May Photo-A-Day Challenge | Amy Lorraine Photography

May Photo a Day

Above is the list for May Photo-A-Day Challenge! Push past the easy shots and get CREATIVE ūüôā Take a photograph that related to the day. Share the photo on your blog, facebook, instagram or wherever. I would love to see your images so comment with a link to yours! Tag your instagram with #ALPphotoaday so I can see them all! Mine will be posted on instagram @AmyLorrainePhoto

Henry and Sophia First Birthday Sneak Peaks |

Newborn to One Year |

What a difference a year makes! I photographed these twin bundles of adorableness last year as newborns and this past weekend as one year olds! The hats from the newborn session and headband and tutu from the birthday session are made by Hairbow Chateau!First Birthday Session |

Can’t wait to share more from their family session. These cuties have a good looking family! Stay tuned!

Topic Tuesday | The Honest Company |

Over the past month or so, I have developed a skin condition called¬†Perioral Dermatitis. Ever since, I’ve been researching the causes and symptoms. While most people struggling with this believe its mainly stress related (which this only made me stress more) there are a few things that can irritate your skin. I really think this is a blessing in disguise, although some days I don’t see that blessing, I’ve done a lot of research on health and beauty products. There are so many crazy ingredients into products that are horrible for you and I wont go back to using them! I’ve always been one to think if its on the shelf, its not bad. I mean we have rules and regulations for things you can sell. So it should be safe right? Wrong.

In my research I’ve found that¬†sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) which is¬†almost¬†EVERY¬†cleaning and hygiene product out there, is a main cause/trigger to making it worse. Turns out SLS is a known skin irritant.. so why is it everything and even those so called “Natural” or “Organic” products that are supposed to be good for you? Well, it’s what helps create that lather in toothpaste, soaps, shampoo, etc.. I also read that its a shark¬†repellent.. ¬†YES! Sharks, those scary creatures in the¬†ocean¬†that can eat you!

Anyways, I’ve been searching for products that aren’t bad for you and don’t contain these harsh¬†chemicals. A friend suggested I look into the Honest Company. It is co-owned by the actress & mom of two, Jessica Alba and¬†Christopher Gavigan, who is the former CEO of¬†Healthy Child Healthy World¬†(a national nonprofit empowering parents to protect their children from toxic risks).

They have an¬†HONESTLY FREE GUARANTEE, which means you won’t find the following list of toxic nasties in the products or packaging:¬†phthalates, sodium lauryl/laureth sulfates, PVC, parabens, benzene, chlorine, synthetic fragrances, triclosan, formaldehyde-based preserving agents, nanoparticles, TEA, MEA, phosphates, polyethylene glycol (PEG), quaternium 15, DMDM hydantoin, 1-4 dioxane, bisphenol-A (BPA), alkylphenol ethoxylates (APEs)/nonylphenol, BHA, benzalkonium chloride.honest.comThe main focus is having healthy products for your home & children. They have cute diaper sets, wipes & baby bottles. I’m going to do more research on other¬†companies¬†with products but I’m¬†definitely¬†going to try them out even more and hope it helps!

If you’d like to sign up for a free trial click here! You can cancel after you¬†receive¬†the sample, they send you a bunch of reminders so you don’t forget otherwise they’ll send you the full size bundle! I can’t wait to get my full sized one this week!¬†*I’m not getting paid to write this, and I paid for my own bundle mailed to me!*

11 day old Holden | Calvert County Maryland Newborn Photographer

Newborn Photography |

He is so adorable, but behind the scenes he was not a happy camper when we first got started. I picked up my camera and this was the first shot I took. He looked right at me and smiled… He was just waiting for me.

Newborn Photography |

Oh the newborn faces, smiles and yawns.

Newborn Photography |

But he finally went to sleep and we got some great shots!

Baseball Orioles Newborn Photography |

Holden made his entrance just in time for opening day and was there to root his favorite team, the Orioles, along to their wins!

Newborn Photography |

The Orioles hat and sneaker set and this wrap is from a friend of mines Etsy shop, PintSizedPrints. Check out her shop and like her facebook page for updates!

Newborn Photography |

Five on Friday |

Hearts with Boston  |

It is just so sad what is going on in Massachusetts. Thoughts are with everyone there. Hoping no one else gets hurt but remembering Mr. Rodgers quote…¬†‚ÄúWhen I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” Thank you to all the brave people who ¬†go to help those in need and put themselves in danger.
Chick-fil-a Birthday Dinner |

I turned 24 last Thursday. And now I’m old. But for my birthday dinner we went to… Chick-fil-a! Of course! I swear, they should be giving me an endorsement deal. I’m their #1 fan!Inner Harbor Birthday Celebration  |

On Saturday I went to the Inner Harbor in Baltimore to celebrate mine and my best friend, Ali’s birthday! We had dinner at Bubba Gump (with some unwanted birthday singing and dancing) and then danced the night away at Power Plant Live! Thank you, everyone who helped me celebrate and made the night so much fun!Dove Cookies & Creme  |

This was part of my gift from my best friend Brittany. And they are SO much better than¬†Hershey’s¬†Cookies and Creme bars! They’re a must try!
They still make disposable cameras? |

They still make these? I mean most if not everyone has a cell phone with camera. And a lot have at least point in shoot digital cameras. Its weird to think how much the photography world has changed over the last 10 or so years! I think I still even have a few of these I need developed!