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cate + jeremy | engaged!

Nearby is the country called Life.

You will know it by its seriousness and joy.

Give me your hand.

Where to start? This engagement shoot was of monumental specialness to me, since Cate is one of my dearest heart of hearts.

She’s a bright-eyed writer, a compassionate giver, a ferocious athlete, and has the most reckless spirit in every excellent sense of the word.ย  She’s been my Poppy on so many clever adventures and I love her to smithers. And Jeremy? He’s not too bad himself. I’m constantly impressed by his strong character and kindness, and the few other thousandths amaaaaazing things I so often hear of.

They met at college and for years quietly liked each other from a distance, assured that they’d never have a chance. Last autumn God’s perfect will and timing was made clear as they arrived to that happy place of togetherness. So happy I could give this illustration of their gorgeous love and can’t wait for that sparkly June day. (which I’ll happily live from the other side of a camera. ftw! :])

(Sidenote: a decent superpower would be feeling like genuine best friends with everyone I photograph, it makes such a difference! that or getting this kind of unreal golden evening light more often. I’m flexible.)

Enjoy! <3

cute cute session! What a gorgeous girl!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚


Awww I love this shoot so much! There’s just so much love here. I need you to do my own someday.

3.11.10 – a boy & girl in love with adventure | preview!

I so loved getting to photograph this couple’s engagement session – andy’s in the navy and abby’s a professional photographer herself! the outdoors were freezing to the enth so we changed plans and explored Union Station and the Botanical Gardens in Washington D.C.. we wanted the shoot to have that sense of adventure and travel, with some whimsical vintage sidenotes. (we even met at Anthropologie a few days before to pick out the perfect outfit! I <3 playing stylist)

I can’t wait to finish editing down the images, have so many favorites! enjoy these for now : )

Um, WOW! These are incredible, Rebekah Murray. Seriously!

these are SO beautiful! I can’t wait to see the rest!

Ah, Rebekah!! They are beautiful. Exactly what I had envisioned. ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t wait to see the rest!


oh, becka! your improvisation with locations was brilliant & i see in your photos all the qualities you had envisioned. the blue sweater/the couple’s stance in the last one is so striking. i keep returning to it. simply compelling. i followed abigail’s work way back when she posted on xanga so it kind of feels catching up with a friend, to see her sweetheart & their engagement photos. will you include more of their story?


I can’t wait to see the rest too!!!!

Taylor L

i LOVE the 3rd picture!! keep up the good work my saucy friend ๐Ÿ™‚


Oh my gosh. 2nd one. Incredible view

Ah, Rebekah!! They are beautiful. Exactly what I had envisioned. ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t wait to see the rest!

3.11.10 – a girl with a reasonable excuse

dear reader,

I’m an abysmal blogger.

forgive me? I have such plans for communication, I just need to focus. I’m still gathering my new brand together and am SUCH a perfectionist when it comes to sharing unfinished ideas. I’m sure this trait has some useful qualities but most often introduces itself as a structured annoyance bent on wasting perfectly good time…in photography, friendships, and all those ships.

so i’m learning.

learning how to work towards the expanses while still contentedly focusing on the here and now, where my eager little life breathes.

[ happy sigh ]
I love your work. All of it.