best of 2014

Hello! Here we are in 2015; hope everyone wrang in the new year safely and happily! I'm taking today to enjoy some quiet, and to look back through 2014. 

jan. - moonrise + jupiter and gemini

jan. - one of the most spectacular sunsets.

feb. - ren + clint's engagement - something sweet to look forward to later in the year!

feb. - baby jack & co. - the tiniest little human I'd ever held and photographed!

feb. - baby tess - meeting my new cousin and adventuring to new york.

mar. - the waller family baby bump. chilly weather made for perfectly rosy cheeks and wonderful photos.

mar. - uncalm shoot; pretending it's summer in frigid march!

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mar. - st. croix and my first real vacation! I had so much fun even though my camera broke, can't wait to go back in 2015. sun and sand and vitamin sea are good for the soul!

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apr. - earth day!

apr. - baby bump became baby liam! I loved getting to see big brother in action, the Wallers are always so fun to work with.

may - kurt + brittany. kicked off my weddings of 2014 with my high school buddies on a beautiful day. plus beach weddings are kind of my thing.

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may - ended the month in beautiful Savannah, photographing families and hanging out with silly friends under starlight (and swimming in bioluminescent waters!) 

jun. - lightning storms and beautiful summer days; gif making experimentation, too! 

jul. - I kicked off my birthday month a la Hobbit; my friends helped me raise over a thousand dollars for clean water initiatives through charity: water, I set out to do random acts of kindness, I gave birthday gifts instead of receiving, and I welcomed my 25th birthday with a full heart. 

jul. - the celebrations for independence day were pretty spectacular, too! I got a feature on deviantart.com for this image, which was something I've wanted since I was a wee baby photographer in my formative years. 

aug. - finally got around to hiking the appalachian trail! so much work, but one of my favorite experiences ever.

aug. - a woodsy stag weekend...

sep. - ...becomes a beautiful backyard wedding.

sep. - sleeping under the stars, on sand and next to a bonfire - makes for incredible photos!

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sep. - ryan + anne's small and sweet st. michael's wedding!

oct. - completed the bulk of a catalog shoot for a local clothing company; my second foray in to fashion photography was a big success! 

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oct. - year five of photographing the swetz family! they were my first clients, and I'm so happy that I get to keep up this tradition. 

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oct. - ren + clint's chesapeake bay wedding! a beautiful last bit of warm weather for their big day.

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oct. - ryan + lauren's engagement shoot - something to look forward to in 2015!

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oct. - a delayed antares launch made for a beautiful excuse to shoot a long exposure!

nov. - the long awaited wedding of mike + nich! such a fairytale, loved every moment of it.

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nov. - nick + katie's little engagement shoot. beachy? in november? no problemo!

nov. - a grand adventure down to Savannah for the most enchanting weekend wedding!

dec. - a last minute ( literally, four days before ) booking for ali + travis' wedding.

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dec. - baby emma! a wiggly and wide awake little lady.

dec. - the sweet pollard family for some holiday themed shooting outside.

dec. - jaime + phil's engagement shoot. they're getting married in Maine next year, and I cannot wait! 

dec. - enjoying nighttime lights from birthday candles, moonlight, and christmas lights making ambient glows.

dec. - down to miami to photograph my beautiful cousins in the sun and sand on key biscayne.

It's been a seriously wonderful year; thank you to all of my wonderful clients! I cannot wait to see what 2015 brings. xo -mj