LIFESTYLE PORTRAIT & DOCUMENTARY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

established 2016

BASED IN WASHINGTON DC AREA

Located in Calvert County, Maryland

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DC Area At Home Newborn Session | Baby KJ

I love storytelling, and having a DC Area at home newborn session allow me to just that! Ideally, we want your session to be in just one day, but if schedules don’t accommodate that, I’ll sometimes break a newborn session into two! I did that for sweet little KJ, whose dad is in the military and couldn’t be part of the sleepy newborn session, so I documented her portraits when she was just about three weeks old and then came back a few weeks later to capture her room and the whole family!

I have wraps, some simple, classic outfits, baskets, fillers, hats, and headbands to share with my family but in my six years of being a photographer and offering a DC area at home newborn session, I have realized my families like to incorporate more of their own personal items, and I love it since it means my galleries have great variety! It also helps me tell their stories better. I love showing off the nursery you worked so hard on, the many gifts from important family and friends, and showing the connection between the family and baby. (And be sure to check out KJ’s sweet little heart birthmark at the bottom of the gallery! )

What is great about me coming to you is that you don’t have to stress about being late or forgetting anything, especially if it is your first. Everything you need is RIGHT THERE. Snacks, burp cloths, extra diapers, changes of clothes, all of the details… you can’t forget anything. You’re in the place where you’re most comfortable, and that always shows in the photos. It’s a huge part of why I love those at-home newborn sessions versus a studio.

The best time to book a newborn session is any time between twenty weeks and the start of third trimester. Sometimes, it works if you book later, but it is harder for me to guarantee availability, especially during the school year since I teach full-time. Head over to my contact page to get in touch.

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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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