Selestay | Family + Maternity Photographer | Washington, DC

I visualized this session the second they asked me to shoot it, imagined the images I wanted to create.  Saw the tattoos, the kisses, the holding of a mom onto her boy.  The love from a dad to his only son.  Feeling the emotions of a family about to welcome a little girl into their world.  To celebrate who they are today, while fully embracing the changes to come.

To work with other creatives as talented as these two, pushed me to find clarity in my vision.  They were at ease, fully in the moment, enjoying their family time together while watching the sun set over DC, and I was just there to photograph it.  No bells, no whistles- just them.

As I'm writing this, little miss has been born.  Seeing Brett as a father of two young children reminds me of how fleeting precious time is.  I'm 32 now.  I've known Brett for 17 years.  I watched him grow up, drove him to school, introduced him to new music, went on family trips.  I remember the phone call where he told me he was going to be a dad.  And now he is a dad of two, and a damn good one I might add!

Thank you both for asking me to do this!  These are some of my favorite images to date, and I'm so happy they're with you.  

Love to you, love to Vincent, and love to that littlest baby girl <3  


"Look around you there are angels amongst us.  Look around you there angels amongst us." - Atmosphere

Emmy Shepherd Photography is a family and intimate motherhood photographer located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.  Just 30 minutes away from Annapolis, MD and native born to Reston, VA, Emmy is happy to work with moms all across the DMV and is passionate about capturing authentic connections between moms and their little ones.  Her style of shooting is relaxed and intimate, and she encourages moms to just enjoy the moment without the stress.  Please contact Emmy on her website for more information on booking and FAQs.