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A Foxhill Park Sunset Engagement Session

Erin & Chris

Last Wednesday, Shawn and I traveled to Foxhill Park in Bowie for Erin and Chris's engagement session. Shawn and I were so excited to meet up with Erin and Chris along with Chris's sons, Carson and Reece. Erin and I had been texting back and forth leading up to their session, so I already felt like we already knew each other. As an added bonus and making us love them even more, they got us a bottle of wine as a gift! How friggin' sweet?!  My favorite part of their engagement shoot is it doubling as a family session. Involving Chris's sons really made the evening extra special. Carson and Reece added a lot of laughs to the photos as they heckled Erin and Chris from afar, hahah! But seriously, these boys are so well behaved and kind. It was amazing getting to meet them and see their excitement for their dad and Erin's big day. It's important to note that this was our first time at this location and, oh my goodness, what a hidden gem! There's such an old world charm to this park with a stone bridge and towering trees. I seriously felt like we accidentally traveled to Ireland for a second. On top of all of that, the park is pretty small, so it is incredibly easy to navigate around. Everyone needs to check this park out!  Before the evening ended, there was a quick outfit change and a stop at the baseball field...

Jerusalem Mill Engagement Session

Melissa & JJ's Spotlight!

The day is finally here! Melissa and JJ's wedding has arrived. Last Fall, we met up with Melissa and JJ at the always beautiful Jerusalem Mill. We made sure to get there early to beat the crowd, and we were lucky enough to catch some morning fog. It was so wonderful seeing these two and hanging out for the morning. Anyone that gets up at sunrise for their session wins so many respect points from us, haha! The fall morning at Jerusalem Mill was a perfect atmosphere for Melissa and JJ's session. The red barn, the ruins, and the river all offered a unique vibe to the session. I loved how rustic, but modern their engagement felt. Not to mention, adding in a couple that is really, really fun pushes the session to a whole new level. From the very moment we kicked off the shoot, Melissa and JJ were smiling and having a good time. Is there anything better than a cool location and a great couple? I don't think so! As we get ready to head out to Melissa and JJ's wedding at Liriodendron Mansion, I am overcome with joy. If I have to guess how the day will go, the only word I can think of is: flawless. I think their day is going to be very heart-felt and beautiful. They have a terrific relationship, and their love for one another will shape this day into everything they ever dreamed of. Ahh! Shawn and I cannot wait...

Susquehanna State Park Engagement

Jillian & Robbie's Spotlight

It's wedding time! I cannot believe that it is Jillian and Robbie's big day tomorrow. It seriously feels like yesterday when we met up at Susquehanna State Park for their engagement session. In actuality, their session was way back in October, haha! I don't know where the time has gone, but I'm really happy it's finally here. That said, it's not really wedding time until I revisit their engagement in a spotlight post! The thing I loved the most about their engagement was the incredibly special spot they chose. Susquehanna State Park is a place that is familiar to these two. They are so attached to it, Robbie actually proposed in the park, with a photographer in the bushes capturing it all. When Jillian and I were first emailing, she sent me the proposal photo, and it was in that moment I fell for these two. They are 100% the sweetest pair, and it shows in everything they do together! From beautiful fields to gorgeous water front, Susquehanna has it all. Wandering around the park with Jillian and Robbie, it became obvious why they love it. The park is amazing, and they even have some old railroad tracks going right through it. I'm going to anxiously awaiting our next visit, haha! I already know their day is going to be memorable. They are exchanging vows at the Liriodendron Mansion, which is breath-taking. Witnessing their day is going to be a dream come true. Jillian and Robbie are wonderful...

An Unbelievable Annapolis Engagement Session

Christa & Grant

There's something special about sunrise engagement sessions! I don't know if it's the way the world looks or what, but sunrise may be my new favorite photo time. Everything seems so soft and airy. Pair that with the Annapolis waterfront and - my goodness - it's Heaven! I think it's safe to say that Christa and Grant are phenomenal. Not only did they drive an hour for their session, but they were so full of energy for their engagement. They had no problems walking around Downtown Annapolis just exploring. The best part is that they were just as amped over cute doors as I am, haha! The true test of a BCP couple is being excited over interesting buildings and cobblestone ❤️. Every second of the morning spent with Christa and Grant was fun. Interestingly, they had never been to Annapolis before, so Shawn and I also got to be mini tour guides. We took them around Ego Alley, Main Street, the State House. We even saw Larry Hogan out in his yard walking - our very own Maryland celebrity sighting 😛. I'm so glad that Christa and Grant were staying in Annapolis for a little bit after the session, because it's so full of amazing things to see. One thing that is easy to say about these two is how they have such a wonderful spirit. About a week before the session, Christa emailed me saying how it might rain, but that they didn't want to reschedule, and were...

A Lovely Middle Patuxent Environmental Engagement

Michelle & George's Spotlight!

It's wedding time for Michelle and George! Shawn and I are so excited to see these two and celebrate their love. But, if you haven't noticed by now, I really enjoy reliving engagement sessions. It's a wonderful time to reflect, and I just adore looking at the photos again. Michelle and George's session at Middle Patuxent Environmental Area was ah-mazing! The area is right in Michelle's (and now George's) backyard and they are always spending time on the trails. That special aspect to their location only added more fantastic feelings to the e-session. Leading up to Michelle and George's day has not been easy. Michelle's father passed away in December, and then their furry friend, Wrigley, also left the world this past April. It's been a hard time, so seeing these engagement photos fills my heart with so much happiness. We were able to include Wrigley in a lot of the photos that I know fit in perfectly with Michelle's collection. Chatting about wedding plans while also laughing about Wrigley's puppy-like attitude was a memory I will cherish. Shawn and I enjoyed getting to know these two so much during their engagement session. It felt like we got such a deeper glimpse into their relationship that has made me 10 times more ecstatic for their wedding. Their wedding day is going to be one filled with so many beautiful emotions. For one, the day is a celebration of so many relationships. Michelle's parents were married on June 10th 50 years...

A Snuggly Clarksburg Engagement

Kaitlin & Ben's Spotlight!

I am so unbelievably excited for Kaitlin and Ben's wedding today! I've been anticipating this for so long, and I'm ridiculously happy it's arrived! I cannot wait to see all of their planning come together. Their big day is going to be at the Mt. Washington Mill Dye House, which is beautiful on its own. Seeing it all happen for these two is going to be the best. But, first, I need to revisit their at home engagement in Clarksburg, Maryland. I've talked a lot about Kaitlin and Ben's session. For starters, we got cookies, which instantly makes any couple our BFFs. However - more than that - I feel like we gained two friends. From our time with these two, we were not only able to see how well they fit together, but how well our own personalities mesh with theirs. They welcomed us into their home and it immediately felt comfortable. There wasn't any awkward moments of all of us getting to know one another. We simply walked in and stood around their kitchen island chatting about TV shows. Best. Everything about their engagement session was marvelous. Kaitlin and Ben are such a wonderful pair. They have this spark between them that you can instantly feel, which leads you to feel so incredibly comfy around them. I cannot even begin to imagine the energy Kaitlin and Ben are going to have today. There are already butterflies fluttering in my tummy just thinking about it! Shawn and I are...

A Brookside Gardens Engagement

Katelynn & John's Spotlight!

Oh my goodness, I have been waiting for this Brookside Gardens spotlight for an entire year. I'm so happy to finally be posting it! Katelynn and John are getting married tomorrow in Jamaica (Montego Bay, to be exact). Shawn and I could not be any more pumped for their day if we tried. Seriously, their day has been a countdown since our first meeting, and it's almost here! However, before we start getting enthralled in Montego Bay, I need to revisit their engagement session. Seeing their e-session always gives me butterflies, so this spotlight definitely has me giddy. They chose the beautiful Brookside Gardens as their location, and we were so excited to shoot here. We had tried for years to get a session at the exclusive gardens, but never made the cut. The officials must have known Katelynn and John were special, because their sunrise session went off without a hitch. It was fantastic getting to wander around Brookside Gardens with these two. I feel like we always get a greater sense of a relationship during an e-session, which just solidifies why it's my favorite part of the process. We became friends right from the beginning, so chatting and laughing with them was second nature. Shawn and I have loved every second of getting to know these two. Through the #JamaicaMeAdams Pinterest board, to celebrating Friendsmas, it's been an incredible joy to have these two as friends. I'm feeling all emotional as I gather images for this post...

Quiet Waters Park Engagement

Alyssa and Ryan's Spotlight!

We are gearing up for another wonderful wedding weekend! Alyssa and Ryan are getting married this Saturday at Robin Hill Farm. The weather is looking truly fantastic, and I just cannot wait to see these two again. But, before we get to the wedding, I have to revisit their stunning engagement session at Quiet Waters. I love the Annapolis area, and that has probably became very obvious over the years. It is - of course - on my list of favorite locations. There's so much greatness in the area from downtown to the parks - Annapolis has everything. So when Alyssa and Ryan chose Quiet Waters for their engagement session, I did a little dance. I mean, on a bad day, the park is beautiful. So on a great day, it's phenomenal, haha! Ryan and Alyssa's engagement session was so much fun. We started off in the garden area, just getting warmed up. I remember very clearly that these two were naturals from the start. They are so comfortable with each other, it was easy for them to have a good time together. Even when our plans in the park changed, they were willing to adventure around. It was their cool and calm demeanor in hiking that ended up paying off big time with a breath-taking sunset. Seriously, the most glorious orange and pink sky I've seen. I really don't think I'll ever be over it. I'm confident that, much like their engagement, Alyssa and Ryan's wedding day will...

A Patapsco State Park Engagement Adventure!

Leah & Kevin

When I think of the most fun I've had on a session, I'm forever going to think of Leah and Kevin's engagement. They have made Patapsco State Park my number one favorite location. Not only were Kevin and Leah amazing, but the weather yesterday - my goodness! It was completely out of this world! I don't know why Spring keeps coming in and out, but if it could stay 72 degree, I would be happy with that, haha! Before completely diving into the session, it's important to note that I'm a complete dog freak. It takes a strong hold on my dignity to not roll on the ground with a fluffy puppy. So when a couple tells me they are bringing their dog, my excitement level goes through the roof. When Leah emailed me and asked if it was okay they bring their pup, Union, I just about squealed with joy. That handsome man of a dog is so sweet and photogenic! I was in the love from the very first second. Note: if you don't want to fall into an adorable hole, please do not go and search the #germanshepherd tag on Instagram. You'll have a good time, but you may end up adopting 29 dogs. Enough about fur-children, let's get back to Leah and Kevin. From the very start of the session, these two were flawless. They non-stop joked with each other and just had a blast. These two are a couple that you can look at and...