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The Bookshelf Chronicles: Pt. One

May 8, 2020

Last year I did a monthly reading series on my blog, sharing what I had read the previous month and a little mini book review for each read. When it came time for 2020, I knew I wanted to still share what I’ve been reading, but I wanted to do it a little differently. It […]

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For the Bride: Timing Portraits

May 1, 2020

One of the main questions I receive from brides all the time is: how much time do we need for portraits? The answer is actually pretty simple but I want to break it down a little first and explain a few things. First, when we speak of “portraits” on a wedding day, there are three […]

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For Brides

Fairmount Horticulture Center Wedding|| Philadelphia 2nd Shooting

April 29, 2020

Last October I was able to second shoot for Casey from Casey Crowe Taylor Photography. Casey is such a talent photographer and sweet woman and I had a fabulous time working for her. She was also generous enough to let me blog my images from Jillian and Tommy’s wedding. Jillian and Tommy were in married […]

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Weddings

Alvarez Family

April 27, 2020

Right before Covid hit and everything was shut down, I was able to visit one of my favorite families. Kelsey & Anthony are some of my closest friends and it has been an absolute joy to photograph their love over their years. (You can check out their engagement session here and their wedding here). I […]

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Portraits

Chocolate Croissants || Covid Baking

April 24, 2020

Baking has had a special place in my heart since I was young. (Probably because I love to eat all things sweet and chocolatey). I actually used to think I was going to grow up and own my own bakery someday haha. Since starting to eat healthier a year and a half ago, most of […]

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Personal

Quarantine Life || March & April

April 20, 2020

Where do I even begin? This past month has been so very strange. While our family is not officially “quarantined”, we have been obeying the stay-at-home order and in fact, besides going to the park for walks, I haven’t been anywhere at all since this started. On one hand, our day-to-day life hasn’t changed drastically: […]

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Personal

Tessa & Zack || Lake Kittamaqundi Engagement Session

March 13, 2020

Earlier this week I met up with Tessa & Zack on one of the most beautiful days we’ve had so far this year. It was an absolutely perfect evening for an engagement session and I am so glad it worked out this way. Tessa & Zack are two goofy, sweet, and beautiful humans and I […]

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Engagements

Emerald Farm NC Wedding || Jess & Benjamin

February 28, 2020

I have been looking forward to this wedding for months because Jess was one of my closest friends in high school and I have not seen her or her family since they moved to North Carolina several years ago. This wedding was also particularly special because Jess’s older sister, Rebecca, was the very second bride […]

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Weddings

Meredith & Romeo || An Old Ellicott City Engagement Session

February 21, 2020

Earlier this week I met up with Meredith & Romeo in Old Ellicott City for their engagement session. We had absolutely beautiful weather, sunny and 50 degrees and we had a grand time walking around the main street of what might be the cutest historic town in Maryland. (To be fair, I haven’t been to […]

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Engagements

Patricia & Mike || A Pittsburgh Winter Engagement Session

February 14, 2020

My second engagement session last weekend took place in downtown Pittsburgh in the gardens and parks outside Phipps Botanical Garden. Our original plan was to go inside Phipps, but their strict photography policies meant a change of plans, but honestly, I am in love with how these turned out! Pittsburgh had just received it’s first […]

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Engagements

Kelsey & Zach ||A McConnells Mill Winter Engagement Session

February 12, 2020

I drove out to Pittsburgh last weekend for a baby shower for one of my dearest friends and while out there I was able to meet up with two of my Pittsburgh couples and shoot their engagement photos. First up on Friday was Kelsey & Zach! We met at McConnells Mill State Park because it […]

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Engagements

Monthly Reading Roundup: December Edition

January 16, 2020

|| MARCH || APRIL || JUNE || JULY || AUGUST || SEPTEMBER || OCTOBER & NOVEMBER || Hey friends! Here is my final Reading Roundup post for 2019! In December, I only read three books because despite my wedding season finally slowing down, I was actually super busy creating the website and preparing for the […]

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Behind the Scenes 2019

January 11, 2020

I am SO excited to share this post with you because this is the first year that I’ve had enough behind the scenes (BTS) photos to make a separate blog post for them! This year I made a concentrated effort to have more BTS photos and video clips taken to share on my Instagram story […]

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The Best of 2019 Weddings

January 9, 2020

Welp, it’s well over a week into January and I am just now getting around to publishing my end of the year recap. But better late than never, right??? This is my 8th year doing this and while I won’t link to every year if you want to see my favorite images from my first […]

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Weddings

Maggie & Seth ||A New England Christmas Wedding

December 31, 2019

Maggie & Seth’s New England wedding was straight out of a Hallmark Christmas movie and it could not have been a more perfect end to my 2019 wedding season. Maggie and Seth met at Franciscan University and fell in love in the spring of 2016. Their relationship is firmly rooted in the Lord and their […]

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