LIFESTYLE PORTRAIT & DOCUMENTARY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

established 2016

BASED IN WASHINGTON DC AREA

Located in Calvert County, Maryland

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DC Area Lifestyle Newborn Photographer | Oliver William {20 Days Old}

Even though I often work as a DC area lifestyle newborn photographer, the pandemic kept me from taking too many newborn shoots since March. I did just two newborn shoots this past summer, and both were for friends. I wanted to be cautious about going into someone’s home with a tiny baby whose immune system isn’t prepared for Covid.

In addition to wearing a mask, I kept my distance as much as possible. I encouraged the families to purchase wraps, use personal blankets, and really embrace lifestyle vs posed shots so that the baby wasn’t using my gear. I even gave my clients access to my newborn posing tutorials since I didn’t do any handling of the baby during these shoots.

On my part, it was challenging to have to ask people to adjust a blanket or baby for the best light. It worked, and I’m so happy with how both little Liam’s and Oliver’s galleries turned out.

In order to keep any newborns safe, I’m making sure my personal family stays home as much as possible. Even though the state has relaxed and opened into Phase 3, we haven’t really changed how we behaved much. I do have to teach on campus most days of the week, but as of right now, we have no students. My kids’ tiny Catholic school has them in person four days a week, and they are still mostly at home and doing as much as we can virtually.

Little Oliver’s session was extra special because he lives with his grandma, uncle, and two fur siblings, so they were able to be part of the session, too!

If you are looking for a DC area newborn lifestyle photographer, take a look at my work and let me know if you want to book a session by using my contact page or e-mail me at teresa@tcjdesign.com. And check out Oliver’s complete gallery, here!

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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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