Archive for 'Fall'





I always get excited when a new client emails me wanting to set up a session. I love even more when people who have crossed my path in my life at some point, regardless of keeping in contact or just Facebook friends, contact me to set up a session! Niki is one of those people. We were in the clarinet section for a few years (until I switched to the brass section) in our TU Marching Band days, and we were friendly then. Fast forward many years later… Niki met Andrew. I remember seeing on Facebook her gushing over her new man, and I knew there was something special there. So you can probably picture my face when I saw an inquiry from Niki for a session to celebrate her and Andrew’s two year anniversary. Uhh… YEAH! This couple is not only down to earth, but some of the goofy and hilarious and loving couples I know. I loved watching Niki sign to Andrew, him signing back and her cracking up after his response. It’s those little things no matter how you can communicate, that makes a relationship special. Plus, their dog Dakota!! She was so sweet and just LOVED being in front of my lens. I’m sure if that dog had hair, she would be flipping it like a model cause she knows she’s pretty! It was great to reconnect with Niki and meet the guy who swept her off her feet! I had a BLAST during our session and know you will be show casing your lovely images in your new home together!


I loved watching them signing to each other!


Their dog Dakota was the SWEETEST dog ever! She loved sitting with my assistant while we were shooting around Federal Hill.



What can I say, I am so excited that my sister and her fiance Colin are going to get married next year!!! It’s a long time coming for sure and their wedding will be a blast. Alexis and Colin asked me if I can shoot their engagement session in their new home in Calvert County and I was honored! Besides finding beautiful corn fields and a private beach off the river, they had something else in store they wanted me to photograph… a color paint fight!! I have always wanted to photograph a color fight, and who better to do this with then them. 🙂 Lucky for us we were able to capture the whole session right before it started to rain!

It was great to watch them spend time together since they have been living a long distance relationship for over two years, and finally able to capture some great moments for them.




They wanted to show off their boots for the save the dates since their wedding is taking place at a barn. I can’t wait to get our save the date magnet in the mail soon!




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Colin loves his truck, and it can go in the water. So of course we had to get a photo with them in the water… with the truck.


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 This fall I had the pleasure of photographing one of my favorite returning families. I’ve been photographing the Kemery’s since Hunter was born a couple of years ago, and he has turned into one energetic boy! They wanted to go to the park to let Hunter play and grab some nice family photos. We had fun playing all over the playground, read a book and played some baseball. This family is about to be a family of four in February, so it was nice to see them together before the new addition arrives.

I love these types of sessions, because it captures the day to day love, fun and energy. The photographs gives you a visual memory way down the road, where you can picture and hear the laughter of the kids, the wind from the trees and the smile your partner gives you when you have a moment alone. That’s why I love lifestyle sessions. It captures love. It captures happiness. It captures LIFE.

Hunter LOVES to play with me every time I see him. As much as I love to play with him, it gives me a challenge to photograph him with his parents. Just a few photo examples of the “Run and Hug!!” and “Itsies!” (pulls me around to go look at ants.). Even with the challenge Hunter or any kid gives me, I seriously wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world. 🙂



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