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Hey Friends!

We wanted to share a few more details about us here at Angela Vaughns Photography, so we wrote an extended version of our “About Us” section.

I’m Angela, (feel free to call me Angie), owner and lead photographer of Angela Vaughns Photography. My hubby Ishmael (Ish) and I live in Southern Maryland. We are high school sweethearts, and we’ve been married for 16 years. Together we have two amazing children and two rescue pups. Ish has served in the Army for over 20 years, and we (yes, we) are planning on retiring from the service in 5 years.

If we aren’t out at the movies, Ishmael and I love staying home and watching Game of Thrones or bad sci-fis on Netflix all while munching down on white cheddar popcorn and chocolate peanuts- gotta have that salty, sweet, and chocolate mix! Taco Tuesday is definitely a real thing and we let our kids eat more pizza than we care to admit. But, most of all, we truly enjoy spending time with our family. We often have family gatherings to eat, play games, and just laugh and enjoy each other’s company. We value the time with our family and especially love the connection our children have with their grandparents, cousins, aunties and uncles.

Fun Fact: We have been a homeschooling family for 6 years. Some days are more challenging than others, but we are enjoying our homeschooling journey. It’s absolutely amazing to teach our children and tailor their education for what is best for them.

About photography…So, yea. This is the part where I tell you that I have been taking pictures since birth, lol. Ok, maybe a few years after that. But, I have always been obsessed with pictures, photo albums, and framed portraits. I vividly remember flipping through our family albums as a child and asking my mom- who’s that? What were they like? Where were you when this picture was taken? I got it honestly. My father was a photographer. His images are still present on the walls in my mother’s home today. He passed when I was about 2, but his dark room stayed in tact for years after. I love the pictures I have of him. It keeps me connected to him, even though he’s not physically here with me. I use my maiden name Vaughns to honor him and his love of photography. I often think how cool it would’ve been for us to be in business together.

Our Photography Philosophy: Our passion is documenting the everyday love of your extraordinary life. The images we take will only become more priceless over time. We want to create images that become the heirlooms passed down through generations, and preserve your family’s history and legacy.
We are documentarians, historians, and visual storytellers.

While I (Angie) am the photographer, Ish is the ultimate assistant! He will make sure you are totally taken care of during your session and that your lighting is amazing! He also likes to make typical “Dad jokes” that he thinks are absolutely hilarious. Together, we create customized photo sessions for our clients and have a blast doing it. We love to laugh and ensure our clients are relaxed and are truly enjoying their session.

We guide clients through the entire process; location, wardrobe, hair, make-up – all the way through to where you hang your new artwork. We are print artists! You receive beautiful, professionally printed images and custom created wall galleries to feature in your home. Also, we realize that we are in a “digital era”. You will receive a complimentary digital copy of each image you purchase.

We work with a select number of clients per month so that we are able to dedicate more time to each & every one of you! Your family is the most important thing in the world, and we want to make sure that we capture your unique story. Each session with our clients is personalized and custom designed; and it all starts with saying hello. Send us a message to schedule a consultation. We’d love to work with you!

So, that’s our spiel. If you’re still reading this, thanks for sticking around and be sure to say “hello” in the comments 👋🏽

About Us




About Us

Angela Vaughns Photography specializes in family and child lifestyle portraiture. 

Our goal is to take the stress out of family photography and give you the best experience possible!  Our sessions are fun, laid back, and meaningful. Our clients become our dear friends and we pour everything into our sessions to make them enjoyable and memorable. Our style is easy going and minimalistic, focusing on your unique family connection.

For us, there is no better honor than having you trust us with creating your family heirlooms. We are grateful to be able to document your story.

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