Archive for 'engagement'

November 30, 2017
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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 21, 2017
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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 01, 2017
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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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August 15, 2017
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1when I get an inquiry about an upcoming proposal, I immediately get excited. so much planning goes into it.. the location, the time of day, the story to keep the surprise alive. and when luke contacted me, we only had a week! he and his (then)girlfriend, paige, were taking a road trip and were making a stop at chincoteague. because they had never visited before, figuring out exactly where to go was an interesting exchange of emails :) we decided on the lighthouse as one, it’s gorgeous – and two, it’s pretty tucked back there and it would be easy to find each other. as the morning arrived, I drove down to chincoteague and started texting luke… maybe pop the question at the top of the lighthouse? well, there was a really long line. could they bring their bikes up there? probably not. meanwhile, paige was enjoying the scenery and stopping here and there to take photos as they biked the nature trail while all luke could think about was getting her to the lighthouse so that he could ask her to be with him.. forever. I knew it was them as soon as they rounded the corner leading up to the lighthouse and after luke and I made some brief eye contact, he turned and got down on one knee. happy tears and laughter followed as paige said yes and luke got up to hug his new fiancé. I couldn’t be happier for you both and was very honored to capture such an important moment. cheers!

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August 11, 2017
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1ahhhhh… there are so many reasons that I love this session. the first and most obvious are these two amazing people… I first met kristin at (another) kristin and rob’s wedding where she was a bridesmaid. and although it was our first meeting, I already knew who she was because of a facebook. I shall explain… I photographed kristin and rob’s engagement session in saint michaels and posted the session on the blog a few weeks later. fast forward to the saint mikes wine festival and (this) kristin and fellow bridesmaid, jennifer, with the blogpost in hand on their phone, wandered the streets to ‘recreate’ the session in their own special way. once I saw their take on facebook, I was immediately in love with them both ~ it.was.awesome. since then, we have all stayed in touch and once I heard of kristin’s engagement to will, I was so happy for her and when she contacted me to photograph their wedding, I was even happier. they are getting married at rams head… a fitting location for a rock star. because she really is – a rock star that is. she is the lead vocalist in several bands in baltimore and I’ve had the pleasure of hearing her sing several times – amazing! it’s also the first wedding at rams head, ever, and I am like a kid waiting for christmas to document this epic day. so it shouldn’t have come as a surprise to me when kristin and will suggested artscape as a possible location for their e-session. without pausing it was a big yes, yes, YES from me. when I went to MICA, artscape was like our super bowl and I have usually been booked and unable to attend since moving back to the east coast. but when you have a session intersect with an event, there is no rescheduling.. even if the forecast calls for rain, or storms, and thunder + lightning.. and such. kristin and will didn’t bat an eye.. we were on, weather be damned and it was such an amazing afternoon. I love a truly collaborative session where I have my vision and my couple have their ideas and they all come together in the coolest of ways.. I could have kept shooting for days. this sneak peek into working with the two of you only makes me more excited for wedding day…. tock, tock – I will see you SOON! xoxo

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April 19, 2017
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1fells point is one of my favorite places and holds some of my fondest memories. when I lived in baltimore, many a day were spent by the harbor, strolling the cobblestone streets. so when laura suggested this location for her and kelly’s engagement session, I quickly said yes. then.. when she asked if their dog, jeb, could come too ~ well, I think you already know my response to that one. we had a beautiful spring day, and the city was full of tourists and locals who were out and about to enjoy the gorgeous weather. I met laura and kelly at the pier who had laura’s mom and sister along to help out with their pup. we started with him and he was a rockstar! the distractions of everything going on around him didn’t deter him in the least and he was such a good boy. we then took the opportunity to walk around the neighborhoods, stopping here and there to shoot. laura and kelly are such a cool couple and were more than happy to play along with anything that I suggested. I am looking so forward to working with them again once their wedding day arrives ~ thank you so much for a lovely day and such a fun session!

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February 20, 2017
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1from the minute that nicole and jared got out of their car with pups, winston and alice, in tow, I knew that we were going to have a great time! first, their dogs are adorable and photographing them together was a hoot.. alice is quite the diva and wasn’t quite sure what to make of the sand while all winston wanted to do was go play in the water. meanwhile, nicole and jared were just having fun being together. we photographed their session at slaughter beach and it had been years since I had visited ~ I am definitely returning soon as I had forgotten what a lovely place this is. because it is february, we basically had the place to ourselves and I had so much fun with these two. they are spontaneous, they are hysterical, and they clearly head over heels for each other. thank you so much for such a wonderful morning and I am looking SO forward to your big day!

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January 02, 2017
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1happy new year! as we welcome 2017, we begin thinking about all of the new opportunities that lay ahead of us in the new year. already, we are working with some amazing new couples as well as planning projects with past clients and old friends. there are going to be many changes and we are busy making plans, taking new action, and writing lists… lots and lots of lists. but this is also the time that we look back on the previous year and reflect on all of the joy that 2016 offered. we traveled and had the opportunity to work with some of the most wonderful people we’ve ever met. so, as we have done in the past, we are kicking off the best-of posts with engagement sessions. these shoots are typically the first time we work with new couples and they are such a great way to really get to know our clients. we collaborate when choosing locations so that the session reflects them as a couple.. their interests and loves. last year we shot everywhere from the quaint village of saint michaels to the tucked away back roads of delmarva… each location and couple so uniquely special as we all took this initial step into telling the visual story leading up to their wedding day. as we choose the photographs for these best of blogposts, we are reminded of just how amazing this past year was and are so grateful to have been able to document such important moments in the lives of our clients. thank you all so much for making 2016 a year to remember!

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December 16, 2016
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1like so many other families that I had the pleasure of working with this year, deb and adam started out as wedding clients. their love story is one of inspiration, dedication, and true partnership and I have loved them since the day we met. one thing that makes them unlike any other clients is that every session that I have worked with them, including their wedding, has been photographed at their family vacation home in cambridge. so every year, as summer turns to fall, I have the pleasure of traveling up the peninsula to visit my dear friends at one of the most beautiful places on the shore. this year, I was amazed with their son, evan ~ he’s a little adult now.. seriously. he is such a friendly and funny little guy – I could talk with him for hours. and deb and aram.. well they are still deb and aram. completely smitten, hysterical, and absolutely lovely to capture. I decided to pull a few photos from every session I have done with them just to give you all a little peek of their family journey. I love you all so much and can’t wait until next year!

their engagement session:

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their wedding day:

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my first session with evan: 

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family session 2013:

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family session 2015:

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and this year…..

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November 18, 2016
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001courtney and I have been friends for 10 years and what a wild ride it’s been.. I owned a restaurant in snow hill when she opened her salon down the street ~ I wandered down to her space a week before she opened to introduce myself and from the start, we  clicked. within minutes, we were talking as though we had known each other for years and I think I started sharing secrets with her that night. in the years since, our biggest moments and most difficult decisions have been shared within the 4 walls of her salon (‘now let’s have lunch!’) and I would be lost without her and her friendship. then this spring, during an editorial session that we were shooting, she received a text and after reading it.. she smile bigger and wider than I had seen her do in years ~ she even blushed a little. I knew who it was from but acted as though I didn’t.. it was from jeff. a few weeks before, my cousin caitlin had suggested that courtney meet a co-worker of her husband and things went well ~ very well. caitlin had already given me a brief update about the date and was pretty proud of her matchmaking skills.. ‘but let her tell you herself!’ caitlin implored. so I did. after the text, all I had to do was look at her and courtney couldn’t hold it in. for the next 10 minutes, she excitedly shared with me all about their first date, the communication since, and she was literally glowing. after the shoot, we went back to her salon to hang out and courtney looked me straight in the eye, with calm confidence, and said that she was going to marry this man… and she is. a few months ago she moved to virginia to be with jeff and his daughter brooke so I haven’t seen her much recently but she and jeff knew they wanted their engagement session on chincoteague ~ so they headed to the shore. this was the first time I had officially met jeff but I already loved him.. anyone who makes my girl that happy? I am already a loyal fan. and to see them together was everything that I knew it would be. to say I am over-the-moon happy for you doesn’t begin to cover it ~ over the past decade we have seen each other through some of the biggest moments of our lives.. professionally and personally.. the good and the bad. to see you so full of joy makes my heart so happy and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for you. I love you, boo!

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