Spoiler alert: my NEPHEW is in that cute little bump!!!! My brother, Ben, and his wife Olivia came home to visit for the weekend. I was so excited when they said they were up for creating some maternity portraits – and in DC, no less! Ben and Olivia live in Florida, but they handled the […]

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Ohhh, sweet friends. Settle in and prepare yourself for some BEAUTIFUL images! I had the opportunity to attend Julie Paisley‘s Becoming workshop in Charleston, South Carolina last week. Simply put, it was a DREAM! Julie is one of my all-time favorite photographers and someone whose work and business I greatly admire. It was such an […]

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The AWP Mentorship Program The secret is out: I’m starting a mentorship program! (PHEW that was scary to write!) When I first started my business, I desperately craved in-person mentorship. Online courses were great, but I needed someone to take a look at MY business and offer feedback tailored to me. I needed actionable steps, […]

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Journey to Hybrid | Film vs Digital Comparison This is going to be such a fun post! I’ve found myself more and more drawn to film this year. You know, that black paper that your parents’ and grandparents’ weddings were photographed on? I go into what I love about film here, but today’s post is […]

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May 2019 Friday Favorites Giveaway I’ve got something special up my sleeve, and it’s finally time to share the secret! All summer long, AWP will host monthly giveaways in collaboration with some of my FAVORITE brands and artisans. I’m so excited to share more of my world with you, as well as introduce you to […]

watercolor family crest by simply Jessica Marie

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Why Shoot Film? If you’ve followed along for awhile, you might have noticed film creeping into my conversations. All of my inspiration boards are comprised of film images. My shooting and editing style has become brighter and airier, with minty greens and pops of contrast, which emulates film. Film first caught my eye last fall […]

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April 2019 Highlights There’s been a lot of changes around here recently, so what better time to start a new blog series?! I’m all about celebrating joy, so on the first of each month, I’m going to recap ALL of the exciting things that happened in the prior month! My goal here isn’t to brag […]

wedding invitation, details, and engagement ring, styled with ribbon and floral accents

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It’s finally time to reveal the big announcement I’ve been teasing out on social media this week. You guys had some good guesses as to what it might be. The most common were that I was pregnant (NOPE!) or opening a studio in a commercial space (also no!). If you thought it was that second […]

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Zeta Day Recap | University of Maryland, College Park This post will look REALLY different than my usual work. No gorgeous couples or snuggly babies today! But when my sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha, put out a request for a photographer for their annual Zeta Day event, I jumped at the chance to help. This organization […]

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In mid-February we headed to Florida for my brother Ben’s wedding! This was the first time we’ve really taken a trip as a family of four, and I won’t lie, I was nervous about all the logistics! The plan was to take two days to drive down, spend a few days at my dad’s house […]

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