I hope y’all had a blessed Thanksgiving! Today I am announcing that I will be photographing a Boudoir Marathon January 10th and 11th! These sessions will be an hour long and you will receive a digital download of 30+ high-resolution edited images! Each session will be lightly styled by Jenna from Pop The Cork Designs! For Black Friday we are giving $25 off the first 5 sessions booked! Email me for more information!
Today I am bringing some autumn joy to the blog! I recently had the chance to photograph Gillian and Justin’s engagement session at Cromwell Valley Park! We adventured into a river and found the most magical golden field! I can’t wait to photograph their wedding next October! Here are some of my favorites from their session!
I don’t even know where to start! Adam and Katie’s day was true perfection. Their intimate wedding took place at a stunning waterfront home in St. Michaels Maryland. Upon arriving I instantly felt welcomed by their family and friends. The day was filled with warm hugs, ear-to-ear grins and the most gorgeous sunset I had seen all summer. I am so thankful that Katie and Adam invited me into their lives for a day to document a piece of their love story. Here are some of my favorites photographs from Katie and Adam’s wedding!
Be sure to take a listen to this while you look around. This was their processional song!
These are the amazing vendors that made this day possible:
Hair: Michelle @ Serendipity Salon and Spa
Makeup: Bridesmaid Carly Mayer
Florist: Wenfei Uva from Seaberry Farm
Gown designer/retailer: Watters from Juliana’s in Rochester
Jewelry: Engagement rings and bands custom designed by Barbara Oliver
A big thank you to my incredible assistant Frankie Cerquetti!
One Friday afternoon I met Casey and Jack right after they tied the knot at the Annapolis Courthouse to go on a portrait session adventure! They are seriously one of the sweetest couples I have ever met! It had been raining off and on all day making the earth beautifully saturated with color. It was such a joy to photograph their love in Historic Downtown Annapolis. Here are some of my favorites from their session!
Paige and Matt’s wedding was warm with country love! Paige and Matt are two kind souls who decided to get married at one of their favorite parks, Gunpowder Falls, and then had a stunning reception at the DeJon Vineyard. Paige’s cousin is very talented with woodworking and made the arbor for the ceremony. Her aunts and cousins put together the centerpieces for the reception, wood slabs and all. All the mason jars, old windows, and rustic decorations her and Matt found around our farm in basements and old barns and cleaned up for the wedding! These two are so madly in love!! Here are my favorites from Paige and Matt’s wedding story!
Hair: Renaissance Day Spa
Makeup: Renaissance Day Spa
Florist:Milk Barrel Flower arrangements by Cora Connell, Blossom to Blossom
DJ/Band: Phillip McKnight and Band (ceremony)
Reception DJ’s -Dance Master’s Entertainment
Gown designer/retailer: Amanda Ritchey Bridal
Wedding Cake or Dessert: Prigel Family Creamery
Sarah Connell-Sprigg (cake)
All stationary and invitations made by bride and groom
Arbor made by Matt Prigel (cousin of bride)
Also, A big thank you to my super awesome second shooter Frankie Cerquetti!
Happy Monday! This past weekend was filled with so much joy and love! On Friday I photographed Casey and Jack’s courthouse wedding portraits. We roamed around downtown Annapolis and celebrated their love with some images! The earth was so rich and saturated with color because of the rain. Then I zipped away to Virginia to photograph Kevin and Julie’s stunning day! Their wedding was held at Julie’s parent’s beautiful farm property. You guys are going to freak out when you see all of the hard work Julie put into her big day! I can not wait to share more!
Hello everyone! I am so excited to share Sophie and John’s bohemian beach wedding at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation! Sophie and her friends made so many DIY pieces for the wedding, including the flowers. Sophie and John’s day was filled with sweet smiles, amazing weather, and lots and lots of love! Here are some of my favorites from their day.
These are the vendors that made this day possible:
Hair: Behind the Veil
Makeup: Behind the Veil
Florist: DIY by Sophie and her friends!
Caterer: Saucy Salamander
Gown designer/retailer: Paloma Blanca – Bridal’s by Elena
Invitations: Seaside Paperie (Sophie’s sister Chelsea)
Videographer: Madeline Maddock Good and Erica Matson
Wedding Cake or Dessert: Whole foods and Sophie’s Mom, Liz
and a big Thank You to my assistant Frankie!
Last September I started on a project with one of my best friends Frankie that would change my life. We had the privilege to make a documentary about The Samaritan Women Ministry (TSW), an organization that is operating a transitional residence program for women recovering from trauma and trafficking which emphasizes life-rebuilding and reconciliation. TSW is also leading a state-wide social justice initiative against human trafficking. During the process of making the documentary we interviewed various staff members and volunteers from TSW including Amanda and Nick. When I met Amanda last September, she was a single woman pursuing her passion for social justice. Later we met Nick, a volunteer who gave up everything to inform the world about human trafficking. They starting dating while we were still making the film. When Amanda called me and asked me to be her photographer for her August wedding I was literally in tears. They tied the knot on the The Samaritan Women property where they first met and fell in love! These two ran towards their passions and towards God and found each other in the midst. I feel completely honored to share some of my favorite images from their wedding day!
Here is the tale of the Seafarer’s Daughter (Amanda’s Dad was in the Navy) and the Star-gazer’s Son (Nick’s dad works for NASA) :
Hair: Angela Soto of Lucky 3 Studio
Make-up: Kimmy Gonzalez
Planner/Day of Coordinator: Lindsay Hocker of Simply Perfect Events
DJ/Band: Pedro Gonzalez
Caterer: Beefalo Bos
Gown designer: Maya Couture
Jewelry: Stella & Dot
Invitations/ Menus: PaperDolls Designs
Videographer: Frankie Films
Wedding Cake: Minted Sweets
Also check out Frankie’s sneak peek video of Amanda’s wedding HERE!
Last Friday I woke up early to meet Mike and Jenn for a sunrise session at Great Falls Park in Potomac, Maryland. There is nothing like cool crisp morning air. Jenn and Mike are so madly in love! Their portrait story near the babbling falls and jade green forest was true perfection. Here are some of my favorite from their session.
Hello! I am often asked what gear I use for my images. Today I wanted to share what equipment I bring to all of my weddings and portrait sessions!
I am a Canon girl who only shoots with prime lenses. Most of my gear was purchased on Amazon or B&H Photo. The Canon 100L is great for beautiful ring shots and shooting details.This lens is one of my favorites. Canon’s 135L is so stinking sharp. This lens is fantastic during ceremonies. The Canon 50L is a classic. Beautiful portraits and an all around solid lens. Ok so this may be my favorite lens. Canon’s TS-E 45mm allows me to create stunning artistic images. I love playing with planes of focus in my work. Canon’s 35L is a great wide-angle lens. It is pretty tact sharp and the colors it produces are always pleasing. I use this for wide shots and on the dance floor.
The Canon 5D Mark II is my back-up camera. The Canon 5D Mark III is an amazing camera! The colors it produces are stunning and it is an upgrade from the 5D Mark II in so many ways. I use a Canon 600 EX-TR Speedlite and a Blot battery pack for my on-camera flash system. I love this Jack by Jill-e designs leather rolling camera bag. It goes with my everywhere and holds all of my gear!
I use both Lexar and Sandisk 16 GB CF cards inside a super sturdy Pelican case. These Neewer video lights are easy to use. They help add an extra pop of light when needed.