the journal

Stories From Behind The Lens

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

Kim and I planned their engagement session very quickly. Tam travels a lot and we had a small window to work with while he was in town, and she wanted flowers and the first spring flowers were already in full bloom. Luckily Sherwood Garden in Baltimore had us covered for the flowers. I know the […]

May 5, 2021

A groom and bride hold hands under the arch of their white church

Anne and Carter have fun distinction of being my first wedding of 2021 and if their wedding is any read on the coming year we are in for a lot of beauty, and truly heartfelt moments. Anne and her girls got ready at their reception venue, Overhills Mansion. There was something about the historic manor […]

May 1, 2021

A man in a grey suit hugs his beautiful girl who is in a pink silk dress

Micah and Mark were an absolute delight to photograph. Micah and I went to college together at Notre Dame of Maryland. If you think she looks familiar, you are right. She was the maid of honor at Kara and Andrew’s wedding (can see their wedding here). I saw there was a handsome young man with […]

April 27, 2021

A couple stand on a shallow beach. She is in an orange knee length dress and he is in a tan sweater and jeans. They hold hands.

Katie and Mick have a lot going on in their lives. They are planning an out of state wedding, while planning an international move AND managing this during a pandemic. They are amazing. They reached out few months ago because I photographed another wedding at Mick’s parent’s home. They had recently gotten engaged but because […]

April 9, 2021

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