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As we walked towards our first spot in Glen Echo Park for engagement portraits, we were just lightly discussing wedding plans. I responded to some bit of information with a rather vague, “That’s exciting” and Rachel looked right at me and said, “It is. I love him so much.” I thought – wow, I like this girl SO MUCH and this is going to be an AWESOME shoot!!!!! I loved the fact that wedding plan talk centered around the simple fact of their love for one another and I loved Rachel’s vulnerability. Indeed, Rachel was super free with her excitement about many things, from her fiance Jon (who is equally as enamored with Rachel!!), the flowers we walked by, crape myrtle trees, signs, pictures we showed her on the back of the camera… so many things!!! Every single bit of enthusiasm was totally sincere and it was wonderful to be around – completely infectious!!

The one thing we ALL kept exclaiming over was the sunny weather. We’ve now crushed the record, as I understand it, for the most consecutive rainy days ever in Maryland. After postponing the shoot once for rain and super cold temps (which we never do), we were all panicking (in a totally mature and adult way) about the forecast of THUNDERSTORMS that persisted all week and even through the morning of their shoot. But, as an answer to our prayers, we had SUN for the entire session. And it wasn’t just a little sun peeking through the clouds – it was bright, beaming, not-a-cloud-in-the-sky sun!!! All in all, it was a perfect shoot for this sunny couple and I couldn’t be more thrilled to share it with you!!! Enjoy!

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Judith Dack - May 20, 2016 - 1:17 pm

Oh my! These are such beautiful photos that truly capture the love and beauty of this special couple!

Dana Scimeca - May 20, 2016 - 1:28 pm

I love every one of these! You guys look so happy, and wonderful, wow! The ring shot in the pink flower is absolutely GORGEOUS, too – so creative! xoxo Love you guys. Great job, Susie and Becky!

Jon Davis - May 20, 2016 - 1:34 pm

Love these all and had such a great time at our photo shoot! Thanks for everything–you guys did a great job!

Laura Leeming - May 20, 2016 - 1:41 pm

Beautiful pictures. Radiant!

Yani Newton - May 20, 2016 - 1:41 pm

Beautiful photos!

Rachel Friedman - May 20, 2016 - 1:56 pm

Gorgeous!!!!!! These photos are absolutely incredible!!! Such a beautiful couple inside and out❤️

Henry Lifton - May 20, 2016 - 2:29 pm

Lovely human beings

Amanda Lucille - May 20, 2016 - 2:49 pm

You look so happy Jon! Congratulations to you both!

Leonard Dack - May 20, 2016 - 2:50 pm

Great photographs. Beautiful.

Brad Friedman - May 20, 2016 - 2:57 pm

These are amazing photos! I can’t wait to celebrate with you guys!

Rena Reese - May 20, 2016 - 3:09 pm

These pictures are so beautiful and it would be impossible to pick one favorite! Talented photographer, stunning subjects, and a love transmitted through photos. Beautiful!

Benjamin Williams - May 20, 2016 - 3:28 pm


Lucy Montgomery - May 20, 2016 - 3:31 pm

Congrats Jon!

Tanya Tucker - May 20, 2016 - 4:11 pm

These are so sweet! I’m such a sucker for love I can hardly stand how cute these pics are. Congrats!

Erin Wahl - May 20, 2016 - 4:20 pm

These are stunning!! You can feel the love. Can’t wait to celebrate you guys!! xoxo

Jackie Albert - May 20, 2016 - 4:34 pm

So beautiful!!!!

Lauren Marie - May 20, 2016 - 4:38 pm

Such incredible pictures!! Fun to see glen echo park

L Eve Mntll - May 20, 2016 - 4:40 pm

So beautiful!!!

Monica Arpino - May 20, 2016 - 4:43 pm

What a pleasure to see such a genuinely happy couple! Looking forward to celebrating with you soon.

Becky Hadeed - May 20, 2016 - 5:22 pm

Commenting because you’re an awesome couple, we LOVE working with you, and I really want you two to get this gallery wrap!!!!

Jessie Vinik - May 20, 2016 - 6:21 pm


Jason Ribakow - May 20, 2016 - 6:32 pm

Gorgeous photos!! You both look fantastic!!

Nina Stanger - May 20, 2016 - 7:23 pm

great photos!!

Kimberly Cauti - May 20, 2016 - 7:58 pm

You two look amazing! Such a gorgeous shoot, perfect day, and great location. Lots of love to you! <3

Emily Leeming - May 20, 2016 - 8:24 pm

These are great! You guys look so in love. Congradulations!

Jenine Masry Dreisen - May 20, 2016 - 8:43 pm

Gorgeous pics!

Heidi Nikolaisen - May 20, 2016 - 8:46 pm

Really beautiful pictures

Lauren Rader - May 20, 2016 - 9:21 pm


Melanie Erin - May 20, 2016 - 9:45 pm

So beautiful! You guys are adorbs. And a perfect spot—I <3 Glen Echo. xx

Amy Swirnow Schapiro - May 20, 2016 - 10:18 pm


Denise Gerber - May 20, 2016 - 10:35 pm

You’ve captured this magical love of theirs on each & every photo

Terri Lassen Gober - May 20, 2016 - 11:14 pm

So beautiful!!

Mike Palermo - May 21, 2016 - 1:58 am

Looking good. We’re excited for the wedding.

Emily Dreisen Goldberg - May 21, 2016 - 12:28 pm

Rachel Mazel Tov to you both! The pictures came out beautiful!!! Xoxo

Chris Bocus - May 21, 2016 - 12:32 pm

These pics look amazing! I especially like the ring/flower combo!!

Donna Wilkes Plotkin - May 21, 2016 - 1:09 pm

The most gorgeous photos ever! What a beautiful couple you make! Can’t wait for the big day!

Indira Dahan-Strong - May 21, 2016 - 1:11 pm

Wow! Such a beautiful couple and these pics are AHmazing!! Congrats to the two of you!!!!!

Donna Wilkes Plotkin - May 21, 2016 - 1:16 pm

The most gorgeous pics ever!! Beautiful couple inside and out

Soraya Rubin - May 21, 2016 - 2:37 pm

Love, love, love… These pictures are amazing! You guys are so in love with each other and every bit of that is capture in these pictures!!!! Congratulations! ❤️

Jaime Banks - May 21, 2016 - 5:30 pm

These photos are absolutely gorgeous – as are the bride and groom. Just lovely.

Justin Madigan - May 21, 2016 - 11:36 pm

Great pics you two! Can’t wait for the big day!

Lori Albert - May 22, 2016 - 12:12 pm

Such great pictures that reflext your love, and against one of my favorite backdrops!

Erin Hudolin - May 22, 2016 - 7:55 pm

Beautiful photos of a beautiful couple!

Diane Barak Horn - May 22, 2016 - 10:37 pm

These engagement photos are exquisite and I know will be treasured as memories forever!

Martha Ann Gerber - May 23, 2016 - 10:46 am

my favorite was the very first picture. Love wins out! they were really classy shots of both of you, Loved them

We went from a sick season into a busy work season. The silver lining to the sick season was all the time we spent together as we went week after week cancelling all activities except doctor’s visits. The other blessing was that all the sickness hit the month before, rather than during, the busiest 6 weeks of our year! Now, as I’m in a stretch of 6 shoots + a wedding in 11 days and 6 weddings over the next four weeks, I’m grateful to be sharing this business with Susie and for all the capable, professional vendors that we outsource to, just so I can have mornings like this. Grateful. That’s definitely the word of the day… the week and the month, too 🙂


If you follow our Instagram feed (and I hope you do – jump over here if you don’t!) you’ve already seen quite a bit of this adorable couple and their Annapolis engagement photo session!!! Jason and Jenn were SO GOOD at this modeling thing, just about every photo from this session is Instagram-worthy!! If Susie and I are both shooting, we usually deliver a little over 100 photos from an engagement. When the number gets too much higher, we assume maybe we just weren’t careful about spotting flaws in the photos and go back to see if we should cut down some more. Well, we have almost 175 to deliver to Jason and Jenn and I love every single one!!

Of course, they were so great in front of our camera because they have such a natural and beautiful relationship. After meeting in a University of Maryland dorm room on one of the very first days of freshman year and surviving years of making their relationship work long distance, these two have been through so much, and know one another so completely, that are at home when they are together. A huge part of their relationship is working out together, as Jason is a triathlete and Jenn is a distance runner. Jason’s facebook feed is full of their matching medals (or pie prize, for some race in Frederick?!)! After supporting one another through so many goals and accomplishments, and all the struggles of growing through those years of early adulthood, Jason and Jenn are more than ready to get married. And I could be happier or more thankful that we get to be there to record their wedding day story!!! Can’t wait, Jason and Jenn!!

And I can’t wait to share some of my favorite photos with YOU, even if it did take me WAY too long to narrow these down!!!

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Chris Hitch - May 18, 2016 - 10:18 pm

These are awesome pics! Great subjects, great photographer, great setting!

Chris Hitch - May 18, 2016 - 10:46 pm

Wow, I love these! Great pics of Jason and Jen in Annapolis! Great job by photographers Susie and Becky!

Jessica Hitch - May 20, 2016 - 6:10 pm

Love these two in the photos!