“What a grand thing, to be loved! What a grander thing still, to love!” – Victor Hugo it has been such a special treat to see so many friends at WDW, and I’m so thankful the timing lined up for me to be able to capture some of the fun of Henry (and Sara’s!) first […]

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“And that’s my home where dreams are born, And time is never planned. Just think of lovely things. And your heart will fly on wings, Forever in Never Never Land” – Peter Pan good friends + WDW = the greatest combination :) i knew one of these days our disney trips would overlap now that […]

“All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.” ― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan this one is extra special! when I realized I’d be at WDW for a handful of sessions, I managed to convince my sweet friend Beth to come down with her family and meet me there for the week! […]

“The tenderness of God is twirling around In our living room tonight Lighting up your daddy’s eyes And know he just wants to freeze you in time” – Watermark I’ve been dying to bring my camera to the Grand Floridian for YEARS now, and my sweet friends Marian and Arturo finally made it a possibility! […]

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“don’t just fly – soar.” – dumbo Christmas time at WDW just gets better and better! :)  look at those three best buddies on the right! :)  the holiday decor on Main Street is my favorite! my favorite spot for castle shots in the morning! we ALWAYS make time for a sweet treat! that shot […]

“In your darkest hours will I love you still? I have and I always will.” – Dave Barnes looks like the perfect advertisement for Tieks!  first looks are 100000% the best plan on wedding days for a dozen reasons, but mostly because the give you the opportunity for moments like this! I was so thankful […]

“In your darkest hours
will I love you still?
I have and I always will.”
– Dave Barnes
looks like the perfect advertisement for Tieks!  first looks are 100000% the best plan on wedding days for a dozen reasons, but mostly because the give you the opportunity for moments like this! I was so thankful that they still had some gorgeous fall colors at birkby house! 

Venue- Birkby House, Leesburg VA
Wedding Dress- David’s Bridal
Florist- Good Earth Flowers
Hair Stylist- Elaine Cropp
Makeup Artist- Taylor Ross
Wedding Coordinator- Simply Royal Events– Carleigh Malone and Kristin Garrett
Band- Brent and Co.
Videographer- Fernweh Film Co.
Cake- Cakesmith
Catering- Tuscarora Mill
Bridesmaids Dresses- David’s Bridal
Men’s Attire- Mens Wearhouse
Invitations- Elly Hartman
Photography- Jessica Smith Photography

“Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away.”
– Dinah Craik So thankful for another day to spend at my “wedding day home away from home”. Weddings at Shadow Creek with a dream team of vendors will always be extra special to me, and I loved seeing Sean and Kelsey’s vision for the day come to life in the most beautiful way! As soon as I walked in the door, their entire team of vendors said, “Oh this is gonna be a GOOD one!” Safe to say, we were all excited to celebrate these two!  Sophie Felts made all of my fall flower dreams come true with these stunning bouquets! I LOVED all the different texture and character that her design had!  incase I haven’t mentioned it recently, cathedral length veils are ALWAYS a fantastic idea. hands down my favorite accessory on a wedding day! I get So excited to play with these, and love all the movement and softness they add! they thought of everything, even coordinating blankets to set out during the ceremony! reception details galore!How fun is that selfie station that Laura Dee Events created?! She’s the greatest!her dad had recorded an extra special version of the song they danced to, and as you can clearly see, Kelsey was thrilled with the sweet surprise :) 

Venue- Shadow Creek Weddings & Events
Wedding Dress- Sophia Tolli- Joanne Dress
Florist- Sophie Felts
Hair and Makeup- Carola Myers
Wedding Coordinator- Laura Dee Events
Band- Bachelor Boys Band
Pies- Livin’ the Pie Life
Catering- Main Event Catering
Bridesmaids Dresses- Azazie
Groomsmen Attire- Black Tux
Photography- Jessica Smith Photography

“Love will protect
love always hopes
love still believes
when you don’t
love is the arms that are holding you
Love never fails you.”
-Brandon Heath

Venue: Meridian House– Washington DC
Wedding Gown: Kate McDonald from Lovely Bride
Florist: Helen Olivia Flowers
Hair Stylist: Alison Harper and Company– Cecelia & Anita
Ceremony: Dahlgren Chapel, Georgetown University
Wedding Coordinator: Erin Strider
DJ: Bryan George Music
Videographer: ThirtyOne Films
Catering: Main Event Caterers
Invitations: Minted
Bridesmaids Dress: BHLDN
Photography: Jessica Smith Photography

“I came alive when I first kissed you
the best me has his arms around you
you make me better than I was before
thank God that I’m yours”
– Russell Dickerson

“i’m wonderstruck…
all i know is i was enchanted to meet you”
– taylor swift I first met Robert and Carissa just about one year ago, and our morning together resulted in one of my all time favorite Christmas portrait sessions! As wonderful as that session was, it didn’t even compare to seeing them as parents to their sweet Leo. To say they’re both smitten is an understatement, but as soon as you meet this boy you’ll absolutely understand why. Seeing a couple fall even deeper in love with their brand new baby, and more in love with each other, during newborn sessions is one of my favorite parts :) That feeling of “I can’t believe he’s OURS!” on their faces gets me every time :) Thanks for sharing Leo with me and letting me snuggle him for a few minutes! xo! tiny little smiles for his dad :) I love that this is his typical sleeping position :) congrats again!! can’t wait to see the three of you again soon!