the new Alsop family rule… when you’re in paradise, you HAVE to have some portraits done! I don’t care if we have to use a tripod and a “clicker”… I LOVE having portraits of us on our travels and I’ll do just about anything to get them! We should have warned Josh and Mandy about my picture-taking on vacations before we left. Actually, it’s probably a good thing that we didn’t because it may have deterred them. I have a problem with…. well….. stopping. Everything is so beautiful that I could shoot portraits ALL DAY LONG. It was almost overwhelming how beautiful it was!
Thankfully Josh and Mandy both appreciate pictures and so when we scheduled out two “portrait” times on our jam-packed itinerary, they weren’t surprised! You see, I photographed their wedding AND their engagement session… ANNND their proposal! …… So they are used to my obsessive need to take a ton of portraits. I am very thankful that the boys committed to getting up at sunrise for portraits and then driving us out later in the week to catch a sunset on the North Shore for some MORE portraits. I will cherish these pictures forever! They aren’t just “vacation” pictures… these are portraits of us as a young married couple on a trip of a lifetime! I love them and I have to say a huge THANK YOU to Josh for taking ours! It has to be so annoying to take pictures of a wedding photographer… much less, a PICKY wedding photographer! :) I absolutely love all of our portraits and I cannot WAIT to print some!My dress is from Anthropology! It was a Christmas gift from my mother-in-law! Perfect for tropical portraits! (AND these portraits are going to match the living room perfectly!… Did I plan that? Maybe. :) A favorite of mine! And LOVE this!!! Oooh we love this one! This one is getting printed for sure! Can you spot them on the left?! :) Love it!! Another favorite of us! Oooh and I love this one! Love the waves crashing in the background! Last but not least, the obligatory shot on the beach!
When I’m scrolling on Instagram or looking through images after a shoot, some images just stand out and capture my attention more than others!
I don’t know if I have ever photographed a more gracious bride in the most horrendous heat! Seriously, Kelsey is a literal angel on earth. She brought her entire family to Virginia from South Dakota for this portrait session and was so incredibly kind even in the midst of 100 degree heat and humidity!
Lenses are NOT cheap, so when you invest, you want to make sure you’re choosing the best option!
If you think about a wedding day and the part that makes you cringe is having to interact and direct the groomsmen, I get it.
This was one of the most beautiful ceremonies I have ever seen, but the timeline didn’t quite pan out like we had planned.. The rings got lost, hair & makeup went long, storms were rolling in and there were some stressful moments!
You’re not going to believe this but this session was probably our easiest DC engagement session to date! We had glow, no crowed, a beautiful setting and the most wonderful couple!