A Romantic New York City Engagement Session

A Romantic New York City Engagement Session

One of my favorite things about my line of work is that I get to meet clients from all over. It's always such an honor when couples pick me to travel to them and document such an exciting time in their lives! Liz & Toan live in New York, and are getting married in Maryland, where Toan's family is from. So we thought it'd be perfect to capture some photos in the city where they live…

A Destination Wedding in Charleston

A Destination Wedding in Charleston

You might recall seeing photos from Maggie & Darryl's seriously adorable engagement session in Manhattan. Well, these two made it officially recently in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina! Their day was full of lots of beautiful details, happy tears, and of course... celebrating with family & friends! These two are so kind, down to earth, and the love…

A Great Falls Engagement Session

A Great Falls Engagement Session

Oh my goodness-- picking the photos for this gallery involved some hard choices, as these two are so adorable together! Michelle & Tom wanted their engagement session to be outdoors and have nature vibes, so we though Great Falls would be perfect. We went to my favorite secluded spot, which was an amazing backdrop for...

A Summer Waterfront Wedding

A Summer Waterfront Wedding

Gabi and Junier are such a sweet, laid-back duo and I was honored to photograph their gorgeous wedding this summer! The venue and the couple were equally beautiful, and it was so clear how perfect of a match they are. It's always an added bonus when my clients are up for a little adventure/rule bending to get the perfect shot, so take a look at how it paid off...

An Anniversary Session: The National Mall & Georgetown

An Anniversary Session: The National Mall & Georgetown

From the first phone call that I had with Tuyet and Raephael, I could tell that they would be so much fun to hang out and take photos with! They were down to wake up at 3/4 am to get the best lighting (I seriously get so lucky with all my clients trusting my judgment on that one)! They got married in Atlanta last year and despite living in DC for quite some time, hadn't taken pictures there yet. So with their first anniversary coming up...

An Emotional (and Beautifully Rainy) Richmond Wedding

An Emotional (and Beautifully Rainy) Richmond Wedding

I could tell right away how sweet, bubbly, and kind Logan was, and her love story really resonated with me. She and her then fiance, Brody, had been doing long distance for quite some time. And not long distance like Miami to New York... long distance as in Australia to Virginia. Over the last year, they had only been able to spend 7 days together...

An Infant Lifestyle Session (and Some Amazing Hair)

Sydney and I have been friends since middle school, and out of everyone I know, she was one of the most perfectly suited people to become a mom. So finding out that she was pregnant last year... 

A Weekend in Salt Lake City

A Weekend in Salt Lake City

Enjoy these photos for now, and I'll have a few more to share with you in a couple of weeks (along with an exciting surprise announcement)...

A Surprise Engagement (& Round 2!)

One of my favorite times to be a part of is leading up to the big proposal. The guys are always the best combination of nervous and excited, and each one is so unique. This time was no exception, as Andy planned a surprise engagement session for the day after his proposal to Brie. He was so thoughtfully detail oriented throughout the entire process; looking up things on Google, getting new dresses for her, and sending over photos of their wardrobe options (you'll see that this paid off with their incredible outfit choices below)...

Tips for Feeling at Ease on Camera

Tips for Feeling at Ease on Camera

After meeting with and talking to so many clients over the years, I've noticed a common trend. Most of us, myself included, are not used to being on camera for extended periods of time. This can make us feel nervous, just like doing anything that we don't do on a regular basis!

So early on in the development of my photography business, I made it a priority for my clients to feel comfortable...

How to Best Be Prepared for Your Engagement Shoot

How to Best Be Prepared for Your Engagement Shoot

So you've made the exciting step of booking me as your wedding photographer, and now it's time to move onto your engagement session! 

My aim is to make you feel relaxed and have fun-- that will produce the best photos! This is also great practice for the wedding day. 

As far as preparations, here are a few tips & tricks...

Picking the Right Photographer for Your Wedding

Picking the Right Photographer for Your Wedding

The winter is peak "engagement season", which means I get to have lots of consultations with newly engaged, prospective clients. I love doing this, as it's awesome to get to know the couples that I'll be working with down the road!

So all of this got me thinking about the photographer selection process from the client perspective, and what the most important things for you to consider are...