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Amy | Class of 2015 - Annapolis Senior Photographer

Say "hello" to Amy - a wonderful Class of 2015 Senior I had the opportunity to photograph in Annapolis.  

Now, if Amy looks a bit familiar to you, it's probably because you remember her sister, Hannah, who I photographed last year.  

Amy and I ventured a little in Downtown Annapolis, but we also tried out a new location that I'd been wanting to stop by as well.  I'd been driving through Annapolis for many years now, and recently noticed a wall with some wonderful murals painted on it.  And with Amy being a very talented dancer, I thought she would be the perfect subject for that setting.  She was great!  I know NOTHING about dancing, and Amy performed move after move after move for me until I got what looks we both wanted in-camera.  And THEN she changed & looked amazing for her time at the beach, too!

If you think she's beautiful, you're right.  She has this beauty that radiates from inside out that I hope my girls exude one day too.  

Thanks so much for hanging out with me, Amy - for laughing, for being awkward, for helping me not get hit by cars, and for dancing over & over again - you rock!

Carolyn - Class of 2014 | Broadneck Senior High Photographer

Well, I'm sad to say, Carolyn is the last of three siblings I have photographed for their senior pictures.  They are too much fun & too sweet for me to let them go!  But I'm very thankful they've kept coming back to me for each of these milestones in their kids' lives...what a joy to witness!

Carolyn & I were able to squeeze in her session before Baby Sroka #3 AND before a rain storm!  Whenever I start with a senior, I always tell them that it will feel awkward at first, but not to worry, they will NOT look as weird as they feel when I'm making them pose.  And Carolyn was a natural!  Besides being absolutely beautiful, she's a soccer player {YES YES YES!} and just a really neat girl.

Oh, and those last series of images, with all the little yellow buttercups?  I MUST give props to my girls for this spot. Whenever we drive places they help me find what they call "pretty places" to take photos, and one of our favorite things to spot in the spring is buttercups!  They love holding them under their chins to see if they like butter.  You do that too, right?

Well, enjoy Carolyn's senior photos.  And good luck after you graduate, girl.  I know you'll do great!

Tricia, Cece & Natalie - A Mother's Love | Annapolis Photographer

Tricia came across my A Mother's Love sessions through our mutual friend Kelly.  And because I've never tried these type of sessions before, I was just really excited to get some mommy's out from behind their camera & in some lasting images with their children.  

Tricia told me she had two little girls, and we would probably need her husband's help to corral them in Downtown Annapolis.  With me being so largely pregnant, she was right!  Thanks, Dad, for coming to make sure the kids didn't run in to any traffic & that I didn't either!  

Cece was instantly my hand-holder - I felt so honored!  I had to actually ask her to let go of my hand so I could hold my camera!  And the constant little girl conversations she offered up were adorable - such a fun age.  Seeing how sweet she was with her little sister, Natalie, just made my heart swell & think of my girls together.  Sisters are such an invaluable source of friendship, irritation, love & continual enjoyment.

Enjoy their photos...and again, thanks Dad for helping out & popping in for a few photos.  You all were great!  

Beverly & Anderson | Annapolis Family Photographer

Beverly is one of my dear sweet friends...and we happen to be pregnant at the same time this go-around!  That has happened with a lot of my girlfriends - don't drink whatever we all drank!  She is due with baby #2 in late June and I am excited to be able to document that next chapter in their lives when it happens.

In the mean time, Bev asked if I'd be able to fit her & Anderson in for A Mother's Love session before our baby #3 arrived.  Why of course!!  She used this session as a surprise for her husband & I've now been given permission to share!

And although she's tired, chasing an active toddler boy, I think she is simply glowing lately.  Their interactions during our time together just made me smile.  It's such a sweet thing to see how great it is that God has made your friends go from loving, caring people, to wonderful & lovely parents.  

Enjoy Beverly & her little man, Anderson...

Matthew, Jonathan & Sarai | Annapolis Family Photographer

Matthew, Jonathan & Sarai are three siblings who we've been connected with for years.  I remember meeting their dad, Matt, and his family, before he even married his wonderful wife Trish.  

So when Matt contacted me rather last-minute about surprising his wife with some photos for Mother's Day, I was really excited!  Yes, I am almost ready to pop this baby out, but hey, why just sit around & wait?  If I can still work, still get down, still control my camera, then I'm going to still be taking photos...especially for such dear friends!

Enjoy Trish's Mother's Day surprise...her three children in photos...together...smiling!  {Every mother's dream, right?}