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The First Look: Stories From Real Couples

June 21, 2021

Over the past few years, I have had more and more couples choose to do a First Look and they all have had such amazing experiences that I decided to ask a few of them to share their experience with all of you! While I can explain all the benefits of a First Look and […]

For Brides

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Amy & Andy || Patapsco State Park MD Engagement Session

June 16, 2021

Ok you guys, this is the LAST shoot from 2020 that I haven’t shared with you yet!! It’s only taken me six months into 2021 to get this up but you know what, better is late than never, right? Alright, enough about me, this post is all about Amy and Andy and I am so […]

Engagements

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Kateri & Patrick || Champagne & Blush New Orleans Wedding

June 5, 2021

Picture a gorgeous bride and groom under sprawling mossy oak trees, surrounded by their best friends (the boys looking dashing in their navy suits and floral ties and the girls looking like models in their satin champagne dresses), dancing to the distant jazz music and laughing despite the humid southern heat and you’ve got a […]

Weddings

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Monthly Faves: May 2021

June 1, 2021

|| April 2021 || Happy June 1st! Wow, I can’t believe we are already into June! I feel like as soon as wedding season hits, time just flies by at lightning speed. This past month I jumped headfirst into wedding season with four weddings in four different states (welcome to my normal busy season life […]

Monthly Faves, Personal

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Paola & Matt || Vibrant Washington DC Spring Wedding

May 28, 2021

Terracotta, pink, and white with pops of yellow and red made up the perfect vibrant spring wedding color palette. Add in the full bloom rose gardens at the Franciscan Monastery, a perfect sunny day, a gorgeous Mass, an epic reception and you get the magical combination that was Paola and Matt’s wedding.  Paola and Matt […]

Weddings

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Lynn & John || Immaculata Engagement Session

May 19, 2021

Y’all. This is the final fall engagement session I have left to share! Phew. I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to catch up on these but I am so glad I made the effort to share them because they all deserved their time being showcased on my blog! Lynn and John are two […]

Engagements

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Abby & Alex || Classic Old Town Alexandria Wedding

May 17, 2021

Old Town Alexandria is known for its classy, upscale historic neighborhoods and cobblestone streets. And everything about Abby and Alex’s wedding day fit Old Town perfectly. From their classic color scheme of burgundy and navy with accents of blush and gold, to Abby’s timeless dress and elegant updo, to the historic Church of St. Rita’s […]

Weddings

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Kody & Chris || Grand Hall Dayton Wedding

May 6, 2021

On May 1st, the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker, Kody and Chris were married in the beautiful church of Our Lady of the Rosary in Dayton Ohio. It was the perfect temperature and weather for the first wedding in May and the entire day was surrounded with so much joy and grace. Everything about […]

Weddings

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Monthly Faves: April 2021

April 30, 2021

If you have been following me for several years, you might remember that I used to do monthly reading blog posts where I would share mini book reviews on all the books I had read that month. That series was fun while it lasted, but it slowly petered out (partially because I’m not reading quite […]

Monthly Faves, Personal

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Annie & Ryan || Raccoon Creek Engagement Session

April 28, 2021

At the peak of last October’s glorious fall colors, I met up with Annie and Ryan at Raccoon Creek State Park. I have photographed many engagement sessions at this particular park over the years but Annie and Ryan were the first couple to bring a canoe with them. We saved the canoe photos until near […]

Engagements

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Abby & Alex || Old Ellicott City Engagement Session

April 23, 2021

Right after this past Christmas, I met up with Abby and Alex to photograph their engagement session in downtown Old Ellicott City, MD. I have photographed a couple engagement sessions in this cute little historic town and it is such a fun location. Being there right after Christmas meant this little town was decked out […]

Engagements

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Kody & Chris || Raccoon Creek Engagement Session

April 20, 2021

Kody & Chris met on Catholic Match three years ago and their mutual love for Christ & the Catholic Faith, the Traditional Latin Mass, hiking and traveling quickly drew them together. I photographed their engagement session last October and I had a great time getting to know them and exploring Raccoon Creek Park with them. […]

Engagements

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Emily & David || Jewel Toned April Wedding

April 16, 2021

Brightly colored jewel tones, tiny bee charms, little jars of honey, gorgeous florals, and white flowering trees all came together to create a stunning backdrop for Emily and David’s April wedding. It’s been several years since I’ve photographed an April wedding (I was supposed to do several last April, but of course those got moved) […]

Weddings

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Easter Brunch & April Flowers

April 9, 2021

I was in college when I first discovered my love for hosting. Each year that I stayed at Franciscan for Easter, I would host a big brunch with my roommates for our other friends. It became a tradition of sorts and I thrived in the role of hostess every year. I think one of the […]

Personal

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Emily & David || Steubenville Ohio Engagement Session

April 7, 2021

Remember when I said I was going to start posting all the engagement sessions from last Fall? Well life got a little busy again and once again I fell behind with blogging. But Emily and David are getting married this coming Saturday so I figured I had to share their engagement session with you all […]

Engagements

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