Monthly Archives: September 2012

Maryland Love

September 28th, 2012

Growing up, I always dreamed of moving away from Maryland.  In fact, until about two years ago, I still had those dreams.  Don’t we all?  Then something funny happened.  We became surrounded by family and dear friends and with new eyes we started seeing the beauty in the place we once swore we would never stay.

Sessions like this one just remind me how much I love this “home”.

Deanna grew up in Damascus, MD and Brian is from Annapolis.  They are the quintessential Maryland couple…down-to-earth…laid-back…and they show up wearing boat shoes.  I love them for it.

Thank you for such a fun evening Deanna and Brian!  Can’t wait to see you married next year!

Much Maryland Love,



September 27th, 2012

Remember yesterday when I said I was tired before vacation and had just one more session to “get through”… well this was the session.

Just a peek and clearly worth it.  Absolutely adore these two.

See the full-post tomorrow…



Pajamas on the Beach

September 26th, 2012

We piled into the car on Sunday afternoon.  It was packed to the brim.  In between bathing suits and sand toys, my computer was wrapped and belted with a tiny promise that I would only do work if I had time.  If you are struggling to understand what wedding season and mini season look like to a photographer…you just need to know this…An hour after pulling out of the driveway, we stopped on the other side of the bridge to meet one of my sweet couples and squeeze just one more session in.

Finally, by 7PM, with the sun finally down over my favorite bay, I found myself tucking my camera away.  I closed my eyes to the sound of my husband telling me how awesome I had just been at what I love to do.  I was happy to have had a great session with two people I adore, but admittedly I was even happier to hear the promises of the beach streaming towards me.

The next morning we awoke to a giggling girl, a puppy eager to run and a Nonna (my mom) ready for the beach.  Aaaaaa…vacation.

Over the next few days my mom would wake-up early with Adalynn…toss her into the stroller  and head with “La-La” to the beach.  Sean and I would stumble back to bed and wake hours later to a salty, sandy little girl and a puppy ready for a nap.

Through out the week, I was able to keep my tiny promise.  Family was always the first priority.  Sean and I are blessed to have lives where we get to make sure that happens and certainly, on a long overdue family vacation, we did. Work came a far distant second.  It happened, work that is…but in tiny productive increments.  My mind enjoyed the break…my creative energy…a slow recharge.

On the ride home, I surfed through photos and longed to be going back.  Time flew between conversations over coffee, homemade fudge and trips to the local book-store.  A week later…I still am wishing my toes were in the sand and Adalynn’s giggles were rivaling the sound of the seagulls. There is nothing better for your soul then spending time with people you love, seeing the ocean and certainly nothing better than wearing pajamas on the beach.

Enjoy your Wednesday everyone.






Heading Out…

September 16th, 2012

I am heading out for the week.  Yes…the week.  My husband and I are off to Matapeake Beach for a sweet engagement session before trekking down to the shore for a little family time.

The past three weeks have been a little bit crazy … think 15 mini session, 4 engagement session a wedding and a newborn…phew.   My mind is spinning from it all, but my heart is still so full.

My trusty computer will be headed with me, but this trip has been planned for months with the knowledge it would be a much needed breather during this busy time so work will be limited to editing.

Of course before I go…I just had to post a little preview of these two.  Sarah and Zach are two of my favorite people in the world and I couldn’t be happier for their love.

More about them later, but it’s off to the shore for now.

Have a great week everyone!



Beautiful Love

September 14th, 2012


You don’t love a woman because she is beautiful, she is beautiful because you love her.

Natalie and Mark grew up in the same church.  They have a sweet dog.  They smile…A LOT.

There are about 800 things that warm my heart about these two.  Mostly though…it is the way they make each other smile.

I am so excited to capture their love next year at Black Ankle Vineyards (<-Where Sean and I were married:)

Thank you for such a fun evening and for letting me be a part of this time!



Birthday Girl!

September 13th, 2012

The only reason God didnt make us sisters is because one mom couldn’t handle us both.


It’s no secret….we have too much fun together.  Just ask our clients…or husbands… Whether we are shooting… shopping with my one year old and her 4 month old…or swapping kids so we can go to client meetings… it is ALWAYS an adventure.

And today happens to be her BIRTHDAY!

Happy Birthday sweet Nikki!  I hope this coming year is full of blessings and I am so thankful to have you in my life!




A Woman’s World

September 10th, 2012

I am still flying high from the all of the fun of this weekend.  I am also sitting with my feet propped up…the quintessential symptom that you are suffering a super amazing photography hangover.

This weekend was packed full of engagement sessions, mini shoots, gorgeous women, lots of make-up and beautiful things.  Of course Nicolle from Libby Lane Press was in on the fun.

If you are interested in getting the inside scoop on all the new things we are up to designed specifically for women and girls…please contact me at 

Happy Monday everyone!



PS- A special thanks to Jackie of  Primrose & Co. for Nicolle’s make-up and styling xoxo



Playing Pretty

September 5th, 2012

There are so many things I love about these shoots.  People like to call it boudoir, but in the words of Sue Bryce “I don’t take pictures of bums”.  It’s not glamour photography (insert 80’s 90’s mall studios)…it’s just pretty.

Some people do them for their husbands and some people do them just because.  Regardless, everyone walks away feeling pampered and empowered.

I worked with Primrose & Co on make-up and styling for this shoot.  Thanks to Katie for letting me show-off a little bit of the fun we had.

You rocked it girl.



Just a peek…

September 4th, 2012

Styling: Primrose & Co.

I am working on some super fun new things right now.  So I thought I would share a little peek for those who might not have seen it over the weekend on my Facebook page. 

I am so excited for the fall season ahead.

Happy Labor Day everyone…enjoy that Pumpkin Latte you have been waiting for!