I had the pleasure of hanging out with the Ferguson family and their newest addition, Miss Elsie Jayne! Although I am pretty sure Elsie's big brother, Baxter, thought I was there for him. I can't say I hated getting to love on him a little too! Elsie was a champ throughout her session and just wanted to snuggle and she especially enjoyed the warmth of the beautiful blankets her great grandmothers made for her. Rebecca and TJ were already so comfortable in their new roles as Mom and Dad. This little one is so lucky to have them as her parents and for the big support system of family and friends excited to watch her grow. Congratulations again you two (three)! I am so happy I was able to capture this fleeting time in your lives!!
I had the pleasure of photographing two of the sweetest people at their intimate wedding at Barnsley Gardens. This was my second wedding of the weekend, but the energy and excitement Katie and Ryan had surrounding this day was more than enough to help me power through! It didn't hurt that I had my girl, Suzanne White at the helm... literally the helm of the golf cart and also making my job a breeze! My favorite moment of the day wasn't the cool vintage car, exploring the Ruins or the colorful blooms, it was after Katie and Ryan exited their ceremony and Ryan looked at Katie and said, "This is the best day of my life." Talk about sweet!!
I first met Meghan and Garrett in DC for their engagement session. After meeting at sunrise and exploring the Tidal Basin on a chilly morning I learned quickly that they are such a sweet, laid back couple. It should have been no surprise that they rolled with the punches when the forecast said 100% chance of rain for their wedding. I've had rainy wedding days before, but usually there's at least a little break... Not so much for Meghan and Garrett's day. Thankfully they were ready to get a little creative for their portraits with indoor spaces and the covered entryway to the Capital City Club. There were so many sweet moments throughout their wedding day, but one of my favorites was after their first kiss when the entire church erupted in cheers and applause. It took a minute for everyone to settle back down as they still had the second half of the service left! It was just one example of how excited everyone was to see Meghan and Garrett officially married. These two are loved and were celebrated so well throughout their wedding day and it was truly an honor to be a part of it!
Sometimes the newborn phase is so fleeting... and exhausting and overwhelming... that pictures just aren't on the radar. Brooke reached out wanting to make sure she captured this chapter in their lives before Caroline lost some her baby-ness and I'm so glad she did! I actually LOVE getting to photograph babies at this stage as they look more like the little person they're becoming, and if you're lucky you can snag a real smile or two! Brooke and Drew are obviously so smitten with their baby girl, but it's also obvious they still love their "first born" and fur baby, Bailey. Bailey wears the Big Sister title proudly and loved getting in on the photos during their session! Brooke and Drew - enjoy each and every cuddle and new milestone, it goes by so fast! Hopefully these images will help you relive this sweet time with Caroline as she grows and changes into the beautiful girl I know she'll be! Thanks for having me!!
This month I was able to celebrate and photograph another Hanson wedding at Ponce City Market! True to tradition, the newest son-in-law is tall dark and handsome ...and a perfect match. Also true to tradition, Mackenzie (AKA Kenzie, Kenz, and Billy) and Alex had an amazing party with their family friends! These two are both kind and genuine people, but they also bring out the silly in each other and it is so fun to watch. They're just so comfortable with each other and with themselves when they're together and I think it's absolutely reflected in their pictures! It didn't hurt that it was also THE perfect day for a wedding - cool fall weather and a little overcast so we had freedom to explore all over Ponce!