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Brittany & Matt's Engagement

When I first started doing photo sessions, Brittany was a regular model for me. She's more photogenic than she gives herself credit for. After I heard she was engaged, I hoped she chose me to shoot her wedding. I cannot wait for their wedding come September judging by how well these photos turned out! 

Brittany chose a farm boy to marry, and good thing he loves animals as much as she does. I knew she'd want her horse and dogs in the shoot, but Matt added a first for me. His heard of cows at the farm. With this gorgeous couple, the scenery of a farm, and their beloved pets I knew this would be an awesome shoot. 

Featuring Call Me Eastwood & Addison ;) Mr. & (future) Mrs. Doody!

The Noel Family

I pulled into the cutest development outside of Lake Linganore that I never knew existed. I love finding new areas in my hometown. It was beautiful out there, perfect weather too. This was my first photo shoot at someones' home, and their home was perfect for it! We started outside with Henry. 

Victor & Samantha have beautiful children, and this is their newest- Cline who joined us outside too :)

Inside we did some shots of Cline (who got his name from one of Samantha's relatives, Patsy), who is the first newborn I've taken pictures of. I was kind of nervous, but Cline was a very well behaved baby who let us move him in all sorts of shapes :) 

The next photo is one Samantha "pinned", which I'm obsessed with! 

These next are candid of Henry taking a small Coke break. 

After the boys had their fun, Big Sister came home from school and we got to have a little fun with her out front. 

I loved hanging out with these beauties, and can't wait to watch them grow up. Thank you Victor & Samantha for having me take these pictures!! 

Carrie's Bridal Shower

Right now its Carnival in St. Thomas, and last year this time in the islands it was called "The Biggest Fete Ever Seen". Well in regards to Carrie's bridal shower, that was the biggest fete I've ever seen! 

I have been wanting to visit Springfield Manor Winery & Distillery since I've been home. My mom told me there's lavender fields, a barn, and a historic home, all overlooking the Catoctin Mountains. How much more beautiful does that sound?! The shower was in the barn, which melted my heart as soon as I walked in. I'm not so good at describing things, so I'll just explain by way of images. 

Aren't those details beautiful!! Although, anything with a barn wood backdrop usually is pretty spectacular. I would also like to point out Carries' wedding hashtag that I am super jealous of. First their names are Carrie Bohrer and Robbie O'Brian, so her hashtag is #fromBohtoO....!!!! Her creative game is on point. Onto the rest of the beauty of the day, the girls! I think their theme was jean jackets and nude heels.... ;) Classic. 

How adorable is her fiance?! Bringin' flowers to her, bein all cute an all...   

How adorable is her fiance?! Bringin' flowers to her, bein all cute an all...

 

Thank you so much Carrie for allowing me to photograph this amazing fete of a shower! I know a lot of hands went into making this very special for you, it was all noticed :) Enjoy this time before you're married! 

The Thompson's

It's been a while since my last post! Hopefully you'll forgive me with the help of Harper who will surely put a smile on your face. Brandon and I first met working together at George Mason and started a softball team together. We both share the love of Baltimore sports teams (give or take the football one), and have gotten to be really great friends that I think will continue for a long time. Through Brandon I met his awesome wife, Shannon, and on Sunday I met Harper. The newest addition to their family; who, I might add, was a ball of sass! Probably because she's never had a camera in front of her face for a continuous hour, she just didn't know what to do.  She started to get more comfortable throughout the shoot, and I have some pretty hilarious outtakes to embarrass her when she gets older :) Culler Lake was bursting with Spring and it was so nice to get out and enjoy it with this family. Enjoy!!

Caption this!   

Caption this!

 

"I've had it!"   

"I've had it!"

 

And lastly "these shoes were made for walkin'..."


Winter Wedding Inspiration

I did a collaboration with a couple girls for a Winter Wedding Inspiration Photo Shoot. I wanted to highlight a different season not usually included in "wedding season". Living in Maryland, I know what winter is, and there is no reason to take Winter out of the mix of seasons to be married in. The dull colors of open fields are wonderful backdrops for a colorful bouquet and vibrant bridesmaid dresses. I personally love those dull colors of grey, browns and dusty blues.  Let me show you just what I mean. 

For a bride, it's hard to imagine yourself in the cold on your wedding day. But if you can tough out the weather, maybe with a nice fur stole or white leather jacket...the photos will be just as gorgeous as summer wedding photos. 

Let me know what you guys think of this, it was my first time ever doing a collaboration like this. I owe a lot to Jordan K. Winn & Co., thanks girl. I learned a whole bunch for next time! Thank you for giving me this opportunity :) Also a shoutout to Rosalie Thon, thank you for letting us use your barn and yard for this shoot!! Other contributors were April Reardon of Bend In The River Farm and Throne Paper Goods. 

Sarah & Charlie's Civil Ceremony

I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph a civil ceremony at The Frederick County Courthouse. I had never attended a wedding at the courthouse before, and I was very excited to see how things went down. Did you know it’s only a $25 fee?! We went on a Tuesday at 12:30, and surprisingly enough there was no one else that was getting married that day, so we went on in. It was on their 6 year anniversary. I couldn’t believe how calm Sarah was. They both wore jeans and boots, and it was the sweetest ceremony involving their parents, brother, and closest friend. Really, that’s all you need. This was the perfect “no frills” wedding. I googled “civil ceremonies” before heading downtown, and realized, weddings big or small, as long as there’s a commitment between two people in front of a pastor or the circuit court judge, it doesn’t matter who is there or how much money you spent. I was very lucky to see how much love goes on in that small room, probably every day. Thank you Sarah for asking me to photograph your wedding! Here are some of my favorite shots from your day. 

We took some photos outside with family and "friend" (Danielle), and then headed through the metal detector, and onward to the chapel! Here are some photos from the ceremony...

How amazing is Sarah's smile? I would be smilin' too if I just got married!  The next shots were with Mr. & Mrs. Whitworth

This last photo reminds me of the Martina McBride song"...everybody knows, that the sweetest thing you'll ever see, in the whole wide world, is a happy girl."

 

Congratulations Sarah & Charlie! 

Jenna & Joe's Surprise Engagement

Joe contacted me and asked if I would photograph, from afar, at 8:30, him and his girlfriend. He was pretty vague about the whole thing, although I had an inkling he was going to propose. I told him I kinda couldn't be incognito at night without setting up flashes, and her knowing someone was snapping pictures from the bushes...So we brainstormed and came up with including her and having a "family shoot" but really he would propose during it. He had already contacted a guitarist to play "their song" when the moment was right (awwww!) and enlisted the help of her BFF to assist with their dog Baloo. 

Needless to say this couple is the most photogenic couple, EVER. Trust me, magazine worthy. check it out. 

See? Gorgeous. Now, lets get to the good stuff. The main event. The proposal. While we were walking over to the lake, Joe and I saw the guitarist. Jenna may have, but people sit on park benches and play guitar right? Not that out of the ordinary. I take them on the bridge to distract her from going straight to Mr. Guitarist and to get Joe mentally ready. In my head I was hoping he knew that Joe was Joe from their emails, and he didn't start playing "their song" for anyone else walking by doing a photo shoot. Later we found out, he didn't, but there were two other couples taking pictures. Whew. Anyways, this happened next....

It was absolutely perfect. She said yes, and then...

A huge thank you to Stephanie Nara, Lindsay Clark and all these girls for coming to Brewers to celebrate. This was a huge success thanks to all of you!