After photographing their family session in 2015, it was a delight to meet up with this sweet family again for another session. This time, there was an additional member of the family named Adam! Older siblings, Anaya and Aryan grew up so much since our last session and it was fun to see them all playing together, running around and laughing. Aamina and Azeem chose this beautiful location in Laurel for the session—who knew there was such a scenic spot so close to home? I loved working with this family!
Scotty is a past client of mine, whose wedding I photographed in 2011 (check out his wedding photos here). I recently met up with him in Georgetown for some portraits he can use for his promotional materials. He has one of the most unique jobs in the world, which is being a juggler/entertainer on cruise ships (he also does work outside of cruise ships for various events)! You can find his work here, where you can learn more about him and view some of his acts. He’s a genuinely nice guy who is fun, caring, and happy. It was a treat working with him again and I hope to have the pleasure of seeing him perform on a cruise ship!
Nicole and Jeff’s wedding day fell on a crisp, sunny, autumn day. The grounds of the Meadowlark Botanical Gardens provided many beautiful locations for portraits before the ceremony, with lovely splashes of fall colors in every direction. The ceremony was serene, with the couple giving sweet glances at one another, followed by a fun reception that was full of energy as the newlyweds danced the night away. Nicole and Jeff are an incredibly sweet and delightful couple and it was truly a pleasure having the chance to document their wedding day! Oh, and it was wonderful seeing so many familiar faces, as I photographed Jeff’s brother’s wedding in 2013 (Perlyn & Jorel)! What a treat it was to see their beautiful daughter, Kalea, as the flower girl!
Florist: Maryam Flowers
Hair: Hair and Faces by Lisa Yaffe
Makeup: Hair and Faces by Lisa Yaffe
Maya and Jeff had a fun Halloween-themed wedding at the Rock Creek Mansion. Their wedding was anything but traditional, with Maya’s red wedding dress, bouquets and boutonnieres made from folded pages from books (this couple adores reading!), and guests who were all asked to wear costumes! After a ceremony that involved an unbreakable vow with wands, Maya and Jeff changed into gorgeous, custom-made costumes to party during the reception! It was a fun celebration to document!
Minho contacted me a few weeks before the day he planned to propose to Ellen (which was on her birthday!) and wanted to have me secretly document this special moment. I anxiously waited for them at the Federal Hill Park and took photos of them conversing at a spot overlooking the Inner Harbor. He got down on one knee to propose and as I was snapping away, I felt this immense sense of joy, excitement and adrenaline as I was secretly documenting all of this. Immediately after they had a moment to soak in what just happened, I introduced myself to Ellen and took them around the area for some engagement photos (talk about instant!). The happiness and joy they shared was contagious and I left feeling extremely happy to have been part of such an intimate and special moment in this couple’s lives. Congratulations to this very cute couple, who turned a long friendship into romance!