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established 2016

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Located in Calvert County, Maryland

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Annapolis Lifestyle Photographer | A Morning with Mia

So last Friday morning, I met up with Mia, one of my former students for breakfast in Annapolis. A lifestyle session was not a fixed part of our agenda. Breakfast at Iron Rooster and catching up was.

I met Mia her freshman year of high school when she was in my Honors English I class at an all-girls’ high school in DC. I was campus minister, and Mia hung out in my office, participating in all of my activities until I was able to con her into taking my Print Journalism class.

One of the best parts of teaching high school is that I get to witness amazing transformations, and if I am really, really lucky, my favorite students will stay in touch well after their high school days end. Mia majored in journalism (side note: this major always makes my heart happy), and it took her to Texas.

I felt pretty thankful that she found time for me when I know that she’s a pretty hot commodity when she comes back East. We wandered around Annapolis and chatting and talking. It was far from the ideal time for light (very late morning), but we found some great spots and made it work!

Mia isn’t reporting any more, but she’s still writing and using those journalism skills in PR and freelancing, so we made sure she had some great lifestyle photos to use for her future endeavors!

Let me tell you; editing this gallery was far from a chore. She is such a gorgeous young woman inside and out.

Thank you Mia for making my heart happy; I was thrilled that even though it had been years since we talked that we could jump right into the deep stuff about our lives and the world. You made my day last Friday, and you were definitely one of my five good things!

If you are interested in booking a session, message me through my contact page or e-mail me at teresa@tcjdesign.com. I still have summer openings!

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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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