It feels amazing to be shooting again! We are officially back in business after being off for a few months having baby girl Payton. Joe and Kristine are a very sweet couple who are getting married this fall at the Oaks! These two love to fish, hike, and spend time in the outdoors together. They also love to travel!
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.
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!
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!
I look forward to post this blog every year! Kevin does a great job of taking behind the scenes pictures during the wedding day. It is cool to see the environment you are in when shooting and then the final picture next to it! In 2016 we decided to move from shooting 20+ weddings to capping at 15. This was the best decision we made for our business and family because we were able to really focus on each couple and still have time for our marriage throughout the year.
Eeek!! I am so excited about these images. My talented friend Hannah Leigh Photography took our maternity photos and they are amazing! I am so thankful for our little photography network and all of the friendships that have blossomed out of meeting up together. We wanted to do a few pictures at our house with Sadie in cozy outfits before heading over to Cromwell Valley Park!
This was our last engagement shoot of the year and it was one of my favorites! Matt & Kristin have a cute little pup named Lily who we secretly think is our pup Sadie's twin sister!! They look so similar and are the same age, it is crazy. We did the engagement session in Old Town Alexandria and thankfully the December weather cooperated with us!
Keith and Shauna are married! This was our last wedding of the year and it was one for the books. With big families, a cute pup in the bride & groom portraits, and crazy winds, Keith and Shauna had a wedding day to remember. They both held balloons and let go of them at the same time during their first look. It was adorable! They tied the knot overlooking the water at Herrington on the Bay with their friends and family around.
I have been a part of the Nevermore CrossFit community for over four years now. Time really flies! The people I workout with have become like family and I am so thankful for them. Emily & Joe are two of those people! A few weeks ago, Joe messaged me that he was getting deployed and wanted to propose to Emily before he left. I was so excited for him and honored to document the big moment!
Chris & Katie met through mutual friends and the rest is history. They are getting married next fall at Herrington on the Bay and can't wait to celebrate! We did their engagement session at their family home in Bethany Beach with their adorable pups. I can't get enough of our couples having their fluffy babies in their engagements sessions! It was a little chilly, but the dogs did a great job holding their cute signs.