Bria, Matt, and Charlotte Annapolis MD Maternity Session / by Denise McMahon

The Barry family, what can I say? They were simply perfect. When Bria first reached out to me a few months ago, she had no idea I started a photography business. (Note to self, step up on the marketing.) The back story here is that, as a student working my way through college, I worked at The Center for Women in Technology at UMBC, my alma mater, and Bria was the Director of University Initiatives for the center. It was such a pleasant surprise to hear from her after so long (goodness, 2009!) and I was so touched that she wanted me to take photos for her! They have a little girl arriving in September and wanted to capture their little family before baby #2 greets the world. Daddy Barry is surrounded by the ladies and I am 100% positive this guy wouldn't have wanted it any other way.

I met up with them at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis, MD. Annapolis isn't quite that close to me so there was no chance of location scouting ahead of time - except online. Haha! But as you can see below, with a kiss of leftover golden hour sunlight, a bit of shade, and beautiful weather, we were good to go! I hope I get to explore more of that park one day, it was absolutely a dream shooting there. And their little one? The sweetest giggling child! *heart eyes*

To the Barry family, I hope you treasure these images forever. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for trusting me to capture these moments for you. <3 September can't come soon enough!