Cape Henlopen Engagement Photos | Lewes Delaware Photographer | Shelley and Troy

When I met Troy and Shelley the first time, I immediately knew that they’re a really nice couple and would be great to work with. And I was really excited when they decided to have me as their wedding photographer! This engagement photo session was a chance for us to get to know each other. It was at Cape Henlopen State Park and downtown Lewes, Delaware, places I had never been before! I was really thrilled!

The session location: Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes, Delaware

Shelley and Troy picked Lewes, Delaware for their engagement photo session because of its small town charm. Along with having the boatyard, it was a location they couldn’t pass up. For the second location, they picked Cape Henlopen State Park because it was their favorite place to ‘escape’ and they could bring their dog, Remi. Not to mention the beautiful views that came along with the park.

Cape Henlopen Lewes Delaware engaged girl posing with her fiance for engagement photo by Leo Dj Photography.

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Quiet Waters Park Family Photos | Annapolis Maryland Photographer | Rosenthal

The first time I worked with Todd and Casey was during their engagement photo session in Annapolis, which then continued with their wedding at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club. A few years on, with a handsome new addition to their family, Gunner, I was truly excited when the couple asked me to photograph their family, which we then did at Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis, Maryland.

In her own words, this was what Casey revealed on the interesting facts about Gunner: “He was named after my grandfather (Gunther – his boat’s name was Gunner). He’s the easiest, happiest baby you will ever meet. He adores his dogs and think it’s hilarious when Kahlua yawns. Crushes mac n’ cheese like it’s his job and loves to dance with his Dad. I’m probably extremely bias, but he’s the smartest 1 year old I’ve ever seen. He loves to learn and loves the book Brown Bear more than any other toy right now. He’s a flirt – especially with old ladies and little girls. He’s a special one for sure!”

Quiet Waters Park Annapolis Maryland mom and son cuddling on the ground laughing photo by Leo Dj Photography.

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Chesapeake Bay Beach Club Wedding Photos | Kent Island Maryland Photographer | Kristen and Bill

After Kristen and Bill’s engagement photo session in Annapolis earlier this year, I couldn’t wait to photograph their wedding, for they’re a really nice couple and so great to work with. I was also thrilled that their wedding would be held at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club!

The Venue: Chesapeake Bay Beach Club

Kristen and Bill chose the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club mostly for the view. They reckoned that nothing defines Maryland quite like the Chesapeake Bay Bridge! In addition, for them, the entire venue is absolutely gorgeous inside and out.

Chesapeake Bay Beach Club Bride and Groom with umbrella kissing under the rain photo by Leo Dj Photography.

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Silver Swan Bayside Wedding Photos | Kent Island Maryland Photographer | Olivia and Patrick

Olivia and Patrick first met at Kentmorr Beach on a beautiful summer day a few years ago. It was her day off from work so she decided to spend it on the beach, and fortunately Patrick was jet skiing that day, and that’s how they met.

During Thanksgiving 2012 in South Carolina at her mother’s house, the couple were watching the sunset in the gazebo over the water, and that’s when he proposed.

The Venue: Silver Swan Bayside

Olivia and Patrick chose Silver Swan Bayside for the obvious reason that they met on the beach at Kentmorr which is right next to the venue, and that their boat is also in the nearby marina. They have a lot of amazing memories there.

Silver Swan Bayside Groom, Bride, and daughter by heart shaped sand drawing photo by Leo Dj Photography

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McDonogh High School Senior Photos | Eastern Shore Maryland Photographer | Kasey

Kasey is the youngest of 6 children and aunt to 14-month old Lucy, a high-spirited girl who loves spending time with her friends. And unlike the typical girls her age, surprisingly she loves classic rock artists such as Jackson Browne, The Eagles, and The Beatles.

Currently in her senior year at the McDonogh High School, she is a very active girl who loves hot yoga and soccer. In fact, Kasey has played soccer for almost 13 years and even plans to continue that in college. To support her plan, she spends most of her free time playing soccer.

Kasey is also extremely interested in politics and has a pretty good knowledge of today’s issues.  She will attend Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA next fall and is planning on majoring in Business or Political Science.

McDonogh High School Maryland senior beautiful girl looking down photo by Leo Dj Photography.

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Kent Island High School Senior Photos | Eastern Shore Maryland Photographer | Taylor

Taylor is a very outgoing young lady who loves spending time with her friends and being outdoors. She enjoys swimming, boating, jet skiing, horseback riding, and taking her jeep off road with her dad and brother. Taylor is also actively involved with the Kent Island High School Varsity dance team. She formally cheered for KIHS and did Competitive Cheer for many years. She plans to attend college to become a pediatric nurse because she loves working with children.

Kent Island High School Maryland senior in grass field smiling photo by Leo Dj Photography

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At Home Backyard Wedding Photos | Annapolis Maryland Photographer | Nancy and John

Nancy and John met at work in July of 2014, when both were working as diagnostic sonographers for the same company in Colorado and covering the same office that one day. After that meeting, their friendship developed over the year.

In July 2015, they vacationed in Crested Butte together, where their friendship evolved into something more.

Subsequently they planned a trip back East to Maryland and D.C. for May 2016 to visit family and to celebrate John’s birthday. Unfortunately, a month before their scheduled trip, Nancy stumbled down some steps and fractured both her left ankle and right foot.  However, with John’s urging and reassurance, they proceeded with their trip, despite the fact that Nancy had bilateral leg casts and could only get around by wheelchair. They stayed with Nancy’s parents at their idyllic Magothy riverfront home.

On John’s birthday, the couple rolled (via wheelchair) around nearby historic Annapolis and ended at the Chart House on the Severn, where they met up with Nancy’s family to dine and celebrate John’s big day. Between dinner and dessert, he popped the question and presented her with a beautiful engagement ring! Nancy said yes! They celebrated their engagement with Nancy’s family over dessert. It was a warm and loving time.

The Venue: Home Backyard

The next morning, the newly engaged couple awoke to the sounds of the leaves rustling in the trees, the gentle waves of the Magothy lapping the shore, and the harmonious chirps of the birds, crickets, and cicadas in the trees of the neighboring parkland. It was lovely. So lovely, in fact, that they decided it would be the perfect setting for their small intimate wedding. Nancy’s parents agreed, and so, their dream became reality just a short four months later.

At home backyard wedding Bride and Groom cuddling on boat photo by Leo Dj Photography

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Chesapeake Bay Beach Club Wedding Photos | Kent Island Maryland Photographer | Caitlin and Steve

Steve and Caitlin met in medical school. He asked her out on several dates for sometime after that, but she didn’t take him seriously until he surprised her with a Valentine’s Day note.

Fast forward to 2.5 months later, they were supposed to be going to the beach to help his sister and partner picked out their rehearsal dinner venue. Before dinner, Caitlin and Steve were going to look at the sandcastle contest, but the next thing she knew they were alone at the beach, which was where he proposed. The best part was that Steve had gotten Caitlin’s family there as well so that they could all celebrate together.

The Venue: Chesapeake Bay Beach Club

Choosing the venue was a pretty easy decision for the couple. Steve and Caitlin immediately fell in love with the beautiful Chesapeake Bay Beach Club. From the moment they walked into the venue, they felt comfortable and cared for by their coordinator and the entire staff. Caitlin and Steve knew they would run the night seamlessly and went beyond their expectations. That doesn’t even mention how amazing the food was! It was a perfect weekend and they had amazing experiences with each vendors from beginning to the end.

Chesapeake Bay Beach Club Bride with Maid of Honor and Bridesmaids posing and laughing together photo by Leo Dj Photography

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Residence Engagement Photos | Baltimore Maryland Photographer | Barbara and Blake

Blake and Barbara had the quintessential post millennium meet cute since they found each other on a dating site. Their first date was on a Friday, followed by the second one on that Saturday, and by Sunday night they were three dates in and never looked back. They bonded over Star Trek, books and a shared belief that Blake was the funniest person in the world. Less than two years later Blake slipped a ring on Barbara’s finger. Despite this, on September 3rd, 2016 Blake and Barbara will be married at the Maryland Science Center, Baltimore.

Interestingly Barbara and Blake decided that instead of doing their engagement photo session elsewhere, they should do it at home. Their reason was simple but just right. One of their favorite things was spending time at home together, and they liked the idea of recording that, so that someday they’ll be able to look at these pictures and remember their first home together.

Home Residence Baltimore Maryland reflection of engaged couple almost kissing in bulbs photo by Leo Dj Photography.

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Kent Manor Inn Wedding Photos | Kent Island Maryland Photographer | Kathleen and Eric

Ever since their early morning engagement photo session in downtown Annapolis, I really looked forward to working again with Kathleen, Eric, and their dog Clara for their wedding at Kent Manor Inn. They were a really nice and friendly bunch! Too bad Clara wouldn’t be joining the couple for their big day though. 🙂

The Venue: Kent Manor Inn

The couple were set on Kent Manor Inn because of its historic charm and scenic location on the water.  They also felt that the Thompson Dining Room provided the perfect setting for their intimate wedding.

Kent Manor Inn wedding groom embracing bride by the water on the boat pier dock photo by Leo Dj Photography

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