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Instagram Takeover & Portrait Giveaway! **GIVEAWAY CLOSED**

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For first blogpost of the new year & we are starting off with some sweet news!

Today we are taking over Visit Alexandria’s Instagram to share our date night adventure!
We hope it brings you some date night ideas Valentine’s next week.

We love Old Town Alexandria so much for our own date nights,
I’m teaming up with @visitalexva to give away a 20 minute mini portrait session in Old Town Alexandria with 20 professional images! To enter, comment why you love date nights in Alexandria, follow @visitalexva and @icaimages on instagram & tag a friend.
(Please note: Must be redeemed before March 22, 2019 and must be a portrait session:
professional headshots, senior portraits, family portraits, newborn, maternity, lifestyle).

We’ll announce the winner Monday, February 11th!

CLICK HERE to jump on over to the giveaway!
This giveaway is now closed

*******UPDATE: OUR GIVEAWAY WINNER IS
@KIMBERMEER!******

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Franciscan Monastery, DC Engagement Portraits: Nella + Tyler

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Nella & Tyler had to travel to the opposite side of the world on a trip to the Philippines to figure out that their Maryland made friendship was much more than just friendship. It was basically an honeymoon before the relationship even began & now they are just a few short months away from saying "I do" then they'll be off on their actual honeymoon. 

When I asked them what they love about each other I nearly cried at their responses. Nella spoke so kindly of Tyler's never-ending thirst for knowledge, & his burning desire to change the world (these were direct quotes). While Tyler shared that Nella is simply inspiring, she is so hard working, patient & is one of the most caring people you'll ever meet. These two are the kind of people who are humbly & gently changing the world with their love, their passion for building others up & helping all those around them with all their skills & knowledge.

When these two are in each other's arms, the admiration in their eyes & the incredible joy on their faces when held by the other is the kind of magic that inspires love songs & movies. It's such a gift to be able to call these two some of my newest friends & I'm over the moon excited to be shooting their wedding in a few short months.

Tyler & Nella, Your love for each other & your passion to change the world for good is so inspiring. Thank you for bringing that encouragement & beauty into my life. I could not have asked the Lord for sweeter clients in this season of my life & I'm so blessed to be working with you two incredible souls. I love you both & your wedding can't come quickly enough!

Waldorf, MD family portraits: The Proctors

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If there is room to run, and time to play, if there are trees to climb & kisses to share, do it.
Life is too short to miss out on the good stuff. 

An afternoon with the Proctors reminded me of all the sweet stuff that fill up this life.
It's funny that children are so tiny yet they know how to live & love so big!

I love you, Proctor family & thanks for adding more of that good stuff to my life.

Alexandria, VA Confetti Engagement Portraits: Brian + Lyssa

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I've been so eager to share Lyssa & Brian's colorful engagement session from way back in February. This confetti filled engagement session was one for the books as Union 2016 studio served as the perfect crisp & white backdrop.

Brian & Lyssa are just the sweetest.
They love video Gaming, dining and joking & laughing together,
& in each other's arms, they are so at home.

I can't wait for their Rust Manor wedding later this year, especially with Lyssa's graphic design skills. I'm almost certain that as much as I adored shooting their confetti engagement portraits, their confetti & glitter filled wedding will take a run for it's money. 

Wilmington, North Carolina Maternity Portraits: Reinna

We have lived on opposite coasts for all of our lives, but times they are a changin'!
My California bestie, Reinna is now living on the East Coast a few states south of me & she's very pregnant.

The last time we saw each other was so early on in her pregnancy that I didn't get to see her beautiful baby bump in all it's glory. So this month my family & I took a trip down to see her and Christian, her husband.
Here are some photos of Rein & her 3rd trimester bump on the streets of downtown Wilmington &  Wrightsville beach. 

Rein, I love you, Chris and that baby boy growing inside you, so much!

STYLED SHOOT // Southern Maryland Bakery: Sprinkle with Kindness

STYLED SHOOT // Southern Maryland Bakery: Sprinkle with Kindness

Can I take a second to talk about this fabulous cake? 
The tropical hand painted layer, a subtle hint of pink & the gold geometric lines,
this is the brain child of cake-maker & artist, Rachel of Sprinkle with Kindness.

Inspired by tropical greens, ballet blush & a dash of gold, Rachel & I teamed up for the sweetest collaboration to celebrate the relaunch of her bakery, Sprinkle with kindness.

Rachel is an out-of-the-box thinker/baker, who's original designs take my breath away.
Ever see a square macrame inspired cake? Keep on scrolling to see all of Rachel's baked goods! Wedding cakes, party cakes, cupcakes, cookies, you name it ... she can bake it!