These two make crisp [read: FREEZING] mornings in Chicago look like a piece of cake. Or if we're being punny, like a breeze. Kyle & Jordan are getting married this fall on the Eastern Shore and I love that Jordan specifically mentioned being excited for those precious few minutes right after they walk back down the aisle, because those are ALWAYS some of my favorite snippets of time to capture! That unconstrained joy, the sweet bliss of officially being your beloved's, and your beloved being yours. I cannot wait for October! Especially with @elleellinghaus at the helm!
The sort of laugh that invades your entire body- rumbling in your chest, shaking your shoulders, throwing your head back and letting out peals of laughter. It’s my very favorite kind! From @kevinmcquade & @ericammcquade in-home session on Capitol Hill last month 💕
WAITING, my self-portrait for May! 🎉 We're officially on the list of waiting parents- sometimes called being active or live”- and it's both exciting and, if we're being transparent... sort of anticlimactic 😁. I'm so grateful to be here- this is the point we've been hurtling towards for the last eight months! But after months and months of go-go-go, now we wait... and I'm not quite sure what to do with myself. No more paperwork (as of today- who knows about tomorrow!), no more interviewing agencies, no further work needed on our profile book (thanks to @kindred.co). And so as we wait, we're praying for a few things in particular- 1) Patience & peace. I've definitely grown in that department with the home study process, but I know the next few months/years of waiting will stretch me even more! 2) Diligence. That we wouldn't simply hold our breath and wait for life to start once Baby Spring is home, but that we'd be able to balance continuing on with life & work AND resting in this season of hopeful anticipation. It's a strange thing, having literally NO idea when that you've been matched call or email will come. I guess I should probably get to work on a nursery, shouldn’t I? 😅 3) Most urgently, for our child's first mama. That God would keep her safe; physically, spiritually, emotionally. That she would know she is loved, that she would feel supported by those close to her. That she wouldn't feel abandoned or frightened, but feel peace in the midst of a season of crisis. 💞 Let's do this thing. #springmannjourneytobaby #adoptionjourney #paperpregnant
Apparently Saturday is #nationaloliveday? Honesty hour: you guys. These national ____ days are getting a little out of hand- who needs a whole day to celebrate olives?? But since I have a photo in my archives of a martini avec une olive from @juleslovesdesign & @joey_bagsdc’s wedding, we shall celebrate. Isn't that how it goes? 🍸 But for real... dirty vodka martinis (with at least three olives) are one of my favorite cocktails, so you can absolutely bet on me celebrating once we're back home from T&L's wedding! Happy weekending, friends! With @rexandregina
When your all-time favorite student @liningerroodphoto asks if you're available for an anniversary session, you hold the phone and CLEAR👏🏼THE👏🏼CALENDAR. Marie & John's DC anniversary portraits are on the blog today- if you haven't already met this fabulously talented photographer, you need to hop over to the blog now! Link in profile!
One of the best parts of branding photography is that I get to meet and work with business owners in industries that are so very different than my own! Over the last year, I've had the opportunity to shoot with the @deraedtteam 4-5 times, showcasing various aspects of their team & brokerage. Daan & Maura have impeccable taste in design, and each time I step into photograph one of the houses they flip, Matt has to hold me back from putting an offer in myself. Check out my stories for a peek into their most recent Reston flip! SO MUCH natural light, accentuated with pieces from @laurenliess that I'm still not done pining for.
This weekend will forEVER remind me of Meg & William's eternally perfect day on Bald Head Island! From their ceremony at the base of the Old Baldy lighthouse to portraits with the iconic Rolls Royce golf cart to their BHI Club reception, in my mind, the Saturday before Memorial Day will always, always be inextricably linked to these two. Timeless and elegant, just like Megs. And as her cousin and one of her bridesmaids, I'm allowed to say it- their day was one of my personal all-time favorites!! And this portrait will never NOT be in my portfolio! With @kickstandevents, as seen on @stylemepretty #baldheadisland #baldheadislandwedding
I've NEVER been the type of photographer who hands someone my business card and tells them to call me (it just feels seedy)... but when I bumped into @natalie.onpointe and her mom in Paris I knew I NEEDED to photograph her! 🤩 I'm so grateful they didn't think of me as creepy and ended up getting in touch, because Natalie's portraits were the exact dose of inspiration and artistic fuel I needed after @thesignatureatelier last summer. More on the blog today, link in profile! #abbygraceballerinas #abbygraceineurope #contax645 #istillshootfilm