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!
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.
Taylor and Courtney are getting married next summer at Pond View Farm and they can't wait! They chose to do their engagement session at Larriland Farm which was special for them for a few reasons. Taylor's Grandfathers' uncle used to own the property. How crazy is that! Courtney also fell in love with Larriland Farm in 2005 when she began going every October for Pumpkin picking.
We had a plan to do Brian and Emily's engagement session at Dumbarton Oaks but when we got there, they told us they were doing renovations and the gardens were closed for the season. We were sad but made the best of it! We walked around Georgetown and found an adorable little park, a pretty hilltop, and lots of beautiful trees to take pictures in front of.
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!
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.
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!
This was the first time I did an engagement session in a museum and I loved it! Normally it would be too dark inside, but the National Gallery of Art East Wing has a huge beautiful skylight that lets in all of the natural light. We walked around taking pictures with paintings that Greg and Larisa enjoy. And I had them dance in the middle of the museum which was awesome!
Chris and Katie tied the knot under a gorgeous floral alter overlooking the water with friends and family surrounding them. Not only were their family and friends there, but Chris and Katie’s two fur babies also walked down the aisle and were there to celebrate! Charlie and Hailey were too cute. It was a windy day at Herrington on the Bay, but it didn’t take the joy away from Chris and Katie's wedding.
Rob and Alyson are married!! Their nautical theme wedding at Herrington on the Bay paired perfectly with the warm September day. Robbie was emotional a few times before the Ceremony because he was so excited to marry Alyson, including right after their sweet First Look! These two tied the knot (literally!) under the floral archway and palm trees with friends and family around.
You may have seen James on my social media as the cute boy with the long hair that hangs out with Payton a lot (we may have started the hashtag #JandPayPay)! Payton and James were born 13 days apart and are already the best of friends just like their mommies! It has been nothing short of a gift to have a friend with a baby at the same exact stage as you.
Walker's Overlook was the perfect place for Greg & Rebecca to tie the knot. This venue is beautiful with the line of trees, charming house, wooden fence, and open tent reception area. It is gorgeous! It was sentimental to me as well because my sister got married at Walker’s Overlook last summer.
I haven’t blogged many personal posts since having Payton because it is hard to find the time! However, I wanted to blog our family trip to Rehoboth Beach because there were too many cute pics to share. And I thought it could be helpful to share what worked or us as far as taking Payton to the beach!
People ask me sometimes if I get bored shooting weddings since it is the same event every time. I always tell them that I love it each time and I never get bored! Every couple of ours is different and the celebration of their relationship is unique to them. These two were no exception! Caleb and Jenny tied the knot at Church of the Resurrection and it was a beautiful ceremony. Before they said, "I do" they shared a sweet First Look in the sanctuary.