Working with this sweet graduate from Urbana in downtown Frederick this summer was so much fun! We enjoyed our time together strolling through the alleyways and garden areas, which are some of my favorite spots for photo sessions. The weather was perfect, and the lighting was gorgeous! Having done numerous shoots in this area, I've learned the best times of day for beautiful portrait lighting here, and was thrilled with the images we were able to get on this beautiful evening in July!
This beautiful little garden is a great spot and is so pretty this time of year!
Sweet Chase came to see me and I'm thrilled to finally share his newborn images with you! He was a mere 5 days young when he came to my home studio and was a dream to work with--BEST SLEEPER EVER!
Babies this young are often quite sleepy and go into lots of poses easily because they are still very flexible, and Chase was no exception. Though it's not always guaranteed that a baby will be sleepy and willing to pose for me, even at the young age of 5 - 10 days old. Newborns don't naturally sleep in a studio environment like they will at home, but I've learned some effective techniques to send even the most alert newborns off to dreamland! I also keep my studio a nice and toasty 80 degrees so baby is comfortable for when we do some poses of him/her unwrapped.
There's nothing that compares to the feeling of holding your newborn babe. It's amazing to me how quickly they grow and before long, don't fit in your hands quite like this anymore. That's why I insist on photographing moms and dads with their newborns during the session!
I love to offer a wide variety of poses to your image gallery, and allow plenty of time for these sessions in order to do just that! 3-4 hours is typical for a newborn session to allow for feedings, diaper changes, and soothing baby to sleep.
Those tiny toes and fingers! So sweet!!!
I want moms and dads to LOVE their images so I love to take my time during the session, patiently working with baby using the sleep techniques I've mastered in order to deliver an image gallery they'll be proud to display in their home! Check out my newborn section on my website to see the sweet little munchkins I've had the pleasure of working with! And, as always, thank you for visiting!
Rainy, River, and Ross celebrated their birthdays in June and I was honored to capture their sweet smiles in my home studio. River and Ross were the first set of newborn twins I had ever worked with and had the sweetest dispositions then--and even more so now! :)
Their big sis, Rainy was very excited to have her portraits taken too and was a big helper during the session. Her genuine, sweet disposition shines through in every single portrait!
As an elementary teacher by trade, I work very well with young children and they quickly warm up to me during the session, allowing me to get natural expressions and smiles. I want parents to see their child's personality shine through in every image so it is very important to me that I connect with their children during their time with me!
Kids at this age are always ON THE MOVE and I especially love to capture them as they are crawling or sometimes walking toward me!
These siblings share a sweet bond. Loved watching Rainy interact with her little sis and brother.
Had to get one of the twins in one of the same crates I photographed them in as newborns!
So much squish!
River was also on the move, though not quite as fast as her twin brother! :)
I send out a portrait questionnaire to get to know my clients and their children before they step into my studio. One of the things their mom and dad mentioned was their love for books so we HAD to get a few of them with some of their favorites!
Those cute, chubby legs. LOVE!!!
It's fun to individually frame and display their little one spelling out the number of their birthday!
Contact me TODAY to book your child's portrait session! Capturing a little one's personality in a fun, relaxed, environment is what I do best. And I promise there will be lots of giggles and fun!
To schedule a session, kindly fill out the contact form here on my website and I'll be in touch soon!
Cake smash sessions are all the rage nowadays. Parents want to capture their child's first experience eating cake, which can be quite amusing and definitely fun to capture! I've found that some babies dig right in, while others are more cautious and not as comfortable getting messy. It's cute to see how they will respond. Each baby is so different! I love working with babies and especially look forward to these sessions! I always start off by capturing images of them in mom's favorite outfit or two, then some of them in their "birthday suit" which is adorable, then we finish with the cake smash photos.
I know they'll get really messy when they do this part so this is always the last set of photos we do! We work as long as baby is comfortable, capturing all of their cute expressions and their tiny features that change in the blink of an eye (tiny feet, messy little hands, eyelashes, etc).
Sometimes parents do not prefer to do the cake smash, but still want to capture their little one's milestone birthday. I have a wide selection of natural looking backdrops and props to create beautiful first birthday images you will love.
This little guy had the cutest personality and even posed for me! :)
As you can tell, he had a lot of fun during his session!
If you or someone you know has a baby that is turning one, be sure to send my information along so I can capture this special time! As always, thank you for visiting my site and taking a look at what we've been busy doing at Kathy White Photography. I look forward to hearing from you soon to plan YOUR child's birthday portraits!
Hats off to cake smash sessions! I think Lincoln approves! ;)
I first met this sweet family a couple years ago for a family portrait session. A few months ago the mom contacted me that she was having her third child, a boy, and would love to have maternity and newborn photos done!
I was so happy to hear that she wanted maternity photos done. Many moms opt not to, often telling me they don't feel very beautiful or don't like the way they look while pregnant. I think pregnant moms are absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!! Not to mention, I've learned a few posing and lighting techniques that will make my pregnant moms LOOK and FEEL beautiful! Here's a favorite from their maternity session in Union Bridge, MD--the light was absolutely gorgeous, just before sunset, which is the time I recommend for beautiful portraits!
If you're on the fence about having maternity photos done, hopefully after reading this you'll reconsider! Isn't she stunning?!!
A few short weeks after their maternity session Tara contacted me that her precious boy, Wyatt had been born. Here are a few of our favorites from this special newborn session. His little smile just melted my heart!
Capturing moms and dads and siblings together with the new baby is very important to me as well. I do not charge extra for this, in fact, I strongly encourage we do them!
My style has evolved to be more natural and organic so as to create images that will be timeless and not become "outdated" in a few years. I love the position of his little hands in this one below!
Thank you for taking the time to visit my website and view these images of beautiful baby Wyatt. I hope you will consider me for your maternity and newborn session! If you know someone who is having a baby, please send my information their way! I am so excited to continue to grow this part of my business and have worked very hard to specialize in newborn photography. It brings me great joy to capture moments like this for young families and is what I am most passionate about!
I love working with high school seniors! They are so full of excitement about their futures and love to be in front of the camera-or if they don't, usually by the end of the photo session they do! :) It's so interesting to talk to them and find out their plans for after high school and college.
It's important to me that I capture their personalities during the session so I now send a detailed questionnaire beforehand which helps me plan a portrait experience that is tailored to each senior, often incorporating their favorite sport or hobby. I've worked with seniors who've shared varied interests-from dirt bikes to sports to music and drama!
I have two teenagers myself, one of which is a rising senior, so I'm very comfortable working with this age group and after only a few minutes into their photo session they relax and start to have fun! Often times they are surprised at how quickly the session goes and say they were surprised at how easy this was and how much they enjoyed it! That is what I like to hear as this is a special time for them and I want them to enjoy the entire experience! There are some beautiful spots in and around Frederick County where I have photographed seniors and know the best times of the day for gorgeous lighting.
I am so excited to let my clients know that I am now offering gorgeous, fine art albums that I custom design and have printed at the professional lab I partner with. Your images are printed on high quality, 1/16" thick mount- board pages and open flat with a variety of covers from canvas to leather. This is a beautiful way to display your favorite images and is archival so it will last for generations. If you are interested in learning more about this service I provide, contact me for details!
Here are the seniors I've had the pleasure of working with this past year from Linganore, Middletown, Oakdale, South Carroll, and Urbana High Schools...
I was so excited to work with this sweet mom and her two boys back in January. We met through a former newborn/family portrait client of mine from last year. I love getting new clients through referrals and it's how I've been able to grow my business this past year, so thank you to all who have referred others to me!
Now, back to the star of the show...Baby Wyatt! He was such a great baby to work with! Though quite alert and curious during his session, I've learned some soothing techniques that work every time to get baby settled and sleepy in order to get those sleepy, squishy poses we all love! I only wish I knew these when my own kids were newborns! I was excited with the resulting images of Wyatt and hope you enjoy them too. Such a beautiful baby!
When Ryker's mommy contacted me about taking his first birthday portraits I was thrilled! I captured Ryker's newborn photos a year ago and couldn't wait to see how much he had grown and changed. His bubbly, happy personality is infectious, to say the least! His mommy and I had so much fun with him during the session, especially when it came time to bring out his duckie cake. Boy was he excited! I loved being able to capture his sweet personality, which I think you can clearly see in his beautiful eyes and smile. He was on the move, for sure, so I had to be ready to capture as much as possible as he ran out of and back into the set! Ha ha! I absolutely love working with babies and toddlers so this was such a pleasure for me. I hope you enjoy the photos as much as his mommy and I do!
I was very excited to be able to work with this family again in December. I took their son's newborn photos back in May and couldn't wait to see how he and his sister had grown since then. They both had definitely grown so much and are even more adorable than the last time I saw them! Chase was able to sit up quite well and had such cute expressions. I loved trying to capture his little smirks and sweet smiles. What a fun age! Casey was a little shy at first, but quickly warmed up to me after a short time--especially once she realized I had brought a few props like "fake snow" for her to play with! I think we could have spent all afternoon playing with that! Despite the cold day, we were able to get a few smiles and giggles out of both of them and I managed to get them edited in time for them to use a few on their Christmas cards! Here are a few of my favorites from that day...
I first met this family in late October for their maternity session in Baker Park. They were so pleased with their maternity portraits that they hired me for their newborn portraits of their beautiful baby girl, Honor. This made me so happy, not only because I love working with newborns (and couldn't wait to try out some of my fun, new props I had just added to my studio), but also because I fell in love with this family during the maternity shoot and was looking forward to seeing them again! They were fun, easy-going, and very eager to go with my ideas for their session! When clients trust me enough to guide them through their session when I offer ideas or suggestions, it just makes the whole experience that much more enjoyable--resulting in images the family will ultimately cherish for a lifetime. I strive to provide a truly unique experience for each family, customizing their session to their wants and needs. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and I hope you enjoy the images below!