While Shawn and I were on our minimoon in Antigua, we met a couple from North Carolina who had also just gotten married. We engaged in some (easy) post wedding conversations over strong rum punches and I fell for their southern charm and banter. The weather was humid, with spontaneous showers every few hours, which normally lead to a stunning sunset. During one of our beach walks, I decided to have an impromptu shoot with them, just so they can remember if only a snippet of their newlywed bliss in such a beautiful place. Collect moments, not things, right?
These world travelers had me at Hawaii. Spending their winters on the North Shore, this affectionate couple decided to have their wedding in their hometown of Ocean City Maryland, in Tyler’s parents backyard on the bay. When we arrived at the house, I was mistaken for Melissa’s sister by one of the caterers, which turns out, I ended up feeling that way towards the end of the night. She was so welcoming and loving, I felt I had known her my whole life. I loved their travel theme, and how they incorporated each of their trips into their wedding. When we left to do portraits, Melissa took us to this abandoned farm commune that blew Shawn and I’s heads off. There was just too much amazingness to photograph. With a shining sparkler exit to end the night, I was floating on cloud nine. Biggest of hugs to you both!
Happiness helper, world traveler, motivational speaker, lifestyle entrepreneur, and yogi, Bailey does it all. Our connection was instant, and even with the 40 degree temps, she was glowing and exuding warmth. This life coach was looking to revamp her website and needed some images of her being.. well her. In the hours I had spent with her, I immediately discovered that her vibrant and contagious laughter was so truly genuine and capturing it in the most golden light was incredibly easy.
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Thankful at the farm. Our second annual friendsgiving was touched with a little bit of magic by some talented ladies. Amazing florals & styling by Paige from Gilded Lily Events (she was also my wedding planner!) and gorgeous hand lettering along with a custom menu + mad libs by the crazy talented Mary Kate Moon. I loved the cute little felt acorn place cards and the cornucopia of flowers, radishes, artichokes & turnips was to die for. The night was filled with the warmth of good friends, pups and homemade delicious food made by each of us. We all have a lot to be grateful for this year, and sitting under those twinkle lights with my nearest and dearest made my heart (and stomach) full.