Normally when I show up on a wedding day I have a general idea of what to expect in terms of the overall design and aesthetics as well as the personalities of my couple. For this wedding, I showed up with way more nervous anticipation... and in my slippers. You see I was wearing an additional hat for Becca and Mark's wedding - and that hat was a full length gown with a train. Having a dual role on a wedding day as bridesmaid and photographer was daunting, and to be totally honest, it was harder than I thought it'd be. However, I think there is only one person in the world I would do this for and that's Becca. We've known each other for over half our lives and I just wanted to make sure that Becca's vision and all the fun of that day was captured in the best way possible! I would say all of the planning, flights back and forth from Philly, dress fittings and stress of pulling off a destination wedding was worth it. The day felt like Becca and Mark in every moment and detail... especially in the cocktail napkins featuring their pup, Mika.
I remember when Amy and John told us they were having a baby. I totally squealed when I saw the pink heart and ribbon emojis. When your friends (and past wedding couple!) decide to make a friend for your little girl, that's true friendship! All kidding aside, it is humbling to be a part of these moments with any client but extra special when it is for your dear friends. Little Miss Caroline has already stolen her parents' hearts, I think she's especially got John wrapped around her little fingers, and I have no doubt she will bring light and love to anyone who meets her. She was a champ through her entire session and even put up with her dad's Georgia Tech fanatic antics! However, the real star of the show was their dog Bailey. I love when families include their fur-kids (usually the firstborns!) into these moments. Bailey was so sweet with Caroline and even gave her a few kisses. I am so excited to watch Caroline grow and hope to steal a few more newborn snuggles when she lets me. Amy and John - you guys are already doing an amazing job loving on this little girl and supporting each other. We are always here if you need anything!! LOVE YOU FOUR!!
I hope one day my kid(s) are as thoughtful as Paul and Jane's kids. This year for Mother's Day they gifted her something truly timeless - a family portrait session! There's always a reason NOT to have pictures done: schedules get crazy with activities, nap times don't align... let's face it - taking pictures with young kids can be stressful and feel daunting but I promise it is worth it. Plus when you have two generations of Mom-pros, they know all the tricks! We were able to spend the morning at Cator Woolford Gardens capturing just about every combination under the sun with the grandkids and the individual families. The Little family was up first. Evan and Seth weren't too sure at first but warmed up the second they were in charge of getting their little cousin, Elliot (who happens to be Mila's favorite date at the food truck park ), to smile. Everyone got to snuggle, chase and have a little fun but most importantly we ended with a chocolate treat! To all the Schwartzes - thank you for letting me capture this sweet chapter in your familys' lives. See you at the park!
I have the incredible honor of photographing some of the most cherished moments in my clients' lives. I was fortunately able to capture Madeline and David's stunning wedding day, but getting to see these two more in love with each other and already so in love with their little one was extra special. Although I will admit that the icing on the cake was seeing images from their engagement session and wedding day all over the walls of their new home. Now I can't wait to see images from Emerson's newborn session hit the frames! This cutie is one lucky little boy - his parents are already pros at being Mom and Dad, but Madeline and David make a great team as well. Emerson didn't want to miss the action during his big shoot and his big curious eyes soaked it all in. Thankfully at the end of the session he decided a nap was in order... and I think David may have been ready for one too. Madeline and David - thank you so much for welcoming me into your home to capture this sweet time. I can't wait to see Emerson grow and maybe join in on a few walks when it isn't 1000 degrees outside! Love you guys!!
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in a baby carriage! I don't think I've ever made these two take a picture kissing in a tree, but I have captured Amy and John in some pretty amazing times in their lives as a couple! However, I think this phase might be my favorite. I cannot wait to see the Crupies as parents but most importantly I can't wait to meet their little girl... and see Bailey as a wonderfully fluffy big sister. Amy and John were troopers for their maternity session - being pregnant in the hot summertime is ROUGH... and there was an important soccer game on that night that John wanted to watch, ha! It is truly an honor to grow along with my couples and it's pretty special to be there for your friends. LOVE YOU GUYS!!!