science, japanese gardens, and lots of love…chicago style.
kathy + ulisses are getting married! in mexico! and there’s going to be a tequila donkey! but wait, im getting ahead of myself…
kathy + ulisses are engaged! and they are loving life in chicago — enjoying being in the same city together and planning their awesome celebration south of the border. chicago was the first stop on my recent trek across the country, and i had so much fun hanging out with them, from margaritas + karaoke the night before, to the wine tasting after our session, it was a great weekend! kathy + ulisses are a fabulous + fun couple — they have great chemistry and share an incredible sense of humor. we spent the afternoon exploring the museum of science + industry and wandering through the japanese gardens behind the museum — the site of the 1893 world fair. i had yet another fabulous time shooting in chicago, and i am so happy kathy + ulisses chose me to be their photographer — i cannot wait until they tie the knot — enjoy!
sam + kelly :: engaged! :: university of maryland, college park.
i was absolutely thrilled when kelly wrote to tell me she + sam were engaged — he popped the question just weeks after kristi + jon’s awesome wedding where kelly was a bridesmaid! even more awesome, kelly is kristi’s younger sister — so fun! kelly + kristi (like most sisters) are similar in some ways, but very different in others. they are both gorgeous blondes and totally in love, with incredible, positive energy. however, while kristi + jon are total hams in front of the camera, kelly + sam are much more mellow (dare i say, camera shy?) — in fact, when i went back to look for pics of them at kristi + jon’s wedding i only had one photo of sam from the entire night! it was great to see them again, and i loved getting to know them better during our session.
they met and fell in love a few years ago while attending the university of maryland — they worked together at the performing arts center (which is how they first met) and so we started our session in the theatre. it was very cool to have all access to such a unique spot, and with so much meaning! from there we ran all over campus, chasing the sun and visiting some of their favorite spots — the mall + fountain, the sun dial, jim henson’s statue, the famed bronze testudo, and even a topiary version of the beloved mascot. it was a gorgeous summer evening and i’m so very excited for this fabulous couple!
a huge congrats to kelly + sam — enjoy!
summer love & secret gardens.
adel + max are engaged! i am *so* happy they asked me to photograph them in and around their neighborhood in dc! we met at meridian hill park (a favorite of mine for its striking architecture!) and i fell in love with both of them immediately. they are so cute and so happy and so absolutely perfect together! i loved getting to know them and learning about their relationship and wedding plans! technically we already met at a wedding i shot last may — they are good friends with one of my all-time favorite couples kathleen + jerry — so fun!
i had a great time with them wandering down random alleys and shooting at some of their fave spots along U street, but by far the coolest part was visiting the temple community garden where adel has a gorgeous plot! she grows flowers and vegetables alongside other dc residents behind the scottish rite temple — an absolute hidden gem! such a neat idea, and an amazing spot to shoot! love!
adel + max — you rock!
cask ales, frat houses, and lucky river horses.
michael mary + stephen are back on the blog! woo! last december we commemorated their engagement with a save-the-date mini-session and just a few weeks ago we got together again for a full engagement session – visiting churchkey (where stephen works + where they got engaged!) and the GW university campus where they fell in love. it was great seeing them again, catching up, and even chatting about stephen’s cousin ashley’s upcoming wedding (i love this family!!) – too much fun!
this was actually my first time on campus and GW was a fantastic place to shoot! we canvased the grounds, passing through the main square, stopping by stephen’s frat house, and of course visited the iconic river horse (hippo!) for some fun photos with the lucky mascot. michael mary + stephen — you are a delight, and your love truly shines — i hope to photograph you many more times!
beagle makes three.
ashley + keith are engaged!
they are getting married next summer in new jersey, but wanted to commemorate their engagement here, at one of their favorite places to spend time together – great falls. they also decided to include their spunky little beagle, emma, who was delightful! and so cute!
i loved spending the afternoon with ashley + keith and am so happy and excited for them!
…and a little extra love for emma ;)
sunshine of your love.
krystin + gill are getting married! (…in two weeks – woo!)
i absolutely *love* this couple and i am thrilled to be able to capture their energy + love! their engagement session in dc was so much fun – the late afternoon light was unreal and krystin + gill are undeniably radiant. from the streets of dupont to the rooftops overlooking the city, their love simply shone. i am so excited and honored to be documenting their wedding this month and can’t wait to see them again!
cheers to krystin + gill!
this year’s love.
rebecca + christine are engaged!
chris proposed earlier this year in middle of the crazy blizzard and becca emailed me the very next day! i was thrilled to hear the news and couldn’t wait to meet them after hearing their story…becca and chris were as exuberant and fun as i imagined and i absolutely *loved* our session. i had a fantastic time getting to know them while strolling through a myriad of DC’s neighborhoods to capture photos in some of their favorite spots.
congrats + enjoy!