ALYSSA + CHRIS || ENGAGEMENT SESSION - KENT ISLAND, MARYLAND

Boy howdy, Maryland summers are always BIG. There's nothing mild about 'em - bring on the humidity, the vibrant colors, the incredible skies, and...black flies? Yeah, we're gonna ignore that last one, especially as Alyssa and Chris did such a stellar job of swatting those pesky dudes away during our session. But! It was totally worth it...

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We had one of the first really big, really bright and beautiful summer evenings for their low-key engagement session. On the docket? Kicking around one of my favorite local scenic spots and enjoying the incredible views. The weather and the skies didn't disappoint!

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Neither did these two - despite the admissions that they had very few photos taken in their relationship, Alyssa and Chris were absolute pros in front of the camera.

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Cheers and congratulations to these two cool cucumbers for making such a memorable (if not sliiiightly itchy/bug-bitey) session! :) -MEJ

Andrea + Adam's Engagement Session || Baltimore, Maryland

I met up with Andrea and Adam for a wedding consult a few months ago, and we immediately went wild planning their engagement shoot - dogs! baltimore! beers! matching ridiculous workout shirts! - so many ideas running wild. 

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We started at their neighborhood park where puppybabe Fynn gets walks and got some seriously gorgeous golden hour time.

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....and also some pretty fabulous puppy goofiness. That's one seriously photogenic dog! 

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After we wrapped at the park, we headed over to the UnderArmour HQ where these personal trainin' babes work - it was SUCH an awesome spot to shoot.

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And of course, who doesn't want an excuse to bring pizza and RosΓ© to a shoot?!

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I might be partial cos they got me a super sweet UA hat that I can't stop wearing (thanks again!), but this was such an awesome session! Can't wait for these two swolemates to tie the knot next year. -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