Category: Engaged

Erik + Meagan | Engaged

A Hawaiian Engagement Session | Lanikai Beach, Oahu

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months ago, I blogged about some BIG dreams. I threw some crazy ones out there like shooting a wedding in Italy, visiting Australia and last but not least… shooting a session Hawaii! Welp! Mark one of those items off the list!! I love how God works things out. I blogged about that and then one of our sweet friends from high school got in engaged! And guess where she lives…. HAWAII! Not only does she live in Hawaii, she lives on Oahu and was flying in the DAY we were going to be flying out! Despite the limited time frame, we made a shoot happen on the beautiful beaches of Lanikai!! Meagan and Erik look the part of a perfect beachy couple living the dream in Hawaii!

Best of Engagements 2013

A Year in Review
best of engagements 2013


You saw my “Best of Weddings 2013”. Today I’m posting the “Best of Engagements”! It’s really interesting to think about what I consider a “good image” these days. My goal several years ago was to define my style more and more with every shoot. Engagement sessions were my time to do that. During an eshoot I have control, time, and complete freedom to be creative. Well now that I have a pretty defined style, the challenge is to continue to perfect my work without growing stale…. and that’s actually very hard to do. I know the formula.

Dan + Kathleen | Engaged

A Manassas Battlefield Engagement Shoot


are some places in Virginia that I have yet to shoot in. There are a handful of vineyards, a few larger DC venues and several plantations on my “future shooting” list. The Manassas Battlefield was one of those locations!! I LOVE shooting at new locations. There’s something exciting and fresh about changing it up and creating new portraits from scratch! I absolutely loved meeting Dan and Kathleen on this beautiful property last week. Kathleen and I have emailed for what seems like forever and I was so excited to finally give her a hug and chat in person! She’s a sweetheart!

Andrew + Maddie | Engaged

A Winter Engagement Shoot in the Capital


reaching the point when I finally feel like I’ve been out of college for quite some time. A year or so ago, I felt like I had just graduated and I still had a ton of friends and connections at CNU. Now, most of my friends have graduated and to be honest, if I was to walk around campus, the only people I would really know would be my friends that WORK for the university!! I feel old. However… just a little side note, we do have some pretty awesome friends heading to CNU next year as freshman and we’re SO excited for them!

Ricky + Corbin | Engaged

a Rustic Country Farm Engagement Shoot


not going to believe this but I have yet another couple from ALASKA to introduce you to today! I think these are subconscious hints that we should visit this wonderful state sometime soon! :) I’m so excited to introduce you to this sweet couple! Ricky and Corbin are currently living in Anchorage but I know Corbin and her family from our home church. We love the Wagners and let me tell you, we are so SO excited to be a part of this wonderful wedding!! I loved getting a chance to spend a couple of hours with Ricky and Corbin this past week while they were home for their holiday visit.


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