photocrati galleryPortraits of Leah in our Rockville, Maryland studio. Leah was charming and exceptionally easy to work with. We used a Nikon D800 with an 85mm 1.4 Nikon lens stopped down to f/10. We used a main light with a 40×60 soft box and two soft boxes with grids located at an elevation above Leah’s head behind her. We also used a spotlight with a grid on the background to produce a hot spot. My wife moved around with a large silver reflector to produce some very slight up lighting on her face, however, we normally leave the reflector on a stand. My wife usually works with the child to get a good comfort zone but in this case since it was our third portrait session with Leah, she was relaxed and needed no help.


Our children and family portrait studio is located between Rockville and Gaithersburg, Maryland.  Carl will capture those price-less expressions as well as give you and your family a very personal experience.  Our special approach to photographing families and children creates memories you will enjoy sharing with friends and families forever.  We offer a wide variety of beautiful outdoor and indoor portrait settings all within one convenient location. We will also  travel on-location to photograph your family for occasions ranging from a family reunion to a special holiday, anniversary, engagement, party, bar mitzvah, birthday, graduation, prom, or any other special occasion. Please contact us for more information and to schedule a sitting.

Baby, Children, and Family Professional 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.
  • portraits can also be printed on canvas in digital oil.

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