Megan + Mike | MARRIED

One of the great things about photographing weddings is getting to see two people on one of the happiest days of their lives. Photographing Megan and Mike's wedding was no exception - not only were they excited to be there, so was every one of their guests. Here are some of my favorite photos from their big day...

Planner: Elegantly Chic Events
Catering: Culinary Delights by Feist
Makeup: Samantha McDonald Makeup Artistry

Many thanks to Jess for helping me out!

Kelly + Thomas | MARRIED

I was trying to find a really cool, deep quote about smiling, but all that kept popping into my head was when Buddy the Elf said "I love smiling - smiling's my favorite!" As I photographed Kelly and Thomas' wedding, I was moved by how happy everybody was to be a part of their big day. It shows in their photos - the bridal party, family, friends... everybody had the biggest smiles the whole day.

Their wedding and reception were at the beautiful 1757 Golf Club in Ashburn, Virginia.

Many thanks to Becca for helping me out!

Amsterdam 2014 - Olympus OM-D EM-5

Hello! As many of you know, I've absolutely fallen in love with my Olympus OM-D mirrorless micro four-thirds camera system. I've been shooting with my full-frame Nikon D3S and the fast Nikon zooms and primes for years now, but the OM-D system has found a permanent place in my camera kit for travel, portraits, and family get-togethers.

People often ask me what a "nice" camera is that they should get (for a trip, honeymoon, etc), and I've typically referred them to something like the Nikon D3300 with a 50mm f/1.8 lens. Now that I've gotten into the Olympus system, I've never hesitated to recommend it as camera for photography enthusiasts. It's as simple or as complex as you want it to be, and makes for a great transition either "up" from a point-and-shoot, or as a lighter option for a pro who's accustomed to a heavier full-size digital SLR.

Last year I took a Fuji X100 to the Netherlands - this year I had my Olympus OM-D EM-5 for a similar trip. Last year I edited the raw photos in Lightroom at home - this year, I wanted to show off the amazing combination that the Olympus OM-D EM-5, an EyeFi Mobi SD card, and Google's Snapseed photo editing software (free for iOS and Android) are. All the photos below were shot in RAW+JPEG on the Olympus; the JPG was then transferred to my iPhone 5 via the EyeFi Mobi and EyeFi's app (also free for iOS and Android), and received a quick edit in Snapseed. (I did use Lightroom 5 to resize the images for the web, but didn't apply any sharpening). 

Lenses used in the set below include the Olympus 12mm f/2, 17mm f/1.8, 25mm f/1.8, 45mm f/1.8, and 75mm f/1.8, as well as the Rokinon 7.5mm f/3.5 fisheye lens. I also had the new Olympus MCON-PO2 macro converter for some of the flower close-ups. I was really impressed with that nifty tool - it gives close-focus ability to any of my 12mm, 17mm, 25mm, or 45mm lenses, at a fraction of the cost of the 60mm f/2.8 macro (which is a pretty awesome lens that I still want to get).

Anyway... enjoy the photos. Hit me up in the comments if you have any questions.

Jill + Josh | MARRIED

In November of 2013, I had the opportunity to travel with my partners-in-crime Moshe and Noah to beautiful San Diego for Jill and Josh's wedding. It was a lot of work (and a lot of travel time), but TONS of fun. We had lots of time with the happy couple, and were able to give them some really great photographs.