Chris + Kim: Married! ~ July 5, 2014 ~ Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Gorgeous location. Beautiful day. Awesome couple. Perfect for a wedding!
It was a privilege to be present as an intimate group of family and friends gathered on a pristine beach in the Dominican Republic to witness the wedding of Chris and Kim. There is great beauty in simplicity and this wedding and day were a shining example of that. Chris and Kim’s love was evident and the joy of those in attendance was heartwarming. Take a peek for yourself by clicking below to check out their wedding slideshow…
Congratulations Chris and Kim!
Cedric + Eboni: Married! ~ May 24, 2014 ~ Baltimore, MD
Perfect. That’s the word I would use to describe the day and the feeling of Cedric and Eboni’s wedding. Just, perfect. Whether it was the gorgeous day…being perched up high overlooking the Baltimore Harbor…the beautiful simplicity of the ceremony…the genuineness of the vows that were exchanged…the clear love of those that came to witness the union…or perhaps even the comfortable ease of the connection between Cedric and Eboni…whatever it was, we were honored to be there to participate in and capture it. One of the many benefits of being a wedding photographer is being privy to people’s most private moments and in those moments being graced with the occasional unexpected reminder of what true love looks like. And if that wasn’t enough to make a photographer’s heart full…I’ll share with you three more words: bride, groom + carousel. *Swoon*
Interested in taking a peek? Click on the image below to check out the slideshow of the day:
Congratulations Cedric & Eboni!
Andre + Shelly: Married! ~ May 23, 2014 ~ Lanham, MD
We had a great time capturing the beautiful wedding of Andre and Shelly. They are such a fun loving couple and that was evident by the awesome group of family and friends that gathered to support and celebrate with them. A great time was had by all – take a peek at the slideshow to see for yourself (click on the image below):
Congratulations Andre and Shelly!
The Youngs + 1 ~ January 2014
It was an absolute pleasure photographing the Young family as they prepare to welcome their second little one into the world. Nedvonne, Natasha and little miss Milan spent the afternoon with me in the studio capturing this beautiful time in their lives. I’ve known Natasha for years – sharing both college and sorority ties – and it is a joy to see her and her family happy and growing. So, without further ado, please meet the Youngs…
Congratulations and I can’t wait to meet the newest little addition!
Evan and the Great Museum of Natural History Escapade ~ January 2014 ~ Washington, DC
This has been a COLD winter so far! And so, as much as I adore photographing people outside, the winter challenges me to come up with fun indoor session locations. On this blustery winter Saturday, it was great to head to the National Museum of Natural History to catch up with Raychon and little Evan, with Uncle Kyran in tow. I’ve said it before…it is such a wonderful privilege to see and photograph families over time. And cutie pie Evan seems to be growing so fast! We had a great time making our way through the Museum – and it’s quite possible that the grown-ups among us enjoyed it just as much as the little one! (If you haven’t been to this museum lately, you should definitely check it out again!) Here are a few of my favorites from the day:
We did take a little time to stop and, well, play…lol.
What a fun day! Looking forward to the next museum visit!
Courtney & Ericka: Married! ~ December 31, 2013 ~ Alexandria, VA
I had the great pleasure of bringing in the New Year by capturing the wonderfully beautiful and intimate wedding of Courtney and Ericka. What better way to celebrate the new beginnings of a new year than by witnessing the beginning of a new life for such an awesome couple! Their gorgeous wedding was held just a few blocks from where they had their first date, bringing everything full circle. Every detail of this night and this wedding was magical. Want to see? Take a peek by checking out their slideshow below…
Congratulations Courtney & Ericka!
Cancerversary! ~ November 2013
Not too long ago, a client of mine contacted me with a request for a photo session. Not an unusual thing…I’ve had the opportunity to photograph her and her growing family several times over the past few years. They are a beautiful family and it is always a pleasure to catch up with them. However, the request on this day was quite different than anything we’d done in the past. She wanted to do a photo session in advance of what she called her “Cancerversary” celebration. She shared with me that, about a year ago, she had been diagnosed with rectal cancer. Recognizing that the resources available to those diagnosed with rectal cancer were hard to find, Anissa, a healthcare professional, decided to do something about it. In addition to the big task of beginning her own chemotherapy and radiation treatments, she decided, with the help and support of her family and friends, to start the Ferguson Foundation. The Ferguson Foundation, Inc. is an advocacy group that supports individuals affected by rectal cancer. (Please feel free to make a donation by visiting her site at www.thefergusonfoundation.net) She decided, in the midst of her own struggle, to try to help others. How incredibly awesome…and courageous. So, as she approaches the anniversary of her diagnosis, she has decided to host a celebration of life. She continues to fight her battle, but chooses to praise in the meantime. Which brings us to the purpose of this photo session. She wanted to document this moment in her and her family’s life. She wanted to give witness to the fullness of her life and the love that surrounds her. And I truly hope that that is what we achieved.
To be honest, I was quite nervous about this session. The weight and importance of it. But, I felt truly honored to be able to capture this for her and her family. With the help of talented make-up artist, Erica Coates of Creating Visions Makeup Artistry, we were able to bring Anissa’s vision into being. I didn’t want the photos to be all about her battle, but I didn’t want us to run from it, either. So, we did a little bit of both. Here’s what we came up with….
And just a little out-take with the guys…
Continued prayers for Anissa and her family as she continues to both conquer her battle and help others face theirs! I’m truly humbled by the opportunity to take part.