Child Portraits taken during a Meg Bitton Photography Workshop by Clare Ahalt Photography, a fine art photographer located in Frederick MD. Specializing in fine art child photography and high school senior portraits.Read More
The light in downtown Frederick, MD at Baker Park was the perfect, magical, backdrop to photograph my daughter against. The blossoms were amazing, and the light just simply beautiful. There were children playing on the playground close by and, even though she was wearing her beautiful dress, my daughter is a normal child and was itching to run and play. This made for a super fast set of portrait photographs, her pulling her dress off right in front of the bell tower, putting her shirt and on and running like a mad child to play with the other children on the playground before the sunset.
This photograph epitomizes how I hope that my daughter remembers her childhood. Riding around exploring on her pony.
Meet Bently the dog. I photographed him as part of an update that I've been doing with Jefferson Veterinary Hospital's website, where I've been taking pet portraits of the staff's dogs. I've been really enjoying photographing pets and I am seriously considering adding it to one of my specialities. As the wife of a veterinarian, I think that pet portraiture fits in my portfolio pretty nicely :D
I've decided to task myself with the task of posting a photograph a day. I'm being forgiving on myself, it doesn't have to be something that I took that day, although that would be nice :D I took this photograph earlier this spring down at the cherry blossoms along the tidal basin in Washington DC.
My accepted submission for Click Pro/Cm Pro. The 150 images are sorted by season and colour. They are a mix of client high school senior portraits, child portraits, photographs of my daughter and son, pictures of our trips to Ireland, Northern Ireland, Wales, England, France and Spain. The vast majority of pictures were taken in Frederick, Maryland, with a few taken in Washington DC and Northern Virginia.Read More
Happy national puppy day!! It's national puppy day - celebrate the cuteness!!!!! This also seems like the perfect day to announce that I am going to start accepting clients for pet portraiture! I focus my photography on the things that I love, and I'm not quite sure why I haven't accepted clients specifically for pet photography before ... I've been doing it on a more personal basis with my pets and include pets as part of my child and senior portrait photography experiences.
If you are looking for a new furry family member, consider adopting from a local animal shelter or rescue!!! If you have a puppy or dog and are looking for a veterinarian, my husband is Dr. Brooks Ahalt over at Jefferson Veterinary Hospital and, not that I'm biased or anything, I think that he's pretty great!!!
The weather is always so confusing here in Frederick, Maryland during the spring, one moment we have a few inches of snow on the ground, the next moment the temperature is in the 70's. Maryland gives me great variety for photography, but leaves my head spinning sometimes. My farm is located at the base of the Catoctin mountains, so at certain times I can see snow on the mountains whilst I'm outside in my fields in shorts and a t-shirt. Each year we get baby chicks and ducklings, we keep them at my Frederick MD farm to mature so we can get eggs, and of course I photograph them with my children, who simply adore the baby animals.
Late last summer, I took my daughter's photographs in downtown Frederick Maryland. There is so much to see and do down there, the downtown area is really thriving and listed as one of the top ten downtown areas in the country. We settled on outside the Weinberg as the location and took a few portraits of my daughter and our new puppy. We then walked over to Brewer's Alley, just across the road on Market Street and grabbed something to eat afterwards. I love that they have seating for dogs on the terrace.