I was able to photograph Heather & Andrew’s wedding in October at the Valley Country Club in the Baltimore area. On her wedding day, Heather was surrounded by her closest friends from childhood wearing matching floral silk robes. I took pictures of them while they laughed and watched each other get ready and tried to stave off the nerves. While the girls were helping each other get ready, I shot Heathers details, being sure to get pictures of her dress, shoes, robes and flowers. Her dress is a fit and flare with a lace overlay in an off white/ecru color. Form flattering, sexy and a bit reminiscent of the 20’s. She topped of this curve hugging stunner with a red lip and a cage veil. Fun, romantic and OMG sexy. Heather was dressed and decorated by her best girls and the entire time they were making jokes and fawning over how hot she was (got to love girl support!). I was able to take pictures of them laughing, having fun and enjoying the day. For the actual wedding ceremony, the bridesmaids wore navy mismatched bridesmaids dresses. The bride gave them silver knot bracelets as a token of their lasting relationships. Flowers were simple and classic roses accented with berries. The bride only had 1 hour to get ready before the ceremony. Taking pictures quickly was very important. As a seasoned wedding pro, I made sure to get all the images quickly. Before we knew it, it was go time. She walked out the side of her building with her entourage, awaiting the walk down the isle.
For the wedding ceremony procession, I was able to photograph Heather walking down the isle to the alter by her father figure and instead of tears there were smiles. Her groom, Andy, awaited her and just gazed at her the entire time she was approaching him. They were married under the front porch in a simple ceremony and then went in to enjoy the reception.
For the reception, the sit down dinner was served, toasts came and went (and YES there were TEARS!). The first dance was beautiful, simple and classic, but with lots of smiles and just gentile connection. First dances are one of my favorite things to photograph. I can really capture the couple in a moment of intimacy where they are more relaxed than they were earlier in the day. The dance was nothing over the top, just two people connecting who are obviously in love. Not nervous, just happy.
Party Party Party was the theme after the guests enjoyed their ridiculously amazing cupcakes from Flavor Cupcakery (these are cupcake crack). I took a few great shots of the guests dancing. During the cake cutting, I got some awesome images of Heather and Andrew smashing cupcakes in their face (wedding day photography at its finest)!
The tone of their wedding was fun and simple. Surrounded by friends and family in this small wedding the couple were able to be present with each other and enjoy their day. When photographing this Baltimore are wedding, I tried to keep the images similar to my clients personality. I loved capturing the silly moments caught between friends and even some hysterical ones. Not all those moments are shown here, I like to keep some of the personal things for my clients off media.
Thanks for taking a moment to read. I hope you enjoy this gallery.
Venue & Caterer: Mansion at Valley Country Club in Towson, Maryland
Dessert: Flavor Cupcakery in Timonium Maryland