Your Engagement Photos – Beyond Facebook + Save the Dates!

December 5, 2017

POSTED IN:Engagement, General, Wedding

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It’s July of 2015, and I know my husband (I mean, boyfriend) is hiding a little black box somewhere in his dresser. The fact that I know for certain there’s an Emerald engagement ring in there is a long story for another time. And what am I doing with this information? Scoping out photographers for […]

Making Summit Point Home!

September 12, 2017

POSTED IN:General, Personal

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You might be thinking, “what do you mean new house? I thought they HAD a new house??” Yep. We did! In March 2016, we bought our first home – a nice little rancher with a quaint front porch, and a little fenced in yard for our pups. And we planned to be there for 3-5 […]

Chelsey + Adam | Hagerstown, MD Wedding at Schindel Rohrer Ballroom

August 8, 2017

POSTED IN:General, Wedding

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Today we’re celebrating the new Mr. and Mrs. Shaw, who were married March 25, 2017 at the Ballroom at Schindel-Rohrer and Ava Lounge below 28 South bar in the historic district of downtown Hagerstown, MD. Chelsey and I met at a bridal show hosted by Once Upon a Time Events, and connected immediately. Before she left, we had signed a contract and made engagement session plans. Talk about a girl that knows what she wants!

Charlotte “Charlie” Rhea Andrus | Our New Niece!

June 27, 2017

POSTED IN:General, Newborn, Personal, Portrait Sessions

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One of the greatest things John brought into my life is our nieces and nephews, and we are so excited that the Mahaney family has grown again! You may remember Liz from her baby shower and maternity session. Well, now she’s a mommy! On May 19th, 2017, baby Charlie made her way into this world, […]

Alora + Frankie Tayman | Lynchburg, Virginia Wedding

May 22, 2017

POSTED IN:General, Wedding

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It feels like just a few weeks ago that we were meeting up for their engagement session at the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum at James Madison University. Alora and Frankie’s wedding day was my first of 2017, and it really set the bar high! This tulle-loving bride has the most detailed, personalized wedding decor I’ve seen to-date.

Mathew + Teresa | Baltimore, MD Engagement Session

May 12, 2017

POSTED IN:Engagement, General

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Meet Mathew and Teresa, soon to be Mr. and Mrs. Droneburg! We spent a really beautiful spring Saturday together exploring all things Baltimore for their engagement session. These major Orioles/Ravens fans got the in-depth historical tour of Camden Yards and Oriole Park, took a walk down Eutaw Street to M&T Bank Stadium to touch Johnny Unitas’s […]

Awaiting Baby Charlie! | Personal

May 9, 2017

POSTED IN:General, Maternity, Personal

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My husband John has changed my life in a lot of ways, but one of the greatest things about becoming a Mahaney has been becoming Aunt Jo. On our wedding night, we stayed up late snuggled up and opening our wedding cards. When we got to Liz and Wally’s, it was signed “love Liz, Wally, and […]

What Makes Photography the Most Precious Wedding Investment.

January 24, 2017

POSTED IN:General, Uncategorized, Wedding

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Wedding photos will continue to tell your love story to friends + family long after your time. Your album will be a way to share with your daughter about how true love feels. Your 50th anniversary slideshow will show your friends that you’ve always been totally and ridiculously in love. Your legacy of an unbreakable partnership starts with your wedding day, and your photos are your evidence.

Letting Go of Your Pinterest Wedding

January 18, 2017

POSTED IN:General, Personal, Wedding

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Every bride-to-be knows there is an endless sea of wedding inspiration and ideas everywhere you turn online. Pinterest in particular sets the bar for elaborate DIY crafts and wildly expensive floral sculptures impossibly high. With wedding vendors spanning dramatically different styles and so many wedding details to think about, it’s hard to know what’s even […]

Sarah-Cortney + Morgan | In-Home Maternity | Frederick, MD

January 17, 2017

POSTED IN:General, Maternity, Portrait Sessions, Uncategorized

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Winter means more and more sessions are moving indoors, and I love the chance to work with clients in their homes! How special is it that Sarah-Cortney’s maternity session was in the same nursery that she brought her daughter home to just weeks later? Plus, it’s so much easier to relax and be yourself in […]