Eryka and John and their three dogs were some of my first clients when I started my business and I’m always so grateful when those who have been with me from the beginning return. Although I don’t typically book family sessions, there was no way I was going to pass up an opportunity to work with this crew. This is my kind of family and one that so closely mirrors how my own family interacts, so it was such an easy-going and enjoyable session. Enjoy some of my favorites and all of those awesome fall colors! Oh, and Eryka’s super cute baby bump!
Rob, Rebecca, and Maddy were some of my first clients when I started my business. I love that they always choose these beautiful and sentimental locations, and even though we had to out-run the rain last Friday evening, I think these portraits are so perfectly “them.”
After checking out the pier, Maddy and her mom and dad sat and played with some bubbles :)
Maddy noticed mom and dad stealing kisses, so she decided she needed one of each, too.
We finished the session on the pier with a really special image of Rebecca’s late uncle. I love that she wanted to honor his memory like this.
On Friday afternoon I made the drive to Charleston to meet friend and photographer Kelly Sauer. I’ve admired Kelly’s work for quite some time…she has a beautifully artistic and editorial eye that I really love. We decided to hang out on the beach and do a little headshot swap session. Despite plans to head out to quaint and quiet Sullivan’s Island, a roadblock and the impending sunset was not in our favor, so we compromised and hit Isle of Palms instead. We had no shortage of challenges…a crowded beach, people constantly walking up and down the boardwalk we were trying to get a few shots on, oh, and my EXTREME nervousness.
Let me tell you, it was quite an experience getting in front of the camera. Alone. No dog. No friend. Nobody but me. Scary stuff. I give mad props to my clients. I am just not that confident of a person in on the other side of the lens, and it was extremely hard for me to get comfortable. Kelly was so patient and encouraging, but I still feel like I wasn’t able to truly let go and relax, so in half of the pictures I look like an awkward 10-year-old haha. Oh and although I knew it, I really need to work on my posture. Fo reals. Despite having such a difficult subject, Kelly got some really beautiful shots that I just adore, so she gets five stars for being patient, encouraging, and making something out of nothing. Here are a few of my favorites of her…Snuck a sweet little shot of she and her husband, Pete, who spent most of the time we were shooting over on the other side of the dock with their two adorable kids…And a few of my favorites she shot of me…
Last time I was home in Maryland I spent an evening helping friend and fellow photographer Amanda McMahon with her maternity pictures. Amanda did SUCH an amazing job planning her session, from the location, to her outfits, to the time in her pregnancy…she and her handsome hubby Brendan looked SO good! Isn’t baby Luke going to be a little looker? Here are some of my favorite shots from her session at the beautiful Running Hare Vineyard…and by the way, who wants to hire me to shoot a wedding there? Such a beautiful venue in the heart of Southern Maryland!
Although I have deep roots in Maryland where I grew up, I am absolutely in love with all things southern. I live on a farm in a small town in South Carolina with my handsome husband, my beautiful step-son, our two yellow lab fur-kids, and three spoiled horses. My blog is a journal of sorts. It’s where I can share all about the things I love so much: my family, our life together, and of course all of the amazing and wonderful people and pets whose story I get to tell.
I love collaborating with laid-back and down- to-earth couples who appreciate the value their wedding images will have for the rest of their lives, and I believe in unique weddings that are truly designed around two people and who they are together. I strive to create images that are emotional, organic, fresh, and genuine, but that will remain timeless twenty, thirty, or sixty years down the road. I believe in printed images, developing friendships with my clients, and having a completely relaxed and enjoyable wedding experience. Each and every story I get to tell is unique and I truly enjoy sharing all of the little pieces that together form this beautiful relationship.
I am currently booking weddings for 2013 and 2014, so please get in touch below to start the journey of documenting your love.