Maria

Maria

Maria has personality! Bette and I get to meet such wonderful families – I can’t think of any other profession that could be so rewarding and fun.

Photographic Portrait Art at Great Beginnings

Photographic Portrait Art at Great Beginnings

photocrati galleryOur photographic portrait art is included in the beautiful new look at Great Beginnings show room in Gaithersburg, MD. Special discounted coupons will be available for portrait sessions throughtout the year.

Baby Nathan & Louise

Baby Nathan & Louise

photocrati galleryToday we decided to use a background that my friend Clay Blackmore helped me paint years ago. It’s a classic background that suited baby Nathan and Louise. For a part of the session we switched out to white for the baby. I used my Nikon D800 with my 85mm f/1.4 lens stopped down to f/10. The session lasted an hour and the main purpose of the assignment was to get baby Nathan and Louise together, although we did photograph the youngsters separately as well. Nathan is 7 months old and Louise is 11 years old. Our next session will concentrate on the entire family.

Jennie, Owen and 5 Week Old Blaire

Jennie, Owen and 5 Week Old Blaire

photocrati galleryWe offer all our brides a free portrait session with their firstborn which gives us an opportunity to reconnect with our brides and their families. Jennie was the third of three sisters weddings that we photographed at Georgetown University and we have become very connected with the family. Today’s session in our Rockville, Maryland Studio was very unusual and lasted for approximately three hours. My wife, Bette, loves babies and children and is very instrumental in setting up the props as indicated in the first image plus she really enjoyed the extra time with Blaire. I got a chance at another self portrait as I photographed Jennie with Blaire in our large oval mirror in the studio and we took some very unique family images which I’ll post later because I’m in a rush to attend a friends birthday party tonight.

 

 Baby, Children, and Family Portrait Photography Services Include: 

  • a consultation.
  • the proofs are placed on the web the following day.
  • included in your sitting fee is a custom finished 8×10 photograph printed on fine art archival matte or beautiful photo luster paper.
  • portraits can also be printed on canvas in digital oil.

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