I met Jaclyn briefly when she was a bridesmaid in her cousin’s wedding last fall, which I was photographing. We reconnected last winter when she booked her own wedding, and we shot some lovely engagement photos at Longwood Gardens where I got to know her and Cody, and what a fun, laid back (and low-key kinda gorgeous) couple they were. Since then, a pandemic took the world by storm and I started expecting my second child, factors that moved dates out, and made changes to our plans! Luckily, these two were able to salvage a beautiful small wedding, and my super talented associate DeAnna stepped in while I recovered from birth to photograph the event. The result is just as darling as any large wedding I’ve witnessed in the past, and I’m so happy these two were able to celebrate in style and get their happily ever after!
This gorgeous fall weekend was the setting for a beautiful event at the newly unveiled wedding venue: Ludlow Farm! This rustic old barn was strung up with a million tiny lights and some chandeliers, and set with impeccable florals and decor put together by the Bride’s own aunt and mother. In the last light of the afternoon, Britt was driven up to the barn in her father’s gleaming Mustang, and she stepped out wearing a 1000 watt smile and a stylish two piece ensemble. The ceremony was short and sweet and the couple was adorably excited to be married. We hurried to a field after taking family pictures to try and catch the last of the dramatic sunset, and after that it was a blur of toasts, dinner, dances and cake! Congratulations lovebirds, I’ve always loved being there to capture your family events!
This weekend I traveled to the beautiful wine region of Virginia for the sweet farmhouse wedding of Elly and Jon. It was everything you could ask for a small country wedding, and then some. The couple are very accomplished in life, but were an incredibly laid back bride and groom. They wanted to surround themselves and spend time with their families and friends, and everything else was extra. They weren’t the type for a dramatic reveal so we traipsed around the farmhouse prior to the ceremony for portraits which is always a great way to make sure you can spend every moment of that cocktail hour with loved ones. The rest of the day was a blast, soundtracked by a talented bluegrass band and punctuated with a gorgeous sunset and heartfelt speeches, poetry, and good food. Congratulations to the happy pair, and may you continue to do so much good and activism in the world, stronger together!
August 24 marked what is probably my last family session of the summer, which I say with some sadness because I really love shooting and editing in the lush green and golden afternoons. However, I couldn’t be happier to have this family to wrap summer shooting up with. As a mom of a toddler, I sympathized with some apprehension mom had about how a longish shoot would go with a 3 year and a 5 month old, I know that you get what you get with the littles, and smiling pointedly at a camera is not really in the wheelhouse of the average child and baby. However, we gave the boys moments to let their crazies out, and cajoled the cutest faces out of them when we could, and it resulted in more great captures than I even planned for. Behold these cuties in all their glory! 🙂
Calum is my very good friends and neighbors adorable son who just turned 1. He was all rested up and fed for this shoot, and it showed, he was cute as a button and the happiest thing ever despite the sweaty temps! Mom, Dad, and baby all had matching shirts, and we DID have balloons for about 5 minutes but some unexpected wind took them from us a little too soon. Nevertheless Cal brought his A game to the rest of the shoot and we got some true winners just in time for the big first birthday party!
Shannon is one of the oldest friends I have and when she told me she needed new headshots I absolutely jumped at the chance to take a mini road trip to her beautiful apartment in White Plains, NY to get those done for her! We had a great time catching up, and running loose all over the nearby campus for photos. We found some awesome nooks and corners and as a bonus, we set off an alarm taking photos in an unmanned corporate conference center. In our defense, the doors were open! It’s always a laugh with this girl, and I hope there will be more trips in the future!
A week ago, I had the opportunity to check out a beautiful shoot spot I hadn’t gone to before, which was the Trexler Memorial Park in Allentown, PA. When Laura came to me for family photos I suggested this as a location, and while it was definitely perfect, and a lovely afternoon, I AM still laughing because we spent nearly the entire couple hours in search of a tree that I thought I had seen on the internet but which apparently did not actually exist. The verdict is still out on that one, maybe we just didn’t take the right turn! At any rate, we had a great time, and the photos are super cute, just like the Bauers!
It’s finally here!