Baby Girl Coiner

Baby Girl Coiner
Canton, Maryland

Just a few months ago the Coiner family welcomed this sweet sweet baby girl into their lives.  Katie heard of me through a good friend of hers that I happened to work with at school and I was so excited to take on this job for her newborn photos.  I love newborn sessions and there is something so magical about photographing first-time parents.  I love the sweetness, the way they breathe in that newborn smell and soak up this moment, frozen in time.

Katie and Josh met in college at UVA which gave us something instant in common.  Now Sterling and I didn’t go to UVA but Sterling is from Charlottesville and is a big UVA fan.  It’s an exciting year to be a UVA fan with the two big National Championships and their football team is actually doing pretty well!  Katie and Josh moved up to Baltimore and into this great townhouse in Canton, complete with an exposed brick wall and stacked decks – a classic.  Their place is right near a large park and I loved hearing how they go on walks through the park together.  The best topic of conversation though was definitely getting to hear all about Katie’s job!  She works at the Maryland Zoo!!  She works with the animals directly handling care, feedings and more!  HOW COOL!?  Needless to say I asked a lot of questions – I couldn’t contain my curiosity!

Katie and Josh’s sweet addition is already so much bigger than she was in these pictures.  She was a dream to photograph, barely stirring as she slept the entire time with just a small short feeding break.  I love the soft pink images that feel so dainty but I especially love the images that include the hand-crocheted blanket her Grandmother made.

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Baltimore Newborn Session – Baby Pike

Pike Newborn Session

— Baltimore, Maryland —

Can you believe I’ve known Peyton since we were TEENAGERS!? Yes!  She was 14 and I was 12 when I first started going to Camp Mont Shenandoah and she became not only a friend to me but in a lot of ways a mentor.   As a camper, I looked up to her as a legacy camper, a Green team cheerleader and then the Captain!  When I joined her as a counselor she helped show me the ropes and always made sure I was included.  She took me along with her on days off, showed me how to be a mentor to younger campers and even sat outside a bathroom stall of Junior Four (a bathroom at camp) when I was in tears because I was so afraid of going to college.  When we moved back to Baltimore this summer she was one of the first to reach out and invite us over to hang out and have dinner.  She is a great friend.  Read More »

Picking a Newborn Photographer

How to Pick a Newborn Photographer

— Ask Anything —

The reality of this blog post is that I could be writing it about any type of photography, newborns, family, seniors, weddings etc. etc. etc.  But recently I’ve had my mind on newborn photography and I got thinking about what I would one day want (not pregnant PS.) in a newborn photographer.  Would I want to have a lifestyle session?  Would I want fresh 48 images?  Birth photography!?  These are all options that I honestly don’t know the answers to, and since I’m not pregnant I don’t really have to think about it too long.  But if you are pregnant, you may be thinking of these questions, or maybe not.  I’m here to help you know what you probably should consider. Read More »

Best of Newborns – 2018

Yall!  Could this job get any better?  Looking through the newborn images from this past year it feels like “no way!”.  I LOVE working with newborns and I especially LOVE the newborn sessions from 2018!  I can’t even believe there was a time when I was turning down newborn enquiries.  Yeah, I was!  I was SO intimidated by these tiny humans!  Plus I didn’t think I’d be any good when I couldn’t run around with them, couldn’t make up games and silly phrases to get the smiles and instead had to be careful and quiet.  Quiet isn’t normally in my nature…. but once I took on my first newborn session it was love! Read More »