Shari & Adam – Sugarloaf Mountain Engagement Photography



If I had one word to describe this session, it would be “buggy.” Ha! But beautiful. Definitely beautiful. We watched probably the most gorgeous sunset I’ve seen all year and checked out some pretty incredible views. (All the while swatting away hoards of gnats, dodging stink bugs, and clearing the area of crickets.) But insects aside, Adam and Shari were adorable with each other and somehow able to channel their love and affection despite the obstacles! And what an important skill to have for their future together.

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Mary Jo & Bill – Mount Vernon Virginia Engagement Photography



Bill got stuck in traffic on the way to the shoot, so Mary Jo and I had some extra time to get to know each other better over a drink at the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant. We chatted about life, travel, and relationships and I felt like we were old friends by the time Bill showed up! I absolutely love these two together, and the easy way they have of enjoying each other’s company. So much laughter and snuggles make for the best photos!2017-10-06_0007

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Kristin & Juan – Mount Jackson Virginia Engagement Photography



It’s been probably at least eight years since I’ve seen her, but Kristin gave me a big hug when I met her and Juan for their engagement photos and it was like no time had passed at all. She’s the sister of a very dear friend of mine (hi Ted!) and I’ve always been in awe of her ability to turn strangers into friends and make anyone and everyone feel special.  And it’s not like she asks questions and makes conversation just to fill the silence, she actually cares! It was my first time meeting Juan but he seems like such a great match for Kristin with his easy-going demeanor and kind heart. We explored Meems Bottom Covered Bridge in Mount Jackson, Virginia, and ended up sharing a bottle of wine and watching the sunset at Wolf Gap Winery, where the owner was so accommodating and lovely. It was an afternoon of smiles and good people, and I left even more excited about taking part in Juan and Kristin’s wedding day!

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Gaby & Matt – Georgetown Engagement Photography



Gaby & Matt sweat it out with me on a lovely but hot afternoon last week in Georgetown. None of us realized until showing up that the canals didn’t have any water in them (oops) so we just wandered around town and found all the best pockets of light instead. These two are cute and natural together, thus the smiles happened easily. AND! the added bonus of this session was learning all about clam digging (Matt’s new hobby) which I think is pretty awesome.

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Kaitlin & Jon – Terrapin Beach Park Engagement Photography



What a great sunset! I felt like I was at the perfect place to watch it at Terrapin Beach Park, and with some awesome people who kept me laughing throughout our shoot. Kaitlin is one of these people you can’t help but like, and immediately feel like you’ve known for longer than you actually have. Jon is notoriously not a fan of having his photo taken, but he could not have been nicer about it, and patiently indulged me and all my oddball ideas. Kaitlin told a funny story about how she knew something was up when Jon was about to propose simply because he was the one to suggest they take a photo together! But seriously, I had so much fun with these two (and their adorable dog Maddie and dog wrangler/friend Alison) and come on, how could I not in a setting this gorgeous?!

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Sarah & Dave – Jefferson Memorial DC Cherry Blossom Engagement



It’s cherry blossom season again, guys! Although I don’t know what blooms are actually left out there after our “snow.” But Sarah and Dave got their session in just before everything froze, and we scrounged up a couple of early blossoms and combined it with sunrise at the Jefferson for a truly beautiful morning. These two told me repeatedly how awkward they are to photograph, but I think I proved them wrong! :)

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Lily & Craig – Baltimore Engagement Photography



Lily and Craig picked the coldest and windiest day of the year for their engagement shoot. But it’s when conditions are terrible but smiles abound anyway that I know they are a good match! I loved their positive attitudes and welcoming spirits. I really felt like I’ve known them for a long time. Plus Criag and Lily are hilarious… for example, Lily invented a hashtag for our time together – #crailmily. So catchy, right? It will probably be trending soon. ;-) 2017-02-19_0011

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Marisa & Adam – Baltimore Maryland Engagement Photography



Marisa & Adam were incredibly warm and welcoming, despite our chilly 7:30 am meet time. We did some fun pictures in the lobby of their apartment building, then headed out to the farmer’s market, which was already bustling at 8:30am (who are these people who get up so early?! haha), then finished up in Federal Hill by the AVAM. I loved getting to see these guys interact in their home environment, and truly am so excited for their wedding next year! 2016-11-20_0015

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Tori & Sean – Savage Mill Engagement Photography



Tori and Sean were so pleasant and interesting to talk to, and walking around Savage Mill with them on a gorgeous November morning was really lovely. Not to mention, their red hair was awesome against the fall leaves! They were so patient with my attempts to get everything just right and making them crawl over rocks and brush and hide in the woods. It’s not easy being a model!

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Kelly & Mike – Patapsco State Park Maryland Engagement Photography



It was a gorgeous Sunday afternoon at Patapsco, and Kelly and Mike were serious model material with their expert cuddles and great chemistry. I had so much fun chatting about Greece and practicing the two Greek words I could remember from my trip there a couple of years ago. Haha. ευχαριστώ, guys!

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