Down Syndrome

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Nurseries are always fun rooms to decorate! And when decorating for your baby, it’s a great idea to leave the theme of the nursery not be centered around the child being a baby, since they’re only a baby for a short little while. Keeping the theme of the nursery all to one decor scheme allows […]

Education, Newborn, Other

January 31, 2020

Gorgeous Nursery Themes Your Baby Won’t Outgrow

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When booking your maternity photo shoot in Frederick, Maryland, there are many factors to what makes a great photo shoot… what you wear is definitely a big one! Remember one of the best things about choosing Lauren McCormick Photography as your maternity photographer – is all the gowns I offer my clients! These gowns have […]

Education, Maternity

December 23, 2019

What should I wear to my maternity photo shoot?

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This beautiful mama was radiating in a red velvet maternity gown! We picked a gorgeous day that left us with a beautiful sunset, and a little surprise in the end (see last photo)! I had so much fun photographing this special time for them! These are just a snippet of their beautiful images. There were […]


December 15, 2019

Stunning mama in velvet maternity gown

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I thought it would be fun to compare a photo I edited and hear what your preference is!  Before Photo After I finished the full gallery, I realized I didn’t have many vertical photos (which I realize, in general I just don’t shoot many vertical for newborn). So I found a similar photo and decided […]


November 27, 2019

Black and white or color?

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When chatting with potential clients, I go over a LOT of information. But sometimes they ask me “what questions do other moms ask?” or even “What other questions should I be asking you?” Another thing that sometimes comes up, is people turning me down saying a “friend” is going to take the newborn photos. So […]

Education, Newborn

November 24, 2019

How should I pick a newborn photographer?

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This is one of those maternity images that I am incredibly proud of. Absolutely half of it, is capturing a beautiful image in camera, but taking it to this level really made me quite happy! This gorgeous mama requested this dress and location, and the light was just amazing that day! Check out her beautiful […]

Education, Maternity

November 19, 2019

Maternity Photo Shoot Editing – Before and After

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Disclaimer: These are only a few local locations. I have a more detailed (password protected) blog post I wrote with more locations. I’ve compiled just a few beautiful locations around Frederick, Maryland that are beautiful for photo shoots. There are many more, these are just a few! Each location has different things to offer, so […]

Education, Maternity

November 11, 2019

Best locations for maternity photo shoots in Frederick

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I get asked a lot by potential clients “Will you let me know what to bring to our newborn photo shoot?” And YES of course I will! As a client, when you book with me I will send you a questionnaire that will personalize and customize your photo shoot to YOUR preferences (I’ll ask you […]

Education, Newborn

November 11, 2019

What to bring to a newborn photo shoot?

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Boy do I LOVE cake smash sessions! I feel like, as a photographer – this is where I am able to be the most creative! Typically, we chat by phone and discuss ideas you may be open to. If you have no ideas, I have tons and can share many images with you that I’ve […]

Education, Milestone

November 5, 2019

Custom Cake Smashes for your baby!

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Babies with Down Syndrome have always made my heart swell so big! Their sweet smiles are simply contagious! I can’t tell you how happy I am every time someone reaches out for these photo shoots, I wish I could do more. You can see a gallery of the babies with Down syndrome I’ve photographed previously […]

Down Syndrome, Milestone

October 16, 2019

Baby girl with Down Syndrome Succulent Cake Smash