kathy + ulisses :: engaged!

science,  japanese gardens, and lots of love…chicago style.

kathy + ulisses are getting married! in mexico! and there’s going to be a tequila donkey! but wait, im getting ahead of myself…

kathy + ulisses are engaged! and they are loving life in chicago — enjoying being in the same city together and planning their awesome celebration south of the border. chicago was the first stop on my recent trek across the country, and i had so much fun hanging out with them, from margaritas + karaoke the night before, to the wine tasting after our session, it was a great weekend! kathy + ulisses are a fabulous + fun couple — they have great chemistry and share an incredible sense of humor. we spent the afternoon exploring the museum of science + industry and wandering through the japanese gardens behind the museum — the site of the 1893 world fair. i had yet another fabulous time shooting in chicago, and i am so happy kathy + ulisses chose me to be their photographer — i cannot wait until they tie the knot — enjoy!



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becca + chris: engaged!

this year’s love.

rebecca + christine are engaged!

chris proposed earlier this year in middle of the crazy blizzard and becca emailed me the very next day! i was thrilled to hear the news and couldn’t wait to meet them after hearing their story…becca and chris were as exuberant and fun as i imagined and i absolutely *loved* our session. i had a fantastic time getting to know them while strolling through a myriad of DC’s neighborhoods to capture photos in some of their favorite spots.

congrats + enjoy!


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courtney + drew: engaged!

springtime in the city.

courtney + drew are engaged!

spring is finally here and dc is abloom with cherry blossoms and forsythia – a floral oasis in the city! i met courtney + drew at senate park in capitol hill and had a great time chatting and walking around finding unique spots. i am very excited to photograph their wedding this summer – what could be better than a rooftop reception at the house of sweden in mid-june? woo!

this couple is smart, cool, laid back, and i loved getting to know them better. yay for engagement sessions!


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jennifer + andrew: engaged!

fear love the turtle.

jennifer + andrew are engaged!

these proud university of maryland grads met and fell in love in college and decided it would be a great place for their engagement session! indeed it was *fantastic* – it was my first shoot at a university and it was brilliant! UMD is gorgeous – the architecture and grounds are stunning and we found the most amazing magnolia tree ever – with blooms literally dripping from the low-hanging branches it was perfection!

jenn + andrew had a wonderfully romantic energy and i think the images really reflect that…their one request was that we incorporate testudo, the famed terrapin, and i love the first shot (below) of them kissing over top of the statue (totally jenn’s idea!) i’m so glad i got to meet this couple and wish them all the best! congrats to jenn + andrew!



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susannah + jason: engaged!

come sail away with me.

susannah + jason are engaged!

this amazing couple is young, in love, and incredibly ambitious! they are both currently in the naval academy, met on the sailing team, and are clearly head over heels for each other. jason’s quiet+cool vibe is a perfect compliment to susannah’s vibrant and shining personality – i simply loved them! they are planning a summer wedding for next year (after they both graduate) and plan on traveling around the globe – jason on a navy boat and susannah with the marine corps! i was beyond impressed with their passion for life, each other, and the world – cheers to susannah + jason!



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dc love stories.

sneak peek :: gorgeous spring day + two fantastic couples = engagement bliss.

krystin + gill :: dupont circle – washington, dc.

rebecca + christine :: adams morgan – washington, dc.


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