+ A historical costuming couple poses together on a snowy afternoon at Rose Hill Manor Park in Frederick, Maryland

Rose Hill Manor Park, Frederick Maryland: Gloria and Mike

These beautiful historical costumes in Rose Hill Manor Park are brought to you by the powerhouse couple behind In The Long Run Designs. Gloria and Mike do historical costuming, cosplay, and photography. They also have a charming Etsy Store featuring historical jewelry from the 18th and 19th centuries.

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+ A woman dressed as Yasha from Critical Role screams at the sky with her cape blowing out behind her

Critical Role Cosplay

On a chilly day in January, a beautiful Belle told me she was working on a Yasha Cosplay. I patiently waited for the cosplay to be done. And, of course, while we were making plans to meetup at a D.C. Cosplay group event with other Critical Role fans COVID happened and ruined everyones life.

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+ A viking larp couple is poses against the setting sun during their Harpers Ferry engagement photos

Harpers Ferry Couple Photos: Viking LARP Couple

Viking LARP couple photos? Count me IN! I am here to make cosplay couples, historical couples, themed couples, offbeat couples (whatever you want to call them) the next β€œtrend” in photography. When Piper mentioned that she and her husband have Viking live action role playing costumes, I basically made them come take photos with me.

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+ A couple kisses while surrounded by yellow leaves during their fall Harpers Ferry engagement photos

Harpers Ferry Engagement Photos: Jordan and Conner

These Harpers Ferry engagement photos were months in the making. Jordan and I texted back and forth about location, time, and outfits for months before we decided on the Maryland Heights Overlook at sunrise.

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+ Couple laughs together during their portraits at Ballenger Farm in Hamilton, Virginia

Ballenger Farm Wedding, Hamilton Virginia: Fairytale Styled Shoot

Are you tired of seeing the name Ballenger Farm on my blog yet? I’m not! It is such a cute farm venue that can be transformed into anything magical. Someone even had a picnic wedding, and the photos looked like a scene out of a Jane Austen novel. But, enough gushing about Ballenger. On to the styled shoot and another great vendor: Blooming Arrow Events.

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+ Two brides, one with a wand, smile during for portraits at ballenger farm during their harry potter wedding

A Very Harry Potter Wedding: Ballenger Farm, Hamilton Virginia

This very Harry Wedding styled shoot is brought to you by myself and Liz from Ballenger Farm. We had the idea of putting together a smaller shoot. Something everyone could attain. And, of course, we wanted it to be Harry Potter themed.

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+ A couple sits together watching the sunset at Bears Den Overlook in Bluemont, Virginia

Bears Den Overlook Engagement Photos: Charlie and Brandon

“So, how did you two meet?”

“Well, it’s super redneck, but I asked her out over instagram.”

In case you didn’t know, it’s redneck to ask someone out over instagram. πŸ˜† I guess I’m redneck too because I asked Charlie if she wanted to do an engagement session with me at Bears Den Overlook over instagram.

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+ Two women are silhouetted against the sky in harpers ferry, west virginia

Renaissance Couple Photoshoot, West Virginia: Alyssa and Emely

More couples in costume. That’s all I want in this world. Really. And, maybe, for the world to get it together.

I met Alyssa and Emely at a D.C. Cosplay Photo event back in March (pre-pandemic). They were dressed as anime characters. Forgive me, but I don’t remember the anime. BUT, point is I thought they were super cute. When I asked if they were a couple, they both looked at each other giggling and said, “yes!” I’m so glad they could join me in my adventure into taking renaissance couples portraits.

We took these photos on a summer evening in Harpers Ferry. As soon as they said they were going to be maidens, I pictured long hair tangled in grass and running through fields. So, off to the fields we went.

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+ A couple stands at the altar during their small backyard wedding in Hagerstown, Maryland

Hagerstown, Maryland Wedding: Alyssa and Nick

Alyssa and Nick had plans for mountain views and waterfalls for their wedding in June, but then the pandemic happened. What I love most about these two is that they didn’t let that stop them. They still gathered all their best people around them and celebrated their love. Even though it wasn’t exactly what they wanted, it was still uniquely them. They worked hard on making their Hagerstown, Maryland backyard a beautiful space to hold a wedding ceremony.

When I first pulled up, guests were already gathering around the house and helping to get things in order. The atmosphere was one of love and celebration.

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+ A couple kisses while sitting down at the bleachers at Baker Park for their Frederick Maryland engagement photos

Frederick Maryland Engagement Photos: Sarah and Tyler

Sarah and Tyler met me at Baker Park in Frederick, Maryland on a beautiful summer evening in July. They were my first photoshoot back since the pandemic started, and I was really excited to start photographing couples again.

Baker Park packs a lot of punch in a small space as far as photos are concerned. You have the beautiful bell tower, the awesome stadium, the tunnels under the bridges, and everything was in bloom since it was the height of summer.

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Legend of Zelda Wedding Inspiration Guide

Sos, if you know anything about me or spent anytime on this blog, you know I love Legend of Zelda AND weddings.

If I was going to re-do my wedding, I’d probably add a touch of Zelda and an over top the flowy elven princess dress. But, alas, I had a normal basic bro wedding. So, I thought it would be fun to put together a Legend of Zelda wedding inspiration guide for couples looking to add a touch of Hyrule to their day. Since I didn’t and I can now live vicariously through you πŸ™‚

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