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  • Welcome to Tyler Plank Photography!

    My name is Tyler and I am a full-time wife, mother and photographer. I began my professional career in 1998 in sales and marketing, went on to receive my Master's Degree in Professional Counseling and later started my own photography business. My professional background, personal experience and creative talent provides me with a unique ability to capture your memories in a meaningful and artistic manner. I specialize in maternity, newborn, child and family photography and shoot in natural light on-location serving the Charlotte, Huntersville, Lake Norman, NC and surrounding areas. Sessions are relaxed and fun!

    CONTACT ME TODAY TO BOOK YOUR SESSION: tylerplankphotography@gmail.com

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High School Senior Collections | Bethesda, MD Senior Photographer

Tyler Plank Photography’s Senior Collections are announced!  For families with a current 2013 high school senior this is a wonderful opportunity to capture family portraits before she or he heads off to college in the fall (how did the time fly so fast??).  For 2014 Seniors, it’s time to start thinking about your senior pics!  Space is limited so reserve your session ASAP! :)

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Lifestyle Session GIVEAWAY! | Bethesda, MD Lifestyle Family Photographer

Yep you read it right, Tyler Plank Photography is awarding a LIFESTYLE PHOTO SESSION to one lucky winner!  This session may either be a Family session (a $200 value) or a NEWBORN session which is a $325 value!  If you know of someone expecting in 2013 or a family who would really love a lifestyle session this year, please share this post with them so they may enter to win.

You may be asking yourself, what is a lifestyle session and how is it different from a regular session?  A lifestyle session takes place in and around your home.  It is unique and catered to YOUR unique family.  It is relaxed and natural.  There is no focus on posing, no “cheese,” no pressure.  These sessions are simply your family in the comfort of your home.  I LOVE lifestyle sessions and for this reason I am giving one away along with a 10×20 storyboard print wrap designed by me that showcases your lifestyle session beautifully (a $215 value).  I love these sessions that much!  The total value of this giveaway is $540 for a lifestyle newborn session or $415 for a lifestyle family session!!!!

THE DETAILS (please read carefully and thoroughly):

  • MD/VA/DC area residents may enter to win a lifestyle newborn or lifestyle family session.  Lifestyle newborn session must take place before baby is 14 days old.  Charleston, SC area and Chicago area residents may enter to win a lifestyle family session.  Sessions may only include immediate family members and up to 5 people ($25 per additional person). Family session may include maternity.
  • Session must be completed in 2013 and winnner’s images may be posted to Tyler Plank Photography’s website, blog and facebook page.
  • Contest will close on Wednesday, March 13th at 8pm EST and a winner will be announced on Thursday, March 14th at 8pm EST on Tyler Plank Photography’s facebook business page.  If you don’t yet “Like” the page, head on over and “Like” it if you do! :)
  • Winner will have 24 hours to claim the prize.  If prize remains unclaimed after that point another commenter will be selected.  This will continue until prize has been claimed.
  • In addition, if there are over 100 entries I will randomly select additional commenters/entries to win other prizes.  Encourage your friends and family who may be interested to enter!
  • There are no substitutions nor cash value and prizes may not be combined with any other offers or promotions.

TO ENTER (this part is easy:)) :

  • Simply click on ADD A COMMENT at the end of this post and comment with your full name and why you would like to win a Tyler Plank Photography Lifestyle Session.  That’s it!  I think this goes without saying but just in case… you may only enter once, as yourself and IP addresses will be tracked.  Please play fair!

Below are some of my favorite lifestyle maternity, newborn and family session images.  I also couldn’t resist adding 2 images of my own family at home.:)  I truly look forward to hopefully capturing your family!  And to my past and current clients- I would LOVE to see and photograph you again!

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

Can’t you just imagine precious captures of YOUR family?!  Comment below!

 

 

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Stacy Flanigan - March 13, 2013 - 11:02 pm

To keep up our yearly tradition!!!

Amanda Hill - March 13, 2013 - 10:11 pm

Of course I’m entering the Giveaway contest! Having my amazingly talented and awesome friend capturing my family in photos is such a blessing :) xoxo!

Marissa - March 13, 2013 - 5:01 pm

I would love to win! We don’t have any recent photos of our family.

Shelby Huffines - March 13, 2013 - 2:42 pm

I would love to have this chance. We had so much happen this past year between getting married and having a baby four months ago. In the five years my now husband and I have been together, we rarely take pictures of ourselves and we have never had a photo session. And I’m not sure we will get a chance before my baby is all grown up. We would love to have professional family pictures to show our daughter one day

Krystal - March 13, 2013 - 2:10 pm

I would LOVE a family session – my husband and I have a small farm in MD and would love to have family portraits taken there this spring / summer!

Kristin - March 13, 2013 - 1:59 pm

Would definitely love to win! We love the photographs you took of us last fall and with a new baby joining us this fall the timing could not be more perfect!

Sarah - March 11, 2013 - 9:21 pm

I am Sarah Leonard and would love to live your lifestyle package! I am in MD (Silver Spring). We tried to get professional photos once, but neither of my kids (1.5 and 9 months old at the time) didn’t crack a smile. Seriously. They just looked grumpy in every photo. The would be 3 and 2 for this session, and I think that photos taken in our home would get much better results. :) Thank you!

Tamara Hewlett - March 10, 2013 - 9:54 pm

My name is Tamara Hewlett and I would love to win this prize. My family has had a drastic change recently. We welcomed twin boys almost 8 months ago! Life has been a blur since then! I would love to capture my boys with my 3 year old daughter before this stage is gone!

Katie - March 10, 2013 - 9:30 pm

I am Katherine Graham Cooper and I believe that we would be great recipients. What can I say, you are our family’s photographer. We love you!

Lynell Shattls - March 9, 2013 - 7:07 am

We were blessed with the birth of our third daughter 8 weeks ago. We realize how precious the gift of life is and especially how lucky we are to have a healthy baby. In the year while pregnant with our daughter we lost both of our fathers and so know we must appreciate our family and record our times we have with our special gifts from above with photographs.

Allison Riley - March 8, 2013 - 10:47 pm

Tyler- we think your work is amazing and have completely enjoyed the 2 sessions we have done with you so far. It would be wonderful to have a session in our own home though – a place where all of our kids are most comfortable being themselves – a place where they smile naturally, play at ease, and are unselfconscious of themselves and their actions. That would be a truly amazing gift. And we could get our senior cat Magellan in on the action – he is a beloved but often overlooked member of our family and it would be a treasure to have a gorgeous photo of him in on the action.

Diana Steele - March 8, 2013 - 5:05 pm

After years trying to get pregnant, we were blessed with two children (youngest arrived a month ago). I realized recently that many if not most pictures I took were either of my son or him and dad…leaving myself out. Last week my sister in law took a picture of our family and I can’t stop looking at it…pure joy and warmth. An opportunity to have a gift as this would be heartwarming.

Pamela McCracken - March 8, 2013 - 4:41 pm

I would love to win this lifestyle session for my family because we haven’t gotten photos done in a natural setting such as this one! Plus you are a wonderful photographer! :)

Leah Kocsis - March 8, 2013 - 3:52 pm

We would love a lifestyle photo shoot with you! Another Tyler Plank photo on our wall would be AMAZING! Thanks for having another give away – you are the best!

Katie Renshaw - March 8, 2013 - 1:08 pm

I’d love to win and have a session done with our (almost) one year old! She’s growing and changing so much every day, I’d love to get it documented.

Guinevere Que - March 8, 2013 - 12:32 pm

Would love to enter this contest, we were so impressed with your work last year. Thank you for nominating my daughter’s photo!

Ariana Sutton-Grier - March 8, 2013 - 10:32 am

What would be so special about a family session in our home would be that we could include photos of my daughter with her “big sister” our black lab mix, Nissa. My daughter just LOVES our dog (although our dog is a bit less thrilled with all the attention our daughter wants to ravish on her since she’d rather sleep in peace). But they are very cute together and I’d love to capture some of those interactions since I have not been able to really get good shots of them together.

Laura Delaney - March 8, 2013 - 10:08 am

Tyler,
What a generous gift! Our family hasn’t had a “family at home” photo shoot since our twin daughters were 6 months old, now they are 2 1/2! Best,
Laura

Holly Michelle Johnson - March 8, 2013 - 10:02 am

I would LOVE to win because, while I love our candid photos, we never get a chance for “family” portraits (can’t afford professional photos). And let’s face it, our kids (boy/girl twins, age 3) are damn cute!

Allie Yang-Green - March 8, 2013 - 9:52 am

A lifestyle session would be great for my growing family! I saw some beautiful photographs that you did for my friend and I’m sold. I have beautiful baby girls but I can’t seem to take good pictures myself, so I think I need professional help. Thanks!

Claire Taylor - March 8, 2013 - 9:07 am

We would love a lifestyle session! We have so enjoyed our photos from Brookside Gardens, but it would be fantastic to have some photos documenting Helena in her native habitat so to speak!

Chanda Woodhead - March 7, 2013 - 9:09 pm

You are an extremely talented photographer! I would love to win the Newborn session because my husband and I are expecting our first child April 2nd. :-) It’s going to be such an amazing time to capture our son’s first year and keep the memories forever!

Samantha Horsley - March 7, 2013 - 11:23 am

Hello! I live in Charleston SC and would love to get some pictures of our family on the beach my 2 year old son Weston loves the water and we haven’t had photos taken with the family since he was 2 months old! You have amazing work and we would be so blessed to be able to capture

Katherine Harvey - March 7, 2013 - 10:43 am

Tyker has done an amazing job capturing the personality of my family over the last few years. As time has passed I have only grown to love my family portraits more and more. We would love to win the family session to capture images of our kids at this new fun age.

Lucia Alami - March 6, 2013 - 10:37 pm

…new house in November… 5 kids who are not getting younger… mom who; like you, is seldom in pictures… aside from the fact that i can’t trust anyone else to take our family portraits, need I say more?! 😉 xoxo

Leigh Moore - March 6, 2013 - 9:53 pm

I’d love to win this! We haven’t had the chance to get our whole family in a photo, much less your beautiful work, in over a year! Fingers crossed! Leigh Moore

Kari Codispoti - March 6, 2013 - 9:53 pm

We’re moving this May and to have a lifestyle session to capture memories in our first home would be fantastic!

Angela Yarian - March 6, 2013 - 9:46 pm

I would love to win because…I would love to have a session done at home (in our home). All of our sessions, so far, have been in the studio and it would be lovely to have a few pictures of me and the boys at home just being us, unposed. xoxo

Steph - March 6, 2013 - 9:41 pm

What about Texas residents?! I’m only half kidding….we’ll be in DC for a wedding in September :). Count me in!

Growing Growing… | Bethesda, MD Child Photographer

My kids are now 5 and nearly 4 and just a year ago they were so tired of me taking pictures of them.  Now I go several months at a time without taking “real” photos of them and they are old enough to understand that I am a photographer and that I take pictures of other kids.  They love seeing the photos I take and always ask about who I will be “taking pictures” of before a shoot.  They are particularly interested in the gender of the kids and whether they are babies, “little boys,” or “little girls.”  With this new found enthusiasm they’ve also been begging me to take new pictures of them.  My daughter reminded me yesterday that I still haven’t done her “tea party pictures” and my little boy chimed in saying, “I’m going to be 4!”  I decided I wouldn’t put it off any longer so here you go… an impromptu long overdue mini session.

First was my little boy who said he wanted to wear his “fancy clothes.”  After we got him dressed, his hair combed and teeth brushed he picked out his monkey to be in the photos with him.  While snapping away he reminded me of the tricks I used to use with him to get him to smile.  I laughed out loud when he said, “Mommy, say the poopy word.”  So I obliged and was laughing myself.  He is so stinking cute!

Then the updated photo I’ve been meaning to do every year (whoops)… my little girl and her teddy bear tea party.  I remember looking through my lens at her in 2010 in this setting.  Recreating this yesterday and really seeing how she’s transformed into a little girl was amazing.  She is such a sweet sweet little girl.

I just love them to pieces and am so proud of them.  You will definitely be seeing more of these two again now that they are loving the camera!

 

On a less personal note, stay tuned for my surprise-themed session and 10×20 storyboard print wrap GIVEAWAY as I will be posting the details this week!  And last but not least, I will be releasing the dates and locations for specially-priced spring mini session packages soon.  Hope everyone is staying warm… just think warm spring thoughts.:)

 

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Simply Beautiful | Alexandria, VA Maternity Photographer

Capturing the beautiful baby bump, the air of excitement and anticipation, witnessing the moments between a bonded husband and wife… I just love maternity sessions.  I was so excited to meet and photograph this stunning mommy and am so happy for this couple.  You can really tell how much they love each other and their baby…  Congratulations, S Family!  Thank you for choosing me to capture this amazing time for you all!

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Oh My Cuteness! | Falls Church, VA Baby Photographer

Today I had a client come to me for an in-person proofing and ordering session and I just had to get some a new shots of her and her little man.  How awesome is this bib and I just love that little toe that he’s always sticking up!  I think this capture will be very special to his family.:)

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