Can you believe it? It is already that time of year…School is starting, the weather is changing, and lazy summer days are soon to be behind us. So it goes without saying, that it is time to start thinking fall and all the fun that comes with it. For me, a big part of the season is seeing so many familiar faces for fall mini sessions so here are the details!

This year, mini sessions will be held at Fletcher’s Boathouse and at Great Seneca Park. Sessions will be 30 minutes long and include 10-15 high resolution digital images. There are 6 slots available each day and they are allotted on a first come first serve basis.

Book your session before August 31st and you will receive a $25 discount. For more information and to reserve your slot, please send be a message at brittanydefrehnphotography@gmail.com

Happy Fall!


Kate and Ryan first met at McDaniel College when they were both students attending there. It is also where I first met these two. I have had the distinct privilege of seeing their relationship grow from across campus to across an ocean. Kate and I both studied abroad in Budapest, Hungary when Ryan made the long trip to visit. It was even then that you could see these two had something special and it goes without saying that this engagement session was a loooong time coming. Kate and Ryan, I couldn’t be happier for you two and I can’t wait to see you tie the knot in just a few short months.

Sarah is originally from the DC area and it still holds a special place in her heart. Her Shaun currently reside in Florida, so when they had a summer trip planned to visit DC, Shaun knew he wanted to take advantage of the perfect place to propose.
The tidal basin was teeming with tourists on a hot summer night, but it didn’t stop Shaun from having the personal proposal he envisioned. I stayed back with the tourists until Shaun found the perfect spot and Sarah’s reaction says it all! Congratulations you two! Enjoy all the excitement there is with being engaged!!

True Marylanders, Sarah and Jeff hopped across the river from their quaint Oella home to Ellicott City for their big day. Both art teachers, they saw the possibilities in the Patapsco Female Institute with its tiered decks and soaring windows. The laid back feel and beautiful details were all pulled together by Sarah put a personal touch to the event. Sarah and Jeff were literally surrounded by their family and friends as guests peered in from the multiple levels to see them dance the night away. Sarah and Jeff, you both are one-of-a-kind and I can’t wait to see your marriage grow. Congratulations.