2018 Couples

January 15, 2019

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Wow.  I feel like that’s a pretty great and encompassing word for 2018’s engagement season!

As I was pulling the images from so many amazing engagement & couples sessions last year, I couldn’t help but think about how grateful I am! Sessions dedicated to just the two of you — well, they are always such a special time to get to know a couple.  From the way they interact with one another, to the tiny glances they share, I love it all!  I also love getting to ask my couples fun questions about how they met, their favorite ways to spend time together, and more!

Every year, I’m just in awe of the incredible couples I get to meet!  I know, I know, I’m turning into cheeseball city over here, but it’s true!  One of the greatest blessings of this job is the people and that makes small business ownership (and all its quirks) totally worth it!

Looking back, this year was extra special, because of all of the places I got to go for sessions! From New Orleans, to DC, to California, to Boston, each spot was SO much fun.  And yes, I am lumping in anniversary photos into this post, too! I just couldn’t help it — married couples that have the same glow as soon-to-be newlyweds deserve their spotlight too ;)

So walk with me for a stroll down memory lane.  2018 was great and I am excited to share some of my favorites with you!

Danny & Celina

Sykesville, Maryland

Cozy, Winter Maryland Engagement Session by Fine Art Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann
Cozy, Winter Maryland Engagement Session by Fine Art Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann

 

Nate & Emma

Westminster, Maryland

Stephen & Chelsey

New Orleans, Louisiana

City Park New Orleans Wedding, Anniversary pictures by East Coast Destination Fine Art Photographer Lauren R Swann

City Park New Orleans Wedding, Anniversary pictures by East Coast Destination Fine Art Photographer Lauren R Swann
City Park New Orleans Wedding, Anniversary pictures by East Coast Destination Fine Art Photographer Lauren R Swann

Josh & Rachel

Owings Mills, Maryland

A Wintery Maryland Engagement Session by Fine Art Annapolis Wedding Photographer Lauren R SwannA Wintery Maryland Engagement Session by Fine Art Annapolis Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann

Sher & Neha

Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore Maryland Engagement Party at the George Peabody Library by Fine Art Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann

Baltimore Maryland Engagement Party at the George Peabody Library by Fine Art Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann

Baltimore Maryland Engagement Party at the George Peabody Library by Fine Art Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann

 

James & Jess

Santa Barbara, California

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Santa Barbara, California | Best Things to Do Right Outside of Los Angeles

Santa Barbara, California | Best Things to Do Right Outside of Los Angeles

Aaron & Hannah

Newport Beach, California

Newport Beach engagement portraits by Annapolis Maryland Wedding photographer Lauren R Swann

Newport Beach engagement portraits by Annapolis Maryland Wedding photographer Lauren R Swann

Newport Beach engagement portraits by Annapolis Maryland Wedding photographer Lauren R Swann

Chad & Ali

Virginia Beach, Virginia

A Virginia Beach Anniversary celebration by Fine Art Annapolis wedding photographer Lauren R Swann photo

A Virginia Beach Anniversary celebration by Fine Art Annapolis wedding photographer Lauren R Swann photo
A Virginia Beach Anniversary celebration by Fine Art Annapolis wedding photographer Lauren R Swann photo

Eric & Molly

Annapolis, Maryland

Downtown Annapolis Engagement Portraits by Fine Art Maryland Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann photo

Downtown Annapolis Engagement Portraits by Fine Art Maryland Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann photo
Downtown Annapolis Engagement Portraits by Fine Art Maryland Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann photo

Spencer & Lindsay

Eastern Shore, Maryland

Centreville Maryland Engagement Session by Fine Art Annapolis Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann

Centreville Maryland Engagement Session by Fine Art Annapolis Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann
Centreville Maryland Engagement Session by Fine Art Annapolis Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann

Joe & Amelia

Boston, Massachusetts

Crane Estate Engagement Portraits in Boston by Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann photo

Crane Estate Engagement Portraits in Boston by Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann photo
Crane Estate Engagement Portraits in Boston by Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann photo

Crane Estate Engagement Portraits in Boston by Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann photo

George & Erin

Annapolis, Maryland

Downtown Annapolis Maryland Engagement Session by Fine Art wedding photographer Lauren R Swann photo
Downtown Annapolis Maryland Engagement Session by Fine Art wedding photographer Lauren R Swann photo

Downtown Annapolis Maryland Engagement Session by Fine Art wedding photographer Lauren R Swann photo

 

 

Anthony & Wendy

Logan Circle, District of Columbia

In-Home Logan Circle Lifestyle Anniversary Session by Fine Art Photographer Lauren R Swann
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In-Home Logan Circle Lifestyle Anniversary Session by Fine Art Photographer Lauren R Swann

Matt & Emma

Georgetown, District of Columbia

Georgetown University Engagement session by Fine Art Washington DC Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann

Georgetown University Engagement session by Fine Art Washington DC Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann

Connor & Alli

Sugarloaf Mountain, Maryland

Sugarloaf Mountain engagement session in the fall by Fine Art Virginia Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann photo

Sugarloaf Mountain engagement session in the fall by Fine Art Virginia Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann photo
Sugarloaf Mountain engagement session in the fall by Fine Art Virginia Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann photo

Sugarloaf Mountain engagement session in the fall by Fine Art Virginia Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann photo

Kevin & Luanna

Baltimore, Maryland

Hampton Historic Maternity Portraits by Baltimore Maryland Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann photo

Hampton Historic Maternity Portraits by Baltimore Maryland Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann photo

 

 

Alex & Elizabeth

Leesburg, Virginia

Murray Hill, Leesburg, engagement session by Fine Art Virginia and DC Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann photo

Murray Hill, Leesburg, engagement session by Fine Art Virginia and DC Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann photo

Murray Hill, Leesburg, engagement session by Fine Art Virginia and DC Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann photo

 

Jake & Amelia

Clarksburg, Maryland

A gorgeous winter session set in the hillside of Clarksburg Maryland. You'll love this Burnt Hill Farm Maternity Sessions by Fine Art Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann!

A gorgeous winter session set in the hillside of Clarksburg Maryland. You'll love this Burnt Hill Farm Maternity Sessions by Fine Art Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann!

 

Yay! Sorry, not sorry if I broke your internet with all of these images ;)

Wow.  I feel like that’s a pretty great and encompassing word for 2018’s engagement season!

As I was pulling the images from so many amazing engagement & couples sessions last year, I couldn’t help but think about how grateful I am! Sessions dedicated to just the two of you — well, they are always such a special time to get to know a couple.  From the way they interact with one another, to the tiny glances they share, I love it all!  I also love getting to ask my couples fun questions about how they met, their favorite ways to spend time together, and more!

Every year, I’m just in awe of the incredible couples I get to meet!  I know, I know, I’m turning into cheeseball city over here, but it’s true!  One of the greatest blessings of this job is the people and that makes small business ownership (and all its quirks) totally worth it!

Looking back, this year was extra special, because of all of the places I got to go for sessions! From New Orleans, to DC, to California, to Boston, each spot was SO much fun.  And yes, I am lumping in anniversary photos into this post, too! I just couldn’t help it — married couples that have the same glow as soon-to-be newlyweds deserve their spotlight too ;)

So walk with me for a stroll down memory lane.  2018 was great and I am excited to share some of my favorites with you!

Danny & Celina

Sykesville, Maryland

Cozy, Winter Maryland Engagement Session by Fine Art Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann
Cozy, Winter Maryland Engagement Session by Fine Art Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann

 

Nate & Emma

Westminster, Maryland

Stephen & Chelsey

New Orleans, Louisiana

City Park New Orleans Wedding, Anniversary pictures by East Coast Destination Fine Art Photographer Lauren R Swann

City Park New Orleans Wedding, Anniversary pictures by East Coast Destination Fine Art Photographer Lauren R Swann
City Park New Orleans Wedding, Anniversary pictures by East Coast Destination Fine Art Photographer Lauren R Swann

Josh & Rachel

Owings Mills, Maryland

A Wintery Maryland Engagement Session by Fine Art Annapolis Wedding Photographer Lauren R SwannA Wintery Maryland Engagement Session by Fine Art Annapolis Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann

Sher & Neha

Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore Maryland Engagement Party at the George Peabody Library by Fine Art Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann

Baltimore Maryland Engagement Party at the George Peabody Library by Fine Art Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann

Baltimore Maryland Engagement Party at the George Peabody Library by Fine Art Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann

 

James & Jess

Santa Barbara, California

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Santa Barbara, California | Best Things to Do Right Outside of Los Angeles

Santa Barbara, California | Best Things to Do Right Outside of Los Angeles

Aaron & Hannah

Newport Beach, California

Newport Beach engagement portraits by Annapolis Maryland Wedding photographer Lauren R Swann

Newport Beach engagement portraits by Annapolis Maryland Wedding photographer Lauren R Swann

Newport Beach engagement portraits by Annapolis Maryland Wedding photographer Lauren R Swann

Chad & Ali

Virginia Beach, Virginia

A Virginia Beach Anniversary celebration by Fine Art Annapolis wedding photographer Lauren R Swann photo

A Virginia Beach Anniversary celebration by Fine Art Annapolis wedding photographer Lauren R Swann photo
A Virginia Beach Anniversary celebration by Fine Art Annapolis wedding photographer Lauren R Swann photo

Eric & Molly

Annapolis, Maryland

Downtown Annapolis Engagement Portraits by Fine Art Maryland Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann photo

Downtown Annapolis Engagement Portraits by Fine Art Maryland Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann photo
Downtown Annapolis Engagement Portraits by Fine Art Maryland Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann photo

Spencer & Lindsay

Eastern Shore, Maryland

Centreville Maryland Engagement Session by Fine Art Annapolis Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann

Centreville Maryland Engagement Session by Fine Art Annapolis Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann
Centreville Maryland Engagement Session by Fine Art Annapolis Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann

Joe & Amelia

Boston, Massachusetts

Crane Estate Engagement Portraits in Boston by Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann photo

Crane Estate Engagement Portraits in Boston by Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann photo
Crane Estate Engagement Portraits in Boston by Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann photo

Crane Estate Engagement Portraits in Boston by Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann photo

George & Erin

Annapolis, Maryland

Downtown Annapolis Maryland Engagement Session by Fine Art wedding photographer Lauren R Swann photo
Downtown Annapolis Maryland Engagement Session by Fine Art wedding photographer Lauren R Swann photo

Downtown Annapolis Maryland Engagement Session by Fine Art wedding photographer Lauren R Swann photo

 

 

Anthony & Wendy

Logan Circle, District of Columbia

In-Home Logan Circle Lifestyle Anniversary Session by Fine Art Photographer Lauren R Swann
v

In-Home Logan Circle Lifestyle Anniversary Session by Fine Art Photographer Lauren R Swann

Matt & Emma

Georgetown, District of Columbia

Georgetown University Engagement session by Fine Art Washington DC Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann

Georgetown University Engagement session by Fine Art Washington DC Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann

Connor & Alli

Sugarloaf Mountain, Maryland

Sugarloaf Mountain engagement session in the fall by Fine Art Virginia Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann photo

Sugarloaf Mountain engagement session in the fall by Fine Art Virginia Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann photo
Sugarloaf Mountain engagement session in the fall by Fine Art Virginia Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann photo

Sugarloaf Mountain engagement session in the fall by Fine Art Virginia Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann photo

Kevin & Luanna

Baltimore, Maryland

Hampton Historic Maternity Portraits by Baltimore Maryland Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann photo

Hampton Historic Maternity Portraits by Baltimore Maryland Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann photo

 

 

Alex & Elizabeth

Leesburg, Virginia

Murray Hill, Leesburg, engagement session by Fine Art Virginia and DC Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann photo

Murray Hill, Leesburg, engagement session by Fine Art Virginia and DC Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann photo

Murray Hill, Leesburg, engagement session by Fine Art Virginia and DC Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann photo

 

Jake & Amelia

Clarksburg, Maryland

A gorgeous winter session set in the hillside of Clarksburg Maryland. You'll love this Burnt Hill Farm Maternity Sessions by Fine Art Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann!

A gorgeous winter session set in the hillside of Clarksburg Maryland. You'll love this Burnt Hill Farm Maternity Sessions by Fine Art Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann!

 

Yay! Sorry, not sorry if I broke your internet with all of these images ;)

Greg & Melanie

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Wow.  I feel like that’s a pretty great and encompassing word for 2018’s engagement season!

As I was pulling the images from so many amazing engagement & couples sessions last year, I couldn’t help but think about how grateful I am! Sessions dedicated to just the two of you — well, they are always such a special time to get to know a couple.  From the way they interact with one another, to the tiny glances they share, I love it all!  I also love getting to ask my couples fun questions about how they met, their favorite ways to spend time together, and more!

Every year, I’m just in awe of the incredible couples I get to meet!  I know, I know, I’m turning into cheeseball city over here, but it’s true!  One of the greatest blessings of this job is the people and that makes small business ownership (and all its quirks) totally worth it!

Looking back, this year was extra special, because of all of the places I got to go for sessions! From New Orleans, to DC, to California, to Boston, each spot was SO much fun.  And yes, I am lumping in anniversary photos into this post, too! I just couldn’t help it — married couples that have the same glow as soon-to-be newlyweds deserve their spotlight too ;)

So walk with me for a stroll down memory lane.  2018 was great and I am excited to share some of my favorites with you!

Danny & Celina

Sykesville, Maryland

Cozy, Winter Maryland Engagement Session by Fine Art Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann
Cozy, Winter Maryland Engagement Session by Fine Art Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann

 

Nate & Emma

Westminster, Maryland

Stephen & Chelsey

New Orleans, Louisiana

City Park New Orleans Wedding, Anniversary pictures by East Coast Destination Fine Art Photographer Lauren R Swann

City Park New Orleans Wedding, Anniversary pictures by East Coast Destination Fine Art Photographer Lauren R Swann
City Park New Orleans Wedding, Anniversary pictures by East Coast Destination Fine Art Photographer Lauren R Swann

Josh & Rachel

Owings Mills, Maryland

A Wintery Maryland Engagement Session by Fine Art Annapolis Wedding Photographer Lauren R SwannA Wintery Maryland Engagement Session by Fine Art Annapolis Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann

Sher & Neha

Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore Maryland Engagement Party at the George Peabody Library by Fine Art Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann

Baltimore Maryland Engagement Party at the George Peabody Library by Fine Art Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann

Baltimore Maryland Engagement Party at the George Peabody Library by Fine Art Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann

 

James & Jess

Santa Barbara, California

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Santa Barbara, California | Best Things to Do Right Outside of Los Angeles

Santa Barbara, California | Best Things to Do Right Outside of Los Angeles

Aaron & Hannah

Newport Beach, California

Newport Beach engagement portraits by Annapolis Maryland Wedding photographer Lauren R Swann

Newport Beach engagement portraits by Annapolis Maryland Wedding photographer Lauren R Swann

Newport Beach engagement portraits by Annapolis Maryland Wedding photographer Lauren R Swann

Chad & Ali

Virginia Beach, Virginia

A Virginia Beach Anniversary celebration by Fine Art Annapolis wedding photographer Lauren R Swann photo

A Virginia Beach Anniversary celebration by Fine Art Annapolis wedding photographer Lauren R Swann photo
A Virginia Beach Anniversary celebration by Fine Art Annapolis wedding photographer Lauren R Swann photo

Eric & Molly

Annapolis, Maryland

Downtown Annapolis Engagement Portraits by Fine Art Maryland Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann photo

Downtown Annapolis Engagement Portraits by Fine Art Maryland Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann photo
Downtown Annapolis Engagement Portraits by Fine Art Maryland Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann photo

Spencer & Lindsay

Eastern Shore, Maryland

Centreville Maryland Engagement Session by Fine Art Annapolis Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann

Centreville Maryland Engagement Session by Fine Art Annapolis Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann
Centreville Maryland Engagement Session by Fine Art Annapolis Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann

Joe & Amelia

Boston, Massachusetts

Crane Estate Engagement Portraits in Boston by Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann photo

Crane Estate Engagement Portraits in Boston by Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann photo
Crane Estate Engagement Portraits in Boston by Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann photo

Crane Estate Engagement Portraits in Boston by Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann photo

George & Erin

Annapolis, Maryland

Downtown Annapolis Maryland Engagement Session by Fine Art wedding photographer Lauren R Swann photo
Downtown Annapolis Maryland Engagement Session by Fine Art wedding photographer Lauren R Swann photo

Downtown Annapolis Maryland Engagement Session by Fine Art wedding photographer Lauren R Swann photo

 

 

Anthony & Wendy

Logan Circle, District of Columbia

In-Home Logan Circle Lifestyle Anniversary Session by Fine Art Photographer Lauren R Swann
v

In-Home Logan Circle Lifestyle Anniversary Session by Fine Art Photographer Lauren R Swann

Matt & Emma

Georgetown, District of Columbia

Georgetown University Engagement session by Fine Art Washington DC Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann

Georgetown University Engagement session by Fine Art Washington DC Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann

Connor & Alli

Sugarloaf Mountain, Maryland

Sugarloaf Mountain engagement session in the fall by Fine Art Virginia Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann photo

Sugarloaf Mountain engagement session in the fall by Fine Art Virginia Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann photo
Sugarloaf Mountain engagement session in the fall by Fine Art Virginia Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann photo

Sugarloaf Mountain engagement session in the fall by Fine Art Virginia Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann photo

Kevin & Luanna

Baltimore, Maryland

Hampton Historic Maternity Portraits by Baltimore Maryland Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann photo

Hampton Historic Maternity Portraits by Baltimore Maryland Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann photo

 

 

Alex & Elizabeth

Leesburg, Virginia

Murray Hill, Leesburg, engagement session by Fine Art Virginia and DC Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann photo

Murray Hill, Leesburg, engagement session by Fine Art Virginia and DC Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann photo

Murray Hill, Leesburg, engagement session by Fine Art Virginia and DC Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann photo

 

Jake & Amelia

Clarksburg, Maryland

A gorgeous winter session set in the hillside of Clarksburg Maryland. You'll love this Burnt Hill Farm Maternity Sessions by Fine Art Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann!

A gorgeous winter session set in the hillside of Clarksburg Maryland. You'll love this Burnt Hill Farm Maternity Sessions by Fine Art Wedding Photographer Lauren R Swann!

 

Yay! Sorry, not sorry if I broke your internet with all of these images ;)

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  1. Renee

    January 15th, 2019 at 7:08 PM

    Holy moly! What an amazing year of so many beautiful couples! So glad you also got to travel so much!!

  2. Brea

    January 16th, 2019 at 9:53 AM

    What a beautiful year! I love seeing all of the love and joy! You can’t scroll through this collection without smiling :)

  3. Anna A

    January 17th, 2019 at 8:54 PM

    So fun how much you got to travel and all the beautiful people you got to photograph!! What a year!!!

  4. Katie Nesbitt

    January 18th, 2019 at 11:40 AM

    So many beautiful images Lauren!! Your clients are so lucky to have you documenting this special time in their lives :) Loved scrolling through and seeing all of your pretty work!!

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Wow.  I feel like that’s a pretty great and encompassing word for 2018’s engagement season! As I was pulling the images from so many amazing engagement & couples sessions last year, I couldn’t help but think about how grateful I am! Sessions dedicated to just the two of you — well, they are always such […]

Wow.  I feel like that’s a pretty great and encompassing word for 2018’s engagement season! As I was pulling the images from so many amazing engagement & couples sessions last year, I couldn’t help but think about how grateful I am! Sessions dedicated to just the two of you — well, they are always such […]

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