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2015 is definitely a year for the record books! Not only have we interviewed and photographed close to 100 couples for Amazing Life Together on the Amazing Marriage Adventure, but…

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Longwood Gardens Anniversary Session – Jen and Kevin | 12.21.2015

For the past 6 years, we have had the honor of photographing these two and their AMAZING love! It started when Jen was a bridesmaid in Allison and Tom’s wedding!…

Happy New Year!!!! Here’s to an AMAZING 2016! | 01.01.2016

Ohh happy day! It is 2016! How crazy is that?!?! ;) So exciting to start a New Year with new beginnings! For all of you who recently got engaged… CONGRATULATIONS!!!!…

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Wedding Reflection – MaryKate and Pete | 02.22.2016

MaryKate and Pete were married on October 24, 2015 at Saints Peter and Paul Polish National Catholic Church, where MaryKate’s grandparents were married 67 years ago!  How special is that?  1. When…

Happy New Year! Hope you are coming off of an absolutely AMAZING break (or maybe you are still on break- better yet! ;) )! We definitely took some time to enjoy the holidays with our family and friends and it was AMAZING!… in fact, we are continuing that celebration with our family today on the blog! ;) Ahh! You have no idea how excited we are to share this cooking together engagement session with you! It is super special in so many ways!

Just before Christmas, in fact on our way back from Ryan’s birthday celebration in Charleston, SC, we stopped along the way to visit our cousins in Durham, NC! It is ALWAYS such a special treat to visit with them, but this trip was even more special because we had the opportunity to photograph my cousin Mike and his fiancé, Jessie’s engagement session!!! SO MUCH FUN! ;) Jessie and Mike wanted their engagement photos to capture the here and now of their lives! They wanted to always remember this incredibly special time enjoying the everyday of life!

Jessie and Mike cook together all the time! Jessie’s mom owned a restaurant as Jessie grew up, so we could say that being in the kitchen makes her feel right at home! ;) And Mike, well with MeMe as our grandmother, we will always have AMAZING food to look up to and try to recreate! (I think Mike would agree, we will likely always be working toward perfecting MeMe’s pies and crust! ;) )

It was such a treat for us to be able to spend the day with Jessie and Mike and Mr. Darcy (their super soft bunny that they rescued!)! They gave us such an incredible reminder of how simple love really is! We pray that these images will be an everlasting memory to Jessie and Mike of their love and happiness in the simplicity of their everyday lives! Love is pretty AMAZING, my friends! ;)

We have a super fun story to share from our Christmas celebration that involved these two! But we might just have to save that for another day because I am too excited to get this post up! We will definitely share that story soon… but just to give you a little glimpse, picture me in front of my whole extended family opening a present and busting into tears! Big tears! ;) I have more tears just thinking about it! Ohh gosh, I better go get some tissues before I start writing that one out! ;)

Jessie and Mike, thank you for bringing so much happiness to our hearts! It means the world to us that we are able to capture this incredibly special time in your lives! Honestly, it is gift that we will cherish forever!

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by Liz and Ryan


  1. mom

    Mike looks so much like his father! Congrats to them!

  2. Lisa Landis

    Beautiful pictures, and what a great idea for a shoot! So glad to see another one of my cousins so happy :) I love the ring, good job Mike!!

    • Liz and Ryan

      I know! Well done, right?!?! ;) So happy for them!! Hope you are doing well Lisa!!! ;)

  3. Cindy Kussius

    Liz & Ryan, these pictures are fantastic! You’re right, the pictures are an incredible reminder of how simple love really is. Congratulations Mike & Jessie. Liz, can’t wait to read about the Christmas celebration!

    • Liz and Ryan

      YAY!!! Thanks so much Cindy! ;) The Christmas post is coming right up! ;) You know what that craziness looks like! ;)

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