Josh & Hannah {Patapsco Valley State Park in Ellicott City, MD}

Josh & Hannah {Patapsco Valley State Park in Ellicott City, MD}

Josh and Hannah are getting married!! It felt like it was yesterday that I shot his brother Caleb’s wedding and Josh and Hannah were dating. These two love spending time outdoors together so Patapsco Valley State Park was the perfect location for their engagement session. It was a gorgeous day and a beautiful session.

Jake & Hayley | Engaged {Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis, MD}

Jake & Hayley | Engaged {Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis, MD}

There is so much love and joy between these two. While they were dating the were long distance and would cross the bridge to visit each other. This made Sandy Point State Park the perfect spot for their engagement session! It was a little chilly, but they didn’t care. They are so happy to be together and can’t wait to get married!

Payton's Second Birthday! {Sesame Street}

Payton's Second Birthday! {Sesame Street}

I still can’t believe Payton will be TWO this week! She has a few different TV shows she likes, but recently she has loved Sesame Street. So I thought it would be fun to throw her an Elmo birthday party! Rachel and I had fun pinning lots of ideas and creating our favorites. There is nothing like using cheap materials to make something adorable! As the weeks went by and more decorations for the party were added to the kitchen table, Payton would see them and say, “Elmo birthday!” It was so cute.

Best of 2018 | Weddings

Best of 2018 | Weddings

The last of our 2018 favorites! Each of these weddings were very different from each other but all incredible in their own way. I love seeing the way each of the couples display their style through their wedding details, colors, and decor! This is just the beginning of their love stories, and it was an honor to capture each one. It was also wonderful to work with each of their families! We continue to add new friends to our AGP couples each year and it makes our job such a blessing.

Best of 2018 | Engagements

Best of 2018 | Engagements

I can’t believe it is almost February! This month has flown by. I wanted to share some of our favorite engagement session images from 2018 with you! To go along with that, here are a few reasons why doing the engagement session with your wedding photographer is a HUGE plus and a MUST!

Wampler Anniversary + Table for Two Lifestyle {Old Town Alexandria, VA}

Wampler Anniversary + Table for Two Lifestyle {Old Town Alexandria, VA}

This was such a fun session! You may remember Julie from the Anniversary session I shot for her and Jason a few years ago or you may know her from her famous food + travel blog! Julie is the star behind Table for Two, and her recipes are AMAZING! She also has a cookbook called Dinner for Two that is a kitchen staple. 

Behind the Scenes 2018!

Behind the Scenes 2018!

This is always such a fun post to put together! I love looking back over the year and re-living all the sweet moments at each wedding through the images. I was pregnant this entire wedding season which made things interesting! As my belly grew each month, guests loved to make comments and give advice at each wedding. It was always entertaining!

Christian & Chelsea | Engaged {Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis, MD}

Christian & Chelsea | Engaged {Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis, MD}

This was my first photo session since having Hallie and it was the most beautiful fall day! Christian and Chelsea enjoy visiting Quiet Waters Park so it was the perfect spot for their engagement session. Chelsea’s parents also got married at the cute gazebo overlooking the water that you will see in the photos. It was so sweet!

Hallie's Newborn Session

Hallie's Newborn Session

I can’t believe Hallie has been with us for almost a month now! Time is going very slow, but also quickly at the same time. Kevin had his first full week back at work last week and I feel like I am finally settling into a bit of a routine with the girls at home. I am so thankful it is the off-season so that I can spend my days bonding with Payton and Hallie!

Birth Story {Hallie Rae Paulovkin | October 26, 2018}

Birth Story {Hallie Rae Paulovkin | October 26, 2018}

We welcomed sweet Hallie Rae Paulovkin into the world on October 26, 2018 at 9:02pm. This little girls labor and birth experience was very different from Payton’s! So many people told me during the last few weeks of my pregnancy that the second baby usually comes earlier than the first baby. I was excited about this because I started feeling super uncomfortable towards the last few weeks.

Erik & Courtney | Anniversary {Loch Raven Reservoir in Baltimore, MD}

Erik & Courtney | Anniversary {Loch Raven Reservoir in Baltimore, MD}

Erik and Courtney got married at Chanteclaire Farm in Friendsville a few years ago and now they are expecting their first baby! They can’t wait to be parents to their sweet baby boy in February. We did their anniversary/pregnancy reveal session at Loch Raven Reservoir and it was the perfect fall afternoon with beautiful light.

Paulovkin Maternity | Hallie Rae {Towson, MD}

Paulovkin Maternity | Hallie Rae {Towson, MD}

I did not think I was going to have time to get these edited before Hallie made her big debut, but thankfully I was able to finish editing all of my client images from September! We can’t wait to meet this sweet baby and each day I wake up and hope today is the day we get to hold her for the first time. But until then, enjoy these images from our maternity session!

Thomas & Kristen {Howard County Conservancy in Woodstock, MD}

Thomas & Kristen {Howard County Conservancy in Woodstock, MD}

This was our last wedding of the year and it was one for the books! Thomas and Kristen got married outside on the most beautiful fall September day. They exchanged letters before the Ceremony without seeing each other and it was adorable! After the Ceremony, we took portraits in the golden field and even got a few shots with the owl that was on site that day.