Styled Shoots are always a fun way to collaborate with other vendors and bring our strengths together to create something fresh and inspiring! Blair Roberts of Sweet Blossoms (florist out of the Frederick, Maryland area) asked me to be part of this beautiful spring-inspired "picnic elopement" shoot with her and a few other hardworking, creative, super-sweet wedding vendors! Brielle Davis, Brielle Davis Events, put together the picnic details and collaborated with the venue for us, Voula from Blue Lace Cakes created the beautiful cupcakes, Blair brought the flower arrangements, and Brielle's assistant Sydney and her husband Si were our models for the evening. Sydney's gown was from Couture by Posh Bridal, and rings were borrowed from Mervis Diamond. Blair sourced her florals from Petal Patch Flower Farm and Tierra Blooms and Julia Rose Jones did Sydney's hair and makeup. We had such a fun time at Dulany's Overlook in Frederick and luckily the weather cleared up for us! It had been raining all day up until it was time for us to shoot! It felt great to be behind the camera and spend time with these amazing women (and awesome dude, hehe)!
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! :)
I met Danielle and Ben for a beer at one of my favorite spots in Hanover, Warehouse Gourmet. They too live in Hanover and love to eat there, so we thought it was the perfect spot to sit down and get to know each other before the wedding day! We ended up hanging out for over two hours, talking about things we like, have in common, and of course - the wedding details!
These two are some of the most inventive, creative, artistic people I've ever met! Their goal for the wedding was for it to be a mix of everything they love - all of their favorite things - and it was! Danielle is an artist and loves to create. Her mind was just bursting with so many ideas of things to incorporate into the decor, many of which had special meaning behind them.
As the months went on, Danielle and Ben would update me on how things were going with their handmade creations for the big day. I was completely blown away with how much they were able to accomplish together! They are such a team. I can't wait to share all of this with you... Wait until you see what they have made!
The wedding day was chilly and a bit windy, but sun filled the sky with hardly any clouds! Everyone got ready at Wyndridge Farm before heading back to Hanover for their beautiful church ceremony.
I love how the bridal party all wore socks with fox on them, representing the Wyndridge logo! Every detail of the day had a representation behind it! :)
I rode in the limo with the girls to the church which was super fun! Danielle and Ben created paper flowers for the church pews...
Their reception details were exquisitely created from the table number "paint brushed" cards to the paper cut-out topiary flowers... The table numbers were books that Danielle and Ben made themselves, including their "Bride and Groom" book that sat on their sweetheart table, made out of a football encyclopedia - the only book they could find large enough to fold all of the pages to read "Bride and Groom"! Every book was covered, and each page measured, and folded... themselves. They also created Lego sets of every milestone in their relationship. The day they met, their first date, moving in together, the proposal, and the wedding day... unbelievably creative! Paper lotus flower lantern cups were spread throughout the tables, that of course they made, and everywhere you looked, there was something unique and different that represented things they loved. Danielle said it was the "biggest art project" she'd ever accomplished! Her bridesmaids helped too with items like the topiary balls and paper flower tower near the welcome sign!
We headed back to Wyndridge for the reception and popped outside to brave the chilly air for a few portraits!
Their reception was so fun... The bridal party was introduced in with a Stranger Things remix (which was awesome!) playing, along with White Wedding and Ghostbusters. After the first dance, everyone mingled and enjoyed the party! The food was delicious, the guests were loving the atmosphere, the beer, and the company.
Sodas from Wyndridge as well as homemade Macaron Cookies (made by the matron of honor and her hubby, driven down all the way from I think Wisconsin, was it??) served as favors for the guests. Gorgeous little pastries from Patisserie Poupon were served to each table too. They were absolutely beautiful!
And after dinner, we popped back out for a few portraits of course!
Best wishes to Danielle and Ben! I know your life together will be filled with adventure, fun, and vibrant joy!