April 9, 2020
They say the first year of marriage can be the hardest. Though I’m not quite sure who ‘They’ is, I can contest that the first year of marriage is usually a big adjustment for most couples. But some couples have more obstacles than others. Like 800 miles worth of obstacles! Yep, you read that right, 8000 miles! Can you imagine being married and celebrating the greatest moment of your life and a month later, saying goodbye to that love for a whole year?? I can’t! But that is exactly the situation our next PHOTO’S FOR HEROES winners, Greg and Krystle Miller, found themselves in a little over a year ago. Their love story is just like a fairy-tale filled with fables of true bravery, a noble quest, perseverance and above all else, love!
April 4, 2020
In the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic it is easy to be scared, anxious, and lonely. We have all shut ourselves away from the world physically, cut off from our family and friends, longing for the day we get to reemerge into society. Our separation puts into focus what matters and what we hold most dear. I am longing for the day I get to hug my mom and dad again.
February 5, 2020
I knew this session was going to be special but nothing could have prepared me for what it became and the beautiful family I was going to meet! I remember how nervous I was standing on the field at Wild Berry Farm Market watching the He family arrive and step out of the car.
January 10, 2020
I have declared 2020 the year of giving back! I am so proud to announce my Photos For Heroes campaign! This campaign is designed to celebrate local heroes who are active military, veterans, first responders, or teachers in Maryland, DC, Virginia and Pennsylvania. At the beginning of each month, I will be randomly selecting one […]
December 16, 2019
Guys! I knew this day was going to be special when I sighted a bald eagle on my drive up to the venue! I couldn’t have been more excited to see Kiersten and David again! The day started off with hugs and introductions to Kiersten’s amazing bridal party. Honestly, these girls could not have been sweeter. Their love and excitement for Kiersten was unmistakable and genuine. But one of my favorite parts of the morning was getting to finally meet Alise, Kiersten and David’s daughter. This little girl was so spunky and excited for the day’s festivities. I also had the great pleasure of meeting Kiersten’s mother, what a beautiful kind soul she is. My favorite shot of the morning came when Mom, Alise and Kiersten filled my frame, as Kiersten was getting into her dress. This photo captures three generations and it’s one of my favorites of this wedding season.
November 14, 2019
Engagement Portraits | Gaver Farm Frederick, Maryland I met Colleen and Andrew for their engagement session in Mt. Airy MD, the day fall weather decided to drop bellow 70 degrees. But they were so excited for their session that the chilly air wasn’t going to keep them down. They even texted me an adorable selfie […]
November 5, 2019
Engagement Portraits | Patapsco State Park, Maryland We Decided on Forever “Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures. – Lewis Carroll Adventure and travel is the hearthstone of Morgan and Michael’s relationship. Morgan and Michaels adventure story begins with them connecting through OKCupid, an online dating service. After about a week […]
November 5, 2019
I am Julia Summers the owner and lead photographer of Julia Summers photography! I absolutely love being a wedding and portrait photographer. But this post is to tell you who I am when I’m not shooting weddings, editing, work with my brides, or coming up with ideas for creative shoots. I am a wife, a […]