This past winter has been long. Cold, windy, snow, and icy. Finally this past Monday we got hit by Spring. I’m so relieved because I’m really sensitive to seasonal depression, and I really needed this change. Obviously I had to take some photos to document this nice change in season…
Hi All! Downtime is over and my 2014 season is kicking into gear! After 2 months of nearly radio silence you’ll be seeing a lot more coming to the blog in the next few months! I’m happy to introduce to you Katie & Sam! This is my first shoot of 2014, and an adorable one it was! This cute couple are high school sweethearts and are also cat lovers. When Katie sent me a photo of their cat who happens to be Meow’s (my kitty) twin, I knew we’d be a great fit! We met at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, VA, and let me tell you the weather was NOT cooperating! Not only was it a gloomy overcast with a 50% chance of thunderstorms, but it was windy too. Luckily it was 65+ degrees to make up for it! These 2 were such good sports in putting up with waiting for the wind to die down between shots, and dodging the occasional drizzle. The weather meant we had the gardens all to ourselves though! We had a great time exploring and hanging out with the Canadian geese that visited with us as we walked around, and of course their love shone brightly to make up for the dreariness of the weather! Katie has such a great smile, and Sam is so clearly head over heels for her, and I just love how they look at each other! After Meadowlark we made a quick stop at a parking garage in Reston Town Center, and boy did these two rock it! Their outfits were perfectly coordinated and the red accents made for some romantic shots! Enjoy browsing through my favorites! Can’t wait for their wedding this September!
I’m so excited to announce that I’ve designed, ordered, and received my first sample album! I was so excited when I found out they come in leather boxes! So great for keeping it well stored and protected for many years :). These albums are all handcrafted, which I love. It makes me feel good knowing that my albums were made by a person who put their heart and soul into it, not a machine. Wedding albums are meant to be precious family heirlooms that you will look at 20 years from now and vividly remember the moments of your wedding. Investing in an album is a sure-fire way to always have a beautiful memento to represent the most special day in your marriage. Many years after the memories of your wedding have faded, albums meant to withstand the test of time will bring them to life again. These albums are made with high quality card stock, so the pages will never fade, and the images printed on them will always look as vibrant as they did on the day of your wedding! So…without further ado, check out my sample album from Madera Books Can’t wait to order more of these for my clients!
HAPPY 2014! I hope everyone had a great start to the New Year Today I wanted to blog my best shots of 2013! I had some great second shooting opportunities this past year, and am finally booking some of my own weddings! Second shooting the past year and half has been a fabulous way for me to get some real field experience with weddings, and next year I will be focusing mainly on my own work! I’m pleased to announce that I have booked 4 weddings for 2014 already and am actively working towards more! I had a personal goal of booking 6 for 2014, and having already booked 4, I am optimistic I will meet it soon, if not exceed it! I’m so grateful to all the photography Facebook groups I belong to. The communities of photographers have been instrumental in the start up of my business, and I’m so grateful to have found them.
Here are some of my favorite images from my photography adventures in 2013!
I had the privilege of meeting Sarah & Christian last weekend, and am so excited to share their engagement photos with you! This lovely couple met at UVA and Sarah is now in grad school in Florida and Christian is stationed in Georgia. Their wedding venue is Main Street Station and I LOVE how we were shooting in the same place they will be married in next June! Shooting 75% indoors is not my usual practice, but that does not mean I am opposed to trying new things! Main Street Station has amazing architecture on the interior and the exterior. I really enjoyed being able to capture them in a place that meant so much to them :). Christian was GREAT at pointing out spots he liked around the station. I loved that as it made my job super easy! It was pouring rain outside, so that was a bummer, but in the end, the photos we did get outside turned out amazing!! Thank goodness my camera is weather sealed! Enjoy!
Happy 2014! Today I wanted to share my favorite detail shots from 2013! I’ll be sharing an engagement shoot with you all next week followed by my Best of 2013 Wedding and Portrait Shots! Enjoy!