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

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’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

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