Let Them Be Little

Newlin Mill Park | Easter When Bob and I first started dating, we took a ride up to where he grew up and to see his mom (now affectionately known as “Granny Sandy”).  We got to see the house he grew up in and then went to Newlin Mill Park to see the waterfall, the …

Eastern Shore Wedding

One evening their paths crossed and he met her for a drink….the rest is history. In fact, she walked down the aisle to “it all started with a beer” by Frankie Ballard. Couldn’t be more fitting…..

Sunrise Engagement at Jerusalem Mill

Sam & Tyler Engaged! I met Tyler’s mom before I met Sam or Tyler (our bride and groom to be)! You see, Tyler’s mom was helping the couple search for a photographer for their wedding this October. The reason that Sam couldn’t search herself? Well, she was in one of the hardest police academies in …

East Coast Loft Children’s Clothing

East Coast Loft is owned and operated by Jenn Kelly. A native to the Eastern Shore in Maryland with a little girl, Rylee, who is close to the same age as my daughter, Madelyn. Madelyn and I were so excited to join them at Terrapin park in Stevensville. Luckily it warmed up today to give …

Staying Connected- Too Early?

Today, I got to see and feel the joys of my children growing up in the technology age. My son Grayson, almost 7 years old (in July) and his twin sister, Madelyn have Apple iPads. They are in the first grade and are really excited about reading, writing and “growing up”. They had Samsung tablets, …

Bleues Bridal Show REAL wedding!

The Couple I worked close with Lisa Almendra, owner of LA Signature Weddings to collaborate an amazing surprise at the premiere bridal show she coordinated on February 23rd. She learned that Larry and Michelle, owners of MD Mojo Video & Photo Booths were planning on getting married in Vegas the very next day! The only …

Skiing is Just a Series of Continuous Recoveries

“Skiing is just a series of continuous recoveries”. This was shouted on the lift at Breckenridge, Colorado as we were going up to the top watching a skier fly over a hill and almost (almost being the operative word) eating a ton of snow. I have never skied in Colorado. I learned how to ski …

McQuin Family | Pasadena MD

It was the night before Christmas…and all through the house, my keyboard is clicking from the computer mouse lol~ We squeezed in just before the holiday a family session with Tyler, Craig and their 3 beautiful kiddos! We had the session right in our neighborhood near the clubhouse where we could find the only green …

Earley Family | USNA Annapolis

The Earley family is full of so many things I love and am familiar with! Public Safety, Parents who’ve been together forever literally glowing when they are around each other and twinsies 😉 I shot Brian and Rebecca’s wedding on my birthday this past October! It was a ton of fun! I enjoyed working with …

The Kelly Family | Kinder Farm | Peyton Bre

I was lucky to meet Jenn Kelly at a holiday vendor event in Bowie a few years ago. We became “facebook” friends then we became “real” friends, lol!  where we actually saw each other in person and our kids played together 🙂 .  Her daughter, Rylee is 7 and Deklan is 8.  They are close …

Steph + Dan Married |Bleues On The Water, MD

Mr. & Mrs. Jones Steph describes how they met and their sweet proposal: ”Danny and I first met in high school back in 2001. We date for almost 3 years and went separate ways when I (Steph) went to college. We kept in touch throughout the years for birthdays and holidays. We occasionally would see …

Morgan + Nick Engaged | Quiet Waters Park, MD

Nick and Morgan Nick and Morgan have been engaged for almost a year! They have a date set for their wedding and reached out to us to capture their big day! We were so excited to meet them and get to know their story! Morgan is just as bubbly and sweet as I imagined from …

Emily & Earl Married | Kentmorr Restaurant MD

{We aren’t fans of watermarks. You are more than welcome to share our blog and images, but please give the photographer credit} Earl and Emily Emily says “We met on a dating app and talked for about 10 hrs straight the first day. After talking for a few weeks, we had our first date at …

Bo + Reuben Married | Fort Indiantown Gap PA

{We aren’t fans of watermarks! If you wish to share the images, please be sure to give the photographer credit.}  Mr & Mrs. West Bo is a teacher and Reuben is a linemen. Bo and Reuben met at Outback Steak House. Bo went to see her sister in law and Rueben was sitting at the …

Sarah & Donny Engaged | Historic Savage Mill

The Couple Donny and Sarah are both from Maryland, but they met in Arkansas! I feel like this is when you know that you were destined to be! He enjoys playing music and won Sarah’s heart.  With over a foot difference in height between them, they learned to adapt and have the cutest interactions during …

Amanda + Kyle Engaged |Downtown Annapolis

Amanda and Kyle are into Harry Potter, the color purple, Downtown Annapolis and, of course, each other 🙂 . He is an accountant and she works at a daycare. Kyle gives Amanda a certain smile on her face with his silliness.  She keeps him grounded.  Kyle proposed to Amanda at the docks in Annapolis which …

McNeill Maternity | Kent Island

Steve and Bernie are having a BABY!!!  I met them while shooting my very first wedding (EVER~!).  When she contacted me I was delighted to capture such an amazing time in their lives! Up until this point, Charlie (their chocolate lab) was their only child. He has been adjusting to the new baby stuff in …

Emily + Earl Engaged | Downs Park

Emily and Earl met the way a lot of people do these days…online!  They live in Glen Burnie, where Emily is an EMT. They got engaged on Christmas day (with a gorgeous diamond!) and began planning their wedding. They are getting married the end of this October in Stevensville, Maryland.  They wanted a nice fall …

Alexa Senior Portraits | Quiet Waters Park

Alexa’s grandmother, Betty was referred to me by an elementary school friend. Tis the season for senior portraits! These are always some of my favorite to do because the senior is ready to be out of high school and move into the next phase of their lives! It is exciting and {a little scary}. She …

Alexis + Tommy Married | August 11, 2018 | Columbia Maryland

The Couple: Alexis and Tommy met in high school but did not initially date.  A few years later, they started talking through mutual friends and sparks started to fly! (Kind of fitting for their send off post wedding!)They got engaged on October 27, 2017 at a lake. Alexis really wants a dog and would like …

Julia Turns 1 | Kinder Park | Maryland

Julia A little blonde haired, piercing blue eyed girl named Julia has turned 1!  I met her brother, her momma and dad before she was even born!  When I first started photography, this amazing family took a leap of faith in me and allowed me to take some fall mini session portraits. I’ve come a …

Ben & Carla Married! | Circle D Farm |Woodbine Maryland

The Couple (From the Bride’s Perspective): “We were neighbors!! Ben grew up in Columbia and works for Howard County Police and I grew up in CT and moved to MD for school and to begin teaching for Howard County Public Schools in Columbia in 2013. When I accepted the job in Columbia I bought a …

Williams Family |Kinder Farm Park

One of my very favorite clients, Katie and her family received military orders and suddenly had to move :(.  I got a photo session of her sweet baby girl before they left, but Katie had already paid for another family session. So, Katie gifted the session to her long time friend, Julia! Julia and Katie …

Rebecca & Richard Married | USNA | Annapolis, Maryland

Richard contacted our company to capture his wedding to Rebecca at the United States Naval Academy Wedding Chapel in Annapolis, Maryland. This is one of my very favorite places to shoot! The Chapel is gorgeous! Their wedding was low key and intimate.  The bride didn’t wear her engagement ring, but couldn’t wait to be wearing …

Omisanmi Maternity | Allen’s Pond

I have known Kellee and her family for a long time! (We are talking school age!) She and her husband AK have created a beautiful family of….boys!  She is definitely the epitome of #BoyMom! They tried for one more and when Lord blessed them with a little girl! Due June 11, she will become the …

Amy is One! | Kinder Farm Park

I had the pleasure of meeting Katie and family last year when they contacted me for a photoshoot. We live super close to each other. I met Amy when she was just a few months old (she was a ham for the camera even then!) . So I was honored when Katie asked me to …

John & Shari Married | White Marsh Maryland

The Couple: This love story is about second chances, life is what happens when you are busy making other plans and learning to dance in the rain (literally).  Shari has an almost teenage daughter Sadie. John and Shari met and through time fell in love. Shari said she never thought she would marry again until …

Chloe’s Senior Portraits | Visionary Art Museum

Chloe is a bit shy 🙂 Once she warms up though she has a magnificent smile and gorgeous hair (she should! Her mom owns an amazing salon!) She is getting excited to graduate. With a passion for art/photography and a plan to go to community college to expand on that, her time as a high …

Hall Maternity | Ft. Smallwood Park

Tony and Monica already have one adorable little guy in their life, but decided for a table for four instead of three. They are overjoyed that Sebastian is going to be a big brother to a.. baby boy! Sebastian was super shy of my camera and lights, but we were able to sneak some shots …

Tierney Senior Portraits | Downtown Annapolis

Tierney is graduating from Kent Island High School in a few short weeks!  She is super excited for her first year at Penn State and can’t wait to see what the future holds for her. She is going to Penn for Criminology!  She loves spending time with her family while she still lives and works …

Christy + Miguel Married | Annapolis Maryland

The Couple: I had the pleasure of meeting Christy and Miguel at another wedding I was photographing. I was able to do their engagement photos to get to know them better. They have been super busy the past year. They were engaged, then Christy found out that she was expecting, not one, but two babies!  …

Collins Mini | Ft. Smallwood Park

I met the Collins when little Olivia was in her mom, Ashley’s belly! I had the privilege of taking a few pregnancy pics for them. This is one of my favorite parts of my job- watching family and kiddos grow! She has the sweetest little personality and her parents are so sweet to watch with …

Rainy Day | Kinder Farm Park | Ross Twinsies

Lindsey won a free mini session with me by participating in a contest!  She is an amazing client and I have had the privilege of watching her very smart, beautiful twins grow up through my lens.  It is always a joy to watch them interact together.  Lindsey messaged me and asked if we could do …

How did I get HERE!

I get asked all of the time “how did you end up a wedding and portrait photographer?” Well….my kids! In 2012 I was pregnant with my twins, Madelyn and Grayson. Just like every soon to be parent, I couldn’t wait to see what they looked like, how their personalities will be etc. I knew I …

Stewart Maternity | Historic Savage Mill

I have never had the opportunity to photograph a session at Savage Mills before, but my goodness is it an amazing place! I met Bobby and Ashley there to capture Ashley’s pregnancy. Her FIRST pregnancy!  Ashley and Bobby have been married for about 3 years now.  They are both passionate about public safety. Ashley teaches …

Jacob + Ashley Married! | Severn, Maryland

The Couple: “Baby, just let it be So, won’t you ride with me, ride with me? See where this thing goes. If it’s meant to be, it’ll be, it’ll be Baby, if it’s meant to be” (Florida Georgia Line- Their first dance) Ashley and Jacob met in an unconventional way over 10 years ago on …

Brian + Rebecca Engaged | Visionary Art Museum

The Session We suggested doing an engagement session in December. I know that sounds crazy and it was definitely a gamble, but our original date was rained out. Brian and Rebecca lucked out big time with the weather! It was 62 degrees, it was not windy and they were able to bring their dog Zeus …

Our Christmas Photos | Nlightsphotos

Our Family: We have really had an amazing second year so far in our business. We have grown and really met our client base. I have had a great time attending weddings, baby showers, engagement sessions, first birthday’s… the list goes on and on. We are so excited to see what 2018 brings for our …

West Engagement | Codorus State Park

The title of this blog should be “I climb poles for a living so she doesn’t have to”. This is what Rueben said as he geared up to climb a pole for pictures. The Session: We decided on Codorus State Park- We found an old abandoned barn that somehow had a pole near the structure. …

Welcome Baby Ella!

STATS: Ms. Ella Was born on November 10th weighing in at 8 lbs, 14 oz and 20.5 in long. SESSION: I was so pleased to get a message to come take her first professional pics since I had the pleasure of doing her momma’s maternity pics- When we arrived at their home, Ella was feeding. …

Pua Cruises to Mexico

Our daughter is completely in love with her stuffed pig, Pua. I “talk Pua” to her and she laughs and laughs. She wanted me to take Pua with me on my trip to Mexico because she said Pua loves cruise ship. So I decided to make her a children’s book of all of Pua’s adventures …

Beth & Bryan Married! | Tampa, FL | November 11, 2017

THE COUPLE: First comes love, then comes…. Brody and Macy! It was kind of hard to top that, but Beth & Bryan tied the knot on November 11, 2017 aboard the Carnival Paradise while in Port in Tampa. I have known Beth since the 4th grade ( You read that right!).  We have kept in …

Sherri + George Married! | Downs Park Maryland

The couple Though I did not have the pleasure to meet George and Sherri prior to their wedding day, I was referred by a mutual friend so I felt like i had a great idea of how wonderful they are. Sherri has a daughter named Gracie. George married Gracie and Sherri and it was so …

HOLIDAY MINI 2017!

Hey everyone!  We are holding a Holiday Mini Session on December 2, 2017 at Kinder Farm Park in Millersville.   These photos WILL be back to you quickly so you can make your photo Holiday Cards!  Please register on our website so you get contest updates! Did you know we are almost at 500 “likes”? I …

Photo Expo | NYC

Photo Expo | NYC

(The images in this post were taken by an iPhone and not a professional camera) The City: We drive to NYC every year around our birthdays.  We were both born in October (12 & 16). We stay at the Holiday Inn express in midtown (Hell’s Kitchen) which is only a couple blocks from FDNY rescue …

Gentry + Bubba Married! |The Ark | Sept 2, 2017

The Couple: We met 5 years ago at the Ky Ren Faire, my sister dragged me to Faire to meet him. I eventually began working the Faire and we had a  fliirtationship for a few years, never really stayed in touch but saw each other at KYRF and NYRF. eventually got him to admit that …

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