• Lauren Fitzgerald is a Maryland photographer specializing in pregnancy and child photography. Lauren is the only photographer in the region to offer a beautifully scenic, park-like setting and indoor portrait studio in one destination. Organic and emotive, Lauren's photographic style has made her a popular choice among maternity/newborn and child photographers in the Washington-Baltimore area. Her work is deliberately natural and simple, the result of over 30 years of photographic experience. Lauren works exclusively out of Valleybrook Studios in Howard County, Maryland.

Spring Portrait Event (Maryland Portrait Photographer)

Our Fall event was so successful, we have decided to hold another one in May!

New Sibling Portrait Studies (Maryland Child Photographer)

As the mother of three children, I have a fascination with the unique and complex relationship of siblings.  I have always felt so fortunate to have had a sibling growing-up, and love watching the relationship my own children have with one-another.  I realized recently that my favorite photo sessions are the ones that focus on brothers and sisters.  I love watching how they interact and how that comes across in images.   I’ve therefore added a new photo session JUST for brothers and sisters. The new Sibling Portrait Study is a session for siblings between the ages of 4-18.  Children must be able to follow directions and participate in the process.  The sessions are a partnership between the photographer and the children in an effort to bring out the dynamics of the sibling relationship to capture images that are organic rather than solely posed.

Currently, all clients booking a Sibling Portrait Study in March will receive a complimentary 8×10 and sheet of wallets.  Please contact me if you would like to get your children on the schedule.


Turning the corner (Maryland child photographer) Storybook photography

It’s probably obvious that I have been neglecting my blog over the past  year.  To be honest, the time constraints of being a mom (now with three children in three different schools), a wife and a business owner has forced me to make some difficult choices.  I had hoped to blog some of this fall’s sessions, and perhaps I will over the winter break when I will have more time.  The sad but honest truth is, it’s getting harder each year to stretch myself so thin and still get 6 or more hours of sleep a night.

Over the past few years I have also become serious about running.  As anyone who runs knows, once you take that step from casual runner to avid runner, it becomes a part of  your life that’s impossible to live without it.  Needless to say, in order to fulfill my duties as mom, wife, photographer and runner, something had to give.  Sadly, my blogging schedule was the first to go.

But on to the future…

In January my business will take a new turn with my new venture, ImagineMe.  These are artistic, concept sessions for children ages 4-14 (essentially, any child old enough to follow directions and enjoy dramatic, fantasy play.) In the beginning, only one concept will be offered per month, and openings will be limited.  Brochures are almost completed and will be available after the first of the year.  With this new adventure and the more exclusive nature of my business, I will be able to dedicate more time to each client, producing custom, one-of-a-kind artwork and products.  I am hoping the blog will also be resurrected; either here or in another location and format. And while I cannot reveal all of the details yet, I will be posting some previews of my first few Imagine Me sessions here over the next several weeks, just to give you a small window into the world of concept photography and what these sessions are about.

Happy Holidays!!



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