Kristen + Jon : Summer Antrim Wedding | Taneytown, Maryland

Kristen and Jonathan met through church and have been together for about 8 years… They were so excited to get married, move into their brand new house together, and begin their future as Mr. and Mrs!

It was a beautiful, slightly warm, sunny day at Antrim on the early afternoon of the wedding. Kristen, her sweet mom and sisters, friends, niece, and mother-in-law were getting ready together just inside the mansion. Before I popped in to see them, I spent some time capturing the beautiful gardens, fountains, and landscape outside. It’s always so beautiful!

I always love this portion of the day with so much anticipation in the air…

Jon and Kristen wrote letters to each other and gave gifts… Jon received new cuff links and Kristen was gifted a brand new pink Bible with her new name engraved on the front. It was so sweet!

Moments later, her daddy came in to see her for the very first time… It was such a sweet moment between the two of them. Kristen looked so absolutely beautiful!

After a few portraits outside before guests began to arrive, Kristen and Jon wanted to have a private moment to pray together without seeing each other. We tucked them into one of the rooms in the mansion downstairs so they could enjoy this tender sweet moment, just the two of them…

Their ceremony was so special. They shared in communion together, just after their youth pastor told their story, exchanged rings, kissed, and became officially Mr. and Mrs!

I loved taking their portraits around the grounds… The sky was starting to get a little moody and overcast, and it was about to rain, so we had soft diffused light and it was so beautiful!

Just as their reception began, it started to pour! The timing was perfect… Once it cleared up, we popped back outside for a few more portraits and continued to dance the night away!

Congratulations, Kristen and Jonathan! I know that God will bless you immensely! Thank you for including me in your special day!

Ashley + Eddie : Late Summer Cosima Wedding | Baltimore, Maryland

Ashley and Eddie are two rays of California sunshine, who decided to get married in Baltimore at Cosima with their closest friends and family. I love photographing weddings at this venue because the vibe is always so go-with-the-flow and laid back with an elegant and sophisticated feel. Guests always appreciate being able to mingle and hang out as if they were out at a bar or restaurant, because they want to experience all of the love and sense of togetherness throughout the evening. This space provides those feels to the fullest capacity!

I love the red brick of the buildings with the white window trim, the sound of the river flowing in the background… It’s got such a cool look and it’s super fun to photograph all of the angles and areas on the property!

Ashley wore two dresses throughout the day… Her wedding dress, and then another gorgeous timeless gown, both of which looked amazing on her… I loved finding different locations in the courtyard to photograph them before she got ready.

Just before their First Look at Cosima, Eddit hung out with his brother, dad, and friends at a hotel close by in Baltimore… Love his casual yet classy look, so handsome! He’s got awesome hair too and such a great smile.

Ashley got ready with her sister and friends… I loved the moment her mama first saw her. Her daughter literally took her breath away… Ashley’s gorgeous smile was just so radiant, she looked absolutely beautiful!

Photographing their First Look and portraits was so fun… They’re so great to photograph because they just let loose and allow themselves to be totally in their own moment together.

I’m totally obsessed with Eddie’s pocket-square of flowers…

And Ash’s sister’s super fun dress from Anthropologie was so eye-catching and cute, she looked so pretty in it! She was so happy for her sister and attentive to whatever she needed throughout the day…

Ash and Eddie chose not to have a bridal party, but her girlfriends arrived and all lined up to see her for the first time at once, and it was such a cute moment!

They each took turns saying a little something about her, how beautiful she looked, how happy they were for her, and how much they cherished her and their friendship… it was so sweet.

I loved their ceremony space setup, and those lanterns were stunning! Ash wanted to incorporate a little “California” into their decor, hence the palms… the perfect touch!

Their ceremony was beautiful with hand-written vows and of course, laughs… I love how their guests gathered around with their cocktails and watched as the ceremony took place.

The new Mr. and Mrs. shared a sweet little moment together as Cocktail Hour was beginning… Passed dishes and stations were enjoyed at Cosima before the remainder of the reception was held in the Heron Room just across the courtyard. Cosima’s food is amazing!

After speeches from their siblings and everyone had eaten, it was time to head to the Heron Room for dancing, dessert, and more drinks! Eddie’s mom put together a Pittsburgh tradition - a Cookie Table! She made most of the cookies and everyone was able to take some home… They were so delicious, it was hard not to grab one whenever I’d walk by…

It was such an absolute joy to be part of their wedding day and I am so grateful to know these two! Wishing them nothing but the absolute best!!!

Second Photographer: Mary Brunst Photography
Florist: Crimson + Clover
Planning: Alyssa Thomas Events
Hair and Makeup: Aimee Decker Beauty
Wedding Gown: Poppy & Rose Bridal
Venue: Cosima and Heron Room

Allison + Dave : Fells Point Engagement Session | Baltimore, Maryland

Meet Allison and Dave, a super cute couple, sweet, personable, and fun, with fun style with a little edge. Something about them vibes me the vibe that they like to channel an inner badass from time to time, which I just love… Together they love spending time with family and friends, chillin’ at home with their Border Collie pup Harley, and enjoying a good champagne on the regular…

My time with them was awesome… We walked around Fells, enjoying the warm late summer breeze and golden sunlight on the harbor. I loved the yellow pop of Allison’s dress in these shots, and they’ve both got great hair too, so that’s fun. :) We appropriately ended at V-No Wine for a glass of champagne before ending the evening with a beautiful sunset…

Enjoy some of my favorites from our session together!

Diana + Mick : Fells Point Engagement Session | Baltimore, Maryland

Best friends are so special... They’re there for us through thick and thin, give us advice on what to wear, what polish to go with at the salon, address our personal relationship problems, help us decide whether or not to try a new hair style, encourage us when we need it most, and sometimes even introduce us to our future husbands!

Diana’s fiance Mick is her best friend’s cousin… After over a quarter-century of knowing who each other was but never really spending enough time together to truly hit it off, fate stepped in. Diana and Rowena (Diana’s bff) were on the tennis courts (something they love to do!) and needed another person to play doubles with them, so Rowena got in touch with Mick to see if he wanted to join in… He did - and that’s how it all began…

Fifteen years later… they’re tying the knot and making it official! Mick proposed to her, pulling a tennis ball out from behind his back and popped the question. The ball had the ring inside! He’d planned to propose on the tennis court earlier that day but things didn’t go as planned… It was an insanely hot day and they weren’t out on the courts as long. But he couldn’t wait, so he made dinner reservations, and then asked her to marry him before going out to dinner to celebrate together… I love how he tied in the details of where their relationship started with the proposal!

Diana and Mick love to play tennis together of course, travel, go to dinner at fun new restaurants, and just spend time together with their pup. They’re down to earth and easy-going and so comfortable to be around. I felt like I’d known them for so long after meeting them for the first time just before their Engagement Session! It wasn’t long before we were laughing and joking together and having such a fun experience..

We talked about all of our favorite foods, some wedding details, and about where we like to travel for vacation. I shared that Tyler and I always dream of getting away but never end up actually booking a trip! They were so funny, they couldn’t believe it and were giving me ideas of places to go… :)

Tyler came down to Fells Point with me that evening, and ended up striking up a conversation with a man from Egypt while he was sitting, people-watching, and enjoying the sun setting while I was photographing. When the session was over and we met back up with Tyler, Diana and Mick said - “Egypt! What a great place to book your next vacation!” :) So maybe it was a sign… Hehe.

We ended our session back on the pier by Barcocina. Music was playing from their deck so these two started dancing together right in the middle of the street! It was so cute…

I’m so glad to have met these two and can’t wait for their wedding day this October! And am kinda wanting to try out tennis now….. hmm. :)

Esther & Alex : Patterson Park Engagement Session | Baltimore, Maryland

Esther and Alex had their first date at Patterson Park, so naturally it was the perfect place for their Engagement Shoot. We photographed on the first nice day of the season in 75° weather and it was so unbelievably nice and refreshing to be out in such gorgeous weather. After I parked, I walked around watching dogs playing fetch, kids picking flowers and playing on the playground, and lots of runners. Everyone was out enjoying the weather!

These two are super cute. They have a dog named Max (that looks so much like my dog, Bax!), and a sassy cat named Minerva. They love to travel together, enjoying destinations like Acadia, Maine, and Iceland - so cool! Together they check out new restaurants around Baltimore, favoring hot spots like Clavel and Thames Street Oyster!

Their wedding is this coming November at the Baltimore Museum of Industry! Hope you enjoy a few favorites of mine from their session! :)