A King and His Queen

I love weddings like Ed & Kristen's, because it was full of laughs and love. I particularly enjoyed learning how they met and little quirks of their relationship, particularly their love for wiener dogs. You have such an envy inducing authentic love for each other. I'm so grateful to have been a part of this fun and magical day!

Vendor info coming soon!

Jennifer & Jack

Y'ALL! This is my first Colorado wedding! I am SO excited to be able to share these photos from Jennifer and Jack's wedding. They tied the knot at the Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch in Beaver Creek surrounded by family, friends, and the magic that is the Rocky Mountains. 


Venue/Catering: Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch

Second Photographer: Mike Lindle

Hair: Jordan Dillion

Make-up: Jolynne Segura

Wedding Dress: Pronovias

Officiant: Rob Hundley, Colorado Celebrations of Love

Florist: Rose Petals of Vail

DJ: Erik Vienneau, Greatime DJ

Meet the Mensings!

I had the pleasure of photographing Mike and Anna's wedding in Leesburg this month. I had only met them briefly during a venue walk through in December - as they live in San Francisco. I remember thinking "Anna is the bride I will (hope to) be". She didn't seem stressed AT all - just happy to be marrying Mike. And on their wedding day - they were just beaming, almost having tunnel vision just for each other.

In true DC fashion - we had some crazy weather and so the ceremony was held inside due to the cold and forecast. (Just so you know, 4:00 indoors with huge windows = photographers dream). I suggested portraits outside and despite the cold - EVERYONE was having so much fun. I've never had a wedding where I've had to cut the guys off from posing. 

The rest of the evening was a blast. The band was incredible and everyone danced the night away!


Wedding Planner: Lynn Jeunette 

Venue: Raspberry Plain Manor, Leesburg, VA

Catering: Gala Cuisine

Wedding Gown: Pronovias, OrmaStyle

Hair: Salon Dyanne, McLean, VA

Make Up: Rita (Bride's Aunt)

Cake: Fluffy Thoughts

Calligraphy: Colleen Davis

Band: The Bachelor Boys Band

2nd Photographer: Theresa Francis Photography

The Tiedges!

David and Nedj tied the knot at the Birkby House in Leesburg and their wedding day was the first time we met. (Although after a FaceTime and months of stalking, I felt like I did know them already). They are so cute, kind, and fun loving people.

Their first look gave me all the feels and so did the rest of their day...

Venue: Birkby House

Videographer: Jamil Pope of Pope Weddings


Caterer: Culinary Delights by Feist

DJ: Yanz Events- Andrew

Day of Coordinator: Kristin Garrett & Carleigh Malone

Florist: Flowers by Lisa

Bakery:  Girl Meets Cake

Hair & Make Up: Style Me Bar    

Ceremony Music: Atoka String - Tara Planeta

Photo Booth:  Darling photography 


Steven & Amanda

Steven and Amanda’s wedding day was so beautiful and FUN. Katie and I woke up early to drive to VA Beach that Saturday morning (neither of us having been before, wished we had planned for a longer trip because it was prefect beach weather… in September). We had a lot of fun capturing their first look and some bridal portraits on the beach before heading to the ceremony at the Water Table, a local and gorgeous venue. Amanda put a lot of effort into the details. She and her dad even custom built the bar. It made the day that more special.

The only thing missing was their Frenchie son, Winston. (Don’t worry Winnie, we’ll have a separate bridal session just for you.)

  • Venue: The Water Table (Virginia Beach)
  • Wedding Coordinator: Everly After Events LLC
  • Florist: Kate Fiore Floral Designs
  • Cake: My Cake Delights
  • DJ: Astro Entertainment
  • Photo Booth: Astro Entertainment
  • Stylist: Jordan Zenzel
  • Catering/Bar: Chef by Design
  • 2nd Photographer: Kate Grace Photography

Hers & Kerz

I LOVE when my couples become my friends. I have been waiting for Allison and Aaron's wedding since the day they agreed to hire me. That's right y'all, they're another couple I forced myself upon. Over a year ago, Boris - their adorable and crazy French Bulldog, posted on our local Frenchie FB page that his mommy was engaged. So naturally, Bowser suggested that his mommy take their photos. (I mean, who can deny French taste in art?) Allison and Aaron are so outgoing, caring, and fun loving and I immediately fell in love when I met them. 

Guys, your wedding day was. truly. perfect. It was SO full of love and happiness - even I got teary eyed. (And I keep crying every time I look at these photos!) Thank you both so much for hiring me, and even more so for befriending me. Love you guys!


  • Venue - Chesapeake Bay Beach Club
  • Coordinator: Sara Reynolds Events - Sara Reynolds
  • Reception/Catering Rep: CBBC - Teresa Hunter
  • DJ: Mass Rhythm Entertainment – Paul Brogna
  • Florist: Scentsational Florals - Liz Godorov
  • Videographer: 17 Productions – Vincent Rubinaccio
  • Hair and Make-up: Pretty Weird  Hair & Make-up – Caitlin Gibbons
  • Transportation: Chesapeake Charter
  • Lighting: 27 Productions – Darren Fisher
  • Farmhouse Tables: 2Hands Studio – Ally Tierney
  • Signs and Calligraphy: Elizabeth Hogan of EAH Events

Caroline & Julian Cuddle Up

Caroline and Julian got married at the oh so cool Glen Echo Park. I didn't know a retro park could be so romantic. Everything went so smoothly that the ceremony started EARLY. (That was a first for me). I loved everything about their day, carousel rides, flower walls, a live band who played The Allman Brothers and Leon Bridges. Heck, I want to marry these two!

  • Venue: Glen Echo Park
  • Planner: VP Consulting
  • Entertainment: King Soul
  • 2nd Shooter: Kate Grace Photography


Joey Said Jess

You might have noticed that I haven't blogged in a LONG TIME. I've kept putting it off; trying to complete tasks deemed more important. Well, I need to change that, and I knew I needed to even more so after my first wedding this year. Joey and Jess have a love for one another that I strive for. I don't need to be a close friend to know how much they care for each other. I literally had to get a hold of myself several times throughout their day. (And then even more while I was editing). Good luck viewing these without getting the feels.


Venue: Private Residence: Washington, VA

Make Up: Shirin Ratner (wham glam thank you ma'am)

Hair: Angie Borger (perfect)

Allie Barnes Events (beautiful execution)

Erin Sellers Videography (amazing to work with)

2nd Photographer: Kate Grace Photography (lifesaver)

Rouge Catering (I inhaled everything)

Good Earth Florals (gorgeous)

Entertainment: Chamomile & Whiskey (in love) & DJ JT (perfect)

Carpe Donuts (so. freakin. good.)

Brightly Ever After (Unique Decor Rentals. The J & J!)

Blue Ribbon Restroom Trailers

The Beard & the Blonde

Those of you who know me, know I have a terrible memory, but I remember meeting Ian and Joanna like it was yesterday. Their adoration for each other was (is) palpable. (They have the googly eye look DOWN.)

Their nuptials took place at Joanna's godparents' home in Annapolis. That Saturday was a nice reprieve from the summer heat and all was calm. Ian was the first face we saw upon arriving. Already knowing their first look would be at the aisle, he said "Joanna is upstairs. She doesn't want me to see her before the ceremony"... we then go to greet Joanna and she said "Ian should be next door. He doesn't want me to see him before the ceremony". This gave Megan and I a sweet chuckle.

One of my other favorite moments from the day, was when we were photographing Joanna on the staircase right before the ceremony, and the end of her train flipped up to reveal a blue fabric heart stitched inside. The heart was cut out from one of Joanna's father's shirts. Even though he has passed, he was certainly with her on her wedding day.  

The entire day was magical and so full of love. Congratulations Ian & Joanna!

Venue: Private Residence

2nd Shooter: Megan Lucks www.lucklovephoto.com


Introducing Mr. & Mrs. McKee

Matt and Julie are probably the sweetest people on the planet, followed by their family and friends. They tied the knot at Circle D Farm in Maryland which was gorgeous! Summer also blessed us with what I'm sure was the last hottest day of the year, but it was worth it!

The reception was a blast. I particularly loved the cousin love. Y'all got some moves!



Venue & Caterer: Circle D Farm www.circledfarm.com

Officiant & Planner: Alison to the Altar www.alisontothealtaroc.com

DJ: Alex Wancowicz at AW Entertainment

Florist: Mercedes Perry of Blooms & Beyond



Hager Gets Some Mo

I first met Derek after a mutual friend put us in touch regarding his proposal. I had been dying to to shoot a proposal, having not even ever witnessed one EVER. I first met him on the big day at the Salamander Resort in Middleburg. Morgan was enjoying a spa day and they were going to have lunch after. (Excellent planning on Derek's part). I got there while Derek was waiting for her to finish. He was all smiles and so excited. It was infectious. Catching their proposal was so special and it's something I will never forget. Luckily they loved their photos and agreed to hire me as their wedding photographer. (Or they felt obligated. Either way, I won.)

Derek and Morgan, thank you for trusting me. You guys are hilarious and are so great together. I look forward to conning you into more photo engagements. 


DJ: Amy Costanzo (DJ 'Zo)

Caterer: Old Blue BBQ

Florist: Dru McGinley 

Harpist: Nadia Pessoa 

Bridal: WToo

Invitations: Minted


Austin & Taylor

Kate's beautiful cousin, Taylor, married the man of her dreams at Southern Exposure in Battle Creek, Michigan. We had so much to explore at this magical venue. Luckily the storms ended right before we arrived, so we got to roam and take full advantage of the grounds. Taylor, Austin, and their bridal party and family were the absolute sweetest. Everything ran so smoothly and everyone was just so happy to be there to support these two. It was a beautiful day and a crazy fun night! 

Venue: Southern Exposure, Battle Creek, MI

Floral: Park Place Design

DJ: Don M Worthington

Jonesing for Allie

I had the pleasure of capturing David & Allie's wedding at Deep Creek in McHenry, MD. I met Allie years ago through a mutual friend and I instantly liked her. She's so down to earth, kind, and hilarious. So I wasn't surprised when I met David and immediately thought the same. (And together they made one kick ass creature, Marleigh.) Their day was gorgeous and full of laughter (thanks, bridal party). AND the rain held off until just right before midnight, so they got their dose of luck (not that they need it). 

David & Allie, thank you for allowing me to tag along on your journey. You two light up together and that radiates to everyone around you. (My face actually hurts from smiling while I was editing.)


Kate spent Friday with Amanda & Joe/Frank. Frank... Joe... Frank?! (inside joke) and it was the BEST! They were such a fun couple and crazy in love! From their unique and stylish family heirloom rings and their heartfelt pre-ceremony letters, to the fantastically casual (and delicious!) homestyle bbq dinner, this wedding had more character than a Disney movie! We loved every moment of their special day, and wish them a lifetime of happiness and golden-doodle kisses! 

2nd shooter - Ashley Wilkins 

The Cashmans

Jack & Laura - where do I start. I had been so excited about this wedding since I met these two. I immediately bonded with both of them (probably because we spent most of the time talking about our dogs over margaritas). And then I turned into an immediate fan girl once I saw Laura perform with The BOAs in Reston one night. Watching Jack watch Laura was equally exciting. 

So their wedding day finally came. Megan and I showed up to Laura's house - full of family and bridesmaids. As Laura was getting ready, her mother serenaded us with "Going to the Chapel" and I was immediately reminded of my 5 year old self, singing the same song with my mother when playing dress up. 

Come ceremony time, I was getting a kick out of Jack and Laura giggling and exchanging sweet looks throughout mass. We got a little rain later in the day (wouldn't be a SASs wedding without it!) and Laura was the one calming everyone down. "Yanno, it is what it is. It will still be beautiful." And she was right. 

They kicked of the reception with with "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" and the rest of the night rocked on... literally. Laura grabbed the mic and brought the house down with "You Shook Me All Night Long". A wedding for the books!