nicole + bryan | american visionary art museum wedding | baltimore wedding photographer

It’s hard to describe how much of a connection I felt with Nicole + Bryan as I got to know such wonderful people… I miss them so much now that their day is over, but luckily, have these photos to share and relive each and every adorable moment, expression and glance! Their love is so genuine and gentle, honest and playful… throughout their engagement and wedding day, it was so obvious how in love they are and perfect for each other!!

We chatted about our love for Charm City during our first meeting, laughed our way along the waterfront during their engagement photos (and here, see their feature on United with Love!) and made the most of their incredibly romantic and elegant wedding day at the American Visionary Art Museum – one of my FAVORITE places in Baltimore!

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Never let a drizzly day get you down… these moments go to show you how much fun umbrellas and diffused light can be!

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but first… I’m stilllllllll SWOONING over Nicole’s details!

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These gifts from Bryan were so thoughtful and classic!

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My color happy heart loved how their drinks matched their Le Rose robes!

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Bryan and his groomsmen were so fun to capture – they couldn’t stop laughing and telling jokes but yet looked so perfectly dapper while doing so!

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The definition of the most fun, vibrant, playful, iconic and unique wedding venue in Baltimore! AVAM never disappoints!!!

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This may be one of my favorites of the day… absolutely filled with pure joy!!!

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I loved how perfectly Nicole chose bridesmaid dresses that coordinated with the American Visionary Art Museum’s mosaic colors!! And then her sister/MOH’s dress being patterned yet in the same color family – so fun, unique and a dress that can be worn again…? win, Win, WIN!

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We made sure to have time to sneak upstairs without guests seeing us before the ceremony, to capture more romantic portraits (ps – there can never be enough if you ask me!)… the catwalk of the AVAM has amazing light that pours through the small window openings!

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I love seeing the unique angles my second shooter captures while I’m down on the ground and in the ceremony action! How many couples can say their ceremony includes a fluffy pink poodle named Fifi, a hot air balloon and an elephant (can you spot them all below?)!

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I can’t get over how GORGEOUS Nicole’s cathedral veil is!! She only wore it during the ceremony since it was drizzling outside during our portrait time… I just love how much more romantic it made this moment!

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I wanted to just bottle up Nicole’s energy, smile, and incredible warmth…!

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Who knew umbrellas made things so romantic? 🙂

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The inside of the JVRC banquet room is such a special space – it doesn’t need much decoration to make it shine! The warmth of the brick was highlighted with some simple uplighting and the exposed wood structure was the perfect backdrop for their elegant ivory and light blue hydrangea tablescapes.

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The speeches were so heartfelt and heartwarming, I just loved seeing Nicole + Bryan reacting to her sister and his best friend’s words! And how neat is that “guest book” idea to use a framed print of Baltimore?!

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These fun and festive wedding guests were absolutely amazing; guest group selfies are my new favorite ‘candid’ reception moment to capture!!

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Is there a contest for cutest grandma dancing photo that I could enter this into? Because I’m pretty sure this one would win… 🙂

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Ice cream, popsicles and the prettiest cake by WinniE’s Bakery add up to one of my favorite cake cutting shots; Nicole + Bryan’s faces say it all!!

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Group photos? I say the larger the better… let’s do this, friends!!
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Rather than using sparklers for their exit, Nicole’s mom planned an exit that used LED wands and allowed for such a fun and interactive way to send off the newlyweds! I loved this ‘Charm Car‘ golf cart that brought us to our iconic night portrait locations!!

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Nicole + Bryan, we absolutely loved having the honor of capturing your day and getting to know you both throughout the process! I hope your honeymoon in Fiji was the relaxing treat you deserved!!! Here’s to many, many more years of making charming memories together!

xo,
Naomi

Loved working with this amazing team!! Hope to do it again soon!

Planning: Vanessa Young of JPB Designs
Venue: American Visionary Art Museum
Getting ready location: Royal Sonesta Harbor Court
Ceremony Music: Hill Chamber Music
Wedding Dress + Bridesmaid’s Dresses: David’s Bridal
Shoes: Keds by Kate Spade
Groom + Groomsmen Attire: Jos A Bank
MD Flag Socks: Cohen’s
Officiant: Heather Saul
Hair: Liz Shields
Makeup: Amber Sgueo
Catering: Rouge
Cake: WinniE’s Bakery
Invitations: Kindly RSVP
Guest Shuttle Transport: Trolley from Extraordinar Limo
Post Wedding Transport: Charm Cars
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35 Comments

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35 responses to “nicole + bryan | american visionary art museum wedding | baltimore wedding photographer

  1. Emily Edington

    This post just made my day! Everything about this wedding was perfect and I am so glad I was able to be a part of it. Naomi and her husband were the greatest people to work with and really captured the day beautifully! Wishing years of happiness to my sister and new brother<3

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    • Naomi

      Thanks so much, Emily!!! Your kind words made MY day and we couldn’t have been more honored and happy to work with your entire family! You were so much fun to be around and made our jobs so easy!!

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  2. Noelle

    Super gorgeous!

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  3. Allie

    Such cute pics!!!! Congrats!!!!

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  4. Gabby

    So beautiful! Love these!

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  5. Nicole Friia

    We absolutely loved having you as our photographer! Thanks for capturing our day so perfectly!!

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  6. Holly Edington

    Naomi was the best to work with!!! These pictures do just what they are intended to do – enable us to relive the wonderful moments shared with Bryan and Nicole on their special day. Love everything about it….not that I’m biased.
    Signed,
    The mother of the bride

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    • Naomi

      Holly, your kind words mean so much!! We loved working with you and your entire family throughout the planning process – it made it that much more special! 🙂

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  7. Diana Mattingly

    Oh my gosh!! Just gorgeous pictures! It was such a special day! Loved everything about it! Nicole was simply stunning and Naomi, you captured her absolutely beautifully! Joe and I were so thrilled to be a part of it all!

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  8. Julie capetola

    Beautiful photos that truly captured the vibe of the wedding. Fun and filled with love!

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  9. Patty Wells

    Pictures, and commentary, are incredible! Truly capturing the essence of the joy and love of the day! We felt so blessed to help celebrate Nicole and Bryan’s wedding!

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  10. Caryl

    BEAUTIFUL!!! Such a wonderful day and you captured their sweet love:):)

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  11. Lynnlee Friia

    Love, love, love these pictures- you can’t help but smile seeing all the joy and love in these photos! Naomi, you are so talented and warmhearted, and your love for what you do shows in your beautiful pictures. Thank you for all the care and thought you put into capturing these special moments with Bryan and Nicole and being a part of this magical day. I can’t stop looking at these gorgeous photos! (not that I’m biased either…) – Mother of the groom

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    • Naomi

      Lynnlee, thank you SO much for your glowing words and sentiment; I really appreciate it more than you know! I felt that Nicole + Bryan were more like friends than clients from the first time we met, and that feeling continued to grow as I had the chance to meet and work with all of you!!

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  12. suzque05

    What amazing, fun, beautiful, and creative pictures of Nicole and Bryan’s Big Day. It was a happy and joyful wedding day and your pictures will help them cherish the day for a lifetime!!!!

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  13. Rob Griffin

    Love these. Photos captured the essence of the night- true love!!!

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  14. Bryan Friia

    Naomi,

    This is great. Thanks again for being the best photographer!

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  15. Hope

    Beautiful photos of a beautiful day!! So happy for you, Nicole & Brian!

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  16. Anne Griffin

    Love me as the dancing grandma!!

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  17. Frank Griffin

    Proud grandpa of the bride! So glad you caught my dance moves on film! Thanks Naomi!!

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  18. Rand Griffin

    Fantastic photos. Such a memorable event and such a wonderful couple!!

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  19. Tim Griffin

    What an awesome photo array. The wedding was awesome. The photos captured the eve perfectly.

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  20. Mary Griffin

    Wonderful time and great people

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  21. Kristin Gay

    Absolutely stunning photos and blog post by a very talented and friendly photographer!! Huge thanks to Naomi and her husband for capturing such a special day!

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  22. Megan Gregory

    Naomi,
    You are your husband were amazing to work with through out this beautiful day! The pictures you captured truly represent how genuine Nicole and Bryan’s love is for one and other. So grateful we can relive the best day over and over with your amazing pictures!
    -Megan

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  23. Mike Friia

    Naomi, Wonderful pictures. Looking at the pictures today, I was able to relive one of my best days. You really captured their special day so beautifully. So proud of Bryan and Nicole. Thanks again for the memories.

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    • Naomi

      Thank you so much, Mike! I really appreciate that and am so happy to have had the honor of preserving these memories for you and your entire family!

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  24. Amber Johnston

    Gorgeous pictures. What a fun day filled with love and happiness. You captured some great moments!

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  25. Alicia Cichy

    Beautiful!! Thank you Naomi and Anthony!

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