It's Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas | Ruxton Family Photography

I'll confess, when Laura contacted me to ask specifically for an early December session, I was a bit nervous. Early December weather is a crap shoot - you could luck out and have a 50 degree day, or you would be shivering in mid 30's in the afternoon. With Maryland's crazy weather, you just never know.

She put my fears at rest when she specified she wanted inside at her home in Ruxton. She wanted it laid back and relaxed - around the tree, baking cookies, Christmas jammies.  Having been to her home before, I knew her home would be lovely - and completely dressed for the holidays.

She didn't disappoint - the house smelling of freshly baked cookies and Christmas music in the background…I was so into the holiday spirit :)

Smiles, Joy and Love | Harford County Family Photography

This is the third year I have photographed Kim and Eric's family and each year I walk away from their session thinking "what an awesome family".  I have watched their twins go from almost-five to seven years old. They are sweet, personable, and truly love each other.  They say twins have a bond unlike any other and when I photograph these two, I know without a doubt that is true :)

A Canton Christmas | Baltimore Family Lifestyle Photography

I photographed Heather's family a few years ago when little Gabriella was just six months old. Having never met them before, I didn't know what to expect at all. Heather had wanted a lifestyle session so I arrived at her home and was thrilled to find a warm family full of fun, laughter and totally laid back. The session turned out to be one of my favorites that year - a genuine city family at home and comfortable just soaking in every moment with their baby girl.

Fast forward two years - with a baby brother on the way and a home decorated for the holidays, Heather wanted another lifestyle session just in time for Christmas and for her adorable baby bump. We lucked out with a gorgeous afternoon for the last Sunday in November - close to 60 degrees!