Maryland Extended Family Photos | The Kirsch Family

Family Session

I first met Allie last fall at the Caesars Fall Fest. I had so much fun with her and her kids, so you can imagine my excitement when she reached out shortly after the event about planning an extended family session. She wanted to work with her sister to surprise their mom with photos for her birthday. After some back and forth, we decided to wait until springtime when the weather would be nicer. I’m glad we did because their session day couldn’t have been more beautiful!

Maryland Extended Family Photos at Woodlawn Manor

I don’t usually shoot up this way, so I reached out to a photographer friend who helped me choose a location. (Thanks, Christina!) We settled on Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park and it was a great spot for this group. The greenspace in front of the Manor House gave us a beautiful backdrop and great light. Plus, the long driveway was lined with trees, so once the sun went down behind them, we had another stunning spot. The photos of everyone walking together under the trees are my favorite posed shots of the day!

If you’ve had a session with me before though, you know we don’t just stay in static poses. Especially when kids are involved, I love movement! After getting all the staple shots, I asked the kids if they wanted to run. With their resounding yes, I knew it was a perfect opportunity for the classic tackle dad shot. All five of the kids lined up and giggled their way across the lawn to their dads. It was a fun way to wrap up a beautiful evening.

If you are interested in Maryland extended family photos, please reach out to me. I would love to learn more about your family and see if we’d be a good fit!


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I've been navigating military life with my family since 2008. In that time, I went from a full-time classroom teacher to an online course designer to a photographer. Actually, I still teach a little math on the side because I just love it too much!

Through it all, I've discovered how passionate I am about connecting with military families. Whether it's taking photos at a retirement ceremony, coaching a fellow milspouse photographer, or just grabbing coffee with a new squadron friend, I love this community. And as a teacher at heart, I'm excited to use this space to share what I've learned about business and life with you.


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