2 0 1 9....! Happy New Year? | Maryland Photographer

Hellllllloooooo!

Happy April- Happy Fresh Start- Happy New Year?

Happy New Year seems so appropriate as i’ve had my head down working like a mad woman for the first quarter of 2019!

Feels like its been F O R E V E R since I last checked in and soo many amazing things have transpired since then!

One main thing is I AM MARRIED! Yes- i jumped the broom with the love of my life and newly wed bliss is still in full effect. We are quickly approaching our 6 month mark as Husband and Wife and I cannot believe how fast time is flying!

I have heard from a few of you asking me to blog about my most perfect day and that will be coming soon!

Another super exciting thing for me- I have been working more and more in the beauty realm of things and have partnered with some AMAZING makeup artist to bring more editorial works to you all.

Lastly- I am just humbled and honored that you all are choosing me to photograph your most precious moments and that I get to share in on your love story. THANK YOU!

Here’s to another RADIANT year!

Stay Radiant

xx

Jocelyn

Radiant Jewel tone Wedding at The Liriodendron Mansion | Maryland Wedding Photographer

Two years ago when I first began my journey in to photography as a business and not just a hobby I set out to execute a Styled Shoot. My good friend Elena from Belle Imagery Portraits was in the midst of hosting her very first one and invited me to tag along. I was amazed! Watching her behind the scenes inspired me to begin planning my own. I thought long and hard about what I wanted to do and after months and months of thinking I finally knew decided on the concept. 

As a bride to be myself, I know that featuring a woman of color was the highest priority for this styled shoot. Diversity and inclusion in the wedding industry is ever growing and I wanted to highlight more of the couples that are underrepresented in various forms (size, race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation to name a few). From there I decided that I wanted to play off the richness of the color Emerald as green is my favorite color and BOOM! there was my plan.  

As the brilliant Issa Rae stated, we need to work with our colleagues who are in lateral positions to us; not the ones above- so I called on some vendors who are slightly seasoned in the industry to be bring the full vision to life. 

I am so in love with this first shoot and I am so thankful for those who believed and supported this dream of mine. We were so fortunate to even have a mini feature on Souther Noir Weddings Blog. 

Huge thank you to all the vendors

Bridal gown: K & B Bridals http://www.kandbbridals.com

Cake: Cakes by Kakes https://www.instagram.com/cakesbykakes/

Venue location : The Liriodendron Mansion http://www.liriodendron.com

Flowers:  Roni’s Roses http://www.ronisroses.com

Make Up: Lashing Out Glam by Shayla Reeves https://www.instagram.com/lashingoutglam/

Stationery : Cygnus Studio Designs/AshleyRae Swann https://www.instagram.com/calligraphydame/

Veil/Accessories/Jewelry: Faye Daniel Design http://www.fayedanieldesigns.com

Rentals: Party Plus Tents and Rentals https://tenting.com

Linen: Nuage http://nuagedesigns.com

Model: Charlyn Nater https://www.instagram.com/iamcharlynnater/ 

 

Here are some of my favorite images below! 

Garden Style Senior Session | Maryland

Graduation season is filled with a ton of emotions; and rightfully so! As a graduating senior all your hardworking has paid off and you're anxiously waiting to walk across the stage in your pressed cap and gown thats been hanging up for weeks.

As a parent you are filled with mixed emotions as your not so little baby is fearlessly gearing up to conquer the world miles away for college.

All in all, this major milestone is cause for celebration and that's exactly what Ryan did during her Garden Graduation Portrait Session. 

Westin Annapolis Wedding | Maryland Wedding Photographer

I recently had the amazing opportunity to second shoot Caroline and Craig's beautiful traditional wedding. Their day was filled with laughter, happy tears, family, and beautiful weather. Their wedding was held at the Westin in Annapolis. The venue was such a beautiful space the Grand Ballroom was gorgeous.  The day was nothing short of amazing. 

Here's a few shots from Caroline and Craig's classically romantic wedding day.