Lauren | Class of 2019

WOW. Who looks like this in high school? Who looks like this ever? And ya know what? She’s just a beautiful on the inside. This girl has such a kind heart with big dreams that I’m so thankful to know.

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Maddie | Big Spring Senior

You know those sessions that remind you why you do it, photographers? This was one of them.

It had something to do with the way Maddie got creative with her shoot— from the personalized locations to her hat & vintage film camera. But even more than that, it was her person. Maddie’s got a rare heart. Spend not even 10 minutes with her and you’ll see right away this girl loves people & loves Jesus.

May or may not be scheming up a new business plan to make ALL THE SENIORS happen next summer. They've had my heart for a while now and this session sealed the deal. 

Meet my friend, Maddie

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Auraleigh | Class of 2019

I really love seniors. But I really love THIS senior.

Some of you know I've been helping out in youth ministry for almost 4 years now. On my very first night of it ever the whole group went to SkyZone. I was terrified to not know anyone & couldn't get over how awkward it would be to literally have to bounce up to strangers and introduce myself. But I did it. I saw three girls together and bounced on over. It was just as awkward as I thought it would be. I hated it. I came home saying "THERE'S NO WAY I CAN DO THIS" to Luke. 

During this shoot Auraleigh told me she was one of those girls! Praise the LAMB she didn't hold me to that awkward bounce over and that Jesus changed my heart & dragged me out of my comfort zone. If not, I wouldn't have met Auraleigh. She's taught me so much about full life and who Jesus is.

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Sydney + Jadon | Frederick, MD Wedding

Believe me when I say there hasn't been and never will be a more joyful, giddy couple. Sydney and Jadon have dated for 6 years and were more than excited to finally call each other husband + wife. From the perfectly coordinating bridesmaid's dresses to the worship filled ceremony, this wedding will forever be one of my favorites. I know Jesus more today because of the joy and love this couple showed all day long. I'm so, so thankful to be a part of this day and know these people. 

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Kenz + Dave | In Home Session

Kenz is one of those people I know Jesus put into my life for a reason but in the most random way. She was a bridesmaid in a wedding I second shot in the summer of 2016 and has been someone who has such a dear place in my heart ever since despite the fact that I've only met her 3 times in person. She's the kind of person you meet and you feel like you've known for years. The kind of person who will text you telling you she's praying for you. The kind of person that gives you a glimpse of how Jesus loves.   

Kenz, you've got a heart of gold. 

This time last year she and her guy came over to my house and we did a little in home session and today's weather reminded me of this day so I randomly decided to share it with you! Enjoy! 

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Iceland | Personal Travel

This was the first full week Luke and I've been alone since our honeymoon.

The first vacation Luke's taken in 2 years. 

& the first trip as a family of THREE (there's a little 15 weeker in there).

You'll never know how much this trip will forever mean to me and pictures & a video (??!?!?!!) will never do it justice, but I hope you enjoy a little glimpse into our trip. 

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Okay, SO. Before you watch this, hear me out. I'm NOT a videographer. This was literally the first time I've shot in video mode on my camera, so most of it is out of focus. But this video is close to my heart and gives another dimension of life to our trip!

Chelsea + Drew | Booking House Wedding

A mom that poured her heart into every single detail of this wedding. 

A maid of honor speech that left everyone in tears. 

A sweet dance with each of her brothers. 

A long time love story. 

This wedding was a good one to close out my 2017 season. Thankful for all of it. 

 

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Claire | Carlisle Senior

Claire is yet another one of my youth group girls. So again, this shoot was more like hanging out with a little sister. She can most often be found somewhere in downtown Carlisle. Some of her most special high school memories have taken place here, specifically at Helena's. They even knew her by name there.  Isn't that the dream?! To be a regular at a cute cafe downtown? .....Just me? Cool. 

Meet Claire. 

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Sarah | Carlisle Senior

Sarah's not only one of my 2018 seniors, but a senior in my youth group. She was actually a freshmen when I first started leading, so she's been with me from the beginning. She's a light wherever she goes & has a joy in the Lord that makes you want to know Him more. Oh, and I got serenaded by Sarah during this shoot and if you've heard her sing, you know it was unreal. 

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Olivia + Stephen | Ellicott City, MD Wedding

This day felt like family. And I actually almost am in a way. Stephen is going to be my brother-in-law's brother-in-law. Does that count? Regardless, every time I interact with these these two & their families I feel welcomed, genuinely heard & loved, & included as if I'm part of the family. They go to great lengths to put other people's needs in front of their own, including each other. They love in such a way that they die to self, putting the other person's needs in front of their own. Guys, that's the gospel. They understand it and they show it with their lives & their love.

I'm so thankful to know Olivia & Stephen and their families. 

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Venue: Main Street Ballroom

Second Shooter: Luke Herwig

Planner: Tharpe Social Media & Events LLC

Florist: Shelly Black

Invitation Suite: Sara Metzger 

Signs/Calligraphy: Joanne Chu

DJ: Royal Fam DJ

Hair: Pamela Niedzielski

Make-up: Natalie Harris Makeup Artistry

Dress: Lily Bridal

Lizzy + Mark | Mount Joy, PA Wedding

This job gives me a front row seat to deep love, genuine moments, and such wonderful people. I'm forever thankful to be a part of days like this.

We went from joyful tears to can't feel my face happy. From the darkest clouds to the most beautiful pink sunset & RAINBOW. Reminding me yet again the Lord is faithful through it all, in every season.

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Venue: Garber Pond

Second Shooter: Luke Herwig

Calligraphy: Raise Your Words Lettering

Caterer: Forno Bova Catering

Florist: The Bouqs Co.

Cake/Dessert: The Flour Child

Decor: Weir Event Rentals

Hair & Make-up: Luxe Salon & Spa

 

 

Garlyn + Jordan | Frederick, MD Wedding

I've been waiting to share these photos for a long time. Like, long before this day even happened.

I honestly wish every single one of you could be at this wedding and know the hearts of Garlyn and Jordan.  Words actually fall short to describe it. Every aspect of this day was built on what Christ has done and the covenant He's made with His people. By the way they love each other, the way they love their family & friends, by the way their family & friends love them -- you can tell that they get the gospel.

Just to put things in perspective, Jordan wrote each of Garlyn's 10 bridesmaids a note & Garlyn gifted me a precious handwritten note & necklace with my birthstone on it. These are genuine, kind, selfless, intentional people who get how to make people feel known & loved.

This day left me worshiping my Savior and loving Jesus more. And isn't that after all what marriage is all about?

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Hair & Makeup: Vintage Veils

Venue: Dulany's Overlook

Caterer: P.I.G.S

DJ: DJ Premonition

Dress: Francesca's

Second Shooter: Luke Herwig

Mandy + Nick | Portsmouth, VA Wedding

This wedding will always be one of my favorites because it was a family wedding. I'm one of 14 cousins on my dad's side, and this was the first time all of us (minus one - we missed you Matt!) were together in 4 years. These people are kind, hilarious, passionate, generous humans and I'm thankful the Lord gave them to me as family.

Nick + Mandy, thank you so much for letting me be a part of this day!

Also! If you're in this area and can have Event by Jacklyn coordinate, do it! One of the kindest people to work with!

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Venue: Private Residence

Planner: Events by Jacklyn

Hair & Makeup: Hello Beautiful Beauty on Demand

Dress: BHLDN

Florist: Bloominous

Cake: Twisted Sisters Sugar Shack

Decor: Special Events Virginia

Caterer: Chefs by Design

DJ: Colonial DJs

Videography: Carson Banks

Second Shooter: Luke Herwig

 

Stephanie + Mitchell | Gettysburg, PA Wedding

I don't even know where to start with this wedding. The couple was insanely gorgeous and natural, I was completely out of my league with the vendors I was working with, and contrary to the rain-filled forecast, we ended up getting a sunset. I felt like I was cheating the system. 

Here's the thing though, for as pretty as this day was, the love between Stephanie + Mitchell is beyond just pretty. It's the rare, selfless, friends-first, adventure filled kind of love. It's comfortable and genuine and I'm so thankful I got to witness it. 

I kept turning to my insanely talented second shooter, Becca Kramer, and saying "How am I here? How am I the one that gets to photograph this?" You'll see by my excessive amounts of photos that I couldn't get enough of this day.  

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Venue: Beech Spring Farm  

Second Shooter: Becca Kramer

Hair + Makeup: The Bonafide Ginger

Videographer: K+A Films

Cake & Dessert: Couture Cakery

Catering: Mountain Laurel Catering

DJ: Klock Entertainment

Rentals: Peachy Keen Event Rentals and Design
 

 

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