Amy and Jordan

Amy and Jordan are the rare type of friend that always leaves you feeling uplifted…more encouraged, more loved, more inspired, more relaxed, more cared for…and the list could go on and on. I’ve never been more thankful for people who live almost all the way across the country! They have such a special way of making everyone they meet feel significant and I think that might be my favorite thing about them. Amy is one of the most genuine, loving people I know…She is the best listener even when I call her at 1 AM and truly has a heart to see other people grow and shine. Jordan is always ready with a story to make you laugh or lift your spirits and never hesitates to push you to recognize that you’re capable of more than you thought possible.

Steven and Leah

It’s so hard to believe that two weeks ago we were experiencing snow storms and freezing temps in Virginia and this week we started to get a small taste of spring with some warmer weather! I’m so happy that I got to shoot one snowy wedding this year though before it started to warm up…the snow added so much magic to Steven and Leah’s portraits!

It was absolutely freezing and I’m so thankful that they were willing to brave the cold to capture pretty images on their special day…they’ve been dating for over 6 years and it was so exciting to see so many of their friends and family come together to celebrate their new marriage

Michael and Katelyn

Ohh Sedona…this place is one that I had always dreamed of going and last week that dream finally came true! We were visiting our friends Amy and Jordan in Arizona and they had planned for us to make the two hour drive to Sedona…and that’s when Katelyn suggested we take portraits! I couldn’t say yes fast enough…and I think you’ll see why! Shooting in new places is always so inspiring for me, but especially when it’s a place with beautiful scenery like this! The light and colors were almost too perfect and we all had so much fun seeing the sights and shooting at so many incredible spots…some of these places literally took my breath away!

Billy and Katie

Last weekend, Ryan and I made our way up to snowy upstate New York for Katie and Billy’s engagement session on the beautiful campus of Cornell University. Billy went to school there and Katie spent many weekends there visiting him, so it was the perfect place to capture their relationship!
I bundled up in my warmest clothes and we made our way through the snow for their session. Despite freezing temperatures, these two made it such a fun experience!

Mike and Claire

On a cold day in January, Mike and Claire were wed at St. Peter’s Church on Capital Hill in DC surrounded by their closest friends and family. For them, having a military background meant that they had friends coming from near and far who have been a part of all different stages of Claire’s life…some were seeing her for the first time in many years as she made her way down the aisle! That fact made this day extra special for their whole family and you could sense the spirit of joy and genuine community throughout the entirety of the evening as they celebrated together at St. Francis Hall.