LIFESTYLE PORTRAIT & DOCUMENTARY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

established 2016

BASED IN WASHINGTON DC AREA

Located in Calvert County, Maryland

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Lifestyle Newborn Session | Mackenzie {Three Weeks Old}

Lifestyle newborn sessions are ones I love dearly! Although anyone who knows me I don’t love the overly posed newborn shots. For me, the magic of a newborn session is seeing the family dynamics change because of this tiny life. Everything revolves around the baby.

I was reminded of this during my visit with little Mackenzie and her family. Mackenzie came early, and despite being three weeks old, she was a dream for her posed session sleeping the entire hour.

I don’t do overly posed newborn sessions, but her mom had flowers on a white carpet ready to go for me! Mackenzie’s mom followed the directions, and she had the house uncomfortably warm, and that kept little Mackenzie sound asleep despite being older! She was still so tiny, just seven pounds.

Her older dog sibling was very protective; I think it was the first time a dog barked when the shutter clicked on my camera, but little Mackenzie slept right through it!

Once we knocked out the posed portraits, it was on to the lifestyle newborn session. Parents work so hard on nurseries, and I capture many of the details that make Mackenzie’s nursery special. I also captured some family time in her parents’ room, just to vary the scenery.

Something unique about this session is that Mackenzie’s mom added on for an extended family session. This was my first time weaving in a traditional newborn shoot and getting portraits of the baby with grandparents, a cousin, and an aunt and uncle. It’s such a great idea, though, to have professional photos that everyone can cherish! (If you are interested in making any session an extended family one, just ask and I’ll explain the details!)

Congrats, again, to Mackenzie’s mom and dad on such a beautiful little girl!

If you would like to book a lifestyle newborn session in your home, contact me today through my contact page or by e-mailing me at teresa@tcjdesign.com. I would love to document the new life in your family!

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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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