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) Wed, 11 Oct 2017 03:24:00 GMT Wed, 11 Oct 2017 03:24:00 GMT http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/img/s2/v61/u33353014-o23880217-50.jpg Lindsey Welch Photography | Frederick MD: Blog http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog 120 80 Lukas's home water birth story | Frederick MD birth photographer http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2017/10/lukass-home-water-birth-story-frederick-md-birth-photographer Yesterday was Birth photography Day! 9/10/17. In most countries (not the US!), day is written before the month, hence the 9 months / 10 centimeters date! In honor of our celebration of birth photography, I wanted to share my most recent birth story, the story of Lukas. 

Daniela got in touch with me months ago to ask about my birth photography services. When we finally managed to meet up to discuss me being present at her third baby's birth, we realized that she had hired my most favorite midwifery group and doulas who I know! Her awesome birth team came together completely by accident and was so perfect! I was super excited to be invited to capture her birth story.

Fast forward to early September. Daniela's previous two babies had both been born early and we all eagerly anticipated the early arrival of baby number 3. He had other ideas... 38 weeks came and went, 39 weeks came and went, and 40 weeks came.... and two hours later, I finally got a text, followed by a phone call...

At 2am I got up and made packed lunches for my boys for school that day, I got dressed, I made sure I had all my bags packed, and when there was no response to that final text, I got in my car and headed to Daniela's house!

Here is the story of Lukas's birth.

]]>
lindsey@orthostichy.com (Lindsey Welch Photography | Frederick MD) http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2017/10/lukass-home-water-birth-story-frederick-md-birth-photographer Wed, 11 Oct 2017 02:06:50 GMT
Outdoor family maternity session | Frederick MD Maternity Photographer http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2017/9/outdoor-family-maternity-session-frederick-md-maternity-photographer When clients book me for birth photography, I love to offer them a complimentary 'mini' maternity session. This is just a quick opportunity to capture their beautiful bumps before the baby decides to come earthside. I got to meet up with this family in the late summer as they awaited their new baby boy. What a joy it was to capture some lasting images for them as their family got ready to move four to five! This baby boy is very much loved already!

]]>
lindsey@orthostichy.com (Lindsey Welch Photography | Frederick MD) best photographer birth birth photographer family photographer frederick maryland maryland maternity maternity photographer photographer photography washington dc http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2017/9/outdoor-family-maternity-session-frederick-md-maternity-photographer Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:02:00 GMT
Grace, one year birthday Watch Me Grow session | Frederick MD baby photographer http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2017/9/grace-one-year-birthday-watch-me-grow-session-frederick-md-baby-photographer Oh baby Grace! I first met Grace as a tiny newborn at my studio in Frederick MD. Her parents signed up for the Watch Me Grow package that I offer and so I had the joy of capturing this sweet baby girl as she grew during her first year. It always amazes me when the birthday session swings around. Time really does fly so fast! What a pleasure it was to meet this family over the past year!

From newborn:

To sitting:

To one year old!

 

]]>
lindsey@orthostichy.com (Lindsey Welch Photography | Frederick MD) best photographer frederick maryland maryland newborn photographer photographer photography washington dc watch me grow http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2017/9/grace-one-year-birthday-watch-me-grow-session-frederick-md-baby-photographer Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:45:00 GMT
Late summer maternity session outdoors | Frederick MD maternity photographer http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2017/9/late-summer-maternity-session-outdoors-frederick-md-maternity-photographer How lucky I am to meet these amazing families as they prepare to welcome their new babies into the world! This couple got in touch with me months ago and it was so great to finally meet them as they prepare to bring their baby earthside in the next few short weeks. I love to capture the love and excitement of maternity sessions. This was one extra special as their dog Murphy is graduating to 'big brother' status! I loved that he was such an integral part of their maternity shoot. Such love, amazing family, can't wait to meet this special little person one day soon! 

 

 

]]>
lindsey@orthostichy.com (Lindsey Welch Photography | Frederick MD) best photographer frederick maryland maryland maternity photographer photographer photography washington dc http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2017/9/late-summer-maternity-session-outdoors-frederick-md-maternity-photographer Thu, 14 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMT
Late summer outdoor maternity photo session | Frederick MD Maternity Photographer http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2017/9/late-summer-outdoor-maternity-photo-session-frederick-md-maternity-photographer The rain seemed to be trying to make it impossible for this outdoor summer maternity session but we managed to avoid it for one beautiful evening! I loved taking photos of this awesome couple excitedly waiting for their first baby girl! And lucky me, they signed up for a Watch Me Grow package so I get to photograph their sweet baby girl as a newborn, and again at 6 months and then again for her birthday session! Let's not wish away the year though, and focus on how amazing this mama looked for her maternity session! 

]]>
lindsey@orthostichy.com (Lindsey Welch Photography | Frederick MD) best photographer frederick maryland maryland maternity photographer newborn photographer photographer photography washington dc http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2017/9/late-summer-outdoor-maternity-photo-session-frederick-md-maternity-photographer Sun, 10 Sep 2017 20:01:52 GMT
Baby Abigail newborn studio session | Frederick MD newborn photographer http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2017/8/baby-abigail-newborn-studio-session-frederick-md-newborn-photographer It was such an amazing honor to take photos for baby Abigail, baby girl number three for this family! I've been taking their photos for a few years now, and love watching their family as it grows! It seems like only yesterday that big sister Elizabeth was the newborn in my studio! Abigail rocked her session, sleeping so soundly for her family photos and then decided to be wide awake for the last few shots! This baby girl already has her own mind, watch out mom and dad! Here are some of my favorites from Abigail's newborn studio session...

]]>
lindsey@orthostichy.com (Lindsey Welch Photography | Frederick MD) best photographer family photographer frederick maryland newborn photographer photographer photography washington dc http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2017/8/baby-abigail-newborn-studio-session-frederick-md-newborn-photographer Sat, 26 Aug 2017 11:30:00 GMT
Outdoor summer maternity photo session | Frederick MD maternity photographer http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2017/7/outdoor-summer-maternity-photo-session-frederick-md-maternity-photographer It's summertime! What a gorgeous time of year for late sunsets and perfect lighting. I was so happy to meet up with this beautiful couple at one of the Frederick Monocacy battlefield sites earlier this month. First babies are so super-exciting and I'm always so happy when couples realize how important it is to document this time with photos! Here are some of my favorites from this session! 

]]>
lindsey@orthostichy.com (Lindsey Welch Photography | Frederick MD) best photographer frederick maryland maryland maternity photographer photographer photography washington dc http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2017/7/outdoor-summer-maternity-photo-session-frederick-md-maternity-photographer Sun, 16 Jul 2017 21:45:00 GMT
Jamie, baby boy newborn session | Frederick MD newborn photographer http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2017/7/jamie-baby-boy-newborn-session-frederick-md-newborn-photographer I first got to meet Jamie's parents for a Spring maternity session earlier this year. What a beautiful day it was! I was so excited to see them again and meet baby Jamie for the first time for his newborn photos! Jamie and his mom and dad came to my studio in Frederick MD for his first photo shoot. It was lovely to see them again and hear all about his birth! Jamie rocked his session, sleepy little guy. His mom brought a special hat from one of her students for baby Jamie to wear. I wonder if you can guess which one it is... :)

Here are some of my favorites from Jamie's newborn photo session! 

]]>
lindsey@orthostichy.com (Lindsey Welch Photography | Frederick MD) Best Photographer Frederick Frederick, Maryland Maryland Newborn Photographer Washington DC photographer photography http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2017/7/jamie-baby-boy-newborn-session-frederick-md-newborn-photographer Thu, 13 Jul 2017 20:45:00 GMT
Outdoor Spring maternity session | Wild flowers | Frederick MD maternity photographer http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2017/7/outdoor-spring-maternity-session-wild-flowers-frederick-md-maternity-photographer I met this awesome couple on a beautiful late Spring evening for their maternity photos for their first baby. It was so much fun! The fields were full of wild flowers and they contrasted so well with their coordinated outfits. Mama-to-be looked amazing and Dad was so full of excitement. I love maternity sessions so much! Here are some of my favorites from this pregnancy photo shoot!

]]>
lindsey@orthostichy.com (Lindsey Welch Photography | Frederick MD) Best Photographer Frederick Frederick, Maryland Maryland Maternity Photographer Washington DC photographer photography http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2017/7/outdoor-spring-maternity-session-wild-flowers-frederick-md-maternity-photographer Sun, 09 Jul 2017 20:45:00 GMT
Dominic newborn session | Frederick MD newborn photographer http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2017/7/dominic-newborn-session-frederick-md-newborn-photographer I was very excited to meet Dominic after doing maternity photos for his family just a few short weeks ago! Dominic came to my studio in Frederick MD for his newborn photography session when he was less than two weeks old! What a little sweetie he was! He slept like a dream for the first half of his session, and once he was awake, he was just happy to gaze all around before we wrapped up the session. I don't mind if babies don't sleep for their whole photo session! Sometimes it's nice to get a different glimpse of the little people. Here are some of my favorite photos from Dominic's first baby photo shoot!

]]>
lindsey@orthostichy.com (Lindsey Welch Photography | Frederick MD) Best Photographer Frederick Frederick, Maryland Maryland Newborn Photographer Washington DC photographer photography http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2017/7/dominic-newborn-session-frederick-md-newborn-photographer Thu, 06 Jul 2017 20:00:00 GMT
Samuel newborn studio session | Frederick MD newborn photographer http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2017/7/samuel-newborn-studio-session-frederick-md-newborn-photographer Some baby newborn photo sessions are super special for a variety of reasons. Sam's session was one of them because his mommy and daddy took my Birthworks Childbirth Education class just a few weeks before this little guy decided to enter the world AND I got to take their maternity photos! Having seen and got to know this couple over a few weeks of class, I couldn't wait to see them again and meet the beautiful boy who had been in his mama's belly all that time! 

Samuel and his mom & dad came to my newborn studio in Frederick MD for their newborn photos when he was just a couple of weeks old. They brought some special items for his session - a (not scary, honest) clown and shark, and a beautiful handmade blanket. I love incorporating special items into newborn photos! I know how much these things mean to the parents and they always choose them as part of their final collection. 

Here are some of my favorites from Samuel's first photo shoot!

]]>
lindsey@orthostichy.com (Lindsey Welch Photography | Frederick MD) Best Photographer Frederick Frederick, Maryland Maryland Newborn Photographer Washington DC photographer photography http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2017/7/samuel-newborn-studio-session-frederick-md-newborn-photographer Sun, 02 Jul 2017 11:30:00 GMT
Daniel Junior, baby boy studio newborn session | Frederick MD newborn photographer http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2017/5/daniel-junior-baby-boy-studio-newborn-session-frederick-md-newborn-photographer It was only a few short weeks ago that I got to meet this couple for their outdoor maternity session and now I got to take photos of their new baby boy! Daniel Junior came to my studio in Frederick MD for his first photo shoot and he did great! This little guy slept for almost his whole session and let us play around with some of his daddy's work gear. I love when people bring meaningful props to their shoot and this family really wanted to capture daddy's important police work in their newborn photos. This boy was the smiliest little thing and had the longest legs! I had the best time! Here are some of my favorites from their shoot...

]]>
lindsey@orthostichy.com (Lindsey Welch Photography | Frederick MD) Best Photographer Breastfeeding Frederick Frederick, Maryland Maryland Maternity Photographer Newborn Photographer Washington DC photographer photography http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2017/5/daniel-junior-baby-boy-studio-newborn-session-frederick-md-newborn-photographer Thu, 25 May 2017 03:20:07 GMT
Matas: Baby boy studio newborn session | Frederick MD newborn photographer http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2017/5/matas-baby-boy-studio-newborn-session-frederick-md-newborn-photographer What a joy it was to meet baby Matas in my in-home studio in Frederick MD! His mom and dad booked his session a couple of months in advance and I waited patiently for the day I would meet this little one! Matas did great for his first photo shoot and spent the first half of the session fast asleep. After that, he was too excited and interested in what we were doing but we got some great awake shots! Here are some favorites from Matas' newborn photo session!

]]>
lindsey@orthostichy.com (Lindsey Welch Photography | Frederick MD) Best Photographer Frederick Frederick, Maryland Maryland Newborn Photographer Washington DC photographer photography http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2017/5/matas-baby-boy-studio-newborn-session-frederick-md-newborn-photographer Mon, 15 May 2017 20:45:00 GMT
Outdoor Spring maternity session by the lake | Frederick MD maternity photographer http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2017/5/outdoor-spring-maternity-session-by-the-lake-frederick-md-maternity-photographer I love when clients invite me to their local neighborhood for sessions and this maternity session was no exception. This family live in an amazing subdivision right by a beautiful lake. Of course I jumped at the chance to take their maternity photos there! I love taking maternity photos, capturing mamas in the prime of their pregnancy, with not long to go until the baby comes! So exciting! Here are some of my favorites from their outdoor maternity session. 

]]>
lindsey@orthostichy.com (Lindsey Welch Photography | Frederick MD) Best Photographer Children Family Photographer Frederick Frederick, Maryland Lake Maryland Maternity Maternity Photographer Washington DC photographer photography http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2017/5/outdoor-spring-maternity-session-by-the-lake-frederick-md-maternity-photographer Fri, 12 May 2017 19:00:00 GMT
Ava, baby girl newborn studio session | Frederick MD newborn photographer http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2017/5/ava-baby-girl-newborn-studio-session-frederick-md-newborn-photographer Ava was a little older than the average newborn when she came to my in home studio in Frederick MD for her newborn photo session but she rocked it! Sleepy little thing spent the whole time napping and we got so many lovely photos for her family! Here are some of my favorites!

]]>
lindsey@orthostichy.com (Lindsey Welch Photography | Frederick MD) Best Photographer Frederick Frederick, Maryland Maryland Newborn Photographer Washington DC photographer photography http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2017/5/ava-baby-girl-newborn-studio-session-frederick-md-newborn-photographer Wed, 10 May 2017 10:45:00 GMT
Outdoor maternity session in Spring | Frederick MD maternity photographer http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2017/5/outdoor-maternity-session-in-spring-frederick-md-maternity-photographer I was so excited to meet this couple for their Spring maternity session! The weather was perfect, warm and sunny, always so unpredictable in March! We wandered around Gambrill Mill, taking in the early Spring flowers and listening to the sounds of the birds and frogs by the pond. I'm so excited to meet this baby boy! 

 

]]>
lindsey@orthostichy.com (Lindsey Welch Photography | Frederick MD) Best Photographer Frederick Frederick, Maryland Maryland Maternity Maternity Photographer Washington DC photographer photography http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2017/5/outdoor-maternity-session-in-spring-frederick-md-maternity-photographer Mon, 08 May 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Spring time outdoor family maternity session | Frederick MD Maternity Photographer http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2017/4/spring-time-outdoor-family-maternity-session-frederick-md-maternity-photographer I really love doing maternity sessions and when the session is for one of your dearest friends, it makes it even more special. I first met this family when I took newborn photos of their first daughter. Then I was honored to attend the birth of their son a couple of years ago. And now they are expecting their second baby girl! I'm so excited to see this family grow! We met at their home in Damascus for a family maternity session. It was a beautiful Spring evening for their photos and it was so much fun to capture their family, seeing all of their personalities shining through! Can't wait to meet this baby girl!

]]>
lindsey@orthostichy.com (Lindsey Welch Photography | Frederick MD) Best Photographer Family Photographer Frederick Frederick, Maryland Maryland Maternity Maternity Photographer Newborn Photographer Washington DC photographer photography http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2017/4/spring-time-outdoor-family-maternity-session-frederick-md-maternity-photographer Fri, 21 Apr 2017 20:48:34 GMT
Mother Blessing | Frederick MD maternity photographer http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2017/4/mother-blessing-frederick-md-maternity-photographer It is always an honor to attend a Mother Blessing. This ceremony is given to a pregnant woman during her third trimester and is a celebration of that woman and of her bringing new life into the world. It's like a baby shower for the mother! Every woman should have a Mother Blessing. A chance to share stories, recognize fears and ignite passion for the upcoming birth. So many wonderful things can emerge from the fires of a Mother Blessing and I am very blessed to be a part of the lives of these mamas.

]]>
lindsey@orthostichy.com (Lindsey Welch Photography | Frederick MD) Best Photographer Birth Photographer Frederick Frederick, Maryland Maryland Maternity Photographer Newborn Photographer Washington DC photographer photography http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2017/4/mother-blessing-frederick-md-maternity-photographer Thu, 20 Apr 2017 21:18:29 GMT
Brock: Baby Boy Newborn Studio Session | Frederick MD Newborn Photographer http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2017/4/brock-baby-boy-newborn-studio-session-frederick-md-newborn-photographer I love newborn sessions so much and they are even more special when they are repeat clients! It was only a couple of short years ago that I took Kennedy's newborn photos and now this family were back in my studio in Frederick MD for Brock's newborn session! Brock did great during his session, sleepy little guy. How lovely it was to see them all again and capture another sweet newborn session! Here are some of my favorites from Brock's newborn photo session.

]]>
lindsey@orthostichy.com (Lindsey Welch Photography | Frederick MD) Best Photographer Family Photographer Frederick Frederick, Maryland Maryland Newborn Photographer Washington DC photographer photography http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2017/4/brock-baby-boy-newborn-studio-session-frederick-md-newborn-photographer Wed, 19 Apr 2017 21:17:25 GMT
Maggie turned one! Happy birthday cake smash session | Frederick MD baby photographer http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2017/4/maggie-turned-one-happy-birthday-cake-smash-session-frederick-md-baby-photographer Baby Maggie turned one year old and came to my studio in Frederick MD for her cake smash session! We chose to go all-out pink for her photos! Maggie's mommy also brought a cake stand that belonged to her Aunt Lauren. Lauren tragically passed away a few years ago but is kept alive by the whole family in so many little ways. It was so nice to be able to incorporate the cake stand into Maggie's birthday photos!

Happy birthday baby girl, what a year you've had!

]]>
lindsey@orthostichy.com (Lindsey Welch Photography | Frederick MD) Best Photographer Child Photographer Children Frederick Frederick, Maryland Maryland Newborn Photographer photographer photography http://www.lindseywelchphotography.com/blog/2017/4/maggie-turned-one-happy-birthday-cake-smash-session-frederick-md-baby-photographer Sat, 08 Apr 2017 11:45:00 GMT