Lindsey Welch Photography | Frederick MD: Blog http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Lindsey Welch Photography | Frederick MD lindsey@orthostichy.com (Lindsey Welch Photography | Frederick MD) Sun, 29 Apr 2018 14:24:00 GMT Sun, 29 Apr 2018 14:24:00 GMT http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/img/s/v-5/u33353014-o23880217-50.jpg Lindsey Welch Photography | Frederick MD: Blog http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog 120 80 Baby Jatniel, newborn studio photos | Frederick MD newborn photographer http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2018/4/baby-jatniel-newborn-studio-photos-frederick-md-newborn-photographer After an amazing maternity session, and a quick birth, baby Jatniel came to my studio for his newborn photos! It was so lovely to see him and his family again, and capture how little and cute he is! Here are some of my favorites!

 

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lindsey@orthostichy.com (Lindsey Welch Photography | Frederick MD) frederick maryland newborn newborn photographer http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2018/4/baby-jatniel-newborn-studio-photos-frederick-md-newborn-photographer Sun, 29 Apr 2018 14:23:58 GMT
Charlie's beautiful peaceful home water birth | Frederick MD birth photographer http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2018/4/charlies-beautiful-peaceful-home-water-birth-frederick-md-birth-photographer This family were super-patient and excited to welcome their second baby boy into the family late last year. Birthdays came and went, Christmas came and went, and one day, just as they realized they might be having a New Year baby (!), mama finally went into labor. What a beautiful home birth this was too! Surrounded by her husband, wonderful midwives and doula, this mama water birthed her 10lb 1oz baby into the world. Happy day! 

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lindsey@orthostichy.com (Lindsey Welch Photography | Frederick MD) maryland birth birth photographer frederick http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2018/4/charlies-beautiful-peaceful-home-water-birth-frederick-md-birth-photographer Fri, 20 Apr 2018 10:30:00 GMT
Hospital birth photos | Frederick MD birth photographer http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2018/4/hospital-birth-photos-frederick-md-birth-photographer Birth. You never know what life is going to throw at you, and sometimes, it is nothing like you imagined it was going to be. But that doesn't mean it still wasn't transformational and amazing! Photos like these show you just how hard these mamas work to birth their babies, they capture the moments, the partner support, the boredom in the middle, the excitement. The storm before the baby storm arrives. Birth photography is such a joy to me and I'm so privileged to be able to capture these moments!

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lindsey@orthostichy.com (Lindsey Welch Photography | Frederick MD) birth birth photographer frederick maryland http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2018/4/hospital-birth-photos-frederick-md-birth-photographer Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:42:44 GMT
Baby Finn newborn studio session | Frederick MD newborn photographer http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2018/3/baby-finn-newborn-studio-session-frederick-md-newborn-photographer Baby Finn was so impatient to come into this world that he decided to come a few weeks earlier than planned at 36 weeks! What a precious little person he was. I first met Finn's family when they brought big brother Asher to my studio in Frederick for his birthday photos. I was so excited to be able to take photos for his sweet little baby brother! Finn was a dream baby for his first photo session. He slept liked a baby ha! Here are some of my favorites from his session.

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lindsey@orthostichy.com (Lindsey Welch Photography | Frederick MD) frederick maryland newborn newborn photographer http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2018/3/baby-finn-newborn-studio-session-frederick-md-newborn-photographer Thu, 22 Mar 2018 20:45:00 GMT
Super quick rainbow baby home birth | Frederick MD birth photographer http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2018/3/super-quick-rainbow-baby-home-birth-frederick-md-birth-photographer Sometimes babies come super fast! They don't want to wait for photographers or midwives... Sometimes they just want to come out and meet their family. This was the story of my own second baby too! He wasn't interested in a long labor and came quickly into the world one night. So when I was called early one morning and told that contractions had come on very strong from the outset, I got dressed, grabbed my gear and made my 45 minute journey to their home. Baby Jatniel was born about 10 minutes before I arrived!

Luckily I was still there to capture plenty of first moments for this family. Breastfeeding, big sister waking up and meeting her baby brother, weigh-in and cord cutting. There is so much more to birth photography than just the birth! This birth was extra special for this family, as Jatniel was a much-anticipated rainbow baby. His older brother Mateo did not make it to full gestation and was born sleeping. Rainbow babies bring so much peace and joy to the world <3

Here are some of my favorite moments from this story...

(Also, this family maternity session can be found here)

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lindsey@orthostichy.com (Lindsey Welch Photography | Frederick MD) birth birth photographer frederick maryland http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2018/3/super-quick-rainbow-baby-home-birth-frederick-md-birth-photographer Wed, 21 Mar 2018 21:01:23 GMT
Rainbow baby outdoor maternity photos | Frederick MD Maternity Photographer http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2018/3/rainbow-baby-outdoor-maternity-photos-frederick-md-maternity-photographer Rainbow babies are so special. I was so honored when this family approached me and asked for me to document their journey as they welcomed their rainbow baby into the world. Their second baby, a son, was born too early and was born sleeping. They were so excited to be pregnant with another boy, an honor to the son that they had lost and I was excited to be a part of their story!

Here are some of my favorites from their maternity session. Mama wanted some 'rainbow' additions, in memory of their first son, and I was happy to add that into some of the images :)

Jatniel's birth story can be found HERE! And his newborn photos HERE! 

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lindsey@orthostichy.com (Lindsey Welch Photography | Frederick MD) maryland frederick maternity maternity photographer http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2018/3/rainbow-baby-outdoor-maternity-photos-frederick-md-maternity-photographer Sat, 10 Mar 2018 22:51:49 GMT
Outdoor maternity photos | Pregnant with Twins! | Frederick MD Maternity Photographer http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2018/3/outdoor-maternity-photos-pregnant-with-twins-frederick-md-maternity-photographer I love this family so much! I was given the honor of taking newborn photos for boy #2, followed by girl #1 and now this amazing family is welcoming surprise BOY/GIRL TWINS into the mix! Moving from three kids to five is going to be such an exciting, crazy, wild time. I can't wait to be there for some of it! I met up with Kaitlyn and her family at the lake within their community. What a beautiful place to be raising kids! Here are some of my favorites from their session. And scroll to the end for a 'mini' video I took while filming! :)

And a little extra "Behind the Scenes"!

Kaitlyn maternity pictures

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lindsey@orthostichy.com (Lindsey Welch Photography | Frederick MD) frederick maryland maternity maternity photographer http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2018/3/outdoor-maternity-photos-pregnant-with-twins-frederick-md-maternity-photographer Fri, 09 Mar 2018 11:45:00 GMT
Newborn studio baby girl: Luna | Frederick MD Newborn Photographer http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2018/3/newborn-studio-baby-girl-luna-frederick-md-newborn-photographer Baby Luna came into my studio in Frederick MD for her first photo session earlier in February! What an amazing baby she was. Sleeping soundly for her whole session and then giving us a couple of cute wide-eyed shots at the very end. I love newborn photo shoots so much! Here are a selection of images from Luna's newborn gallery.

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lindsey@orthostichy.com (Lindsey Welch Photography | Frederick MD) frederick maryland newborn newborn photographer http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2018/3/newborn-studio-baby-girl-luna-frederick-md-newborn-photographer Wed, 07 Mar 2018 12:15:00 GMT
Griffin's hospital birth with midwives | Frederick MD birth photographer http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2018/3/griffins-hospital-birth-with-midwives-frederick-md-birth-photographer Griffin's birth was an amazing experience! I was lucky to capture some beautiful pregnancy images for this sweet couple a few weeks before her due date. These first time parents were so excited to meet their baby boy and kept their cool, even when their idea of how labor would start was cast aside by a late diagnosis of low fluids! This mama rocked her first birth experience, being induced and going from 5cm dilated to 10cm and pushing in 25 minutes! Thank goodness I live close to the hospital :) 

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lindsey@orthostichy.com (Lindsey Welch Photography | Frederick MD) birth birth photographer frederick maryland http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2018/3/griffins-hospital-birth-with-midwives-frederick-md-birth-photographer Thu, 01 Mar 2018 11:45:00 GMT
Winter outdoor mini-maternity session | Frederick MD photographer http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2018/2/winter-outdoor-mini-maternity-session-frederick-md-photographer I include a 'mini' maternity session for all my birth clients as I think it's super important and awesome to capture some photos at the end of pregnancy! This couple booked me for a January birth which meant it was bound to be cold for our outdoor mini session! Not only was it cold, but it had snowed and also snowed a little during our shoot! This couple were amazing and braved the elements to capture some awesome images to remember this baby bump forever :)

Only a few short weeks later, Griffin was welcomed into the world!

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lindsey@orthostichy.com (Lindsey Welch Photography | Frederick MD) frederick maryland maternity maternity photographer http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2018/2/winter-outdoor-mini-maternity-session-frederick-md-photographer Mon, 26 Feb 2018 11:45:00 GMT
Outdoor winter maternity shoot | Frederick MD maternity photographer http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2018/2/outdoor-winter-maternity-shoot-frederick-md-maternity-photographer Maternity sessions are always so much fun, even in the cold weather! We were lucky and caught a break in the super-cold spell late in January and headed out to Gambrill Mill in Frederick for some maternity pictures before this baby girl arrives! This couple just exuded love and happiness and are so excited to meet their baby girl next month! She has the best name too - Cosette! From my favorite musical ever, Les Miserables! Here are some of my favorites from this outdoor winter maternity session! 

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lindsey@orthostichy.com (Lindsey Welch Photography | Frederick MD) frederick maryland maternity maternity photographer http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2018/2/outdoor-winter-maternity-shoot-frederick-md-maternity-photographer Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:00:00 GMT
Birthday boy cake smash photo session | Frederick MD Child Photographer http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2018/2/birthday-boy-cake-smash-photo-session-frederick-md-child-photographer Ayden came to my studio in Frederick MD for his birthday cake smash session in January. What fun we had! Little Ayden was a blast during his session, super excited to run around looking at everything. He loved his balloons and birthday bear, and kind of liked his cake when he realized what it was. Here are some of my favorites from his one year old birthday photos! 

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lindsey@orthostichy.com (Lindsey Welch Photography | Frederick MD) cake smash child photographer family photographer frederick maryland http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2018/2/birthday-boy-cake-smash-photo-session-frederick-md-child-photographer Tue, 13 Feb 2018 12:00:00 GMT
Winter outdoor maternity bump session 2017 | Frederick MD Maternity Photographer http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2018/2/winter-outdoor-maternity-bump-session-2017-frederick-md-maternity-photographer Sometimes I long for the summer but then I remember the beauty of late Fall / early winter and I can't decide what season I miss most! There's something so lovely about the roaring fires and hibernation of winter, along with the rest that comes after the crazy Fall season, but after a while I long to be outside again with the amazing Frederick MD sunsets and warmth. I met this lovely couple late last year to capture some bump photos before they welcomed their new baby into the world. So much excitement in the air for these new parents! I love maternity sessions so much! Here are some favorites from their outdoor photo shoot in Frederick Maryland...

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lindsey@orthostichy.com (Lindsey Welch Photography | Frederick MD) frederick maryland maternity maternity photographer http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2018/2/winter-outdoor-maternity-bump-session-2017-frederick-md-maternity-photographer Fri, 09 Feb 2018 11:50:00 GMT
Baby girl Watch Me Grow newborn to birthday photo package | Frederick MD Photographer http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2018/2/baby-girl-watch-me-grow-newborn-to-birthday-photo-package-frederick-md-photographer Oh baby Jeslyn! How quickly a year passes when you book a Watch Me Grow package with me. I first met Jeslyn when she was just a tiny baby and she slept so soundly for her newborn photos. Then we met for her 6 month sitter session and she wasn't very impressed with me at all! Thank goodness for bubbles! She was also less than impressed by the cake presented for her cake smash, haha! We still managed to get some beautiful photos to document Jeslyn's first year of life. Here is a snapshot of those images from her newborn, sitter and birthday sessions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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lindsey@orthostichy.com (Lindsey Welch Photography | Frederick MD) family photographer frederick maryland newborn newborn photographer watch me grow http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2018/2/baby-girl-watch-me-grow-newborn-to-birthday-photo-package-frederick-md-photographer Mon, 05 Feb 2018 21:15:00 GMT
Fall outdoor maternity photo session | Frederick MD maternity photographer http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2018/2/fall-outdoor-maternity-photo-session-frederick-md-maternity-photographer Thinking back to the beautiful Fall days and the day I got to meet this wonderful family just ONE DAY before they brought their new baby boy into the world! I was lucky enough to meet this couple and their super-excited daughter at their home for a last-minute maternity session. The sun was shining that day and the love and excitement was felt all around! What a lucky baby boy! Here are some of my favorites from this Fall outdoor maternity shoot :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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lindsey@orthostichy.com (Lindsey Welch Photography | Frederick MD) family photographer frederick maryland maternity maternity photographer http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2018/2/fall-outdoor-maternity-photo-session-frederick-md-maternity-photographer Fri, 02 Feb 2018 12:00:00 GMT
Newborn studio baby girl: Gabriela | Frederick MD newborn photographer http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2018/1/newborn-studio-baby-girl-gabriela-frederick-md-newborn-photographer Baby Gabriela came to my in-home studio in Frederick MD for her newborn session earlier last Fall. She was as cute as a button with the most amazing eyes and she was sure she wanted her eyes captured in all her newborn images so she was determined not to fall asleep! We captured a few sleepy shots but Gabriela was wide awake for most of her newborn photos! Here are some favorites from her session.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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lindsey@orthostichy.com (Lindsey Welch Photography | Frederick MD) frederick maryland newborn newborn photographer http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2018/1/newborn-studio-baby-girl-gabriela-frederick-md-newborn-photographer Mon, 29 Jan 2018 21:00:00 GMT
Newborn studio baby boy: Michael | Frederick MD newborn photographer http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2018/1/newborn-studio-baby-boy-michael-frederick-md-newborn-photographer Oh baby Michael! I have taken family photos for this wonderful couple for the last few years and I was so excited when they told me they were expecting another baby. I was even more excited the day I learned that baby #4 was going to be a BOY as they already have three amazing girls! Three big sisters. Oh my, what a spoilt little boy he is going to be :) We already had a Fall family session planned with the big sisters and so Michael had his newborn photos all to himself at my studio in Frederick MD. We took a few photos with Mom and Dad and then Michael rocked his first solo newborn session. Here are some of my favorites!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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lindsey@orthostichy.com (Lindsey Welch Photography | Frederick MD) frederick maryland newborn newborn photographer http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2018/1/newborn-studio-baby-boy-michael-frederick-md-newborn-photographer Fri, 26 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMT
Newborn studio baby boy: Preston | Frederick MD newborn photographer http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2018/1/newborn-studio-baby-boy-preston-frederick-md-newborn-photographer Preston came to my studio in Frederick MD last Fall for his newborn photo session! Baby Preston was not super excited about falling asleep but he finally succumbed to the swaddled warmth of my newborn studio and fell into a light sleep for a little while! Here are some of my favorites from his first photo session!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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lindsey@orthostichy.com (Lindsey Welch Photography | Frederick MD) frederick maryland newborn newborn photographer http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2018/1/newborn-studio-baby-boy-preston-frederick-md-newborn-photographer Mon, 22 Jan 2018 20:45:00 GMT
Newborn studio photos: baby boy | Frederick MD newborn photographer http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2018/1/newborn-studio-photos-baby-boy-frederick-md-newborn-photographer Baby Jack came to my studio in Frederick MD in the Fall for his first newborn photo session! I was lucky to meet his Mom, Dad and doggy brother for a summer maternity session and was excited to finally meet him! Jack rocked his newborn session and we managed to incorporate his daddy's favorite color, green!, in a lot of shots. 

Here are some of my favorite photos from this baby boy newborn studio session. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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lindsey@orthostichy.com (Lindsey Welch Photography | Frederick MD) frederick maryland maryland newborn newborn photographer http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2018/1/newborn-studio-photos-baby-boy-frederick-md-newborn-photographer Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:02:00 GMT
Fall holiday family photo sessions | Frederick MD family photographer http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2018/1/fall-holiday-family-photo-sessions-frederick-md-family-photographer Way back when it was warmer weather and the trees were refusing to let go of summer and yield to the Fall, I held my annual Fall mini-sessions! Families came out on that beautiful day and got their yearly photos taken. I love seeing repeat clients and new clients. What a wonderful time we had! Here are some of my favorites from some of the wonderful families who came out that day in the Fall for their Fall family holiday photos! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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lindsey@orthostichy.com (Lindsey Welch Photography | Frederick MD) family family photographer frederick maryland http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2018/1/fall-holiday-family-photo-sessions-frederick-md-family-photographer Thu, 18 Jan 2018 21:55:19 GMT