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Becca & Cassin Sherwood Forest

Engagement Photographers in Maryland

There are some session locations that feel straight out of a movie. Becca and Cassin's engagement happens to be one of those! Not only did they choose a sentimental location (Cassin's and his mom moved to Sherwood when Cassin was in high school), but they also picked one that is so friggin' gorgeous! Sherwood Forest is a community unlike any other. It's kind of like stepping back in time. There's summer living cabins, camp activities, their own postal service. It's truly idyllic. So knowing that this is also where Becca and Cassin are getting married, we did a [secret] little happy dance :P. Something important about Becca and Cassin: they are extremely easy-going. They were a little nervous before we started the session, but, man, their total relaxed nature made it easy to jump in and feel comfortable. They had fun with the poses, with each other, and NEVER showed those nerves. I kind of also attribute the lack of nerves to the golf cart ride chats between spots. We all got to know each other as individuals a bit better, which naturally will create a very comfy environment.  We cannot wait until September when we get to see these two again and celebrate their wedding. It's going to be a gorgeous day. I maybe, kind of, a little bit was freaking out when we got to peek through the windows of the ceremony and reception space. SO PRETTY! I have small problem containing my "too much" gene...

Tori & Mason Kinder Farm Park

Engagement Photographers in Maryland

I. Am. Beyond. Obsessed! Tori and Mason's session at Kinder Farm Park is easily one of my favorites. Not only are these two friggin' cute together, but Tori is also one of my dearest friends. We've known each other since high school, which, for those of you who require numbers, is 10+ years. It's always such an honor to photograph any couple's wedding, but when it's friend's, there's a little extra magic involved. We absolutely adore Mason and Tori. They fit together so incredibly well, and it's no surprise that they are each other's match. There's something about the two of them that just makes you feel really comfortable. You can see it clearly in the photos, they are people you want and need to be friends with.  Their story is unique with the two of them meeting because of a study that Tori was conducting for grad school on twins (Mason and his brother were one..two? of her subjects). What followed were very long date nights and loads of romantic comedy moments. If it sounds like a movie that's because it should be, haha! There's going to be nothing better than seeing these two on their wedding day and witnessing one of their biggest moments together. Shawn and I are honored to be their photographers, but we're even more honored to know Tori and Mason, and call them friends. UGH! I've got to save some of this sap for the wedding blog! Enjoy their Kinder Farm Park...

Rachel & Jake Rock Creek Park

Engagement Photographers in Maryland

I am so excited to share Rachel and Jake's engagement session! In June we met up at Rock Creek Park in Washington DC for a gorgeous evening. This park is so cool. There's so many different mill areas, hidden monuments, and a beautiful river. It's an amazing spot that I'm really happy Rachel and Jake introduced us to.  We have been looking forward to meeting Rachel and Jake for months. We actually had an earlier session date scheduled, but with the crazy weather of Maryland, it got pushed back. Thankfully, the end of June was much better with its rain and we were able to FINALLY meet. These two are as sweet and kind as we imagined they would be. They are so easy to chat with! Strolling around Rock Creek Park with them we got to know them so much better, which as everyone knows, is the reason we love engagement shoots! Now that we are in the wedding month for Rachel and Jake, I am so happy to share their engagement session and kick up the celebrating to a new level! This time next week, Rachel and Jake will be Mr. & Mrs. and I for one, cannot wait! Cheers to the wedding countdown <3. Enjoy their Rock Creek Park Engagement ...

At Home Engagement Sweetness in Essex, Maryland

Krystle & David

If you aren't sure if you want an engagement session, I urge you to keep reading this post. Eventually the words will turn into photos, which should sell you completely. Krystle and David's session is LITERALLY what I love about engagement sessions. They had fun ideas, a clear vision, and dove right in. There was a comfort level right from the start that really made this shoot fantastic. It helped that they chose such a special location: their home in Essex!  There are seriously not enough adjectives to describe Krystle and David's relationship. There aren't even enough to describe them as individuals. They are one of a kind! The way these two snuggle together and fit so neatly into each other's arm just...AH! It makes me eyes tear up. Seeing a love like their's is like watching the last 5 minutes of romantic comedy, you feel every ounce of happy emotion and really excited for the future. The best part of Krystle and David's movie, though? They are real and we get to celebrate them in person, haha!  Not only do these two feel like friends already, but their day is shaping up to be spectacular. It's important to note that I'm not just saying that because they gave us two bottles of DELICIOUS wine, haha! Krystle and David put so much thought into their engagement session. They made sure it reflected both of them, and all of the love they have for one another. David is...

Kinder Farm Engagement Complete with Rain

Andy & Arthur

What do I love about engagement sessions? Well, many things that I have already mentioned dozens of times. But what do I love about THIS session? Oh man. To start, I love that even with the threat of rain, Andy and Arthur went ahead with their session. They didn't hesitate about it at all. Second, they picked the gorgeous Kinder Farm Park, which is always a favorite for us. Lastly, THEY ARE SO FLIPPIN' ADORABLE!  They both were mentioning at our first meeting that they aren't photo people. They feel they look awkward, which is so insane I can't even. The second they stepped in front of the camera, they were giggling and snuggling up to each other. Andy and Arthur are total naturals! I'm now thinking that they were just tricking us about their photo history. There's no way that these two could ever be described as awkward. We had a blast wandering around Kinder Farm with them. They were up for any pose, or location we suggested and they made every single section of the park their own. We can't adore these two more! We are in the final days leading up to their Manor House at Commonwealth wedding, and we cannot be any more excited. It's going to be a stunning day that matches their gorgeous romance. We have something really unique planned in lieu of a first look or first touch. I'm so giddy about it! This is what we love most about Andy and...

Waterfalls and Love at Patapsco Valley Park Engagement

Emily & Jake

Holy cows and wows, am I obsessed! Emily and Jake's engagement session at Patapsco Valley Park is one for the books! Not only are there beautiful waterfalls, but their dog, Roscoe, makes an appearance. Seriously a model in his own right, this pupper steals the show, haha! I am SO happy when a couple wants to include their pets in a session. When Emily asked if it was okay to bring Roscoe, I almost jumped out of my chair saying "yes!". If you don't know by now, I'm a big dog lover, haha! Engagement sessions are one of my favorite parts of photography. Not only do you get to meet and chat with people, but you also get to see them at a very unique time in their relationship. Getting the chance to photograph those giggly and giddy moments is something I adore seeing. Witnessing a little bit of Emily and Jake's connection just made the time spent with them that much more fantastic.  These three were up for any adventure during their session, which makes sense since they hike often. We went for a small trek up a mountain, fought a crowd of people for prime waterfall real estate, even stopped off the side of the road for photos. Their images are some of my absolute favorites because Emily and Jake (and Roscoe) were up for it all!  We cannot wait to celebrate Emily and Jake! If their engagement session was any sort of...

Sunrise and DC Architecture Engagement

Leni & Danny

Oh my goodness - BEST! Leni and Danny's engagement session gives me so much inspiration. Even though it's been about a month since their shoot, I cannot get enough of these two. We covered every beautiful spot in Washington DC and I can keep thanking these two for getting up early! Sunrise is not entirely my favorite time of day. I'm usually either finishing up work or snoozing when the sun decides to come up. However, for an engagement shoot of Leni and Danny's caliber, I'm up and dressed 2 hours before go time. These two are the reason I say sunrise is a great time for photos. They are up for adventure, exploring, and suggesting places for us photograph. Not to mention, the way they look at each other is next level adorable! Leni and Danny COMPLETELY made our morning amazing! I feel like over the time that we all spent together, we really got to know each other a little better. We got to hear stories of their energetic puppy, get the inside scoop on things to see in DC, and we got to hear the story of Danny's proposal to Leni. Danny's advice: If you don't have a photographer available to photograph the moment, sneak a sticky note onto your phone explaining your plans to get on one knee, then find a millennial to snap away. Genius! You get to have all the beauty of the surrounding area without having to worry about someone camping out...

Washington, D.C. Tidal Basin Sunrise Engagement

Michelle & Arby

There hasn't been too many glorious, gorgeous days this summer. There's been a few, but not enough. It's been so humid that sometimes it's hard to breathe. However, that all changed for Michelle and Arby's engagement session. On the morning of their session, it was breezy, sunny, and cool. It was honestly the most perfect morning to be out and about at the Tidal Basin. Every second spent outside was enjoyable and - for once this summer - we didn't leave a session needing to tap into our spare clothes that we keep in the trunk :P.  This will be the 6,403,692 time I say this, but it rings true all the time: make your engagement session location special! Michelle and Arby chose the Tidal Basin for their engagement because it was where Arby asked Michelle to be his wife. They were surrounded by cherry blossoms and the cool spring air. There wasn't another place for their session to take place at because the Tidal Basin WAS it. It's such a sentimental place for these two. So when they mentioned they were interested in doing their session there, I was immediately on board. We also don't get to do too many sessions in DC, so a change of scenery was very welcomed :P.  Getting to spend the morning both of them was so great. They are easy to chat with and, um, REAL adorable. They just look at each other and start giggling. If that doesn't...

Flower Heaven Engagement at Butterbee Farm

Christine & Neville

Last Monday, we had the pleasure of meeting up with Christine and Neville at Butterbee Farm. This special spot provides wedding florists and couples with locally grown flowers, and they also allow engagement sessions to take place on the property (with permission). Butterbee Farm has made my list of really awesome places! The weather, on the other hand, was looking a bit not ideal. We weren't really sure what the evening was going to be. Luckily for us, the rain held off and we were able to completely explore this beautiful farm.  We were so excited to be at Butterbee Farm, it was our only choice for the session. I had met Christine during a Local Color Flowers event at the beginning of the month. As it turns out, both Christine and I were interested in doing an engagement session at Butterbee Farm. We had chatted with the owner of the farm, Laura Beth, at two different time. We sort of eavesdropped on each others conversation, which is how we found our joint love and decided to exchange information. The incredible thing about Butterbee Farm is that the blooms change week-to-week. You can never guarantee what will be on display, but it's always sure to be fabulous. During our session, we discovered a whole row of huge sunflowers. We all were pretty excited for those! There was so much greatness to check out at the this beautiful location. Every turn there was something new and interesting to check out...