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2017 Prom Fashion Show Photo Booth Its alway a blast doing this event but this year was even more special because I finally got to see the New Severna Park High School... at least the lobby and the auditorium. Here is the link to view and purchase. Remember...Each download goes towards the March of Dimes. 

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]]> (Bill Bauer Photography) Annapolis Annapolis Wedding Photographer Bill Bauer Bill Bauer Photography Engagement Maryland Wedding wedding photography Mon, 15 Feb 2016 21:00:16 GMT
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Katie & Matt's Engagement Session at Merkle Farm. This is my second go around at the Merkle Farm in Bowie, Maryland. The first time was a huge success, it was one of my best post wedding experiences of all time, click here to see post wedding , but this one was just as awesome. These two are electric and I can't wait for there wedding next year. Here is a huge sneak peak into their engagement session. 

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The Shaw Family Its always great to work with new people, but its even better when I can work with them at one of my favorite locations. I can't tell you where but trust me- IT'S AWESOME. Check out some of the images from the session.

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Kate & Lane I wanted to share some photos from a recent engagement session. These two were a blast to work with, and I swear Kate has had professional modeling lessons. She was dynamite in front of the camera. I couldn't have had a better time. I can't wait for the wedding. 

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Jackson Yea, it doesn't get much cuter than this little guy. A big thanks to Lisa & James for helping me trespass onto this private beach and for making this awesome kid. 

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Chillin' Bickel-style C & A were so chilled all day...even with a few setbacks.  Somehow, in the hotel room where the dress was, the door got locked from the inside.  The manual lock had swung up into lock position when we left the room.  This was not good!!  Did I mention my camera bag was in there?  Maintenance had to literally break into the room.  It was crazy!

Yea, so C​ & A were super relaxed about that, taking that in stride.  Nothing changed as the day went on...which ended up being a pretty flawless event.

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Katie & Bobby Katie & Bobby, I was such a pleasure to shoot your wedding. Everything about it was magical! I loved seeing all of the unforgettable moments between your family and closest friends, but I can't even lie, it was awesome to see my beautiful wife all dressed up to be your Maid of Honor. I can't wait for you to see all of the pictures, but here is a little teaser for you and friends to see. 
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Edgewater Mini Sessions Marathan mini sessions were a huge success in Edgewater, MD this year!  We had great Springtime weather and a picture perfect setting on the South River.  The pristine landscaping on this gorgeous property made for a unique and colorful backdrop.  What a great group of people too.  Although 30 minutes is plenty enough time to get a handful of incredible shots, I found myself wanting to hang out longer with each crew.  I really couldn't have gotten luckier with all aspects of the day.  


It was very challenging to narrow it down to only 21 of all 11 sessions!  Enjoy this teaser.  Stay tuned for more....   

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Carrie & Andy Carrie & Andy, it was so much fun to work with you guys. You two made my camera very happy last weekend. I'm also really looking forward to your wedding day. I can only imagine how beautiful you will be Carrie. 

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Before it's to late I thought to myself last night, I haven't blogged in a while, so here is my families Easter. For those of you that have kids, you know holidays can be busy, but tons of fun at the same time. 

So this is the first year our son Sebastian (Bash) is really able to die eggs, or so we thought. Bash literally bashed the eggs on the table before we dyed them. I think we might have dyed 12 out of 18 but who's counting... it was a blast. 

Easter weekend was so much fun. Saturday we drove to westminster for his first egg hunt. It also happened to be a birthday party for his friend Aiden. I took a few shots for her but the camera was mostly focused on my wife and son. Sunday we went to a close family friends house. Its actually the house I will be holding my Mini Sessions on May 3rd. Its rare when families can all get together so I took the chance to to some quick family photo's and had someone take some of mine. 

I hope you enjoy the photos. 

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Mini Session I have chosen the location and will be emailing everyone the information very soon. There are only 2 spots left so don't wait!  1540349_1194486290625871_4081298285995317159_o1540349_1194486290625871_4081298285995317159_o

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Barba Family Last Saturday was busy with this family shoot (awesome family) & a photo booth event at Salisbury University... but this family was the highlight of my day.  Whitaker is way into trains and the Muppets.  I dare anyone to try to mess with them while he is around... I learned my lesson the hard way :)

Aspen (the cute little baby) is 1 month old and might not be a huge fan of getting her picture taken, but what 1 month baby does?  However she does love to be held.  It reminded me so much of my own son as a baby.  How cool is her name?!  Parents Jeff & Alison named her after where he proposed.  Very cool.  If Tammy and I did that, our baby would be named Harper's Ferry...ha!  

I look forward to working with this family again & again, and I also wanted to throw in a special thank you to Summer & Jason Denise for referring them to me.

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To better acquaint you with myself and what you can expect from me, a friend of mine gave me some questions that I hope might give my clients get a better feel for who I am, my style and what you will receive... should you choose to hire me.


Q: Who is Bill Bauer?:

A:  I am a fun, creative, and professional photographer.  I like to personally get to know each of my clients before the wedding day.  I feel like couples are more inclined to enjoy having their pictures taken when they know & LIKE their photographer.  I always hope to develop a relationship with each client that I will have for years to come.

This relationship is what makes my style...being able to be myself.  It is a style that has evolved over the years and I believe that it will continue to do so, as I learn and grow.  The one thing I never want to change is the sincerity in each shot a take. I always try to capture the happiness of the wedding day, so whatever I might ask you to do, however I have asked you to pose, I always ask that you have a good time with it and trust in me.  I believe when you do this, the shot always ends up being spectacular.


Q: How long have you been a photographer and what drew you to it?

A: I have been into photography for about 8 years.  I can recall my family and friends poking fun at me because of the strange things I was taking pictures of, little did they know I was just emerging in skills that would develop into expertise.  I've had great practice shooting kids and family since 2007...lots of nieces and nephews!  I stumbled into wedding photography in 2008, from friends asking me if I'd do it.  Since then, my quality has increased drastically, but my interest and passion have remained constant.  

I also like how there is always something new to buy...  I mean learn. :)  Now-a-days, I focus most of my attention on learning lighting and I am trying to get into doing more studio work.


Q: Are you the actual photographer who will be shooting on my wedding day?

A: Yes, but I always have another person there assisting or second shooting.


Q: Can I submit a shot list?

A: Of course, and I expect you to.  That said, I ask that you please trust that I always make sure to capture the big and little details of your wedding day.  After all this is my main goal and is inherently what makes my job my job.  The most helpful thing is a list of grouping for the family formals.  Beyond that, I will be on a mission to capture as many details and moments as I can in the time given.  


Q: Do you shoot destination weddings?

A: Yes and I'd love the opportunity.


Q: What camera do you use and do you have back up equipment?

A: I shoot Nikon and I always have at least 2 cameras with me.  I have actually been in a situation when one of my cameras fell and broke.  I make sure to always be prepared.  I also have an array of lenses, my favorite being my 70-200.  It gives me great versatility, great for most situations.  My second is my 50mm.  Its a bit limited at times but the images it creates are some of my favs.


Q: Are you fully insured?

A: Yes, absolutely.


Q: How many times to we get to meet with you?

A: I try to meet each client 2-3 times before the actual wedding day.  Of course there is the engagement shoot, but it is not unusual for a bride/groom to want to meet closer to the wedding to go over details or go look at the venue(s).  Lets hang out!  


Q: How do you conduct yourself on the wedding day?

A: I am professional, but I also try to keep thing light.  I am always fun, but when something needs to be done there is definitely a sense of urgency and assertiveness.


Q: We would like to include some props in our wedding day photo’s how does that work?

A: If you provide them, I’m happy to incorporate them.


Q: How many high-resolutions images will I receive?

A: This number depends on the size of the wedding, but I can guarantee a ton of variety.


Q: Now that the wedding day has past, how long will it be before I get to see my images?

A: I try to have them completed in 4 weeks, but no longer than 6.  If things are going to take longer, I always make sure to be in close contact with the client.  Feel free to check in anytime to get an ETA.  


Q: I like black and white images, can I have some changed?

A: Any image can be changed to B&W or other artistic conversions.


Q: I really LOVE my photos!  What's the best way that I can express my happiness and gratitude?

A: As the saying goes...your best compliment is a referral.  I also love and benefit greatly from reviews on Wedding Wire.  I’ve had a lot of success through word of mouth, which I believe is the ultimate homage.







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The Bashman Turns 3 Tammy and I are still at ends on when Sebastian's birthday should be celebrated, when it is not a leap year.  February 28th or March 1st?  I say March 1st because he was born the day AFTER February 28th, but Tam says since he was born in the month of Feb, he should be celebrated in that month.  We find that people are pretty divided, but I think most people tend to agree with me :)  Sorry Tam...

What's your call?

Most likely, we will not feel like its really his birthday on either day, 'til he is old enough to understand the calendar and pick which one he wants.  My prediction?  He will insist on a two day celebration ;)

Either way, our boy is another year older and we just can't believe it has gone by this cliche as that saying goes.  So HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our Sebastian James!



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Right now, I'm offering a 25% off savings off all prints and collages for 3 days only! You have spent good money on your sessions, so don't leave them on their discs to just collect dust. Snag this deal - 3 days!! Ready, set, GO!

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Albums Just a little look into what I've been up to lately, filling in product orders. These are wedding albums that I created with Pictobooks in Columbia, MD. They do an incredible job and the quality of each book is superb.


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Collins Investment Group | Headshots BB-1-2BB-1-2 Something I did over the past year, that I never got around to sharing were headshots for a company based out of Bethesda, The Collins Investment Group. It was a real pleasure getting to meet everyone in the company. I always jump on the opportunity to shake things up a bit and I really enjoyed this session. Below are a few photos I'd like to share.


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]]> (Bill Bauer Photography) Bethesda Bill Bauer Photography Head Shots Maryland Fri, 23 Jan 2015 19:00:50 GMT
Couple's Choice Award So I can remember the first time I thought about getting involved with Wedding Wire.  I remember thinking, is it worth the investment?  Will potential clients really be able to find me amongst all the other pros?  How do I match up with other photographers?  I decided not to worry about it and went for it.  I couldn't be happier with the feedback I've received.  I've had a chance to meet people from all around the US, because they were able to discover my work through this awesome source.  Just this weekend, I had 3 meetings with potential clients, so it has definitely paid off. 

I also want to say thank you to all the awesome reviews I have received.  It means the world to me that people take time out of their day and write such great comments about me.  I really especially love what I do.  I can't express how much gratification I feel every time I shoot a wedding or meet a new family.

I'm already looking forward to what 2015 has in store for BB Photo.  I've been spending these winter months learning new things about my equipment, watching tutorials, practicing new techniques on family and friends, etc....improving the skills of my passion.  I am also looking forward to people continuing to discover my new open-air photo booth.  It creates unbelievable, sharp, fun, and memorable images.  You've gotta check it out!   

So cheers again to all my past and current've been great.  Thanks so much for letting me be a part of your lives...and for enhancing mine!  









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Calling All Seniors Ahh, high school senior portraits....the formal ones that is.  They certainly represent a pivotal point in your life as you enter adulthood, not to mention they will certainly be a photo that will be adorned forever on the walls of your family's home.  Don't believe me?  Step inside my parents house.  Years later and that bad boy is still up there.  It'll never come down...that is how important these pictures are and I'm pleased to help highlight you and commemorate this momentous time in your life.

My current senior portrait package offers something more casual that those formal yearbook-style portraits... At the location of your choosing:  a 45-minute session including 10 digital images, a print release and an online gallery.  If you're looking for a little more, I'd be glad to customize something specific to your needs.  Check out Victoria's session earlier on the blog.  


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Learn Your Camera So for a while, I've been toying with the idea of hosting my first introduction course on how to shoot that big shiny new camera of yours in...DUN DUN DUN...MANUAL mode. I'd love to help you get off auto and really learn how master those awesome settings that your DSLR's are capable of. I'd like to hear some feedback & see if this might be right up your alley or not.


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Always remember the good times but continue to look to the future.


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Wiley Wedding at Renditions This is the second time I have had the opportunity to shoot at the beautiful Renditions Golf Course, and this is the second time it has gotten dark on me by the picturesque 16th hole. It was cold, almost dark, and all Matt and Julie wanted to do is get back to party. I can't say that I blame them, this wedding was a blast! Thank you so much again Julie and Matt. I wish you both all the best and hope to have more sessions with you in the future.  2015-01-10_00012015-01-10_0001 2015-01-10_00022015-01-10_0002 2015-01-10_00032015-01-10_0003 2015-01-10_00042015-01-10_0004 2015-01-10_00052015-01-10_0005 2015-01-10_00062015-01-10_0006 2015-01-10_00072015-01-10_0007 2015-01-10_00082015-01-10_0008 2015-01-10_00092015-01-10_0009 2015-01-10_00102015-01-10_0010 2015-01-10_00112015-01-10_0011 2015-01-10_00122015-01-10_0012 2015-01-10_00132015-01-10_0013 2015-01-10_00142015-01-10_0014

]]> (Bill Bauer Photography) Annapolis Weddings Bill Bauer Photography Julie Matt Renditions Golf Course wedding Sun, 11 Jan 2015 12:54:31 GMT
Out in the Country with the Carter's! Now that the holidays are over, I'm excited to share the Carter family session. I came out to their home in late November out in Carroll County and the drive was incredible. The scenic route was filled with farms, livestock and land, land, land! It's definitely a drive, but so worth the views.

The Carter's were very laid back and I really enjoyed meeting them. Lindsey was a referral, which I appreciate. Keep those coming, guys! Anyways, I especially like how every family member jumped in at some point for this session. It was a real treat to include 4 generations in these photos. My absolute favorite was their little dog, Rufus who INSISTED on being in every shot. I'm pretty sure I could do a reel of photos of just him. Thanks again Carter family & I hope to work with you again real soon.


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]]> (Bill Bauer Photography) Bill Bauer Bill Bauer Photography Country Eldersburg Family Maryland Scenic Wed, 07 Jan 2015 16:23:04 GMT
The Weddings of 2014 What a fantastic year it has been! I can't tell you how exciting it was to meet so many wonderful people. Here is a highlight of some of my 2014 weddings. I will be posting more from them and other sessions that I have photographed last year, in the upcoming weeks. I'm thrilled to see what 2015 has in store. Happy New Year, everyone! 2015-01-03_00012015-01-03_0001 2015-01-03_00022015-01-03_0002 2015-01-03_00032015-01-03_0003 2015-01-03_00042015-01-03_0004 2015-01-03_00052015-01-03_0005 2015-01-03_00062015-01-03_0006 2015-01-03_00072015-01-03_0007 2015-01-03_00082015-01-03_0008 2015-01-03_00092015-01-03_0009 2015-01-03_00102015-01-03_0010 2015-01-03_00112015-01-03_0011 2015-01-03_00122015-01-03_0012 2015-01-03_00132015-01-03_0013 2015-01-03_00142015-01-03_0014 2015-01-03_00152015-01-03_0015 2015-01-03_00162015-01-03_0016 2015-01-03_00172015-01-03_0017 2015-01-03_00182015-01-03_0018 2015-01-03_00192015-01-03_0019 2015-01-03_00202015-01-03_0020 2015-01-03_00212015-01-03_0021 2015-01-03_00222015-01-03_0022 2015-01-03_00232015-01-03_0023 2015-01-03_00242015-01-03_0024 2015-01-03_00252015-01-03_0025 2015-01-03_00262015-01-03_0026 2015-01-03_00272015-01-03_0027 2015-01-03_00282015-01-03_0028

]]> (Bill Bauer Photography) 2014 Annapolis Bill Bauer Photography Look Back Maryland Wedding Sat, 03 Jan 2015 15:39:17 GMT
Mr. & Mrs. Harmon | Wedding So this year, I have felt like I have predominantly shot outdoor country style weddings. Although, there is nothing wrong with those and I truly enjoy doing them, I was really excited to mix it up with a wedding at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore. I was most excited to shoot in a location where it would take more than just using natural light to make the photos pop. It certainly doesn't hurt that I have an awesome camera with a lens that can shoot in extremely low light, but there's something to lighting a subject when there is none. It is one of the many reasons that I love photography so much. I love a challenge! It also helps to have a great team around you. My second shooter for this wedding was Renee from Renee Hollingshead, who is always such a pleasure to work with. I also met a very cool videographer, Tom from In Depth Video and I highly recommend him. The Walters Art Museum also has a great event coordinator by the name of Heather, that made things move so smoothly throughout the evening.

Now, about Bridget & Matt. What a couple! What a DAY! They started at the Renaissance Harborplace in downtown Baltimore. It was wonderful to meet all of their family & friends. Since the couple opted out of a first look, we had to make every minute count for portraits. Renee was such a huge help with taking great shots of the fellah's and I focused on Bridgette and her maids. No detail was spared for their big day...everything was simply perfect. The location was exquisite and the food...decadent. Thank you again for choosing me & I wish you both the very best!



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]]> (Bill Bauer Photography) Baltimore Bill Bauer Photography Downtown Maryland Renaissance Harborplace Walters Art Museum Sat, 22 Nov 2014 01:03:58 GMT
Party of 5 | Family Portraits It was a joy to host Allison & her family in my neck of the woods, last Saturday.  As you can see, these two just introduced handsome twins into the world.  I can't imagine going from 1 kid to 3 overnight, but the Davis family did it seamlessly.  We tried to take some photos with a backdrop, but the twins weren't up for it, so I'll be returning to their home for some more shots around their Christmas tree.  I look forward to knowing this growing family for years to come.

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]]> (Bill Bauer Photography) Annapolis Bill Bauer Photography Family Maryland Wed, 12 Nov 2014 19:57:11 GMT
Quarles Family | Portraits Fall is in full effect, which can only's Christmas family portrait time! The Quarles family are kicking off my sessions with a visit to Patapsco Valley State Park. This park has so much to offer and I just knew the awesome tire playground would be a perfect setting for Austin & Aiden who are certainly an adventurous duo. The tires here are huge, like the size you'd see on an excavator. Some of the tires are even buried halfway into the ground. Not only was this a fun location for some playtime afterwards, but it also made for a unique setting for a boy mom, like Maria. Enjoy Quarles family!

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]]> (Bill Bauer Photography) Annapolis Baltimore Bill Bauer Photography Fall Family Maryland Portraits Fri, 07 Nov 2014 21:42:49 GMT
Mr. & Mrs. Christie | Wedding Michael and Stacy were wed on Saturday, October 4th in Cambridge, Maryland at this beautiful house on the water. The day I met the couple was actually the same day that they said their I do's! They live in Jackson Hole, Wyoming which I envy because it absolutely gorgeous there. This adventurous duo have done some amazing things like hiking the entire Appalachian trail, traveling and more. I really enjoyed working with them! They were just super cool and it felt like I had known them forever. Michael rocked a kilt and kept it very traditional, if you know what I mean. There were tons of overseas guest and they even catered to their youngest guest with a moon bounce. The weather was fantastic and we got incredible photos near a barn and down in a field. Thanks again you two for picking me! What a pleasure it was to be a part of your day. Congratulations!


"May you know nothing but happiness. From this day forward."


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]]> (Bill Bauer Photography) Annapolis Bill Bauer Photography Cambridge Maryland Wedding Wed, 05 Nov 2014 15:57:18 GMT
Mr. & Mrs. Tumas | Wedding Kit & Jon were married on September 29th on a bright and sunny day in Tilghman Island. You can read more about this adventurous couple from their engagement session here. I had never visited this part of the Eastern Shore and to be honest, I thought it was near St. Michaels. Let's put it this way, they don't call it the "end of the Earth" for nothing. All jokes aside, this place was so worth the drive. It was gorgeous and felt so far away from the hussle and bussle of life. The chapel they were wed at was quaint and intimate. You could just feel the love radiating from this couple and I wish you both nothing, but happiness. Congratulations!


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Every wedding needs a little Blue Grass!

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It was a joy to shoot your wedding. I wish you all the happiness in the world. 


]]> (Bill Bauer Photography) Annapolis Bill Bauer Bill Bauer Photography Engagement Love Maryland Tilghman Island Washington DC Wedding annapolis family Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:34:21 GMT
I ain't afraid of no GHOST! So I must admit, I've been holding out on sharing the Glass wedding, but I promise with good reason. First let me tell you a little bit about Molly & Tony's big day. They were wed at the Treehouse Campground in Rohrersville, MD on September 6th. It was pouring down that day and I was so relieved that it stopped just in time for these two. (Side Note: I did learn that Avon's Skin So Soft is hands down the best bug repellant!) Molly got ready in the Hobbit House which is a cabin built into the ground. It was so unique and full of color. The wedding was fantastic and these guest had a blast! The music was jamming, the beer FLOWING and the pups...well they were happy to be included.

So with Halloween readily approaching, I wanted to share some of the eerie moments that the Glass couple have endured at this HAUNTED campground. They have heard random knocks on their cabin door & pounding on the ground which doesn't add up considering all the cabins are built on stilts, eight to ten feet off the ground. Also an item or two have gone missing and then in true spooky fashion, it'll turn up on their last day on the front porch. If all that isn't enough to give you goose bumps, do yourself a favor and check out their final photo...


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BAM! Do you see that creepy blob in the top left corner? I was shooting at night, in front of the pavilion and within 30 seconds between shots this appeared. Nothing changed. Not the camera settings, the lighting remained the same and then the BLOB appeared. Call it what you will, but as for me...I'm calling it a GHOST!

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Whitney & Anthony | Maternity As you know, I've been in the wedding world lately so I was eager to shake things up a bit with a maternity session. Whitney & Anthony are from the Eastern Shore and they are expecting their first little one in a few weeks. I was excited to hear that they didn't know the gender yet, as they're leaving it to be a surprise! I have photographed Anthony's sisters kids, so it was a true pleasure to meet them and have the opportunity to photograph their newest milestone. Keeping it the family and getting to know clients extended family always makes my day. I look forward to hearing if a little princess or pirate joins this growing family. Congratulations you two! 2014-10-14_00012014-10-14_0001 2014-10-14_00022014-10-14_0002 2014-10-14_00032014-10-14_0003 2014-10-14_00042014-10-14_0004 2014-10-14_00052014-10-14_0005 2014-10-14_00072014-10-14_0007 2014-10-14_00062014-10-14_0006

]]> (Bill Bauer Photography) Baby Bill Bauer Photography Eastern Shore Family Maryland Maternity Tue, 14 Oct 2014 15:24:49 GMT
Mr. & Mrs. Muldoon | Wedding Tara & Luke got married on September 20th at Andrews Air Force Base & had their reception at a home down in Southern Maryland. I loved the rustic vibe that this day had. Words can't adequately describe how much fun their wedding was. The highlight of my night was seeing four brides that I have photographed all together. It's so cool to be in the presence of my past clients & their families all in one spot. A referral is the ultimate compliment & I thank all my clients for thinking of me. Congratulations Tara & Luke!

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]]> (Bill Bauer Photography) Andrews Airforce Base, Love Bill Bauer Photography Bride Family Maryland Wedding Fri, 10 Oct 2014 15:57:26 GMT
Kurtz Beach Wedding So I have been super busy lately, and I feel like my previews are coming out slower than usual, but I am so happy to preview the Holman Wedding. It was a Baltimore themed wedding with orange and purple everywhere you look...Go O's!!! These two are die hard sports fans. We did there engagement photos at Candem Yards and some of them were posted on the big board for The Fan of the Day photo. It was pretty cool to see my photos pop up like that. Enjoy

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]]> (Bill Bauer Photography) Bill Bauer Photography Holly Holman Kurzt's Beach Maryland Nick Pasadena Wedding Mon, 06 Oct 2014 01:57:05 GMT
Mr. & Mrs.Grimshaw | Wedding Amanda & Chris celebrated their big day on September 5th at Celebrations at the Bay in Pasadena, MD. You may remember the duo from their engagement session with me back in June. These newlywed's are just so much fun and their wedding was definitely a reflection of that. The day was filled with love, laughter and LOTS of dancing. Congratulations to you both!


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]]> (Bill Bauer Photography) Bill Bauer Bill Bauer Photography Celebrations at the Bay Maryland Pasadena Wedding Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:33:00 GMT
Highsmith/Trainor Family A few weeks ago, I met up with Lauren and her family for a session. She is a friend from baaaaackkkk in the day. I've known her since my old Damon days, back when I would school her in racquetball. haha! It was nice to play with her kids and meet all of her extended family. I met them at one of my favorite spots, the Jonas Green Park right under the Severn River Bridge. It was a great day and right now I'm starting to miss that warmer weather.

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]]> (Bill Bauer Photography) Bill Bauer Bill Bauer Photography Family Jonas Green Park Maryland Wed, 24 Sep 2014 19:47:43 GMT
Mr & Mrs. Fye | Wedding Morgan & Brandon had a beautiful backyard bayside wedding (say that 3 times fast) this past August in Crownsville, MD. This nautical couple didn't miss a beat with all the fun details they incorporated. The weather was absolutely perfect, the details, the photo booth (shameless plug), the all night dancing, the sparklers and more made this day without a doubt a wedding to remember. Then as the night came to a close, the newlyweds sailed off into the Severn River. What a fun and loving couple these two are. Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Fye!




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]]> (Bill Bauer Photography) Annapolis Bill Bauer Bill Bauer Photography Maryland Severn River Wedding Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:53:00 GMT
Julie & Matt | Engagement Meet Julie & Matt, who had their engagement session in downtown Annapolis, MD. These two brought their little pup, Abby along for the session. As a dog lover myself, I personally really like when couples bring their fur-babies along because it makes your shoot special. They were a tad bit shy getting started, but before I knew it they got right into the flow of things. Julie has a neat job as a 911 dispatcher and Matt is manager for a local landscaping company. It was wonderful meeting them & I can't wait for their big day. Enjoy the photos!


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]]> (Bill Bauer Photography) Annapolis Bill Bauer Bill Bauer Photography Engagement Maryland Wedding Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:31:53 GMT
Sound the #4 is on its way! Kristin & Chris are pleased to announce that a new little fire fighter will be joining their squad next March. This was a fun session because we shot it at the Laurel Volunteer Rescue Squad in Laurel, MD. Kristin's 3 boys made such cool little fire fighters and they were ready to save the day. This session was full of pinterest worthy shots and I really liked all the props they incorporated for their announcement...especially the little knit fire helmet and boots. Congratulations & cheers to a happy healthy pregnancy.

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]]> (Bill Bauer Photography) Annoucement Bill Bauer Bill Bauer Photography Expecting Family Fire Station Laurel Maryland Pregnancy Mon, 08 Sep 2014 15:21:57 GMT
Mini-Session Teaser Take 2 My busy season has begun & I couldn't be happier. Thanks to everyone for your patience and without further ado, here are more teasers from our beach mini-sessions! Enjoy!

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]]> (Bill Bauer Photography) Bill Bauer Bill Bauer Photography Maryland Mini-Sessions annapolis family Thu, 28 Aug 2014 01:15:31 GMT
Mini-Session Teaser Thanks to everyone who participated in my 1st and very successful beach mini-session! As you may know, I'm pretty known for my wedding portfolio, but I really wanted to branch out and start taking more family portraits, so I thought this would be a great way to kick it off. I met my clients one after the other at the Jonas Green Park right under the Severn River Bridge. It was a fun day & I'm so glad to have met so many new faces. Enjoy your teaser! Much more to come... 

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]]> (Bill Bauer Photography) Annapolis Beach Bill Bauer Photography Family Jonas Green Park, Maryland MiniSession", Summer Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:07:00 GMT
Hi, My Name is... Victoria

18 yrs old

DOB May 21, 1996

Class of 2015

In 2nd year of nursing at the Calvert career center

Hopes to graduate with my Certified Nursing Asst. Degree

Life goals: receive my RN degree, do some traveling, marry the love of my life, have 4 children Live happily ever after.

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Welcome Baby Max! The Newton Family is back with their latest addition, baby Max.  I was invited into their beautiful home in Gaithersburg, MD to capture some newborn and family photos.  Max was wide awake and very alert throughout my visit. I even managed to sneak a few shots of proud big brother, Cameron. I can just see these two boys becoming the best of friends. Congratulations Angie & Chris! You have a wonderful family.


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]]> (Bill Bauer Photography) Bill Bauer Photography Maryland family newborn Thu, 14 Aug 2014 17:55:36 GMT
Mr. & Mrs. Brooder | Wedding One word to describe the Brooder wedding...magical. Every single detail was just something out of a movie.  The couple had a Starry Night theme after the famous painting by Vincent van Gogh.  Their day took place at The Farm at Eagles Ridge in Lancaster, PA.  As Alison was ready to walk down the isle to a pond, there was this faint misty sprinkle of rain and guests had their umbrellas up...then it suddenly all stopped.  Almost as if it stopped, just for them.  In that moment, I was just taken a back seeing them about to say their "I Do's."  This was quite a big wedding, but it still managed to have this intimate rustic vibe.  From the live band, personalized m&m's and my rockin' photo booth...this wedding was just spectacular.  I know I was wowed, so I can only imagine how her guests felt.


Congratulations you two!  Here's to your happily ever after!

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]]> (Bill Bauer Photography) Bill Bauer Photography Maryland Starry Night The Farm at Eagles Ridge Wedding Sun, 10 Aug 2014 02:59:37 GMT
Denise Family Fun The Denise family is back! I took them to Sandy Point State Park for both family photos and Merrick's cake smash session. Yes, yes, that's my new summer spot.  I can't express enough just how much fun this shoot was. Merrick is just a joy behind the camera, hamming it up for every photo. He did so well, that I have so many wonderful photos for his parents. He reminds me so much of my son, Sebastian. He's just an incredibly easy going, photogenic, & happy little boy. Summer is expecting a baby girl and she was just glowing with happiness. You can just feel the love from this growing family. I look forward to seeing you 3 for Merrick's birthday party. Happy 1st birthday, buddy!




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]]> (Bill Bauer Photography) Annapolis Bill Bauer Photography Cake Smash Family Maryland Maternity One Sandy Point Beach State Park Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:49:51 GMT
Quarles Family | Mini Session The Quarles family is back behind my lens, kicking off my mini beach sessions...COMING SOON! For their location, they chose Sandy Point State Park in a pretty secluded area. We shot right at sunset on the water.

Maria is pretty adamant about her regular twice a year family portraits & children milestone photographs, which I highly encourage for many reasons (more on that in another post). I love that she & Chad keep coming back to me to continue capturing their family's memories. I have now had the pleasure of working with them for 4 sessions (at least…may be missing one!) and watching them become a family of 4!  It was comical jumping up and down like a monkey to get the boys to smile at the same time, but I'm proud to say that I pulled it off and got some great photos out of them. Enjoy Q family! See you soon!  

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Allison & Brandon | Engagement I met up with Allison and Brandon for their engagement session in Chevy Chase, MD. They are getting married next month at The Farm at Eagles Ridge in Lancaster, PA . The weather couldn't have been more perfect for this playful couple. They're so adorable, and I love how you can tell in the photos just how much fun they have together. I know their wedding will be a blast too! Congrats, you two!



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Sneak Peek | Allison & Brandon A sneak peek of Allison & Brandon's engagement session that I'm working on. Enjoy!


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Toes in the Sand For 4th of July weekend, I was able to take a much needed vacation to Ocean City, MD with my family. Man, was it a blast! The Spring is a really busy time for me at work and I've been pulling in some late hours, so imagine my excitement for some much needed R&R with my wife and son. We really loved showing our 2 year old the ocean, although he wasn't too crazy about the waves that were bigger than him, however he really enjoyed digging in the sand.  We went go-karting, hung out on the boardwalk, tried Thrasher's Fries for the FIRST time (yes….I know...), and spent a lot of time with more of our extended family.  


What a great trip...without a doubt some awesome memories were made. Now back to the grind!



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]]> (Bill Bauer Photography) Beach Bill Bauer Photography Family Maryland Ocean City Summer Vacation Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:08:09 GMT
Sign & Shoot I have done lots of engagement shoots but none quite like this one. Kit found me on Wedding Wire and called me, not emailed, but called me! For some reason I love talking to people instead of emailing.We then played a little game of phone tag and once we finally got a hold of each other, I learned she & Jon were from NYC and getting married around here right outside of Easton on Tilgman Island. Not sure if this is supposed to be a popular place to us local Annapolitans but I had never heard of it. 


We Met! Kit, Jon and her Mom & Dad met me at Pussers in Annapolis to talk more about their wedding and show them some more of my work. They must have liked me and my pictures because they will be letting me be a part of their wedding day. The day didn't end there.


Lets do Engagement pictures now? Lucky Kit warned me we might be doing this if they approved of me so I came prepared. For the next couple of hours we basically hung out while I took a few shots. John might have a future in front of the camera but for know he will continue to be a action sports guy (sounds way more cool). He takes his passion to work each day and SIDS Bikes in NYC. Kit shares some of that action with him by taking trips all over the world, sking, hiking and I'm sure many other adventurous things. I could write so much more about how awesome these two are as people and as a couple I can't wait for the wedding day. See you there!



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Sneak Peak of an Adventurous Engagement Session Every time I pick up my camera, photograph new people, visit a place...I Learn something new. I have photographed plenty of waterfalls in my visits to various national parks throughout the US, but I have never done it with people in front of one. This was a little challenging because I wanted to slow the shutter down enough to create a little softness in the waterfall. This meant Molly & Tony had to be still as well. They did a awesome job!

Another lesson learned in this session is... I'm out of shape! we had a trek up a rugged trail to reach the water fall. I was so winded but not Molly & Tony. They seemed to enjoy this kind of thing. I learned that Molly just returned from a hiking trip in Colorado and they together do these sorts of hikes frequently. Their wedding is also in the woods at Maple Tree Campground.

I have also forgotten how beautiful Potapsco State Park is. I will definitely be returning here soon with my son for many nature walks and Adventures. Thanks again Molly & Tony for being such great people, and for working with me

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Corporate, Clubs, and more... Last weekend, I photographed a local Rotary Club event and it was nice to dabble in something a little different. In my opinion, hiring a professional photographer is essential when planning any event, because milestone moments deserve to be remembered. So whether you are planning a birthday, club event, or corporate function, give me a shout!

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Mansfield Family The Mansfield family joined me at Sandy Point State Park  down in Annapolis, Maryland for both a family session and their daughter Tennyson's cake smash. What a gorgeous evening it was with this family of four. I enjoyed catching the sunset with them and chasing after the girls. Big sister, Tess was eager to help take care of the cake, but Tennyson had it more than under control. Wishing Tennyson a very happy first birthday!


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Sneak Peak: Tennyson is ONE-derful! Here's a little teaser of Tennyson's 1st birthday session that I'm currently working on. Enjoy!

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The Reigle Family On Sunday, I took my sister Danielle and her awesome family to my new favorite photography spot, Rockburn Branch Park. They were overdue for an updated family session and I was happy to help out. My gorgeous 5 year old niece McKinley is a fantastic little baseball player. That's right, I said baseball...not softball. At the mere age of 5, she is an incredible little hitter. She's so good that her dad, Steve has nick named her "Slugger". I also love that while she's a fantastic player, she's also quite the little princess. That girl is without a doubt the best of both worlds!

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She's Under Arrest Guilty as charged! Another beautiful PG County resident has been taken under arrest by a Bowie City Police officer.  She will be charged with stealing his heart, and the trial date is set for 10-5-14. They will both have a chance to plead their cases in Pasadena, MD at Celebrations at the Bay

I'm Just joking!!! No one is under arrest... But I can't wait to witness these two tie the not. The big day will be here before we know it!

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When 3 become 5! I have known Heather & Craig for years and I was pumped when they asked me to shoot their maternity session. I photographed their daughter Ryleigh when she was a newborn and it's hard to believe how quickly she has grown up. Now this happy little family of 3 is about to become 5. That's right, they're expecting twins! They still don't have any names selected for the girls because all name considerations must meet Craig's criteria. 

We went out to Rockburn Branch Park in Columbia and the scenery was just incredible. This park is on a 415-acre wooded lot with an awesome disc golf course, barns, streams and great picnic areas. Heather is currently on bedrest so we couldn't explore too much, but I want to wish her much luck with the rest of her pregnancy and a safe delivery. I can't imagine how hard that must be with Ryleigh on the run. I look forward to meeting the latest additions in the near future!

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12 Things I stumbled upon this article from Offbeat Bride about the 12 things wedding photographers want to tell you, but they can't. I really enjoyed it and thought you might to. As a photographer, there are many topics this blogger discusses that I try to bring up during our first consultation and the rest...well the article speaks for itself. Hope you enjoy!

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Pinterest Alright, I finally drank the Kool-Aid and have joined the world that is Pinterest. My wife has been telling me that this is where it's at! I'll give it to her, it really is an awesome resource. I can't tell you how many times I've had clients tell me about a photo they've wanted to recreate that they saw on Pinterest. I really like the idea of having my clients...particularly my brides, to be able to share with me the exact vision that they have for their big day. I'm in the process of creating wedding inspirations boards for posing, my previous work, venues, engagement shoot ideas and more. The possibilities are endless with this site.

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Mr. & Mrs. Arthur | Wedding I had a wonderful time being a part of Brittany & Rob's wedding. They were married on May 17th at the Orchard Beach Firehouse in Pasadena, MD. This couple was so much fun to shoot and you could just feel their happiness radiating throughout the day. I especially enjoyed all the vibrant colors incorporated into many of their wedding details as it truly helped their photos to pop. Wishing them both a lifetime of happiness!


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Five Reasons for a First Look MoJo_096MoJo_096 What are your thoughts on the old school tradition and even superstition that it is bad luck for the groom to see his bride in her wedding dress before the ceremony?  First of all, I’d like to clarify that there is no wrong or right answer to this question.  It definitely depends on personal preference.  Each couple’s wedding is a reflection of their personalities and I certainly respect everyone’s decision on the topic, but here’s my perspective on it as both a wedding photographer and a married man.  

Back in 2009 when my wife Tammy and I got married we didn’t do a 'First Look,'  but in hindsight, I really wish that we had.  So here are a handful of points to ponder when considering this more modern take on the pre-wedding ritual:



You still get that incredible feeling of seeing your bride for the very first time, only you get to be the very first to see her.  It is an intimate time where you can share your reactions privately with one another.  I unobtrusively capture the encounter, all the while allowing my couples to have an uninterrupted moment to feel...whether it is to laugh, cry, hug or perhaps have that passionate kiss that you might shy away from in front of 100+ of your closest friends and family.  I find the photo shoot immediately following the First Look, as opposed to after the ceremony, has the pair more giddy and relaxed.  Overall, it’s just a great time to be able to really engage with one another before the day begins, and just soak in those moments that could otherwise speed by.


I can’t stress enough how much freedom in regards to time this truly allows for.  It opens a larger window after the 'I Do’s' to have family portraits and unique bridal party shots.  We can really get creative with your photos without being rushed to get to your reception with all your guests waiting for your big arrival.  It could be the difference between rote coverage of a shot list or having sufficient time to get those Pinterest-worthy pictures.  

  1. PARTY

It's reception time, and because you were able to spare so much time with a First Look, in many cases you newlyweds can make an appearance at that cocktail hour you worked so hard to design.  No worries about stealing the thunder from your grand entrance into the reception, ALL of your entrances will be dramatic that day, trust me, it won't get old.  Use as much time as you can to celebrate with all your loved ones that hey, you just got hitched!

  1. MAGIC

Please trust me when I say that the WOW factor is not lost if your groom sees you before you walk down the aisle.  In fact, I find that the First Look allows the husband-to-be to really feel comfortable expressing how amazed he is by his beautiful bride. Plus, you technically aren’t married during your first look and then when you do start walking down the aisle, it clicks “this is it, I’m about to marry my best friend”…magic all over again.

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If after all things considered the First Look just isn’t for you, which is totally okay…there are some neat alternatives that allow for some creative shots and provide opportunities for memorable moments.  Some ideas are meeting behind a door: this would be a perfect time to hold hands, pray, or even laugh.  And my last, but not least trick up my sleeve…blindfold your groom!  How cool would those pictures be?  Perhaps you just need to hear each other’s voices to help calm those nerves, whatever works for you I can help make it happen.

MoJo_272MoJo_272 Designing your wedding day timeline to include a First Look session just might be for you, but no matter what you decide, the important thing is that you choose what is right for you as a couple.  Do some research; ask around to other brides and hear the experiences of those who tried it.  It truly is all about preserving those special moments that you value the most!



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Your Shot Photo Booth One of the hottest things trending in the event planning business right now is having your own photo booth.  Nowadays it’s more and more common to see them at wedding receptions, engagement parties, and even corporate events!

So what is it that makes them so fun? Well for one thing, they can be a great ice breaker to get people to cut loose and have a good time!  There’s always a few people who claim to have no interest in having their photo taken, but get them a few drinks and before you know it they’ve got a giant feather boa and an eye patch on and we can’t get them out of the booth!  Having a photo booth at your event is a sure bet to take it to the next level and ensure you’re guests have a great time. The best part is that your friends can take home an awesome memento. That’s way cooler than any salt shaker, candle, or drink cozie with your names on it. Scratch that, drink cozies are pretty cool too.

Between the laughter coming from behind the camera and the stories that you’ll get to relive through your photos, it’s a guaranteed fun way to capture your guests having a fantastic time with a lasting memory. Inquire today ­for more information on how you can reserve Bill Bauer Photography’s “Your Shot Photo Booth”.

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Weegie's 4th bday Just wanted to give a quick shout out to the best dog anyone could ever ask for, she is a big part of our growing family. she and our son The Bashman are the best of friends, and look forward to many more years together. Happy Birthday Weegie

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Mr. & Mrs. Smith | Wedding I had the pleasure of witnessing Will & Megan become Mr. & Mrs. Smith, this past April. They were wed at Ascension Catholic Church and had their reception at Knights of Columbus. I have to tell you that this couple has been so much fun to work with. I also shot their engagement session all over downtown D.C. last November and these two were just picture perfect. From the moment that I arrived on their big day, Megan (per usual) was all smiles.

Will & Megan have known each other since they were kids, so you never know how close you are to your soulmate. Being that they were raised in Bowie, MD I wasn't surprised to learn that they are both die hard Redskins fans. Although, I'm an Eagles fan myself, I really like how they incorporated their love of the game into their day.

Will's job is so awesome and it makes me think of the film Mr. & Mrs. Smith every time I write their last name. He works for the Capital Police in Washington D.C. and helps protect and secure Congress. How cool is that? Sweet Megan is a nurse at Children's Hospital and it suits her loving personality well.

The Smiths and their family and friends were very welcoming and I am glad to have been a part of their special day. Wishing this couple a lifetime of happiness.


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]]> (Bill Bauer Photography) Bill Bauer Photography Bowie Mr&Mrs Wedding Tue, 13 May 2014 21:03:50 GMT
Happy Mother's Day


"God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers." – Rudyard Kipling


Happy Mother's Day to all the amazing mom's out there.


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Imagine my shock when I was told that Bill Bauer Photography had made it to the BIG SCREEN at the Orioles vs. Twins game on Saturday! The photo highlighted on the fan of the week was from a recent engagement session with Holly & Nick. I have to tell you this made me feel like a million bucks! Go O's and a big thank you for sharing my work!



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]]> (Bill Bauer Photography) Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:42:51 GMT Stopping Traffic These two made downtown Annapolis stop and for a second and realize how special true love is. I don't know about you, but I believe in signs. So as we all know, it has been a cold winter and it continues to be so, but Mother Nature opened her window for some sunshine over this past weekend for Matt and Bridget's engagement session. I met them about 5 months ago, and I was eager to get to know them better before their wedding this fall. I learned so many new things about these two and can’t wait to photograph the wedding.  Here is their story (thus far).

It was the summer of 2007, Matt & Bridget both fresh out of college, started working together.  Like most relationships, you have close encounters with your partner before you ever officially meet. That being said they finally met at a bar.  It turns out, not only did they work together but Matt was already friends with one of Bridget's college friends. It is such a small world.

Now these two built their relationship further buy training for half marathons and traveling.  Bridget is nice enough to let Matt play golf and basketball, maybe I will see him on the courts some day. Matt returns the favor by standing by as she window shops, and blasts Justin Timberlake. The sacrifices we all make to be happy…haha.

It was a blast hanging with them this past weekend, which has always been an indicator that we will have a great time on the big day.

 I can’t wait to document their wedding at The Walter Art Museum in Baltimore.


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   This past weekend I had the opportunity to photograph Merrick, a 6 month old rockstar. He is one of the coolest kids I've ever photographed at his age. 
   Most babies are a little shy when you first meet, and even more shy when I point a huge camera in their face.  But not Merrick, he seemed to enjoy it; smiling every time the flash fired. I learned he was full of himself when we put a mirror in front of him. If I didn't know any better I'd think he had modeled before!
   He also loves to play. I really wanted to get some genuine smiles from not only Merrick, but his parents too. I feel the best way to do so is to have parents interact with him as if I wasn't there. Dad played airplane with him and mom played peak-a-boo.  It was so cute to hear that 6 month old belly laugh like all of us parents know. 
   It was such a joy to work with this family in their beautiful Annapolis home.  I hope to see these guys again in the future, whether it is documenting little Merrick growing up, or seeing his parents at their family dental practice, Denise Dental Studio. 
   I now know where I'm going the next time I knock a tooth out!
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Its still warm in the snow The winter of 2014 has been one to remember. January and February have been the coldest I've ever experienced. I usually like to get out and try to photograph anything I can, but this year  I would rather just hang out and try to stay warm with the family. Although It is cold, Sebastian (my son) still loves going outside. For some reason he does not freeze like his Mom & I do, so we suffer through it for his enjoyment. As you can see, we don't seem to mind.  

These shot were taken just before the sunset, otherwise know as the golden hour. It is by far the best time of the day to shoot. You can't match the natural warmth of this light. 





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Photo Hunt 1


Find the 5 differences and pat yourself on the back :)  Good Luck!  #photohunt


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"Maybe"... they will live happier ever after  

Stacy & Nick were meant for each other.  Hang around them for 5 minutes and its easy to tell. They made that rainy night at Gramercy Mansion feel like the sunniest day.  They are amazing people and even more amazing parents.  Their kids absolutely loved having their pictures taken, but not as much as their parents.  As you scroll through these pictures, you'll see what I mean :) 

Also, as you scroll through these pictures think about their vows that they wrote for one another.  Just maybe, we can all learn a little something from these two.


" is true that we don't know what we have got until we lose it, but it is also true that we don't know what we have been missing until it arrives"


"Maybe... the happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything, they just make the most of everything the come along their way"


"Maybe... the best kind of love is the kind you can sit on the sofa together, and never say a word... and then walk away feeling like it was the best conversation you've ever had"


"Maybe... you shouldn't go for looks; they can deceive.  Don't go for wealth, even that fades way.  Go for someone who make you smile, because it takes only a smile to make a dark day seem bright"


"Maybe... you should hope for enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human, and enough hope to make you happy"

PS:  If while looking at the pics, you are thinking... hmmm that bride sure looks like she would be a great massage are right!  She's awesome, and can be found in Annapolis at About Faces Day Spa & Salon

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A new addition to Annapolis!  

One of many things I love about photography is meeting new people, and in this session, I got to meet two sweet girls: baby Toby (12 days) & her proud older sister Maddy.  I never like to rush right into taking pictures when I meet new families, so the parents & I talked for a bit while watching cartoons with Maddy which helps everyone feel a little more comfortable in front of the camera.

Once we got started, I quickly learned that Maddy LOVES getting her picture taken. She loves it so much she kept jumping on the bed every time I pointed the lens in her direction ;)... Needless to say, although a little less entertaining, baby Toby was much easier to photograph; she laid there like a perfect angel. 


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Anyone like Dooley's? If you do you are going to love Ashley and Matt Dooley. As soon as I pulled up to The Sotterley Plantation I knew it was going to be a wedding to remember. Ashley & Matt pulled out all the stops to make this day special for everyone involved.  Blog-Collage-1379627036082Blog-Collage-1379627036082 Blog-Collage-1379628698165Blog-Collage-1379628698165 Blog-Collage-1379627992451Blog-Collage-1379627992451 Blog-Collage-1379628867843Blog-Collage-1379628867843 Blog-Collage-1379628075656Blog-Collage-1379628075656 Blog-Collage-1379628142364Blog-Collage-1379628142364

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Amber's Senior Shoot

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Reunited with Dad It was a pleasure to meet the Holsonback's. Dad is in the Air Force and has been away from his little girl for six months. I can't imagine being away from my boy that long. Thank You for making sacrifices to protect all of us!

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Another Day Down on the Farm with Ashley & Matt.


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Little Miss Ryleigh Sweet  


Meet little Miss Ryleigh Sweet.  Entering this world at a whopping 23 inches (tall like daddy), life was forever changed for excited mom and dad Heather & Craig.  Parenthood has come natural to these two, they seemed like old pros.  Ryleigh is one lucky little girl. 

Receiving Heather's FB message was a blast from the past!  We used to work together a long time ago, which made these last couple of month's maternity and newborn shoots even more special.  I wish the best for this awesome family as they get to know their newest addition.  Thanks guys for inviting me into your home and lives!

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One on the way...and one on the RUN!  

Anticipating Aiden Q

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In less than a month, the newest edition to the Quarles family with be making his debut! Chad, Maria, Ariana, and Austin could not be more excited to meet little Aiden Matthew. 

We had a blast on our shoot this past Saturday at Lake Waterford Park. The mommy of this "A Team" was radiating with joy and anticipation. Austin was providing us with lots of smiles, energy, and giggles. 

Wishing the Q's the best of luck as they gear up for the big day!

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Sebastian is 11th Months! I can't believe my boy is almost a year old... kinda, he was born on leap day, so three more years I guess!  He loves having his picture taken, and hopefully he'll stay that way.  I recently took a lot of pictures of him that my wife didn't know about.  Then I created book and gave it to her for Valentines Day.  I knew she would like this rather than roses, chocolates or any of those other cliche`s.  She loved it! 

Stay tuned for his "1/4" birthday party pictures.


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