I am certainly missing Ireland this morning and so I am sharing some more of the beauty I witnessed in my travels there. I’m slowly getting all my Ireland adventures blogged in between all my other travels. This adventure session with Blake and Kelsi was gorgeous! Their adorable love and the stunning beauty of Ireland was a beautiful pairing.
My dear friend Jessica from Jessica Manns Photography had been in Ireland a couple months before me and told me I just had to visit Corcomroe Abbey and I’m so glad she did! Corcomroa Abbey has a beautiful and historical feel to it. I had met up with some photography friends at this point and they piled in my car to head to the Abbey. It’s set next to some gorgeous rocky mountains and rolling hills and fields and we all had a blast exploring and photographing Blake and Kelsi’s sweet relationship.
The day we visited the Abbey it was so sunny and warm. We were all surprised as we were expecting more of Ireland’s famous rainy weather but we got beautiful sunlight instead. But the day we visited the Cliffs of Moher was a bit more of the weather you would expect from Ireland. I was a huge fan of both climates, both the sweet sunshine at Corcomroe Abbey and the gorgeous moody clouds at the Cliffs of Moher.
Ireland is the perfect place to travel with your loved ones and most especially your significant other. You lose all track of time in Ireland because the Irish are never in a big rush like we are as Americans. You can totally lose yourself there just enjoying the beauty of the landscape and the culture. The people who live there are some of the absolute best! Everyone was so kind and genuinely hilarious! I could go one for hours but I won’t. I hope this encourages you to plan a trip to Ireland someday! It truly should be on everyone’s bucket list.
Here are some of my favorites from my time with Kelsi and Blake in Ireland. I hope you enjoy scrolling through and don’t hesitate to reach out if you would like to schedule your own adventure session. Let’s go explore together!
Ashley and Daniel were wed this month and I’m just getting around to blogging their E-Session. I’m so behind on blogging but I keep plugging away in hopes I’ll be caught up someday and because I just have to share all these beautiful sessions with you! Ashley and Daniel are one of the most fun couples I’ve ever photographed and you’ll hear more about them when I get their wedding blogged. We explored Nay Aug’s Waterfall and it proved to be an adventure! There were tons of boys and men there throwing themselves off cliffs to jump into the water. We watched them in both awe and a little bit concerned at the somersaults they were doing off the cliffs.
I am trying to not say too much about what a wonderful couple Ashley and Daniel are because I want to save it for the blog on their wedding day but it’s very hard to not rave about these two! Ashley is one of the kindest and most beautiful women I have met and Daniel reminds me a lot of Flynn Rider in Tangled for some reason, hilarious and sweet.
There was a ton of beauty at their session between the two of them and the waterfall but at the end there was also a ton of laughter as Daniel changed into a lumberjack outfit complete with booty shorts. I could not stop laughing as I was editing that section of their session. I had a ton of fun with them and I can’t wait to share their wedding day with you as well!
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!
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.
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!
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.
Chris and Hannah’s woodland wedding was such an enchanting experience. It was an intimate wedding with their family and friends at the beautiful Ukrainian Homestead of ODWU. One of my favorite parts about a wedding day is the emotions you feel from the couple’s friends and family. There were many happy tears shed on this day and tons of laughter.
Hannah was an absolutely gorgeous bride and Chris is such a sweet and doting groom. Their love for each other was so evident and their unified love for all their friends and family was such a beautiful things to witness. They are genuinely some of the kindest souls I’ve ever met. They went to every single table to greet there guest with hugs during dinner before they sat down and ate their own food. To me that’s a big testament to how much you love someone. If I’m postponing food for you, it’s a big deal. Haha. But seriously that just speaks to how sweet Hannah and Chris truly are.
From the gorgeous forest setting, their choice of florals and all their perfect decorations, this was the perfect woodland wedding. It took me longer than I wanted to share this beautiful day with you as this was one of my May weddings but I’m happy to finally have the chance to share it with you. I hope you enjoy as I a lot more weddings to blog and share with you and pretty much all of them are gorgeous outdoor affairs.
I had such a lovely time with Alan and Andrea in Old Town Alexandria for their engagement session! What a charming place and with these two it was full of romance and adorableness. It drizzled throughout their entire session but they were total champs and we braved the rain. Even with the rain it was still one of the prettiest places I’ve ever been too. Full of beauty and rich history Alexandria should be on everyone’s list of places that you must visit. All the little shops, the charming architecture and sweet people makes it a relaxing and wonderful place to stay. My stay there really felt like stepping on to the set of You’ve Got Mail, it was truly that charming.
Alan and Andrea are so adorable! All it takes is one visit with them to tell they still give each other butterflies and are each other’s biggest fans. That’s the kind of genuine love I adore to witness and capture. I have known Andrea since high school and it makes me so happy to see her with such a sweet and caring man. He seriously dotes on her and she is definitely his biggest supporter and best friend. I get giddy thinking of their wedding day that is quickly approaching! It will truly be a special day!
Thank you for inviting me to the place that captured both of your hearts and the place you met and fell in love! Such a wonderful experience! Also special thanks to Andrea for helping me jumpstart my car after I left my lights on in the middle of D.C. Hahaha what an adventure! Enjoy some of my favorites from my time with Andrea and Alan and stay tuned for their wedding this October!
I am finally getting around to blogging some of my amazing spring weddings from this year. I know, it’s almost fall, I’m so bad. But I promise to try and catch up and post a wedding hopefully every other week in between all the other awesome engagement sessions, family sessions and sessions from my travels this summer. Hopefully I will at least get all these spring weddings blogged for you before fall and then I’ll roll out the amazing summer weddings. I’ve been so blessed this year with so many adventures with my couples that I just can’t wait to share with you all! So thank you for your patience, I promise it’s worth it!
Laura and Tyler got married in May at this lakeside wedding which was so sweet to witness. Laura and Tyler are just a pleasure to know and so easy to be friends with. That was evident as I watch them interact with their guest that everyone loved them. They are genuinely kind people and their day was full of happy tears and laughter which is everything I could wish for such a lovely couple.
Woodloch Pines is such a beautiful venue, it is nestled in a pristine mountain lake vacation setting.I mean what better place to get married than right by a beautiful lake? I wish I could show you everything but I’m sure that would overwhelm everyone so here are some of my favorite moments from their day. I hope you enjoy!
It’s been a long time since I’ve blogged, sorry guys! It’s been hard to keep up with all my summer travels but hopefully this absolutely breath taking session will make up for it! This romantic session at the Cliffs of Moher has completely stolen my heart! It was so hard to not post every single picture I captured from this session because they are all magical! I’m still swooning hard over it! Savannah and Wayland are one of the most amazing couples I’ve ever had the chance to photograph. Savannah’s dress seemed to be handmade by the sea and it was as if the sea kept calling to us. I’m sure I sound dramatic but I cannot describe how amazing my experience was at the Cliffs of Moher, it’s seriously one of the most beautiful places in the world!
I seriously just don’t even have the words to express how I feel about this session and all the exploring I did while in Ireland while I was at the House of Flynn Ireland workshop. It was the experience of a lifetime and I met so many other talented artists there, Savannah included. I left a piece of my heart there in Ireland. It’s truly a beautiful and magical place.
My adventurous heart craves and adores sessions like these and that’s why I am having a honeymoon session giveaway! I’m excited to see the places all my couples are going and to see who wins! Let’s travel the world together and document your love! Winner will be announced on September 1st. Email me for more info!
These were all shot for the wonderful House Of Flynn Ireland Workshop. https://www.thehouseofflynn.com/
Models: Savannah Kate Morgan and Wayland Morgan
Savannah’s dress designer : https://www.dhgate.com/store/19880986#st-navigation-storehome