Engagement Sessions

Diana + Mick : Fells Point Engagement Session | Baltimore, Maryland

Best friends are so special... They’re there for us through thick and thin, give us advice on what to wear, what polish to go with at the salon, address our personal relationship problems, help us decide whether or not to try a new hair style, encourage us when we need it most, and sometimes even introduce us to our future husbands!

Diana’s fiance Mick is her best friend’s cousin… After over a quarter-century of knowing who each other was but never really spending enough time together to truly hit it off, fate stepped in. Diana and Rowena (Diana’s bff) were on the tennis courts (something they love to do!) and needed another person to play doubles with them, so Rowena got in touch with Mick to see if he wanted to join in… He did - and that’s how it all began…

Fifteen years later… they’re tying the knot and making it official! Mick proposed to her, pulling a tennis ball out from behind his back and popped the question. The ball had the ring inside! He’d planned to propose on the tennis court earlier that day but things didn’t go as planned… It was an insanely hot day and they weren’t out on the courts as long. But he couldn’t wait, so he made dinner reservations, and then asked her to marry him before going out to dinner to celebrate together… I love how he tied in the details of where their relationship started with the proposal!

Diana and Mick love to play tennis together of course, travel, go to dinner at fun new restaurants, and just spend time together with their pup. They’re down to earth and easy-going and so comfortable to be around. I felt like I’d known them for so long after meeting them for the first time just before their Engagement Session! It wasn’t long before we were laughing and joking together and having such a fun experience..

We talked about all of our favorite foods, some wedding details, and about where we like to travel for vacation. I shared that Tyler and I always dream of getting away but never end up actually booking a trip! They were so funny, they couldn’t believe it and were giving me ideas of places to go… :)

Tyler came down to Fells Point with me that evening, and ended up striking up a conversation with a man from Egypt while he was sitting, people-watching, and enjoying the sun setting while I was photographing. When the session was over and we met back up with Tyler, Diana and Mick said - “Egypt! What a great place to book your next vacation!” :) So maybe it was a sign… Hehe.

We ended our session back on the pier by Barcocina. Music was playing from their deck so these two started dancing together right in the middle of the street! It was so cute…

I’m so glad to have met these two and can’t wait for their wedding day this October! And am kinda wanting to try out tennis now….. hmm. :)

Ashley + Eddie : BMore Licks and Patterson Park Engagement Session | Baltimore, Maryland

I love hearing about when couples’ paths cross, but they don’t officially meet until that perfect moment in time when all of the stars align and everything begins to play out as it was all intended to...

Ashley and Eddie both went to Penn State, but didn’t meet until they were both in Baltimore for a New Year’s Eve party. After falling in love and realizing their lives were meant to be spent with each other forever, Eddie proposed on a beach in California, right at sunset… And of course, she said yes… (swoon!)

They currently live out in San Diego but wanted to have their wedding here in Baltimore, as it’s a good central spot for their families and it’s where their relationship officially began… So they’re planning for a September wedding at Cosima! I absolutely love it there and can’t wait to celebrate with them!

So on the day of their Engagement Session, we met at BMore Licks for some ice cream before heading across Eastern Avenue to walk around Patterson Park for the afternoon. The line was long! But so worth the wait.

They each got the same cone, mint chocolate chip with rainbow sprinkles, so they didn’t have to share, they said. Haha! But the cute thing is, they ended up sharing anyway… :)

I love when my couples enter their own little world together and enjoy their time together without even thinking about the camera… They just walked, talked, enjoyed their cones, and had fun!

Spring was just finally settling in, and it was our first nice warm day we’d had yet! It was nice to see the park filling up with families playing, runners running, dogs jumping to catch frisbees, and of course - happy-in-love couples being all cute and sweet and lovey dovey like these two… :)

Their smiles are so genuine and happy… They were so cute and touchy and giggly with one another, I just loved it! It made the shoot so fun and sweet… When you can just FEEL their connection and how real it is… that’s a really special thing.

Can’t wait for this September with these two! Safe flights back to California… next time I see them, they’ll be gettin’ hitched!

Kristen & Jonathan : Winter Baltimore Inner Harbor Engagement Session - Baltimore City, Maryland

These two are such an adorable couple and such a breath of fresh air! They’re happy, sweet, so joyful, fresh, fun, and popular! I posted an insta-story during our shoot and got so many DM’s saying “yay! I know them!” which was so cute…

They wanted to photograph around the Baltimore Inner Harbor so I headed down early to scout things out before meeting up with them! I enjoyed walking around, people watching, and appreciating the fresh crisp, cold winter air. It feels good to be invigorated outside like that sometimes!

We decided to meet outside of Barnes & Nobles bookstore, where we both started and finished the session. It was literally about 18º out but we braved it! They rocked it out, snuggled up together, and made it look so unbelievably effortless! The sun was out so that helped a bit, and the buildings were blocking the wind… so it was easier to pretend it was like 30º instead. :)

They’re just the cutest… Kristen was just glowing and so pretty in her pink dress!

I love the shot of them running towards the seagulls! We had such a fun time walking around and getting to know each other. Jonathan loves to read, and his favorite ice cream is vanilla, but sometime’s he’ll venture out and add sprinkles on top. :) Kristen’s more adventurous with her palette and likes Butter Pecan, hehe. They love staying in together and cozying up with a movie on the sofa rather than going out, but when they do they make it count and do something really nice!

We finished up with grabbing a coffee at the Starbucks in Barnes & Nobles, and browsing the books a bit for something specific Jon was looking for… I loved that big window we found on the second level of the bookstore!

I just love these two and can not WAIT for their wedding this September! :) :)

Kelly & Jimmy : Riding Bikes & Coffee Shop Date | Washington, DC Engagement Session

Kelly and Jimmy are just adorable… They are so effortlessly sweet and fun to get to know! Traveling together is one of their favorite things to do. They both did the Peace Corps, though in different countries, but have been to Cuba, Mexico, Utah, and most all of the east coast together. And when I learned that they also love cooking, I knew we’d get along great! We all know I’m a wanna be chef when I’m not behind the camera… :) Kelly and Jimmy have a goal of cooking a meal from every country in the world - how cool is that??

We met in DC, on the block where Kelly used to live, for their engagement shoot. It was such a cute street with so many porches decorated for fall with pumpkins and spider webs. She and Jimmy used to bike all around DC together, even to work in the mornings, so bringing their bikes along for the shoot was a perfect way to tell their story. Kelly works further outside of the city now but Jimmy still bikes to work each day!

We started at the cutest little park heading to Big Bear Cafe for tea… Big Bear was awesome with so much texture, greenery, and character. There was even a vegetable stand out front where you could pick up some fresh produce. I loved it there!

I just loved this little date night so much! They planned it all so perfectly and we had so much fun together… Can’t wait for their wedding next September!