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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

2 parents look at their daughter eating her 1st birthday cupcake

You may recognize Sam. She second shoots with Meghan and myself. I also assisted Meghan in photographing her wedding two years ago. And now her sweet baby girl is a full year old! In two seconds you’ll see why Sam and I get along so well. We both have, (what my husband calls) “vision”. I […]

April 2, 2021

A woman in a bathing suit sits in shallow blue water on a beach. She looks to the right.

It’s March 1st 2021 which means everyone in the next few weeks is about to hit a one year milestone since the pandemic started. March 13th is that date for me. That was the day our office closed. But before that, in what is the most amazing stroke of luck, we took a vacation! I […]

March 1, 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

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

A young couple sits on the floor of their empty apartment surrounded by a few boxes. They are eating pizza, drinking beer, and laughing.

Alex and I work together as graphic designers and have become good friends over the years. We have also been talking houses with each other. When I took these photos back in late June, Alex and Azad were living in an apartment and were ending their lease to move in with Azad’s parents to prepare […]

January 3, 2021

An engagement ring on a simple background

This the big question so many couples are wrestling with right now. In order to answer it, I find it helpful to ask a few other questions in order to identify what are your values in your wedding. What is the current state of safety? Safety is always first. If numbers are rising or new […]

January 2, 2021

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