Friday, May 10, 2013

Baby Photographer offers photography session promotion!

Professional Newborn Portraits or Baby Milestone Sessions offered at Bitsy Baby Photography

We have a limited unique opportunity for summer due dates and
babies at their sitting and standing milestones
Book your session at half off!!  

Yes that is correct:  HALF OFF! 

This is a rare and limited offer with our professional maternity and baby photographer, when her calendar is full time is up.  Complete the contact form on the website here to claim your space.
Newborns must be due during the month of May to mid-July.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Bitsy Baby Photography Now Hiring

We are seeking a few enthusiastic people for photography positions with our company.

Photography Session Assistant - Maryland/DC area:
Ideal applicant would have an extreme love for babies and a high level of patience and gentleness.   There is a high need for a flexible schedule, we often will schedule the sessions with only a week notice sometimes less.  No photography experience is required but would be a bonus.

Photographer - Virginia Beach and surrounding:
We are expanding.  Our ideal applicants would have a love for babies and children with the utmost skill of patience.  We ask for an established technical and photography background.  Must own professional level equipment such as the Canon Mark II or Nikon D800 level of camera and have the knowledge to work in manual mode.
***When inquiring please send the link to recent examples of your work, we need to see several sessions working with babies or families, this is a must, applicants applying without example galleries will not be considered.  Current photography business owners will be considered.

Office Company Coordinator - nationwide: ((update as of 6/2013 this position has been filled))
Ideal applicant would have thorough experience and exceptional skill in communicating professionally over the phone and via e-mail or social media outlets.   Applicant would be required to study our business model and become fluent and efficient with package information, workflow, studio and session details.
Sales experience is not a must but would be a huge bonus.  Duties and hours will vary from week to week and season to season.  There is a minimal amount of work required M-Sat. with a flexible schedule and time for those duties.  Internet access is a must and contact by text is a bonus.

These are sub contract positions and compensation will depend on experience.  We require professional or previous client references.  We will schedule an in-person or online/skype interview if selected as one of the final round of applicants.  At least one test session is required for the assistant and photographer positions to observe interaction with clients, etc.

To submit your information please email directly to

And had to share some recent images from the studio =)

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Lifestyle In Home Newborn Photography Sessions with an award winning photographer!

Yes you heard that right, Lifestyle In Home Newborn Photography Sessions in Baltimore now offered with an award winning photographer at Bitsy Baby Photography!

You can't help but simply love the documentary nature of lifestyle photography for the newborn season and beyond through your baby's first year.  It is the most dream-like blessing of a time unlike any other life event and deserves to be captured for future generations in a professional yet gentle manner.

We are thrilled to announce and introduce our awesome, fantastically beautiful (inside and out) lifestyle newborn photographer, maternity and baby milestone expert, Shannon Fitzpatrick.  She has a true heart for documentary work and is blessed in her heart by the miracle of a baby's births and family's growth.  She resides in Baltimore County with her son and husband.

"Why do I love photography?  Because photographs evoke emotion.  Photographs tell a story.  Because photographs capture a single moment and makes it last forever.  Because all photographs are there to remind us of what we forget and often what we forget is what is most important.  When you look at my work I want you to see what life is all about - the romance, the admiration, the compassion, the devotion, the laughter, and mostly the love."  Quoted from Shannon

Shannon comes to us with a photography background of course.  It all began many moons ago (wink) with her Nanna teaching her to use her old polaroid camera.  I hear she was in trouble many a time for going through dozens of rolls a film a week!  She ended up attending the College of Notre Dame of Maryland majoring in art with a concentration in photography and a very high interest in journalism.  After graduating she was employed with The Aegis for several years and freelanced for the North County News, Patuxent Publishing Company, The B, and The Zone.  While photographing at the paper she won several MDDC awards which prove her eye for journalizing your memories.  She has since been a shooter for weddings and has held her her share of baby and family portraits before attending professional training with Rita at the studio and finally joining the team.  She provides a perfect balance of lifestyle newborn photography as well as beautifully set up newborn poses.

We are thrilled and blessed to have her here and thankful for the passion and heart she is putting into her work with our Bitsy Baby clients who have already fallen in love with her.

A few recent studio and lifestyle portraits by Shannon.....

Bitsy Baby Photography is hiring!  We are looking for enthusiastic professionals, please check the post here for photography jobs and clerical positions.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Photography Tips & Resources from Maryland Newborn Photographer

Photography Tips and Resources from Maryland Newborn Photographers

We have to admit that one of the best things about being Maryland newborn photographers is the fact that we have the ability to share our skills with others. We can offer our expertise with those who want to learn how to take professional-looking pictures themselves. If you've always been interested in photography, and you'd love to learn how to create beautiful pictures without hiring a photographer, you're in the right place!

Photography of any kind takes a little bit of training in order to see the shots you want to capture on film. Working with babies requires an additional amount of skill and craft. Here are a few areas we like to cover in our training, which will give you an idea of what you can expect.

Location Preparation
Depending on the location you choose for a shoot, the newborn you're working with may require different things. As you might imagine, even as newborns, babies react differently when they're in the comfort of their own homes versus an alternate location, though a studio certainly has it’s benefits. If you have your heart set on taking pictures in a location away from home, and to ensure that you're able to get the best possible pictures, you have to know how to put your newborn at ease. As
professional Maryland newborn photographers, we can show you what tricks have worked well for us in the past.

Maternity Preparation
Photographing newborns is one aspect of our work that we just adore. We also love working with moms-to-be. We believe that all photography is really a form of art; however, maternity photos are in a unique category all of their own. It's important to properly capture the life within, and the beauty and mystery that go along with pregnancy. We'd love to share with you the tips that have worked for us in maternity photography. With a little bit of training, you'll soon be brimming with creative ideas on how to capture beautiful photos of yourself and your friends whom are pregnant moms that will document one of the most special times in their lives.

What are your photography goals? Are you interested in taking maternity pictures? Or perhaps you want to be able to take beautiful photos of your own little one as he or she gets older. Whatever you'd like to do with your passion for photography, we offer workshops and guides that will help you accomplish the goals you have set for yourself. 

We're always excited to see people following their dreams of becoming great photographers. Whether you want to become a professional, or you're just interested in taking great pictures, we’re sure we can equip you with the tools you need. Contact us, your Maryland newborn photographers, for more information!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Mother's Day Maternity Minis - Professional Maternity Studio

Mother's Day Maternity Minis - Professional Maternity Studio Event!
The perfect Mother's Day Gift from the father-to-be =)  
Is your baby due between end of May - August?

Our First Annual Mother's Day Maternity Mini Event!
Date: Saturday May 18th, 2013
Time: On the half hour beginning at 9am - limited spaces available
Place: Bitsy Baby Photography cottage studio in Edgewater, MD 21037
Cost: Early bird reservations are only $299 till 5/12/13  ($375 for reservations after 5/12 if the event isn't booked)

Package Includes:

  • 10 high resolution digital images in color and b/w
  • Online gallery for sharing and downloading your collection
  • Print release to any size
  • Access to our wholesale pricing for optional prints and canvas

Ready to get your gift certificate?  Additional questions?
Complete the contact form on the Bitsy Baby Photography Website here to reserve your time space.  These will go fast and Mother's Day is around the corner!

Session Details:
  • mom is included, additional persons are $25 each
  • a variety of looks and set-ups are included with a planned session flow
  • petite 30 minute slots, please arrive 5 minutes prior to your scheduled time dressed, make up and hair ready to roll
  • if you are unable to make your session on time, you can move out to the last session of the day or your session will be applied to our regular session based on availability
  • we provide high quality vendor information for your convenience of ordering products at your leisure

Friday, May 3, 2013

Photography Workshop in Virginia - Non-professional!

Photography Workshop to be held in Virginia - Non Professional photography training!

Date:  June 8, 2013
Time: 9:30 - 1:30
Where: Norfolk, Virginia
Cost: Mother's Day rate of $99 ($199 for seats after 5/12/13)

Details Covered:

  • 10 key elements for capturing impressive images
  • Elements of Exposure including ISO, shutter speed, and aperture
  • Depth of Field and how to get that amazing blurry background
  • Instruction on your basic camera modes - getting out of Auto!
  • Using natural light and light modifiers (reflectors, flash, etc)
  • Intro to lenses and their capabilities
  • Tips on working with your own babies and children at home
  • PDF workbook with all concepts covered
  • Open question and answer
  • Review and critique of your recent portraits
  • Snacks, beverages, and a deli lunch included 
Do you have a daughter or mother that loves photography and would enjoy learning the ins and outs of their SLR camera?  

Do you yourself want to learn how to take better quality portraits of your family?  

I believe documenting your family's heritage is important and those of us that have the inspiration to do it must take action and learn how to be good at it!  They grow so fast and before you know it the memories of childhood are lost in the rush of life, learn to use the tools you have to capture your family everyday!

Let's start by just picking up your camera and using it daily, even for just a few shots.  Work towards achieving your portraits when the light is not harsh and bright, so morning or evenings would be ideal.  

Please complete the contact form on the Bitsy Baby Photography website here to reserve your seat for this unique opportunity!

Happy Mother's Day =)

These non professional workshops are offered to photo enthusiasts in the Norfolk, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, and surrounding Virginia areas.  A workshop agreement is required that attendees do not operate or run a photography business or take portraits for compensation "on the side".  Thank you for your understanding.


About This Blog

We specialize in maternity photographs, newborn and baby photography, family photography with babies. Bitsy Baby Photography offers professional photography services in Edgewater, Annapolis, Baltimore, Maryland, Washington, DC, Virginia Beach, Suffolk, Newport News, Norfolk, Virginia and all the surrounding areas. Please browse through the Blog Archive to the right for photography tips and samples of portrait work. Please also take a look at the website portfolio here:

photo books deals

Professional Member

Baby Announcements

Baby Announcements
Baby Announcements

Pregnancy and Parenting Resource

Better Business Accredited

Free Photography Tips & More!

Search This Blog


For the Professional Photographer!


For Moms Who Love Photography!

Bitsy Baby Photography | Rita Lawrence