Julie + Josh’s wedding day was one for the books!  I’ve photographed winter weddings before, but for this Valentines Day wedding, the weather was more than just chilly with temperatures below freezing and snow in the forecast for the evening! The wedding party was so awesome, sticking with me for outside portraits and making it look like we were hanging out on a summer day!

Despite the cold, Julie + Josh had the most beautiful wedding day surrounded by friends and family, with so much love and the most beautiful details for a burlap and lace kind of day.  And in a rare event where the weather forecast was actually correct, we got some crazy snow towards the end of the night and a few epic pictures to remember it!

Meet Julie + Josh:

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Happy Tuesday everyone!  I’m so excited to share this engagement session with you today!  You may or may not know that I’m the daughter of a decorated DCFD firefighter. I also have an amazing nurse for a mother and I’m so proud to have been brought up around so many brave men and women who dedicate their lives to helping others.   It just so happens that Maureen and David are also a nurse and a firefighter and it was really great to have so much in common right off the bat!

Maureen + David are amazing together and they fit each other perfectly.  The way they look at each other – they never stop smiling and you just know they have the kind of love that will stand the test of time.  They also should be models on the side.  Seriously.

The day of their session I found out that David was getting the ultimate fire department prop and I was SO excited!!  I hope you enjoy some of my favorites – I just can’t wait for these two to tie the knot this summer!

Meet Maureen + David:

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Oh my goodness.  Trying to find the words to describe this wedding day has been nearly impossible.  It was one of those days so overwhelmingly full of love and happiness that it’s hard to describe – but it was a pretty spectacular thing to be a part of.

I don’t think it’s any secret that I get a bit emotional about my couples.  Over the months leading up to their wedding day, I get to know them well and they become friends who I truly cannot wait to see start their happily ever after.  This goes double  for Elizabeth + AW.  From the first moment I met them I have just loved them and I waited all wedding season for their big day to arrive!! It was nothing short of perfect, from the gorgeous Woodlawn Estate venue, to the beautiful weather, and, of course, the amazing friends and family who were so genuinely happy to share in this day.

It was such an honor to be able to capture the start of this new adventure for Elizabeth + AW!  I think these images help to say all the things that I can’t find the words for.


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Happy Monday friends! So, today’s post is about a new project that has been on my heart for quite some time.  It’s really hard for me to put my big dreams out there, so this one has my chest pumping a little bit. But I announced this quietly to a small group of friends and family a few months ago and it was SO well received.  After some time spent working out the kinks and finalizing the details – I’m really excited to announce to everyone the opening of the Love Sessions.

So what are the Love Sessions?  Well, these are sessions meant for couples in love.  No matter where you are in your journey – from newlyweds to couples celebrating 50 years of marriage – these sessions are meant to take a break from every day life and celebrate your love story.  This is not just a photo session, but more of adventure.  These sessions are meant to be an exciting experience that ultimately captures this moment in your story, and leaves behind a tangible piece of the legacy you are creating together

My hope is to do a LOT of these sessions.  Because, let’s face it, the world can always use more love stories.  And that is my ultimate goal.  To capture and share these love stories with the world.

Sessions have already started booking all over the country and I will be announcing some travel dates for 2015 later this week, but so far I know for sure I will be bringing the Love Sessions to the Outer Banks of North Carolina; Charleston, SC;  Savannah, GA; Chicago, IL; Milwaukee, WI; Dallas, TX; San Diego, CA; and New York City, NY! I am so excited!

So, in the spirit of the holidays I’m offering a special for bookings through Black Friday:


I’m looking forward to capturing many love stories in the next year!  For more information and to book your session – please contact me here.

Have a great day everyone!  Check back for two new weddings on the blog later this week!