I just can’t get enough of newborn sessions! It’s such an exciting time for everyone in the family to bring in a new little addition, and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than to have a fun session! This sweet family brought another baby girl home, and these photos really capture the happiness that all of their hearts are feeling right now! We were so thankful that this little angel was in a good mood this day, and slept peacefully for most of the session, and when she did wake up, we managed to get a few smiles out of her that just melted all of our hearts! What a treat it was to be her Baltimore Maryland Newborn Photographer!

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After taking lots of individual shots of her wrapped up all in pink, I had to get some with big sister! She was so proud of her new role in the family, and she couldn’t stop smiling! I loved being able to see the bond that these two already share, and I can already tell they will grow up super close! The real magic began whenever I gathered the entire family around, and they were all just smiling from ear to ear around this sweet baby girl!

You could really tell that they had their whole world in their arms when holding her, and I loved every second of it! I couldn’t wait to get home and start editing, so I could share it with them! I am so thankful that I could capture this special time in their lives, and give them something that they will cherish for years to come!

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Your baby photographer, is located Elkridge Maryland, between Washington DC and Baltimore, MD making Kat Forder Photography convenient for families of all sizes.  We are a full-service newborn and child portrait studio with a team of photographers, each with their own specialty.  On location we work most often in Baltimore County, Columbia, Maryland, Catonsville, Severn, Annapolis, Howard County, Montgomery County, and of course we work in-studio as well. Read more about when to schedule your portrait sessions, or explore behind the scenes on Instagram and follow us on Facebook for promotions and previews.  Contact us today to reserve your session!

What a cutie this little guy is! Baby Evan is just 6 days old in these photos. However, his newborn session wasn’t the most typical one! Newborns are usually very sleepy. Therefore, they stay asleep throughout the majority of their sessions. But there must have been too much excitement going on for mister Evan! He wanted to be sure he wasn’t missing out on anything. He had us working hard and learned just how fun it is to NOT sleep, so we got loads of lovely open-eyed images! Beleive me, I’ve learned quite a few tricks over the years though as a Maryland Newborn Photographer!

All babies sleep eventually though, which is just what he did, so we were able to get some dreamy, peaceful, newborn sleepy shots as well. How sweet and cuddly he is! He looked so adorable all snugged up in those little crochet bear and fox outfits. I just love the shots we got of him on our little sail boat prop that we used for his session!

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Evan’s big brother, Blake, was featured in several of the photos as well. He had not yet held his baby brother by himself. So we created other options to allow Mom and Dad to display these two brothers in images together! Blake was so full of excitement throughout the entire session. He told me that he was so happy to have a little brother. He can’t wait for him to get a little older, so he has someone to toss the football and baseball with outside!
As you can see in these photos, Blake has the most adorable and sweet personality! The excitement and love this family has for each other is so strong! I’m so blessed to be able to capture such a special time in their lives, and I can’t wait to see what their future brings! 
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Your baby photographer, is located Elkridge Maryland, between Washington DC and Baltimore, MD making Kat Forder Photography convenient for families of all sizes.  We are a full-service newborn and child portrait studio with a team of photographers, each with their own specialty.  On location we work most often in Baltimore County, Columbia, Maryland, Catonsville, Severn, Annapolis, Howard County, Montgomery County, and of course we work in-studio as well. Read more about when to schedule your portrait sessions, or explore behind the scenes on Instagram and follow us on Facebook for promotions and previews.  Contact us today to reserve your session!

Time is so fleeting. Once you have children it especially seems to fly by in the blink of an eye. One day you’re barely able to hold your eyes open because you have a newborn up half the night, and the next you’re dragging a teenager out of bed for school. You go from tripping over toy cars and Legos, to suddenly trying to figure out when your baby grew up so much that they’re asking for the keys to the car. A real, driving, working car. What happened to Fisher Price, and how did it go so fast?

About this Session

Zarah’s family is likely one wondering how kindergarten graduation seemed like yesterday, when her high school graduation is right around the corner. I recently photographed this beautiful family, along with some individual senior portraits of Zarah. She is a talented dancer, and we got some great portraits of her in her dance attire as well. We were able to take advantage of the beautiful Fall foliage at the Cylburn Arboretum in Baltimore, which I loved! I featured a behind the scenes shot of a couple of their ordered prints on my Instagram, which you can view here. They ordered stunning metal prints, which is a new item offered in the studio!

Zarah is a wonderful young woman, and I know she has a bright future ahead of her! I look forward to seeing her younger brother for his senior portraits soon, although I know for his parents, the moment will probably come all too quickly.

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As a Maryland Cake Smash Photographer, I love seeing families grow, and especially watching their children grow up throughout the years. Babies grow and change so quickly, especially in the first couple of years. So it is such a treat when I get to photograph them throughout their milestones and see just how much they have grown!

Cake Smash sessions with our studio are unique. We provide the cake, wardrobe and complete set design based on a theme you are most interested in.  We knew we needed to choose colors that coordinated with his first session AND reflected his family’s current interests.  This outdoor adventure and camping theme was perfect for this adventurous little guy! I photographed Oliver as a newborn and he was such an easy-going baby. When his parents came to me for his one year cake smash photos, I was so excited to incorporate their ideas for his birthday theme!

About this Session

Oliver’s family loves the outdoors, and his first birthday party will be a camping adventure theme. We hand painted the main backdrops, and added some of our favorite hand-made props to complete the scene as well. All of us had a lot of fun incorporating this into his session, from the fisherman set-up to the adorable campfire and marshmallow cake. The cake smash background is custom painted, in-house for a completely unique experience. The custom campfire cake was made by one of my favorite local businesses, The Village Junction Bakery. Oliver dug right into the marshmallows when it came time to smash the cake! What a champ!

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He was such an easy subject, and had fun throughout the whole session (as you can easily see with all the giggles!). We started with the “clean” portraits, the messy cake-smash portion, and followed up with a tidy-up bath afterwards. Somewhere along the way, we discovered that Oliver LOVES teddy bears. Really, REALLY loves teddies. So we made an additional impromptu scene with a whole pile of teddies. How adorable! You would’ve thought we just gave him the world when we sat him down in the teddy pile! Check out those smiles. I hope Oliver gets a giant teddy bear for his upcoming birthday, and I can’t wait to document his milestones in the years to come!

We’re so looking forward to delivering some new prints and wall art to this family in time for their family’s first birthday celebration later this month!

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How could you not fall in love with that smile as a Maryland Cake Smash Photographer?!

Your baby photographer, is located Elkridge Maryland, between Washington DC and Baltimore, MD making Kat Forder Photography convenient for families of all sizes.  We are a full-service newborn and child portrait studio with a team of photographers, each with their own specialty.  On location we work most often in Baltimore County, Columbia, Maryland, Catonsville, Severn, Annapolis, Howard County, Montgomery County, and of course we work in-studio as well. Read more about when to schedule your portrait sessions, or explore behind the scenes on Instagram and follow us on Facebook for promotions and previews.  Contact us today to reserve your session!

Baltimore Event Photographer | Cinday + Gary

Everyone looks forward to their picture perfect wedding day. The celebration, the gathering of family and friends, and all the little details that go into creating just the right atmosphere. We all fantasize about the future but do we really know what marriage will look like when times get tough?  When limits are tested and patience wears thin? When your husband drinks the last of the coffee and the kids have been up since 5 am destroying the house?

It’s hard to envision the nitty-gritty when you’re planning that beautiful celebration, but the trials don’t elude any of us. We take the good with the bad, the sickness with the health, and smile through the tough times because we know there is always sunshine after the rain. As a Baltimore Event Photographer, we’re lucky enough to capture the beauty of fresh and tested love.

About this Ceremony

Weddings are amazing to capture, but even more amazing is witnessing a lasting love. One that has been through the struggles of life and made it through to the other side. Our team photographer Robin was lucky enough to witness a love like that when she photographed Cinday and Gary at their 25th anniversary celebration. They had an intimate gathering with family at the Elkridge Furnace Inn. We love this local location and have photographed several events here, including this gorgeous wedding.

Twenty-five years…What an accomplishment! A quarter of a century navigating all life’s twists and turns together. It is definitely something to celebrate, and this couple and their family did just that! It was a beautiful event, with great food, beautiful floral arrangements, and love that lit up the entire space. There was hardly a dry eye in the place when Cinday and Gary reaffirmed their vows for one another. They ended the night by sending off Chinese lanterns into the sky, and toasting to the next 25 years to come!

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If you’d like to discuss your own event photography needs, stop by our Elkridge Maryland, studio, located between Washington DC and Baltimore, MD making Kat Forder Photography convenient for families of all sizes.  We are a full-service portrait studio with a team of photographers, each with their own specialty. Read more about when to schedule your portrait sessions, or explore behind the scenes on Instagram and follow us on Facebook for promotions and previews.  Contact us today to reserve your session!