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Katie & Mark | A University of Maryland Wedding

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….













2015-01-08_01042015-01-08_00642015-01-08_00662015-01-08_00522015-01-08_00652015-01-08_00512015-01-08_00632015-01-08_00612015-01-08_00592015-01-08_00622015-01-08_01052015-01-08_0057Ceremony 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


January 8, 2015 - 9:28 pm

Diane Romano Bowman - BEAUTIFUL!!!

January 8, 2015 - 11:23 pm

Kitty McGuire Reeves - Just beautiful .. Best wishes . You are starting on an amazing adventure that lasts a lifetime… Hugs

January 8, 2015 - 11:27 pm

Sue Adams - Lovely Details, beautiful bride and especially love the Christmas tree kiss and the flower girl closeup:)

January 9, 2015 - 1:12 am

Lorrie Ricca - Absolutely beautiful bride, bridal party, venue, Mother of the bride;) and photographs !!!

January 9, 2015 - 1:38 am

Michelle Albornoz - So much love! beautiful!

January 9, 2015 - 1:49 am

Liz Kind - What a beautiful wedding! Congratulations to the bride and groom!

January 9, 2015 - 2:13 am

Barbara Worley - Beautiful wedding!!!

January 9, 2015 - 10:23 pm

Lawrence Bowen - I’m happy to have fathered you, beautiful bride! I’ll always be your Daddy. Congratulations, Mark. I hope to meet you someday.

January 10, 2015 - 6:19 pm

Lawrence Bowen - I’m happy to be your father, beautiful bride. I see so much of me in these pictures and in my reflections! Congratulations, Mark. I hope to meet you soon.

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