main street, usa.
nothing makes me happier than being able to photograph the people i love, especially ones that are in love!
nicole is one of my very best friends and favorite people in the world — she’s exuberant, hilarious, brilliant, and a fabulous cook — did i mention she’s hilarious? we share the same sense of humor and appreciation for the ridiculous and i miss her being part of my life every day! im sad that we live so far away from each other now, but i love visiting her in park city, utah. as fabulous as sundance + snow are, i was thrilled to see park city in autumn — perfection! and in all the years ive known nicole i have never seen her happier or more beautiful than she is right now. i was so excited to snap some quick shots of her and her boyfriend nick on main street — they are such a fun couple and truly bring out the best in each other, which makes me so happy.
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!
sunshine of your love.
krystin + gill are getting married! (…in two weeks – woo!)
i absolutely *love* this couple and i am thrilled to be able to capture their energy + love! their engagement session in dc was so much fun – the late afternoon light was unreal and krystin + gill are undeniably radiant. from the streets of dupont to the rooftops overlooking the city, their love simply shone. i am so excited and honored to be documenting their wedding this month and can’t wait to see them again!
cheers to krystin + gill!
hello baby ashton!
just 7 weeks old, ashton is a tiny, happy little baby with the biggest bluest eyes – love! he was full of personality – from his big wide smiles to sweet little yawns i had a great time capturing all of his expressions. my absolute favorite part of the session was photographing ashton in his beautiful basket bassinet – a family heirloom that his parents brought down from new england when he was born. gorgeous!
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!
new baby + new big sister!
hello baby gracyn!
this delightful 4-week old baby girl was such a joy to photograph. i loved spending the morning with her + big sister kimsey (don’t you just *adore* their gorgeous names?) – it was a joy watching their amazing mom shannon swoon over them! shannon is good friends with the fabulous kristin demarco – nursery designer + mommy extraordinaire – so it was no surprise that i fell in love with shannon + her girls immediately.
i love seeing mothers interact with their children – there is something wonderfully overwhelming about witnessing that kind of limitless, unconditional love. plus, seeing such tiny perfect replicas of people always excites me! i am totally, completely in awe of babies, families and everything and i feel so lucky to document their lives!
i LOVE this image!
and because i think there is nothing *cuter* than a crying baby…