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Story, spontaneity, and genuine human emotion are what drive the best photographs. I want your experience to be that of unscripted, heartfelt, intimate moments of love, joy, and all of the feelings in between. Emotional moments between you and the people you love most, and those split seconds you wish could last forever. I want you to be able to look back years from now, relive those moments, and remember exactly how it felt.
MOMENTS & EXPERIENCES
you can't script joy 
MOMENTS & EXPERIENCES
you can't script joy 
Story, spontaneity, and genuine human emotion are what drive the best photographs. I want your experience to be that of unscripted, heartfelt, intimate moments of love, joy, and all of the feelings in between. Emotional moments between you and the people you love most, and those split seconds you wish could last forever. I want you to be able to look back years from now, relive those moments, and remember exactly how it felt.
It's about much more than just pretty photographs - to me, this is about connection, collaboration, and trust. The connection that you two have, for sure - and a space that you can feel free to let loose and truly be yourselves with no reservations. It's a freedom I want to give you, and it starts with the connection we share as well. I love getting to know my couples intimately, and start to learn and understand your love languages, and those little moments you share together that are just for you.
CONNECTION IS KEY
a collaboration based on trust
CONNECTION IS KEY
a collaboration based on trust
It's about much more than just pretty photographs - to me, this is about connection, collaboration, and trust. The connection that you two have, for sure - and a space that you can feel free to let loose and truly be yourselves with no reservations. It's a freedom I want to give you, and it starts with the connection we share as well. I love getting to know my couples intimately, and start to learn and understand your love languages, and those little moments you share together that are just for you.
I don't want your wedding, or any of our time together, to feel like a performance. Rather, it should be a celebration of your love and a chance to let loose. I know how awkward it can feel to be in front of the camera, and I know that when you look back at your photos, more than anything you'll remember what you were feeling. It's my job to make you feel comfortable and relaxed - and I don't want you to have to worry about a thing. Your only job is to feel love, and feel it immensely. To play, to laugh, to sing, dance, spin, kiss, frolick, run through fields, stomp through creeks - and I'll follow you the whole way to capture it all.
not a photoshoot
a chance to let loose
NOT A PHOTOSHOOT
a chance to let loose
I don't want your wedding, or any of our time together, to feel like a performance. Rather, it should be a celebration of your love and a chance to let loose. I know how awkward it can feel to be in front of the camera, and I know that when you look back at your photos, more than anything you'll remember what you were feeling. It's my job to make you feel comfortable and relaxed - and I don't want you to have to worry about a thing. Your only job is to feel love, and feel it immensely. To play, to laugh, to sing, dance, spin, kiss, frolick, run through fields, stomp through creeks - and I'll follow you the whole way to capture it all.
I find so much beauty and meaning in the small things. Split-second moments that take our breath away, and everyday gestures: a kiss on the forehead when you see each other after a long day, doing the dishes together, a small but lasting gesture from a friend, or a bittersweet teary-eyed smile as your mother sees you for the first time on your wedding day. This is what love looks like – it’s made up of these beautiful, simple, magical moments and I want to be there to capture them for you.
the little things
are often the most important
THE LITTLE THINGS
are often the most important
I find so much beauty and meaning in the small things. Split-second moments that take our breath away, and everyday gestures: a kiss on the forehead when you see each other after a long day, doing the dishes together, a small but lasting gesture from a friend, or a bittersweet teary-eyed smile as your mother sees you for the first time on your wedding day. This is what love looks like – it’s made up of these beautiful, simple, magical moments and I want to be there to capture them for you.
Years from now, I want you to be able to revisit your wedding day and this period in your life - a time of excitement and probably a little fear, a time of exuberant love and boundless passion while the world is at your fingertips and the future is unknown. Things will change, for better or worse - and that's the beautiful thing. Your photos are like a time machine, and aside from your marriage are one of the only things leftover at the end of the day. Being able to give my couples a little bit of their present for their future selves to enjoy is the reason I do what I do, and why it's the best job and the greatest honor in the world.
nostalgia
"a wistful or excessively sentimental yearning for return to or of some past period or irrecoverable condition."
NOSTALGIA
"a wistful or excessively sentimental yearning for return to or of some past period or irrecoverable condition."
Years from now, I want you to be able to revisit your wedding day and this period in your life - a time of excitement and probably a little fear, a time of exuberant love and boundless passion while the world is at your fingertips and the future is unknown. Things will change, for better or worse - and that's the beautiful thing. Your photos are like a time machine, and aside from your marriage are one of the only things leftover at the end of the day. Being able to give my couples a little bit of their present for their future selves to enjoy is the reason I do what I do, and why it's the best job and the greatest honor in the world.
Adventure is doing things a little differently, and not letting tradition or obligation hold you to expectations that don't align with who you are. It's being your goofy, intimate, loud, quiet, wild, or dorky self, and not being afraid to make your wedding day exactly what you want it to be. It's trying something new, and it's embracing what makes you different. Hiking up to an epic overlook to share your vows in private at sunrise, or throwing an epic party with all of your favorite people - but doing it in your own way.

While we're together, we'll probably get a little dirty, and we’ll definitely be laughing, playing, running around, and having a great time. I don’t want your experience to be a series of awkward poses and fake smiles, or a wedding day that doesn't reflect your innermost desires - I want it to mean something to you.
ADVENTURE
the heart of what we do
ADVENTURE
the heart of what we do
Adventure is doing things a little differently, and not letting tradition or obligation hold you to expectations that don't align with who you are. It's being your goofy, intimate, loud, quiet, wild, or dorky self, and not being afraid to make your wedding day exactly what you want it to be. It's trying something new, and it's embracing what makes you different. Hiking up to an epic overlook to share your vows in private at sunrise, or throwing an epic party with all of your favorite people - but doing it in your own way.

While we're together, we'll probably get a little dirty, and we’ll definitely be laughing, playing, running around, and having a great time. I don’t want your experience to be a series of awkward poses and fake smiles, or a wedding day that doesn't reflect your innermost desires - I want it to mean something to you.
We live on an incredible life-giving planet, and it's a personal belief of mine that the grandeur and majesty of the great outdoors reflects that of love and marriage. The sacredness and beauty of committing your life to another is matched only by the steadfastness of mountains, the force of rivers, the growth and old age of forests, and the vastness and depth of oceans. To be able to say your vows in a place as epic as your love? Well, I don't think it gets much better than that.
THE GREAT OUTDOORS
say your vows in a place as epic as your love
the great outdoors
say your vows in a place
as epic as your love
We live on an incredible life-giving planet, and it's a personal belief of mine that the grandeur and majesty of the great outdoors reflects that of love and marriage. The sacredness and beauty of committing your life to another is matched only by the steadfastness of mountains, the force of rivers, the growth and old age of forests, and the vastness and depth of oceans. To be able to say your vows in a place as epic as your love? Well, I don't think it gets much better than that.
between every two pines is a doorway to a new world
-john muir

frequently asked questions

How do we book you?

To reserve your date and make it official, I simply need a signed contract and a 50% non-refundable retainer. I am unable to hold dates without a signed contract and retainer. The first step though? Send me a note on my contact form and we’ll find a time to meet up and chat!

How many hours do we need?

I offer elopement collections starting at 4 hours, and wedding collections starting at 6. Every wedding day will be a little different, but for many weddings 8-9 hours is perfect for telling the full story. For elopements, check out our pricing page for some sample timelines! I also offer full-day or multiple-day coverage (for elopements) for epic adventures and longer wedding days. I’m also more than happy to sit down with you to figure out how many hours we’d need to tell your full wedding day story.

Can I see a full wedding gallery?

Yes – please do! I think it’s super important to check out full galleries from any photographer you’re considering, to get an idea of how well they tell a story from start to finish – not just those epic portfolio shots for social media. It’s often those little in-between moments that matter the most! You can see some full galleries here and here – or and you’ll find even more over on my client page.

Do you photograph anything other than weddings and couples?

I find that being able to specialize in photographing couples in love is the absolute best way to serve my clients – though I am happy to recommend some other fantastic photographers if you’re looking for something else!

Will you photograph my LGBTQ / multicultural / diverse wedding?

Yes, yes, a thousand times yes! One of the highest values of Between Two Pines is diversity and non-discrimination, whether that’s on the basis of sexual orientation, gender/gender expression, race, color, appearance/weight, religion, age, national origin, disability, or otherwise.

How will we get our photos, and in what resolution?

You’ll get a link to a personalized online gallery with your full resolution images that you can view, download, favorite, share, and print them all to your heart’s content.

What is your turnaround time?

8-12 weeks for weddings, or 4-6 weeks for portrait sessions.

What is your payment schedule?

A 50% non-refundable retainer, then the rest is due two weeks before the big day.

Do you do custom collections?

Yes, certainly! I have a few standard collections, with the option to add a la carte items such as additional hours/days, photographers, films, and products. I’m also happy to create a custom collection for you if you’re looking for something outside the box!

Do I need a second photographer?

It depends on your wedding plans! I’m totally comfortable flying solo for elopements and intimate weddings, though working with a second is great for larger weddings and situations in which it’s impossible to have coverage in two locations.

Do you offer videography-only coverage?

As a photographer first, I offer short films as an additional services for our couples alongside our photography. We do not offer video-only coverage.

Do you travel? How do travel fees work?

Why yes – there’s not much I love more than traveling! Travel is included in all of my elopement collections, so you don’t have to worry about any of my travel arrangements or fees. For sessions and traditional weddings, there is a fee for travel 100+ miles from Frederick, Maryland.

am i the photographer for you?
is it meant to be?
GET IN TOUCH
I won't be the photographer for everyone - and that's okay. I love getting to create with a small handful of amazing, adventurous couples and really connect with you, especially when it comes to something as intimate and personal as your wedding day. We laugh, cry, gush, and adventure together, and I want to be able to capture all of it in a way that means a damn to you.

I'm the photographer for adventurous, wild couples who are drawn to evocative, darker, moodier images of unscripted, joy-filled moments. For those who don't mind getting a little muddy or straying from the beaten path. So if my work speaks to you, and you're feeling all the feels right about now, if you think we might be a good fit for each other - then I think we should talk.
let's adventure together.
I won't be the photographer for everyone - and that's okay. I love getting to create with a small handful of amazing, adventurous couples and really connect with you, especially when it comes to something as intimate and personal as your wedding day. We laugh, cry, gush, and adventure together, and I want to be able to capture all of it in a way that means a damn to you.

I'm the photographer for adventurous, wild couples who are drawn to evocative, darker, moodier images of unscripted, joy-filled moments. For those who don't mind getting a little muddy or straying from the beaten path. So if my work speaks to you, and you're feeling all the feels right about now, if you think we might be a good fit for each other - then I think we should talk.
let's adventure together.
am i the
photographer
for you?
is it meant to be?
GET IN TOUCH