pics at sunset in middletown maryland in field
couple poses for maternity pics at sunset in middletown maryland in field
black and white photo of mama to be in flower crown
photo of mama to be in white flower crown and olive maternity dress holding her belly
collage of maternity pics in frederick maryland at sunset in olive maternity dress

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- Michele & Adam

"Sarah was absolutely amazing to work with! Every single picture we got back was nothing short of perfect. Our families and friends were amazed at how great our photos turned out as well as the volume of photos we received. She made sure to capture moments that were special to us on our wedding day, as well as make time to get all of the family photos we wanted. Something that I found to be really helpful was how organized Sarah was. She sent us questionnaires to get to know us and even created a day of timeline so my partner and I, and our families and bridal parties, would know what to expect and when formal photos would be taken. Her attention to detail and caring nature ensured that our photos reflected not only our wedding day but our personalities as well. I cannot say enough good things about her and her work. She is a fantastic photographer and a great person to work with.

"photos reflected...our personalities.."

"photos reflected...our personalities"

-Glennis & varun

"...Sarah went above and beyond our expectations. She spent ample time talking with me about my vision of the day, provided a detailed itinerary to help me stay organized, and was a listening ear when I needed practical wedding advice. Her warmth, kindness, and genuine nature helped us feel comfortable in front of the camera. In addition, we are delighted with Sarah’s technical qualities as a photographer - her sense of mise-en-scène, attention to detail, and her remarkable ability to capture poignant and symbolic moments in an inter-cultural, inter-racial, pandemic wedding."

"Sarah went above and beyond our expectations..."

"She made everything easy and is warm and kind..."

- Kaleigh & Hannah

"Beyond being a good photographer, Sarah truly works to make her clients feel comfortable and special during her sessions. She is incredibly personable and there were never any awkward, empty moments during our session! My fiancee and I were truly in the moment and Sarah allowed us to have candid, special moments together while she captured them for us to remember forever...Our day was stress-free thanks to her detailed planning...I absolutely recommend Sarah for anyone and everyone. We are forever thankful for her openness and hard work."

"Sarah allowed us to have candid, special moments together..."

"Sarah allowed us to have candid, special moments together..."

-leila, singer & actress

"Sarah creates a fun, creative, and safe environment that brings out the very best you to photograph. I had a great time in my headshot session with her and I ended up with beautiful photos (that actually look like me) I would be proud to bring into any audition room. 10/10 would recommend!"

"Sarah creates a fun, creative, and safe environment..."

"She was so positive and helpful through the whole process!"

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