“You’re gonna wish these days hadn’t gone by so fast…” – Darius Rucker

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“she don’t laugh at everything but when she does the planets swing around her” – sam hunt her sweet curls are my favorite! 

“If I had to choose my best day ever my finest hour, my wildest dream come true mine would be you.” – Blake Shelton lets be honest, Toby completely stole the show :) 

“every single broken heart will lead you to the truth you think you know what you’re looking for til’ what you’re looking for finds you in a cold world, it’s a warm place where you know that you’re supposed to be a million moments full of sweet relief when the right one comes along.” – […]

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“He loved her of course, but better than that, he chose her, day after day. Choice: that was the thing.” – Shernam Alexie

“So this is love So this is what makes life divine.” – Cinderella Oh friends, I’m SO excited to share this session with you! I’ve been dying to do an engagement/anniversary/”just because!” session at Epcot for so long now, and Jennifer and her husband Brett made that dream of mine come true last week! We […]

“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.”
― E.E. Cummings
A day packed full of laughter and joy is exactly how I’d describe Chris and Mindy’s wedding last weekend. Whether it was while they were getting ready, during their portraits, during the ceremony, during the toasts, and all throughout the reception, every time I looked at them, they were laughing. Giddy with excitement, joy, and love for all of the people who joined them to celebrate. It was a pretty perfect day, if I do say so :)  watching Chris try to find the words to describe how incredible Mindy looked was one of my favorite parts of the day! He was speechless! …aaand they’re gone ;) 

Wedding Gown- Robert Bullock- Global Bridal Gallery
Florist- Royalty Flowers Inc.
Hair and Makeup- Kristen Stewart Clemons
Ceremony- Saint Peters
Reception- Washington Golf and Country Club
Coordinator- Dear Summer Event
DJ- Paul Surreal Entertainment
Videographer- Fernwheh Film Co.
Cake- Heidelberg Bakery
Bridesmaids Dresses- Mirilee
Groomsmen Attire- Vera Wang Tux
Photography- Jessica Smith Photography
Engagement Portraits

“I feel so crazy blessed and oh so lucky
to be the place you go
when you need to feel safe
when you need a kiss
it’s me.”
– Plumb
it had been almost 6 years exactly since the last time I saw Erin, so I was SO excited when she reached out saying we’d be in town at the same time! I got to spend the morning at Epcot exploring an empty world showcase with her and her sweet family, and we had the most perfect morning! and how precious is Emma?! they were worried she’d be a bit shy and not too smiley, but she certainly proved them wrong and was in the happiest mood! thanks again for spending the morning with me! so good to see you all! :)
one of my faaavorites!!

“may you dream of lovely things
and awake to find them real.”
– jj heller
for our next WDW session, we opted to go explore Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside for their family portrait session, and it was the perfect backdrop! So lovely, and the perfect mix of quaint, calm, and disney charm! and that sweet Isla Belle dished out so many sweet smiles! this is my favorite age to photograph, and you can see why! :)  how stunning are those blue eyes?!  thanks again for spending the afternoon with me! :)

“there’s a great big beautiful tomorrow
shining at the end of every day
there’s a great big beautiful tomorrow
and tomorrows just a dream away”
– walt disney
I’m so excited to share a handful of my “Neverland” WDW family portrait sessions from earlier this month! These sessions have quickly become my favorite to photograph, walking around the park with sweet friends capturing all of the things their family loves best about this special place… does it get better than that?!  all of the holiday decor around the park was SO gorgeous! definitely my favorite time of year at the magic kingdom! one of my favorites from their session!! Casey’s Corner has so much special meaning for Jessica and her family, and I love that we were able to work it into their session so much :)
thanks again for letting me join you for the morning! :) have a magical day!

“you are the one on the top of my wish list
after all, it’s a holiday made for two”
– dave barnes when Carissa first emailed me about doing some “first married christmas” photos and what she was envisioning, I was hooked! lights, lights, and more of those gorgeous warm christmas lights! I knew Reston town center would be the perfect spot to get that holiday vibe with tons of lights, and thankfully they were up for an early morning session so we had the place all to ourselves! I’m so excited with how these turned out! happy viewing, friends!  come to find out, they even met at Clydes! even more perfect!