N & R - Engaged!

*sigh*

I am just so in love with these pictures from my session with N & R in Brooklyn!

Rahul very thoughtfully planned out every location and I was so grateful as I am not familiar with the area. He has a great eye and picked out some stunning locations. I think we walked a few miles in the course of this session but the sore feet were totally worth it. I also had to work off the super yummy pizza they treated me to!

I am shooting their wedding next month down here in DC but since Rahul lives in Brooklyn they really wanted to have their engagement sesion up there. I mean who wouldn’t want to take a trip up to New York in the spring to photograph such a beautiful couple!?

First stop was the Brooklyn Bridge:

And then down to the DUMBO area:

And then a stunning view of the Brooklyn Bridge & Manhattan skyline:

I don’t recall what this are was but it seemed to be a popular place for picture taking!

After pizza we ran back to Rahul’s place for an outfit change and then jumped into a cab to shoot more at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. WOW was this place stunning!!! Who needs to deal with the madness in DC when you can get Cherry Blossom shots like these?

I highly recomend going there if you are in Brooklyn and get a chance!

I can not wait for the wedding of these lovely high school sweethearts. What a great way to kick off the 2010 wedding season!

JLP - The NYC edition!

Hey Everyone!

I just got back from a weekend trip to New York City where I shot two AMAZING portrait sessions. I am so excited to share these that I just had to put up a preview for you all to see!

Meet Jacquelyn and Matthew & N & R:

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Stay tuned!!

Pete & Kristina plus 2!

 So I JUST got back from Florida and I just could not wait to share thises pictures on the blog!!!! Early Sunday morning I met up with my old friend Pete (I have known him for almost 15 years now… WOW!) at Sugar Sand Park in Boca Raton to photograph his family. It was my first time meeting Kristina and the kids but I felt like I had known them forever. They are such a warm and sweet family and I feel so lucky that I was able to capture this time in their lives!

Enjoy & leave this awesome family some blog love!

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Looking Back.

Some of you may know that 30 is just around the corner for me. So out of curiosity I started going through an old personal blog of mine which dated back to April (how fitting) of 2001. I found this little gem and thought it was very fitting for the place I am at today. The entry was written in the fall of 2001, my senior year of college, 21 years old. I was venting about things I heard my best friends boyfriend was saying about me and my photography. The context was typical art student bs mixed with dated punk rock DIY ideology.The original post is long but what stood out to me was this:

The day I can live off of my photography and not have to wait tables and work at one hour photo labs I will consider myself a success, not a sell out.

*Cheers to that!!!* There are many people I went to college with (and some professors) who think making a living off of portrait and wedding photography somehow compromises your artistic integrity. Well you know what I say to them? I am living my dream and THAT is what matters!

Here are a few of my favorite images from way back then…




A few personal pictures.

Do I have the cutest nephew or what?

Last month we got together to celebrate my husbands grandfathers 87th Birthday. Look how handsome Charlie looked!

And of course I have to share my fur babies!

Princess Lexi:

Mr. Cricket (Sir Cries-A-Lot).

Stay tuned as I have some new products to show you and shooting season is almost underway!

Robert James!

 So I admit I have been slacking with the whole blog thing this winter. I think all this snow has kept me in a blog haze. However, I am now back in action and ready to show you these adorable pictures!

Our good friends Liz & Andrew welcomed this amazing little boy into this big world on 12.28.09!

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Mary & Chris - July 3, 2009

Back in July I was lucky to be able to tag along with my good friend Laura at one of her weddings. Mary & Chris are super laid back and very cool. I had such a blast being the second photographer that day. Big thanks to Laura for letting me post these images for you all to see!

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2010 is going to be AWESOME! Baby Robert sneak peek!

How can a year not be great when your first shoot is THIS little angel?

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So much more to come!

Carly & Kris - The Wedding!

 A few weeks ago I drove out to Rose Hill Manor to photograph the wedding of Carly & Kris. I have been so excited for the wedding since our e-session in June!

It was a great day but with day light savings time we had to work fast! Lunkily they decided to do a first look once we realized it would be pitch black by the time their ceremony was over!

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 Carly was super excited about her rockin’ blue shoes!

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 I love how nervous Kris looks here!

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 What a stunning bride!

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I totally dig this serious shot of the guys!

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 Carly is the best. She totally suprised Kris with an autographed Steelers jersey. Kris was SHOCKED! What’s even cooler is that it was signed in permanent paint so that it is totally wearable!

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 She had to see what he thought of it!

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 The ceremony was full or moments like this. I think they were both so excited and nervous at the same time.

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 The really wanted me to focus on candid shots and I was thrilled to be able to do that for them. I love candid moments!

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 The set up a cigar bar out on the front porch and it was a huge hit! I don’t think I ever saw that before but it was a great idea.

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Carly & Kris.. It was a blast!!

Payal & Kevin - Part 2! Barat & Ceremony!

 I am not going to bore you with all my reasons for falling behind with my blogging and just get to the good stuff!

Delish details by Partyland:

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 The start of the Barat captured by Maria:

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 So much fun!

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 And the ceremony starts!

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 Kevin was having a good time playing with Payal…

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 Until her relatives took matters into their own hands!

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 And as were were very quickly losing light for the day they jumped the broom!

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If you missed part one of this awesome wedding you can see it here on the old blog!