Colin & Kelsey | Engaged {Sunset Hills Vineyard in Purcellville, VA}

Colin & Kelsey | Engaged {Sunset Hills Vineyard in Purcellville, VA}

It is always special when I have the opportunity to do an engagement session for one of our close friends! Kevin and Colin have been best friends since high school and have stayed close ever since. Funny enough, Kevin was also the third wheel with Colin & Kelsey back in the day. These two have been dating for over 10 years and are now finally getting married next year! 

Peter & Lisa {Tabrizi's Weddings on the Water in Baltimore, MD}

Peter & Lisa {Tabrizi's Weddings on the Water in Baltimore, MD}

Peter and Lisa tied the knot at Tabrizi's overlooking the beautiful Harbor. The bridal party got ready at the Lord Baltimore Hotel before heading over to the wedding venue. Then the bride and groom shared a First Look and spent some time walking around for portraits. It was a gorgeous day to get married! 

Jim & Kim {Herrington on the Bay in North Beach, MD}

Jim & Kim {Herrington on the Bay in North Beach, MD}

Jim and Kim are married! They tied the knot by the water at Herrington on the Bay with friends and family surrounding them. It was a beautiful celebration! Kim and Jim shared a First Look and then we walked around the property for portraits. Kim had a gorgeous veil that was so much fun to photograph!! They danced the night away under the beautiful chandelier.

Tommy & Allie | Engaged {Loch Raven Reservoir}

Tommy & Allie | Engaged {Loch Raven Reservoir}

Tommy and Allie are such a sweet couple. They were set up by close friends and hit it off! A year later, Tommy proposed at Loch Raven which made for the perfect spot for their engagement pictures. We started off with a few pictures in a canoe out on the water and the geese were trying to photo bomb the whole time!

Tim & Mary Ellen {Grey Rock Mansion in Pikesville, MD)

Tim & Mary Ellen {Grey Rock Mansion in Pikesville, MD)

Tim and Mary Ellen tied the knot last weekend at the beautiful Grey Rock Mansion in Pikesville, MD. Their wedding was a celebration full of joy and love. Mary Ellen was the ultimate DIY bride and handmade all of the decor! She even made the bridesmaids bouquet and her bouquet. Amazing! Their initials spell out TiME (Tim & Mary Ellen) so the theme was clocks and time. So creative!

Rob & Alyson | Engaged {Downtown Annapolis}

Rob & Alyson | Engaged {Downtown Annapolis}

Downtown Annapolis was the perfect place for Rob and Alyson's engagement session. They recently bought a house in the area and have a sailboat that they take out in the summer! We walked around downtown and even took some pictures on their boat. It was amazing!

John & Elizabeth {Pier 5 Hotel in Baltimore, MD}

John & Elizabeth {Pier 5 Hotel in Baltimore, MD}

John and Elizabeth are married!! These two tied the knot at Pier 5 Hotel in downtown Baltimore. They were able to share a First Look and take some portraits outside before the rain started! Elizabeths nephew was the ring bearer and he did such a good job. And then Elizabeth and John when through the sword arch for their exit! 

Mike & Missy {Dulany's Overlook in Frederick, Maryland}

Mike & Missy {Dulany's Overlook in Frederick, Maryland}

day with their friends and family there to celebrate. It was supposed to rain but instead there was a beautiful sunset! It was scorching hot, but nothing stood in the way of the happiness these two had for each other in becoming husband and wife.

CrossFit + Pregnancy

CrossFit + Pregnancy

I had my 6 week postpartum check up with my OBGYN yesterday and I am officially cleared to workout again! I have been itching to workout since giving birth because it is a big stress reliever for me so getting the clear was exciting. Before I was pregnant, I had a regular routine of doing CrossFit at Nevermore a few times a week.

Payton's Newborn Session {Emily Gerald Photography}

Payton's Newborn Session {Emily Gerald Photography}

It is always strange for us to be on the other side of the camera, but we have gotten used to it after being together for over seven years! I knew after we found out we were pregnant that Emily Gerald would be the perfect person to shoot our newborn session. She is a very talented baby + birth photographer based in Virginia and she is just the sweetest!

Birth Story {Payton Ruth Paulovkin | February 13, 2017}

Birth Story {Payton Ruth Paulovkin | February 13, 2017}

February 13, 2017 at 10:59am our lives changed forever. We became a family of three!! I love the idea of writing out her birth story to remember all of the details of the day. So here we go! 

Why We Love the First Look on the Wedding Day

Why We Love the First Look on the Wedding Day

A lot of you have probably heard of the "First Look" on the wedding day. It has become more popular over the years for a lot of reasons! The First Look is when you choose to see each other on the wedding day before you walk down the aisle.

Maternity Milk Bath Shoot {Towson, MD}

Maternity Milk Bath Shoot {Towson, MD}

The past few weeks I have gone into full out "nesting" waiting for baby P to arrive in hopefully under 3 weeks! While we are waiting, I thought it would be fun to do a milk bath maternity session a few weeks before I was due since my belly would be very large. My good friend Hannah told me she would take the pictures and I was so excited!

Showering Baby P {Baltimore, MD}

Showering Baby P {Baltimore, MD}

Time is flying! I can't believe in less than 6 weeks we will be holding our baby girl. Last weekend, my mom and sister-in-law threw me a sweet baby shower to celebrate baby P! Kristy is one of the most creative people I know and she hand-made all of the decorations for the shower.