Photograph of the Day taken by Clare Ahalt, a fine art portrait photographer located in Frederick MD, specializing in beautiful, custom child, pet and high school senior photography.Read More
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
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.
I took these beautiful senior portraits of Julia in the fall. I love photographing senior portraits, it's one reason that I chose to specialist in senior portrait photography and fine art child photography, if you do what you love, it's never a chore. We started taking these photographs in the forests located around Frederick MD, and worked our way back to my farm. That's one thing that I love about Frederick county MD is the variety offered in landscape, and we don't have to go far for a different backdrop. Julia rocked her senior portraits, and these are my top ten favorite images from this photography session.
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.