Jake & Maggie's Engagement Session Part 2 (Charmed Again by Charm City)

Charm City- a perfect name for Baltimore.  Maggie and Jake were keen to the idea of "the Charm City" being as much of a character in their engagement pictures as they were.  Rawling Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, a place that Maggie had wanted to take Jake for a long time,  was our first stop. There was a reason for this. Jake's love for plants, particularly succulents, and this was the place to see them in all their glory.  This wasn't the last stop for plants.  As you will see, there is a plant theme to our day.  For a kid who hated gardening, he has developed a passion for plants, and that passion has rubbed off on Maggie.  Their wedding colors were   inspired by the colors of succulents.  

Foodie stop next in Hampden, specifically for tots and tacos at the Golden West Cafe.  Jake and Maggie had been telling us about this restaurant, and how it was designed and decorated with an awash of antlers. The food and decor- just charming;)

Boutiques and book stores were our next assignment, and Hampden didn't disappoint on this hot early summer day. Browsing playfully, while posing for candids in some of their favorite shops, they had a great time.  It didn't take long before another foodie stop was needed. Our house was calling. Everybody has their favorite place to eat, and our house is Maggie and Jake's. Well, not our house, but R HOUSE. Specifically, a BMORE BRD chicken sandwich from BRD's was calling our names, especially Jake's.  With our bellies full, more plants and succulents were calling our name from B.Willow house.  This is where Jake get's his inspiration.  We understand why.  It's a beautiful space.

After a full day of charm,  we headed home, but Jake thought that some shots during sunset shouldn't be missed. He had a favorite spot of his that he goes for walks, and finds plants for his terrariums, like moss and such. We almost didn't go, but so glad we did.  Those were some of the most romantic photographs of the day. 

 

 Boutiques in Hampden

Boutiques in Hampden

 R House in Remington of  Baltimore, Md

R House in Remington of  Baltimore, Md

 How about a BMORE BRD, Hon?

How about a BMORE BRD, Hon?

 B. WILLOW in Remington

B. WILLOW in Remington

 Jake's dream job

Jake's dream job

 Rawling Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Baltimore, MD 

Rawling Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Baltimore, MD 

 Druid Hill Park in Baltimore, MD 

Druid Hill Park in Baltimore, MD 

 For some sunset photos, Jake took us to one of his favorite spots in Laurel, MD. 

For some sunset photos, Jake took us to one of his favorite spots in Laurel, MD. 

Jake & Maggie's Engagement Session

It came after weeks of nail biting anticipation...will they, won't they....what are they waiting for....why haven't they just done it already?  But they did finally ask us to take their engagement pictures.  So proud of both these kids as they make a place for their new family, and become a couple for a lifetime.  Not to mention he's our son, and she's our future daughter-in-law. We love you, Jake and Maggie. We see so many aspects of your relationship that we wish we had when we first got married. Heck even 5 years into marriage, we wish we had what we see in the two of you.  God has answered the prayers of your parents in the two of you finding one another.   

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Fall Sessions 2016

I don't know about you, but our school year has started off with a bang!  I was reluctant for Summer to end, but we are enjoying the rhythm that Fall brings with all of its activities, cooler weather, and shorter days.  We have been so busy trying to have a strong start to our homeschooling year that we have laid low with our photography.  However, as we all settle into our new routines, we have had some requests for bookings, and we, too, want to start photographing our lovely friends at this perfect time of year!

This year, we will have the following dates and times at the mentioned locations available for booking.  We need to have a bit more control of our schedule this year, and leave a bit of margin. I (Allison) am the queen of NO margin, whatsoever!!!!  Is there such thing as margin? Is that even possible?!!  Ha, well, I'll let you know! 

 We also wanted to make our sessions more affordable, so we have gone back to limiting the amount of digital downloads for each session. This allows us to lesson our editing time, and the session cost.  We hope it's a win-win for everyone!  We will have half-hour session, hour sessions and 2 hour sessions available.  

As a gift, each family that books with us this year will receive a free 11x14 print! And our repeat clients will receive a second 11x14 print!

 

Saturday, October 15th (Morning and Evening)

Morning Sessions at Kinder Farm in Millersville, MD

  • 8am
  • 8:30am
  • 9am (taken)
  • 9:30am
  • 10am
  • 10:30

Evening Sessions at Terrapin Nature Center in Stevensville

  • 3pm
  • 3:30pm
  • 4pm
  • 4:30pm

Saturday, November 12th

Morning Sessions at Chesapeake Bay Education Center in Grasonville

  • 9am- (taken)
  • 9:30am-(taken)
  • 10:00am- (taken)
  • 10:30am (taken)

Afternoon Sessions at Chesapeake Bay Education Center in Grasonville

  • 3pm (taken)
  • 3:30pm (taken)
  • 4pm (taken)

Saturday November 26th

Morning Sessions at Kinder Farm in Millersville, MD  

 

  • 8:00 am (taken)
  • 8:30am (taken)
  • 9am (taken)
  • 9:30am (taken)
  • 10am (taken)
  • 10:30am (taken)

How to Book a Session:

1. Check the comments to see if anyone has spoken for the date and time you want to take. 

2. Leave a comment with the date and times (if you want an hour or 2 hour session, please check if there is enough back to back sessions open- or just email or call us).

3. Please go to our contact page and send us a note with your information so we can email you a confirmation.  Don't forget to leave us an email:) 

4. Our email is allison@sonnyandallison.com and our phone number is 410-980-2801.

 

 

The Hoodleyhoose

I like nicknames.  I have nicknames for nicknames.  My name is a nickname.  

One of my proudest nicknames of all-time is for this guy.

Hoodleyhoose aka Cruz.

Let me walk you through it. 

Begin with a Cruz, because it rhymes with Who's from Hortan Hears a Who!

Then becoming Whoodley Cruz.  

Give it a little Crudaleyhoose, and wait for it, wait for it, wait for it....

 Pow!! It's Hoodleyhoose.  

There you have it.  Your very own custom nickname. 

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Happy Mother's Day, Sheila

 Let me introduce my friend, Sheila, and her three beautiful children to you.

 Lucas is the shy and sensitive one.

Reese is the silly and loud one.

Charlotte is the much awaited momma's girl, so adored by her brothers and daddy. 

And, Sheila.  

She  is the beautiful, loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend, who cares for everyone she meets.  She is tired most days, but always has a smile. She is one of the most hospitable people I know.  She is a fabulous cook. She has been my sister's best friend for 25 years.  She makes the ABSOLUTE best cheesecakes ever!!!!!  (I don't even like cheesecake, but will fight my sister over a second piece of Sheila's.)  She has a clean house every day.  She is one of the most generous people I have ever known. 

She adores her husband.  

 She is adored by her hard working husband, PB.  

Sheila grew up in Crofton with her grandfather, mother, and brother on the Duckett's farm, eating Sunday dinner with extended family.  She now lives in a townhouse right on the golfing greens developed from the farm she grew up on, and she can see the barn that her grandfather built from her kitchen sink window.  

Did I mention that our friends are moving?  And, if you couldn't tell already, they are going to leave a large gaping hole in their friend's lives here in Maryland.  

  Birthday parties, Christmas, mornings & afternoons sharing coffee or evenings sharing a meal.  My sister won't be able to have her impromptu family dinners at Sheila's.  

We will miss them. ALOT.

 

 Lifestyle family photo shoot. April 2015. Crofton, MD. 

Lifestyle family photo shoot. April 2015. Crofton, MD. 

 Maternity Photo Session. November 2013. Gambrills, MD. 

Maternity Photo Session. November 2013. Gambrills, MD. 

 Maternity Photo Session. November 2013

Maternity Photo Session. November 2013

 Lucas with his Nana. Family Session.  December 2014. Severn, MD.    

Lucas with his Nana. Family Session.  December 2014. Severn, MD. 

 

 Lifestyle Family Shoot at Home. April 2015. Crofton, MD. 

Lifestyle Family Shoot at Home. April 2015. Crofton, MD. 

  Lifestyle family photo shoot. April 2015. Crofton, MD.

Lifestyle family photo shoot. April 2015. Crofton, MD.

  Lifestyle family photo shoot. April 2015. Crofton, MD.

Lifestyle family photo shoot. April 2015. Crofton, MD.

  Lifestyle family photo shoot. April 2015. Crofton, MD.

Lifestyle family photo shoot. April 2015. Crofton, MD.

  Family Photo Session. December 2014. Severn, MD. 

 Family Photo Session. December 2014. Severn, MD. 

  Lifestyle Family Photo   Session. April 2015.  Crofton, MD.

Lifestyle Family Photo Session. April 2015.  Crofton, MD.

  Lifestyle Family Photo   Session. April 2015.  Crofton, MD.

Lifestyle Family Photo Session. April 2015.  Crofton, MD.

  Lifestyle Family Photo   Session. April 2015.  Crofton, MD.

Lifestyle Family Photo Session. April 2015.  Crofton, MD.

 Lifestyle Family Photo Session. April 2015.  Crofton, MD.

Lifestyle Family Photo Session. April 2015.  Crofton, MD.

  Lifestyle Family Photo   Session. April 2015.  Crofton, MD.

Lifestyle Family Photo Session. April 2015.  Crofton, MD.

 Family Photo Session.  December 2014. Severn, MD.  

Family Photo Session.  December 2014. Severn, MD.  

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