RECENT WORK AND MUSINGS
This Ivy Rose Barn Wedding was a special one! I first met these two back in 2018 when they booked me for a small photo session. Little did I know then, they would quickly become sweet friends to me over the years as they invited me to capture all their anniversaries and milestones to come. […]
Let’s talk about unique bridal party styles. Gone are the days where dressing your bridal party meant having to put all your people in the same exact dress or suit. We love seeing couples have so much fun with it and pick colors and styles that represent their wedding style, while also showcasing their friends […]
I had been eagerly awaiting meeting Alexis and Jeff ever since our first phone call when they were inquiring with me for their wedding day! With them living in NYC, we finally found a date that would work to shoot their Kogod Courtyard engagement in DC when they were in town. But when mother nature […]
Lauren wanted all the drama for their all-black engagement session at the Lincoln Memorial so we brought the drama! It was almost like the weather knew, because we had such an overcast, moody morning that made for the perfect backdrop. The Lincoln Memorial is such a popular location for engagement photos and definitely my favorite […]
From their engagement session in Marfa, TX, to their personal ceremony with family in Long Island NY, and finally their official intimate wedding celebration at Larz Anderson House in Washington DC, I’ve followed Becky & Todd’s love story all over and couldn’t have love it more. Their love is steady and safe, magnetic and beautiful. […]
I’ve been dying to shoot a Washington National Cathedral engagement for months, so I was very excited when these two reached out wanting to do their engagement shoot there. Not only because it’s beautiful, but also because it holds a special meaning to them (Reagan’s parents got married at a small church right next to […]
There’s a million and one places to do your engagement photos, but some of my favorite sessions of all time, like this Old Town Alexandria engagement, are ones where the location isn’t over thought out or high-effort, but simply someplace that feels authentic to them as a couple. Because when all is said and done, […]
I LOVE when my clients bring their dogs along for their engagement sessions. Mainly because if I was engaged now, I can guarantee you James and I would have our dog join us! If you can’t imagine doing engagement photos with your dog, and are planning on incorporating them in your session, here are my […]
If you’re reading this you might be a current HBP wedding couple, or hoping to be one in the future – and if so, YAY I’m so glad you’re here! For most of you it’s the first time you’ve booked a wedding photographer, and there may be questions in your mind as to how it […]
Proof that even an unexpected downpour can’t ruin your engagement session if you don’t let it. There was a clear forecast this day and for Hannah and Max’s fall engagement session at Great Falls Park, yet mid-session their day became a rainy Great falls engagement! Naturally I immediately felt bad that my sweet couple was […]
BEHIND THE LENS
Ever-focused on light and the thrilling art of creation; found in the perfectly, imperfect moments of real life.
My goal every time I pick up my camera is to create an atmosphere that invites my subjects to show up as their honest and truest selves allowing me to capture the feeling of this irreplaceable moment in time. Storytelling is at the heart of it all, and being entrusted to capture that for my couples will forever be one of the greatest honors.
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