The Rose Garden

That day I went for walk through a rose garden. Found a few other flowers along the way. I took these with my cell phone back in June (forgot to post). Completely forgot my SD card for my camera and just decided to make it work. Take a look at what I captured! Enjoy!

Life in the Keys

***LONG POST ALERT*** One Year Anniversary Vacation We chose to travel to the Florida keys  to celebrate our year. We ended up choosing the keys to avoid Zika since we are trying to get pregnant. We initially had all kinds of plans to go to Cabo, Antigua, etc. but heard lots about the Keys so …

A Lifetime To Go

One Year Anniversary Dinner We began celebrating with dinner the night of Saturday, June 30th which is our actual anniversary. During the day, we had so much running around and packing to do, so the dinner was perfect timing for us. On Friday, I took off to run a few errands to include picking up …

Kalipoo

Meet My Kalipoo I don’t think I ever introduced you to the little fur ball in my life. Her name is Kali and she is a Maine coon mix with green eyes and a gorgeous coat. I got this little one in 2009 when I was living in an apartment that only allowed cats if …

DC at Night

Date Night Our date nights are on Fridays and on this night we choose DC. I’ve been wanting to get some shots of the fountains and memorials at night for a while now, but our plans kept getting interrupted. I was excited we finally got the opportunity. Enjoy! American Red Cross Corcoran School of the …

Happy July 7th

Happy 4th of July Independence Day and Thanksgiving are my second favorite holidays….as you now Christmas is my first. I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July. We sure did! We saw fireworks during our vacation. I’ve never been anywhere else for the 4th so it was kind of nice to do something …

Lost Files of 2017

Our Second Engagement Shoot We celebrated our one year anniversary with a week long vacation over the week of the 4th of July holiday. So needless to say, I have lots of pics to go through. In the meantime, did I ever tell you we did a bonus engagement shoot…with my favorite photographer? He did …

Our Gift to Each Other

With our one year anniversary quickly approaching, I realize I never shared the gifts we exchanged on our special day…June 30, 2017. Brandon’s Gift to me This is why it’s important to wait for whoever God has for you. Brandon presented me with this beautiful box he created as his gift to me on our …

Little Brothers

Twin Brothers What an adventure! I have all the respect in the world for this mom…I was worn out by the time this shoot was over, but they were so much fun!  They taught me the definition of photography on the go! I look forward to photographing these little ones and continuing to watch them …

We Appreciate You

Father’s Day Festivities We haven’t quite figured out how to do Father’s Day or Mother’s Day for that matter together because their schedules kind of clash. I will say their days ended with smiles so we were pleased. To my dad, God could not have blessed us with a better protector, covering, leader, spiritual guide, and …

Exploding Card Boxes

Father’s Day Cards We wanted to do something a little different with our Father’s day cards this year. I found this incredible  seller on Etsy who makes these pop up cards for special occasions. She calls them exploding boxes. Her turn around time is amazing and she is so easy to work with. Check out …

The Mediteranean

Greece & Italy So my parents decided to go on a cruise of the Mediterranean. Not only did they not take us, but they went with my Aunt and Uncle! Once my sister, Brandon and myself came to grips with the fact we had been left behind to check on the house, water the grass, …

Happy Birthday Mama June

Dinner Cruise On this we celebrated Mama June’s birthday. She wanted to do a dinner cruise on the Spirit of Baltimore. It rained the entire boat ride and all the way back to the car. We got stuck with a rainy overcast day, but we made the best of it….Enjoy!

Fireworks

District Wharf Welcome to The Wharf in Washington DC. They’ve built this place up quite a bit. They have so much more to offer here than I remember. I love a good fireworks show so I make it a point to catch as many as I can. Enjoy!

Fluorite Crystals

Gorgeous light carrier… It didn’t take long for me to realize this was my favorite crystal out my collection. While I don’t choose to participate in the practices associated with crystals, I do believe in the properties they offer. God placed them here for a reason. I enjoy walking with them from room to room to …

Just a Purple Kind of Day

Nature Walk I walk with my friend Lisa a few times a week and on this day we decided it was time for a change of scenery. We drove to one of my happy places…Brookside Gardens. I recently saw this stunning Lilac vine on my way home from my parents house and was on a …

Little Lady

Newborn Shoot What a great experience! She was so tiny….only two weeks old. Typically easier to shoot at this age, but this little one had other things in store for us that day. The swaddle ended up doing the trick. This was my friend James McCrae shoot. He asked if I wanted to try my hand at …

The Maryland Side

Our Happy Place If you’re not familiar with these pictures by now, this is one of our favorite places to go…Great Falls. Mother Nature gave us a spectacular day and we choose to make the best of it by going somewhere familiar we knew we would enjoy. I think we’ve gone here every year since …

Zion Home Experience

Church at Home We attend Zion Church in Landover, Maryland and have continued to do so for over 10 years. It’s helped give me direction while shaping my life in many ways. We’re considered a mega church as we have over four thousand attendees and four different services. One of the most awesome aspects of Zion …

Brittany Turns 30

Dinner Party at Chris & Jackie’s My little sister turned 30 on March 25th. To think I was just five years old when she was born. I remember telling my parents “everyone else at school has a brother or a sister and I have nobody. So, they finally got it together (lol) and created this …

Easter Day

Happy Easter Happy Easter from our family to yours! I hope it was as fulfilling as mine. My grandparents (moms parents) were the glue of the family…so ever since they passed, we haven’t seen much of them. Mom decided it was time to change that and invited them to dinner. She came up with the …

My Little Easter Babies

Easter for the God Babies I wanted to do something different for my God babies for Easter instead of the typical baskets. So I ordered these gorgeous 8 inch customized Easter eggs from Etsy.  The name of the shop I order them from is Vinyl Designs by Darcy. Everything else is from Walmart. The eggs are …

Earth Crystals

My Crystal Collection I’ve been fascinate by crystals since I was a little girl when my parents bought me my very own collection and rock tumbler. I’ve continued to collect here an there, but recently fell back in love with them. Can you imagine playing outside  as a child, finding one of these gorgeous minerals? …

The Year we tried Us again…

I decided to spare you the many posts of my memories of our dating relationship, so I put a few of our favorites into one post. Compiling all these moments made me realize how much fun our journey has been and how much we have grown. What brings me the most joy as I reflect …

37 Years of Marriage

If this is what 37 years of marriage looks like, I can’t wait to get there. These two are still having fun, still in love, still best friends, still silly, still growing, still love God and their story is still going. God knew exactly what I needed when he made these two my parents. I …

Patapsco Valley State Park

With our one year anniversary quickly approaching, I’ve been thinking back on the adventures, moments, etc. we’ve spent together. Check out one of our favorites below. Stay tuned for more to come as we near our one year anniversary. Time sure does fly when you are having fun!  Avalon/Glen Artney/Orange Grove Area We woke up …

Brooklyn New York

Welcome to Brooklyn New York! Brandon is a boxing fan so we got tickets to the Lamont Peterson vs. Errol Spence Jr. fight and decided to stay in this part of town to ensure we were close to the venue where it was being held. The event was at the Barclay Center which was about …

My Elephants

Did you know I collect elephants? Here’s a few of my favorites. I hope you like my little heard…or Jumanji as Brandon calls it. Enjoy!

Fancy Bottle Design

This was my first time using large bottles to create a set. It was a special request and I was quite pleased with the outcome. It was also my first time doing a mosaic piece. I didn’t get to photograph the set the way I wanted too, but the pictures I took do it no …

Christmas with the Family

Our First Christmas as Mr. & Mrs. This was one of the most memorable holidays I’ve had.  We woke up and opened gifts in our Christmas pajamas. Then to my parents house for breakfast. Brandon and I cooked this year to included, scrambled eggs, chicken apple sausage, , buttermilk biscuits, baked apples mimosas, and grits (more …

The Mormon Temple

Festival of Lights What a stunning place! As a child I would see this building from the road and I must admit it spooked me a bit. It’s quite intimidating. Once I entered the grounds of this gorgeous temple, my entire perspective changed. The visitors center is what’s open to the public. If my memory …

Williamsburg for Christmas

Happy Holidays Though this wasn’t a recent trip, it’s one of our most memorable experiences so I had to share. Take a look at what we did each day during our time here. Enjoy! Williamsburg, Virginia…..HERE WE COME! We got up, went to work around 6 and left at 10am to hit the road. We …

Fall in my Neighborhood

Well…the vibrant colors of fall in my neighborhood are coming to an end. They never seem to last long enough. I’m reminded it’s the start of my favorite time of year…so I’m thankful to have seen another fall season and excited for what it has to bring in  years to come. Enjoy!  

Fall Family Photo Session

I had such a good time shooting my friends beautiful family. It’s always a good thing to have reoccurring clients who continue to believe in your work. If you follow my blog, you know I did a photo session with the little beauty of their family just last year. Look how she has grown!  She …

Homecoming Glow

I was invited to photograph my cousins homecoming again in October. This year, her mom had a challenge for me. She wanted me to experiment with using overlays to somewhat mimic her daughters favorite photographer. I was up for the challenge and recently thought about using a few overlays with my photography so this was …

35th Birthday Weekend

Friday, October 20th (my actual birthday date) The hubby took me to the Capital Grill in Baltimore for my birthday dinner.  We were immediately spoiled from the moment we stepped out of the car to when our served took our picture and bought it to us framed by the end of our night.  The valet …

The Renaissance Festival

Welcome to The Renaissance Festival in Crownsville, MD. I didn’t realize how much I missed this place. I had been a few times years ago, but it’s been a while. This time made me realize I was too young before to appreciate all it had to offer. We went on a Saturday morning. Tickets online …

October Colors

Fall Garden My parents showed off this year with their elaborate garden. Every time I went to visit the plants were taller and even more vibrant. I believe the plants are 3 feet now. The pictures below do it no justice. Sometimes I sit in my car or on the front porch to admire the …

The Outer Banks Experience

Duck, North Carolina Family Vacation Welcome to our annual family vacation. We have vacationed in the Outer Banks for 7 years now and it never gets old. We typically stay in the newer parts of the island in Duck, and Corolla North Carolina though our very first visit was to  Kitty Hawk. All wonderful places to …

I Asked God for you…

The last time I was hurt in a relationship, I remember telling God I didn’t care to start all over again and go through all the awkward phases and all the firsts. The thought of having to meet a new set of family members and friends was something I was no longer interested in doing. …

The Macon Moon – Part I

I’m finally back! They don’t tell you how long it takes to recover from having such a spectacular vacation. Going back to work literally hurt for an entire week. Anyways, enough of my wining and onto the good stuff. I had to split our trip into three blogs due to the amount of information and …

The Macon Moon – Part III

Tuesday, July 11th – Breakfast on the Pavilion before our 6 hour tour. Yeah I had the steak and eggs again. It was just that good! Joe Know’s Tour – If you want to have a good time then this is one of the best things you can do during your time hear. We kept hearing …

The Macon Moon – Part II

Sunday, July 9th – Morning beach time before we start our day. Brandon decided we weren’t going back home and that we were going to open an almond factory right there in St. Lucia. So he took started trying to crack some open as Ernest showed us ( he made it look so easy). After …

Ceremony Decor

As I continue to work on our Wedding Day/Honeymoon blogs, I decided to share some of the wedding decor I designed. Our theme was peacock so of course I had a lot of fun with this one. I designed these to be placed at the back of the aisles as people entered the wedding ceremony. …

Loading…The Macon Experience

Sorry for the long time away. Wedding planning took over my life for last 6 months. We got married on Friday, June 30th. Whenever I found the time to blog, I found myself waking up the next morning. Lol! Anyways, here is a sneak peak of our special day. There will be a new blog …

Thirty Days Left…

Happy Engagement Celebration On Saturday, May 28th we were invited to a dinner in our honor by Aunt Mel to celebrate us. Both of our families were invited to dine with us at Ted’s Montana Grill in Crystal City. We were so touched by her generosity and all the preparation she went through to put …

New Edition

My First Maternity Photo Session I had the pleasure of doing my first maternity photo session for some good friends of ours. It took place in Savage, MD where you can also find the Savage Mills shopping center. It rained for days prior to so the trail that led to the water was blocked off. …

A Day Off

We decided to take a break from all the wedding planning for our big day which is coming up next month might I add. After this weekend literally don’t have another free one until mid July. It was nice to have a few days where nothing was pressing so we took full advantage of it. …

Jovani’s 1st Birthday Cookout

Happy Birthday Jovani!!! It was such a joy taking part in your birthday festivities. I could have photographed you all day. The weather was gorgeous, the food was delicious and we were surrounded by good people. I hope to continue with you through life to capture more precious moments. May God bless you with many …

Kilgore Falls

This day started out at Rock State Park in Jarrettsville, MD…about an hour and twenty minutes from the house. When we arrived, we began our walk through one of the trails. We were looking for the water falls our google search revealed. We realized not even 2 minutes in that we were far from where we …

Baltimore Lights…

Mid-week Date Night We normally have our date nights on Fridays but switch it up every now and then. This was my first time hearing about the “Light City Baltimore” event. From the pictures we found online it appeared to be a photographers dream. The weather was nice when we left but by the time …

Mr. & Mrs. Macon….Almost

Engagement Photo Shoot We wanted to make sure we picked a location that spoke to us as a couple. The National Arboretum is full of adventure and nature which is practically our middle names. Plenty of greenery, gardens, wooded areas, water, fields, the columns are a site to see, bonsai exhibit, and the list goes …

Scott’s Scove

On this day, I was looking for nature to photograph, but I wanted something near by. I was told by a good friend about a place just up the road called Scott’s Cove. She said there was plenty of water and that it was a large, quiet, open space. That was all I needed to …

First Spring Weekend

Gravelly Point Park The weather was in the 70’s, Spring had finally sprung and I was itching to get outside. It was a dreary windy day. The sun decided not to join us and it was threatening to rain later on in the day. We didn’t let that stop us from enjoying ourselves. Brandon had …

Bri & Joe’s Engagement

This past weekend I had the pleasure of doing my cousins engagement shoot. We drove to Pennsylvania on Friday and stayed the night at my Aunt and Uncle’s house. Saturday morning we got up early, had breakfast and headed to the photo shoot site. We arrived at the Steel Stacks  factory in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania also …

Get Lost on Purpose

Lost Fall Files I stumbled upon these photos while browsing through some pics on my computer. No clue how I missed these. The first time we came across this hidden treasure we were driving around…you know, getting lost on purpose like we often do and ended up here at Triadelphia Reservoir which derives from the …

Little Beauty

Happy 6 Months What a little beauty! A good friend of mine decided if I ever fell on hard times or wanted to stay home when I had kids and still work that I would always have my God given talent to fall back on. What’s better than being able to work from the comfort …

The Drum Circle

One of my favorite memories in time. The day started off with a surprise picnic. Brandon showed up to my door with a picnic basket and a blanket. The weather was just as perfect as our day! Sounds of the Park I haven’t been to this event since I was in high school. The requirement …

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Renwick Gallery Welcome to the “Smithsonian American Art Museum“.  Man this place was cool! Lots to see and do! We spent about 3 hours or so here and didn’t cover all the art galleries. Every time we thought we had reached the end, we would turn the corner and realized there was that much more …

Meridian Hill Park

Pardon the clarity of the pictures in this blog. They were taken with my old camera. I was proud of them at the time they were taken, but just like anything else, as you progress you look back and feel otherwise…Lol! Welcome to Median Hill Park! This place has a lot of character. I visited …

Fruit Tart Love

If there is nothing else you should know about me, you must understand that I’m a foodie!!! Good food soothes my soul. One of my absolute favorite desserts is a fruit tart. A nice thick crust with filling topped with fruit. So far the ones I’ve tried from Wegman’s are my favorite. They use a thicker …

Cool Breezes of Miami

Another late post! The holiday season was really really full for me this year so I didn’t get a lot of time to blog. We took a trip to Miami where a lot of Brandon’s family lives so this was a great opportunity to meet them. The main event was his Uncle Pop’s 81st birthday …

Snow Days

While I don’t ever look forward to the cold, I enjoy the memories it allows us to create. These pictures are from last winter. ALL IT DID WAS SNOW!!!  After looking out the window of my guest bedroom, we realized it was going to be a long day. So, I put on a pot of …

Happy 2017

Forgive me for the late New Years post. We had a great time welcoming 2017! We attended the 7pm service at our church on New Years Eve where Tye Tribett performed. What better artist to bring in the New Year? His energy spoke for itself and his words were so real and practical. After church …

I SAID YES!!!!!!

Hey there everyone! It’s been quite some time since you have heard from me, but I was too busy getting engaged. This blog post might sound a bit all over the place because I am still on all kinds of clouds so bare with me. Grammatical errors and all! On Christmas Eve I received this …

Christmas in a Lantern

Over the weekend I decided to do a little holiday crafting. My friend Errica sent me a pin from Pinterest not too long ago containing a picture of this fabulous holiday lantern. Ever since I saw it I knew I had to put my own touch on one. The one in the picture was a …

Bundle Up!

Don’t you just love winter crafts!!! I’ve been crocheting since I was ten when my mother taught me. My first piece was a pattern for a baby bib. If I can figure out what we did with it I will post a picture of it.  Here are a few infinity scarves I created modeled by …

New York City

We went to New York on Black Friday but not to shop. We went to celebrate a friends birthday and to tour the great city of New York! We stayed at a luxury hotel in Manhattan called the Lexington . We were treated like royalty from the moment we pulled up. Stanley came to our window and …

I’m Thankful for my Grands

With the season of Thanksgiving being here, I wanted to make sure I shared how thankful I am for the blessing of generations of grandparents I had the honor to meet. I’m 34 years old and have physically met my Great Great Grandmother, both Great Grandmothers, one Great Grandfather, both Grandmothers, and both Grandfathers. Most of my friends …

National Harbor Tree Lighting

National Harbor Those of you who know me, know that Christmas is my favorite holiday along with the 4th of July following closely behind. To combine the two is just magical! It’s not about the gifts for me, but about the season and the smells, the movies, the music, the people, the lights, etc. It …

Outside My Window

What more can  you ask for than to wake up with the sun penetrating through the leaves every morning to reveal the potent colors of fall. Right in my own back yard! Always puts a smile on my face!    

Bottle Designs

I made this bottle set for my sisters new place. I designed each individual bottle along with some of the bottle stoppers. Just another little something I like to do with my free time. I hope you like them!    

Welcome to The Broadmoor

Colorado Springs I haven’t been everywhere in the world by far, but if I could pick one place to return to it would be The Broadmoor! This was my first 5 star resort. Fresh off the plane the dry air hits you. It was very refreshing compared to Maryland’s hot and hazy humidity. As you walk …

Timing is Everything

OUR STORY Boy meets girl The chemistry is so loud it’s seen by others…but stunted by bad timing. They date for a few months, feelings grow and of course she wants to know where things are going. He realizes…he isn’t ready for what she wants. He didn’t feel like his life fit hers at the …

Lotus and Lily

Aquatic Gardens I stumbled upon this hidden wonder on a weekend looking for something to photograph. I would say the best time to visit is spring if you really want to see all they have to offer in full bloom. According to their website, fall looks nice too! It’s one of the smaller parks I’ve …

City of Seven Hills

Lynchburg, Virginia What a great place to visit! Though I didn’t get to stay  as long as desired, I was able to enjoy the spectacular landscapes, and the nice people. I can’t wait for my next visit to be able to indulge in the history and the culture of this city. Enjoy!       Save

Autumn Falls

Great Falls I’m sad to say I’ve lived in the state of Maryland my entire life and never took the opportunity to visit either side of Great Falls until the past few years. I honestly still can’t figure out which side is my favorite. I like them both for their own uniqueness. I have not had the …

Patuxent Research Refuge

I entered this beautiful place of peace and serenity from the Laurel, MD side where you will find  the North Tract trails. You can learn more about this 12,800 acres of land by going to the links I’ve posted. President Franklin D. Roosevelt established Patuxent Research Refuge as the nation’s first wildlife research station through …

Beauty in the 9th Grade

I had the pleasure of photographing my cousin as she prepared for her 9th grade homecoming. Honestly, it made me feel really old, but while taking the pictures I learned so much about her and youth today. I managed to capture some shots I was proud of! I love black and whites as you can …

Me and My Jewels

A little something I enjoy doing in my spare time. My God Mother taught my mother and I this skill. What better mommy daughter time to spend than to make jewels together. Don’t worry, those contraptions at the end of some of the pieces are to hold the beads on until I finish up…just in …

Our Beautiful State Capital…Annapolis, MD

The Sailing Capital of the United States We got a later start than normal, but the weather was perfect which means I refuse to be cooped up inside. I prefer to be out and about enjoying the day. We decided on Annapolis since it’s been a while that we ventured out that way. Links below….Enjoy! Pussers Caribbean …

Happy Fall to you!

My neck of the woods… I thought if I posted some of my fall pictures from previous years, it would help fall to remember what it’s suppose to look like. Last year was a wash, the leaves turned brown and fell to the ground. It’s looking pretty similar here in Maryland so far this year, …

Family Vacation in Corolla, North Carolina (OBX)

Welcome to our family vacation in Corolla, North Carolina. This was a 5 hour trip for us. Tropical storm Hermine just finished showing her evil face prior to our arrival, so you can imagine the mess she left. We arrived to  our beach house to find the pool covered with leaves, branches and two chairs that sank …

Harpers Ferry West Virginia

For Brandon’s birthday we went to Harpers Ferry in West Virginia. It was only about an hour and 30 minutes away for us and was an enjoyable time! The Bavarian Inn We decided to maximize our day by getting there early and starting the birthday festivities. First we grabbed something to eat at this spot on …

Western Maryland Vacation

Rocky Gap Casino & Spa I heard about this place over the years and decided to visit this summer. My favorite thing about this resort is that it’s on a state park… Rocky Gap State Park. It’s located in Flintstone, MD and looks exactly like the pictures on the website. I can’t say the same for the rooms …

Golden Fields of Flowers

Butlers Orchard This is a great place to visit with the entire family. I haven’t been here since I worked in daycare which was some time ago. When you arrive, the first thing you see is the farmers market. Next as you drive up to pay the admission fee of $3 per person, you see the …

Jewel Box

I decided to start working on this project again as I never completed it. I think this was a rainy day project, so it’s been up on the shelf ever since. I like purchasing wooden boxes from craft stores, they can be used for so many things and they allow for a world of creativity. They also make …

Animal Runway

A Day at the Zoo I try to make it a point to go to the zoo at least once every year. This summer I went to the National Zoo located Washington, DC here.  Animals are fascinating to me! One of my absolute favorite places to start is the Asia Trail. It holds a lot of the must see animals in my …

Colors of the Sun

The warmth of the rays as the sun begins to rise and takes it’s place in the sky is something everyone should have the opportunity to experience. The very first thing I do in the morning is open my blinds to let the light in. As the light touches my skin as it shines through my window, I am rejuvenated …

Devin L. Macon

Thanks for stopping by! Here is where I invite you to do life with me. Spend good times with me and my family, come along on one of my many travels or adventures, check out my latest crafts, or take a look at what I capture through my lens. Learn how much of a nature brat …

Peacock Beauty

My favorite bird in all it’s beauty! Such a fabulous, bold creature! It deserves it’s own spot light! That is all… The National Zoo (Washington, DC)

Sure you can borrow my face…

My Brittany! I’m older, but thankfully it appears hard to tell by others. I’m always up for compliments. Being the older sister I’ve had the pleasure of watching her grow and mature into the fabulous woman she has become today. She was my tag along when we were young, my mini me during my school …