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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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newborn changed by parents on bed captured by maryland newborn photographer

Maryland Newborn Photographer | The Welch’s

DC Lifestyle Photography with The Welch Family

newborn changed by parents on bed captured by maryland newborn photographer

I’m quite a new Maryland newborn photographer, but I think I’ve found another calling. Carolyn and Patrick just brought home their beautiful baby girl last week, and it was an absolute joy meeting her! We took our time, taking breaks when need be, and getting to catch up with them was a treat in this time of isolation.

Carolyn and Patrick had their maternity session back in the fall, when leaves were just at the end of their colorful season. I immediately felt at ease with them, and we had fun exploring a bamboo forest by the water. You can check their session out here!

Both of them are the kind of folks that you just feel like you’ve instantly met a friend. Truly one of the best parts of this job is meeting new people!

In between finding various pockets of window light, feeding, changing, and rearranging furniture, we got to talking. Carolyn mentioned how crazy it is to look back at photos, knowing that this tiny life is IN the photos with you. You can’t picture them yet, their face or demeanor, but they are there. I told her I think it’s why I’ve become so drawn to maternity photography. You’re taking photos of more than two people, and the potential for this little personality is so vast! It’s a wonder, I’ll tell ya.

Maryland Newborn Photographer

I’m lucky in that my mom had photo albums for each one of us kids. Some photos overlapped while others were specific to our births. There are so many photos of my mom and dad holding, changing, and rocking me. I am so eternally grateful for those images. Though they were professional quality, they were taken out of love and that comes across. As a kid, I would pour over my album over and over again as if new images would appear. I like to think that Madeleine will do the same!

Enjoy the photos below! Oh, and spy the Texas bluebonnets swaddle, too!

mother holds newborn baby by window with green plant in background
mother holds newborn baby by window with green plant in background
mother and father hold newborn baby by window with green plant in background
mother and father hold newborn baby by window with green plant in background with maryland newborn photographer
mother and father hold newborn baby by window with green plant in background with maryland newborn photographer
newborn and parents sit on bed captured by maryland newborn photographer
newborn on bed captured by maryland newborn photographer
newborn held by parents in window light captured by maryland newborn photographer
newborn held by parents in window light captured by maryland newborn photographer
newborn held by parents in window light captured by maryland newborn photographer
black and white image of newborn baby toes
newborn held by parents on couch in afternoon light
newborn in floor crib with parents holding her hands in afternoon kitchen light
newborn on dads forearm in window light
dad kisses newborn's forehead black and white image
funny face caught by maryland newborn photographer
mom feeds newborn baby on couch and close up of baby toes
collage of maryland newborn photographer photos with mom and dad in the window light

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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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