Boudoir Day Recap

It is long overdue, but I’m finally able to show off a few selects from our inagural Boudoir Day!  (Not only were we were waiting to confirm permission to post but also for a few key dates to pass so we didn’t blow these beautiful ladies’ cover for their surprise gifts to their special someones.)  I can’t even begin to express how much FUN this day was.  We were able to rent an historic house in Old Town Leesburg for the day and I just love the texture, detail, and mood that the place provided.  It was the perfect contrast with the stunning beauty our clients provided. For this day, the award winning (and always awesome) Alison Harper & Co provided all of the fantastic hair and makeup styling you see.

For those of you who don’t know what Boudoir Day is let me tell you!  It is a full day of pampering with hair, makeup, and private photoshoot.  When you sign up a private party of 4 or more ladies we offer a discount rate on our Bombshell boudoir package.  It’s a great opportunity to do something different for girls night out or to throw a unique bachelorette party experience.  Seriously, what’s better than getting dolled up, hit with a newfound sense of supermodel cofidence before hitting the town with your best girlfriends?  Not much!  PLUS, you get your own CD and album of your favorite photos that you can keep all to yourself or surprise someone special with.

Now let’s get on to viewing these gorgeous ladies…

Here N. proves that you don’t have to show tons of skin to be stunning.

I was ridiculously giddy when N’s sassy outfit matched our sassy satin prop sheets.

Old houses + young beauty = perfect!

J. rocked this pose!

What a classic beauty!

M. makes beauty look effortless here.

C. is a rockstar!  Yeowzah!

 I want to say a HUGE thank you to the wonderful ladies that participated in this special day.  It was a privilege to photograph you and I hope you see how inspiringly gorgeous you all are!



Baby Love!

We’ve be so lucky to have clients that just can’t reisit coming back to us again and again!  Not too long ago, Lauren & Keith were engaged in Baltimore and then married at Veramar Vineyard in Virginia.  They came back to us for their maternity photos and again for their first family photos with baby Eli. 

Eli was a wonderful baby to work with.  Having been appropriately spoiled by mom and dad, he’s a happy baby and made our photo shoot loads of fun.

I just love this very first family portrait.  So much love!

Who doesn’t love baby feet?!

Little man got tuckered out from his big modeling debut.

Hello, Handsome!

Hello, Future Champion!  Avid Baltimore Ravens fans, Eli is going to grow up immersed in football culture.  I love this little knit hat that Lauren found for him on Etsy.  So cute!

I *heart* Reviews!

Let me tell you how much I love review time!  It’s stellar.  I’m really glad there are third party sites out there (like WeddingWire) who make it super easy for bride’s to review the vendors they used for their weddings.  Since it’s not a review directly to the vendor’s face, bride’s can speak their minds.  This is a beautiful thing for me because heaven knows I bust my tush to deliver top-notch products and services to my clients, so when I see such lovely comments left by all of you, all of the 18 hour days and 7 day work weeks feel oh, so worth it!  Additionaly, I like to think of reviews as a nice little way to “pay it forward”.  Lots of vendors can talk the talk and pour money into fancy ads that look great but at the end of the day, an honest review is a priceless nugget of information for brides-to-be.

So get to spreading the good will around.  Help tell your vendors what a great job they did (or where they need to improve) and help brides everywhere learn from your experiences!

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Aaron & Christiana's Glen Echo engagement

Can I tell you how much we loooove taking engagement photos?  Really.  It’s the best.  We get to go out to some fun place, goof around with our super cool clients for an hour or so, get to know what makes them tick, and in the process, create some beautiful images for our clients to keep and cherish forever.  It’s really a blast, and this engagement session with Christiana & Aaron was no exception!

This artsy & creative couple came to us through our awesome wedding planner friend (Pam Rothwell of LaBlanc Designs).  At our first meeting it was clear how in love they were.  Their energy and bubbly personalities were infectious and we couldn’t wait to take photos at a spot near & dear to their hearts; Glen Echo.  Check it out!

Announcing Pictures in the Park!

I am proud to announce that we have started a new partnership with the fabulous, Historic London Town and Gardens to offer Pictures in the Park on Father’s Day, June 17! 

We will be featuring our 25 minute mini sessions from 9am until 5 pm by appointment only and they will come complete with high res photo CD for $300.  This also grants you FREE admission to London Town and Gardens (including tours!) and discounted admission to the concert (only $5/pp instead of $15/pp) that evening on the lawn.  It’s the perfect opportunity to make a day of it; enjoy the history, have a picnic, listen to some fabulous music, and capture some memories that will last forever!

Who can take advantage of this awesome opportunity you ask?  Anyone who wants some portraits in a unique and beautiful spot!  From babies to grandparents, come on out!  Space will be limited, so book now!  To book, just e-mail me to arrange your $100 deposit.  Deposits are nonrefundable (if cancelling within 1 week of the event), but will be applied to your balance due at the time of service.  We accept checks & all major credit cards.

I couldn’t be more excited for Pictures in the Park!  Last November, our clients Emily & Josh, had us photograph their wedding at this unique spot.  I fell in love with the place, and if you know me, I fell in love with the history!  Founded in 1683 (whoa!!) London Town used to be an old port town but eventually was abandoned for more prosperous areas when trade dwindled during the revolutionay war.  The house in the photo below overlooks the historic dock site and was built around 1758 and (obviously) still stands today.  Very cool.

London Town also has acres of magical gardens to explore.  During Pictures in the Park I get the WHOLE day to play in the gorgeous landscape.  I can’t wait!!!

I just love capturing moments like these!  Aren’t these brothers adorable?!

I also love the natural family photo.  Getting outside, enjoying eachother in their element instead of inside a stuffy studio.  Magic!

These are the smiles and moments you want to remember.

I’ll leave you with my favorite image from Emily & Josh’s wedding at London Town.  This is what life is all about.  At least for me.  If you agree, come out to Pictures in the Park on June 17 and grab a moment like this for yourself!