BEAUTIFULLY capturing life’s moments

Maryland Family Photographer

Lifestyle Family, Newborn, and Maternity Photographer.
Serving Families in Bowie, Maryland and Beyond.

01 INTRODUCTION


Hi, I’m Erin!

I turn everyday chaos into heartwarming memories for families who embrace life with open arms.

Portrait of Erin Link, a smiling family photographer in a flowing pink dress and a suede hat, standing in a pastoral setting with lush trees and a rustic wooden fence in the background, conveying a sense of warmth and ease in nature.


As your dedicated Maryland family photographer, my mission is to capture the joy, laughter, and love that define your family. From the anticipation of your newest arrival to the peaceful sleep of your newborn, and all the precious moments in between, I’m committed to preserving your family’s love story.

Imagine a photo shoot that’s relaxed and fun, resulting in beautiful photos filled with warmth and togetherness. These memories will stay in your heart and home forever.

Explore my website to see the magic we can create, and let’s begin this unforgettable journey. Your family’s story is waiting to be told. Let’s tell it beautifully together.

02 PORTFOLIO

For families who deeply love and appreciate life. Let’s celebrate your journey together.

I like to take a relaxed, and natural approach during my sessions and strive for bright and well-lit photographs full of color and love.

Liking the vibe? I’d love to hear your family’s story.

03 EXPERIENCE

Document Your Story

HOW WE’LL WORK TOGETHER

Learn more about a photography experience made just for you and your family. Begin this heartwarming adventure with a simple click.

04 KIND WORDS

Erin is hands down THE BEST Maryland family photographer. She captured my little family so beautifully!

The family stands closely together looking at each other; the parents are in the center with the children around them.
Excellent
Based on 6 reviews
Hannah Slacum
Hannah Slacum
Erin is a kind, fun and professional photographer to work with. When I look at our family portraits, my heart is so happy to see how they turned out despite us rangling our wriggly-wiggly-worm daughter. During the session, Erin came prepared to ensure she had the attention of our daughter so she could capture her pretty face in the photos. She even made sure that my husband and I got photos of us as a couple. I would recommend Erin because her energy makes for a easy-going session where you and your family can be yourselves. We couldn’t believe the time flew by like it did because we genuinely enjoyed ourselves. We will definitely be using Erin again in the future. 🧡
alexus mcmillan
alexus mcmillan
Where do I start?! Working with Erin from start to finish was nothing but pleasurable. She is extremely personable and her communication through out from initial booking until receiving the final images was immaculate. During the actual session she made me feel so comfortable and confident and really listened to what I wanted while maintaining her artistic style. I love my photos and will remember them forever! If you’re wondering if she’s worth it, she is!
allison davis
allison davis
Erin is hands down the best outdoor family photographer in Bowie! She captured my little family so beautifully and was great with our 4 yr old. Her style is so beautiful and she knows how to get all the genuine smiles and connections -- getting family photos of us at our best, loving selves.
Jeremy Griffith
Jeremy Griffith
Got to do a newborn photo session with Erin today and it was an awesome experience. I normally hate taking pictures, and hate photography sessions, but Erin made the two hours breeze by. She was super easy to work with, knew how to get the right photo without too much effort, and was super accommodating. If you are in need of photography services, I highly recommend her.
Lisa Sheldon
Lisa Sheldon
Erin photographed our family for fall photos this year and the images are absolutely stunning. She was kind, and patient, and supremely talented. We will be using her every year!!!
Megan Rognrud
Megan Rognrud
Erin Link is amazing to work with - she's super responsive, thoughtful, professional, and her photographs are just stunning. I'm in such awe of her ability to capture beautiful pictures. I had a maternity photo session with her and look forward to booking her in the future to capture our families moments. Her turnaround time is great and she's very reasonably priced. If you're looking to get high quality beautiful photographs - hire Erin! She is an incredibly talented photographer!!

05 THE BLOG

Latest Shoots

06 Let’s Connect

Ready to book?

PLEASE NOTE: I AM NOT ACCEPTING EXTENDED FAMILIES OR EVENTS AT THIS TIME.

I AM ALSO NOT CURRENTLY OFFERING SESSIONS AT MEMORIAL/MONUMENT PARKS IN DC/VIRGINIA

Portrait of Erin Link, a smiling family photographer in a flowing pink dress and a suede hat, standing in a pastoral setting with lush trees and a rustic wooden fence in the background, conveying a sense of warmth and ease in nature.

Fill out my contact form and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. I look forward to working with you!


Got some questions?


I offer lifestyle photography services for family and motherhood portraits (this includes maternity and newborn sessions). I like to take a relaxed, and natural approach during my sessions. While I do pose my clients, I try to do so in a way that doesn’t feel too forced or non-genuine. As for my editing techniques, I love bright and well-lit photographs; full of color.

Working as a preschool teacher for 10 years and a mother for 5 years has provided me with valuable skills that I have been applying to my family photography since 2020. I am familiar with supporting children and understand how to engage and connect with them, resulting in natural and authentic family photos. Additionally, I have learned how to create a comfortable and relaxed session environment, which is essential in bringing out the best in each family member. Overall, my experience working with children and families, combined with my photography skills, makes me a great fit for families looking for a photographer in Annapolis.

I charge a (non-refundable) session fee, which covers my time and talent, as well as any pre-session consultations and post-processing of your images. No digital images or products are included, and the session fee is NOT applied to your collection cost.

After the session, I offer a selection of collections you may purchase, separately, so you can choose what best fits your needs and budget. They include a certain number of digital images plus a complementary print credit.

I take great care going over all of your images and spend some time looking through to narrow down your gallery to the best of the best images. Because my sessions are moment based, I pick the best moments to edit and share with you. I do guarantee at least 40 images in your gallery to choose from. I do not release RAW or unedited images.

Absolutely! We will work together to choose a location from a list of my preferred locations in the Bowie area including places like Kinder Farm Park, Patapsco State Park, and Beverly Triton Nature Park. Locations that are not listed or have a drive time beyond 30 minutes from 20715 will be subject to an additional travel fee (this is a nominal fee to allow for addt’l gas, driving, and scouting time), and possible permit fees.*

*I do not currently offer sessions at Monuments/Memorials in Washington DC/Alexandria.

My outdoor sessions are scheduled for sunset (and occasionally sunrise). I do not shoot midday as it doesn’t align with my artistic preferences. (I know in the spring and summer months, this is often past kids’ bedtimes. I want to reassure you, that with some minor adjustments, I find that young children almost always do very well; regardless of the later time. Don’t let this fear alone prevent you from booking.) Studio sessions are scheduled around 10 am.

For ALL sessions: I recommend getting on my schedule a minumum of 2 months ahead of time. My session dates are limited and fill up quickly. This also ensures we have ample time to plan and acquire any permits and necessary outfit pieces.

Addt’ly for newborn sessions: We’ll schedule for around 2 weeks from your expected due date. Once you and your baby are home safe and sound, please contact me immediately to let me know the wonderful news. I will work closely with you to find a day and time that works for everyone. I aim for about 2-3 weeks** after birth. I only accept 4 newborn sessions a month.

Addt’ly for maternity sessions: I recommend that mamas schedule their session at the beginning of the third trimester. Right around 30-35 weeks.

**Why do I book your newborn session 2-3 weeks after birth?

  • Family Comfort: Parents (and older siblings) are more relaxed and comfortable with their new routine.
  • Better Complexion: Babies have improved skin tones and fewer blemishes.
  • Established Feeding: Feeding routines are more stable, whether breastfeeding or bottle-feeding.
  • Flexible and Sleepy: Babies are still flexible and sleepy enough for beautiful poses.

Based on my experience booking 2-3 weeks after birth sets the stage for a smoother session and beautiful, serene images.

Yes, sunset light is beautiful. But overcast skies provide lovely even light and can add a layer of emotion, too. What’s most important to me is that I highlight your family’s loving connections; I want that to be the focus in your images. I will of course prioritize the best weather for your session, as my schedule allows. I will not reschedule for humidity, cloudy skies, wind, or rain earlier in the day. I will reschedule if it is actively raining/storming during your session. My Weather Policy
 

If I feel we need to reschedule your session, I will reach out to you NLT 4 hours before your session.

Please reach out to me to reschedule if you or your kids are sick. As a mom as well, I want to prioritize my family’s health and protect my children from sickness too. Plus we don’t want to document you all looking sick in your pictures. Take time to get better, and we will absolutely make up your session.

I love spending time with my clients and providing galleries that highlight beautiful and emotional family moments. This happens much more naturally when we allow time and space for it during a full session. I do plan to offer very special mini session events a few times a year. I recommend signing up on my email list, so you can be first to know when these become available.

For even more answers to your questions, visit my full FAQ page

Family play in the field at Howard County Conservancy, Maryland

why i love being a

Maryland Family Photographer

I’m grateful to have lived across the United States and now call Bowie, MD home. Central Maryland is truly the perfect place to take beautiful and timeless family photos. There are so many incredible backdrops to choose from, whether it’s the refreshing beaches of Annapolis or the lush greenery of the Howard County countryside.

But what I really love about my job is building relationships with families in my local community. Being able to document their special moments and milestones, while giving them beautiful and authentic family photos, fills me with so much joy.

I can’t wait to meet you and your family, explore all the amazing locations throughout Maryland, and make sure your family photography experience is stress-free and enjoyable. The memories we create together will be treasured for a lifetime!