Baby Allison

It was last week right after we had the winter storm of the year burying the ground some twelve inches below that I meet Baby Allison. She was less then a week old. Allison’s parents were one of my first couples who asked me to capture their wedding several years ago. They contacted me not knowing if I photograph newborns. It is an honor to continue to document their love and family as it now has grown from two to three. I could not say no.

There is something about the first week of a newborn’s life that is simple, sweet, and full of amazement. As parents you wait months for their arrival and then one day they are now here in your arms. You are memorized by their little finger, coos, eyes opening, and sweet smiles. Allison’s arrival has her parents captivated and full attention. Allison was both alert and awake and by the end our time together she fell fast asleep in her daddy’s arm. She was pure sweetness. Dale and Ashlee, thank you for allowing me to capture your little’s girls newness and your love for her in her first days with you. May you have these photographs to look back and marvel at the little girl she once was and be amazed at who she becomes in the years ahead!

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Published: HOME&DESIGN

It was my last photo shoot before I left on maternity leave in 2013. The kitchen that I had the honor to photographed was completely transformed by designer Jay Jenkins of Jenkins Baer Associates. Jay worked with the Baltimore homeowners to update their home starting with the kitchen. Jay turned the traditional kitchen into a modern, fresh, and spacious place for entertaining. Lyndon of Lyndon Heath Cabinetry worked with Jay Jenkins creating the new appearance of the existing cabinetry. HOME&DESIGN selected this modern kitchen designed by Jay to be featured in their January/February issue as one of their dream kitchens. You can read the article online here. Congratulations to both Jay Jenkins and Lyndon Sentz for the collaboration of this newly designed modern kitchen.

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Kylan: five days old

The first week I spent time time holding, snuggling, feeding, changing diapers, photographing newness, and marveling at the reality and gift that the Lord had given us a son. It was a change of pace from the last days even months before he came when I was busy working on finishing the to do list. However, now that Kylan arrived everything stopped. It was time to be still. As deep as of the loss and pain that I experienced over the last four years of wrestling and waiting on the Lord, in his timing he has now given me deep love and great joy in this miracle of life. Through the waiting the Lord has also graciously has given me a deep peace and confidence knowing that walks with us, plans each of our steps and rules over all things. My heart is filled with love for Kylan and only know that it was the Lord who sustained him and gave him to us. I am thankful that I am given this gift to experience new life in our life again. Knowing how quickly newborns change and grow I was ready to photograph Kylan in hopes to remember his newness, tiny yawns, his small hands and feet that kicked inside of me, his sweet round cheeks, and how much his big sister loves having a brother. The first week always seems to go by too fast for my heart and these images will always allow me to reminiscence of the days that could not go slow enough. (These were all taken with my Contax, 120 Fuji Pro 400H and developed and scanned by the FIND LAB.) ENJOY!!!

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Oh my goodness, the teddy by the owl, I had the EXACT same one. Was it yours?

Love the clean lines of the room. And the bag hanging on the back of the door. Where did you get that? I need a nice tote . . .

Glad you’re enjoying the precious time!

I have major nursery envy!!! Some of these should be published. They are THAT good and your babe is THAT adorable!

He is beautiful. You did a wonderful job capturing his sweet features. Congratulations to you all. I’m so happy for you.

Published: Baltimore STYLE

Starting off the new year with an article hot off the press highlighting Elizabeth Reich, designer from Jenkins Baer Associates. Baltimore STYLE writes about Elizabeth’s design of the Bachelor Pad. If you remember the walls were white and this Baltimore condo empty. Elizabeth worked to complete the design puzzle and put all the necessarily design pieces together to create a masculine condo with style. Congratulations Elizabeth on your  talent, hard work, and design! You can read the full article here.  You can see more images here and here.Baltimore STYLE_101Baltimore STYLE_102Baltimore STYLE_103Baltimore STYLE_104

Contact: Elizabeth Reich

Jenkins Baer Associates
24 West Chase Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Follow her on Houzz

Phone: 410.727.4100
Fax: 410.727.4130

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Eleven of Twelve

Here is our first picture of being a family of FOUR!11 of 12_039Back in August I bought a remote to use for moments like this.

So no more self timer and running to get back in position before the shutter goes off.

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De Neumann

can’t get enough of these sweet pictures… And, yes,Kylan is HUGE now by comparison! Well done, Mama!!