Two Cute Pups | Maryland Pet Photographer

I photograph a lot of people…adults, children, families, weddings, newborns…and pets.  They are all a lot of fun, but not all of them can pay attention or remember to look at the camera (particularly the toddlers and the pets, haha!)

When Jamie brought her dogs, Belle and Bentley, to the shoot, I was so excited because I love animals. These dogs were the best listeners.  They looked RIGHT at the camera every time. They weren’t nervous, or fidgety.  They were just adorable and their eyes are fantastic! This was seriously one of the easiest sessions I’ve had…with or without pets!

“We have two dogs: a wild-boar, dapple dachshund, named Bentley, and a Chiweenie(Chihuahua/Dachshund) named Belle. They definitely got Bentley’s breed right when they said wild boar because he is definitely our wild child. Belle, on the other hand, is our mellow fur baby so we’ve got a good mix of personality for sure! Stephen gave me Bentley for our second wedding anniversary…best present ever!!! We rescued Belle while visiting with my uncle for Thanksgiving in Fall 2016. We heard about a little puppy that had been abandoned in a trailer and of course I had to investigate. About an hour later, I was driving away with my sweet little Belle. Stephen keeps telling me we better own a farm one day because he knows I’m going to keep coming home with stray pets. A farm full of dogs sounds like absolute heaven to me! Dogs are just the best! “If the kindest of souls were rewarded the longest of lives, dogs would outlive us all.” I absolutely love this quote. Dogs are the most selfless, loving creatures on the planet. Life would be so boring and sad without dogs. We just recently moved to Florida from Maryland where Stephen was stationed in the Army. Stephen traveled a lot while in Maryland, so Bentley and Belle were great companions for me in that time. Bentley and Belle are loving the Florida sunshine and so are we! Stephen and I have been happily married for a little over 3 years now. We have known each other since grade school, so we enjoyed a long friendship before we finally decided to tie the knot. We are both from a tiny town in south Alabama, so we are so blessed to live closer to family where we are now. Life is good!”

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Ocean City Portraits | Ocean City Photographer | Nina K Photography

Right now in Maryland it is March…and it is snowing. I mean I am looking out my window at about 7 inches of freezing. cold. snow.

SO since I am sitting here dreaming of the beach days, I decided I would blog one of my favorite sessions from the beach this past summer.

I knew Katie way back in elementary school. I haven’t seen her since then, but thanks to Facebook we reconnected and she asked me to take her family’s photos. It is really cool to see someone after so long and see the great life they have created, kids, husband, and all.
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Nags Head Wedding | North Carolina Wedding Photography | Nina K Photography

 

You know those couples that when you get their wedding invitation in the mail, you just know it’s going to be a blast? Well that is Anne & Jeremy.

They are long time friends of mine, and when they asked me to photograph their wedding in Nags Head, NC, I was so excited. I had never been there but I have heard so many people rave about how beautiful and relaxing it is…and they are right!

The coast is lined in huge houses that big groups of people and families rent. There aren’t tons of restaurants and things to do, because you are just supposed to relax and enjoy your time. It’s awesome.

Anne & Jeremy have great families who know how to have fun, so the weekend was a party to say the least!

It was taking place in October, so there was a chance it would still be a little chilly….but nope…it was about 80 degrees on the day of the wedding. Sunny and perfect…so perfect that there were many people laying out in the sun right behind the wedding ceremony that was happening in the sand! I had to ask some of them to relocate…haha!

Anne had a beautiful house on the water where she got ready. Her family all there to help, along with her closest girlfriends. Her dress hung in a window with a perfect view and all of the beachy details surrounded.

Jeremy was a few doors down getting ready in a house with his family and his soon to be step-son Owen. Owen was so proud to be at his mom’s wedding…and if you need proof, just check out the picture of his “first look” of his mom in her dress. My heart melts.

They took off to the ceremony in an old, fancy car that was too cool for school.

The reception was at a beautiful venue on the water, Jeanette’s Pier. The pier had a special meaning to Anne & Jeremy so we made sure to end the night with a kiss under the sign.

It was such a fun night and everyone was so happy. Pictures speak louder than words…check them out! Oh, and if you want to get married in NC…let me know!!!!

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Wide Awake | Bowie Newborn Photographer | Nina K Photography

So many times the goal when photographing newborns is to get them sound asleep, because that makes for those cute, curled up shots, and that is always adorable…BUT it is also adorable when a newborn baby is wide awake! Their eyes are so bright and curious, even if they can’t see much yet.  They really seem like they are seeing the world for the first time and trying to figure out just what they are doing here!

This baby girl was just that. She was beautiful and so curious and content…and look at her skin! Flawless! Her parents were just over the moon for her…and her dad is pretty much wrapped around her finger for life!

Their house was beautiful, which is always a plus for photos, and her room perfectly girly.

And in the end, she even went to sleep for a few more shots 🙂newborn with bright eyesmaryland newborn photographernewborn white blanket basketblack and white family photonewborn on dads chestmaryland newbornnewborn lipsnewborn in lace photographybaby sleeping

 

 

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Fenway Park Wedding | Boston Wedding Photographer | Nina K Photography

 

I love Boston. I have always wanted to shoot a wedding in Boston. So when my cousin Annette and her fiancé, Sean, asked me to photograph their wedding at Fenway Park, I was SO excited.

Boston has such a cool vibe. The people…like seriously I never met a person that wasn’t super friendly and helpful. And, there are so many different little towns and areas to discover.

Annette was glowing all day. She is huge Disney fan and really looked like a Disney princess with her big smile and beautiful dress.

They are huge hockey fans, too, so it made sense that Annette got ready in the Boston U Hockey themed room at the gorgeous Hotel Commonwealth.

Their ceremony was at the gorgeous St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.  Not a detail was missed.

Their reception was even hockey-themed! It began with an awesome cocktail hour overlooking Fenway Park, with music by Kavoossi Music, and donut bar (amazing).  It was such a great time.  The whole day was beautiful, classy, and fun.

 

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Venue: Hotel Commonwealth

Ceremony: St. Joseph’s Boston

Cocktail music: Kavoossi Music

Band: First Class

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