Saturday, July 30, 2011

Philly Engagement Teaser

Just a preview of my engagement session in Philadelphia last night... I'm loving this shot!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Marsha & Eddie - Annapolis Engagement Photography

Marsha and Eddie will always hold a special place in my heart because, well, they bought me dinner. (Want to win me over? Feed me. Haha.) In all seriousness, I had such a blast photographing their engagement session in downtown Annapolis, and it seemed only natural to go to dinner afterward. Marsha and Eddie are one of those rare couples who I felt were completely themselves in front of the camera. They weren't acting or putting on a show. What I saw was who they are as people - fun, engaging, generous, and real.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Emily & Mike - Crofton Engagement Photography

The best part of Emily and Mike's wedding (well, one of the best parts anyway) was walking into their reception site and seeing the engagement photos I took EVERYWHERE! It was great! What an awesome way to maximize an engagement session - their faces were on the backside of the table numbers, hanging in frames on the wall, part of the seating chart, and in an entire guest signing book. I loved it.

I think I kinda jumped ahead there, so I should note that the whole day was really awesome too, not just the details and decorations. :)

I definitely have to give Emily and Mike the award for best ceremony music ever! Emily walked down the aisle to a band playing a Red Hot Chili Peppers song (in a Catholic church no less!) and it was so amazingly personalized and perfect I started to get a little choked up. Never have I seen song selections so original, endearing, and well-suited to the mood and moment.

Anyway, enough blabbing about how much I liked this wedding... check out the photos and see for yourself!

(Btw, for inquiring minds, the ceremony was at Our Lady of the Fields in Millersville, and the reception was at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Crofton. Mike and Emily also share a love for golf, so the golf photos were taken at a golf course we stopped at nearby.)

Monday, July 11, 2011

Jessica & Chris - Annapolis Engagement Photographer

Right away, Jessica began by informing me that she didn't really take good photos. Two hours later, I could not disagree more!

Jessica and Chris have a very natural chemistry. They spent the whole session cracking each other up. (I wish I could say they were laughing at all the funny things I said, but I don't think that was quite the case.)

We hit a few spots in downtown Annapolis, then headed over to the Naval Academy, where Chris works. I had some ideas in mind already, and Chris pointed out a few buildings I'd never been inside before. We finished up at the sea wall just in time to catch the pretty blue twilight sky.