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One of my favorite things about this job is becoming familiar with so many other traditions and cultures. I have photographed several weddings with Jewish elements, but this was the most traditional Jewish wedding I’ve been to and as I found out the meaning behind them I absolutely loved how each of the traditions contributed to the day.  Rachel and Daniel did not see each other for a week before the wedding, so the anticipation leading up to their reunion before the ceremony was unbelievable. Rachel sat in a room surrounded by her energetic women, all singing and clapping as Daniel was led down the stairs. When they first saw each other they looked like they were about to burst out of their skin. They were so giddy it just gave me chills. That was MY favorite moment of their day. The ceremony was romantic and solemn under a family heirloom lace chuppah in the barn. Then from the minute they ran into their reception to be greeted by a burst of confetti it was a whirlwind of spinning and crazy crazy dancing. I thought I would be trampled several times. I loved it.

Rachel and Daniel care a lot about their environmental impact and they made many green choices for their wedding like bamboo serving dishes and flatware. I was so happy to learn that they chose Local Color Flowers for their florist. Local Color Flowers sources only from local farms, so their creations are completely seasonal, and I’m always so excited to see what they come up with using only what is available at a given time of year. They never fail to create absolutely gorgeous florals that exactly fit the personality of the wedding. Please check them out, not only because they are excellent florists, but because of their mission as well.

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This wedding was something else. When I first met these two I knew we had a lot in common, including the fact that we both decided to put together our weddings in just a few months because we were so in love we couldn’t wait any longer. So I understood when I heard from Jillian, throughout the few months of engagement, how tough the process was – to pull off something so lovely in such a short amount of time. But when I showed up on this June day and saw what she and Aaron had put together I was just overwhelmed, not just by the beauty but by the love. This was quite possibly the hottest day of the year, and the whole event was outside with no air conditioning, but everyone was so crazy happy for these two that no one cared, everyone just hurrah’d and danced their hearts out and it was incredible. I asked Jillian to share her favorite part of the day and this is what she said: My absolute favorite part of the day was walking down the aisle. The emotions I felt in that moment will probably never be replicated as I held my dad’s arm and walked into the arms of my groom. Aaron looked like he was going to burst out of his skin as I approached. We had already seen each other during a first look and pre-ceremony portraits, but it didn’t lessen that moment at all. That will always be such a sweet memory for me.
This wedding was also featured on Style Me Pretty – hop over there for more of the beautiful details photos and Jillian’s thoughts about the day.

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Wedding Venue: Richardson Farms in White Marsh, Maryland / Floral Design: Linda Monatori of Fine Floral Designs / Decorations: DIY + Thrift Stores / Wedding Cakes: Yia Yia’s Bakery / DJ: Scott West of Soundwaves DJs / Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal (Altered Sleeves + Sash) / Hair: Regis Salon / Makeup: Nicole Palermo / Men’s Suits: Indochino

This wedding was so special that I’ve been saving it for a while but I can’t wait any longer. It’s pure Baltimore. Courtney and Paul did an amazing job of merging her love for all things rustic and vintage with Paul’s love of baseball. They got married at Camden Yards and the Oriole himself made an appearance. It was a fantastic party, even their dog got in on the fun. Courtney and Paul just celebrated their one year anniversary and opened the time capsule that their guests put together for them at the wedding, and they’re expecting their first baby in just a few weeks! More photos will be in The Knot Magazine for the mid atlantic region in January but you can also see more photos on Borrowed and Bleu and Charm City Wed.
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For wedding photographers this time of year is a little like Christmas is for retailers. It’s fun and festive and we’re going a hundred miles an hour seven days a week to photograph these beautiful weddings and then quickly get the photos to their owners. I’m almost there, I shoot my last wedding of the year today tomorrow (on Halloween!) and I only have a few left to edit, then I’m going to start blogging all of the fun from this last year. In the meantime here is a preview from just a few recent weddings until I get the chance to blog each one.