sam + kelly :: engaged! :: university of maryland, college park.
i was absolutely thrilled when kelly wrote to tell me she + sam were engaged — he popped the question just weeks after kristi + jon’s awesome wedding where kelly was a bridesmaid! even more awesome, kelly is kristi’s younger sister — so fun! kelly + kristi (like most sisters) are similar in some ways, but very different in others. they are both gorgeous blondes and totally in love, with incredible, positive energy. however, while kristi + jon are total hams in front of the camera, kelly + sam are much more mellow (dare i say, camera shy?) — in fact, when i went back to look for pics of them at kristi + jon’s wedding i only had one photo of sam from the entire night! it was great to see them again, and i loved getting to know them better during our session.
they met and fell in love a few years ago while attending the university of maryland — they worked together at the performing arts center (which is how they first met) and so we started our session in the theatre. it was very cool to have all access to such a unique spot, and with so much meaning! from there we ran all over campus, chasing the sun and visiting some of their favorite spots — the mall + fountain, the sun dial, jim henson’s statue, the famed bronze testudo, and even a topiary version of the beloved mascot. it was a gorgeous summer evening and i’m so very excited for this fabulous couple!
a huge congrats to kelly + sam — enjoy!
beagle makes three.
ashley + keith are engaged!
they are getting married next summer in new jersey, but wanted to commemorate their engagement here, at one of their favorite places to spend time together – great falls. they also decided to include their spunky little beagle, emma, who was delightful! and so cute!
i loved spending the afternoon with ashley + keith and am so happy and excited for them!
…and a little extra love for emma ;)
a dc love story.
things michael mary + stephen love: living in dc, the jefferson memorial, cairn terriers, and each other.
still reeling from their recent engagement (just a few weeks ago!) this lovely young couple simply oozed love during our session! they were all smiles + laughter, sneaking the cutest glances at each other the entire time. they both hail from nearby hometowns in new jersey, but it wasn’t until moving to dc for school that they actually met…how crazy is that? some things are definitely meant to be :)
i was really excited to meet michael mary + stephen – this was just a mini-session to celebrate their engagement + shoot save-the-dates + holiday cards, and they are planning to do another session in the spring! so fun! and since i think it’s great when people include their beloved pets, i loved that they brought their adorable puppy sam along with them for a few photographs! so cute!
laughter + kisses.
last sunday i met kristi + jon at gayfields farm on gibson island for their amazing engagement session. i absolutely love shooting in the city, but i was so excited for a change of scenery and was absolutely delighted to discover a pristine horse farm located right on the water. the three of us explored the entire area, wandering through the wooded grounds, walking along the sandy shore, hanging out on the pier and lingering in the horse stables. it was like a fun field trip!
even better, kristi + jon are one of the cutest, happiest, couples i’ve ever photographed – as evidenced by the fact that they are either laughing or kissing (or both!) in every single photograph. these two have amazing energy and are total love birds – i saw it the first time we met and it was fantastic to spend the evening getting to know them in such a gorgeous place. their wedding will be one of the highlights of 2010 and i cannot wait!
people in love make me happy :)
so here’s to love and here’s to my first official couple for 2010!
rachel + scott = perfect.
rachel + scott are engaged! i was so excited to meet this happy young couple in their neighborhood and visit all their favorite places for their engagement session a few weeks ago. we started by strolling up and down main street in del ray, sampling custard at the dairy godmother, and doing a little shopping + shooting at cheesetique – two fabulous places that i can’t wait to visit again!
we stopped by their adorable house for a few shots in their lush yard and on the front porch (check out the fab red door!) next, we took a walk along the waterfront in old town alexandria before heading into dc for some night shots around dupont circle. it was such a great session – i loved the diversity of the locations and rachel + scott are a delightful couple. they are smart, ambitious, and totally in love – my favorite kind of people!
going the distance.
jeni + swen are getting married…very soon! they are tying the knot at the woodend sanctuary in just a few weeks and what better way to celebrate than with a fabulous engagement session in dc!
their amazing friend maggie surprised them with the session and what a perfect gift…swen lives in brooklyn and jeni is based in dc, so we coordinated everyone’s schedules and even managed to take advantage of the blooming cherry blossoms. jeni + swen have traveled all over the world and have experienced amazing cultures together – it was so interesting to chat with them! i also learned that soon after they are married they will likely find themselves in a new distant country. i know that they will no matter where jeni + swen are living, they will always be learning, laughing, and loving each other wherever they may be.