the story of how one person changed my life. forever.

As a wedding photographer, I sometimes form very deep relationships with my couples that turn into lifelong friendships that I’m forever grateful for.

And then there’s the story of Rachel.

Grab some tissues and get ready to go on a journey as I discuss how one person made me quit my day job and follow my dream of being a full-time photographer.

the engagement

When I asked Rachel and Tony if they had given any thought about where they wanted to do their engagement session, they immediately mentioned the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis as it’s where Tony spent a lot of time and Rachel spent a lot of time visiting during their time together. I’m all about my couples choosing locations that have a special meaning to them so Annapolis was a perfect choice!

My fiance and I traveled down to Annapolis on a Friday night to stay at a hotel as we planned to do the engagement session at sunrise the next morning. Sunrise sessions in November aren’t ex