the journal

Stories From Behind The Lens

Alex and Logans wedding put all vendor relationships to the test. In fact they are practically the case study of why it is so important to trust the people you hire. The forecast for the day included the dreaded R word- rain. However it called for off an on showers. No biggie. I got the […]

July 1, 2021

My friend Alexandra sent me a message asking if I had an August date open for a wedding. Her friends Laura and Phil were returning to Maryland to get married and needed a photographer. She promised “You’re going to like them. They are really cool and sweet.” That was probably the most accurate description of […]

June 29, 2021

When picking where to do Emily and Erica’s engagement session I wracked my brain. We knew we wanted something a hair formal, something with both greenery and columns- and then it hit me. Let’s go back to where it all began for all three of us; our University, Notre Dame of Maryland. Emily and I […]

June 28, 2021

I’ve lived in Maryland almost my whole life so my favorite thing is when couples take me to places I haven’t been. When you’re in Annapolis, looking at the water you’ll notice 3 larger metal towers – that is the park we went to. Brent runs through the park all the time and it has […]

June 27, 2021

I got to start mothers day off on a great foot with a multi generational Mother’s day session. Rhoni and Jeremy just welcomed their baby boy 2 short months ago. New babies are always a great excuse to update family portraits. Rhoni made it extra special by inviting her parents to join us. There is […]

June 3, 2021

This year’s senior sessions are already feeling a little different than last year. Most of the year was spent online but the big senior moments like prom and graduation have been figured out. And of course, nothing dampens the excitement of preparing for college. Madeline is graduating form the Academy of the Holy Cross and […]

May 28, 2021

I’ll admit we got off to a rough foot. For the first time ever, we showed up to our chosen location and it was closed. We both checked the hours but for whatever reason-gates were locked. This is why I schedule extra time in our sessions. We did some quick googling in a parking lot […]

May 25, 2021

Katie and Mick are impressive people. They planned a wedding during a pandemic while simultaneously planning a move to England- yes the country across the Atlantic. This meant their wedding was also a farewell party. And oh boy was it a party. But let’s backup. I really loved how family oriented this wedding was. Katie […]

May 18, 2021

Jenna and Forrest’s Jerusalem Mill’s Engagement session was soft and romantic and tail wagging fun! Jenna and I talked through many different options for their session. We talked through outfits but in the end they decided they wanted to have their session earlier as opposed to later. They are getting married next October so I […]

May 11, 2021

A leitmotif or leitmotiv is a short, recurring musical phrase associated with a particular person, place, or idea. Citation I first hear about leitmotifs while watching some behind-the-scenes features on Inside Out (I love Pixar movies) a week before Kristen and Brett’s session. The director was talking about the leitmotif they wrote for when happy memories are created, and the […]

May 7, 2021


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