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.

Shawn & Elise | Engaged {Greenbrier State Park Boonsboro, MD}

Shawn & Elise | Engaged {Greenbrier State Park Boonsboro, MD}

Shawn and Elise got engaged in Pittsburgh and can’t wait to get married next year! They have an adorable black lab named Cole and he had a blast running around during the engagement session. We did their engagement session at Greenbrier State Park since they love being outside in the woods and by the water. It was beautiful!

Kyle & Kaitlyn | Engaged {Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA}

Kyle & Kaitlyn | Engaged {Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA}

Kyle and Kaitlyn met earlier this year online, quickly fell in love, and are getting married next fall! These two are crazy about each other and can’t wait to get married. We did their engagement session at the gorgeous Longwood Gardens in PA. It was raining on and off but thankfully we were able to get amazing shots in-between the rain!

Dan & Kirsten | Engaged {North Point State Park in Edgemere, MD}

Dan & Kirsten | Engaged {North Point State Park in Edgemere, MD}

Dan and Kirsten (or as a lot of us at Nevermore CrossFit call her, “KP”) met at work and are getting married next fall! I was so excited when they asked us to shoot their wedding because they are such sweet people. We did their engagement session at North Point State Park and they brought their fur baby Pippin along for some photos!

Kelvin & Whitney {Deerfield Golf Club in Newark, DE}

Kelvin & Whitney {Deerfield Golf Club in Newark, DE}

Kelvin and Whitney got married on the first day of Autumn and it was the most beautiful day. Whitney shared a tearful First Look with her dad and it was such a special moment. Then she shared a First Look with Kelvin and there was so much joy between the two of them! They tied the knot under a gorgeous floral arch under the trees with their friends and family around. There were lots of happy tears as they said, “I do!”

Showering Baby Hallie {Upperco, MD}

Showering Baby Hallie {Upperco, MD}

I can’t believe we are only a month away from meeting our second baby girl! Rachel and Kate threw me a sweet little sprinkle for Hallie and it was beautiful. The floral and wood theme was perfect because it matched Hallie’s nursery! We played a fun game where everyone guesses how much a list of 10 baby products cost and whoever had the closest total amount won the game. Surprisingly, my sister Erin won! She will definitely be a great mom someday.

Mark & Shelby {The Granary at Valley Pike Farm Market in Weyers Cave, VA}

Mark & Shelby {The Granary at Valley Pike Farm Market in Weyers Cave, VA}

Mark and Shelby are married!! They say it is good luck when it rains on your wedding day, and it was pouring right before these two tied the knot! They exchanged vows in their reception room with the beautiful string lights overhead and their family and friends surrounding them. It stopped raining after the ceremony, so we were able to take portraits outside! It was amazing.

Leo & Jessica | Engaged {Maryland Agricultural Resource Council in Hunt Valley, MD}

Leo & Jessica | Engaged {Maryland Agricultural Resource Council in Hunt Valley, MD}

This post makes me so happy! There is nothing like blooming yellow sunflowers at golden hour. Jessica and Leo were so excited to have their engagement session at her sister Rachel's amazing workplace! Rachel, (my brother's girlfriend!) works at the Maryland Agricultural Resource Council in Hunt Valley and it was the perfect place for her sister's engagement session. Jessica and Leo are so adorable and can't wait to get married next summer! 

Jeff & Melissa {Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, VA}

Jeff & Melissa {Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, VA}

This was a wedding for the books! Jeff and Melissa said, "I do" under a beautiful Chuppah with friends and family there to celebrate. After the ceremony, they danced the night away with a fun sparkler exit at midnight. It was a wonderful day! 

John & Emily {Pond View Farm in White Hall, MD}

John & Emily {Pond View Farm in White Hall, MD}

John and Emily are married!! There was a lot of sweet anticipation leading up to this day. These two were so excited to become husband and wife and now they are officially Mr. and Mrs. Winkler! John and Emily tied the knot under the weeping willow trees on a beautiful summer day at Pond View Farm. There were many tears of happiness in the crowd as John and Emily shared their vows! It was a wonderful celebration.