Lauren Fitzgerald is a natural light and studio portrait photographer specializing in childrenís portraiture and family photography. An award-winning author and seasoned photographer, Laurenís duel interests in writing and photography led her to earn a Journalism degree from the University of Maryland, College Park where she graduated Magna cum Laude with honors. After working for many years in the publishing and media industries, Lauren established her own photography business and studio in Western Howard County.

Lauren's natural style and earthy aesthetic has made her a popular choice among childrenís photographers in the Washington-Baltimore area. Her photographs are rich with texture and depth, incorporating every inch of the10-acre property and studio in which she works. Laurenís philosophy is that a portrait should capture the subjectís true personality by giving little if any instruction on how to behave or ďposeĒ before the camera. Her restrained approach creates photographs that are organic and authentic, unlike traditional franchise portraits that tend to appear flat and uninspired.

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  Person Lauren Fitzgerald
  City Woodbine, MD
  Phone Number (301) 385-4906

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Lauren Fitzgerald


Lauren Fitzgerald is a Maryland photographer in Howard County, specializing in children's photography. Lauren's interests include newborn and infant photography as well as toddlers and maternity. Lauren works out of Valleybrook Studios, a 10-acre private setting with unlimited sceneries and a full indoor portrait studio. Lauren has spent years studying and mastering every corner and location on her property in order to understand the lighting and potential in every environment.

  • I would recommend this business

Lauren has photographed both of my pregnancies and I am always thrilled with her work. She is the best portrait artist in the area and truly unique with her beautiful property and quaint studio in the country. She also has the patience of a saint with newborns and babies. I highly recommend her.

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