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Stories From Behind The Lens

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

Six things to remember as we start our second year of the global pandemic. Nobody knew that this time last year that we were about to face a world-wise crisis. It forced us to change plans and adapt. In 2021, as I write this, vaccine roll-out has begun and the promise of “normal” is tantalizing […]

February 20, 2021

A woman in a pink dress is hugged from behind and he kisses her on the forehead.

Having deja vu? Me too- but in a great way! I was just here a few weeks ago for Meghan and Tom’s engagement session. However, the sessions feel so different because in the fall, the leaves change so quickly so everything looks different even two weeks apart. What I love but also hate is their […]

November 16, 2020

A couple in cozy fall sweaters snuggle on a bench inside a gazebo on a gorgeous fall morning

I’ll be honest, I was worried we weren’t going to get any fall color for Meghan and Tom’s engagement session. We were going to go to downtown Annapolis but a storm came in a few days prior and took all the leaves. But her friend lives right by Quiet Waters Park and did some scouting […]

November 10, 2020

A man in a blue shirt hugs his fiance from behind. She laughs.

This was a once a year session. We sessions carefully, we watch the weather and sometimes adjust accordingly. In the fall we time our sessions to the leaves. We do everything we can to have perfect light and scenery. And sometimes we get magic. The light in the first few images is rare. Its buttery […]

November 7, 2020

A couple kiss as fall leaves swirl around

Anne and Carter might just be one of the sweetest couples I’ve met. No surprise because they found me through the recommendation of another photographer, Lindsey Ann, who herself is one of the kindest people I know. They had a done a few photos with her earlier in their engagement session, so they were total […]

November 1, 2020

A bride cuddles against her groom next to a fence in her backyard

Brianna and I went to College together and I was so excited to see when she got engaged. I was more excited when she reached out to say that they were going to plan a pandemic micro-wedding in their backyard in the suburbs near DC. I think Briana has a career in wedding planning should […]

October 20, 2020

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