I was beyond honored when Michelle asked me to be her wedding photographer! I had the pleasure of knowing Michelle since I was 12, (her sister is my BFF) and a decade later I get to photograph her big day! Michelle and Mike are such a unique couple with a quirky, cute, fun vibe. They had this awesome idea to do their engagement photos at the library. Being from Boca, I’d never shot at this library and thought it was an amazing idea!
When my team had the chance to film Julia and Shawn's wedding, it was like being rustic chic barn in the middle of a magical forest! It was a lush green location with dinner and dancing in a rustic barn; everything they could have asked for. Here’s a look into their special day!
From the Groom- how he proposed:
In Julia's classroom with kids holding roses and letters spelling "Will You Marry Me?". Then I sang her a song from It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, ending with me dropping to a knee to propose.
Filmmaker: Trevor DeSaussure
Dress: Designer: Alfred Angelo from Sue Z's Bridal Shop
Florist: Twisted Vine Floral Designs
Venue: The Millstad Center
DJ: Starlust Entertainment http://www.starlustentertainment.com/ email@example.com
Photographer: Becki Stenger http://beckistenger.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Cake: Fenwick Bakery
Diana and Tim held their sweet and elegant wedding at the always enchanting Historic Londontown in Edgwater, MD. The classic architecture and pristine lush green venue laid the foundation for an idyllic garden party affair and the every detail followed suit.
Diana was a classic beauty in her Maggie Sottero gown and a simple yet elegant updo let her natural and radiant beauty shine. Pops of pink and gold could be found in details throughout the day including beautiful hand painted signs, ceremony details, and gorgeous bouquets made by Diana herself.
During their reception, the couple surprised the guests with a beautiful dance that had Diana swirling in the air. And as the evening drew to an end the sun set over the water - a perfect end to a perfect wedding day!
Tuesdays are for tots in tutus! I had so much fun with Audrey for her 1st Birthday cake smash! Too cute!
Happy Wedding Wednesday! As I prepare to kick off "busy season" starting with a trip up to Maryland, I am reminded how much I love the Eastern Shore. Brad and Brittany's wedding took place in the cutest little town of St. Michaels, Maryland. You need to go if you haven't been. It was a day full of big smiles and a romantic setting on the Miles River. The ceremony was led by Brittany's very own brother and took place as the sun started to set. I couldn't get over how cute these two were as they danced the night away under the stars!
For the love of pizza! A few words from the beautiful bride...
How did you and Brad meet?
BB- We met at the University of Maryland. Brad was setting up a cheerleading competition and I was working it since I was a UMD Cheerleader. I went up to Brad and asked, "Are you Mr. Brainer's son?" We talked, ate pizza together (should have known it was true love then) and about 3 years later he asked me on a date.
How did he propose?
BB- We ate dinner at Tony's (pizza, of course), then walked the beach in Ocean City until we were in front of my childhood condo on first street. Brad dropped my ring in the sand, panicked a little, then standing on two feet with the box closed and in my face he asked, "Will you be my wifey?" Wouldn't have wanted it any other way :)
Also, check out The Brainer's Luxe Wedding album designed by yours truly!
This waterfront wedding absolutely takes my breath away! When I was 8 years old I fell in love with the art of film. This past year I have extended my services to wedding videos. I cant tell you how emotional it is to watch and relive the day through this media. I love when you can see a couple’s love shine through the camera, you can see Jakes sweet look as he watches his soon to be bride Allison walking down the aisle!
When Alex contacted me to photograph her wedding I was thrilled and honored because this family holds a special place in my heart. Not too long ago I was photographing her sister Mia's wedding!
When Jake proposed to Alex he have her a beautiful diamond that has been in his family since the 1930s. They picked out this beautiful rose gold setting together.
Alex and Jake got married in the backyard of Alex's grandfathers home. A place that means a lot to them with beautiful views all around.
Dress by Justin Alexander at Melange Bridal...One word: stunning!
Can I just say how sweet this engagement shoot was?! When Tim first laid eyes on Diana she was working at an ice cream shop in Ocean City for the summer. Tim went back to the shop and asked her out on a date... the rest is history!
I did this shoot for Vista BMW in Florida where they featured some of their best clients and their awesome cars. I shot Dr. Dardano and his gorgeous white BMW in Boca Raton. Dr. Dardano is a Florida based plastic surgeon and is a very fashionable guy. He even sported a black Hermés belt with matching Gucci shoes.
How beautiful is this bride? I was so honored when Nadine, a model I have worked with in the past, asked me to photograph her wedding! It was a beautiful day filled with so much love and beauty. Family and friends flew in from all over the world to witness at Tudor Place in Georgetown D.C. Her hubby Mark is absolutely adorable. When I asked how he "popped the question" Nadine responded with this:
He proposed on his birthday! I cooked him a beautiful meal at home, and, even though he hates birthday cake and birthday fanfare/attention, I surprised him with a little cake. As he was about to blow out the candle, he asked, "Can I tell you my wish?" I said, "No, you can't tell me your wish, or else it won't come true." He responded, "Well uh, can I tell you anyway?" We went back and forth like this until he finally said, "You have some say in it." Then he presented the ring, asked me to marry him, and my mouth hit the floor.
Always love working with the talented hair and makeup artist, Sara of Infinity Artistry!
Nadine's wedding dress is the "Francine" dress by Watters and bridesmaid dress by BHLDN. Love this lacy combo!
How cute is this tourist snapping a pic of the bride?
All these beautiful flower arrangements were made by the bride herself. Her handsome groom is sporting a Dolce & Gabbana tuxedo, Dunhill cufflinks & stud set; Hugo Boss Shirt. What a stud!
Wishing these two a haplily ever after...
How cute are these two? Loved this beach setting for Brittany & Brads engagement shoot!
How he asked:
We ate dinner at Tony's (pizza, of course), then walked the beach in Ocean City until we were in front of my childhood condo on first street. Brad dropped my ring in the sand, panicked a little, then standing on two feet with the box closed and in my face he asked, "Will you be my wifey?". Wouldn't have wanted it any other way
Gotta keep the Loubs safe!
First Finish is a design-build company that focuses on renovating hotels, restaurants, boutiques, and more! They just launched their new website, FirstFinish.net and are such an awesome company. They were a great group of gentlemen to work with and I even had the pleasure of going to their office and getting to see some of their amazing work!
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Serendipity Bridal & Events is a full service bridal and events boutique that ranges from event planning, bridal gowns, mens tuxedos, and many more. The owners are a mother-daughter team, Janice and Jesscia who are two of the sweetest girls. I did some headshots for their new website that they are launching and it was great going to their shop and meeting all the girls! The salon offers beautiful interiors and is filled with gorgeous gowns and accessories.
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Assistant: Reece Milner
I shot this all over Virginia at an event sponsored by The Gerogetowner. We went to a bunch of farms where local chefs get their produce and ingredients from and were able to meet everyone and see how the process works. It was a very cool event and it was so neat to see how much goes into a well prepared meal!
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I love an engagement shoot in Boca! These were taken at the Boca Raton Resort which is so special to me because i grew up right by there! I went to high school with Susan and Jake where they briefly dated and shortly after college, the two rekindled and are now getting married next year in Miami! It was so fun shooting them and being able to capture their candid love for each other. Susan and Jake are such a cute couple and look at that gorgeous custom ring with the center stone set from her great grandmothers engagement ring!
Buon appetito! I shot some photos for Arturo's Trattoria in Glen Burnie as a second location in addition to Osteria 177 in Annapolis. Arturo Ottaviano is the chef and owner who just opened up Arturos Trattoria, a collection of exquisite Italian cuisine. I was able to photograph the interiors and some popular dishes and everything looked so great! I recommend this to any foodie!
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