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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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- emelie & nathan

"Thank you SO much! We are completely blown away by your work. Thank you, thank you, thank you for making the considerate amount of effort and taking the time to travel all the way to us in the middle of a pandemic. We will forever be grateful to you for capturing this special time in our lives."

"We are completely blown away..."

"We are completely blown away by your work..."

-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..."

-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!"

-Amanda

"Sarah is AMAZING!!! She met us and worked with us through everything! She's very professional and never in a hurry! She took her time and she has fun with it, which results in beautiful pictures! I couldn't have picked a better photographer for our engagement shoot ! She gave us beautiful photos of our day!"

"I couldn't have picked a better photographer..."

"I couldn't have picked a better photographer for our engagement shoot!"

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