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!

A Coastal Carolina Engagement | Nate and Ellie

It felt like something out of a romance novel..I drove down a winding, sandy road on an island off the coast of North Carolina until I arrived at the last house on the very northern tip of the island. As soon as I caught a glimpse of the beautiful roofline and the big windows with the water in the background, I couldn’t wait to start shooting! Almost on cue, Nate and Ellie came out of the house and met me as I drove up…They are every bit as down to earth and fun as they seem in these photos!

They led me in the front door and I couldn’t wait to get to know them

Engagement Favorites | 2014

One of the things I love most about the end of the year and the beginning of a new one is getting to look back through all of my work and choose new portfolio images! It’s so fulfilling to see how much I’ve accomplished in such a palpable way and to relive so many special moments that contributed to an amazing year of working…I love seeing the growth and recalling sweet times with amazing clients. I’m so thankful to have had the opportunity to work with so many incredible people in such beautiful places…This past year was one for the books! I hope you enjoy some of my favorite images from my 2014

Olde Town Alexandria | Mike and Wendy

Old Town Alexandria and soft winter light proved to be a winning combination for Wendy and Mike’s engagement session…it was chilly, but I’m so glad these two were willing to brave the cold because I love how this session turned out! We started at the restaurant where they had their first date and then made our way down cobblestone streets and finished by the water…The windchill was almost unbearable, but you’d never know it from these!

From the first email, I knew I was going to love spending time with them…Wendy has the best

Washington DC Engagement | Matt and Charlene

Oh I’ve been so excited to share this one! Matt and Charlene planned out their engagement session perfectly and it was such a joy to get to capture them in some of the places they love most…Matt proposed to Charlene at their favorite restaurant in DC, Béarnaise. It’s the cutest little French restaurant! He knows the owner so we worked to recreate the setting and it was perfect! They didn’t have any photos from their proposal so it was especially sweet to capture these in the very spot where he popped the question. They also planned to bring a lock to put on the gate outside of the restaurant with a faux