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A Sweet Family Photo Session at Kinder Farm Park

A Sweet Family Photo Session at Kinder Farm Park

I first heard from Dani in the spring, after she was the highest bidder on the package that I donated as a silent auction item for the Greater Severna Park Mom’s Club annual gala to benefit Sarah’s House. Sarah’s House, established in 1987 through a partnership between Anne Arundel County, Catholic Charities and the U.S. Army, provides shelters, meals and other assistance to families in need in Anne Arundel County. Dani contacted me soon after winning the package, and I was very excited for her as she was about to welcome her third baby girl into their family this past June. She was excited to do fall family photos with her growing family, so we exchanged some messages and had a few phone calls, finally settling on doing a family session in October at Kinder Farm Park in Millersville, Maryland . . .

Sweet Fall Family Photos & Cake Smash in Southern Maryland

Sweet Fall Family Photos & Cake Smash in Southern Maryland

A year goes by so fast. It feels as if it was just yesterday that Amanda and I were talking about doing Adelyn’s newborn photos. And here we are a year later and Miss Adventure, Miss Personality, the Pilkerton Wild One is smashing her cake and wrapping up her first trip around the sun.

Celebrating Sam's First Trip Around the Sun at Lake Anna, Virginia

Celebrating Sam's First Trip Around the Sun at Lake Anna, Virginia

Mike, Emily and Sam are an outdoor family. They will spend most fall weekends, plus a week long vacation, in their camper at various state parks and campsites. Emily’s dream job would be planning hikes and outdoor adventures for others, and the whole family longs to live somewhere they can be surrounded by more open sky, more green and air so clear that you can see all the stars at night.

Peaceful Sunrise Family Session in Pasadena, Maryland

Peaceful Sunrise Family Session in Pasadena, Maryland

I met this sweet mom at a mom’s night out held by the organization where both of our son’s attend speech therapy. When we started talking about getting a photo session in before Christmas, I was thrilled that she would consider an in home session. We took advantage of our local neighborhood park, and captured some in home photos that portray the love and laughter that this family so clearly enjoys . . .

A Relaxed In Home Family Session in Washington D.C.

A Relaxed In Home Family Session in Washington D.C.

My friendship with Meredith dates back to early high school, with days of running around the ice rink where our brothers played hockey. We didn’t go to school together, and we lived an hour away from each other, but somehow a friendship developed that has endured over 20 years, and hopefully will continue for many more.

A Sweet Family Session at Quiet Waters Park

A Sweet Family Session at Quiet Waters Park

In the spring, I donated a family session as a silent auction item for the Greater Severna Park Mom's Club annual gala to benefit Sarah's House. Sarah's House, established in 1987 through a partnership between Anne Arundel County, Catholic Charities and the U.S. Army, provides shelters, meals and other assistance to families in need in Anne Arundel County. I was pleased to hear that my session was one of the highest items bid upon, helping to raise money for this an institution that gives so much in my community. I didn't know who had won the silent auction until August, when Amanda contacted me to set up her fall family session.