Archive for February, 2016

February 23, 2016


there are some clients who have become such regulars on the blog, that our readers feel like they know them ~ and kate and mark are definitely at the top of that list. from their engagement session and wedding to santa paws, and then maternity and newborn sessions once their son trey arrived, with family sessions along the way, I have had the honor of documenting every new chapter in kate and mark’s life together since the day I met them. so when I learned that they were expecting their second child, I knew it wouldn’t be long until we would be picking locations for our next shoot. as they pulled up in the lot, mark hopped out and asked ‘so, have you missed me?’ and my answer was a wholehearted yes! because kate and mark aren’t just my clients, they have become dear friends and I feel so lucky to have the job I do. to see trey getting so big as he grabs branches and turns them into fishing poles, knowing that he’s going to be even more grown up as a big brother. to see the same love between kate and mark that I witnessed on wedding day.. only now it’s a little different, because as parents it’s grown even more. and I am so grateful for all of it. I can’t wait to meet their child once he arrives and wrap up their big chocolate lab, brant, in a bear hug. I love you guys and am so very happy for you! xoxo

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February 22, 2016

1ever since our maternity session last fall, I have been looking forward to meeting this little one. but between the holidays, crazy schedules, and some run-of-the-mill winter sniffles, it took us a little while… but I was so happy when I finally got to meet jackie and jonathan’s adorable daughter, tris. as I walked through their front door, jonathan was bundled up with her on the couch. I was greeted enthusiastically by the family pup, paxi, who became glued to my hip for the rest of the morning – he’s a very good assistant, if I do say so myself. as I bent down to meet tris for the first time, I noticed her bright and happy eyes, and hair… lots of it! she is such a sweet baby and jackie and jonathan have never been happier than when they are with tris.. they glow! I am so grateful that I was able to spend this time with you and have the opportunity to photograph such a beautiful girl. I am so happy for all of you and am looking so forward to our next session   xoxoxo

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February 16, 2016

001to say planning a wedding can be challenging is an understatement. to do it while your living on the other side of the world? well that takes the perfect combination of some thoughtful planning, a fabulous team, and the help of some pretty amazing friends and family. sarah and andrew’s careers currently have them living in pakistan and they were actually married for the ‘first’ time in england… but there was something missing. they wanted to celebrate their love and commitment with the people that meant the most to them and there was just one place where they wanted to throw this shindig – washington dc! the wedding was scheduled a week after one the worst snowstorms to ever hit DC practically shut the nation’s capital down. there was still evidence of some massive snow drifts and cars that were still buried under snow as kristie and I got to the venue. but this day.. this day was beautiful and as we went upstairs to meet our couple for the first time, everything was running as scheduled (early even!) and sarah and andrew simply couldn’t wait to see each other. as they had their first look outside of the national museum of women in the arts, there was no sign of them having done this before ~ the joy, excitement, and love was infectious. as their bridal party joined us on the streets of downtown, they braved the chilly air with humor and celebrated their friend’s big day. meanwhile, inside was quickly becoming a magical place for sarah and andrew to recommit their vows and partnership with all who gathered. everything was simply stunning.. from the main room decor to the special and personal touches that sarah and andrew had provided. full of heartfelt moments and family traditions, the reception was one to remember! this was such a perfect way to start our 2016 season and we couldn’t be happier to have spent it with such a fabulous group of people. sarah and andrew, you are such an awesome couple and we had the best time with you! we wish you so much love and happiness in your life together as you travel the world!

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