As some of you know, or may have gathered from my postings….I was stateside a couple weeks ago for a few weeks! It worked out that my end of wedding season spanned a little over 2 weeks in December, which allowed me to be fully present for these amazing couples- as well as shoot a few engagements for my awesome couples of 2015! I also was able to see my family for a bit– and enjoy Christmas with them! I so wish Joey could have joined me…but I was able to fly back JUST in time to celebrate our one year wedding anniversary. The timing really was perfect! I’m not one for flying as I am deathly afraid of heights and spend most of the flight thinking about everything that could go wrong….(sorry for the minor tangent)…but, I am so thankful for it and the way it makes the world just a little bit smaller
I first met Katie while shooting Nicole and TJ’s engagement session at Sandy Point…she came along to observe, as she was freshly engaged herself! Katie is one of the most infectiously happy people I know- her smile really is contagious…so I hoped and prayed that she liked what she “observed”, because I knew it would be such a treat to work with her and hubby-to-be!
It wasn’t too long after, that I heard from Katie- and was able to finally meet Mark- the perfect calm and cool match to Katie’s bubbliness. These two are such a MATCH! I love watching the two of them interact- Katie lights Mark up in a way that no one else can…and Mark’s way of bringing out such infectious joy in Katie is a sight to see.
Katie and Mark married on a beautiful winter day on 12/13/14- a date to remember- in the very place where they first met- their alma mater, The University of Maryland.
Katie and Mark chose not to see each other before the wedding, so with the winter sun setting before their ceremony- we got creative with their bridal party shots, and were able to use the GORGEOUS and HUMONGOUS pillars that sit outside the University of Maryland Chapel to shoot a few full bridal party shots- without the bride and groom seeing each other!
I absolutely will always remember the way I spent 12/13/14- with the sweetest of brides and grooms. Katie and Mark, I am so thankful you chose ME to be your wedding photographer- I count myself incredibly blessed.
CONGRATULATIONS! And enjoy a few of my favorites….
Ceremony Venue | Memorial Chapel at UMD
Reception Venue | Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center at UMD
Bride’s Dress | Beautiful by Enzoani, Carmine Dress, Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection
Bridesmaids | J. Crew
Groom and Groomsen | Jos. A. Bank & Men’s Wearhouse
Hair | Shannon Duncan of Kindle and Bloom
Make-up | Valerie Hammor
Florist | Barbara Carter, Family Friend
Catering | Putting on the Ritz
Cake | Marcy Linton of Marcy’s Cakery
DJ | DJ Mattie Fresh
Second Photographer | Melissa of Melbee Photography