| 301.325.8290 | serving the MD|DC Metro Area

Thank you for your interest I am currently on maternity leave until March of 2010. If you would like to book a session please send an email to or book using the link at the bottom of the blog. I will only be taking 4-6 sessions for the first few months so space is very limited! If you have previously sent an email and have not received a response as of Friday January 22nd please resend your question. Having been on bed rest for so long some communications have been lost in the shuffle! I look forward to the opportunity to work with you and your families!

~ Christine Lillard | | 301.325.8290


Happy New Years!!!

I hope 2009 is wonderful for each and every one of you! 2008 has been such a fantastic year for me and Eyes of a Child. 2009 looks to be just as fun. Two of my images will be published in 2009 one in the Bump which should be out in February and one in well known magazine...we're still working out the details so more news to come on that one. I have a OB office in town that is interested in hanging my images. I look forward to it all again in 2009. I am so blessed to be able to do what I love and it's thanks to each one of you.

My grateful project is still going strong while not daily really it's getting much closer to daily as time goes on lol. I need some serious work on the posting daily!! The project has made me more aware of the moments of I should be grateful for, it has made me more able to handle the frustrating moments better. I can see the bigger picture that it's just a moment of frustration in a lifetime of wonderful gifts! I think that everyone should do this project. So comment or drop me a line let me know you're working on a grateful project and I'll add you to my blog watch list.

What to look out for in the coming year!

Final days of the 2009 Wish Calendar ~ 2009 Calendars will continue to be on sale in stores through the 2nd week of January. Calendars are $10 and can be purchased on the blog until they're sold out. BUY yours NOW!! If you all buy just one calendar and forward this to a friend and they buy one today we can raise a lot of money for Hope Alive! Just to refresh your memory Hope Alive is a non profit non denominational ministry serving homeless women and children in Frederick County.

I will be accepting applications from expecting mothers for the entire year. I am looking for babies ages 4-8 days old, especially interested in twins and other multiples. These sessions will be free of charge. The session will focus on capturing ONE or TWO images specifically for publication. This will not be your standard session if you want to have a session for your newborn in addition to this session you will have to set it separately. If you're interested send me an email or give me a call.

March of Dimes is gearing up for the spring so I will be raising money, and forming a team again this year. I hope you all can join me!

Upcoming minis sessions 35 min sessions. (limited to 10 clients) These will fill fast let me know asap!

My Funny Valentine January 31

Think Spring April 30

Celebrate Summer July 19

Falling for Fall October 10

Mini sessions will be one day event on a Saturday or Sunday

2010 Community Wish Calendar I'm accepting applications now for the 2010 calendar. I am also accepting nominations for the beneficiary.

Assistant search still deciding I would need to find 'the right' person for it but I'm looking for someone to help out so I can do all the things I want to keep ECP growing.

Thank you all again for spreading the word, sharing your images with your friends & family, and all your support through 2008! I look forward to the opportunity to work with you all again this year as your kiddos grow!

~Christine Lillard
Eyes of a Child Photography
Fine Art Maternity Newborn & Family Photography
(301)293 1397 * (301)325 8290


*sigh* | Maryland Child Photographer

As hundreds of dollars of toys from the North Pole sit behind her. She has amused herself today with a stack of cups. lol

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sweet baby | Maryland Child Photographer

Just wanted to share some from a recent session. Don't worry mom their almost ready for you :)

This little one had the most gorgeous eyes...I was on a mission to get her beautiful lashes!

Also this is my 150th post on this blog! yay for staying busy :) As a thanks to all of my blog followers I'm offering 25% off today on anything. All you have to do is email me TODAY and let me know you want to take advantage of the discount. then you can purchase images from past sessions, set up a new session, buy a book, canvas,...what ever your little heart desires. Thank you all so much, you have made this year incredible!

I guess since it's been brought up I need to do the disclaimer ;) Discount can not be combined with other offers, no cash value, discount is valid today until midnight only. :)


Our Holiday Card | Maryland Child Photographer

I finally got a sec to put together our holiday cards...the images are still to be determined. I'm hoping to have a little time to get new ones...although it's not looking good at this point. lol



New babies! | Maryland newborn photography

I'm an auntie again! sort of, my younger cousin, just has his second child. A bouncing baby BOY! yay someone in this family can produce a boy :D Asher was born Friday weighing 8lbs 11oz I can't wait to get to meet him and hope to get out there tomorrow to get some pics of his brand newness :)

The Great Tree Hunt | Maryland Family Photographer

Yesterday we went on our annual hunting trip..well tree hunting :) We have gotten together with Jacks family, my wonderful in laws, every year since Chickpea was born. We usually have a nice brunch and hit the road to find the perfect trees.

After we all made it back from our long hunt S had hot chocolate, coffee, and gingerbread men waiting for us.

It was a great day! I'm so thankful we have our family so close! I hope we can continue the traditions that we are growing to love so much!

Images of the decorating fun and finished product still to come :)


blue eyed girl | Maryland baby photographer

I finally got a chance to meet this cutie and her beautiful family today her mom set up a session with me a long time ago! Had a wonderful session. I'm glad I finally got to meet them!


Today was my last Holiday session for the year. I only have 2 more left until I'm off for the rest of December for a little break with my girls, and I can not wait!


Stork Vision | Gaithersburg Maryland Photographer

Just a quick one of the beautiful canvases Stork vision is going to have hanging in their office. I have 2 other sets going up. I love how they all turned out. I can't wait to see them up :)


More Retailers | Maryland Photographer

I'm so overwhelmed by all the support the Wish Calendar is receiving from local business owners! It's wonderful to know that when you need it their are friends ready to help! The following places are joining us in trying to raise funds for Hope Alive by carrying the calendar in their store front.

Mudd Puddle
124 S Carroll (301) 620-4323
Dancing Bear Toys and Gifts 12 N Market St (301)631-9300
I Made This 10 N East St (301)624-4030
Molly's Meanderings 17 North Market Street (301)668-8075
Grapevine ~ 117 E Patrick St (301)663-3920
Ben & Jerrys ~ Carroll Creek

If you're out for First Saturday in Downtown Frederick be sure to stop by any number of retailers to grab your copy of the Wish Calendar!

Big Thanks | Maryland Photographer

Yesterday the chickpeas and I went out to see if we could get some of the calendars sold and find places to carry them for Hope Alive. So just a quick post to say thanks to the places that we got to yesterday for their time and those who are selling them.

Beso Baby Boutique
Flights of Fancy
Bugs and Buttercups
Fort Ritchie Community Center
Terri Rowe ~ Beverly Carter Memorial Cookie Exchange
Mudd Puddle
124 S Carroll (301) 620-4323
Dancing Bear Toys and Gifts 12 N Market St (301)631-9300
I Made This 10 N East St (301)624-4030
Molly's Meanderings 17 North Market Street (301)668-8075
Grapevine ~ 117 E Patrick St (301)663-3920
Ben & Jerrys ~ Carroll Creek

Thank also to friends and family who are helping by offering calendars at their workplaces.

I'm waiting to hear back from a few places that we visited yesterday. Today I'm going back out to drop some more off, and find some more shops to carry them for the First Saturday walk coming up this weekend. Wish me luck!


.special. | Maryland Child Photograper

It's not often beanie falls asleep on me. I treasure every second of it. I'm grateful my camera was at arms reach this time :)


.dream. | Maryland Newborn Photographer