Greenhouse Family Photos // Rawlings Conservatory, Baltimore

I've had the honor of photographing Louisa (and now Morris) every six months of their lives. It's been a joy watching their parents settle into new roles and these kiddos reach new milestones- smiling, walking, running, talking. I'm humbled by the idea that someday this family will get to look back on a visual reminder of all the joy that these fleeting years were filled with. 

Even though it was a cold, rainy afternoon, we stayed warm and dry in the beautiful Rawlings Conservatory in Druid Hill Park. I'm normally down to make photos in almost any weather, but when tiny babies are involved, that can be tricky. I'm so glad this amazing venue exists! Both toddlers and big kids love putting quarters in the gumball-turned-fish-food dispenser and feeding the koi. It's a calm and peaceful environment and almost has the quiet air of a library. There are stunning archways made of vines, sweet-scented tropical flowers, giant banana trees (with real bananas), lemons, limes, cacti, a whole room dedicated to orchids, and a two-story greenhouse filled with enormous palm trees. It's the perfect place to wander around as a family. Slow, adventurous, and full of magical discoveries!