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John Brown General Store & Butchery Styled Shoot - Elopement Inspiration | Baltimore, Maryland Vendors

I always love anytime I’m able to spend with Laurie and Marlo of fab-ri-kāt, an up and coming wedding and event planning and styling company out of Baltimore. This mother-daughter duo have such an eye for style, color, texture, balance, and can see the overall picture, knowing exactly how to execute!

I’ve always popped into the John Brown’s General Store for a coffee on my way home from the Baltimore area but had never thought to photograph there. Their back room was perfect for the shoot! April from Floriculture Farm in south-central PA just north of the Maryland line has just the kind of style and vibe I love in a florist - whimsical, fun yet elegant, and lots of greenery. The tablescape literally took my breath away when I arrived… Plates and bowls were donated from Baltimore Clayworks, and accented with mustard cloth napkins. If you know me, you know a green and mustard color scheme makes me oh so happy!

What I loved most was the gorgeous cake from Harmony Bakery, a vegan sweet spot in Hampden with the most delicious bites… Lavender was donated from Belvedere Farm, accented on the sides of the delectable creamy icing.

Enjoy a few of my favorites and please give the vendors below a follow! They each worked hard to make this beautiful vision come to life! Huge thanks to Laurie and Marlo for having me to capture their vision in all of it’s beauty… I just love you two!


An excerpt from fab-ri-kāt as written in the article of our shoot featured on Baltimore Weddings:

“The inspiration behind this shoot was a small, sophisticated, elopement style wedding weekend. At [fab-ri-kāt], we are inspired by spaces and believe that beautiful architecture should speak for itself. John Brown General and Butchery does that wonderfully, it is a registered historic building from the 1930’s nestled in Baltimore’s “horse country.” The building immediately inspired French sophistication with its large fireplace, traditional stone work, and rustic farm table. We chose to show a sophisticated welcome reception following a rehearsal dinner for all of the couples that are choosing unique ways to celebrate their wedding weekends.

All of the elements are artisan or vintage to fit the historic rural space. The table-scape includes vintage mustard napkins acquired from an estate sale in Nashville, silverware from the 1950’s made by the Stieff Company, and hand thrown pottery table settings from Baltimore Clayworks. The cake is from Harmony Bakery with the lavender coming from Belvedere Farms.

The entire styled shoot is a representation of tying the past and present, woodlands and indoors, together into this historic building turned butcher shop.” – [fab-ri-kāt] team

Such a dream team of vendors!!

Venue: John Brown General & Butchery
Stylists/Creative Team: [fab-ri-kāt], @fabrikatbaltimore
Florist: Floriculture Microfarm
Photography: Kirsten Smith
Cake: Harmony Bakery
Lavender on Cake: Belvedere Farm (would appreciate tag on social media if cake is shown)
Cut Crystal Glass: White Glove Rentals
Champagne Coupe Glasses: Party Plus Rentals
Pottery: Baltimore Clayworks
Rings: Gina Tackett Jewelry
Model Attire (Female's): Love Me Two Times
Model Attire (Male's): The QG

Esther & Alex : Baltimore Museum of Industry Wedding | Baltimore, Maryland

These two got married on a beautiful November day in Baltimore with the sun shining and leaves changing colors… And the wind blowing! It’s only fitting, considering their Engagement Session was crazy windy too! :)

They got ready at the Royal Sonesta overlooking the Inner Harbor before heading to the Baltimore Museum of Industry for the First Look, Ceremony, and Reception…

Their First Look took place outside with Domino Sugars and the beautiful harbor in the background. Esther look so gorgeous and Alex so handsome (loved his green tie and how it matched her own beautiful shawl!)…

Their bridal party was so fun.. I love when there’s such a good energy throughout their close group of friends and family!

Their ceremony was so tender and sweet… Esther was tearing up so her precious flower girl handed her a tissue mid-ceremony. We took a few portraits again after they became Mr. & Mrs. and then headed inside for the reception! Alex’s brother’s speech had everyone grabbing for their tissues… and Alex for his napkin! It was so beautiful to watch this special moment between these two. As the night went on, the dance floor was packed with some pretty epic moves, food was delicious (love Rouge Catering always!) and coordinated perfectly by Erin from 1423 Events. She was amazing, attentive, and sweet! I always love watching guests dance and have a good time. At the end of the night, they had a “bridal party only” sparkler exit which was fun!

I know time will bring these two amazing things! They’re so sweet, have two of the cutest dogs, and love living life adventurously together… I can’t wait to see where life takes these two! Blessings to you both, Mr. & Mrs. Tenaglio!

The Wohltmann Family : Christmas 2018 - Baltimore, Maryland | Holiday Family Portraits

The best compliment a photographer can receive is a welcome back year after year…. You guys know how much joy photographing these kiddos brings to my heart! Harry and Winston have gotten so big and are just so fun to watch, especially now that they’re talking so much more…

Chrissy’s mom Judy popped in for a few pics with her grandsons too! It’s always good to see miss Jude. :)

Winston reaches to hug his brother so often, and it’s so adorable!

Look at their rosy cheeks…

Next, we bundled up to wheel some magnolia branches around the yard and hang out with mom and dad!

Every year since they were born, we get a shot of them standing on Chrissy and Steve’s feet. It’ll be fun to photograph this shot when they’re 16 and so much taller!

Merry Christmas to this beautiful family! And so much love too. xo

Jessica & Jeff : Fall Wedding at Musket Ridge | Frederick, Maryland

Jessica and Jeff got married at Musket Ridge, just outside of Frederick, Maryland on a beautiful October day, kicking off fall wedding season! The sun was shining and the weather was absolutely perfect! Jess planned everything so perfectly and we were right on schedule all throughout the day. I loved her beautiful Enaura dress from Betsy Robinson’s Bridal, it was perfect for her!

Their First Look was so sweet, they read letters that they’d written to each other back-to-back and then turned around to see each other for the first time. They’ve been together for over a decade so they were so ready and excited to get married. Their ceremony was so sweet and afterwards, we photographed a few portraits around the grounds during the perfect golden hour sunlight.

These guests were ready to dance! After introductions and speeches, there was hardly any room to move on the dance floor, just about every single guest was out there! It was such a blast…

I loved photographing for these two! I hope you enjoy a few of my favorites from their special day!

Brittany & Davis : Winter Maternity Session | Sewell's Tree Farm - Taneytown, Maryland

You may remember Brittany and Davis’s wedding from a few years back on Davis’s family farm… They’re welcoming a new little angel into their family this coming January and I couldn’t be more excited for them! Brittany looks absolutely amazing…

We met at Sewell’s Tree Farm, an adorable place where you can pick out a pre-cut tree or cut your own down! They also have a cute little gift shop to browse once you’ve gotten your tree. :) I got a little ornament when we were there.

Hope you enjoy a few of my favorites from their session!