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Welcome to my blog, where I share highlights of everything from my client's wedding days and portrait sessions, to recent features and our adventures around the world. 

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Outer Banks Beach Engagement Session

Feb 12, 2015

This past weekend I headed to the Outer Banks to shoot an incredible engagement session with one of my 2015 couples, Brittany & Ryan! We were somehow lucky enough to be treated to a near 60 degree day — so warm, in fact, that I convinced these two to put their feet in the water!! Okay, so that was a big mistake since the water was barely above freezing, but we did get some incredible shots :) Brittany & Ryan have one of my favorite engagement stories and I’m so excited to share it with you!

I was actually introduced to this sweet bride from one of my dear friends, Emily. They attended college with one another and were in the same sorority! Brittany knew Emily was pursuing photography, but didn’t shoot weddings and was looking for someone she might recommend. I was completely flattered and honored to know she sent me! This is such a fantastic community of men and women and I’m always astounded as a Washington, DC wedding photographer at the level of community that rises over competition. 

It was this past Christmas and they were opening gifts with Ryan’s family. His brother’s girlfriend had made everyone ornaments and when Brittany opened hers, she saw “Marry Me?” written in glittery letters. Since it wasn’t a gift from Ryan, Brittany was immediately upset, thinking this was a just a joke. However, when she lifted her eyes from the package, she saw Ryan slowly making his way down to one knee. The whole family knew it was coming and even caught it on video!

From the moment we started e-mailing, I could tell this was such a sweet and thoughtful couple; working with them this past weekend only furthered that idea! I am beyond excited for this September!!

And as if these two weren’t great enough — Brittany has the BEST style as you’ll see in our pictures. She even runs a fashion blog!

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