Rachel and Peter

Rachel and Peter

Summer 2017 – Maryland Wedding

I just can’t thank this couple enough for their generosity of spirit. I feel so honored to have heard their deeply affectionate and kind vowels, witnessed the amazing first moment they saw one  another on their wedding day, learned stories about their friendship through lifelong besties, the bright expressions of loving parents…it was all so inspiring…these are just a few moments…thank you R & P

 

 

 

 

 

Stephany & Jared

Stephany & Jared

Summer 2017 – Maryland Wedding

The air was damp with rain,  the light was incredible, and Stephany was a beauty walking down the aisle to greet her love, Jared. They were beaming as they found one another hands in the diffused light.

I was struck by the palpable affection throughout the room on Stephany and Jared’s wedding day. Thoughtful & poignant speeches from best friends and brothers, wordsmiths themselves,  floated articulate thoughts of love and strength among the room. Jared’s bilingual thanks was so bright- one of pure goodness and honesty. This couple is immensely cherished and they adore their friends and family ever so much.

As the sun dipped down on their wedding day, a wild dance floor gave way to a night celebrating this amazing affection-the love of couples long lasting, a cake cutting, revealing shoe game, best friend dance circles, so much laughter, and sweet, sweet Jase.

Thank you both so much for having me there. I wish so much love to you and your family. Just wanted to share a few moments from your day…

like….the moment a best friend helps you into your shoes…

and how two people in love see one another…

moments after they’re newly married…

the delicious food you savor …

& the high fives from the sweetest of hands…

sound advice from a very long lasting couple…

and dads…

and moms…

and best friends…

and brothers…

so much love and so much thanks to this loving, amazing couple

 

 

Sarah & Mike

Sarah & Mike

Winter 2017 – Maryland Wedding

I love this couple – they are so sweet, and fun and I felt so moved watching them take their first dance. Like no other person was in the room, they spun about the candlelit space in Woodberry, hugging one another tightly, eyes sparkly and beaming. You could see & feel all the happy.

Married just a few moments prior, Sarah and Mike’s dear friend officiated  their nuptials, and intimate and funny toasts (along with a good story about getting lost in the woods) ushered in the golden-lit night.

After  they spent a few moments dancing closely together, an epic conga line would follow, hair whipping on the dance floor would ignite, shot taking at the bar of course, and all of this in tandem with the vibrations of a great soulful band.

Sarah and Mike’s night was magic and I wish I could photograph it again and again XOXO 🙂

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Sam & Corey

Sam & Corey

Fall 2016 – Maryland Wedding

Sam and Corey’s wedding day was drenched in the yellow glow of fall days, expansive skylines, a calming chill in the air, and warm company. Surrounded by all the love that can be packed in a room, I was lucky enough to travel from a hen house to the pumpkin pie station, while flying-on-the-wall to a truly romantic ceremony, anniversary dance, smiles and tender touches of a newly married S and C and the epic dance party to follow. There was so much good, hearty laughter all day- I will never forget watching Sam’s besties chase her birdies with sticks. Or the dancing, for real so much good dancing. Or, Sam pinning a flower on her papas coat. Or a best friend speech that included fluffy socks. Or Corey looking so sweetly at his lady while they danced….oh man, this is just a tiny, tiny, post with a few tiny moments from a very big day. I am sending all my love & gratitude to this sweet, sweet pair and wish them so much happiness and joy.

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Casey & Ben

Casey & Ben

Fall 2016 – Maryland Wedding

I love Baltimore. I know it can be a kinda crazy city, but it is a special place, and this couple, they are just so fun and full of light and happy and giving and welcoming and with a Baltimore backdrop and thick air, it was just everything good. When I was editing Casey and Ben’s pics and remembering all of the moments from their wedding day I felt like Woooow. I am so happy and lucky and thankful to be collaborating with such lovely people, it is just unreal. To have witnessed such a poetic day is just, thank you- it was amazing, so full of goodness.

Casey and Ben’s wedding day was surrounded by air heavy with rain in all the good ways that it can be…the light was dense. Their smiles were contagious and their ceremony was tear-filled, celebrating all the many good things they have found in the world. Their parents and best friends toasted them, and I felt like I was at an Irish wedding on the docks of Charm City. A dear friend brought their pup by for surprise family portraits, and they were greeted with applause after a cobblestone walk through puddles. Sisters and mothers, and grandmoms and proud fathers and best friends and epic dancing and kissing and loving and magenta skies ensued. Flower girls swirled around the dance floor, the couple was hoisted above their loved ones heads and the night ended in a mammoth hug, Casey propelled in to the air in Bens arms. Love, love, love. Thank you, thank you thank you.

PS…Lord Huron’s Fool For Love is a really great song to listen while seeing the pics… Thank you C and B XOXO Also, Cannot thank you Milana enough for all of her help and collaboration!

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