Ashley + Eddie : Late Summer Cosima Wedding | Baltimore, Maryland

Ashley and Eddie are two rays of California sunshine, who decided to get married in Baltimore at Cosima with their closest friends and family. I love photographing weddings at this venue because the vibe is always so go-with-the-flow and laid back with an elegant and sophisticated feel. Guests always appreciate being able to mingle and hang out as if they were out at a bar or restaurant, because they want to experience all of the love and sense of togetherness throughout the evening. This space provides those feels to the fullest capacity!

I love the red brick of the buildings with the white window trim, the sound of the river flowing in the background… It’s got such a cool look and it’s super fun to photograph all of the angles and areas on the property!

Ashley wore two dresses throughout the day… Her wedding dress, and then another gorgeous timeless gown, both of which looked amazing on her… I loved finding different locations in the courtyard to photograph them before she got ready.

Just before their First Look at Cosima, Eddit hung out with his brother, dad, and friends at a hotel close by in Baltimore… Love his casual yet classy look, so handsome! He’s got awesome hair too and such a great smile.

Ashley got ready with her sister and friends… I loved the moment her mama first saw her. Her daughter literally took her breath away… Ashley’s gorgeous smile was just so radiant, she looked absolutely beautiful!

Photographing their First Look and portraits was so fun… They’re so great to photograph because they just let loose and allow themselves to be totally in their own moment together.

I’m totally obsessed with Eddie’s pocket-square of flowers…

And Ash’s sister’s super fun dress from Anthropologie was so eye-catching and cute, she looked so pretty in it! She was so happy for her sister and attentive to whatever she needed throughout the day…

Ash and Eddie chose not to have a bridal party, but her girlfriends arrived and all lined up to see her for the first time at once, and it was such a cute moment!

They each took turns saying a little something about her, how beautiful she looked, how happy they were for her, and how much they cherished her and their friendship… it was so sweet.

I loved their ceremony space setup, and those lanterns were stunning! Ash wanted to incorporate a little “California” into their decor, hence the palms… the perfect touch!

Their ceremony was beautiful with hand-written vows and of course, laughs… I love how their guests gathered around with their cocktails and watched as the ceremony took place.

The new Mr. and Mrs. shared a sweet little moment together as Cocktail Hour was beginning… Passed dishes and stations were enjoyed at Cosima before the remainder of the reception was held in the Heron Room just across the courtyard. Cosima’s food is amazing!

After speeches from their siblings and everyone had eaten, it was time to head to the Heron Room for dancing, dessert, and more drinks! Eddie’s mom put together a Pittsburgh tradition - a Cookie Table! She made most of the cookies and everyone was able to take some home… They were so delicious, it was hard not to grab one whenever I’d walk by…

It was such an absolute joy to be part of their wedding day and I am so grateful to know these two! Wishing them nothing but the absolute best!!!

Second Photographer: Mary Brunst Photography
Florist: Crimson + Clover
Planning: Alyssa Thomas Events
Hair and Makeup: Aimee Decker Beauty
Wedding Gown: Poppy & Rose Bridal
Venue: Cosima and Heron Room

Allison + Dave : Fells Point Engagement Session | Baltimore, Maryland

Meet Allison and Dave, a super cute couple, sweet, personable, and fun, with fun style with a little edge. Something about them vibes me the vibe that they like to channel an inner badass from time to time, which I just love… Together they love spending time with family and friends, chillin’ at home with their Border Collie pup Harley, and enjoying a good champagne on the regular…

My time with them was awesome… We walked around Fells, enjoying the warm late summer breeze and golden sunlight on the harbor. I loved the yellow pop of Allison’s dress in these shots, and they’ve both got great hair too, so that’s fun. :) We appropriately ended at V-No Wine for a glass of champagne before ending the evening with a beautiful sunset…

Enjoy some of my favorites from our session together!

Mueller Family : Spring Meadow Station | Upperco, Maryland Family Portrait Session

Katie and Pat scheduled a portrait session with me sometime last year and we kept having to reschedule between unexpected life situations and RAIN! And even though we were finally able to carry out a session successfully and precipitation-free, it literally poured cats and dogs on our way home from the evening of the shoot! We joked that it wouldn’t have been fitting if it hadn’t rained… :)

This sweet little family is so fun to spend time with… They decided to photograph at Spring Meadow Station in Upperco, MD because they go there often for family dates and ice cream! Their little girl, Aubrey, is such a cutie and loves to explore and hang out with mom and dad. She warmed up to me so quickly, and ran to give me a hug right when she got out of her car seat before we got started! It made my heart melt!

We walked around the greenhouse, saw their little collection of animals (bunnies, ducks, llamas, and goats), and finished the evening with some ice cream and a snowball!

It was so much fun and was so nice catching up with Katie and Pat after their wedding last year. Just as we were finishing up, the storm clouds began to roll in and it was time to go home… That evening, Katie texted me saying Aubrey loved picture time with Miss Kirsten and wanted to sing me a song, so apparently began to sing me “Silent Night” as she was going to sleep, hehe.. Again, heart melted! :)

Some of my favorites from the shoot…

Cheers to summer, sweet icy treats, and to the love of a precious little family!

Evelyn + Nick : Summer Date Night Engagement Session | Downtown Sykesville, Maryland Wedding Photographer

Downtown Sykesville is filled with cute shops, boutiques, places to eat, and such a cute place to visit for a perfect summer date night!

I met Evelyn and Nick at the Market Tavern so they could start their Engagement Session off with a nice refreshing couple of cocktails and spend a few minutes relaxing after the work day… They brought their adorable six-month-old pup Quinn with them, who’s absolutely their pride and joy! He is SO cute!! He was a little shy at first, being a little guy with so much going on around him, but quickly warmed up, especially since so many people were coming in and out of the bar, petting him and saying hello along the way. How could they resis that face??

Nick ordered a Moscow Mule and Evelyn decided on a refreshing Mint Mojito!

I also fell in love with Quinn’s leash from Wolfgang Man + Beast!

Evelyn and Nick were so sweet and fun to get to know while we walked around town taking pictures… They were so easy-going and natural which I absolutely loved, not to mention an absolutely beautiful couple!

I loved Evelyn’s floral romper and the way Nick chose to wear sold colors to compliment her. :)

Fun fact: They are both physical therapists!

Quinn was hilarious once he really warmed up and decided to show his little personality… He was trying to walk himself by grabbing the leash!

These two are just adorable… I can’t wait for their wedding next spring at the Gramercy Mansion!

We ended the evening with some ice cream at Norwood’s… Quinn got to taste some for the very first time ever and it was so cute!

I loved Evelyn and Nick’s down-to-earth vibes and natural chemistry they share together… We had such a nice time getting to know each other and enjoying the summer breeze, talking about wedding details, some of our favorite things, and of course, our dogs!

Can’t wait to celebrate with these two and their families and friends next spring!

Thanks to the Market Tavern for having us! :)

Lauren + Ethan : Waverly Brewing Co. and Sherwood Gardens Engagement Session | Baltimore, Maryland

When Lauren reached out to me about photographing her wedding, the subject of her email read, “The Final Gal”… bringing a huge smile to my face. I’ve photographed 4/5 of her group of bestie’s weddings and she was the last one to get hitched! I was so honored and excited!! It’s been so sweet and special to be part of all of their wedding days over the years, and can’t wait to top it off with Lauren and Ethan’s!

Lauren and Ethan’s first date was at this super cool Baltimore brewery tucked just under the Jones Falls in Woodberry. This was the perfect place for their Engagement Session because it’s just so “them”! It’s where they love to hang out, what they love to do together, and encompasses their vibe.. laid back, chill, and fun!

Not only was their first date here, but Ethan’s proposal was also at Waverly! He had the back of the bar reserved with the sweetest set up… pictures of the two of them, candles, and of course their favorite beer. He did such a good job planning everything so perfectly and surprising her, ending the night with their friends and family to celebrate their engagement together!

It was so nice of the bar owners to let us come in a little early and take some pictures before they opened so we could have the space to ourselves… Just outside the bar is an area where you can set up corn hole and hang out by the picnic tables and chill which is awesome! So after hanging out in the bar for a bit, we ventured outside to throw some bean bags! Their adorable pup Milo came along too.. He is just so cute!

They are just so cute together! I loved when they’d share a little laugh… :) I love how they’re so playful with each other… Sometimes life can get so serious and we have to remember to just relax and have fun

Nothing wrong with a little friendly competition… ;)

The sunshine felt so warm and good! Especially paired with an icy cold beer…

After Waverly, we headed over to Sherwood Gardens… I loved Lauren’s dress! It popped so well against all of the greenery.

Look at that gorgeous smile!

I’m so excited for their wedding at Rosewood Farms next year… It’s going to be absolutely gorgeous! They are such a sweet couple with adorable chemistry and love to just let loose and have fun! I have no doubt their wedding day is going to be amazing!