The days are long, but the years are short.

I am here to tell your story, whatever shape it may take. Perhaps it's the joy-filled moments of everyday life at home with your little one or maybe it's the long-awaited occasion of finally embracing your sweet new baby. Either way - I want to capture those moments for you in a meaningful, authentic, and beautiful way. As it's always been said: the days are long, but the years are short. Let me help you document your memories so you can relive them for years to come. 

Candid > Posed

Beauty in the Chaos

Fun & Lighthearted

I will always & forever choose candid shots over posed portraits. My goal is capture the personalities of your family in their TRUE light. That means creating space for authenticity. I do this by providing direction and fun prompts that lead to genuine moments unfolding in your family's own unique way. 

My belief: embrace it. I've seen it all - wild toddlers, kids in meltdown-mode, newborns who are just having a bad day & much more. We put pressure on ourselves for picture-perfect perfection, but that can stand in the way of the beauty right in front of us. No matter the situation, I will always find beauty & meaning in your family's story (and be patient with your kids! Life can be hard, man.)

Belly laughs, newborn smiles, uncontrollable giggles. Those are my favorite things to photograph. A true goofball at heart, I keep my sessions fun and light-hearted -- hopefully you laugh at my cheesy jokes and funny prompts. If you're a fellow goofy soul, I promise we'll make a great match. 

She’s lovely to be around: kind, sweet, patient and fun. She knew how to get my four kids to do what she needed for the photos all the while never getting flustered or impatient. She came prepared with great ideas but also followed where our family’s different personalities took the shoot. An absolute joy to work with!!

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INVESTMENT

Family Portrait Session

Starts at $600

Includes 1.5 hours of shooting and 50-75 digital images

Lifestyle Newborn Session

Starts at $650

Includes 2 hours of shooting and 50-75 digital images

Maternity Portrait Session

Starts at $600

Includes 1.5 hours of shooting and 50-75 digital images

Special Occasion Portrait Package 

Starts at $400

For cake smashes, senior portraits and more!

Includes 45 minutes of shooting and 30 digital images

MINI SESSIONS

SPRING & FALL

$250

I offer mini sessions on select to-be-determined dates throughout the year.

Subscribe to my email list below to get access to dates, times, locations and booking before the general public!

INTERESTED IN COVERAGE FOR A SMALL WEDDING OR ELOPEMENT? I'D LOVE TO HELP! 

PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR DETAILS & PRICING.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS YOUR STANCE ON PHOTOSHOPPING?

I will always remove unwanted temporary blemishes (pimples, scratches, bruises, etc.) but I will never alter the shape of your face or body. I’m a firm believer in embracing your body - beautiful flaws and all.

DO YOU MIND NOT SHARING OUR PHOTOS ON YOUR WEBSITE & SOCIAL MEDIA?

Of course! Just let me know if you’d like me to refrain from sharing your photos publicly and I will gladly do so. 

ARE PETS ALLOWED AT MY SESSION?

YES. Always! I will never ever turn down the opportunity to work with a furry friend.

 

DO YOU TRAVEL FOR SHOOTS?

Absolutely. My travel schedule can be found here. If you’d like to work with me at any of the listed locations on the selected dates, there won’t be any travel fees. If you live outside of the DMV and want me to travel to you exclusively, transportation and lodging fees will apply. 

CAN WE DO OUR SESSION AT MORE THAN ONE LOCATION?

Yep! Just let me know ahead of time so we can plan for it! It will likely require adding time to your portrait package for an additional fee. 

 

CAN WE DO OUR FAMILY SESSION AT HOME INSTEAD OF AN OUTDOOR LOCATION?

Oh my goodness, YES. I love love love doing family sessions at home. Your home is the perfect spot to get some cozy, relaxed shots of your family in the place where you feel most comfortable! In-home lifestyle sessions are absolutely for families too - not just newborns!

HAVE A QUESTION AND DON'T SEE YOUR ANSWER HERE?

EMAIL ME AT MARYC@MARYCATHERINEPHOTOGRAPHY.COM AND I'D BE HAPPY TO HELP!

Personal styling service included!

Personal styling service included!

Personal styling service included!