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{maternity} sunrise and baby on the way | Washington DC maternity photography

when a mama-t0-be

books me for newborn photos, she gets to take advantage of a complimentary maternity session if she wants. Because I believe with all my heart in the power of photography to preserve and enrich our memories, to document the stages and wonders of our lives (which move along at all too fast a pace), and to connect us to our own stories. I also love to meet a family before the baby comes, so that when I show up at their home to meet and photograph the new little one, we’re already friends.

So when Virginie and Ben booked their newborn session and asked about maternity photos, I was happy to tell her that was included in her booking and we could add that to the calendar. We had a rare cool summer morning, with the sun just breaking over the treetops at Greenbelt Park and early morning rain clouds breaking up to show off a blue sky. The kind of a morning that my photographer heart loves.

Ben & Virginie are both scientists from France, working in the US, and they’ve been together since they were 17 years old! Shooting with them was so much fun – they were relaxed and patient with my habit of stalking around looking for the light I want, and most importantly, they complied happily with my requests for them to kiss.

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xo, Katie

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