Archive for November, 2017

November 30, 2017

1well actually, mariah and daniel are already married ~ a week and a half ago. but now that one of our busiest fall seasons have come to an end, we are finally back in the office full time and are on a roll with our blogposts… including this wonderful session. I often have a favorite part of a session ~ in addition to working with some awesome people, there is always a moment when I exclaim ‘yes!’… sometimes just in my head but usually I just slip and say it out loud :) whether it’s a special moment between a couple or the perfect light hitting at just the right moment.. every session has one. with mariah and daniel, there were several. first, whenever a dog joins a session, I am immediately elated and when it’s a pup like huck… well, just look at that face! and because we photographed the session on daniel’s family farm, we were able to include many spots that mean a lot to them, including the spot where he proposed during last winter’s big snow. I had such an awesome time with these two (three!) and am looking so forward to sharing their wedding photos. stay tuned!

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November 29, 2017

001I have photographed enough weddings to know magic when I see it… wait, that’s wrong. I know magic when I feel it. and as I strolled the grounds of the church where emily and bonisile were to be wed, that certain something was in the air ~ it was everywhere. I hadn’t even met them face to face yet, but I had spoken with emily several times and I knew a little bit about their story. I walked through the historic church and the fields surrounding their reception tent, the sun was glowing.. casting warmth on the (very) chilly day. I was met with a big hug once I finally met emily and her mom and her eyes were sparkling. I told her that I was going to go pop in on her groom ~ ‘yes! go meet bones, he will be so pleased to see you!’ she said through an excited smile. I did, and he was as happy as his bride. there wasn’t a bridal party, it was just bonisile waiting for emily as her brother walked her down the aisle. the ceremony was quietly beautiful as the officiant surprised them by asking each of them what their favorite things were about the other. although there was some laughter and happy tears, there was no hesitation. they spoke of their love while never taking their eyes away from the other. the reasons for a love and a friendship such as theirs are many. I couldn’t have asked for a better day, a more lovely couple to share such a beautiful celebration with. I know that your adventures will be many and your love will only grow deeper from this day – thank you so much for inviting me to be a part of it   xoxo

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November 25, 2017


November 21, 2017

1it was one of those perfect days… late fall, leaves crunching under our feet as we wandered the trails of pemberton park, and a conversation about love and the future. I had met amanda several months back when we had lunch at the atlantic hotel. she was funny, warm, and welcoming and I knew that the man she chose to spend forever with would be too (and I was right!). so as I spent the afternoon with amanda and nick, I marveled in their friendship and how they just fit together, effortlessly. regardless of how nervous nick may have been during the first few snaps that were taken, as long as he was looking at amanda, he was relaxed and smiling with eyes sparkling. I am looking SO forward to next year to document the next chapter in your love story. xoxo

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November 09, 2017

1furnace town has become one of my favorite venues and as I was driving the whole 7 mile commute to get there, I couldn’t wait to not only meet sarah and wesley, but it was such a lovely day and I was looking so forward to their wedding. once I got there and met up with wes and his guys, it became clear that I would know a few folks at this celebration. sarah and I had only communicated via email and the phone and it didn’t dawn on me that her brother was actually a friend of mine. the happy surprises continued as every personal detail I saw was prettier than the last and after all of the weddings that I’ve photographed here, someone was finally getting married in the beautiful chapel. this day was just so full of love and friendship ~ with such an intimate gathering, it was clear to see just how much everyone cared for sarah and wes and shared in their excitement. once I was alone with them for their portraits, I felt like I had known them for years.. they are just so warm and welcoming and have an ease, friendship, and deep love with each other that is lovely to witness. I loved every single minute of this day and wish you all of the love and happiness in the world! xo

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November 07, 2017

1I first met Shannon and Roane during one of their wedding weekends- a weekend they devoted to taking care of some wedding things.  They live in Alexandria but knew they wanted their special day to be on the beach with the Atlantic Ocean behind them so when they came to the Eastern Shore we made a point to visit.  I instantly connected with them and immediately saw that they are best friends.  While talking out some wedding day details Shannon quite often finished Roane’s thoughts.  It was apparent that this day would be surrounded by close friends and loved ones.  They kept smiling and laughing during our conversation.  The countdown began! Fast forward to the big day!  The warm sunshine was radiating over the beach while Roane and Shannon were getting ready.  The hotel room where the girls were getting ready was buzzing with excitement mixed with nerves.  While finishing touches of makeup were being applied I got to see the dress!  If there is one thing you need to know about Shannon is that she is an avid Little Mermaid fan!  So what better dress to wear than one that resembled Ariel’s dress at the end of the movie!  It poured with gray and silver sequins and shimmered beautifully in the sunshine.  Roane was sure to be surprised!  Shannon looked stunning and had the perfect coral reef jewelry to tie her wedding dress together. Family and friends gathered on the beach and took their seats anxiously awaiting for the final moment.  Shannon’s uncle was the officiant and incorporated the perfect amount of humor and love during the ceremony.  He offered to go ahead and put handcuffs on Roane for Shannon right away before saying “I do!” :) After exchanging heartfelt vows, Shannon and Roane were officially married! Then the real party began.  We made our way to reception where I first saw Shannon’s vision come together! I had heard about her beach and sea theme wedding details and was excited to photograph them.  My favorite were her handmade Little Mermaid Centerpieces- and her aunt’s fudge, of course! :) The night was filled with love, laughter, special dances and amazing memories.  Roane’s mom was definitely with us that day and it was apparent by the beautiful sunset she laid in the sky.  Thank you so much for letting me share this very special day with you, I wish you lots of happiness! Love, Kristie

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November 02, 2017

01although my dear friends, deb and aram, appear in several of these photos, this blogpost should really be titled ‘the many faces of evan’. eight years ago, when I was hired to photograph an engagement session for deb and aram… I had no idea how these two people would come to influence my life in the years to come. if you haven’t seen their story, click here. so needless to say, I know a little something about this family and how every step to get to today has been filled with love and hope… especially when it comes to their son evan. he has never been nervous in front of my camera ~ in fact, deb shared with me that a couple of days before our session, evan had asked her where I had been and why they hadn’t had photos done yet. but this year, as he’s gotten a little older, evan’s personality has just blossomed and it was basically impossible for me to take my camera off him. he is funny and thoughtful and just a pretty amazing kid all around. and deb and aram? as has been the case for the past eight years, every moment I have spent with them has been wonderful ~ I am truly grateful to have had the opportunity to capture such a love story over the years and to call these people dear friends… until next time, much love to you all! xoxo

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November 01, 2017

1josh is the brother of one of our favorite clients, amber. so when she contacted me several weeks ago to share the happy new that he was getting married to savanah, I was so pleased. I was even more excited when she said that I should expect to hear from savanah regarding doing the photography. although they’re not getting married until next fall, they wanted to shoot their engagement session as soon as we could so I traveled across the bridge and met them at their venue. this little gem is tucked back and perched on the water – I had never been there before and it was beautiful! savanah also happens to be the catering manager there so it was really cool to have a sneak peek prior to their wedding. as I walked across the deck to meet them, the first adorable one to catch my eye was their pup, ‘dog of honor’, logan… official sign and all :) once we got some photos with her, we explored the grounds and the dock. they are such a cute and fun couple who clearly are at their happiest when they are together. I am looking SO forward to your big day and can’t wait to work with you again!

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