A & C’s wedding sneak peek!

It was a perfect day for a wedding last Friday! What a pleasure it was to photograph this beautiful couple on their wedding day. The ceremony and reception took place at St. Mary’s Parish & Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Barnesville, MD. The church was beautiful and the Bride and Groom were stunning. They have such a beautiful love story, it just melts my heart!   After a beautiful ceremony, it was time to party! Every last detail was so well thought out. From the candy bar that all the children enjoyed (believe me, I saw them...

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A sneak peek for the D Family | Walkersville Family Photographer

This family portrait session took place in Walkersville, MD on the family’s own grounds. The setting was so beautiful and better than any of the parks I recently scouted. To say it was difficult to select which photos to include in this sweet family’s sneak peek is an understatement! They extended their family portrait session out to four generations in order to capture some truly special memories. How wonderful for these little ones to be surrounded by so much family & love. Here are some of my personal favorites. How beautiful are these kiddos? I hope you enjoy this little peak! Your...

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5 tips for photographing kids outdoors

I recently asked my Instagram & Facebook followers what photography questions they’d like answered. The overwhelming response was that moms need tips for photographing their kids! It seems like such a natural topic for me to write about, and of course, I never would have thought of it if I hadn’t asked. Thanks friends for the wonderful idea! The nice weather is upon us and moms are most interested in outdoor photos right now. I’ll be posting about photographing indoors soon too. Here are my outdoor tips for now – 5 tips for photographing kids outdoors ~ This first...

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Sneak peek for the P family | Frederick family photographer

Good morning and happy Friday! Today I’m excited to share with you a sneak peek for this sweet family, who also happens to be great friends! They won a petite session through our local Macaroni Kid site and I was so happy to find out they were the winners 🙂 We had to wait a little bit for the weather to warm up but we ended up with such a gorgeous day. I couldn’t have asked for a better day and better family to kick off my spring sessions with. This family is so adorable. My favorite moment has...

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Can you read the barrel of your lens?

Reading the barrel of your lens Today I wanted to move away from camera settings and talk about the capabilities of your lens. Did you know the barrel of your lens gives you so much information? I’ll touch upon the basics of what most lenses will tell you. There is a lot of variation between brands, even within the same brand, of what is written on there. I shoot with Nikons so those are the lenses you will see in this post. Different brands will use some different terminology, but you’ll see even the two Nikon lenses I show...

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Learning the exposure triangle

Welcome back everyone! I took a little break last week due to the holiday. Is it just me, or does a three day weekend really throw everything out of whack? The exposure triangle – Now that I’ve finished the series on the three basic camera settings, I want to bring it all together and talk about the exposure triangle. As your practice your photography, you may hear people explaining the importance of the exposure triangle. The exposure triangle is made up of the three basic photography settings, which together come up with the final exposure of your photographs. These...

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Understanding ISO

This is a three part series in which I’ll discuss the three basic camera settings, which together comprise your final exposure. Those settings are Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO. Without a solid understand of how these settings work, you will not be able to accurately shoot in manual mode. The key to getting the most out of any camera is being able to use it in manual mode. Today I’ll introduce you to the Shutter Speed setting. What is ISO? In photography terms, ISO stands for International Standards Organization. Not the most helpful explanation right? What you need to...

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Greenery is the color of the year!

Greenery for 2017 Pantone has called it, and Greenery is the color of the year for 2017! What do you think of the color? Personally, I had to warm up to the idea. I had heard Pantone decided on a green, and greens just generally are not my thing. When I heard it was Greenery, my mindset changed. I hear the word greenery and my mind goes to beautiful, lush, and serene places. That’s something I really enjoy and can find beauty in. I went from being disappointed about green to excited for Greenery! You can read Pantone’s color...

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