Patti & Samir

Our first-ever shoot in Washington D.C.(!!), and we could not have asked for a better couple to kick off this season. Patti & Samir held a very small wedding ceremony at the Spanish Steps near Dupont Circle on Saturday with only a handful of people in attendance. Then they had a wedding reception on Sunday evening at the Fig & Olive restaurant in CityCenterDC. We joined them on Sunday afternoon for a few hours before their reception to capture their wedding portraits.

 The trees were bursting with bright green leaves, the flowers were showing off their lively colors – I think it’s safe to say Spring has finally sprung. The weather forecast showed rain all afternoon, but we lucked out and even had some sunshine and blue skies for a little bit.

Patti & Samir, thank you so much for trusting us to capture such an important time in your lives. We had such a great time getting to know you and wish you all the best in the years to come!

Seeking Sunshine

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you.”

-Walt Whitman

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Trying Something New

It’s crazy how something can be daunting but also exciting even within the same breath, right? If I’m being completely honest, this past year has been the most challenging year of my life. It’s pushed me in so many different ways, it’s hard to even put into words. I’ve been excited, I’ve been terrified. I’ve been up, I’ve been down. Just the craziest effing roller coaster I’ve ever been on.

For the sake of transparency, most of my days in the past 8 months have been down. I was spiraling into a dark hole of sadness where it was hard to see past the cloud of negativity. Doubting myself (<—the big one), regretting the move, fearing for my business… I’m not sure what to call it: depression, postpartum craziness, just those stupid hormones? I don’t know. But I knew none of it was good and that something needed to change. I needed to change.

There are things I want to accomplish. Things I want to be a part of. Things I want to provide for those I love. And it just was feeling like those dreams kept fading farther and farther away. I got comfy in my sadness, and I hated it.

“Life will only change when you are more committed to your dreams than you are to your comfort zone.”

So here I am. Trying new things.

I’m scared. But I’m also excited.



Summer Travel to Indianapolis!

I always try to make time for our amazing clients. And since I’ve had a few people inquire about doing some summer sessions in Indianapolis, the Smith family is making a trip back! We’ll be visiting with family during that same time, too, so I’ll only take on a limited number of sessions (read: if you want in, act fast to book your spot). 🙂

Here are the details:

  • $500 (50% deposit to book session)
  • 1-2 hour session for up to 6 people
  • High-res, digital images available for download 2-3 weeks after session
  • Limited copyright ownership of images



Welcome to the NEW Bungalow Photography

Brandon and I (well, mostly Brandon) have worked so hard at creating a beautiful new website for Bungalow! So grab a drink of your choosing, sit in a comfy chair, and look around for a bit. And just so you know, I appreciate you being here. 🙂

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