Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with your families! I wanted to share some of the top reasons why it is a great idea to do an engagement session with your wedding photographer. Here are just a few!
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.
I knew when I met with these two that I was going to love working with them! They have a sweet love for one another and can't wait to tie the knot next April. We did their engagement shoot at one of their favorite spots, Swains Lock! The fall colors were in full bloom and the weather was beautiful until the rain started pouring down at the end of the session.
Chanteclaire Farm was the perfect venue for Erik and Courtney to tie the knot. It was a gorgeous fall afternoon and the leaves were a beautiful yellow. They shared personal vows with one another overlooking the lake with their friends and family around.
We had a hard time picking a name for our little baby girl. To have both Kevin and I agree + love the same name was tough!! We had tossed around a few names here and there but didn't really start the conversation until we found out we were having a girl. Then the fun began.
Jim & Taylor are married! Their wedding at the Ritz-Carlton Georgetown was glamorous and romantic. Gold details, Jimmy Choo heels, and dozens of candles at the alter. It was a beautiful ceremony and reception! These two have a sweet love for each other that was evident throughout the whole day. And Jim's speech during the reception had everyone teary-eyed over his love for Taylor!
Our couples bringing their sweet pups to their engagement shoots has become very common! We love getting to know our couples during the session and love meeting their fur babies. Finny was no exception! He was smiling for the camera all over the place. We did Mary Ellen and Tim's engagement session on the top of Federal Hill because it holds a special place in their hearts.