Meghan + Nacho // Patapsco Valley State Park Engagement

You can probably tell just from looking at them how amazing and awesome these two are.

I warned Meghan + Nacho, after they told me that they would like an engagement session in a state park (in this case, Patapsco Valley), that in order to get the best images possible, I will make them hike, cross rocky creeks, climb waterfalls, + confront their deepest fears (well, not really. I didn’t tell them that beforehand. But we confronted our deepest fears anyway: we crossed paths with a gigantic wolf spider near the waterfall, and it was awesome). Oh right, we located Maryland’s second biggest waterfall, Cascade Falls!!

…it’s not very big.

Two hours of trail-trodding and discovery later, we got back to our cars with a few minor bug bites and a wonderful sense of joy. It was amazing getting to know Meghan and Nacho and I’m so glad we got the chance to hang out and make beautiful photos together!

Sandy + Kevin // Baltimore Engagement

It was rainy, it was cold, it was windy, it was foggy, it was awesome.

I’m glad we all collectively decided to go through with this session despite the aforementioned meteorological issues Baltimore was experiencing at the time.

Have I mentioned yet how great Sandy and Keven are?? They are great!!! They’re wonderfully comfortable around each other that comes from a lasting love, and have a warmth to them that’s easy to see. Their wedding is going to be in Baltimore next month and I cannot wait to be there. Until then, check out this crazy baltimore engagement session!

crazy // strange // great // 2018

Well, that was a year alright.

A crazy, strange, great 2018. Let’s break that down:

Crazy: what even happened this year?! Abbi + I traveled all over the country with family, and went back to Italy for a third time! I flew to California for a few weddings, and moved to Baltimore Maryland! A LOT of traveling. We’re both really loving Baltimore so you should come visit!! It is actually an awesome town. Just gotta dodge the horrible drivers.

Strange: this year saw less overall bookings than previous years, so I used it as a time to do some thinking about what’s been successful and unsuccessful and what I need to work on personally + professionally in the coming months and years. A new website is in the works and I’m…pretty dang excited about it! I’ve also tried some cool new stuff this year…more on that below.

Great: The weddings I was privileged to be a part of this year and the people that I’ve met along the way have made this an incredible year. I love photography, because when done well, it has the power to paint an emotional canvas of a whole life in each image. Looking back on all of the moments in these amazing people’s lives, I feel honored to be doing what I’m doing; to have a perspective on those moments. The trust you put into a photographer is In the images below you’ll see a whole lot of things in addition to my weddings and engagements. It’s been interesting to try to stretch myself a little this year. Political stuff, editorial events, travel photos; I’ve even done some newborn, baby, and family sessions this year, one of which was for a couple whose wedding I photographed three years ago! It’s so exciting to see these people going through another amazing stage of life and to reconnect after so long.

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