kelly + sam :: engaged!

backstage pass.

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!



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jennifer + andrew: engaged!

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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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