One of the coolest things about this wedding was that bridal prep took place right down the street from my parents’ place in Baltimore. This meant an extra 30 minutes of much needed sleep for yours truly (that’s having criss-crossed up and down the East coast for the better part of a month WITH a newborn in the house!). But aside from that, we loved all the details that went into Fran and Joe‘s wedding: ring designs, bagpipes, flowers, stationery, pink socks…yes, I said pink socks (more on that later). And because I’ve known Joe for the better part of two decades, this wedding was especially touching to capture. It was amazing to watch this rambunctious trouble-maker grow up to become a well-groomed gentleman who was going to share a very much grown-up life with an equally beautiful young woman. Because our families had been so intertwined throughout the years, it wasn’t like photographing our usual clients’ weddings: it was more like coming over for a very fancy Thanksgiving dinner with family, and I just happened to have my fancy cameras with me :).
It takes a truly manly-man to carry off pink…and that’s why they’re all wearing ’em :).
I nearly devoured this entire candy table. Goodness gracious.
Maybe it’s the lack of sleep, or hormones, but I was practically bawling my eyes out during speeches!
Ring photo…with a Maryland twist :).
We love sparkler send-offs :).
Congratulations again Fran and Joe. It truly was an honor to capture your special day.
Don’t let another 15 years pass before I see you guys again :).
Ceremony :: Notre Dame of Maryland
Reception :: Baltimore Yacht Club
Hair/Make-Up :: Picture Perfect – Make-up by Chrissy
Secondary Photography :: Amanda Stolarski
We took a brief pause this weekend from our regular posting schedule due to the events that took place in CT. Aside from the fact that our eyes were glued to all the news surrounding the events, our hearts simply weren’t all there to post up all these happy moments. Our sincere thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims, their families and friends. It’s a brief reminder that we shouldn’t just celebrate our love for one another on special dates such as weddings, birthdays and holidays – but we should be celebrating our love with our closest friends and family, every single day of our lives.
On that note, we look forward to sharing much more love with you guys this week :).
Much love, friends!
Ben & Karis