It is time to share my first engagement session of 2019! I met Sarah and Brian through The Knot and had the most fortunate opportunity to meet in person over coffee. We chatted all things wedding related and later, all things engagement session. They may have been the bravest clients I’ve ever had enduring the coldest temps […]

Weddings

January 23, 2019

Sarah and Brian’s Engagement Session in DC

One heart and one soul… This sums up the feeling I get when I think about Alison and Tyler’s union – the first wedding that I have captured in 2019.  January 5th will remain a day that the couple and their families remember as Alison and Tyler said “I do.” This sweet couple stand out […]

Weddings

January 13, 2019

A January Ft. Belvoir Wedding

Heartfelt Congratulations are in order for Whitney and Sean as they celebrated their wedding amongst their closest friends and family members Wednesday 1/9/2019. Their intimate wedding was hosted in the most perfect setting at Columbia Fire House in Old Town Alexandria, VA.  But before I jump into the couple’s wedding celebration details, I should introduce you to […]

Weddings

January 12, 2019

Whitney and Sean’s Wedding Celebration

As it is high engagement season, I thought I would write a short blog post to promote venue wins and usher in the wedding contracts for 2019! This is certainly an exciting time with prospective brides and grooms deciding on their ideal venue! We can partner together during this planning period— for the win! Here […]

Weddings

January 11, 2019

Wins for your Venue

You hear the saying all the time, that a picture is worth a thousand words. It’s no doubt absolutely true for your wedding day- a day full of such love and wonder, special moments and the most amazing deep emotions that you could ever imagine (and often do imagine for days/months/years leading up to your […]

Weddings

January 11, 2019

Simple ways to maximize your wedding photography investment

Elissa Purdy and Bobby Hatala – Congratulations guys! From your meeting on that 100F day in Blacksburg about 4ish years ago to now, your love story has been unfolding in a beautiful way! Rumor has it, Bobby had his eye on this lovely, smart, kind, intelligent, fun young lady for LONG before he worked up […]

Weddings

January 7, 2019

Elissa and Bobby, Wed in the great city of DC, 12/29/2018

Have I introduced the man of my dreams?!  Soooo… almost 20 years ago this guy showed up in my dreams. True story! I dreamt I was in Oklahoma ((where I used to live from age 10-15 as an Army brat and my dad was stationed at Ft. Sill, OK)) and there was a big storm […]

Personal

December 10, 2018

The man of my dreams… literally

Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too.” Goethe. Commitment is a powerful word and an even more powerful concept. It’s not a word I use lightly and it’s a […]

Weddings

December 10, 2018

The latest and greatest news, here first!

When Dana and Nathan contacted me to shoot their wedding at the Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, MD,  I was super excited. I had shot an engagement session back in the spring and just fell in love with the gardens. And then I met Dana and Nathan and fell in love with this fun and zany couple! […]

Weddings

December 10, 2018

Dana And Nathan’s wedding At Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, MD

What a lovely “destination” wedding for Chris and Breellen at the Birkby House took place over Veterans Day Weekend! I’ve been eager to reflect on this wedding and share some of the highlights! Breellen and Chris go together like… well, like all the cliche’ things I can say (but won’t!) Their bond and unity is evident. […]

Weddings

December 10, 2018

Chris and Breellen Birkby House Wedding

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