Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Andy & Liv's Wedding!

This past Saturday was the most hot weather I've ever worked in, and I realized that if I can survive the heat of the day and get photos like this, then I can do anything!
Andy and Liv's wedding took place on University of Maryland's campus in College Park. They both met during college and couldn't think of a better place to have their wedding. Liv actually works there now, and they share an apartment on campus, which made everything very convenient.
Their day began as Liv got into her beautiful dress at a nearby hotel and Andy walked from their on campus apartment to the West Chapel with his groomsmen. I took a few portraits of them before the ceremony separate, but I could really tell a difference in their smiles and nerves after the ceremony. They were simply beaming after they were announced as husband and wife :) I love the shot of them coming out of the chapel and really captures them! (thanks, mom!!!*)
After the ceremony, we took all of their family photos in the chapel and then quickly did a few portraits of the two of them and a few bridal party photos. Then, we headed to Mulligan's at the University Golf Course for the reception, which was so nice & relaxing. They had a beautiful black and white dance floor with purple clothed tables surrounding the glass room. Along with champagne toasts and a sweet bridal party dance to include their friends, the newlyweds cut the most delicious wedding cake I think I've ever had (and yes, I did get a piece of cake!)
Since their reception was over around 5:30pm, it made for the perfect time of day to capture some more relaxed photos of Liv and Andy and their bridal party around the campus. I loved having so much time to create some stunning images of them and their close friends together at a place that means so much to them. I think my favorite fun shots after the reception had to be at the big "M" flower emblem at the entrance of the campus, where I stood on the roof of my mom's car to capture some great school spirit shots!
Liv and Andy, I know you've been patiently waiting these highlight photos. I hope they were worth the wait, and I hope you have an amazing time on your cruise. Can't wait to hear all about it when you return! Thank you for letting me run you all around campus for these was great to know you trusted me and wanted me to "go nuts" to get some great shots for you!!!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Keri & Jim's Wedding

Keri & Jim's wedding day was a hot one. But we still managed to sneak outside for some amazing portraits at each location with them and the bridal party including some of the most beautiful and colorful wedding colors and flowers. I've known Keri since we both were really little, and it was so much fun to be the photographer at her wedding and see so many fun familiar faces during the day!
I really LOVE the portraits of Keri that I took at her parent's house. She was smiling ear to ear as she walked out of the bedroom after getting dressed. You could tell she was thrilled to be getting married!
We started in Littlestown, PA for her bridal portraits, family, and bridesmaid photos, and then we headed straight to the church to capture photos of Jim & his (many) men and boys that were part of his bridal party. The little boys kept me busy...making sure they were all looking and smiling at the same time!
The ceremony was at the church Keri grew up going to, Trinity Lutheran Church in Taneytown, and then the reception was at the beautiful Wakefield Valley Golf Course in Westminster, MD. I also had a great time working with Marshall of Maverick Productions Videography company capturing all of the action on the dance floor.
Keri & Jim, I know you are enjoying the Carribbean right now, soaking up the sun, but I can't wait for you to come back home & see these highlights from your special day. I think you will be pleased :)