After the ceremony, we headed back to their home in Hampden to feed the dogs and soak up some AC for 15 minutes. Then we hopped in the car and headed to Clavel for tacos and ice cream. The light was stunning and cast shadows of the numerous houseplants lined up in the restaurant window.
There is SO much character at this venue- wallpaper, crystal chandeliers, bookcases, textiles, velvet chairs, vintage rugs, and more! It was hard to pick where to photograph the details, let alone the people!! I came ready for rain, but we lucked out with amazing (albeit Maryland summer hot) weather and got to explore the gardens and rolling golf courses outside.
Lindsay and Adam's engagement session at Loch Raven Reservoir in Phoenix, MD is everything a photo shoot can be. We started by meeting for a walkthrough of their wedding venue, Eagle's Nest Country Club, and then drove a mile down the road to one of my favorite spots along the water.
Allison and Dan's Earth Day wedding had two priorities- have FUN with family and friends who traveled from all over the country, and keep things as eco friendly as possible.
Alex and Enid's intimate wedding was hosted in a quaint public park near Silver Spring, MD and was a true DIY, family affair. At the top of a hill sat a small wooden pavilion, decorated in classic white bunting, twinkle lights, and simple wildflower arrangements in recycled wine bottles.
I met Katie and Zach at one of my favorite places in Baltimore, Patterson Park, for a casual and carefree engagement session. The grass was dotted with buttercups and they didn’t hesitate when I asked if they’d lay down in it!
Aubrey and Jason chose to take their engagement photos at Loch Raven Reservoir in Baltimore County on a cold spring evening. There was still snow on the ground and the sunset warmed us to the core.
This was a true family affair. Kalynn's sisters wove a gigantic ceremony wreath backdrop and decorated it with mums and ornamental grasses. The bride wore a homemade eucalyptus flower crown and carried a DIY wedding bouquet full of eucalyptus, grasses, mums, and dahlias.
Even in winter, Rawlings Conservatory offers so many stunning photo backdrop opportunities, inside and out. The bride and groom invited 17 of their closest family and friends for an intimate, emotional ceremony under the towering palm trees.
When I arrived at Duncan's parent's house for his and Phoebe's Woodstock, Maryland wedding, I knew it was going to be one of those creatively fulfilling, easy as pie afternoons.
Mountains, seed bombs, a yarn weaving ceremony, and a kitty in a bowtie make this wedding one of a kind. Emily and Michel wanted to have a casual potluck wedding along their favorite river.
Chris and Hattie were married on a breezy summer's day in the heart of Canton, Baltimore's historical industrial district. There was a mashed potatoes bar, an ice cream sundae station, and each guest signed a Jenga block instead of a guestbook.
Chris and Lucia renewed their vows while a gaggle of kids played with rose petals at their feet. Adorable is an understatement!
Ami and Zach had a relaxed weekday elopement at the courthouse in Towson. After they tied the knot, I met them at Rawlings Conservatory for a portrait session.
Melissa and Nishant met me during the winter at their wedding venue, Overhills Mansion, for a tour of the grounds. It was so fun imagining how the space would transform with greenery by the time their summer wedding came.
Everyone gathered at Elizabeth's family church, a series of intimate A-frame buildings lined with warm wood planks. Over the course of summer, she'd thrifted for mismatched tablecloths, vintage floral china, and carefully placed family wedding photos in vintage frames. She even made the flower bouquets herself!
Their first look was at the Wilkes Street Tunnel, and much to our surprise, another wedding party was getting ready to do their own photos at the same spot when we arrived. Thankfully we squeezed in and got some amazing shots (and memories) in about five minutes!
This bride wore a violet lace wedding dress, wore light-up sparkly heels, and used an assortment of caketoppers for their dessert table.
Ann and Brian’s portrait session at home in Baltimore was candid and laid back. We explored their garden and spent time in a beautiful room with blue painted trim and masks on the wall.
Michelle and Danny were married in a classic family church and then we headed to the Baltimore City rooftop of their first apartment together to take 50’s inspired wedding party portraits.
I met Kylie and Jason at The Wilson House in Baltimore, Maryland where they were leisurely spending the morning getting ready for their wedding ceremony. They said vows in a city median and then joined family for dinner at a farm to table restaurant.
Nick and Charlene said their vows at the beautiful Chase Court in Mount Vernon, Baltimore. Family and friends passed their rings along a piece of string, saying prayers until they reached the happy couple.
Deirdre and Hendrik enjoyed a family-oriented wedding at the charming Elm in Hampden. They held paper flowers and a friend made their stunning wedding cake from scratch!
Jen and Drew celebrated their wedding in the presence of family and friends in the height of autumn. She wore a succulent ring and her bridesmaids wore warm shades of purple.
When I arrived at Elkridge Furnace Inn, three little flower girls were waiting at the window. Luci met Adam for their first look on the tiny footbridge near the garden and he was spellbound. It was one of those quiet, misty mornings and time stood absolutely still.
The kids pitched in and hired me as a photographer for their parents’ 50th anniversary party. I loved that so many people who were at their wedding were present for this party!
Jake and Alyssa came to my home for a casual portrait session after their courthouse elopement. She cut her own bouquet from queen anne’s lace and they enjoyed a walk in the dark forest.
Marie and Will spent about a year planning their classic wedding and all that hard work really paid off. Despite traditions, they opted to have an intimate first look against the vine-covered brick exterior of Chase Court.
Lindsay and Sean were married outdoors in a romantic vine-covered courtyard in Mount Vernon, Baltimore. All of the flowers were sourced from her and her mom’s shared perennial garden.
Lloyd and Tomko celebrated their wedding at The Elm, one of Baltimore’s hidden gems. She wore a 1950’s style handmade olive green dress and he wore a kilt and a bowtie. I love how they embraced their own personal style(s) instead of wearing traditional black and white!