This family made my heart so so happy. Ryan and his son Jamie love Lauren so much and the three of them together just melted my heart! Jamie is the most polite little boy and Ryan & Lauren's love beamed from their souls. I loved getting to explore their backyard and capture these memories for them. They are genuinely some of the sweetest people ever!
What a beautiful day it was celebrating the marriage of Mr. & Mrs. Simpkins last weekend on the Chesapeake Bay! Alexandria and Ryan spent 194 days apart before their wedding. Soon, they will be moving to Japan for their first few years of marriage for Ryans next assignment with the Air Force. The similarities between their relationship and mine & Williams are endless. The instant connection, their friendship, the challenges of the military and the distance. Between that and the way they looked at each other, my emotions were out of hand! I was seriously crying tears of joy all day for them! I just love these two and can't wait to watch them do life together in this next chapter of marriage, world travels and big adventures! Congrats again to the newlyweds!
On Tuesday, I was honored to capture the Brenner's first week with their new baby girl! This was one of those sessions that made me sigh and say, "Wow. Life is so beautiful." In-Home Sessions always seem to put me in my feels, but add a newborn baby and chocolate lab into the mix and my heart turns to totally mush. Congrats again to this beautiful family and welcome to the world baby Emerson!
This girlie always makes my job easy when she gets in front of the camera! This was my first elementary school grad session, and I must say it was just the stinkin' cutest! It was super fun to channel my inner school kid while helping Mya and her momma capture the memory of this special day. Congrats again, Mya! Your future is bright!
Last week, I shot one of my favorite city sessions ever! Morgan and BJ wanted their engagement photos in Fell's Point, Baltimore since that is where they had their first date & I'd say we channeled our city vibes pretty perfectly! It was special to hear their love story while exploring this adorable cobblestone-filled city. I encouraged them to sip wine and reminisce about their memories here which brought out their giddy personalities effortlessly. Congrats again to these soon to be newlyweds!
I was SO excited when I was invited last minute to take a trip to the University of Delaware to capture these grad photos for this group of beauties! It is so crazy to me that sessions like this are considered "work" because I have so much fun meeting new friends and exploring new places. Our two hours together flew by and was full of sharing stories and lots of laughs. Congrats to these recent UofD ALUMNI!
This maternity session really put me in my feels last week! I'm so thankful that my job brings so much happiness and celebration into my life. From families to friends, weddings and babies, I really have seen it all this past month. Capturing these life moments means so much to me and makes me super grateful that I'm in a place in my life where I can do photography full time. Caroline and Elan were the sweetest expecting couple and I can't wait to hear the name of their baby girl when she arrives! Congrats, love birds!
So, when I started my business back in 2010, I used photoshop for everything. Everything! I didn't realize this was why had little consistency in my lighting/color pallets and lacked a recognizable style. Not to mention editing a gallery seemed to take a century! Discovering Lightroom Presets/batch editing cut my turnaround time at least in half! Here are some of tips for speeding up your edits in Lightroom:
1. Invest in a Preset package. Lightroom presets are designed to enhance your photos in just a few clicks and they are a life saver! Finding/creating a preset that matches your style will help cut down your editing time by a landslide, even if you are only doing minor edits. For example, if you always bump the contrast, lower the saturation of your greens and add a vignette to every image in post processing, you could create a preset with those settings, apply the Preset to you're entire gallery upon import, and not have to fiddle with those edits at all. Personally, I inv...
Sessions with this beauty are always so much fun! I have been working with Remi since she graduated high school in 2011. Her smile is so radiant and her joy just shines from inside her soul which makes my job super easy! The camera absolutely adores her and so do I!
It is super humbling to have clients that keep coming back through the years with their important life moments. I am so honored to share these memories alongside them and be a little part of their story. I can't wait to see where life takes Remi. I know she is going to do incredible things! Congrats, girl!