Bethesda Engagement Session | Courtney & Jimmy

There’s not much sweeter than photographing high school sweethearts, until you’ve photographed high school sweet hearts who you actually went to high school with! Recently, I captured Courtney and Jimmy’s Bethesda engagement session and it could not have been better. These two were total pro’s at being in front of the camera, their doggies joined in on a few photos, and at the end it got really cold – but they braved the weather and it was great! I can’t wait to capture their upcoming wedding in South Carolina! Check out a preview at their engagement session 🙂 ps. THOSE […]

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Before and After: Wedding Photography Edits

A lot of people have a misconception that most of the work a wedding photographer does is at a wedding. It would make sense if that were the case, but it’s not. A better title for the job could be Marketer-Communicator-Planner-Therapist-Photographer-Editor-Giver. This blog post is going to be about the “Editor” part of the job. Another misconception people have is that the photos I deliver are the photos straight out of the camera. While as a photographer the photos straight out of camera are technically very good and the composition is right (we hope), they aren’t always as colorful or […]

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Cool Maryland Engagement Session Locations

“Where should we do our engagement session?” is a question I get asked a lot (and can’t always answer perfectly). Typically, I suggest doing a session at a location that is near and dear to your relationship or someplace you’ve always wanted to explore! I would love for couples to embrace what makes them happy and incorporate that into photos – whether they’re the couple that loves to hike, the couple that loves to eat, the couple that loves to stay in and watch Netflix, or the couple that loves to go to breweries. (Or, like, whatever else). I do […]

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Why I Offer Complimentary Engagement Sessions

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Engagement

Engagement photo shoots are some of my favorite sessions. They tend to be low-key, in a fun location, and I get to work with awesome people. Part of my wedding package is to offer complimentary engagement sessions to all of the couples who book me for their wedding day! This session is an hour long opportunity with SO much to offer both the couple and me, the photographer. There are SO many reasons why I offer complimentary engagement sessions, and I’d like to share three of them. These sessions give me the chance to get to know my couples! This […]

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Winter Engagement Session: Tips and Tricks

As I type this it is sleeting out and has been between the temperatures of like 7 – 20 degrees out the last week or so. I hate it. The cold is the worst. And I’m tempted to respond to the topic of “winter engagement session tips and trips” with a big ole “DON’T. DO. IT.” But that would be counter intuitive to me typing in the first place. So here are just a few tips and tricks for having a successful winter engagement session. Location. Opt for a place that is EXTRA wintery. Think mountains, tree farms, snowy fields, or downtown […]

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DC Engagement Session Locations

Choosing from all the DC engagement session locations can be tricky. There is so much in the city that can be the perfect backdrop! You want somewhere that has diversity, because while posing and composition and lighting will help give you variety, you don’t want your engagement session location to be lacking. Here are 3 of my favorite DC engagement session locations! Georgetown/Waterfront Georgetown is so beautiful and perfectly mixes the cute city life, wonderful brick (in multitudes of color), with the natural. The waterfront overlooks the Potomac and then there are great spots along Wisconsin and M street that have […]

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Chesapeake Bay Foundation Engagement | Sarah & Tom

This Chesapeake Bay Foundation engagement session was simply beautiful. Not only were Sarah and Tom so wonderful to work with, but they picked an incredible night. The weather has been so confusing lately, but the night of this session was absolutely peak beautiful weather! These two are the type of couple who love to be on the water, on their boat, and with their friends and family. So it makes perfect sense that they wanted to do their session by the water! So we met up in Annapolis and had a good time chatting, learning more about each other, and taking some […]

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Crabby Engagement Session | Jane & Brian

What a crabby engagement session this was! Not even making a play on words here my friends. This was definitely a first for me, and absolutely so much fun. Jane and Brian originally were planning to have their engagement session in the heart of a town that they love so much, Bethesda, MD. Upon further inspection, they decided they wanted something a tad more private. Jane reached out with the wonderful idea to have their session on their rooftop, maybe have Brian grill something, buy a dozen crabs, grab a couple of beers, and eat. When someone asks you if you want […]

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Georgetown Engagement Session | Kait & Chris

What a perfect night it was for Kait and Chris’ Georgetown engagement session! These two could not have been more fun to photograph and walk through Georgetown with (and I mean like actually walk all the way through it, sorry). Back when we were dweeby little high schoolers (maybe even middle schoolers), Chris and I met at a family friend’s house. There was some sort of party happening, I believe it had something to do with high school graduation or summer or who knows what. It was a long time ago. I could go on and on about embarrassing stories from hanging […]

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DC Monuments Engagement | Colin & Katie

Growing up in Maryland, I visited the DC monuments regularly. Living in DC now, I see the monuments almost daily. You know how when something is so normal you sometimes take them for granted? Being a photographer and having the opportunity to photograph DC monuments engagement sessions makes me appreciate how lucky I am to have these gorgeous works of history and architecture in my backyard. When Katie & Colin first booked me, we started planning their engagement session for the fall. Fall in DC is beautiful, but this year it has been quite weird and hot and the leaves […]

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