LIFESTYLE PORTRAIT & DOCUMENTARY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

established 2016

BASED IN WASHINGTON DC AREA

Located in Calvert County, Maryland

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Annapolis Newborn Photographer | Baby David {12 days old}

I ventured to Arnold, Maryland just outside of Annapolis, to photograph Baby David the week before Christmas. I found some great light in Baby David’s room and was able to capture him with his furry big brother, Percy. While I do a tiny bit of posed photography, the lifestyle newborn shoots are what I live for.

I love the connections between mom, dad, siblings, and furry siblings. I love documenting the details of a nursery. A baby’s parents put so much time into planning every detail of the room when preparing for the baby’s arrival. Why not document it? I know firsthand how precious those first sheets and room decor can be. I bought a neutral pattern for my first baby’s room and was able to use it for all three kids. I still have unopened sheets for their crib in a closet in my basement, and I know I could sell it all as a bundle on a Pottery Barn Kids yard sale site, but I can’t bring myself to do it. It’s that special…

What was nice was we just lucked out and I happened to have a fox outfit with me, not knowing that Baby David’s room theme was Forest Friends and that it was decorated in foxes!

I taught his mom and dad a few things, too… some keys to a successful newborn session are a house that is a tad too warm to mom and dad and a noisemaker or noisemaker app on one’s phone!

If you are interested in booking a mostly lifestyle newborn session with a few posed newborn shots, let me know! E-mail me at teresa@tcjdesign.com or visit my contact page. I recommend booking your newborn shoot between 20-30 weeks. My calendar gets pretty full with lifestyle sessions a few months out. Let me know your due date, and I put that on my calendar. As time gets closer, you just keep me posted on how your pregnancy is going and if there are any changes. The best time to document a newborn session is when your baby is between five and twelve days old.

In the summer, I am available, too, for Fresh 48s where I come to the hospital and capture you for a bit during your hospital stay! I wish I had booked a Fresh 48 for myself with my kids; I don’t remember any of that stay, and my cell phone shots were not very good in the hospital lighting. So think about that!

I can craft a special package if you want any combination of maternity, Fresh 48, or newborn! See pricing on my packages page!

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Meet Teresa

WEDDING & PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY FOR PEOPLE WHO want their story told

Hi. I’m Teresa. While photography is a part-time job for me, documenting your stories doesn’t ever get treated like it’s not important. My full-time gig is teaching high school English, journalism, and photography at an all-boys’ school in Washington, DC. Journalism is my favorite subject to teach because it is as much about writing as it is about the art of observing the world, and I became a photographer because of my experiences in photojournalism.

You’ll see in galleries with my families, children, newborns, or weddings, my style definitely is more about documenting connection and trying to create real moments. I love a good portrait, but my heart is happiest when I get real smiles from people loving on and playing with each other.

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