After photographing Tiffany & Jerry’s engagement session in North East, Maryland I knew their wedding would be fun. I was also happy to work at Swan Harbor Farm again, because it is one of my favorite Maryland Wedding Venues! Tiffany loves the beach and the water, so the venues beautiful view of the Chesapeake Bay was a wonderful backdrop for her wedding and reception as they danced the night away under the starry sky in Swan Harbor’s tent.
Their wedding had the cutest flower girls and ring bearers and… the sunset… wow. It was definitely one of the best sunsets I’ve seen at a wedding. The perfect ending to a beautiful wedding!
After preparing for their wedding at the Hambleton Inn in St Michaels, Maryland, Sheri and Dirk were married in an intimate wedding ceremony aboard the Patriot cruise ship. They were surrounded by their closest friends and family members as they celebrated, sipped champagne and cruised down the Miles River in the Chesapeake Bay.
Following their wedding ceremony and cruise, they topped the perfect day off with dinner, and wedding cake at Harbour Lights Restaurant overlooking St Michaels Harbor. The decor throughout the restaurant was perfectly suited to the nautical theme echoed throughout the entire day. Their dinner was accompanied by the music from guitarist, Greg Jones.
Sheri and Dirk were among the first few couples to meet with me in my studio soon after opening. They will always be a very special couple to me. :) Thank you so much, Sheri and Dirk, for choosing me to document such an important day for you. :)
Below are some of my favorite photos from Leslie and Dave’s barn wedding in Maryland. Leslie and Dave chose one of the most beautiful wedding venues in Cecil County, Maryland – a hidden gem called Spring Hill Manor. Spring Hill Manor has several beautiful backdrops, barns, gardens and interestingness wherever you turn.
Not only was I excited to photograph this cute couple in such a great location – I was also excited to see some past favorite clients at the same time. This is such a great and close knit group of friends. A past bride was the maid of honor and a past groom was the officiant!!! Leslie and Dave are lucky to have one another but they are also lucky to have such wonderful and long-lasting friendships with many good people. They went out of their way to make this wedding not only about themselves and their relationship, but also the relationships they have with friends and family.
Sabra and Aaron’s afternoon wedding was held at the Historic Kent Manor Inn on Kent Island in Stevensville, Maryland. This beautiful old inn was built in 1820 (you can read more about it here) and was the perfect choice for a Maryland wedding venue. I loved the tall old trees and the waterfront view of the Chesapeake Bay.
It was a pleasure to spend the day with Sabra and Aaron and witness the genuine love and affection surrounding them with so many friends and family. Their reception slideshow was particularly touching to me, as I watched them growing from young children, to young adults and ever more deeply in love with one another – with many loved ones always by their side. To be a little self-indulgent here, I realized how lucky I was to be included in their lives and felt very fortunate that I was able to witness and be a little part of their wedding. This couple is special. I can especially tell by the interactions with those around them: they are two truly kind and lovely people.
If you are a bride contemplating a Beach Wedding in Maryland, Ocean City is the perfect place! This super cute couple decided to do a “first look”, which is when the couple sees each other for the first time before the actual wedding ceremony. It allowed them to have a quiet moment together before being in the “wedding spotlight” for the rest of the day. I love when couples decide to do this, because it gives them the time and privacy to see each other for the first time, without a huge audience. I’ve seen quite a few grooms shed some tears gazing at their beautiful brides. :)
After the first look was completed on the Ocean City beach, the couple went on their way to their wedding ceremony in Berlin, Maryland at the Temple Bat Yam. Following their wedding in Berlin, was their wedding reception at Harrison’s Harbor Watch in Ocean City, Maryland.
John and Sara’s October wedding was held at Our Lady of the Fields Catholic Church in South Millersville, Maryland and their reception followed at the Maryland Yacht Club in Pasadena, Maryland. Thankfully, a much dreaded wedding guest – hurricane Sandy – decided to skip their wedding and showed up on the Maryland shore just 1 day later! The impending bad weather, however, did nothing to distract from their perfect wedding day.
John and Sara had so many friends and family members in attendance that had nothing but kind words and fun memories to share of their times with this couple. We should all be so lucky to have the friendships, memories and lifelong relationships they are fortunate to share with so many people.
This gorgeous wedding with rustic details and succulent floral arrangements took place at the Mt Harmon Plantation in Earleville, Maryland. Mount Harmon is a perfect Maryland wedding venue for weddings with a rustic theme. The boxwood gardens were a beautiful setting for the ceremony and the elevated brick “stage” was helpful in giving all guests get a wonderful vantage point of the couple as they exchanged their vows. The bridal suite on the top floor of the plantation home is surrounded with windows which helped me take nice, softly lit photos during the bridal preparations – one of my favorite times of the day!
We were able to take many unique couples portraits on the surrounding estate which has rustic barns, cute pathways and many other gorgeous locations throughout. This is the kind of location wedding photographers in Maryland love to photograph!
I had the pleasure of photographing this wedding one warm February day in downtown Baltimore, Maryland. I think the bride and groom made a wonderful decision when they chose the Lord Baltimore Hotel as both their ceremony and reception venue. It really helps to keep things running smoothly and stress-free when everything is done in one location and as you can see, this Baltimore wedding venue is a beautiful choice.
Frances is a fellow wedding photographer, so I was flattered when she contacted me to photograph her own spring wedding. Frances and Daniel had their wedding at the Chesapeake Inn in Chesapeake City, Maryland. Every single detail was meticulously planned and created by Frances herself, in keeping with her nautical themed wedding. Her “do it yourself” methods truly reflect her elegant and simple sense of personal style.
As you can see in the photos below, the gorgeous venue, decor, and couple made this a beautiful day to photograph.