There is nothing quite like a change of plans to show someone’s true colors. As we prepared for Madison and Evan’s engagement session, this is exactly what happened to us. They chose the National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes for their location, which was an excellent choice and a place we regularly go […]

Madison & Evan

There are certain people in this world who are hard to forget. Those who simultaneously stir up a desire in you to both spend more time with them and to become more like them. When Amy went on a mission trip with A Simple House in 2015, she met people like this. She stayed in […]

Mr. and Mrs. Crosby

Most of us have a list of things we’d like to do or change about ourselves before getting married. Sometimes there really are issues that need to be worked through, but more often than not, we are simply operating with expectations that are too high of ourselves and others pertaining to marriage. Some people end […]

Karen & Jimmy

The tent was abuzz with conversation. People were talking about how beautiful the Mass was and how happy they were for Emily and Brock. We also found ourselves lost in conversation with an old friend, Br. Mike, when Brock came to let us know that he and Emily were about to make their rounds of […]

Mr. & Mrs. Drahus

Mr. Carpenter had everyone giggling as he spoke of peacock feathers and pointed out their quickly-passing beauty. Once you get a good look, he said, you’re likely to be less impressed by what once seemed so beautiful. Though this is typically the case, it’s not what happened when he handed Christine, his “peacock feather,” to […]

Mr. and Mrs. Laflamme

The church was dark due to the evening rain. It was the middle of the week, but also so much more. All of us in attendance had woken up that morning expecting a typical Wednesday, but by 7 pm we found ourselves in the pews at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Brighton, Michigan. Deacon Jerry […]

Mr. and Mrs. O’Brien

Nestled in the quiet hills of Ellicott City, the Shrine of Saint Anthony is a perfect place for peaceful prayer. We enjoyed plenty of time there when we were dating and newly married, but after moving away we forgot something of its beauty. The silence wraps around you and invites you to see and enjoy […]

Bridget and Bobby

Pinchot State Park was looking beautiful at sunset. The lake glistened like a dream as the wispy clouds diffused the sun overhead. The trees were just starting to put forth the first buds of spring, and the air smelled so fresh. We arrived well-rested and eager to shoot Emily and Brock’s engagement session. In deciding […]

Emily and Brock

Champagne bubbled in tall glasses. Family and friends turned their attention first to the matron of honor, then to the best man, then to members of the bride and groom’s family. The room was silent so as to not miss a word from speech givers. The best man and matron of honor often know the […]

Mr. and Mrs. Morie

Lights and candles sparkled throughout the barn. A colorful sunset illuminated the sky beyond the mountains. Friends and family selected their own seats in the beautiful and comfortable space. The evening was filled with so much joy.  Fr. Diego stood with a microphone in one hand and a gift in the other. As he shared […]

Mr. and Mrs. Coli