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photo credit:  Kalyn Michelle Photography

Desiree Ortman Photography is based in Harford County, Maryland, but services the entire state of Maryland, Delaware, the Eastern Shore, Southern Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. 

hi. i'm desiree.

I can't wait to work with you!

I'm the mother of two pretty amazing kids - a sassy eight year old little girl with a heart of gold and a sweet and silly five year old little boy.  I married my very own prince charming in 2008 and he's been the driving force in helping me pursue my dreams.  


I guess you could say I'm the creative type.  I worked in marketing and public relations for 8 years with a Fortune 500 company right here in Baltimore, MD.  I loved my job, but staying home with my babies was super important for me.  Pinterest is my jam; I'm addicted to HGTV and I love decorating and crafting, too.   


I'm all about freezing time.  Sure, I love a gorgeous portrait, but I love capturing real moments - the love shared by a newly engaged couple, the silliness of two siblings, the bond between mom and son.  Most of my work is done outdoors because let's face it, there's nothing more beautiful than mother nature.  

Be sure to check out my portfolio to get a feel for my style.  If you like what you see here... drop me a message and let's chat.