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Megan, Pritpal & family | newborn documentary family photography | Bethesda, MD

I’ve had the pleasure of documenting several of Megan and Pritpal and family’s major life milestones. Their engagement, then their wedding, then moving into a beautiful new house, and last week I met a tiny new person they created out of thin air. Baby S was incredibly good for the whole shoot – not even falling asleep, as nine-day-old tiny people tend to do.

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Jack makes an excellent big brother.

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They have an amazing house. It was pretty awesome to shoot in when it was empty and now that they’ve filled it with some really sweet decor, it’s irresistible for compositions and things.

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Congratulations again, you guys! Keep on rocking the life.

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Jade & Paul | Arlington maternity session

Jade and Paul just bought a house, in time to fill it with their ridiculously tiny dogs and an itty-bitty new person Jade is growing. I’m excited to meet the new little human later this year, but for now Jade and Paul wanted to document this time of transition in their lives. We took a few around their new digs, then scooted over to a really lovely park near their house. I hope the baby has a huge head of curly hair, too.

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I generally like dogs, but these are really really cute dogs. I think if there were only one of them, I wouldn’t be tripping.

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Warning: fake laugh ahead. It works, what can I say?

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Congratulations, guys! See you before you know it!

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Shawn, Randall & Baby R | Maryland Documentary Family Photography

One of the joys of being a part of such a big moment in my clients’ lives is watching them grow from there. I come in at a big transition, and sometimes I get called back in for other changes, like new additions. Shawn and Randall had Baby R just a couple weeks before I came to their house to do a few portraits and document a little sliver of their lives as new parents.

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We shot in their home, as that is where new parents spend all of their time. I believe the “normal” is beautiful – the wonder, discovery, gratitude and also the exhaustion, the spit-ups, the poopy diapers. Life is short. Photos help. Doggies too.

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(S&R – don’t worry. I gave you a ton of color photos too. I just thought the black and white worked well for the setting.)

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