Had a beautiful waterfront wedding yesterday with Lauren & Lukas at the River House at Easton Club. Just wanted to share a great image we shot on the pier at sunset. A full sneak peek will be updated soon!
Holly & Chris live in North Caroline and decided to come to Maryland’s Eastern Shore to have their wedding. This was a location that was in-between where both their families were from and also offered the water front wedding views which was important to their wedding day.
Chris and Holly spend their lives on the water, with Chris being an avid boater and a yacht salesman. To help plan this wedding was Rebekah Thorsett from Moore & Co Event Stylists which ensured that everything from the seating, decorations and timeline were flawless.
The guests sat outside on white chairs that flanked the waterfront during the ceremony and then partied the night away with music from Kristen and the Noise.
Portraits were minimal as the couples focus was enjoying their day and having a great time soaking in all the ambiance and fun from their amazing reception.
Hope you enjoy the images!
Styling: Rebekah Thorsett: Moore & Co Event Stylists
Hair & Make-Up: Abby De Rosett
Video: Ethan Wise: Wise Films
Reception: Silver Swan Bayside
Band: Kristen & The Noise
Not all couples are all about the frills. This couple is down to earth, hard working and lots of fun. They decided that they wanted to have their engagement session to take place in the local fire department in which Ryan volunteers. Ryan is also a full time fire fighter in another fire department, so it was really important for them to have their engagement photos reflect who they really are. Out of the box? Yep, but thats fine by me.
All couples are different and its important to me to create images you love, not just the traditional engagement session. I can say, it was a bit harder for a minute to think about how to include such large equipment and keep the images more natural. I have never seen half of the hoses or equipment!
We finished up the engagement session at Ryan’s parents house, right down the street on his family’s pier at sunset with their dog Chief, who had to be included in a few shots.
Hope you enjoy these images and here is a shout out to Bowleys Quarters Fire Department!
Cara & Andy had their wedding on the fourth of July at Pond View Farms in Whitehall, MD. Andy describes himself as a working class guy who likes to have fun and likes more simple things. Cara is a country girl with a quick wit and a awesome personality. Cara & Andy had originally hired another wedding photographer, but I was asked to do their engagement shoot. Once we worked together it was such a great fit, that they decided to hire me to shoot their wedding instead!
They both have a strong sense of family and wanted to get images from their wedding but not spend too much time focused on the photography so they can enjoy themselves. Of course, I had to get a few shots of the both of them that looked amazing! They settled on a casual yet upscale wedding with only the best food and entertainment. They served differ buffet style with pit beef, BBQ & crab cakes. All Baltimore natives know of Detour Dave, and he was their MC, followed by a band from Dewey Beach called Love Seed Mama Jump. Guests mingled, played Corn Hole (check out these boards I LOVE THEM), and chatted by the bar under a covered porch. The evening was a send off of spectacular fireworks that were shot off beyond the pond.
Here are a few pics from the wedding to give you a feel for their special day.
Coordination & Styling: Courtney Kappus at Moore & Co Event Stylists
Video: Wise Films
Band: Love Seed Mama Jump
DJ: Detour Dave
Venue & Caterer: Pond View Farms
Here is a sneak peek from Friday’s wedding at Pond View Farms in Harford County. Megan & Kyle travel internationally and are coffee importers so with the help of their family & Moore & Co Event Stylists, they planned a fun and casually elegant outdoor wedding. Kyle wore blue and white gingham checked shirt while Megan opted for a simple and classic sheath wedding dress. They both had huge wedding parties so they opted for the first look and to do all their formal pictures ahead of time so they could party the night away. Everything was personalized from color coded sunglasses, funky groomsmen socks, guest place cards with personal notes from the couple, and even a firework send off at the end. I have so many images to sort through, but in the meantime, here is a preview of some of the shots from their wedding.
Photographer: Photos by Carlotta – ME!
Videographer: Ethan Wise at Wise Films
Wedding Planner & Stylist: Rebekah Thorsett at Moore & Co. Event Stylists
DJ: Frank Marsden at Friendly Entertainment
Venue & Caterer: Pond View Farms
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Wedding Planning: Rebekah Thorsett at Moore & Co Event Stylists
Venue: The Castle at Maryvale
Everyone loves waterfront shots, but there is very small window of opportunity to get those gorgeous images. Water acts as a huge light reflector creating really harsh and bright light during most of the day. However, there are a few key times when the lighting is perfect. The best time for these waterfront wedding pictures is either first thing in the morning or the last hour before sunset. If your having a night time reception, think about allowing 15 minutes to sneak outside and grab a few shots when the lighting is ideal. These waterfront shots were taken at the Baltimore Inner Harbor right after the wedding reception ended while the lighting was still soft.
Having enough time for the detail shots really rounds out your wedding day images. Plan for an additional hour before your group formals to get some great detail shots. If you want hair and make-up covered also, opt for starting two hours earlier.
I want to take a moment to thank all my amazing couples in 2014 who have supported my business and taken time to share their praise. Photos by Carlotta is successful largely because of the support of our clients. I am proud to have received the award this year, placing my wedding photography business in the top 5% of all wedding vendors in Baltimore & Pennsylvania. xoxo
Jackie & Ryan had their wedding at St Ursula in Harford County Maryland and their wedding reception at the Mansion at Valley Country Club. Jackie and Ryan live in Baltimore and Jackie attended school at St. Ursula. A full post will be coming soon, once I get through her wedding!