Fine Art wedding & Lifestyle photographer

Svenja Bauer

pure • dreamy • timeless

maryland maternity photographer

Although I absolutely love photographing couples on their wedding day, there is something so authentically beautiful about capturing a mother's growing belly and newborn baby.  

Regardless of whether this is your first baby or your sixth, your motherhood journey deserves to be captured by something other than an iPhone. While I can relate to that permanent state of exhaustion mothers often feel, I promise you won't regret making time for professional photos.

capturing the stages of motherhood
 - maternity to newborn

The first step to getting in front of my camera is to fill out the contact form. Once that is received, we will go over the details of your session and get you on my schedule! 

If you've never had professional photos taken that's okay! I will walk you through everything from booking to wardrobe recommendations.

1. Say Hello

2. wardrobe

As part of my client experience I offer personalized wardrobe recommendations, keeping both your session type and my style of photography in mind. As a general rule of thumb lighter clothing in neutral tones work best for my style of editing. Most importantly however, make sure that you are comfortable in what you're wearing!

3. ask me Anything

Want to check in with me regarding your wardrobe selection or have questions about how to best prep your newborn session? You can absolutely ask me anything! I am always more than happy to touch base with my clients before and after they hop in front of my camera. 

4. Session day!

Woohoo, it's time to get your photos taken! All the details are taken care of at this point and it's your turn to relax, enjoy and smile. Lifestyle sessions are not overly posed. Instead they're designed to capture little moments full of emotion. Expect to be having fun during your session and not just be awkwardly standing still, so I can capture those in-between shots you never even noticed me taking but end up loving the most!

5. your photographs

I am just as excited to share your photos with you as you are to see them! You can expect your gallery within 2-4 weeks of your session date - sometimes sooner! 

Once I deliver your gallery we can discuss albums and prints if you're interested. Here you will pick the photos, I will do the work, and you get to enjoy the finished product!

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The Process

from $500

from $500

Let's celebrate your beginning stage of motherhood! Your little one spends such a short amount of his or her life in your belly, which makes it so important to  have photographs to look back on this season. Your maternity session is best scheduled when you're about 7-8 months pregnant.

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The moment you have been waiting for is finally here and you're holding your newborn baby in your arms! As excited as you are, the exhaustion is real. Don't worry, I come to you for a relaxed in-home newborn session. Your newborn session is best scheduled within babies first two weeks of life.

We would recommend Svenja a thousand times over!! Not only are the photos beautiful, but she is such a joy to work with. She's got the sweetest, easy-going personality and she was beyond patient with us. 

Sarah & Darren

Svenja photographed our engagement photos and will be photographing our wedding! I know she will do such a beautiful job and highlight every little detail. Svenja talks you through the photos and makes you feel so comfortable in front of the camera! Love her so much!

Emelia & Michael

Svenja is absolutely amazing! She was easy and fun to work with and our photos turned out perfectly. I would recommend her to anyone looking for an engagement/wedding photographer!

Cassie & Zack

I cannot say enough positive things about Svenja.  Svenja is professional, flexible, and so incredibly kind. We will continue to have Svenja capture our photos and highly recommend her services/products.

Jesse & Matt

Can’t recommend Svenja enough! She did our engagement photos! Very personable and professional! On time and got our photos back so fast! Highly recommend!

Brianna & Casey

Svenja does an awesome job at photography! Highly recommend her if you’re looking for a great photographer.

Shannon & DAVE

Svenja - she is flexible, patient, kind, and talented... what more could you want!



from my clients


I can't wait to hear your story and am happy to answer any questions! I usually respond within one business day.

Please note:
Most SBP Couples invest an average of
$5500 on their tailored wedding package