LOVE AND MARYLAND - ALEX & MIKE

How can I possible begin to describe the love I have for these two individuals? How can I put into words what this beautiful girl means to me? How am I supposed to sit here and type out all of the amazing things that Alex has done in my life? The truth is, I'll be here for hours. The truth is, she has been hands down, one of the biggest, most supporting, encouraging people in my path to pursuing photography, and I know my heart will forever be grateful for every single bit of it. 

Alex and I grew up going to the same middle school and high school, but didn't get close until after we graduated. We were always in the same social circle of friends, but never took the time to really pursue a one on one friendship...and man do I wish I did. A couple years after graduating high school, Alex and I decided to become roommates in our hometown of Centreville, Virginia. Quickly after moving in with each other, we formed this incredible bond and inseperable friendship. She loved me for who I was, supported me through one of the toughest years of my life, encouraged me in every way a friend should, and she always had my best interest at heart. 

We only lived in that sweet apartment for one year, but it was one of the best years of my life. As life happens and we all grow up and start to figure ourselves out, she has always stuck by my side and has been an encouraging soul in my journey to where I am now. It's easy to love someone like that, so it brings me great joy to know that Mike sees what I see. He also supports her love of Disney and good wine, so I know he's a keeper!

Their relationship is so full of adventure and such a joy to watch. Seeing the love that these two share is so special and I have no doubt that he will take care of my girl. We may not live in the same city like we used to, but I know she will always be a huge part of my life, forever. I'm so grateful to have captured just some small moments of their life, but I know their will be bigger moments to capture later on down the road! 

Alex and Mike, thank you for always bringing so much laughter and joy to my life! I know your adventure together will be full of happiness, hockey games (GO CAPS), good wine, and great company!

 

CHEERS TO YOU!

 

FAMILY MATTERS - KELLY & SEAN

I'm finding it very hard to come up with some words for this sweet family, because they truly are so incredible! When Kelly asked me to take some shots of them, my heart jumped at the chance to do it as soon as possible, because this beautiful weather wouldn't be lasting too much longer, and we had to take full advantage of it...and we did! 

I have always been in love with these two, but once they started adding some little ones to the family, my love for them grew exponentially! My sweet, nephew Leighton has stolen my heart since day one, and I'll probably never get it back, and I am completely OK with that! Immediately as my niece Winnie (Ella Winston) was born this past July, I had to ask my beau Scott, who is an uncle to 16 kids, how and if it is possible to love them just as much. His response was "no matter how many there are, you love them all the same"...and my goodness he was so spot on. Sometimes I actually cannot look at her, because she is SO DARLING and I might end up stealing her one day.

You heard it here folks, I will most likely kidnap both my nephew and my niece

Kelly and Sean, you two have brought so much happiness & joy into this family with not just your hearts, but with the little gifts that you've given to us known as Leighton & Winnie. Thank you for always supporting me, loving me, encouraging me, and for giving me my favorite muses to ever photograph. For that, I am eternally grateful! 

 

CHEERS TO THE GREERS!