the journal

Stories From Behind The Lens

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

A woman in a white dress and man in a blue shirt dance in front of a red brick building with blue doors in Fells Point Baltimore

I met Danielle and Steven, at the beginning of the year. As we met at a Panera, we joked- I’m sure this Covid thing won’t be a big deal. Now in October, we have seen the full life span of it- the super scary of April, the relative calm of the summer and now the […]

October 17, 2020

A cute couple walk playfully together on the dock of the Baltimore Canton waterfront

I know that Kayla and William’s engagement session is in the Fall but there was something about this sunrise session that felt a lot like spring. There was the cool breeze but the temperature was warm and a bright sun. I think Kayla’s second outfit also contributed to that spring vibe. We walked along the […]

October 11, 2020

A bride and groom smile at each other, noses almost touching while the veil floats around them

I returned to Silo Falls Manor for the third time this year and for the third time, I was gifted the most beautiful weather. Bright warm sun, but this time with that lovely fall breeze. This is why Fall weddings in Maryland are the most popular – everyone wants the day Tia and Michael had. […]

September 27, 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


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