Friedberg Family | Virginia Family Photographer

This beautiful Mama and I use to be childhood neighbors.  Our families went to the beach together every summer.  Some of my fondest childhood memories include her.  It's such a wonderful opportunity to now get to capture some memories for her growing family.  Aren't her kids the cutest....I swear such beautiful children gah...

August Already | King George Virginia Photographer

It seems everything goes faster once your kids are in school.....including summer break.  I've tried to space out back to school purchases over the summer so that once these final days/weeks got here I could focus on enjoying them and not on prepping for back to school.  I am so thankful I did that because here I am watching them play operation and knowing that soon our routine is going to change dramatically.

For the most part I've let them sort of go by the flow each day.  Some days they choose to stay in their pj's, other days they want to leave early and come back late.   There have been lots of playing, lots of negotiating, and lots of bickering too.  I know that Ava is ready to go back to school whether I am ready for it or not.  She is my extrovert and she is ready to have that outlet again.  I am ready for her to have that but I am not ready for shorter days.  I LOVE going out in the evening and letting them play.  I will mourn summer evenings all winter long.

I am however ready for fall clothes, brisk mornings, fires, and holiday traditions.  Today though, I will savor this moment right here.

Roth Family | Southern Maryland Family Photographer

I have had the pleasure of watching this family grow over the last few years.  When Stephanie was looking to get family photos done this summer we talked about doing them at the beach.  I had never tried Brownies Beach before but I'm never let down by beaches in Calvert County.  There are always beautiful cliffs and soft sand.  This beach had some really great large drift wood too.

I really thought it was cool that they used their wedding colors for this session too.  I never thought to do that but I would really suggest it to any family looking to do something special.  Of course my wedding was during the Christmas holiday and the colors were Red, Gold, and Ivory so I might not want to use those at the beach but how beautiful would they be for the fall.

A Country Chic Bridal Shower | Southern Maryland Photographer

Oh my gosh y'all, this bridal shower was stunning.  The bride to be has such a great group of bridesmaids, family, and friends surrounding her.  Jess and her fiance Dominic live abroad because of Dominic's job.  Typically the bride is sort of the center of bringing the bridesmaids together but because of the distance her girls all banded together and made sure all of her wedding dreams came true.  In fact they video taped the gift opening and games so Dominic could see all the silliness. 

The shower was held at her Aunt's house which is literally up the hill from her parents home.  Her Aunt's home is just gorgeous and so full of light.  Not to mention her Aunt's impeccable taste and the family heirlooms and antiques....ahh,  I could just walk around photographing all the wondering furniture.  I have a slight obsession with antiques, history, basically anything old and with character. 

Jess's bridesmaids and family decorated with the cutest country chic details.  Her maid of honor also put on the funnest games.  These were not your standard bridal shower games either.  She had us all laughing!!  It was truly a fun day!!

 I cannot even express to y'all how fun this sign was.  A bunch of lovely ladies, mimosas all around, and a camera = fun times.
 all of her wonderful ladies.  Well, minus one because she lived out of state.  We should have had an Ally head on a stick to add to the pictures lol

Jess, I wish you and Dominic a lifetime of adventures, love, and happiness.  I can't wait to see all that you guys will do and become.

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