Baby Finn || Baltimore, Maryland

Ohhh, what a special shoot! I photographed Sullivan when he was just a tiny thing last summer, and got to meet his baby brother Finn this go-round. The whole gang moved about a week after this beautiful evening, so it was a little bittersweet to document the last few days in this home that Brent and Emily have put so much love in to. 

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From the moment I met Sullivan, he had a big personality. That hasn't changed one bit, except to maybe be even bigger and bolder and more giggle-inducing. We got a little quality big-brother time while Finn was napping, taking part in the stick fetching/street giggling goodness that Sully loves so much.

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Brent and Emily absolutely live it up (and so generally laugh it up) in whatever is going on - which, with Sully at this age with a new brother, consist of some serious meltdowns. Instead of feeling uncomfortable about these little moments, we all tried not to giggle too hard at this dude's alligator tears and fully embraced the mood.

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Seriously. Look at that sassbasket! So...we put him in a basket - the same market basket we grabbed shots of him in last summer; that's one way to measure some growth! 

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And then it was Finn's turn to shine! His looooong legs and tiny toes stretched right on out of the basket.

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We grabbed another group shot on the front steps of 1459 before we headed down to the park for a little more outdoor time together.

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Even more testament to B&E's go with the flow-ness, a catapulting kiddo doesn't make them skip a bit. Coolest. Cucumbers. Ever!

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Big congrats to these guys on their newest, sweetest addition! Thanks for all the giggles! -MEJ

Scott + Jordan's Engagement Session || Washington, DC

First off (and yes, I know I'm partial) - shout out to friends who gift engagement sessions! It's such a neat way to meet new clients, and I knew right from the start I was going to love Scott and Jordan. I was looking forward to their engagement session for many months, even more so when I found out that they live in the same building as a few of my DC friends! We started our session right in their neighborhood, enjoying the breezy, beautiful golden hour at Navy Yard.

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These west coasties made a special request to wear alma mater (and rival!) college pullovers, and it got hilariously 'heated'.

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After a quick outfit change, we popped over to the Capitol and kept the golden magic strong, right on in to a seriously gorgeous sunset.

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Seriously, you can't beat this view! And how lucky were we to have the are relatively empty? Or, at least by empty-enough-to-photoshop-out-stragglers ;)

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Loved this evening, loved this session, loved these two! Congrats again to Scott and Jordan, thanks for the seriously special shoot. -MEJ

Jade's Wild One Cake Smash || Kent Island, Maryland

What brings all the sunshine to a cloudy day? Some sticky fingers, lots of flowers, and one of the littlest ladies with the biggest smiles I know! I was so excited to meet Jade - I'd done a bump session with her mama Julia last summer, and have been watching her grow thanks to social media.

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Jade had everyone giggling almost non-stop - her sweet smile is truly infectious and brought so much giddiness! 

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Mama made this beautiful little boho baby cake, and Jade had no problem jumping right in for a taste test. 

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Happy, happy one year, Jade! I know you'll continue to grow in to an even brighter, bolder little babe that always brings joy wherever you go! -MEJ