Luminous, intentional art that speaks to the authenticity of your love
Whether you’re hoping to celebrate your anniversary or preserve the fleeting moments of motherhood into enduring heirlooms, I’m here to help you hold tight to the times that pass in the blink of an eye with modern and timeless photos.
YOUR GREATEST MILESTONES CAPTURED
From illustrating the beauty of expecting, the joy of welcoming your newborn baby into this world, and documenting your growing family every year, I strive to create imagery that will endure and hold beauty for future generations. Whether it is two or twenty years from now, my hope is that viewing the images we create together will be a deeply nostalgic experience. Each frame is part of a comprehensive visual essay that is meticulously crafted to transport you back to the laughter, happiness, and joy of each moment.
A warm welcome
I can’t wait to tell your family’s incredible story through my lens
Hello, and thank you for stopping by! Each year, I take a limited number of portrait commissions. Many of my clients are former wedding couples or colleagues in the creative industry who know and value the priceless moments that we will create and document together. As a fellow mother, I know that having your family photographed can feel daunting. From the wardrobe planning, to getting everyone on board the day of the session, I will be with you every step of the way to provide guidance and set us up for success. I am so thankful for my patrons that entrust me with capturing these amazing life milestones, and am honored that you are considering working with me too!
During our consultation, we’ll discuss light, location, and your kid’s nap schedule amongst other factors to determine the logistics of your session.
A signed contract and 50% retainer, both of which can be taken care of online, reserves your date in my calendar. From there, I’ll provide resources and input for what to wear and other session considerations.
On the day of the shoot, all you need to do is show up and smile. I'll direct you through a mixture of poses, groupings, and interactions, guided by an editorial eye and relaxed approach. The result is a collection of authentic portraits that tell the story of your family and the love that you all share.
Grab the tissue box, your images are ready! You can expect your images to be ready within 3-4 weeks of your session. All images are delivered fully edited in high resolution via a digital gallery where you can order prints, download, and share with loved ones.
+ Pre-session consultation + wardrobe planning
+ Up to 60 minutes at home or on location
+ 40+ fully edited high resolution image files
+ Online gallery with digital download and print release
+ Up to 5 individuals (including pets) per session
+ Travel included within 15 mile radius of Rockville, MD
this collection Includes:
Lifestyle Portrait Session
Looking for newborn portraits? Learn more here!
Anniversary, maternity, seniors, family
“Winnie is such a gem! I could not be happier with our beautiful photos and just the opportunity to have worked with Winnie. She is a true professional— calm, gentle, patient, lighthearted, sweet, and makes you feel so comfortable throughout the entire process. Not to mention she is so incredibly talented! We are so thankful she was able to capture such a special time in our lives.”
What do we do if it rains?
I keep an eye on the weather especially during the rainier months to see if we need to reschedule to another day. I usually make weather calls 24-48 hours prior to our session and will provide plenty of notice if there is a chance that we need to find an alternate date.
What should we wear?
I happily help with selecting your wardrobe! I encourage my clients to get a little dressy and have your hair/makeup done professionally- it gets you excited for the session, and when you feel good, you look good. In general, neutrals, earth tones, pastels or lighter colors look great in any environment. Smaller prints or accent colors can also work well! Send over any options you’re considering and I’d love to help with your selection.
Can we add additional people to our session?
Sessions include up to 5 people. Additional individuals may be added for $30/person. Please include pets as part of your total head count.
Help! We’re awkward and my kids don’t sit still
Unless you've modeled professionally, you're probably going to feel awkward in front of the camera initially. As I coach you through the session and provide posing guidance, I think you'll find that being photographed can actually be fun. And don't worry about your kids. I’m well versed in capturing even the busiest of little ones.
Do you charge a travel fee to X?
All portrait sessions include travel within a 15 mile radius of Rockville, Maryland. For bookings outside of this radius, please contact me for a custom quote.
Where should we take our photos?
I always suggest choosing a location that means something to your family! It could be a local park, your favorite part of the city, or even your home (especially if you have rambunctious little ones). As long as we have some natural light and you all feel comfortable in that space we are good to go. However, if you love exploring new places or need some suggestions, feel free to ask me. I’ve got a list of places that I love photographing at and always up for brainstorming more!