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“i don’t get many things right the first time
in fact, i am told that a lot
now I know all the wrong turns, the stumbles and falls
brought me here…
now I see it every day
and I know… that i am the luckiest.”
– ben folds
Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel01i know every photographer says this, but i truly think that i get to work with some of the very best people out there. i believe that there is a couple out there for every photographer, and i consider myself SO very lucky and thankful that i genuinely adore each of my couples. that they are people who i want to know for a very, very long time. that even if i wasn’t hired to be at their wedding, that i’d still be there cheering them on from the sidelines because i believe in them and in their marriages. Scott and Brittany are no exception. i think i turned to Katie at least 10 times during their wedding day and said some form of, “aren’t they awesome? isn’t she the sweetest? isn’t he so great? i just really adore the two of them!” as the photographer, you play a much closer, more involved role than the majority of the vendors, and it’s an honor i don’t take lightly when a couple invites you in. Scott and Britt, thank you so much for allowing Katie and I to celebrate with you both and to play a small part in your special day. enjoy WAY too many favorites :)Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel02Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel03Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel04Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel13Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel18Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel30their Jack Daniels was all kinds of fancy ;)Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel46Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel50Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel60swapping love notes before the day really gets started is always a fantastic idea…Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel61and a new pair of Ray Bans to go along with it doesn’t hurt either! ;)Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel66Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel75Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel97Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel115Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel119Scott was so excited to see his bride-to-be, he kept having to remind himself to take some deeeep breaths as she got closer and closer :)Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel135Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel144Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel145they knew early on that they needed a venue by the water since it was so important to both of them, and Celebrations at the Bay in MD provided the perfect backdrop! This is one of my favorite photos from their day, i think it needs to be on a big canvas somewhere!! :)Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel156Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel157Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel161Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel167Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel172Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel174Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel180Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel184Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel201Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel202bwlove love love seeing these two so happy!Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel208Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel209Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel218remember this lovely lady from her wedding back in April?! it has been SO wonderful knowing the maid of honor at both of their weddings, man it has made the day go so much smoother and been so fun to see just how close Britt and Heather are on both of these special days! Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel220i told them as soon as i took these next two “oooh yeah, that’s going on the blog!!” :) i couldn’t adore you both any more!Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel225lookin’ good, gentlemen!Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel261Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel300Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel305Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel308i think a certain someone was getting just a liiiiiittle emotional seeing his bride walk toward him :)Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel353Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel356bwCelebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel361Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel369Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel375Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel382Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel396the recessional back down the aisle is always one of my favorite moments of the day! so much joy!Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel404Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel471Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel483Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel484Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel496Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel506Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel513Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel516Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel520Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel522Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel539Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel541oh man, when dad cries, EVERY one cries!Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel555Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel559Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel569Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel574Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel592Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel597Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel604you could tell right away just how loved scott and brittany are, they had so many people ready to toast them and offer a few words of encouragement:celebrations_at_the_bay_MD_wedding_Photographer_Siegel605Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel636Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel640ha! looks like Scott had a little trick up his sleeve! can ya tell that Brittany was just a little surprised? ;)Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel655celebrations_at_the_bay_MD_wedding_photographer_siegel656Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel681Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel685celebrations_at_the_bay_MD_wedding_photographer_siegel686Scott is one of five brothers, and apparently this sweet lady right here was the only one brave enough to babysit them all when they were younger! so i thought she deserved her own photo.. even if it looks like not much has changed with these boys over the years :)Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel713Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel719celebrations_at_the_bay_MD_wedding_photographer_siegel720Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel721these next two always end up being some of my favorite photos of the day :)Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel734Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel735congratulations again Mr. & Mrs. Siegel!!Celebrations_at_the_Bay_MD_Wedding_Photographer_Siegel763

Venue- Celebrations at the Bay
Wedding Gown- Caryn’s Bridals
Florist- Maher’s Florist
Hair Stylist- Kelly Bahr
Make Up Artist- Melissa Franklin
DJ- Michelle Portenier
Bridesmaids Dresses- David’s Bridal
Grooms Attire- Men’s WearHouse
Invitations- Ashley Folsom Designs

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“i believe in kindness. also in mischief. also in singing, especially when singing is not necessarily prescribed.”
– mary oliverMeadowlark_Gardens_Family_Portraits_Amos01Meadowlark_Gardens_Family_Portraits_Amos02Meadowlark_Gardens_Family_Portraits_Amos06Meadowlark_Gardens_Family_Portraits_Amos11Meadowlark_Gardens_Family_Portraits_Amos16bwone of my favorites of the four of them- can’t you hear Charlotte’s laugh in these next two? :)Meadowlark_Gardens_Family_Portraits_Amos17Meadowlark_Gardens_Family_Portraits_Amos18Meadowlark_Gardens_Family_Portraits_Amos21Meadowlark_Gardens_Family_Portraits_Amos25Meadowlark_Gardens_Family_Portraits_Amos27Meadowlark_Gardens_Family_Portraits_Amos30Meadowlark_Gardens_Family_Portraits_Amos31as soon as she put Jack up on her shoulders he immediately laid his head down like he was about to fall asleep!Meadowlark_Gardens_Family_Portraits_Amos34kisses for baby brother :)Meadowlark_Gardens_Family_Portraits_Amos40Charlotte’s favorite colors are yellow and green, so this was one of her favorite spots at Meadowlark Gardens!Meadowlark_Gardens_Family_Portraits_Amos42love love LOVE it when we can work in special little friends into portrait sessions. this is “Elephant”, and he has been Charlotte’s lovie from day one. this next shot is one of my absolute favorites from their session. love how she’s holding his little hand :)Meadowlark_Gardens_Family_Portraits_Amos44bwMeadowlark_Gardens_Family_Portraits_Amos47Meadowlark_Gardens_Family_Portraits_Amos52so many things i love about this next one, but Jack’s little hands folded on his lap just might be the best part to me :)Meadowlark_Gardens_Family_Portraits_Amos59Meadowlark_Gardens_Family_Portraits_Amos62Meadowlark_Gardens_Family_Portraits_Amos63Meadowlark_Gardens_Family_Portraits_Amos64Meadowlark_Gardens_Family_Portraits_Amos65Meadowlark_Gardens_Family_Portraits_Amos67Meadowlark_Gardens_Family_Portraits_Amos69Meadowlark_Gardens_Family_Portraits_Amos71Happy Monday! :)

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i’m learning that in the long hard days
there is beauty
do you know my favorite place to see it?
it’s when I look at you.
– bethany dillon
Clifton_VA_Family_Photographer_Jacobsen01the last time i saw that sweet face was when she was just a few days old, and now Kenley just celebrated her very first birthday!Clifton_VA_Family_Photographer_Jacobsen05Clifton_VA_Family_Photographer_Jacobsen06how big is Kenley?? :)Clifton_VA_Family_Photographer_Jacobsen10when momma asks for a hug from her girl, it results in one of my absolute favorite photos!Clifton_VA_Family_Photographer_Jacobsen11bwlook at that one little top tooth starting to pop through!Clifton_VA_Family_Photographer_Jacobsen22Clifton_VA_Family_Photographer_Jacobsen24Clifton_VA_Family_Photographer_Jacobsen29Clifton_VA_Family_Photographer_Jacobsen31Clifton_VA_Family_Photographer_Jacobsen34Clifton_VA_Family_Photographer_Jacobsen42Clifton_VA_Family_Photographer_Jacobsen45Clifton_VA_Family_Photographer_Jacobsen48Clifton_VA_Family_Photographer_Jacobsen50Clifton_VA_Family_Photographer_Jacobsen53another favorite :)Clifton_VA_Family_Photographer_Jacobsen56Clifton_VA_Family_Photographer_Jacobsen58scrunchy nose smiles are the beeeeest!Clifton_VA_Family_Photographer_Jacobsen60Clifton_VA_Family_Photographer_Jacobsen61this was Lacey’s one photo request… done and done! :)Clifton_VA_Family_Photographer_Jacobsen62Clifton_VA_Family_Photographer_Jacobsen65Kenley thought her hairbow would look better as a bowtie on her daddy :)Clifton_VA_Family_Photographer_Jacobsen70Clifton_VA_Family_Photographer_Jacobsen71Happy Birthday Kenley Grace! :)

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  • Aunt Lin

    These pictures are Gorgeous!! Good luck picking — all is a favorite. And I love the dress :) Beautiful family. Happy 1st Birthday Kenley.ReplyCancel

“to think that we, who thought ourselves rich before, are made so much richer now.”
– elizabeth prentiss
Washington_DC_Newborn_Photographer_Singer02Washington_DC_Newborn_Photographer_Singer08Washington_DC_Newborn_Photographer_Singer11Washington_DC_Newborn_Photographer_Singer13Washington_DC_Newborn_Photographer_Singer16bwWashington_DC_Newborn_Photographer_Singer17Bronx has two sweet older sisters, Tenley and Capri! The last time I had Tenley in front of my camera, she was only three months old!Washington_DC_Newborn_Photographer_Singer18she is 100% smitten with her baby brother, and wanted to hold him non stop from the moment she walked in the door!Washington_DC_Newborn_Photographer_Singer21bwWashington_DC_Newborn_Photographer_Singer26bwWashington_DC_Newborn_Photographer_Singer29Washington_DC_Newborn_Photographer_Singer37bwWashington_DC_Newborn_Photographer_Singer41love this one, especially Capri’s sweet smile!Washington_DC_Newborn_Photographer_Singer43Washington_DC_Newborn_Photographer_Singer44family hug! :)Washington_DC_Newborn_Photographer_Singer49Washington_DC_Newborn_Photographer_Singer53Washington_DC_Newborn_Photographer_Singer54Washington_DC_Newborn_Photographer_Singer58it’s not too often that I get to do newborn sessions outside, but their front porch was too nice to resist!Washington_DC_Newborn_Photographer_Singer64Washington_DC_Newborn_Photographer_Singer65Happy Wednesday! :)

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“one thing about having a baby is that each step of the way you simply cannot imagine loving him any more than you already do, because you are ballooning with love, loving as much as you are humanly capable of- and then you do, you love him even more.”
– anne lamottWilliamsburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Mazzitti02Mr. Jackson was quite anxious to meet his family, and he decided to make his debut almost 5 weeks early! thankfully, this little (big) guy was already 6lb 15 oz and doing so well that he got to go home almost right away, and I got to meet him when he was only 8 days new :)Williamsburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Mazzitti04that look he’s giving in the photo on the left? that’s the face of “look dad, why don’t you just put me in my swaddle, give me a paci, and we’ll BOTH take a nap! deal?!” :)Williamsburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Mazzitti07Williamsburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Mazzitti09Williamsburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Mazzitti12Madison is quite a fan of her new baby brother :)Williamsburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Mazzitti14Williamsburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Mazzitti17Williamsburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Mazzitti20bwWilliamsburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Mazzitti22Williamsburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Mazzitti27Williamsburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Mazzitti29Williamsburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Mazzitti31Williamsburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Mazzitti33Williamsburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Mazzitti36Williamsburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Mazzitti39Williamsburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Mazzitti50Williamsburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Mazzitti54one of my faaaavorites!Williamsburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Mazzitti56bwWilliamsburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Mazzitti59melt my heart! look at him puckering up his little lips too! :)Williamsburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Mazzitti62Joe’s mom unfortunately never got to meet Jackson, but her hands stitched every inch of the two quilts in these next few photos, so we wanted to make sure we worked her into the session too :)Williamsburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Mazzitti67Williamsburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Mazzitti70Williamsburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Mazzitti72Williamsburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Mazzitti77Williamsburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Mazzitti78Williamsburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Mazzitti80Williamsburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Mazzitti81hey  buddy, i see what finger you’re giving me… hopefully his ring finger doesn’t become his most favorite one to suck on ;)Williamsburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Mazzitti84Happy Monday! :)

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  • Shannon

    These pictures….wow!! Just speechless. What an adorable little guy born into an amazing family! The pucker picture might be my favorite baby picture ever! Congrats to the new mommy and daddy!ReplyCancel