Payton's First Flamingle

Payton's First Flamingle

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! 

Cory & Jess | Anniversary {Brinklow, MD}

Cory & Jess | Anniversary {Brinklow, MD}

You may remember these two from their Federal Hill Anniversary session back in 2014. Jess and I met at CrossFit 5 years ago and have been close friends ever since! Cory and Jess also celebrated their 5 year wedding anniversary a few months ago and wanted to do a little session to celebrate! 

Evergreen Winter Wonderland Styled Shoot {Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, MD}

Evergreen Winter Wonderland Styled Shoot {Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, MD}

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.

Best of 2017 | Weddings

Best of 2017 | Weddings

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.

Best of 2017 | Engagements

Best of 2017 | Engagements

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas! We were thankful to spend a few days with our friends and family. It is always a joy to look back at the engagement sessions from this past year. Some of these couples already tied the knot this year, but most of them are getting married in 2018!

Behind the Scenes 2017!

Behind the Scenes 2017!

This is always a fun post to share each year! There is a lot that goes on at each wedding to create the images you see. You will see everything from veil throwing, bumblebees flying around, and blocking the sun with a reflector in this post. This year I even shot a wedding with a broken toe! Nothing can stop me from capturing your beautiful day. 

Paulovkin Family 2017 {Jerusalem Mill in Kingsville, MD}

Paulovkin Family 2017 {Jerusalem Mill in Kingsville, MD}

It is weird to be posting our family session but I love having these photos on my blog as a digital journal. I haven't had any time to write/put pictures in a paper journal! Payton was 8 months old when we took these and her personality is perfectly captured. I know I say this all the time but it is true; this child is an undeserved gift and we are grateful for her each day. 

John & Emily | Engaged {Loch Raven Reservoir in Baltimore, MD}

John & Emily | Engaged {Loch Raven Reservoir in Baltimore, MD}

John and Emily are engaged! They are getting married next summer at Pond View Farm and couldn't be more excited. You may recognize Emily from Missy and Mike's wedding at Dulany's Overlook this past spring. Emily and Missy are sisters and now they are both AGP brides! This will be the third set of sisters we have photographed and each celebration has been amazing. I love getting to know these wonderful families and capturing special memories for each of them.

Joe & Emily {The Flanders Hotel in Ocean City, NJ}

Joe & Emily {The Flanders Hotel in Ocean City, NJ}

Our last wedding of the year was a windy yet beautiful success! Joe and Emily tied the knot in front of family and friends at The Flanders Hotel in Ocean City, New Jersey. It was a chilly and windy day but that didn't stop these two from having an amazing time! I love when my couples take the risk of going outside for portraits when it's not ideal conditions. It is always worth it!

James & Maggie | Anniversary {Carousel Park in Wilmington, DE}

James & Maggie | Anniversary {Carousel Park in Wilmington, DE}

This Anniversary session was a a treat! James and Maggie also had Katelyn James as their wedding photographer so it was fate when Maggie asked me to shoot their Anniversary session! The two recently welcomed fur baby Penny into their family and she is a ball of energy. She loved smiling and barking at the horses at Carousel Park. 

Happy Fourth Anniversary, Kevin!

Happy Fourth Anniversary, Kevin!

Four years married, eight years in love. Each year gets better and better. New challenges, joys, and of course raising our first little baby together. Kevin, I have loved watching you grow into the dad role. Payton adores you and will be saying, "da da" so soon! The way you care for her and protect her makes my heart melt. I fall in love with you all over again every time I see you with her! 

Joe & Kristine {The Oaks Waterfront Inn in Royal Oak, MD}

Joe & Kristine {The Oaks Waterfront Inn in Royal Oak, MD}

This was the second Wayson wedding I shot this year and it was a dream! Joe and Kristine tied the knot on a beautiful fall afternoon overlooking the water at The Oaks. The weather was gorgeous just like these two! Dusty rose bridesmaid dresses and white and green florals paired perfectly for Joe and Kristine's fall day.

Stephen & Susan | Engaged {Bethany Beach in Bethany Beach, DE}

Stephen & Susan | Engaged {Bethany Beach in Bethany Beach, DE}

If you are a beach lover you will love this post! Susan and Stephen are getting married next summer and couldn’t be more excited. They recently added a fluffy sweetheart to their family so he had to be in the engagement shoot! Luke is a beautiful golden puppy who loved walking around on the beach with his parents. He even wore a few different signs and the cutest bowtie!