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Hi! Thanks a million for visiting my blog! This is a place for my business, photography, ideas, inspiration, life stories and, of course, mounds and mounds of pictures. If you're looking for information about my photography services, i welcome you to view some of my most recent work here and then click on the portfolio link above. If you're looking for a place to have fun, relax, feel happy, and be inspired, stick around and grab something to drink! May I suggest the "what I'm sippin'" list of favorites to the bottom left?

Hayes: Newborn Portraits, Morgantown WV Photographer

Nicole and I first met last year when she took a chance and emailed me out of the blue. She was looking for a collaborator in the wedding industry and am so thankful she reached out to me! Together, we put together the Blush & Blueberry style shoot last summer and are currently working on a BIG project together. It’s so nice to “do business” with a friend, especially one with whom you have a fair amount in common. We both love weddings, we both enjoy planning, we both have grand ideas and we both NOW have kiddos. :)

Nicole and Neil welcomed their first child, Hayes Brian, in late May. They then welcomed me into their home for his newborn session. It was easy photographing these three. They were calm, comfortable and cozy together…and I enjoyed capturing Nicole and Neil “in the raw”…in their new simple moments as mom and dad…

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Nursery details. Nicole is a wonderful designer/decorator!

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Love this moment. Just a family being a family…in the comfort of their own home…with their two fur friends, too!

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One of my favorites from the session! Neil’s tattoo sportin’ their family name. :)

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Spit rag and all…I told you they were “in the raw” for this session.

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Another favorite for me!

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Now for some mommy-son time to calm for some sleepy portraits…

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Nicole taking a few minutes to be mommy.

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LOVE these daddy-son portraits!!

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Nicole and Neil will be building a new house soon, so they requested a few pictures in front of their first home as a family of three…

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CONGRATS Nicole and Neil! You celebrated your first year of marriage and welcomed your first son! And now you’re going to be doing even more this next year. What an exciting and fulfilling adventure for you guys! Thanks for inviting me to help capture it all. :)

Fletcher Family Portraits, Garrett County MD Photographer

Last December, I hosted a Five Days of Giveaways event on the blog. One of the giveaways was a free family portrait session. Readers nominated families and I chose one to receive the session gift. The Fletcher family was my family of choice. :)

Kiera and I are fellow MOPSters and I knew she had been interested in getting family portraits done for a while. With two young kiddos and being a fairly new mom to our group and the Morgantown area, I knew she and her family of four would be a great choice! So she and her three tag-alongs visited me at my home in Maryland for some family portraits in my backyard…

The kiddos were amped! I told them we were going to take some pictures in the woods, and they ran!

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No one said getting family portraits with two young, energetic, curious toddlers was easy! :)

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One kiddo wanted to explore, so we took time for some daddy-son portraits…

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And of course, mommy-daughter portraits!

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Exploring and playing…

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One final snuggly family portrait before the kiddos lost all attention and patience. :)

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Thanks so much for bringing your family to my backyard, Kiera! I hope you guys will be able to enjoy these pictures for many years to come! And make sure you make plans for other sessions in the future…especially since your family will be growing soon! :)

 

Kellyn & Matt: Purple Iris Wedding, Martinsburg WV Photographer

I met Kellyn and Matt for the first time last year in Harpers Ferry, WV. It was the chosen spot for their engagement session. I quickly realized two things: 1) Harpers Ferry is a beautiful location! I should have visited way earlier when we lived just hour an hour north of it. 2) Kellyn and Matt are awesome.

I had already met Kellyn in an earlier “JFP wedding”, but didn’t really get to know her. This time around she was paired with Matt, and he complimented her so well. They were friendly, engaging and didn’t seem to mind the photo-taking process at all.

Then came their wedding day. I remember driving to the venue being genuinely excited to see them again. They left me with such warm hugs and thoughts after the engagement session and I knew their wedding day was going to be easy because of that. We were friends and it was clear that all three of us were comfortable with each other…and in the end, we made an awesome team! Thanks for that, Kellyn and Matt. :)

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Love these getting ready moments of Kellyn. She was glowing, and just so excited!

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My second shooter Jacqie discovered this angle! Major points for her!!!

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Love this bridal portrait of Kellyn!

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While Jacqie stayed back with the girls, I went to meet up with Matt and the guys…

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Matt used to work at Foot Locker and he LOVES shoes, so these were appropriate for his wedding day. :)

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Mama and grandma ready to see their girl…

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Jacqie also captured these next two…such a sweet moment!

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Nike shoes for all the guys!

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A favorite on the left!

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Us photographers, we always have at least one person interested in what we’re doing. ;)

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Kellyn and Matt…what a beautiful wedding! Thanks for being awesome clients, and for inviting me to be a part of your big day! I hope we’ll reunite again in the future for more pictures. :)