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snapshot :: a perfect day.


jess + will :: married! washington, dc.

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viva las vegas!

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the newly married jessi + joe in *fabulous* las vegas, nevada!

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joe + sean: wedding preview!

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joe + sean’s wedding was a truly fabulous affair – an intimate ceremony and a killer reception at the chicago illuminating company followed by a tour of the city aboard a double decker bus and an after party that wouldn’t quit! many more photos to come…enjoy this sneak peek – i LOVE the image below, taken just after they tied the knot!

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melissa + joe: married!

he won’t stay without melissa…

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melissa + joe are married! 

they tied the knot with a fabulous celebration two weeks ago on a sunny august afternoon in downtown annapolis. truly one of the most easy going and happy couples ever, melissa + joe had a perfectly blissful day, just as i expected. their love is strong and quiet, and together they are totally magnetic. i love that every couple has such a unique bond and different type of love *and* that i get to witness it on one of their best days ever – yay for weddings!

the ceremony took place at st. mary’s church – and was absolutely stunning. afterwards we lingered in the courtyard for family photos before heading down to the docks for some more fun ones – causing quite the stir among tourists with our entourage…the bridal party was big and spirited and kept everything exciting as we toured around town in the fabulous party bus! 

the reception was at the loew’s annapolis – located right on west street with gorgeous decor and a great annapolis vibe. *plus* the loew’s is a pet-friendly hotel! (and yes, cricket came with me for my annapolis weekend getaway!) after cocktail hour in the atrium, guests moved into the ballroom where dinner was served and the party began! i’ve gotten to know this group very well, both socially and in front of the camera (having photographed many of their friends + bridal party) and i knew to expect some serious action on the dance floor! i was delighted to see some sweet moves and even hear the boys sing for their alma mater (lots of maryland alums in attendance – particularly the bride + groom!) – it was fantastic!

 melissa + joe thank you so much for having me! i loved being a part of your wedding day and i’m so happy for you both! congrats!! 

enjoy!

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5-star vendor reviews!

evolution of style :: dashing custom suits from the expertise of jonathan mustich.

wedding savvy :: superb planning + event execution by the amazing raquel shutt!

silver stems :: gorgeous flowers!

tower entertainment :: dj john rocked the dance floor!

loew’s annapolis :: wedding *and* pet-friendly hotel in downtown annapolis.

st. mary’s church :: stunning church in downtown annapolis.


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rita + patrick: married!

a baltimore love affair.

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rita + patrick had the perfect baltimore wedding. since charm city is where they met and fell in love, it was the ideal place for their wedding. they had a very intimate ceremony on the water just outside of the baltimore museum of industry with 30 of their closest family + friends. afterwards, more guests joined the reception at the BMI to celebrate with the newly married rita + patrick. 

i loved rita + patrick from the moment i met them. they are both genuinely kind, easy going, happy people. rita struck me as strong and smart (my two favorite qualities in a person!) and patrick had the most amazing and infectious smile. we bonded instantly over irish beer and stylish tennis shoes, and i knew i had to shoot their wedding. over the next few months i learned that rita might be the only person i know who works more than i do, and with our hectic schedules and the crazy springtime thunderstorms, shooting their engagement session proved to be impossible. i was disappointed (everyone knows how much i love and value engagement sessions!) but i was overjoyed when rita + patrick informed me that we would have 2+ hours to drive around baltimore before their wedding and take photos all over the city! since most of my couples give me approximately 8.5 minutes to take wedding photos (yes! very true!) i hardly knew what to do with myself i was so excited! from the harbor we jumped in the limo and toured the city – from mt vernon to fells point to canton square, we shot at their baltimore landmarks, some of my favorite places, and everyone’s favorite bar, nacho mama’s! it was so much fun, and i captured so many great candid portraits as we romped around town – an excellent prelude to a fabulous wedding!

the baltimore museum of industry was every bit as awesome as i knew it would be – best venue ever. the colors and the light were unreal, and the museum was open for guests (and photographers!) to explore. i loved everything about rita + patrick’s wedding – the excitement, the energy, and the emotion was high and tangible and i am so very happy they found each other and then found me! yay!

it should be noted that the diablo sandwich band seriously rocked the house. kudos to everyone in the band for being so talented, so fun and so amazingly photogenic! and of course, a hugemongous thanks to the uber-talented jessi ringer for joining me – as someone who never uses a second shooter i simply LOVE shooting with jessi! it’s basically like having a (crazier, in a good way!) extension of myself and i love seeing her take on the day – check out her work here!

rita + patrick: congrats! we loved being a part of your wedding day and are so happy for you both! WOOHOO!

ENJOY!

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kathleen + jerry: wedding preview!

wedding preview!

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getting married should be fun. getting married should be *this* much fun.

more fun from kathleen + jerry‘s amazing wedding yesterday at the DAR coming soon…stay tuned!

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katie + bob: married!

a love story.

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katie + bob tied the knot last weekend at the gorgeous st. veronica catholic church in chantilly, virginia.  afterwards they celebrated with nearly 200 of their favorite people at robert trent jones golf club – the first wedding to ever take place at the club! i’ve been anticipating their wedding ever since i first met them, and especially after our awesome engagement session a few months ago. i can just *feel* the love between this couple, i’m so thrilled that they are married and honored that i was a part of their day!

the reception was a perfect mix of elegance spiked with elation – guests dined on fabulous cuisine by candlelight, mingled throughout the club, and then boogied down on the dance floor. donald peterson might possibly be my favorite dj ever – i think he (almost!) has as much fun as i do at weddings! the guests loved him and i saw some amazing dance moves! even more amazing than the dancing was the wedding cake – designed by the bride herself – a stunning tower of decadent delight that tasted as good as it looked. every detail of the wedding was impeccable – katie’s vision truly shone, and the absolutely fantastic julie mckillip executed the events with perfection.

i can’t say enough good things about the amazing vendors that worked to make this wedding wonderful – the staff at RTJ was simply superb. thanks to everyone who made katie + bob’s day perfect – and thanks to the fabulous guests who celebrated this marriage the way it deserved! most importantly, thanks to katie + bob for sharing their day and their love with all of us – best of luck and CONGRATS!

enjoy!

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a HUGE thanks to the fabulous + talented photographer natalie franke who came with me and did a truly fantastic job! 

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5-star vendor reviews!

your perfect day events:: excellent wedding coordination by julie mckillip.

dj donald peterson :: awesome dj! great personality + great music – so fun!

growing wild floral company :: gorgeous flowers!

robert trent jones golf club :: stellar staff made this venue spectacular!

chanel (by lord & taylor) :: gorgeous make-up by laurie luibl + jody yeskoot.

atlantis imagery ::  cheerful, helpful, unobtrusive videographers.

 

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