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Winter Hues

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If you’re reading this, congratulations! You survived the Jonas Winter Snowpocalypse (disclaimer: I wrote this on Friday afternoon as everything outside turned white). If you’re not an East Coast-er, you might at least be aware of the snowy weather we are experiencing over the weekend in Washington, D.C. I’m slightly jealous of anyone who is enjoying temperatures above 20 degrees, but I’m also grateful for a lazy weekend at home (let’s see if I’ll be saying that come Monday – hah!). I tend to get a case of cabin fever now and again, but I attempted to be proactive and lined up a bunch of activities for myself, i.e. Netflix.

January was off to a busy start in the event planning world. If you didn’t know it, approximately 43% of engagements happen over the holidays between November and January, with December holding the title of  “most popular month to get engaged.” January isn’t quite over, but a slow February is just around the corner. Hopefully I can get there in 2 feet of snow…

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Outfit details:

H&M Dress similar
Miss Sixty Wool Coat
Anthropologie Hat
Gap Booties similar from Old Navy
Stella & Dot Chiara Necklace

Photos by Bryan Wallace

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Sam + Kyle

I was able to shoot an engagement session for the very first time with my friends Sam and Kyle a few weeks ago. Kyle proposed to Sam in May at Delaplane Cellars – a winery in Virginia – so they wanted to recreate their special moment for their photographs. Bryan joined me on the adventure, and we all met on an uncharacteristically cool day in August for a picnic and a little wine. Sam and Kyle are not the pose-y type, so we kept it casual and fun with a lot of jokes and laughter. It was a perfect afternoon!

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Sunshine and Whiskey

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September is here, but that doesn’t mean we need to pack up the sweet tea lemonade and whiskey for good! One of my favorite cocktails this summer was one that we made for my friends’ afternoon tea themed engagement party. The sweet tea was in honor of the bride-to-be (a North Carolina gal) and the whiskey was the no-brainer complement. Although this was a refreshing summer concoction, leave out the lemon and garnish with a cinnamon stick for an autumnal twist. You could serve it hot or cold and you most likely already have most of the ingredients at home!


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Ingredients
Ice
5 ounces sweetened iced tea
2 ounces bourbon
1/2 ounce triple sec
1 mint sprig
1 lemon wedge

Photography by Traci J. Brooks Studios


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