Family Maternity Shoot in Silver Spring, MD

It was 6:30 in the morning. The sun had just started rising less than an hour before. This family of four, soon to be five, were morning people. And good for them because the light was perfect and the weather was dreamy for this May morning. I love this family because they are so laid back and chill. For great photography, you don't have to have a sophisticated location, just open space and even light. So when I recommended that we shoot at the open sports fields next to their apartment complex that their oldest son affectionately called their "backyard," they were game. 

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When working with my couples and families, I like to make our sessions fun and relaxed as I work to produce authentic images, capturing the stories that matter most to each family. The joy and smiles you see are genuine and natural, and I wouldn't have it another other way.

I have the privilege of knowing Shala personally. I know her enthusiasm and energy so I was expecting this to be a fun and relaxing experience.
— Maria Tietcheu
The entire process was easy. With two young kids you often wonder and think about how the kids will respond, will they be bored, cooperative, and engaged. My sons were not only cooperative and engaged, they had a blast! The way in which Shala engaged them in the process and really made it fun was amazing. We laughed throughout and had a lot of fun.
— Maria Tietcheu
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I would totally do this again. It was fun, easy, and natural! And the pictures are incredible, they are images and memories that will be passed down for generations.
— Maria Tietcheu
Not only is the quality of the work incredible, each pose and image captures a very intimate moment. We can look back at each picture and remember a specific memory or funny story.
— Maria Tietcheu