Christine & Jason's beautiful May wedding at Catoctin Hall at Musket Ridge could not have been any more beautiful.Read More
Over the winter, I spent a lot of time thinking about how much I love candids, real moments between couples & families. I started thinking about lifestyle sessions.
If you haven't heard about these sessions before, I'll fill you in! These are way more unposed than regular shoots. They focus on the here & now of your family - what your kids are like, what makes them smile, and how you all interact. It's a day in the life of your family.
Lifestyle sessions are very low-stress sessions. When the background of the session is a place that is familiar to your kiddos - their home, their own backyard - they're already more at ease. If you have a newborn, needing to feed them is super easy - you just go do that and then we continue the session. If your toddler wants to play with toys or run around with the dog, that's fine too!
These are also great for couples too! I'll capture your laughter, the real way you two snuggle, and the way you look at each other when the other isn't paying attention.
In February, I decided I wanted to try photographing them, so I scheduled two in-home sessions - a maternity/couples session and another couples session.
I LOVED THEM.
Then, I had the joy of photographing a sweet family's in-home session, and just last week, another for a close friend of mine, her husband, and her newborn. I'm HOOKED.
So I'm crazy excited to announce I'm officially offering lifestyle sessions. These will be mostly done in your own home, or on your street, your backyard, somewhere important to you, your love, and your family.
Check out what I'm talking about! I'll be blogging the full sessions later but for now, here are some sneaks from those sessions. :)
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I don't know about you guys, but I cannot believe we're nearly to 2018, and just a few more hours of 2017 are left! It's been a whirlwind of year. I'm lucky and blessed to be able to do what I love, and I couldn't do any of it without YOU.Read More
Jessica and John's wedding was held on a family farm in southern Maryland, on a Saturday in early November, the same weekend all the trees chose to show off their fall colors. As I drove up the driveway towards the house, I came over the hill and was met with the most beautiful view of the surrounding land, including a peek at the Potomac River.Read More
Oh my goodness, where do I even start? Caroline & Chris are two of the sweetest people you could ever have the privilege of knowing. I was smitten in the first five minutes of meeting them.Read More
I have all the heart eyes and warm fuzzies because of Kristen & Lauren's wedding. Seriously, within a minute of sitting down together in that quiet coffee shop for our first meeting, I knew they'd be great clients and even more amazing friends. <3 I cannot say enough about how wonderful these two are.Read More
Caroline & Chris are getting married this September, so we met up in late March for their engagement session! I already knew I adored these two but hanging out with them that evening further solidified that.Read More
I met up with Kate & Jen in October to photograph their engagement session. From the moment they stood in front of my camera, I knew we were going to make some magic happen together. And now their wedding is next month and I couldn't be more excited for it to be June already! For real, just look at these two. Let's get to the good stuff! Crazy perfect together, right?!Read More
It's not often that I shoot a New Year's Eve wedding, but I was super excited for Katie & Corrina's! How could I not be with a couple as awesome and sweet as these two!Read More
And my goodness, their wedding day was absolutely perfect - albeit a smidge bit warm - and full of laughs and happy tears. It was clear to me that they are each other's' soulmates. It was absolutely lovely to watch how happy and in love they are, and how crazy excited their friends and family are for them and their new life together.
I arrived at the venue and when I opened my car door I was met with humidity of epic proportions, but it didn't even matter. I entered the bridal suite and was immediately greeted with a big hug from a beaming Kiki, and I knew it was going to be an amazing day.Read More
I knew Ashley & Dan's wedding was going to be magical, even before I got an email from Ashley in the week before the wedding that read "looking forward to awesome rain photos!"Read More
With Kiki & Matt's wedding coming up, I thought it was the perfect time for their engagement session to hit the blog!
Okay, can we just talk for a minute about how much I seriously adore these two?! The moment we started talking engagement sessions, the idea of color powder came up! Um, hello, of COURSE!
And it really was as awesome and hilarious as we expected - not just the color powder, but the whole session!
Check it out!
PS - Kiki & Matt - did I MENTION I'm super freaking excited for your wedding?! It's going to be epic. You two are ridiculous amounts of awesome.
And then it happened...
Oh my gosh, these two. Seriously, they were so cute together (AND such troopers, but we'll get to that later).
Their venue was Lavender Heights Bed & Breakfast and oh my gosh how cute it was! I was so impressed by the venue itself, as well as the lovely innkeeper Jenny who greeted me at my car with details about the day.
And then I met Fernanda, and I couldn't get over how lovely she is. And so excited to be getting married to Matt!
I absolutely adored this couple and their sweet little December wedding. I also appreciated their willingness to hike through rainy (and I do mean RAINY) downtown Fredericksburg pre-reception (at Renato's) to take a few photos at Hyperion and in whatever light we could find!
Fernanda & Matt, your wedding was lovely, as are both of you! I wish you the happiest of happiness in your life together! :)
These two. Seriously. I adore them. Ashley & Dan are two of my favorite people ever to photograph. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about them! They are totally awesome, super laid-back (my favorite) AND ridiculously cute together. I literally could have dragged them around Great Falls all day long. And needless to say I can't WAIT for their May wedding!
They joked at the beginning of the session that they should have their phones on them for a few photos. We got back to the parking lot and decided to do it! :)
WHAT YOU GET:
- a two-hour engagement session
- an online gallery containing all final, edited photos, sized low-resolution for web/social media use
THINGS TO KNOW/RULES:
- Prints & High-Resolution digital files (along with printing rights) are sold separately.
- One entry per person.
- Session is non-transferrable.
- Entries must be submitted by 11:30pm EST on Thursday, December 31st, 2015.
HOW TO WIN:
- follow me on Instagram
- Tag at least 5 friends in my Instagram post.
Good luck! :)
This giveaway is not affiliated with facebook, instagram, or any other company.
Now that my wedding season is winding down, I can catch up on more of my awesome e-sessions from this fall! I met up with Amber & Cary to shoot their e-session in Georgetown on a perfectly beautiful day in October. They even brought their two fur babies with them! Perfect, right?
Amber & Cary - the moment I found out you met playing World of Warcraft, I knew we were going to have a great time! I absolutely loved meeting you guys. It was clear how happy you make each other.
When I first met Melissa & Claire, it was for coffee. And when we laughed our way through the entire meeting, I knew I was going to adore these two. I was totally right! We spent an awesome evening wandering around Jerusalem Mill in Maryland, and these two can't be any more cute together! So I thought I'd put them up on the blog and let you sneak a peek at the cuteness!
Melissa & Claire - I can't wait to shoot your wedding! It's going to be so perfect.
Taylor & Tristan are high school sweethearts, and they tied the knot at the absolutely beautiful Shenandoah Woods pavilion in Stanley, Virginia. The weather was gorgeous - blue skies, sunshine, and cooler October temperatures. The day was filled with love, laughter, and the sweetest people imaginable.
Taylor & Tristan - you two were wonderful. I loved your wedding so much and wish all my clients were as laid back and happy as you two are! The minute I met you guys I could see how much you two love each other.
Take a look!
Second Photographer: Leah of Feather and Oak Photography
Venue: Shenandoah Woods
Coordinator: Beverly Wakefield
Hair & Makeup: Kelsea Dayberry
Caterer: Horse & Hound
Cake: Brooke Fedora of Horse & Hound
Today is the 2nd wedding anniversary of my lovely cousin Laura and her awesome husband Mark. I thought we'd celebrate by reliving their wedding on the blog today! Their wedding was tropical, so think warm thoughts as you peruse further. :) This might help:
In July of 2013 I photographed a wedding down at Sandals Montego Bay in Jamaica and my awesome cousin Laura came along to assist not only in the carrying of my gear, but also in the drinking of pina coladas. At that point I had no idea that I'd be back to Jamaica that same year to photograph HER wedding.
In September of 2013, while on a family vacation, what started as my Aunt Joyce taking a "few photos of the two of them" turned into an engagement session when I commandeered the two of them for engagement photos on the beach at sunset.
Then, in November, we arrived at Sandals Negril two days prior to the wedding. Laura & Mark spent their time leading up to the wedding doing what every bride & groom SHOULD be doing before their wedding - lounging on the beach. In fact, up until two hours before the ceremony, they were still there.
It was the most gloriously relaxed wedding I've ever been to, both as a photographer and as a guest.
Laura & Mark, I love you both, and I'm so happy you found each other! Happy Anniversary!