Claire + Meghan | Hagerstown, MD Photographer

This session marked the beginning of a new chapter for Jennifer Rotz Photography.  The business was built on me being an on-location photographer, which I loved and enjoyed for quite a few years.  It's no secret I shoot with all natural light and I've grown to love this aspect of my work.  But deep down I knew when I shot a session inside a client's home that beautiful opportunities were being missed due to a lack of gorgeous light.  I always made the best out of (sometimes) just a single window, but, as I grew as an artist and photographer, I craved more from my sessions.  So I knew in my heart that I had to create a space with that perfect light for indoor sessions.

I also knew that the space had to represent me.  I'm not your typical studio photographer who enjoys shooting with backdrops or elaborate scenes.  I prefer natural, organic, and timeless.  If I was going to turn my business in a new direction, it still had to be built on my original thoughts and dreams.  The studio had to have great details: beautiful flooring, character, and, of course, amazing natural light.  So after an in-depth search, I found the absolute perfect space.  It may not have looked very pretty when we first saw it, but I have the ability to look beyond imperfections and see what it could be.

After a few months of decisions and hard work, I am so excited to finally be in my new studio shooting sessions in gorgeous natural light.  And I love that I am still able to get natural, lifestyle shots.  Just because I'm shooting in a studio doesn't mean I can't document all the things that make you YOU or your children who they are.

So in order to break the studio in a little, I photographed my beautiful nieces, Claire and Meghan.  This was not Claire's first session with me.  When Claire was getting ready to turn one (Dec. 2009), I asked her Mom if I could try shooting a session for her.  It was my first taste of photographing a human being and not inanimate objects - needless to say I was hooked.  That was truly the beginning of my career, so it was befitting that Claire make another appearance for the growth of my business - this time, however, she is joined by her beautiful sister, Meghan.   I am beyond pleased with shooting in my new space.  It's exactly what I envisioned and I am so excited to see Jennifer Rotz Photography grow.

Meghan just turned 2.  She did amazingly well..she also let me know when she was good :)
Claire is one of the most photogenic children I've ever photographed.  She is just beautiful.

The studio is located at Mulberry Lofts in Hagerstown, MD.  The loft-style space is perfect for children, family, newborn, maternity, and boudoir sessions.  I am hosting a weekend of mini-sessions April 6th/7th and there are still a few spots left.  Read this post for more information.  Also, for more information on our building - check out the website:

Unknown (March 25, 2013 at 4:16 PM)  

such sweet pictures! and gorgeous light! can't wait to see more! would love to see your studio sometime :)

jennifer (March 25, 2013 at 4:36 PM)  

Thanks! And yes - let's make a date :)

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