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Newton White Mansion | Summer Maryland Wedding

Newton-White-Mansion-Wedding-Summer-Maryland-besa-photography_0020 On a lovely summer day a couple of months ago, I got to second-shoot a wedding again with the awesome Lauren of Lauren C Photography! Lauren is so sweet and so talented and I really loved getting to work with her again!

It also didn’t hurt that the bride and groom were gorgeous, super relaxed and so expressive in their emotions. You could really see just how in love they were and it was a wonderful thing to witness.

Thank you, Lauren, for letting me get to experience this awesome wedding with you!

Here are some of my photos from the day…Newton-White-Mansion-Wedding-Summer-Maryland-besa-photography_0002 Newton-White-Mansion-Wedding-Summer-Maryland-besa-photography_0001 Newton-White-Mansion-Wedding-Summer-Maryland-besa-photography_0005 Newton-White-Mansion-Wedding-Summer-Maryland-besa-photography_0010 Memorial chapel wedding at University of Maryland Memorial chapel wedding at University of Maryland Memorial chapel wedding at University of Maryland Newton-White-Mansion-Wedding-Summer-Maryland-besa-photography_0016Newton-White-Mansion-Wedding-Summer-Maryland-besa-photography_0023Newton-White-Mansion-Wedding-Summer-Maryland-besa-photography_0025

Stunning bride!Newton-White-Mansion-Wedding-Summer-Maryland-besa-photography_0024Newton-White-Mansion-Wedding-Summer-Maryland-besa-photography_0026

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“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” – Dr. Seuss

**If you like what you see, feel free to contact me regarding your own special day! Or if you know someone who is getting married, referrals are the best form of a compliment. :)  You can email me at besa@besaphotography.com.

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Best of 2013

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So over the last few weeks, as my 2014 season starts getting busier, I have been thinking about last year and all of the wonderful people I have had a chance to meet and/or continue to build friendships with while continuing on this adventure of mine. Regretting not having done a “best of 2013” post at the beginning of the year, I decided to just go ahead and do one now…only 4 months late. But better late than never, I suppose. :)  It is really nice to be able to look back on the last year and see all of the wonderful things I have been lucky to be part of.  Some of my favorites below.

Thank you to the amazing people that let me photograph them and their special days and life moments in 2013.  And thank you to some awesome photographers who l was fortunate enough to get to work with and learn from:  Julie, Victoria, Rebecca, Lauren, and Annette.

Here is to a wonderful 2013 and to new and exciting adventures in 2014!

Weddings, Engagements and In-Love sessions (included are weddings I photographed, weddings where I second-shot, as well as styled sessions):

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Lifestyle Family, Lifestyle Maternity, and Lifesyle Newborn sessions:

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Portraits:

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Events:

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Travels:

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If you are interested in my capturing your love or your special day/moment/event, please email me at besa@besaphotography.com.

And to keep up-to-date with what is happening at besa photography, follow along at: www.facebook.com/besaphotography

 

 

Todd, Samantha and Ruby – Kinder Farm Park, Maryland

Samantha&Todd.Kinder-Farm-Park.Maryland_0014Todd and Samantha are the sweetest couple and on a lovely fall evening, we walked around Kinder Farm Park in Millersville, Maryland with their adorable pup, Ruby. We talked, laughed, told some jokes (do you have any green beer?? :)) and took some charming photos. The exciting thing about this photo session is that we took a few additional photos that would be used to announce a very special surprise. One of those special photos is at the end of this post.

Todd and Samantha, thanks for letting me spend the evening with you both.  And here is to a healthy and happy “special surprise.” :)Samantha&Todd.Kinder-Farm-Park.Maryland_0024Samantha&Todd.Kinder-Farm-Park.Maryland_0023 Samantha&Todd.Kinder-Farm-Park.Maryland_0012Samantha&Todd.Kinder-Farm-Park.Maryland_0017 Samantha&Todd.Kinder-Farm-Park.Maryland_0005 Samantha&Todd.Kinder-Farm-Park.Maryland_0006 Samantha&Todd.Kinder-Farm-Park.Maryland_0016 Samantha&Todd.Kinder-Farm-Park.Maryland_0010Samantha&Todd.Kinder-Farm-Park.Maryland_0021Samantha&Todd.Kinder-Farm-Park.Maryland_0002 Samantha&Todd.Kinder-Farm-Park.Maryland_0026 Samantha&Todd.Kinder-Farm-Park.Maryland_0003 Samantha&Todd.Kinder-Farm-Park.Maryland_0019
And the special surprise…  (I still can’t get over Ruby’s “smile!!”)Samantha&Todd.Kinder-Farm-Park.Maryland_0025

A Pearl Party with Pearls With Purpose

Pearls-With-Purpose.Annapolis_0022 A couple of weeks ago, Pearls with Purpose, a wonderful non-profit organization, held a ‘Pearl Party’ in Annapolis, Maryland.  Attendees had the opportunity to purchase all sorts of handmade jewelry made with beautiful gems and pearls at this AccessoRISE event.   There is something special though about the jewelry that you buy at these events (or buy from their website).   According to the Pearls with Purpose Facebook page and website, when you purchase jewelry from Pearls with Purpose, you are “purchasing hand crafted genuine pearl fashion jewelry items directly from women who have been trained in the jewelry making process by Pearls with Purpose.”  This results in the women who were “previous non-income earners [being able to] sustain their families.”  Essentially, “Pearls with Purpose was created with the initiative to instill self-sustainability and hope in women throughout the world.  By providing women in underdeveloped countries the opportunity to learn the art of jewelry making, Pearls with Purpose fosters economic self-reliance and helps families break free from the cycle of poverty.”  Please visit the Pearls with Purpose website or Facebook page to learn more about the organization as well as to learn more about hosting an AccessoRISE event yourself.  And for more information about the October Pearl Party, click here.  Enjoy the following images from the party.Pearls-With-Purpose.Annapolis_0015 Pearls-With-Purpose.Annapolis_0014 Pearls-With-Purpose.Annapolis_0027 Pearls-With-Purpose.Annapolis_0008 Pearls-With-Purpose.Annapolis_0004 Pearls-With-Purpose.Annapolis_0005 Pearls-With-Purpose.Annapolis_0012 Pearls-With-Purpose.Annapolis_0016 Pearls-With-Purpose.Annapolis_0009 Pearls-With-Purpose.Annapolis_0019 Pearls-With-Purpose.Annapolis_0013 Pearls-With-Purpose.Annapolis_0020 Pearls-With-Purpose.Annapolis_0021 Pearls-With-Purpose.Annapolis_0024 Pearls-With-Purpose.Annapolis_0017 Pearls-With-Purpose.Annapolis_0011 Pearls-With-Purpose.Annapolis_0010 Pearls-With-Purpose.Annapolis_0025 Pearls-With-Purpose.Annapolis_0007 Pearls-With-Purpose.Annapolis_0003 Pearls-With-Purpose.Annapolis_0002 Pearls-With-Purpose.Annapolis_0035 Pearls-With-Purpose.Annapolis_0029 Pearls-With-Purpose.Annapolis_0034 Pearls-With-Purpose.Annapolis_0033 Pearls-With-Purpose.Annapolis_0032 Pearls-With-Purpose.Annapolis_0026 Pearls-With-Purpose.Annapolis_0030 Pearls-With-Purpose.Annapolis_0023

Pearls-With-Purpose.Annapolis_0031The picture above shows Founder and Executive Director, Wendy Bird (left) with co-host, Claudia Romero Berth.