Sometimes I blog personal posts just to have an online journal of our trips. But I know some of you like to see our fam together so that is why I am sharing! We had a blast in Maine this year, especially because it was our first time taking the girls. I grew up going to my great grandfather’s cabin in South Addison, ME since I was a little girl. And my dad went for months in the summer when he was little as well. It is also a very special place for me because it is where Kevin proposed! It was so fun to take Payton the spot where Kevin asked me to marry him 6 years ago.
Josh and Hannah are finally married! It was a wonderful celebration at St. Moses Church with their friends and family in attendance. Josh, his brothers, and dad performed a beautiful worship song together which was very special. There were many tears of joy! Josh and Hannah danced the night away at The Accelerator Space under the hanging lights and everyone had a blast celebrating the newlyweds.
Engagement shoots are a great way to get to know your photographer and learn how to be more comfortable in front of the camera. William and Jennifer are naturals and are so in love with each other. We did their engagement session at Hayfields Country Club in Cockeysville where their wedding will be this fall. It was a gorgeous golden hour and we had so much fun taking the golf cart to the willow tree, by the pond, and all around the golf course!
What a trip! Our little family takes an annual beach trip every summer and it is always one of the highlights of my year. We like going to a different Airbnb every year to explore new places and this year we chose Emerald Isle in North Carolina. It was a long drive but completely worth it! A lot of people asked me for tips for taking babies to the beach so I wanted to share a few things that were helpful to bring and do while we were there!
Cameron and Kelsey are married!! It was a romantic and beautiful summer afternoon as these two said, “I do” under the weeping willow trees at Pond View Farm. Cameron and Kelsey shared a sweet First Look and were full of joy when we were taking their portraits. The slate blue bridesmaid dresses and poppy flowers in the bouquet made for simple and classic details. Kelsey’s mom also hand-cut all of the circular menus on the plates and designed the craft beer sign! It was an amazing day!
This was a wedding for the books! Jessica and Leo tied the knot at the beautiful William Paca House in downtown Annapolis on a warm summer day. First they shared a First Look at the statehouse before meeting their bridal party at the venue. The entire day Leo and Jessica were laughing with each other and had the best day becoming husband and wife. They were a joy to photograph!
This was an engagement party for the books! The chic country farm theme was perfectly designed by Elle Ellinghaus Designs and her team. The best part of the evening was the amazing entertainment concert with a performance by the Osborne Brothers! The dogs loved running around and the kids had a blast with the popcorn ferris wheel and cotton candy bar.
Maddy and Lloyd, I hate to say it, but your pup Melvin was the star of the show in your engagement session! We were watching the forecast all week for this session and thankfully the rain decided to stay away. We walked around Canton near the water and Melvin was all smiles. After taking pictures downtown, we finished the session at Sherwood Gardens! Even though all the tulips had finished blooming, the flower bushes were still showing off their beautiful colors.
Steven and Gina got engaged last summer and they are getting married in 2020! They love visiting downtown Annapolis so it was the perfect location for their engagement session. After we took some photos downtown, we went to Quiet Waters Park to take a few pictures with their pups. They are adorable!
Chris and Lindy are MARRIED!! The forecast was calling for rain and they were nervous they would have to have the ceremony inside, but it decided to clear up right before Lindy walked down the aisle! When these two are together they are in their own little world and it is beautiful to watch. They had a morning wedding which meant it was only fitting to have brunch for lunch! The custom omelet and pancake/waffle bar was delicious. It was an amazing wedding!
Angel and Matty are MARRIED! Our first wedding of the year and it was a unique and beautiful day. Matty and Angel tied the knot and celebrated with friends and family on a gorgeous April day at the 2640 Space in Baltimore. Both of their dogs were also included in the celebration! The two pups walked down the aisle in adorable little dresses. They were so excited to see their humans become a family!
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.
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!
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.