The Duke Family | Frederick, MD Portraits

December 14, 2023


I’ve got new portraits for you today – let’s head to downtown Frederick for this gorgeous family session. But first! It’s my birthday today, but I wasn’t served breakfast in bed. No, instead my three-year-old kicked open my bedroom door at 6:00 AM shouting out, “WHERE IS THE CAKE?” I get it. I established this household as a Cake For Breakfast House many years ago, taking breaks only at Thanksgiving to make it Pie For Breakfast instead. But the sight of all those rainbow jimmies on top of a swoosh of buttercream means it’s time to celebrate so I found myself slicing chocolate fudge cake before the sun was up.

I say we continue the celebrations with one of my favorite families and their newest addition! Because really, I cannot think of a single thing in this life sweeter than a newborn. I photographed Beth and Kyle’s Frederick engagement session a few years ago, then their wedding in Towson at the Mansion at Valley Country Club, and now – how lucky am I? – their growing family all together. *feeling a little verklempt*

I’m so grateful for another year, and for family, and for the best clients in the world who invite me in time and time again. I’m thrilled that engagement season is upon us because that means we can start this fun cycle all over again! If you’re recently engaged, I’d love to hear from you! I’ve got 2024 and 2025 dates available and you can get in touch with me here.

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After 12 years and over 200 weddings, I've created a wedding experience that is completely unfussy and truly irresistible.

Exceptional, gorgeous photography doesn’t have to be so serious; it can be playful and celebratory. Wanna know what lights me up? Unscripted, in-between moments on fast-paced wedding days and salty cocktail hour snacks. It’s been a thrill to see my work featured in magazines and online, but I’m proudest of all the brides who turned into friends.

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