a new tradition…. to second shoot a wedding at the beginning of each year! (Jessie, are you up for that?!). It was so much fun! …. like really. Second shooting is how I started and I remember 3 years ago, I was following Jessie around, hoping not to screw up at my first wedding! Because this wasn’t my wedding, I wasn’t in charge and because I wasn’t in charge… I got to be extra creative and I LOVED IT! I tried some new things with light, details, poses and for the most part I liked the way everything turned out (some of my ideas are always a little weird….ask Jess, she’d agree!) So I can’t thank Jessie enough for putting up with me! I love shooting with
her because we always have a good time…. even when we’re working for 13 hours…. and get lost in DC… and my right shoe doesn’t match my left shoe (yes, that really happened!). It was a privilege to accompany Jess and help her out last weekend. It was refreshing and now I’m ready for my 2011 weddings!!!
Ajith and Catherine couldn’t have been any sweeter. Ajith’s smile is contagious and Catherine’s gentle spirit is so welcoming. I have a soft place in my heart for these two because they dated for 8 years, just like Michael and I…… and let me tell you, that’s HARD. I’m sure they were beyond ready to be able to call each other husband and wife! Their reception was held at The Fairmont in the heart of DC despite a few obstacles (like plastic reindeer), we shot some amazing portraits! The courtyard was filled with those white reindeer with christmas lights wrapped around them and needless to say, Jess and I were not fans of them! So as the bride put on her dress, I snuck down to the courtyard to take a few of them out! You should have seen me knocking them over, I was so graceful and I’m sure I looked 100% professional too. Anyway, Ajith and Catherine, words can’t describe how beautiful your day was! Congratulations to the newlyweds and than you for allowing be to celebrate alongside of you!!!
Catherine received a letter from Ajith right before she puts on her gorgeous Pure English gown!
Ohhh First Looks always get me! Here’s Ajith waiting for his girl!!
oh get it girl!
It’s hard to believe I’m writing this… my fourth birth story in four years. I’ve given birth in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. Just typing that makes me tired….. and so grateful…. unbelievably grateful. These last four years have been the best and hardest of my life. We cherish being parents and welcoming a new baby is hands down the most incredible thing we have ever experienced in our 18 years together. I’m so excited to introduce you to our newest member of our family and tell you the story of how he came into this world!
Whether you’re brand new to business or have been in business for quite a while, this brand new Youtube video is for you! Michael and I, early on in our business, struggled to relinquish tasks to other professionals outside of our business. Really…. It was more of MY STRUGGLE than his.
Welcome to December’s Student Spotlight!! It’s a new month and we have new photographers to celebrate!! I’m so thankful for them and for their willingness to give of their time and share their stories!!!
This shoot was supposed to happen about a month earlier on the exact day that leftover rains from a hurricane swept through Washington. I’m so thankful we rescheduled! Our reschedule date was absolute perfection! The temperature, the glow, the locations…. it was beautiful! Tyler and Abby’s outfit choices were wonderful and the leaves were full of color and still hanging on the trees.
When Michael and I were in our early years of dating, I would go on trips with his family for Thanksgiving and summer trips to West Virginia and I spent time with his cousins! “Bri-Bri” was so little! He’s the youngest of all of the cousins and it’s crazy to think that he’s old enough to be getting MARRIED! He’s actually older than we were when we got married!! We have known Shannon for years and we were THRILLED when we heard that Brian had proposed because we always hoped that would happen!!!
Maybe it’s just me…. but I feel like this fall is FLYING by! It seems like just the other day that I was sharing about three more KJ Students who are doing amazing things in their businesses! Well, this weeks marks the beginning of November and I have three amazing students to introduce you too!!!