Illustrating the beauty of expecting, the joy of welcoming your newborn baby into this world, and documenting your growing family every year for generations.
I’m Winnie, a portrait and wedding photographer based in Rockville, Maryland. My love of photography emerged from my passion for traveling (37 countries and counting!) and the desire to encapsulate the joy and happiness that each new adventure brings. I apply this philosophy to the people I photograph, with the knowledge that these photographs are an enduring legacy that will be passed down for generations.
Each year, I take a limited number of portrait commissions. These sessions are typically held Monday-Thursday and can take in the comfort of your home, or in a location local to the DC area. I employ a lifestyle approach to my work, striving to capture authentic interactions between you and your family, guided by an editorial eye and relaxed approach. Many of my lifestyle 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. 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 as well!
Lifestyle Portrait Session
MATERNITY • NEWBORN • FAMILY • COUPLES
Pre-session consultation + wardrobe planning
1 hour at home or on location
40+ fully edited high resolution image files
Online gallery with digital download and print release
Up to 4 individuals per session
Travel included within 15 mile radius of Rockville, MD
When and where should we take photos?
What should we wear?
All sessions include a consultation to discuss timing and location. For outdoor sessions, I generally shoot at sunrise or just before sunset, when light is the most flattering. For families with young children, we'll also take nap/bedtime into consideration to ensure everyone is at their happiest for the session. Locations that have a variety of scenery, minimal crowds, and lots of light tend to work well. I'm happy to provide a few locations if you'd like recommendations.
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 your considering and I’d love to help with your selection!
What is your turnaround time?
What happens if it rains? Can we reschedule?
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.
You can expect to receive your fully edited online gallery 2-3 weeks after your session date.
Can we add additional people to our session?
How do I book a session?
Sessions include up to 4 people. Additional individuals may be added for $30/person
Once we decide on a date/location, I’ll send you a contract and an invoice. To reserve your session date, I require a signed contract and non-refundable 50 percent retainer fee. Your invoice can be paid online ACH transfer or via check. The remaining amount is due one week before the session. Sessions booked one month or less from the session date are due in full at time of booking.