I have never witnessed a first look quite like this one…where the groom was left literally speechless, in awe of his gorgeous bride. Jake was overwhelmed with admiration for his sweet Marisa and I was so honored to be there and capture it. I adored this beautiful, intimate celebration full of joy and overflowing with love. Mr. & Mrs. Freeman, congratulations, your love story is one for the ages! xo
Film scans and processing: Richard Photo Lab.
A few weeks ago, I had the honor and pleasure of spending an evening with Crystal & James. Their love is sweet and their joy infectious. Their taste in venues is also top-notch…one of the most beautiful horse farms in Maryland. Swoon. :) Enjoy these two and their beautiful love story! xo
Emily & Jon braved the chilliest of mornings for this stunning sunrise session, and I am SO terribly glad they did. (That light, this sweet couple…to die for!) You two are joy personified and I am so honored to be a part of this special time in your lives. March cannot come soon enough – I simply can’t wait to celebrate you two as you say “I do”! xo!
Sarah & Micah. Sweet parents, Believers, and partners. With their two precious little ones, they invited me into their home and neighborhood for this time together and it was soooo special. I treasure these four and love every one of these images – trust me when I say it doesn’t get much sweeter! xo
Thomas & Emily. The most sophisticated, classic, lovely couple. With a sense of style to rival the best, and as sweet as they are lovely, I feel honored to have spent this time with them.
We celebrated their engagement in New York City, nestled in the elegance of Fort Tryon Park, and the session was an amazing reflection of their love story. I love these two and cannot wait to celebrate with them on their wedding day next October! xo!
Katie and Brian. The softest light, the loveliest venue, and the sweetest love story. I feel so honored to have been a part of this beautiful day! Beyond that, so privileged to witness the start of such an incredible marriage. Yours is a love story for the ages, congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Papson! xo!
Wedding Dress: Love Couture Bridal
Florist: Arranged by the Bride
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Woodlawn Manor
Hair and Makeup: Vintage Veils
DJ and/or Band: DJ TJ (Tony Zeinoun)
Cake: Lily Magilly’s
Catering: Main Event Caterers
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Groomsmen Attire: The Black Tux
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Second Shooter: Hannah Bauer
A few months ago, I had the pleasure of photographing the extraordinary Emily for her upcoming feature in “Fearless” edition of Thryve Magazine. Her essay is poignant, honest, and her spiritual journey is one for the ages. I feel so honored to have spent time with this lovely woman, and to see her gorgeous images in print!
The premise of the issue, as stated by the Thryve team says it best:
“Fear runs deep and visits every one of us. It is often the root of the things we resist, the steps untaken, and the taunting lies we allow to command our souls. This is why this issue is so important. Our prayer is that you would grab a hold of the power that you possess in Christ. God alone is unmatched by the forces that rage against you. We believe that the truth of God’s Word will break every chain and propel you into the life you have been created to live!
You’ll read stories spanning from becoming ourselves and actively cooperating with God’s intention for our lives to the strength and power of God’s never-ending love, to the way God uses community to inspire courage, to navigating the unknown, and learning what it means to place our faith in who God is, not in our what-ifs. We truly believe that you need these beautiful stories of everyday grace.”
For more information on Thryve Magazine, click here. xo!
Erika & Jordan. Two people with hearts of gold and so much love for each other. This session was a joy (my love for anything Equestrian is no secret!), and I loved every moment. Congratulations on your engagement, your sweet Vineyard wedding celebration cannot come soon enough! xo