Baltimore Engagement || Brzozowski/Ratliff

Tell us how you first met? Who what when where why? Give us the dirty details. 
How Joe and I first met is quite the cliché because it was at a wedding, but I was actually there as a guest with one of his friends. He maybe uttered three words to me all day, but that didn’t stop me from proceeding to steal his number from his friend’s phone the next day. Something of which is totally out of character for me, but it worked because we’ve been together ever since.

When did you know he/she was the one? Was there something he/she did?, etc.
Daryl and I have been together for over 6 years and I can’t think of an exact moment when I realized that she was “The One”. But as I looked back on the time that we spent together I realized how much my love for her had grown and strengthened. I’ve been blessed to have her in my life and I can’t imagine my life without her.
I have to agree with Joe, I don’t think there was a particular moment in time where I thought, “He’s the one”. After six years we’ve had a lot of moments, some good and some bad and those times have helped us grow and have made us stronger. There is not a day that goes by that I don’t realize that I’m lucky to have him.

Tell us about the proposal. (Did you see it coming, how long was it in the planning?, how did you feel? nervous, excited, freaking out?)
I had been thinking about the “ideal” proposal for half a year before I actually started planning the proposal. It was important for me to ask for her father’s blessing before I proposed. I was just as nervous, if not more, about asking him compared to the actual proposal! After asking her father, I didn’t have a set idea, place, or time for the proposal but I was able to “steal” an idea from Daryl, and put my own twist on it. I like to think that I was cool, calm, and collective the day of the proposal because I didn’t want to make Daryl suspicious of anything. Everything went as planned and my nerves didn’t kick in until it was time for me to open the ring box…I was shaking like a leaf!
Even though Joe stole my idea I still had no idea that he was up to anything. Of course I always hoped that one day he would ask me to marry him, but he was definitely playing it off and I was clueless. As Joe and I sat on the patio of one of our favorite restaurants the jeweler turned the corner, with a briefcase in hand, and I was in complete shock. I couldn’t really believe what was happening until Joe started speaking. We even had our dog with us and I’m pretty sure he was excited to have witnessed the proposal. It’s a day that I will never forget.

Tell us the one thing you love most about each other.
Daryl is a caring, loving, unselfish person that never hesitates to put the needs of others before her own.
I love that Joe is so driven and focused. He inspires me to make the most out of all situations and is always there to pick me up when I need it.

If you feel comfortable, share with us something silly or quirky the other person does.
Every time Daryl replaces a roll of toilet paper, she puts it in backwards (as far as I’m concerned)! She loads it with the toilet paper going under not over, and I fix it every time. She is nice enough to leave it that way, once I make the change. 
Joe has a fear of birds…all birds, even little harmless baby birds.

Baltimore Engagement Session || Sowa/Berwind

Chris and Anna contacted me about capturing their wedding this coming year.  This wedding will be very fun because it will be down in Ocean City, MD.  We had a great time walking around Patterson Park in Baltimore during their engagement session.  I really enjoy engagement sessions because it allows minimal stress time for us to get to know each other.  

I can not wait until their wedding!

Annapolis Engagement | McFarland | Downtown

I have the pleasure of photographing Bridget and Lee's 2014 wedding.  I met them in downtown Annapolis for their engagement session.  Let me tell you...they are one fun couple!  We had so much fun walking around creating some beautiful photos!  They are both on their final leg of becoming lawyers.  

They will be tying the knot May 10, 2014 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Towson, MD.  If we have half as much fun as we did together on their engagement session their wedding will be a blast!
 

I can not wait to capture their special day!  Congratulations Bridget and Lee! 

New Wedding Photography Album

We have been exploring looking for a new wedding album company and we have finally found one that meets our quality we demand!  This is a huge weight lifted off of our shoulders because we can truly offer beautiful wedding albums.  We are so proud of what we deliver to our customers. 

This is our new 10x10 Capri Series Album, we are providing this fully customized with 30 pages.  This is our lower end album but it really has some great features that set it apart from our competitions lower end albums.

  • New "skinny" page design (thicker pages than coffee table book pages)
  • Lay-flat seamless panoramic construction
  • Three distinct options for dressing up your material covers with images: cut-outs, indentations or a full photo cover (no cheap dust cover here)
  • All of our non-leather materials

 

Annapolis Engagement Session I Patapsco Valley State Park

Matt & Amber are getting married July 6, 2013. They decided to have their engagement photos taken at Patapsco Valley State Park. This was a different session because we trekked thorough the woods to get to the train tracks we photographed at.  Amber was a trooper, she had on healed boots and decided to take them off and hike down and up the hill because the heals were too unsafe. I have never seen someone make that kind of sacrifice for photos.  I can not wait to photograph their wedding, I'm sure it will be beautiful and an amazing day!

Love Park, Philadelphia Engagement Session

This weekend I had the pleasure of shooting an upcoming wedding couples engagement photos.  Marcus and Tonya had their session in the famous Love Park in Philadelphia, Pa which is a first for me.  One thing that can be a huge task in Love Park photography is the amount of people that are in the area.  This park is a tourist attraction and brings a large amount of people.  We were lucky for it not to be super busy but there was quite a bit of people.  The area also brings all sorts of people and attractions, as you see with the one images.  There was a gentleman there with a huge boa constrictor that he was allowing people to get photos with.  I have to say this was a definite first for me and probably will be for a long time coming.  I had a great time with the couple and can not wait for the wedding!