Hi there! I’m Holly, the owner and creative behind Coastal Roots Photography. I specialize in fine art wedding and portrait photography, creating timeless images that convey effortless sophistication and emotion. I have a genuine passion and talent for my craft and I pride myself on providing extraordinary service. 

I strive to capture raw emotion and authenticity in my photos; to capture a feeling, not just an appearance! I have an eye for detail that allows me to capture the sentiment and significance of any moment. As such, my clients can expect to look at their photos and feel exactly how they felt when they were taken. I am passionate about serving my clients and providing one-of-a-kind experiences that they deserve! 

I'm a beach lovin', laughter havin', joke tellin', dog mom, with a passion for photography and indoor house plants that I can't seem to keep alive! 

Southern Maryland is where I call home, along with my high-school-sweetheart-husband, John, my biggest fan, supporter, and my "great idea" entertainer, and and our fur-child, Ace (aka pumpkin seeds/turds/Aceface - he answers to all). I come from a tight-knit family comprised of the world's best parents (hey Jack and Deb) and my 4 siblings, that have no shame in our dinner-conversations game and where dull moments do not exist! My family is everything. And I wouldn't trade them for the world. I love trying new things, always up for an adventure, and when I'm not "working," you can most likely find me out cruising the Patuxent River on my paddle board (or in the water next to it), hangin' on a beach somewhere, or spending some QT with the fam!

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Sipping chartreuse and green tea while looking at the most perfect white subway tile and hand painted signs. Driving through the mountains to Portland reminiscing about the best memories back home. Cozy sweaters, vintage demin, and Pabst while telling one of a kind love stories. The trials and tribulations of love, joy, and happiness. Lastly, champagne brunch and avocado toast while surrounded by the finest exposed brick, dreamcatchers, and maps to our souls. Dreamcatchers, macrame and 100 Days of Summer. Anthropologie trips and walks on the beach, love letters and secret admirers. Fall breeze, flannels, and hot cocoa. Whales and dinosaurs and handmade crafts. Salvage denim, antique leather bags, and the first time we watched Moonrise Kingdom. 

The slow hum of traffic and the cool breeze that signify the joy of a new day.

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