• Published December 16th, 2011 by Linda McCarthy, Visual Concepts Photography Davidsonville, Maryland
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To all my recent angel babies and their supporters of AAMC NICU, this letter was really meant for you and I would very much like to share it... What a wonderful Christmas present!!!  I am so looking forward to working on the next calendar (our 5th one!!!) in January..stay tuned for details!


December 13, 2011


Dear Linda,

 As promised, following is an update on how the NICU has used the generous funds you donated to the department through the Angel Calendar sales.

. With a portion of the funds donated, the NICU purchased a new exam chair and new baby scale.  These items will make it easier for the nurses to perform their daily check ups on our babies.

.They purchased ten Medical Syringe Pumps to help staff to deliver precise medications and feedings to our tiny patients.

.Eight nurses were able to attend an educational conference, so they are up to date on the most recent treatments and protocols for NICU babies.

.An Armostrong Medical Crash Cart was purchased.  A crash cart provides the necessary medical supplies and equipment for transportation and dispensing of emergency medication/equipment for supplies and equipment for transportation and dispensing of emergency medication/equipment for life support protocols to potentially save a baby's life.

The NICU has seen un upsurge of babies in the past 5 years.  AAMC is Maryland's second largest birthing hospital with more that 5,200 births annually - where over 500 of these babies end up in the NICU each year.  As you can see, thanks to geneorisity, the NICU has greatly improved the care they are able to provide our tiniest patients because of the new equipment they were able to purchase.

Thanks so much, Linda, for your kindness, generosity, and all around great spirit!  You are truly an angel to the NICU.

Happy Holidays!


Lisa Michelsen



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It's not too late to take advantage of the great offer we have going on until the end of the month!!



Time is running out for you to take advantage of the free photo session. The offer expires at the end of this year.  For your $50 donation to the tax-free, non-profit Crofton Regional Community Center (CRCC) you not only receive a free photo session but you will receive a 11-by-14 free photo and a chance to win a free 24-by-30 custom wall photo from a drawing to take place at the Sweethearts Ball on February 18. (Winner need not be present.) And that's not all. You will receive reduced prices on all package pricings, including Holiday cards. What a great deal! But time is nearly up and you are urged to call right now and set up an appointment with Linda McCarthy at Visual Concepts at 410-626-7474 or email her at  HYPERLINK ""

Read these comments from satisfied customers who have taken advantage of this special deal.

". . . . .  we connected with Linda at Visual Concepts after we did the donation to CRCC (Crofton Craft Fair) in exchange for the family photo and she did a great job for us.  She is really very good!  We got some pictures of my son and a really nice family portrait.  Whoever had the idea for that partnership did a great job!" -  Jerry Walker, councilman.

Sharon Greenip had this to say as she forwarded some pictures from her photo session, "The sitting was quick and easy. The setting was wonderful and the pictures turned out great!  I'd recommend it for any family with small children."

This offer has only weeks to go before it's gone, so please call now at 410-626-7474.








on Saturday, December 10




Come join us in the comfort of our warm and cozy farmhouse while we capture images of Santa with your little ones!  Plenty of parking, no waiting lines..and the BEST part..Christmas cookies and milk (coffee for Mom and Dad!)


$24.95 for one sheet/one pose

$49.95 for three sheets/3poses

CD available for sale!




410 626 7474

or email here

Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Published November 22nd, 2011 by Linda McCarthy, Visual Concepts Photography Davidsonville, Maryland
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This is a time for family and for creating family memories that will be enjoyed for years to come!  I hope this finds you amongst your loved ones this Thanksgiving and that you are blessed with great company, great food and great photos!  I have put together my Thanksgiving photo tips for you to get you in the mood.  Actually, it is more for me as I rarely photograph my own family.  This year, we are having our children here along with Rory's girlfriend so it will be a house full of young guns and I am so looking forward to it!  I will post images...



Here are some tips for you for some memorable Thanksgiving photo pics!

1.  Be sure your camera's batteries are recharged (do night before) and make sure you have plenty of cards.

2.  Photograph guests as they arrive...spontaneous shots!  Esp. if they are bringing a dish.

3.  Photograph your children throughout the day..helping prepare the table, helping with meal prep, playing with Grandpa/Grandma and cousins and aunts and uncles

4.  Get everyone outside for a group shot and then lots and lots of action shots.  BIGGEST MISTAKE AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHERS MAKE?  Images are too far away.  GET IN CLOSE!

5.  Photograph the table before everyone sits down.  Pay attention to details!

6.  Photograph everyone sitting at the table.

7. And, of course, photograph the cleaner uppers!

8. And, finally, photograph the know, Grandpa snoozing, Dad watching TV...

9. Get in some photos yourself

10. DELEGATE, DELEGATE, DELEGATE..all day long..nothing to do with photography but give everyone a job so YOU are not doing it all!  It's your Thanksgiving Day as well..





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  • Published November 22nd, 2011 by Linda McCarthy, Visual Concepts Photography Davidsonville, Maryland
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Do you want to avoid crowds, the mall, waiting see Santa?  Here is an alternative.  Book an appointment with VISUAL CONCEPTS PHOTOGRAPHY in Davidsonville, on December 10 (16 spots only starting at 10 a.m.) or 11 (12 spots only starting at 1 p.m.) and watch your children delight in seeing Santa come down the stairs to meet them!  {photo op!}  And, then watch them as they share their wishes with Santa {photo op!} and then join us for cookies and milk.  All in the warm glow of a farmhouse setting!

Packages start at $49.95 for 3 sheets/3 different poses and you will have the option to purchase the CD of images!!!  What a wonderful way to create Christmas memories with your child without stressing over parking, long lines and crowds!!!  And, your little ones will cherish the memories for years to come!

This offer is by appointment sessions.  So, ACT TODAY by e mail OR call 410 626 7474 to reserve your spot!

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An Annapolis Wedding on 11/11/11

  • Published November 17th, 2011 by Linda McCarthy, Visual Concepts Photography Davidsonville, Maryland
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Michael and I had the privilege of photographing an amazing wedding on 11 11 11 in Annapolis!  We were able to do some portraits outdoors on their beautiful patio followed by gorgeous images in their living room, overlooking the water!  What an exquisite day!  What an exquisite couple!  It was such a pleasure working with them and creating their images!











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November News {Greater Annapolis Family/Baby Portrait Photographer}

  • Published November 7th, 2011 by Linda McCarthy, Visual Concepts Photography Davidsonville, Maryland
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November 17 - December 31 with reception on November 20 from 2 - 4



Is it possible that November is already here, and that we experienced our first snowfall and it isn't even December yet?  You know that time is just going to fly by and it isn't too early to start thinking about holiday gifts.  We have FIVE suggestions for you that will save you time, money and will delight that special person in your life!
1. $100 gift certificate towards a family portrait session, yours for $50 if you purchase by November 30. 
2. $250 gift certificate towards our Baby Plan...which includes: a complimentary consultation, a maternity session, a newborn session and 3 more sessions up until the baby turns 1! It also includes $150 towards any products. Purchase before November 30 and pay only $150.
3. Our Fine Art Divison has a limited number of fine art images for sale, custom printed on canvas and ready for display.  Our fine art images range in price according to size and during the month of November, we are offering 10% off any print in stock! 
Do you have an old photo you would like restored and framed in time for the holidays?  Combined with FastFrame of Annapolis, we can help you achieve the results you want for that special person in your life!
to benefit AAMC NICU..$12.99 (makes a great stocking stuffer!)


In December, we are considering setting up a Santa nook for your children to come visit (to avoid the Mall and other crowded areas).  However, we would like your input..if you are interested in having a Quick Take Session (Breakfast w Santa), please e mail me.  If there is enough interest, we will set something up in our living room, using our very own tree and having Santa visit with your little ones!

CRCC Fundraiser
We are still accepting portrait sessions during the month of November and December.  $50 donation to portrait session and 11x14!  Call today 410 626 7474 or e mail here for more info.

Limited spots available for November
Don't forget to ask us about holiday cards!







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