When I think about my friendship with Sarah, words fail me. She's such a delightful human being that she leaves me kind of speechless. I met her the summer before third grade when her family moved from Virginia to my hometown in North Carolina. I have a terrible memory so I don't remember the early days, but I know that we bonded instantly and we were best friends all throughout elementary and middle school. Then, Sarah went to a super fancy high school (she's ridiculously smart) about two hours away so we sort of fell out of touch. But see, that's the thing with Sarah. No matter where we are in our lives, we always just fall back into our friendship with ease. I credit her easygoing personality and incredibly kind heart. She's loyal and your fiercest fan. I'm so glad we've remained friends for so long, and I'm SO happy that she's found her match in Michael. I've gotten to hang out with Michael a few times now and he's the bee's knees. He's also extremely kind, intelligent and thoughtful. And he loves Sarah with his whole heart, which makes him pretty awesome in my book. Photographing these two was a piece o' cake and left me inspired. They are super comfortable with each other and can cuddle for days, which makes this photographer practically giddy. And they also have an ADORABLE puppy named Cady (after Acadia National Park, where the couple got engaged), who I LOVE. Enjoy my favorite photos! Can't wait for their spring wedding next year in DC. : )
We timed the engagement session just right -- it was the last warm(ish) day in DC with colorful leaves!
Sarah and Michael are HUGE Panther's fans, so naturally, I did a ring shot on top of their Panthers-themed garden gnome. : )
Meet CADY! She likes to chew on the garden gnomes. : )
Sometimes the outtakes are the best...
AHHHHHHHH! Such a sweet face.
One of my absolute faves!
This is another reason why they are awesome: they don't take themselves seriously. Air guitar? Air bass? WHY NOT?!