HILARY + SEAN || ENGAGEMENT SESSION + HURRICANE WEDDING

Oh, oh, oh! This is a good one - it’s not often I get to work in such a close proximity of time with my clients. Originally, I had Hilary and Sean (and Ellie!) on deck for a good ol’ standard session, but that quickly became an engagement shoot after Sean popped the question.

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And then things went from a big ol’ rush to get things ready for a summer backyard throwdown turned in to what felt right for H+S - getting hitched with their nearest and dearest, and having an intimate party, but more on that in just a sec!

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We had a fabulous time taking the boat out, with Ellie being a most excellent first mate…

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We even found a mostly willing participant to help us with our photo shoot in the most Maryland of ways - a blue crab!

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Don’t worry - we put her back in the water, and Ellie was determined to not be outshown.

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OKAY SO! Since I don’t think I’ve ever put both an engagement session and a wedding in one blog post, here’s the equivalent of pretty hold music on the phone in photo form - some snaps from a sunflower field I happened upon on the way back from the first session.

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Okay, thanks for holding! How was that for a fluid transition? Not the best? Whateva, here’s Hilary and Sean fresh out of the courthouse and laughing in the face of hurricane threats.

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No, seriously. The dock in downtown Annapolis was underwater the day before their I-Do’s, so we definitely lucked out getting to shoot there without getting our feet -too- wet.

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Hilary and Sean welcomed their family to McGarvey’s for a delicious lunch and lots of drinks (that I maybe might have had - shh, tequila is delicious with Friday celebration lunches!)

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Ahh, so much fun! I’m so glad the weather (mostly) held out for both of our shoots, and that I get to work with adventurous folks that embrace what and who they love. Congrats to Sean and Hilary!