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William & Jennifer | Engaged {Hayfields Country Club in Cockeysville, MD}

William & Jennifer | Engaged {Hayfields Country Club in Cockeysville, MD}

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!

Emerald Isle Vacay {Emerald Isle, NC}

Emerald Isle Vacay {Emerald Isle, NC}

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 & Kelsey {Pond View Farm in White Hall, MD}

Cameron & Kelsey {Pond View Farm in White Hall, MD}

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!

Leo & Jessica {William Paca House in Annapolis, MD}

Leo & Jessica {William Paca House in Annapolis, MD}

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!

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

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

Daniel and Jamie are married!! These two tied the knot at Herrington on the Bay overlooking the Eastern Shore and the neutral details and greenery made for a beautiful combination. It was a wonderful celebration!

Dorman Engagement Party {Boyds, MD}

Dorman Engagement Party {Boyds, MD}

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.

Lloyd & Maddy | Engaged {Downtown Canton in Baltimore, MD}

Lloyd & Maddy | Engaged {Downtown Canton in Baltimore, MD}

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 & Gina | Engaged {Downtown Annapolis in Annapolis, MD}

Steven & Gina | Engaged {Downtown Annapolis in Annapolis, MD}

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!

Christopher & Lindy {The Elkridge Furnace Inn in Elkridge, MD}

Christopher & Lindy {The Elkridge Furnace Inn in Elkridge, MD}

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!

Matty & Angel {2640 Space in Baltimore, MD}

Matty & Angel {2640 Space in Baltimore, MD}

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 & 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!

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.