Love stories aren’t just about weddings! Engagements, growing bellies, new babies, and family interactions are all memories you cherish. I capture these incredible moments to tell your family story for generations.

DC and Baltimore family photography sessions should NOT be stressful! When I capture your family, I want everyone relaxed and having fun, even if that requires a drink or two prior to the session… (ahem, dads!) 🙂

I guide you through the entire process from booking to outfit choices to deciding on location.  I will hold your hand through the entire process, as much or as little as you need. Custom photography is about capturing your family’s wild and sweet sides and creating a one-of-a-kind experience. No pissed off dads and tantrums that last an hour. We quickly move from activity to activity to keep your littles happy! (And if there IS a tantrum, let’s capture it while we laugh at your tiny tyrant! We’ve all been there! THIS IS REAL LIFE!)

The session is an enjoyable experience! No strict, rigid posing. No yelling. No arguing. No “cheese”. You want your family photographs to portray love, connection, and happiness. With my tips and tricks, everyone walks away excited and ready to do it again. Kids are wild at heart. Let’s not tame them for some fake, awkward smiles photo. Your experience and your images will be beautifully, perfectly REAL and an expression of your love.

When you receive your keepsakes, I want you to catch your breath. I want your heart to fill with happiness as you look at your children’s adorable smiles and re-live the warm embraces captured and unforgettable memories that we turned into a relic. Your family will have heirlooms to remind them of the amazing childhood and connections that exist in their family.

I offer on-location and in-home family, newborn, and maternity sessions. Your family is unique, and we will capture genuine interactions. Do you love to bake? Is your family into riding bikes? Do you fly kites? We can choose an activity that your family loves to create an even more custom experience.

All family sessions include:

  • a 1 hour custom photography session where we will run wild and capture some amazing moments in the process
  • travel to the location that suits your family’s style and personality. bonus points if the session includes a favorite family activity, such as boating, fishing, hiking, baking, board games, playing with pets, etc . . .
  • pre-session styling consult to help you choose what to wear to look your best. i take the guess work out and guide you through your choices, complete with a pinterest board of inspirational choices.
  • hand edits of your images with the best 30-40 presented to you in an online gallery. I will work to help you select and order artwork of your favorite photos. Prints and canvases not your thing? Albums are the perfect choice for storing, sharing, and oogling your photos for generations. I offer a variety of ways to enjoy your art work! Shoot me an email for my client guide!

In addition, I will guide you through all of the options of displaying your photos as well as choosing gifts for family and friends. grandma and grandpa will want these photos displayed in their home! Email to book your session and to see what amazing heirlooms are available to cherish these family moments!

Full family sessions start at $495 with a variety of keepsakes and heirlooms available both in art collections and à la carte. I’ll hold your hand through this process, so it’s neither scary nor overwhelming. I want you to enjoy your photos on a DAILY basis and smile each time you see them, recounting the amazing adventure called parenthood that you’re on. Contact me to discuss your vision for your image and to book your amazingly fun and stress-free photo session.


Ready to have an unforgettable experience and gorgeous memories? You betcha!  Message to chat about capturing your family!

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Jacqie Q specializes in Wedding and Lifestyle Photography in Deep Creek Lake, Frederick, Baltimore, and D.C., including Columbia, Urbana, Gaithersburg, Silver Spring, and Rockville. She captures authentic family connections and provides heirlooms that can be enjoyed and cherished for generations.