Meet Your Photographer

I'm Angela, owner and lead photographer of Angela Vaughns Photography servicing the Southern Maryland, DC, and Northern Virginia areas

We are a family operated, print-based studio. We deeply believe in documenting your legacy in tangible prints that can be passed down to your loved ones.

I take images that focus on telling the story of your family's unique and special connection! I won't ask you to say "cheese" or force you into any unnatural poses. With gentle guidance, I watch what unfolds naturally and photograph the most authentic moments of your session.

My three words that I always have in mind with every click of my shutter are Joy, Love, & Connection! I’m all about real moments between loved ones. You won’t find any stiff poses, or awkward hugs around here. I’m a big believer that your images should actually look like you! 

Let’s celebrate and document this season of your life, and create a collection of photographs for you to enjoy everyday.

Hi! I'm Ishmael, but my friends call me Ish. I am Angela's husband and assistant. I help Angela with the back end of the business and also assist her on your session day. We will talk after your session is booked and you'll meet me at your session.

Nice to meet you!


Enjoy the little things in life because one day you'll look back and realize they were the big things - Kurt vonnegut


We live in Southern Maryland with our two kiddos and two pups. We are a military family, and have been married for 17 years. We are homeschoolers and are grateful that we are able to teach our children at home. We love going to the movies and are sci-fi fans. We prefer tea over coffee, dogs over cats, Taco Tuesday get togethers and taking vacations with our children. Cruises are our jam.

We Love Tea, Dogs, & Tacos

a little more about us

We are huggers and will probably greet you with one! By the time we meet, we will have talked over the phone and exchanged an email or two, and we will be excited to meet you in person. 
When we are at your session we will have fun! 
We will definitely play with your kids and pet your dogs. It's 100% going to happen! 

We are Huggers

a little more about us

For us, family comes first and it's our main inspiration in this journey we're on. We absolutely love connecting with others and our clients become our friends! Send us a message so we can chat, get to know each other, and find out if we are a good fit for your photography needs!
We can't wait to connect with you!

Family First

DID we just become best friends?