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Julia + Char // Santa Barbara, CA

Here’s a back to back post for Julia + Char. After knowing these two for quit sometime and getting to shoot their engagement session, I was more then ready to have the honor to photograph their wedding! Not only that but in one of the prettiest places in December, Santa Barbara California!

The ceremony and reception were held at El Mirador Estate. This place is a photographers dream. With a backdrop as incredible as this one, it was hard to take a bad photo.

With Julia and Char both being wedding photographers, they had the day planned out so smoothly. Julia and the ladies got ready not too far away from the estate while Char and the guys got ready at his families house. They had their first look a couple hours before the ceremony to give plenty of time for photos of them, their bridal party and family.

The large trees and plants that cover the estate gave just the right amount of day light.

The day was not complete without some Chick-fil-A at the reception. This is a day I will never forget!

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Julia + Char // St. John’s College

As December 6th is almost here, I was thinking what better way to celebrate this couple than sharing some of my favorite images from their engagement session here in Annapolis, MD at St. John’s College. St. John’s was founded in 1696 and it’s campus still has a lot of the great architecture known from that time period.

Julia + Char are both wedding photographers from the west coast. In just a few days they will be getting married in Santa Barbra, CA. I am so excited for these two and I’m honored that they asked me to photograph it! It’s the biggest compliment to be asked to play that roll as the photographer, on the biggest day of their lives. 

They have such a fun story too. They met because Julia was helping Char in his photography business by second shooting and editing for him. It was just a matter of time before they fell in love and join forces as a photography super couple!

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Kate + Robbie // Annapolis, MD

It was so lovely to be able to shoot a wedding locally here in Annapolis. It was very special for me because it was my first wedding to photograph at St. Mary’s downtown. St. Mary’s is where I grew up going to school and church, so it had that much more meaning for me as the photographer.

I seriously could not have picked a better day in November for this wedding. 

The guys and girls got ready at The Calvert House on State Circle and then got on a trolly to St. Mary’s for the ceremony. We took photos at the Carroll Gardens and then headed back to The Calvert House for the reception.

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Mary + Jan-Michael // Tappan Lake

I went to Tappan Lake in Ohio for another engagement shoot a few weeks ago. Both times I went towards the end of Fall, when most of the leafs are changing colors. It was a cold and rainy day but we made the best of it!

I’m really excited about shooting Mary and Jan-Michael’s wedding next summer. The weather will be a little bit better, but I’m expecting the same excitement and joy as these two felt during their engagement session.

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Ana // Senior Portraits

Here’s some senior photos I took of my sister Ana. We did them on a beautiful Ohio afternoon before all the leafs fell from the trees.

While I was taking her photos it hit me how quickly she’s grown up. I was looking through my camera lens and realized she’s not this elementary student anymore. She’s a senior in high school going to college next year, how quickly time goes by if we don’t take time slow down and take everything in.

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