“We do not need Magic to change the world.  We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already, we have the power to imagine better.” – JK Rowling

Every child loves to play dress up. I love being able to capture these imagination-filled sessions for my clients as a Baltimore area photographer.  Emmy is a bright and magical little girl, and we themed her special make-believe session around one of her most favorite stories – Harry Potter.  I loved being able to showcase her as the intelligent, beautiful young woman she is. Along with the help of a little bit of imaginative photography.

Emmy’s Make Believe Afternoon

Much of my schedule is full of traditional wedding, maternity, newborn, and milestone photos. Needless to say, offering make-believe sessions is so exciting for me. We are thrilled to be able to have our young clients model for us while we test magical sets and concepts within our studio.  

During this session we were able to capture Emmy contemplating her magic book of spells. Practicing some potions and then journaling her results with a feather quill pen.  Her scarlet and gold scarf represents the Gryffindor house. Where only the most brave and true students are accepted. She’s an obvious fit, don’t you think?

Honest and Brave

I know Emmy will be able to carry these values of strength and determination with her into her teen years. She will have the photos to remind her of the talented young woman she is inside.  My favorite effect was including Hedwig the owl in some stunning shots.

Make believe sessions are perfect for those years of childhood where we’re immersed in big ideas and wild imaginative adventures. Being a part of this process for Emmy was a wonderful experience.

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Being a part of the cultivation of a child’s imagination is such a wonderful feeling. I loved being Emmy’s Baltimore Child Photographer! Your milestone and child photographer, is located Elkridge Maryland, between Washington DC and Baltimore, MD making Kat Forder Photography convenient for families and groups 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, and 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 Professional Headshot Photographer | Cheryl

Meet Cheryl, a local professional who recently spent the day with us for a headshot session. Cheryl is a very talented woman, and needed the perfect headshot to match her fun, yet professional personality.

Variety is the Spice of Life

We decided on the colors, poses, and style choices because of Cheryl’s specific business needs. She wanted to convey an “approachable” look, as well as being professional and personable. I loved this headshot session. Not only were we were able to stick with the more traditional style of headshots…but we were able to have fun with it as well. For instance, Cheryl wore a few solid colored shirts. But also wore one that was brightly colored with bold prints on it. We were also able to sneak in a couple of photos with a gorgeous red chair. Adding a little bit of personality and color is a great touch to headshot photos.

Cheryl is a contributor to a book titled Big Dreams, Small Garden: A Guide to Creating Something Extraordinary in Your Ordinary Space. Her headshot appears on a page in the wonderful text. Be sure to check out this wonderful guide to gardening by clicking on the link below! Also, be sure to take a peek at her website as well.

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The opportunity to be Cheryl’s Baltimore Professional Headshot Photographer was such an incredible treat. She sure is going big places! Your professional 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 as well as professional 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 Baby Milestone Photographer | Little Prince Cake Smash Session

“All grown-ups were once children, but only a few of them remember it.”

Capturing this Little Prince’s first birthday cake smash was an absolute joy to me!  I feel like I have gotten to know this amazing family over the last year. I’ve gotten to photograph his six– and nine-month milestone sessions.  I can’t help but imagine this sweetheart’s parents looking through their gallery wall portraits. I’ve loved building his album, and treasure box. And am amazed at how much their little one has changed from a newborn to a toddler!  It’s certainly a bittersweet time to be so proud of all your child is able to do. But also nostalgic for those tender little baby moments when his tiny little hand could barely grasp around his dad’s finger.

Look How He’s Grown!

During this session, props which had been used during his previous sessions. These were incorporated to illustrate how Logan has grown and changed over the year.  It’s one more simple and meaningful way we were able to represent Logan’s development and add to his keepsake treasure box.

I was excited these rescue pups were featured in this one-year session as well!  Seeing how these handsome fur-babies have grown alongside this charming little man.  He loves his best friends, and the bond and happiness between all of them is so evident as he smiles and giggles when they share their wet puppy kisses with him!   

A Sweet Cake Smash Session

And what first birthday session would be complete without a cake smash?!  This family chose a Little Prince theme for their own little prince this year.  I couldn’t think of a more wonderful symbol of Logan’s first year and his place in his family’s heart!

This, truly this, is what makes my job as a Baltimore Baby Milestone Photographer one of the greatest joys for me in my life.  Capturing the growing curiosity and personality of a baby and the love of a family is so important.

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Oh boy, how this little guy has grown! Being his Baltimore Baby Milestone Photographer over this last year has been such a sweet treat! Your milestone 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!

LGBT Family Friendly Photographer | Baby Finley

Sweet baby Finley was born into a loving and supportive family with two amazing moms.  She is a blessed little girl to be a part of this beautiful growing family and I am so happy they chose me to photograph this newborn session.  Her moms wanted to be sure that her first portraits included some of the most important people in their lives right now.  This included both grandmas and an auntie. How touching!

Three Generations of Love for Finley

Since we had three generations of love for Finley, we wanted to capture an image of this.  I love the way the image turned out.  They symbolism of everyone’s hands holding baby Finley up is impactful.  We also wanted to be sure to capture Finley with her mom’s tattoo that symbolizes the story of their family.

It was important to represent the family and the interests of this amazing LGBT Family in their Newborn Session.  One of Finley’s moms is a service member and one is a softball player.  The images of Finley surrounded by mom’s uniform pieces and the American Flag backdrop is very powerful.  The image of her snuggled up to the softball is adorable and mom holding her in her mitt, precious.  Finley’s nickname is monkey, hence the priceless image of her wrapped up with the sock monkey.

It was a great pleasure to capture these meaningful images for this modern family. The love and support this little on has is clear and the symbolic images we captured are sure to last a lifetime.

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Just look at how sweet little Finley is nestled between her sweet mommies. I adored being their LGBT Family Friendly Photographer! Your newborn 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 High School Senior Photographer | Joe

I love this time of year when I get to do lots of Senior pictures! I get the opportunity to get to know the student, and I love hearing about all of their dreams that they have for their future! After getting to know my excited senior, I always try to match their personality to the shoot in order to make it unique to them!

Congratulations Joe!

Joe is graduating high school this year. Wahoo!! He is looking forward to pursuing his education in business. As an avid video gamer, I incorporated colored smoke to create a game-like environment! He really appreciated that I brought his interests to life and represented him properly in each shot. After getting some really fun shots, we made sure to capture a few professional headshots in the studio. I know that he will be able to use these to his advantage while job hunting. Maybe even when internship searching in the upcoming year!

The American Visionary Art Museum

Later, we decided to explore the ground of the American Visionary Art Museum. Afterwards we adventured over to the historic Federal Hill in Baltimore. I wanted to make this day all about him and create some special memories to look back on for years to come.

Senior year was my favorite year in high school, so I wanted Joe to enjoy it as much as possible! I know that he will do great at anything he sets his mind to. Congratulations again Joe!

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Getting to document such an exciting time in Joe’s life was such a treat as his Baltimore High School Senior Photographer. Congratulations to the grad!

Kat Forder Photography is a team of studio and on-location photographers in Elkridge Maryland focusing on full-service newborn photography, child, and senior photography.  We work most often in Baltimore County, Columbia Maryland, Silver Spring, Annapolis, Howard County, Montgomery County and in Ontario, Canada.  Contact us today to reserve your session, or explore behind the scenes on Instagram and follow us on Facebook for promotions and previews.