I was so excited to photograph little miss C’s 1st birthday session since A) she’s the dear daughter of my friends and B) they were combining the session with an extended family session to make some truly special portraits. Everyone’s outfits were totally stunning and perfect for the Spring blossom season, and this precious Spring baby girl. Her birthday theme was Peter Rabbit and Spring, which was perfect timing since the blossoms were all blooming outside. Her cake was a cherry blossom theme – and it was absolutely perfect. This sweet baby girl I began photographing as a tiny newborn, and she’s always been picture perfect.

We did a mix of family images outside in beautiful Baker Park in Frederick, with gorgeous light and blooming flowering trees. For sibling images we did some in front of the cake – because both kids were into it! Miss C was like many 1 year olds, and totally wanted nothing to do with smashing her cake by herself, but once big brother dove into it she was more interested in joining in. Its been so amazing watching both of these kids grow and develop a bond together. I loved seeing this family again and am excited to share her sneak peeks with you all! Enjoy!

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Shey Detterline specializes in newborn, baby, child, maternity and family photography in the Frederick, MD and Washington DC area.

This gorgeous mama and her two amazingly beautiful kiddos came to my studio for a mother’s day session in May, and we had the most amazing time photographing them all. Sweet little sister here is just absolutely adorable with a giggly personality and gorgeous brown curly hair, and an awesome smile. She loved cuddling up with her mama and tickling big brother, and was all about the photos. Some kids are a bit apprehensive about photos but she was a total rock star and loved being in every image. Big brother here is one of the most photogenic children I’ve ever met, and he has an absolutely stunning smile. Super polite and friendly, his personality is just as bright as his sweet smile, and he was a joy to photograph.

I love photographing mothers and their kids for Mother’s Day photo sessions since moms are notoriously the ones always behind the camera, and are rarely in front for photos. I’ve heard all of the excuses from they arent dressed for the occasion, or that the event is only about the kids, or that they have to be more tan/lose weight/have their hair done/put makeup on/etc. The truth is from the eyes of these kids their moms are the most beautiful woman in the whole world, and when you look back on your photos years down the road, chances are you’ll be thinking you were absolutely beautiful too. The best part of looking back on photos with yourself in them is that you see how happy and joyful you were in that moment, with your little children and your beautiful life all wrapped up in eachother. I love photographing moms for this reason the most – and I loved photographing this special family for Mother’s Day! Enjoy these sneak peeks of this beautiful family!!

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I was super excited to meet little 6 month old baby girl G for her milestone sitter session. She was everything photographers love – happy, smiling, giggling and beautiful of course! She is so very loved by her two amazing parents, and had the sweetest expressions and smiles for me. Sitter sessions can be anytime between 6 months and 8 months – but basically are when the baby is sitting up unassisted but not yet pulling up on things into a standing position. This allows me to photograph them in so many adorable ways, the best of which are sitting up smiling huge at me! Her session fell right during cherry blossom season (which was brutal this year) so we popped outside at the end for some blossom photos. Her little outfit was perfect for both indoor and outdoor photos, and I love all the pastels and beautiful hues we captured for her 6 month Spring milestone photos. I just love the light in my new studio, and it was perfect for their family images and some cute natural lit individual images of sweet baby G. I also was able to photograph her against the 200+ year old brick wall that is in my studio (that I love!) and she was so adorable in every image. She even got to pick an outfit (the blue one) from my studio wardrobe which was super fun to see! I just love seeing my families pick their favorite outfits and props out of my studio, and seeing the different backdrops come together into a gorgeous session makes my heart explode. I have loved getting to know this beautiful family! Enjoy baby G’s sneak peeks!

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This beautiful newborn baby boy was such a doll for his newborn session. He had the most beautiful little facial features, an adorable swirl of hair, and his awesome parents even brought along his big ‘brother’ doggy friend for some photos. He slept for some photos and was awake and alert for others, which let me take some beautiful images in both setups. When babies are asleep we can pose them into the adorable squishy poses that only newborn babies enjoy, and when they’re awake and alert they can be so sweet staring with wide eyes right at you. Mom said she loved neutrals (browns, creams, grey) and dad loved bright and vibrant colors, so we did a mix of both for his photos. His session was so peaceful and serene, and I loved every image we captured. Enjoy these sneak peeks of this beautiful baby boy!

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There is not much cuter than a baby turning one, and this sweet pea takes the cake with his adorableness. We met up for his final session in his baby plan to photograph this amazing milestone with his parents and big brother, and also ended with a fabulous neutral cake smash. Cake smashes can be super sweet and beautiful with whites and creams and minimal decor – so the focus stays on baby’s sweet face and his expressions. This sweet baby boy I began photographing as a tiny newborn, then again for his six month session, and now again for his first year cake smash session. We did a mix of family images in my new studio on our family couch, with the prettiest light streaming through the window. For sibling images we did most in front of the cake – because why not?! Both brothers took turns munching on cake and sharing tastes. I photographed adorable big brother R for his first year too and it’s been so fun watching them both grow up together. So much changes over the first year that baby plan photo sessions are always some of my favorites. I have loved watching this beautiful family grow and watching sweet baby M become such a funny, adorable, beautiful one year old! His mama brought the most beautiful semi-naked cake and it looked amazing with the gold and white balloons and little ‘one’ sign. Baby M was a bit unsure of the regular family photos portion of the session but as soon as the cake came out he was hooked! I loved seeing this family again and am excited to share his sneak peeks with you all! Enjoy!

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