It was a gorgeous summer day on the afternoon that Emily and Brian tied the knot in the beautiful gardens of The Anrtim 1844. All of the white and green floral details went perfectly with their soft and romantic palette. Emily's bridesmaids hadn't seen her in her dress so that was a fun surprise! Brian and Emily then shared a sweet First Look under a tree with green vines wrapped around it. It was the perfect setting!
When we found out we were having another girl, we were both so surprised. A few days before our 20 week appointment, I had a dream we were having a boy and we had already started thinking of boy names! But we are so excited to be having another girl and to give Payton a sister. It was really tough coming up with another name since we had such a hard time deciding on Payton! However, we are happy to say that baby girl number two has a name! Her name is...
Stephen and Susan are married!! It was a gorgeous day at Westwood Country Club in Virginia where these two tied the knot and danced the night away. Their fur baby golden retriever pup couldn't be at the wedding so they had a cutout of him for the photobooth. It was adorable! The pink bridesmaid dresses and incredible florals made for a gorgeous combination.
This was a wedding for the books! Kevin and I traveled to Louisiana to capture Steven and Clare's big day. These two shared a tearful First Look and we had the opportunity to take portraits at the most beautiful farm with Spanish moss! They tied the knot at St. Michael Catholic Church and had a wonderful ceremony. Steven and Clare celebrated with family and friends at their reception at the Grand Marais with an exciting popper exit. It was the perfect day!
Brian and Rose are married!! Our first wedding of the season and it was amazing. These two tied the knot at Grey Rock Mansion under a beautiful gazebo with flowers wrapped around it. Their friends and family were so excited to celebrate with them from countries as far as Korea! It was a wonderful celebration.
I normally don't do engagement sessions the week of the wedding, but since Brian and Rose live in California it was the perfect option, since they are in town for the wedding! We walked around Patterson Park and it was a beautiful evening with warm weather and golden hour light. These two are so sweet with each other!
Spring is here! Centennial Park was in full bloom for Aaron and Kelly's engagement session this past weekend. These two met Sophomore year of college and the rest is history. Aaron proposed on the top of Federal Hill and surprised Kelly with a brunch with friends and family afterwards at the Visionary Art Museum. Such a sweet proposal!
Matty and Angel are engaged! It was the perfect day and Matty's weeks of planning paid off. Last Thursday was Angel's birthday and Matty had the whole day planned out for them. It started with a delicious breakfast before a run at Oregon Ridge. Matty and Angel run this trail all the time together and stop at this cute bench to take pictures of the dogs. The bench made for the perfect spot for Matty to pop the question!
Payton is ONE! How did this happen? One year ago we became parents and our greatest adventure began. Pay Pay, you are such a gift to us and we are beyond thankful for you. We want you to know that you can be whoever you want to be and grow up to do whatever you wanna do. The sky is the limit, little girl! You are unique, beautiful, kind, persistent, funny, and joyful. Thank you for being a gift to us each day!
It is always a treat to work with awesome wedding vendors more than once. Deb of Kate and Lilly Flowers and I worked together during Nick and Mary's wedding at Rockland Estates and I loved her floral design! She planned a beautiful holiday styled shoot at the Congressional Country Club and asked me to be the photographer. It was the perfect shoot to finish out 2017. Bokeh lights, evergreen trees, and a beautiful bride.
What a year! Looking back, 2017 was an incredible year and God provided in big ways. Having Payton, continuing to work with amazing couples, learning how to run a small business and be a mom, and fun trips with Kevin. I am also continuing to realize that there is joy to be found in the day-to-day. Slowing down, being present in each moment.