Atlanta Courthouse Elopement | Lindsay & Phil | NYC Wedding Photographer | MD Wedding Photographer

Lindsay & Phil have an epic and inspiring love story. They love each other so deeply everyone else can feel it. They are patient and gentle with each other, and you can tell from a mile away that they are each others' biggest cheerleaders. 

They met in a bar on Valentine's Day and two days later, Phil went back to the UK where he lived. They created a long distance friendship that turned into a long distance relationship. 

Lindsay secured a spot in a Masters Degree program in London and they were finally able to actually be together. 

When Lindsay's visa time was up she had to come back to the US and after many many long months, Phil moved to Atlanta, GA to be with her. 

Traveling to Atlanta to photograph their marriage was such an amazing experience and truly reminded me what this job is all about. It's not about frills or big parties or tons of guests, but it's really about joining two people's lives together. Their courthouse ceremony was one of the sweetest I've witnessed.

I've probably said it thousands of times but small weddings and elopements are my fav. 

Bromo-Seltzer Tower Engagement Photos| Emily & Brian | NYC Wedding Photographer | MD Wedding Photographer

Emily & Brian chose to have their engagement session at one of my bucket list locations, the Bromo Seltzer Tower! 

So few people know about this Baltimore gem. I didn't for a long time! This clock tower overlooks some of Baltimore's main attractions like Camden Yards, but going up to the top inside is a rare treat!

After the arts tower we met their sweet fur baby on Federal Hill for some more shots. Take a look and enjoy! 

Pond View Farm Wedding | Liz & Josh | NYC Wedding Photographer | Maryland Wedding Photographer

Liz and Josh got married on the most gorgeous April Saturday. Their details were perfectly planned, Pond View Farm provided a beautiful backdrop, and their love for each other was precious as can be. 

I loved being a part of this special day and witnessing these two FINALLY getting married! They have been together pretty much forever and this day was anxiously awaited, and hopefully everything they ever dreamed of. 

Photographer: Captured by Alyssa
Venue/Catering: Pond View Farm
Florist: Stacy Bowen Floral Design
Makeup: Glam With Katie
Hair: Isabelle Lipka
Gown: K & B Bridal
DJ: Jason Burns
Desserts: Cake by Jason

Baltimore Farm Wedding | Gabby & Randy | Maryland Wedding Photographer | NYC Wedding Photographer

Gabby and Randy got married on Gabby's grandparents' farm, where she spent many days as a child. How special is that?! 

It was a beautiful cool spring day, and we were lucky enough to catch the beginning of the trees blooming. Such sweet memories!

Assistant Photographer: Hailey Rae
Florist: The Flower Cart 
DJ: Great Scott Productions 
Makeup: Courtney McCormick Makeup Artistry
Catering: Utz Catering
Gown: Posh Bridal

My favorite Camera Bag | Kamrette | NYC Wedding Photographer | Maryland Wedding Photographer

I have had SO many camera bags throughout the years on my quest to find the perfect one. I realized pretty early on that I can't do a shoulder bag. It KILLS my back, even if it's small. 

SO I knew I needed a backpack. I've had 3 or 4 now, and the one I've settled on is this Kamrette (<-Click me!) I get compliments on it literally everywhere I take it (which is everywhere). It perfectly fits everything I carry with me on a regular basis which is:

2 Nikon D750s
1 Nikon 85mm 1.8
1 Nikon 50mm 1.4
1 Sigma 35mm 1.4
1 Money Maker Holdfast Camera Harness
1 Memory card holder (holds 12 cards)
4 batteries
External Hard Drive

And I can even manage a flash in there two if I need! Now, I do have a Pelican case that I take to weddings with all my lighting, extra batteries, extra extra memory cards, and the million other things I take to weddings. But for traveling, portrait shoots, and elopements, this bag literally fits everything! I even put my personal items in like wallet, phone, keys, snacks, etc, so I don't have to carry any other bags. 

So. It's super functional, but the best part is it is CAYUTE! A lot of people can't believe it's actually a camera bag. 

It 's also super durable. I am NOT gentle on my bags. I put them down literally everywhere. In forests, city the rain, in the name it. 

Lastly and probably most importantly, this bag is a great price. Camera bags are SOOO overpriced, it's insane. I spent twice as much on a bag smaller than this one in the past, so this is 100% worth the price tag.

Also this is not sponsored in any way! I just love this bag and had to share the deets.