Eva and Steve are a young couple that love to have a lot of fun. They just got married this summer at the Wellwood Club in Harford County. If you have not been to the venue, it is a super versatile space where you can have a waterfront wedding ceremony and then a reception in a large canopied tent. The styles there are endless, from a casual backyard feel to super high end, they really have a lot of variety in their space. Eva & Steve chose to have a fun wedding with a more causal feel with some super feminine touches- rhinestones and roses!  Guests were given Beer Cozies and at every turn, the reception was filled with laughter and a lot of fun. Now, Eva is from Poland, so her family also likes to party. Apparently in Poland, weddings can go on for days. Well, this wedding didn’t but, it was very easy to get the feeling of the fun and relaxed nature of their wedding and reception. Here are some of my favorite pictures. If you love this style and think this is your type of wedding, be sure to email me so we can talk about documenting your day like this!

 

Eva’s Bouquet. Hydrangea, Yellow & Orange Roses and Lilly
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A dress shot in the hotel room

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Eva getting some love from her bridesmaids

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The bridal bouquets. The main colors are creme and orange with a focus on hydrangea

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Shoes that sparkle

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Some fun group shots of the girls. The shoes were the worst in the grass so we improvised and got this cute group shot.

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I have worked with Moore & Company for the last 3 years, photographing events from elegant back yard BBQ’s to modern weddings in downtown Baltimore. Just this year, the owner of Moore & Co. Event Planners decided to open a one stop shop for brides. The new business combined her wedding planning business (Moore & Co Event Planners) with her bridal boutique (K&B Bridals). She expanded her venture by including her favorite florist, make-up artists and bridal jeweler. This group is now housed under the name ‘Be More Inspired Wedding Studio’. I work mostly with Rebekah Thorsett & Courtney Kappus as we work with the bride the day of. Courtney & Rebekah set up the day, I photograph it.
Rebekah reached out to me to stop by and photograph the grande opening that occurred last saturday. Of course, I had to go.

I have to start this post with a picture of my favorite gown of 2014….

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So, here are a few pictures from the event. If you attended and I took a quick picture of you, feel free to email me and I can send you the file. Otherwise, be sure to check out Moore & Co Event Planners for their blog update on all the great things happening over there. Of course if you need a wedding planner, call Rebekah or Courtney and if you need a photographer, Call ME!

Hair and Make-Up was done by Lavish, Flowers by Blush Floral Design, Jewelry by Faye Daniels and styling by Moore & Company. This entire event was done in house, so if you see something you LOVE, give them a shout.

This is the amazing room that couples meet with Moore & Co. Event Planners to style their dream wedding.

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Looking for a dress… they have many many options…
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Girls do need to have fun
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So, in between all the weddings I have been shooting, I had the opportunity to do a maternity shoot for a local couple that are getting ready to have a baby boy. We did a portrait style session at the local park so we could get the trees and fall colors in the background. Then we wen’t back to the clients house to grab a few more pictures. I am madly editing away, but I love a big pregnant belly. My goal was to get some great portraits of the client while then grabbing a few focus pictures of her beautiful baby bump. So here they are. I hope you enjoy them!

 

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This BelAir Maryland wedding was unique, offbeat and  had lots of quirky details, which were displayed at this beautiful venue. It was my pleasure to photograph this fun wedding at the Rockfield Mansion for Kim & Chris.  The incredible Hulk, Comics and Science were the focus of Kim & Chris’s offbeat themed wedding. Kim is a scientist and she incorporated a lot of really cool elements from that- everything from chemical compound necklaces for her and her bridesmaids,  to lab beakers on the tables. The bride and groom are also huge comic fans. The groom loves the incredible hulk and every groomsmen had a different plastic figurine on their lapel (forget the traditional flowers for this couple!). Check out the Incredible Hulk in his lapel! The bouquets and centerpieces were hand made out of comic books formed into paper flowers. The vases on the tables were beakers from the science lab. This little photo mash up I have made is just some of the coolest elements of their day. Check out the cake topper- its the Incredible Hulk and a miniature of the bride (along with their two kitties!).

The thing I love about being a Maryland wedding photographer is having the chance to work with clients who love to show their quirky side. Everyone wants to look stunning on their wedding day, but gone are the days of boring vanilla princess parties where every girl must look alike and follow tradition.I will follow-up with more of my favorites in a few weeks, but I wanted to take a minute to post this. I skipped most of the posed shots, because I think the highlight of this wedding was all the great details.

Are you a fan of non traditional weddings? Contact me today to talk about how I can document you on your wedding day in a way that is uniquely you ! Don’t live in Maryland, DC, or PA? No Problem. I travel. KimRaginski


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One of the best things about being a wedding photographer, is having the chance to shoot my couples before their big day. Engagement sessions are a great way to get comfortable in front of the camera and to figure out what styles of photography look the best for you.
I just got back from a full engagement session at Oregon Ridge Park. My couple Marcy & Shane are having their reception at the Wellwood Club in Cecil County next year. Today we just walked around and had fun. Here are a few previews of what is to come. Oh, and I found Ivy!!!

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I was hired to photograph the wedding of Laurel & Juan, who held their wedding in the backyard of their Monkton home. Intimacy, laughter, family, great food and wine was the focus of their day. Laurel decorated their huge backyard with a large white tent that housed farm tables. Roses and wildflowers filled the tables, along with flickering white candles. Laurel was escorted down the isle by her two children as Juan waited at an alter of  vines. After the ceremony, cocktail hour was filled with gourmet cheese and dips followed by a dinner of crab cakes and filet mignon. Guests mingled, dined and danced on their large deck. Their cake was a local confection covered with sugared fresh fruit. The fabulous food was catered by Zeffert and Gold Catering. Here are a few pictures from the day. Contact me today if you are still searching for the perfect photographer to document your day.

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I was hired to photograph Chaz and Heathers wedding that was held locally here in the Baltimore Area. Chaz and Heather have family here but currently live in California. Chaz is in the process of finishing up his work as a youth minister and instead of having a large nighttime wedding they decided to come home and invite all their friends to a daytime ceremony and reception. The menu was CAKE. Every table had a different cake and they invited their friends for fellowship and fun over a variety of cakes. They even had a coffee bar that served espresso and a photo booth. It was  a lot of fun and with the money they saved from their reception, they went on a honeymoon to Jerusalem. How cool! Don’t let the daytime themed wedding fool you, it was still elegant and beautiful and their guests had a great time. Here are some pictures. The reception was at Grace Fellowship Church in Shrewsbury, PA where Chaz found his calling as a youth minister. So the venue was perfect homage to his past and future! Heather wore a beautiful form fitting mermaid gown and picked the colors pink and orange to add some playful accents. Gerber daises were her flower of choice. Flowers by Laney provided the flowers, coffee bar was provided by The Traveling Bean (by the way, this was the best idea ever!- I think this should be at every wedding! I am an officially coffee guru and the guests love it.) 0004 0015 0001 Read More →

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Bling vs Star Wars

It’s great to take some fun pictures with the groomsmen. This group was super playful and we even shot a Star Wars shot!

Today’s grooms are getting involved in taking some fun shots with their groomsmen. Gone are the days of stuffy black tie with frowns. I love to play with pop culture. So grooms, if you had to pick a funny shot, which would you do? Both is ok too!

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