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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 each other in passing at sporting events and were always friendly to one another. After grad school I moved back home (2010) and was living w/ my parents for a few years to
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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 our emails and texts and Nick…. he was a little shy (at first! As most grooms are), but he warmed up after a bit.  I asked him to “nuzzle” for one
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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 the Baltimore Museum of Art. It was Earl’s idea since he knows I love art”.  Emily cares for people as she is an EMT. Earl recently lost his grandmother, but you
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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 bar waiting for his food. After talking to Sara,  Rueben decided to start talking to Bo. Two hours later and a couple shots, Rueben was tripping over his bar stool to
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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 our photo session.  Sarah’s makeup and hair was done to perfection by Kara Whirls! Sarah contacted me for a meeting at Starbucks in Annapolis since they plan on getting married at the Chart
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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 made their engagement session even more meaningful.  Amanda’s ring is a gorgeous Amethyst, which is perfect for their love! Deep and meaningful.  From sword fights to snuggles, these two were meant to be!
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Rebecca + Brian Married | Kent Manor Inn Stevensville

THE COUPLE Rebecca says: Brian and I met at work. Brian was my instructor while I was going through the Baltimore County Fire Department Academy. We worked together here and there after the academy a few times. Brian then was a support instructor during my Firefighter 1 class where he began to pursue me. He thought I blew him off after I said no when he wanted to take me out for my birthday (i was having a bad day). I then asked him to go on a
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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 the house. He smells around and goes into the babies new room :). While near the water, despite everyone yelling at him, Charlie decided he would benefit from a fresh swim and a jump off
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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 wedding on the water 🙂 . We are so excited to capture this day for them!
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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 says she wants to go to a college close to home (maybe Towson or University of Maryland) because she would miss home 🙂 YAY for Class of 2019! Alexa goes to Glen Burnie High School. 
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Mary & Bob Celebrate 50 Years | Schaefer’s Canal House Maryland

The Couple: Bob and Mary Mueller met and started dating in college. He went to Virginia Tech and she went to an all women’s college close by.  They spent a lot of time with their friends Sue and Don. Sue went to high school with Bob and when Don and Sue started dating, they all became friends. Sue and Don eventually married. Sue told me last night that she met Mary the day of her wedding. When Mary and Bob were married a year later, Don
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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 her friends and family to talk Tommy into getting one 🙂 Alexis and Tommy are off to Greece – Athens, Mykonos, & Santorini for their honemoon! The Wedding: I facetimed, emailed and
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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 long way and so has their family!  They added Julia to their bunch and are now moving from our community and out of state (BOOOO!!).  Evan loves being a big brother to Julia
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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 condo on Columbia Rd. My condo looked out onto the parking lot and his was right around the corner. I still didn’t know anyone so I spent a lot of time
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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 went to school together a long time ago in another state. Years went by and they ended up by fate moving close to each other again here in Maryland!  Super fun when that happens! Julia
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Wilson Family Session | Quiet Waters Park | Annapolis, MD

I met Joe and Cherie when Cherie was pregnant with baby Ella.  They were glowing and excited to meet their little girl for the first time. I was so excited to capture this!  During the shoot, we did a silhouette and took some pictures under “their tree”.  They had pictures under the tree when they were engaged so they decided to keep the tradition up when starting their new family. When Ella was born, I was lucky enough to capture her newborn pictures. I put her in a wooden crate
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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 her wedding band!  Rebecca’s sons both walked her down the aisle and you could see the anticipation and joy on both of the bride and groom’s faces! Just before the wedding, Rebecca sent an email
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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 baby and only girl to the family making it complete :).   Her boys are rambunctious, sweet and oh so adorable! They know baby girl’s name, and I think they already know they will be
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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 take her first birthday photos before they move away (boo!!) Check them out below 🙂     Like this:Like Loading...
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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 she met John.  Judging only by how I saw them look at each other, interact and how easy it was to capture their glowing affection for each other, I would have to say that she
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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 schooler is coming to an end.  We met at the visionary art museum. So fitting for her personality.  The whole family came to the sesh. Mom, Dad and kid sister Sophia! We laughed, climbed a
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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 in anyway 🙂 . Monica’s must haves for this session were landscape views and no black/white images! Like this:Like
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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 here in Maryland and has a passion for photography (Which you know I love!) We had such a blast with this session! Good Luck with your future endeavors Tierney!  I know you are going to
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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!  They were blessed with boy/girl twins just before the wedding. Recently, Miguel re-enlisted in the Navy and he is being stationed in Japan!  So the Santiago’s are getting ready to go to Japan in July! 
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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 her. She is into peek-a-boo and playing with her ball. Check out some shots of this cutie and her momma and dada.  
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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 something a little different for this session. She asked if we could keep an eye on the weather and take some puddle pics.  I said OF COURSE! My camera is weather sealed! Lets do this! 
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Amanda + Jason Married! | Billingsley House | April 14, 2018

(The images in this post are copyrighted by Northern Lights Photography. You may share the post by clicking the share button, but are prohibited from saving the images from this post for any other use) The Couple: Amanda and Jason met through a brother-in-law who set them up on a date (I say he did a pretty good job!). Amanda has a son, Christian who is 15 and looked so happy for his mom on her wedding day.  Jason is an electrician and Amanda is a nurse. Lets just
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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 wanted pictures of them. LOTS of pictures. So I bought a Nikon D5200 DSLR (back then I thought it was the biggest/baddest camera you could get HAHA) and we waited for their birth to arrive.
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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 EMT at local community colleges and Bobby is a firefighter in Prince George’s County.    They are anxiously awaiting the arrival of their first child, a daughter, Charlotte. (I love the name Charlotte!). The day
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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 the exact date of their wedding. Jacob is a professional tattoo artist and Ashley walked into his shop seeking her first tattoo. She states they dated briefly, but they weren’t wise enough or ready for
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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 to the session. These 2 lovebirds met at work (they work for a local fire department) and you can tell how much fun they have with each other. Rebecca’s ring is gorgeous and
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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 family and our business. We are just finishing up the year with a few more sessions to go (about 4 more). We won’t be posting much of our Holiday Mini sessions so families
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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. The sun was setting just right that the rays came between the silo.  It was truly a magical session full of laughter, happy tears and an amazing blended family!
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Soon to be Clark’s Fall Mini | Kinder Farm

Kelley is GLOWING with happiness every time she glances down at her ring and the next big step these 4 are taking in their future! Donnie is so good with the boys and they are responsive to him! I really enjoyed this mini session- Here are a few of my faves 🙂
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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. Joe and Cherie were really so laid back and natural at this whole first time parenting thing! They really got the hang of it quick. Ms. Ella knew we wanted to
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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 on the cruise. The images aren’t the highest quality because these are literally screenshots, but you get the idea 🙂
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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 touch over the years even after her family moved to Florida when she was in high school.  Beth is finishing up her degree in teaching and will be a Math teacher this January. Bryan
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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 moving to see. During Sheri’s vows (that she kept in her boot-which I loved!) she said that she was a single mother and had to cancel a date with George because her babysitter canceled
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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 feel like we have earned your “likes”, your business and the honor of capturing your memories!  So, since we are soooo close, I am going to do a final contest for the year (I usually
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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 1. I find it interesting that they are re-doing their front ramp so they park their apparatus out on front parallel and leave the doors wide open to the squad.  The hotel is also
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Taney Family Session | Terrapin Park | Kent Island

The Family: What a beautiful night for a photoshoot. Greg and Chrissy have a large family, but only 2 of them are ‘biological”.  You see, they opened their hearts and their homes to foster children that lead to adoption. The love this family has for each other is amazing! To see Chrissy interact with each one of them is truly special. The Location: I used to live on Kent Island so when Chrissy suggested that we have the shoot there I was so excited. While
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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 he cared about me, and once that happened we slowly became a couple 5 years in the making. lots of up’s and downs with us, so when you hear how we talk to
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