Baltimore Engagement Session | Geoff and Lauren

Lauren and Geoff said I do at Seven Springs in Virginia, but live in Baltimore so they wanted to show off their home. We wound up with a session that ended up being half sun-scortched and half industrial and it fits Baltimore perfect. We started in their house, visited a few of their favorite bars, hung out with their doggo, Jerry, and watched the sunset from their favorite evening walk spots.

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Brooklyn Wedding Photographer | Allie and Rob | Greenpoint Loft Wedding

Brooklyn Wedding Photographer. Greenpoint Loft Wedding Photographer. Freaking BADASS New York City Wedding Photographer.
Literally all phrases and words and things I have been wanting to say forever.
As long as I can think.

Shooting a Greenpoint Loft Wedding and being a Brooklyn Wedding Photographer has literally been on the top of my bucketlist since I started this little business and when Allie and Rob sent me a message asking me to just shoot their Washington DC Engagement session before they moved to New York… and I found out where their wedding was happening… I may or may not have dropped a little hint mentioning that I travel for weddings.
I’m just stoked they decided to go for it and I got to be a part of this day. Not only was the wedding amazing… but as a couple… they are the most fun. Like I would like to hang out with them on the daily… if I could. Or we could just re-do this wedding again. That would be cool.

With a ceremony in a classic, beautiful church… a parade through the streets of Brooklyn… and a rager dance party reception at Greenpoint Loft…
I literally could not lower down the amount of photos in this post.
I love the amount of love and laughter and happiness I feel looking through these.
Here are just SOME of my favorites.

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VENDOR LOVE
Wedding Planning | The Privilege Is Mine
Bridal Attire | WTOO by Watters at RK Bridal
Bridal Accessories | Olive + Piper | Sam Edelman
Bridesmaid Attire | Azazie
Groom + Groomsmen Attire | Generation Tux
Rings | Brilliant Earth | Noemie | Crawford Jewelry
Hair and Makeup | Pin It Up & Pout
Ceremony Venue | Saint Anthony’s Catholic Church
Officiate | Father Kavungal Davy
Floral Design | Rosewood Productions- Susan Margolis
Reception Location | Greenpoint Loft
Band | Black Tie Brass
DJ | DJ Ben Boylan
Catering | Creative Foods Catering
Cake | Luckybird Bakes
Lighting | Universal Light & Sound
Decor & Rentals | Hidden Barn
Favors | Greenpoint Trading Co.
Second Shooter | Misty Prewitt | Misty Saves the Day

Virginia Beach Maternity Photographer | Corey + Sydney

I shot Corey and Sydney’s wedding what feels like forever ago… so I was super excited when they asked me to be their Virginia Beach Maternity Photographer. They’re the coolest and I knew they would be the best parents. We started at the Cavalier Hotel, headed through the ViBe Creative District, and ended with a few on the beach…. because when you drive down to VB from Richmond… you should take a few on the beach.

I actually really love shooting maternity portraits. I don’t get the tap that often… but I’d REALLY love to shoot more of them… this way. I just happen to think that you don’t have to do all that much different than regular portraits… which for some reason… doesn’t feel like what most people think they should be. I take the exact same approach as I would to an engagement session or any other couples’ session… except sometimes I’ll probably make you guys touch your belly. It’s still documenting your love… and your personalities… and your relationship… and it’s all on the brink of it changing. It’s a pretty special time in your relationship and your lives and I think it should be real and happy and celebrated… and it doesn’t have to be overly-posed or awkawrd or forced if you don’t want it to be. I think your kid would be happy someday to look back on photos and see their parents laughing and being the cool-as-shit humans you are. If you’re looking for a Virginia Beach Maternity Photographer… and you want something a little more relaxed and that feels like you… give me a shout!

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Chesapeake Bay Beach Club Wedding Photographer | Danielle and Michael

Danielle and Michael wanted their wedding to feel like a destination wedding, but not require their guests to travel very far, and with that thought in mind I got to be their Chesapeake Bay Beach Club Wedding Photographer. I love the Eastern Shore and actually have spent some of my favorite vacations on it’s beaches… and I happen to have a super soft spot for the Chesapeake Bay… so I’ll always be excited anytime I get to combine all of those things into one wedding. Danielle got ready in these newly open little bungalows at the resort and the guys got ready in the main hotel also located on the property. And with a short golf cart ride down the road, they were married next to bay on a bright, sunny (hot) day. I loved their whole wedding’s feel… from the palm leaves and greenery to the bright white flowers and black dresses… and the giant dance party. Who doesn’t love a good dance party?

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VENDOR LOVE
Venue | Chesapeake Bay Beach Club + Inn
Chesapeake Bay Beach Club Wedding Photographer | Valerie Demo
Bridal Attire | Liancarlo purchased at Elizabeth Johns
Groom’s Attire | Men’s Warehouse
Rings | Golden Nugget
MUA | Beke Beauty
Hair | Alyssa Gallen
Officiate | Monsignor Dougherty
Ceremony Musician | Ryan Corcoran
Floral Design | Steelcut Flowers
DJ | DJ Smooth PA
Papergoods | Minted

Alternative Charlottesville Wedding Photographer | Keith and Bridget | Lewis Catherine House Wedding

Lewis Catherine House | Afton, Virginia | Alternative Charlottesville Wedding Photographer

I’m not even sure where to start with this one. Bridget and Keith live in Hampton Roads but wanted to have a mountain wedding.
They found the Lewis Catherine House on Airbnb and carted a bunch of rad vendors from the 757 up to Afton, Virginia. Since I live in Virginia Beach, but don’t shoot here very often, it was great to finally work with some of my favorite friendors again. AND BRIDGET’S DRESS! Seriously, I gasped and might have done some sort of weird jig when I saw it. It’s literally my embroidered, colorful, sparrow-covered dream of a gown. The entire day was SUPER relaxed, SUPER laid-back, and just full of fun.

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VENDOR LOVE
Wedding Planning | Cherry Blossom Planning Factory
Venue | Lewis Catherine House
Bridal Attire | Saiid Kobeisy
Groom + Bridal Party Attire | Men’s Warehouse, JCrew, Express, David’s Bridal
Custom Rings | Lorak Jewelry
Floral Design | Studio Posy
Hair and Makeup | Darling and Dapper
Catering | Harpers Table
Bakery | Hummingbird Macrons
Tent Rental | Skyline Tent Company
DJ | Lord Thomas
Musicians | Jacki Paolella

Boathouse at Rocketts Landing Wedding Photographer | Hannah + Travis | Richmond Wedding Photographer

Boathouse at Rocketts Landing Wedding Photographer | Richmond, Virginia 

Hannah and Travis had a Boathouse at Rocketts Landing wedding.
While they live in DC, where we shot their engagement session, they actually got married in Richmond because they fell in love with the venue when they found it. I can’t argue with them on that point.
I’m always a sucker for an industrial location… and give me water and a cityscape backdrop and you can’t get much better.

It was super windy and a little rainy… but the weather held off and they got to get married outside next to the river.
They wanted a focus on documentary wedding photography… so I made sure to try and capture lots of images of little moments…
like the guys enjoying a drink at Stone before the wedding… or their guests watching the Capitals playoff game and Travis swinging a playoff towel around on the dance floor.
(For the record… I’ll never argue with getting to watch my Caps play WHILE I’m working a wedding.)
Thanks for trusting me with your memories and allowing me to be your Rocketts Landing Wedding Photographer.

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VENDOR LOVE
Venue | The Boathouse at Rockett’s Landing
Bridal Attire | BHLDN
Hair and Makeup | FBJ Weddings
Floral Design | DIY
Cake + Desserts | Shindigz
Band | The Significant Others

Tony + Caroline | Creative DC Engagement Session

Tony + Caroline: Engaged | Lifestyle Engagement Session | Creative DC Engagement Session

I always jump at the chance for a creative DC engagement session.
So what if it’s a little rainy? Let’s take a walk around your neighborhood.
Let’s get coffee at your favorite spot.
Let’s show off your house and why you love your neighborhood.

We started Caroline and Tony’s Engagement Session off in their home.
We just hung out on their couch and played a few ditties on the piano…
walked around near their home and scoped out some of their favorite mural spots…
grabbed a cup of coffee and finished up on their bikes.
(Because they LOVE their bikes.)

Engagement sessions don’t have to be over-thought-out or complicated.
You. Your Person. In your places.
Done and done.


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