the journal

Stories From Behind The Lens

African American man in a navy suit stands with a beautiful Indian woman in a blush dress. She is wearing a long veil, carrying a beautiful bouquet of flowers. They are standing outside on a patio, guest chairs infront of them and large florals behind them.

As we hit April, and more and more weddings were either canceling, postponing or downsizing to an elopement/micro-wedding, Katharine of Everything But the Vows and I started talking. We both run our businesses part time but with full time heart. We wanted to do a styled shoot to show couples how to have a stunning […]

January 4, 2021

Family vacation photosession on Hawaii

One of the best perks (or hazards) of traveling with a photographer is they document the trip and of course will ask you to do a photography session on a beach with lava stones and palm trees. Thank goodness I was traveling with Chris and Tawny. No one is more comfortable in front of the […]

December 14, 2020

Black Sand Beach in Hawaii

At the end of our first week, we packed our bags and headed to the airport. It felt like vacation had come to an end- and a week would have been a great vacation. Instead we got off our plane barely 35 minutes later on the Big Island and it gelt like vacation got started […]

December 13, 2020

Sunset at the North Shore Oahu

Chris and Tawny are professional travelers and have documented their trips on their blog, Captain and Clark. Ryan met Chris while doing a Semester at Sea program in college. Through his stories I felt like I already knew them before our wedding and I was so excited to spend more time with them in Hawaii- […]

December 12, 2020

This week marks the one year anniversary of our trip to Hawaii which has its roots in an off handed comment I made to Ryan’s good friends Chris and Tawny during our wedding week. Tawny grew up on Oahu, and living in Washington, they go regularly to the islands. I remarked “Let us know the […]

December 11, 2020

A couple stand, holding hands in front of Cromwell Valley Park's barn

Alexa and Logan are one of the sweetest couples I’ve ever met. They also definitely deserve a date night! They have the sweetest baby girl at home and a new born in a pandemic AND wedding planning is a lot! This is why I offer a free engagement session to every wedding couple. I want […]

September 22, 2020

Bride and groom cuddle

In some ways, a tent in a backyard feels like the most timeless of all weddings! And in a pandemic, it certainly is the safest option! Lindsey and Scott are one of those couples that compliment each other so perfectly. Scott is absolutely a guys-guy. He is a Baltimore Police officer, a little serious until […]

September 20, 2020

Mary Ellen and her family were the winners of the 2019 Christmas Bazaar giveaway at St Francis in Fulton MD. We waited until early summer because they welcomed a beautiful daughter, Olive. We started on the docks of Centennial Park. Porter liked the ducks and pointing them out to us. Pointing out his new sister…well […]

September 14, 2020

A family a four sit on rocks with a sunlit tree behind them

When Kellie emailed me to set up family photos she remarked how the last full family portrait they had was when their boys were in elementary school. Now they were teenagers! Amazing how fast life moves! I met them at their home and we walked to the park behind their home. I know photos are […]

August 24, 2020

Boordy Vineyards Proposal

When I met Tim at Boordy’s a few days before the proposal, he mentioned Rachel was annoyed that he left the house on a rare day off to run errands. She had no idea he was picking up her ring after we picked the perfect proposal spot. The day of I got there early. I […]

August 11, 2020


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