It’s Mother’s Day week. Some people are celebrating mothers, some people are mothers themselves and some people are waiting to be mothers and for their little ones to be in their arms…like this gorgeous lady here.

No matter where you fall in this, and no matter if you have held a baby in your womb for a moment or held it in your arms this morning, the second that pink line appears you become a mother. You fall instantly in love with God’s tiniest souls and though that journey may look different for all, nobody can fathom that crazy, overwhelming, all consuming, heart outside your body, never-ending love you have from the moment you know your child exists.

I am so excited to see this momma hold her little one in the next few weeks and hope her mother’s day is as special as she is.

I love Baltimore. I love Maryland. I have friends protesting. I have friends who are officers. I have four grooms alone this year who are EMTs, firefighters and police officers in Baltimore. I have so much to post from this beautiful spring, but this week…this is the only reminder only seemed appropriate. Help each other out this week friends and above all else #bmorelove.

One of the things I love most about living in Maryland is the close proximity of Baltimore and DC. I can shoot portraits on a rooftop in Baltimore one evening and then head to the Georgetown waterfront for a sunrise session the next. And that is exactly what we did for these two. Andrea and Brooks love DC and knew a warm sunrise session was perfect for them. They have such a classic style and wanted a timeless backdrop for their more formal portraits. They are also a TON of fun and have a love of cupcakes and coffee. So as our morning proceeded on, we went up this hill to Baked and Wired for a sweet more relaxed portion of their session. And of course we had to have a cupcake for breakfast. I can’t for their wedding at Raspberry Plains this May. Thanks Andrea and Brooks for spending the morning with me!

My first wedding this year started at a venue where I had ended the previous year. And what a pleasure. The ever classic Lord Baltimore Hotel set the stage for Lacey and Chase’s city wedding. Lacey wanted a timeless wedding with as she says “a little bit of sparkle and a lot of romance.” And it was just that. She put so much of her heart and personality in so many details through out the day. Hands down my favorite part was when we went for a stroll at the end of the evening and I saw steam coming from the street. She knew exactly what I was thinking and the final image of the day was classically Baltimore and classically “Chasey”. Cheers you two!

This weekend was filled with shooting. It was also filled with the first spring wedding of the year and a little adventure for these two. After 17 years of being best friends they tied the knot. Can’t wait to share more of their beautiful wedding at Sugarloaf Mountain. Happy week friends.

  • April 21, 2015 - 9:47 am

    Nadine Ritter - Can’t wait to see more!ReplyCancel

  • April 21, 2015 - 4:40 pm

    William Ward - Beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • April 23, 2015 - 7:04 am

    Eric Teulings - I want to wish the newly weds, Random & Elizabeth Ward a happy