Elopements make my heart happy! I love that two souls want to become one without all of the distraction and chaos that comes with a full wedding. ⠀ ⠀ Some couples exchange vows and then simply hire me to go out and photograph their portraits for 2-3 hours and call it good!! ⠀ ⠀ These are some of my favorite celebrations!
Happy Sunday, Everyone! My wish for you today is that you do something that makes you smile... that makes you feel alive and fully present in your own life. Too often, we get stuck on what we have to get done and lose ourselves in the ordinary. Don’t settle, DollFace! Make time to explore yourself and what makes you come alive.
One of the privileges of being a photographer rolling up fast on 50- I have gotten to work with my clients over DECADES! This wonderful man, I’ve known since he was in elementary school! I photographed his family portraits and then joyfully, he and his beautiful bride to be invited me to photograph their engagement session and wedding in the Washington DC area. I consider it such an honor to stay in my clients lives as their personal paparazzi!
I just have to make today’s post a shout out to my valentine, my true companion, my one true love, my very best friend, my biggest fan, and the one who puts up with all of the good and the bad about me. I am a woman richly and abundantly blessed.
“I love you righteously.” -Anna Ash⠀ ⠀ With Valentines Day looming with the dawns early light- I thought I might throw on my couple’s coach hat for a moment.⠀ ⠀ Don’t put too much pressure on yourselves for this holiday. Don’t spend more than you should or do something/anything because it’s obligatory. Instead- write a sincere... from the heart love note to your valentine and seal it with a kiss. 💋 ⠀ ⠀ In my marriage- @billmcgoeyak and I decided that we wanted Valentines Day to actually be a celebration of my husbands love for his kids because that made me feel so loved! He would give them special gifts and when they were young- hand deliver them to them in school. It was such a precious tradition.⠀ ⠀ So... here’s to an authentic, heart-felt holiday to you and yours.
This girl and her ridiculously awesome hair!! Gah! So this is an example of why you should invest in a photographer that has a professional makeup artist and hair stylist on her posse! Is this woman gorgeous without makeup? sure. Could she do it herself? Yep. Would the results have been this jaw dropping? No! ⠀ ⠀ Most of my clients have professional portraits done a handful of time in their whole life- so make them the best they can be. ⠀ ⠀ *All of my portrait sessions include professional hair and makeup!!!