Category Archives: behind the lens

A husband and wife photography team | Annapolis Wedding Photographer Some of the SMP Brides already have known about this new change, but now its time to share it with everyone. As many of you know, my husband Kyle has been working with me for a while now just here and there, he handles a […]

  • Lori - Oh my goodness! I can’t believe it! This is going to be such a wonderful thing for anyone searching for a wedding photographer in Annapolis! I can’t wait to watch this new season unfold for you both!ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth - What wonderful news! Your wedding photography is so beautiful. Annapolis is lucky to have you!ReplyCancel

  • Brittany - Congrats!! Such amazing news that will allow you to provide an even more amazing experience to your clients as an Annapolis wedding photographer!ReplyCancel

  • Jennie Reed - ** NOW a really EPIC TEAM! Yay Funk Family!!ReplyCancel

  • Jennie Reed - We are super happy to hear this!! Love you both and looking forward to more shoots together- and more time for you both to be together! Already an epic team, but not a really EPIC TEAM!! ❤️ReplyCancel

So remember that time we talked about how we were moving, well….. we are not! We are staying put!!!!! We are actually pretty stoked about it. I am very happy with this plan! It’s a long story, but, we know what God worked it all out for us and this really is the best option […]

  • Mom - Keep me in the loop ! I don’t want to miss any of it.
    xoxo 😘ReplyCancel

  • Kellie - Hand waving in the air 🙋 for you to invite us over to these parties and cookouts! I love your house and the rolling barn doors are so dreamy. Tell the hubs when we finally buy our home I’m going to be begging him to build one for me ! Maybe he could start a business making such awesome things!ReplyCancel

10 years | Annapolis Photographer 10 years feels like such a long time, but sometimes just a short while. With 12.5 years being how long Kyle and I have been together, it can often times feel like we have been together all of our lives, and then suddenly I learn something new about him and […]

  • Brie - I absolutely love that you show your personal life and share a little about who is behind the lens. You are such a talented Annapolis newborn photographer and I love getting to know more about you!ReplyCancel

  • Anel - My friend, this is such a beautiful post! Congratulations on 10 years of marriage! I’ve been married for 10 years as well and absolutely understand every word of what you’ve written. It’s hard, rewarding, beautiful, and incredible all at the same time. Wishing you many more years of happiness together!ReplyCancel

  • Liza - Oh my goodness! Happy 10 years! That’s amazing. 🙂 Family is so incredibly important!ReplyCancel

Yes, yes you read that correctly… Retirement… NO, not mine but my husbands. You know how they say sometimes life will send you a cureveball when you least expect it?! Well whoever “they” are, actually got it right this time…. because that is exactly what happened. There is a part of me that feels like […]

  • Brie - As a fellow LEOW, I have to say that this post made me tear up! An end to one era is just the start to another, greater journey! I am so proud of who you are as a Annapolis Newborn Photographer, LEOW, and mom. You are amazing!ReplyCancel

It wont be like this for long | Annapolis Newborn, Family, Wedding Photographer “It wont be like this for long” is what I have been reminding myself. As a mama some days are long, and hard, and so full of life but also so exhausting. I find myself counting down the hours until bedtime some […]

  • Liza - It is insane how quickly time flies. I think about this all the time right now as my husband and I are expecting our first sweet baby! Also, love your images SO MUCH! They are absolutely stunning. I wish we lived in Annapolis so I could hire you to take our newborn photos!ReplyCancel

  • Brittany Slaughter - This was a wonderful read and such an important one. It’s so important that you do motherhood the way yoooou want/need to! Thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - What a great reminder. It is so hard to figure out the time management of being a work at home mom because there are those days when I just want to be a mom or a wife or I just need to get some work done but the kids need me for something else. I have just learned to go with it and sleep less lol.ReplyCancel

  • Valerie - Oh my goodness those two are such cuties!ReplyCancel

  • Grammy Dawney - Beautiful pictures, and perfectly timed insight!ReplyCancel

  • Emilyanne - I couldn’t have said it better myself. As my baby is about to turn 2, I am realizing the exact same thing. That everything little thing she does – the funny way she says something, the way she gets sassy when she doesn’t get her way – it all will be gone before I know it. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Angie - So, so true! I miss my Little’s being little 🙁 I sure do miss those midnight snuggles!ReplyCancel

  • Janessa Valentine - So touching! This is a great reminder for me and my little ones.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Mills Blume - So so so important to cherish every moment of every stage!ReplyCancel

  • Alyssa Bouma - what a sweet little family!ReplyCancel

  • Alissa - These are just so sweet! Thank you so much for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Misty - So much truth here! I’ve always liked the saying, “The days are long but the years are short.” Sometimes all I want is for them to GO TO SLEEP, but within about 30 minutes of the quiet I miss their little voices and their little hands. Being a mom sure is weird!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - aww i love that portrait of the two of them! you sound like such a great mama.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Mills Blume - So important to remember to cherish each stage of childhood!ReplyCancel

  • Mercedes - Absolutely sweet recollections. You are so right. It happens incredibly fast. I still catch my breath when I see pictures of my boys when they were itty bitty and remember how all those late night moments felt!ReplyCancel

  • Idowed - Memories they will cherish for a lifetime. Nice jobReplyCancel

  • Kira - What sweet babies! I am expecting my first and will try to cherish the hard but fleeting first year.ReplyCancel

  • Aryn Baker - This is all so true! Little ones change and grow so quickly!ReplyCancel

  • Laura - I just love this post. My son just turned 11 and I struggle with him growing up. I still hold his hand and sometimes let him sleep with me when Daddy works nights. These moments are fleeting.ReplyCancel