When we hear the word “heart,” we think of love, and vice versa. The two are intertwined. Colloquially, we speak of the heart and love almost interchangeably at times. “Follow your heart” often means to pursue what you love. Being around those whom we love can cause a flutter in our hearts. When JJ proposed […]
We’re always excited to hear from our couples about the planning process for their wedding. Each couple focuses on something unique and we get a peek at what their wedding day will be like. There are often small or large pieces that are causing stress, as well as pieces that they are looking forward to […]
Amy was a little more excited than usual for Meghan and Zach’s engagement session. During our consultation call, we discovered that Amy and Zach were from the same town and had gone to the same high school, though their years there never overlapped. Amy is always deeply nostalgic about her experience growing up. She will […]
Most of the trees were now bare. The sun filtered down through their boney branches, but it didn’t provide much warmth any longer. Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge was quiet, only entertaining a few others who were enjoying the beautiful views of the changing seasons. We were so happy to be there with Leandra and […]
The unseasonably warm breeze blew off the Potomac. It was one of the last days of the year when we wouldn’t need a jacket. The last remaining autumn leaves clung to the trees, as if hoping themselves to enjoy one last touch of summer. As a result, Jones Point Park teemed with visitors hoping to […]
As we pulled into the Grotto parking lot, we were one of the only cars there. We’re used to the grounds being packed, but this was late on a Friday, nearing close, and most pilgrims were gone for the day. Bridget and Tom arrived and Amy helped Bridget make a few last-minute decisions about jewelry, […]
Fall at the Grotto is beautiful. The white statues pop off the colorful backdrop made of leaves. The air is crisp and it feels amazing to be outside. The silence of the season is obvious. All of nature is quieting itself for the oncoming winter, and the silence enters into the hearts of the pilgrims […]
The golden and red hues of fall surrounded us. Leaves crunched underfoot. As the sun warmed our skin, the breeze encouraged us to pull our jackets a little tighter. A blanket of leaves covered the road and the grass. The beauty was breathtaking. It felt like we were walking around in another world as we […]
Carolyn and Jimmy The park was bustling with people. Summer’s drastic transition to fall was calling all of us to take a closer look. The usual scenic views at Fort Hunter Mansion and Park were crowded with visitors, but fall had converted the entire park into a scenic view. We waited to cross the busy […]
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 […]
It was important to both of us that we found photographers that understood the reverence of the Mass and the important moments of the ceremony. We absolutely loved our photos. The quality and editing were beautiful. I have only exceptional things to say about them as both photographers and people and we highly recommend their services to any couple."
You guys are amazing! You made our wedding day so fun and special and we felt so at ease and comfortable the whole time!"
But what I loved most about working with them is that they keep the Catholic faith at the core of what they do. Beyond taking breathtaking pictures, they really walked with us and set a wonderful example of the kind of sacramental marriage that stood before us."