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Pittsburgh Wedding with The Shootout Society

Lovers, Wedding

February 26, 2021

Hello! If you’re planning your future babies, currently expecting, plan to adopt, or have already welcomed a new baby, you’ve come to the right place! I am a Western Maryland newborn photographer. Guiding you through the process of booking, planning, and executing your newborn photography session are part of the experience. First of all, you […]

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Newborn Photography: What to Expect

Childhood, FAQ, Newborn

February 25, 2021

Studio Session Prep Guide A newborn session prep guide to a stress-free studio posed newborn photography session, including what to wear and what to bring. My studio is located conveniently in Downtown Cumberland, and I have both on street parking in front, as well as a parking lot around back for my clients. Be prepared […]

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Newborn Session Prep Guide

Childhood, Newborn

February 25, 2021

Whether you’re having a large wedding, a small ceremony, or an adventure elopement, choosing the right décor is a decision you’ll likely have to make. I collaborate on wedding Pinterest boards for my brides (and my other clients, also!) and offer input on all things wedding. Trends come and go for florals, altars, attire, and […]

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Keeping Your Wedding Décor Simple

Wedding

February 22, 2021

These two are engaged!!! We’d tried for months to get this engagement session done, but the universe said otherwise. When we finally made it happen, we had the most beautiful light, perfect for the most beautiful couple! We chose this spot along the C&O Canal here in Western Maryland. It WAS 100% worth the wait! […]

engaged couple during engagement session

Chloe + Trenton | Engagement Photography

Engagement, Lovers

February 21, 2021

This sweet pea has come to me several times over the past few years for family photos, Christmas minis, and lots in between! Her mama booked a glitter mini milestone session with me, and Ellie showed off some of her dance moves! There will be glitter in my studio for all of eternity! But it’s […]

Toddler playing in glitter

Milestone Session | Ellie

Childhood, Milestone

February 21, 2021

Look at this big, bad one year old! (Well, almost!) Tripp has so sweet for me this morning for his cake smash, and I can’t believe he’s an entire year old! His parents had an actual cookie cake made by Simply Cakes by Ellie and it was delicious chocolate chip cookies, stuck together with yummy […]

One year old cake smash photography

Tripp | Cake Smash Photography

Childhood, Milestone

February 21, 2021

Sweet Arianna came to me as a newborn model call for a few new pieces to my studio. She slept beautifully for the first part of our session, then decided she wanted us to see her beautiful eyes! Newborns are becoming my passion secondary to intimate elopements! Take a look at her highlights below! I […]

Boho earthy newborn session

Arianna | Cumberland Newborn Photography

Childhood, Newborn

February 20, 2021

Since becoming a mom myself, I realized that this is what I was always supposed to be. Motherhood is hard. Yeah, my kids can act like jerks. Yeah, sometimes I want to hide under the covers with a box of Cosmic brownies while they tear up the living room. But I wouldn’t change a single […]

Mommy and me session at sunrise

Motherhood

Motherhood

January 14, 2021

The Cooks have allowed me to capture some of their most precious moments from first birthdays, to baby bumps, from holidays, to their annual family photos. This year was no different! Kyleigh trusts me time and time again to preserve these memories for her. This year, we did a fall session with her parents and […]

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Family Photos | The Cooks

Family

January 3, 2021