Adventure Session in Jean Lafitte National Park

Adventure Session in Jean Lafitte National Park

 

This stunning adventure session in New Orleans at Jean Lafitte National Park was one of my favorite parts of this summer. Megan and Evan are one of my 2018 couples and for their engagement session they wanted to explore New Orleans with me. We braved the swamps at Jean Lafitte National Park with all of its alligators and we were glad we did. As every National Park I’ve been too, Jean Lafitte was full of gorgeous sites and beauty.

Things started off a little rough as I got totally lost, never trust Google Maps! Hahaha. It took me to an abandoned construction site instead of the national park. But once we finally got to the right place we had such an amazing time. Evan and Megan are such a fun couple! I’m sure you’ll see that just from their photos, they are a ton of fun to hang out with. We adventured around the city for a day too, ate at some awesome restaurants, walked around French Quarter.

New Orleans is like their second home and I can definitely see why they love it so much. It’s a city full of music, art, history and great beauty. I love walking through a city and live music is just everywhere. A marching band walked right past us playing amazing music and almost every street had someone performing. I fell in love and can’t wait for my next adventure in New Orleans!

The love of Megan and Evan was the only thing more enchanting than New Orleans so it was a beautiful pairing. I just can’t wait for their wedding next year! I know it will be a day full of love and a lot of laughter because that’s just how they are. I love couples who are just unashamedly themselves. You are never to old to be a goofball with your best friend!

Enjoy some of my favorite moments from this rad couple’s adventure session! And don’t hesitate to reach out if you would like to plan your own adventure session! I have dates available for Hawaii this couples sessions this October. Shoot me an email for more details! I would love to meet some more adventurous couples while I’m there!

 

 

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A Dublin Honeymoon Session

 

This timeless and romantic honeymoon session in Dublin makes my heart sing. Not only was this city beautiful and full of rich history but Elizabeth and Kenny were the absolute sweetest, their love was so special! I mean just look at the way they look at each other! I couldn’t handle how adorable their lovestruck gaze was. They were so giddy in love with each other and it was written all over their faces. This is why I love honeymoon sessions! That all consuming joy is still fresh and awe inspiring. What better way to preserve those emotions and memories than to have your beautiful love captured in a beautiful place. To remember where you started, to look back on that honeymoon phase with warm affection as the years pass. It’s so incredibly beautiful.

I’m excited to be headed to Hawaii next for another amazing honeymoon session with one of my couples. It’s so exciting to document such intimate and special memories for couples in such beautiful places! So as I eagerly await my trip to Hawaii I wanted to look back and share this amazing honeymoon session in Ireland with you all! There was something so timelessly romantic about this session that I couldn’t get over. I’m immediately taken back to this wonderful place every time I look at these images.

I picked up Elizabeth and Kenny up at their hotel almost immediately after I got off my flight and they showed me around the marvelous city of Dublin. It was my first time driving in Europe and I was nervous but I did it! They had already been in Dublin for quite awhile so they had it all down and made sure I didn’t get lost. We explored the streets and the gorgeous parks. I’m sitting here wishing I could go back right now and do it all again. What an amazing time! I could go on all day about this city and this adorable couple but I will just let the pictures do the rest of the talking.

 

 

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A Sweet Woodland Elopement ~ Jeremy and Erin

A Sweet Woodland Elopement ~ Jeremy and Erin

 

Jeremy and Erin’s intimate woodland elopement at Little Rocky Glen was such an honor to witness. I always love witnessing love and the start of a marriage. You can tell by the giddy smiles on their faces how very excited they were to be married to each other. That’s the kind of affection I adore to capture. They chose to elope with just their immediate family there to witness.

We found them the perfect spot and that’s just about all the planning that went into it. All that was important to them was that they wanted to be married to each other, every thing else was just details. I just adore that attitude! Truly all they needed was each other. Isn’t that the most romantic and sweet thing! They simply wanted each other. I can’t think of a better way to enter into your wedding day.

After their beautiful ceremony preformed by Glen Minister of the Trees, we hiked around Little Rocky Glen and had a ton of fun! Barefoot hiking adventures are my favorite! And after that we went back to their home and they snuggled with their cats which are an important part of their family. I love couples who love their fur babies and want them to be a part of their special day. Their fur babies weren’t so found of being photographed but we managed to get some before they leaped out of their arms to hide.

I adore being a part of Jeremy and Erin’s elopement, they are such a generous and awesome couple. It’s so evident that Jeremy dotes on Erin like she is a princess, to which she would say, “Well I am.” hahaha but they are truly perfect for each other and I am still in awe of their beautiful day and love!

 

 

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Ballerina Bridal ~ Washington D.C.

Ballerina Bridal ~ Washington D.C.

 

I’m still plugging away at blogging sessions from back in April. I hope to get more than one blog in this week to try and catch up a little on a the amazing sessions and weddings from this spring and summer. But to start with for this week here is an amazing Ballerina Bridal I photographed while I was in D.C.

Danielle of Riley Weddings and Events contacted me about this beautiful styled shoot. I was so happy I was able to fit it in while I was in  Alexandria for an awesome Engagement Session with one of my 2017 brides. A ballerina bridal was something I had been wanting to photograph for a while. The venue had the perfect warm golden hues that I just fell in love with! It was the perfect way to finish my trip. It was a timelessly beautiful bridal session with the perfect of amount of elegance and grace.

So many talented vendors came together to make this beautiful day possible. Riley Wedding and Events put all of this together and she did such a beautiful job! Ajax was a beautiful new venue that allowed us to use their space; Greenworks Florist provided all the beautiful flowers and greenery, Estylo Jewelry provided the lovely jewelry as well as Trumpet & Horn, Amie Decker Beauty did a fabulous job on hair and make up, Couture by Posh Bridal let us use one of their gorgeous wedding gowns, Buttercream Bakeshop made the delicious and pretty macrons, Fluffness provided the pretty cotton candy, Bella Villa Shop provided the vintage rentals, and Janie from the Artful Wander modeled for us. It was truly a lovely collaboration to be a part of in the beautiful city of D.C. I hope I run in to all of these lovely vendors again!

And for any brides wondering if an extra bridal session is something you would want, I hope while you’re scrolling through this bridal session you find your answer. I believe a bridal session or bridal boudoir is a wonderful way to preserve the memories of this exciting time in your life of being a bride. It is something you husband will definitely cherish and I think all women who have a bridal session done learn to appreciate their own beauty more.