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. 

Best of 2016 | Weddings

Best of 2016 | Weddings

What an amazing year it has been! Traveling up north to Cape Cod and also down south to South Carolina, we covered many states in the weddings we shot this year. We also experienced windy weddings, several rainy day weddings, and perfect autumn fall weddings! It was the perfect mix.

Behind the Scenes 2016!

Behind the Scenes 2016!

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.

Our Maternity Session {Towson, MD}

Our Maternity Session {Towson, MD}

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!

Matt & Kristin | Engaged {Old Town Alexandria in Alexandria, VA}

Matt & Kristin | Engaged {Old Town Alexandria in Alexandria, VA}

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

Keith & Shauna {Herrington on the Bay in North Beach, MD}

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. 

Chris & Katie {Bethany Beach in Bethany Beach Delaware}

Chris & Katie {Bethany Beach in Bethany Beach Delaware}

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.

Mike & Missy | Engaged {Swains Lock in Potomac, MD}

Mike & Missy | Engaged {Swains Lock in Potomac, MD}

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.

Chris & Erin {Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, VA}

Chris & Erin {Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, VA}

Chris & Erin are married! These two got married on the windiest day of the year! But that didn't stop them from having a beautiful day. I am thankful they braved the cold wind for outdoor bride & groom portraits!