Gettysburg, PA Spring Engagement | Maddie + Brady

August 14, 2023

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And I remember being younger and my mother told me the truthFind someone who grows flowers in the darkest parts of youTake heed when things get hard and don’t you ever turn aroundYou’ll find someone, someday, somewhere that grows you to the clouds

Zach Bryan, Sun to Me

Her sister-in-law messaged me just a few days before it was set to happen – they’d be in Gettysburg for the weekend, the proposal was happening in the morning, and would I be available for a surprise engagement session that afternoon? Why yes, yes I would.

My time with Maddie and Brady was short but sweet – it was a windy, chilly morning on the battlefield, so we had to get a little cozy and close to make it work (to clarify, they were cozy and close, I was a less-cute third wheel hanging out in the cold breeze with frozen fingers but it’s all for the cause!).

Gettysburg is one of my favorite places to shoot – there’s so many wonderful natural textures, tons of privacy if you’re a little camera shy, rock formations, swishy grass, soft light – I’m lucky it’s in my backyard. You can see more Gettysburg portraits here!

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After 12 years and over 200 weddings, I've created a wedding experience that is completely unfussy and truly irresistible.

Exceptional, gorgeous photography doesn’t have to be so serious; it can be playful and celebratory. Wanna know what lights me up? Unscripted, in-between moments on fast-paced wedding days and salty cocktail hour snacks. It’s been a thrill to see my work featured in magazines and online, but I’m proudest of all the brides who turned into friends.

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