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mary pat + jonathan | cylburn arboretum engagement | baltimore wedding photographer

I always love when couples with a deep connection to Baltimore, return here to get married. It reminds me of our love story a bit: planning a September wedding from afar, where the main goal is for everyone to have fun!!

Mary Pat is originally from Baltimore and still has a large amount of extended family in the area. These lovebirds currently live in Boston, so when I found out they’re working with Courtney of Moore & Company Event Stylists to help execute their wedding day vision, I knew this was going to be not only a fun wedding for their guests, but a rewarding and amazing experience to be a part of as their wedding photographer!cylburn-arboretum-baltimore-engagement_0005
With a love of being outdoors, Mary Pat and Jonathan’s Cylburn Arboretum engagement session was such a gorgeous location to capture their joy and adorable love! Not to mention, how amazing is Mary Pat’s coral dress?! It was the perfect pop of vibrant color among all of the light pink crepe myrtles and greenery.cylburn-arboretum-baltimore-engagement_0003cylburn-arboretum-baltimore-engagement_0012cylburn-arboretum-baltimore-engagement_0006
Cylburn’s historic mansion is one of my favorite pieces of architecture in Charm City; both elegant and approachable, it is surrounded by the most colorful and lush gardens.cylburn-arboretum-baltimore-engagement_0011cylburn-arboretum-baltimore-engagement_0007cylburn-arboretum-baltimore-engagement_0001cylburn-arboretum-baltimore-engagement_0008cylburn-arboretum-baltimore-engagement_0009cylburn-arboretum-baltimore-engagement_0002I had the best time getting to know you both a bit more and love that you were such troopers as we strolled around the arboretum on one of the hottest nights of the summer! I can. not. wait. for your wedding at Frederick Douglass Maritime Park in Fells Point… kicking off the start of a busy fall wedding season at a waterfront ceremony on the pier is my kind of idea of wedded bliss!!cylburn-arboretum-baltimore-engagement_0013cylburn-arboretum-baltimore-engagement_0010cylburn-arboretum-baltimore-engagement_0014cylburn-arboretum-baltimore-engagement_0015Cheers to officially starting married life together on the water among cool breezes and golden sunsets… so honored and excited to capture your wedding day!!



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how to make a floral crown (and have fun while doing it!) | everyday rose events | wedding inspiration

If you’re considering making flower crowns for your bridesmaids and/or flower girls to wear on your wedding day, you’ve come to the right place…



The flower crown making at our workshop at Bird in Hand in Charles Village (Baltimore’s new cafe and bookshop in one), was ON POINT! Mallory, owner and designer at Everyday Rose Events, led the Galentine’s group and broke it down into extremely manageable steps. 🙂



But first, a little history…


Besides being beautiful accessories for special occasions, did you know flower crowns are full of tradition and meaning? They have been a symbol of love, fertility and celebration throughout history and around the world. They date as far back as ancient Greece where they were worn to honor the Gods.





These design tips are helpful to keep in mind:

  • After measuring twine to the right length for your head, cover twine in foliage. Secure to twine with floral tape or wire.




  • Cut flowers leaving 2-3 inches of the stem.




  • Secure flowers with wire, remember to leave the end of the wire facing out so it doesn’t poke you in the head!



  • Decide if you want a symmetrical or asymmetrical crown.




  • Spray final product with water – flowers will still soak up water through the petals/leaves.

flower-crowns-baltimore-wedding-photographer_0005I think my favorite tip that Mallory shared was to take a break if you get frustrated and sip some rosé… you may actually like your friend’s crown better than yours, at first. Workshops are great for that – inspiration, creativity and education all in one place! After a few sips of wine, all is right in the world of beautiful blooms and headpiece accessories! 🙂




After all the crowns were assembled, we had to head outside for a mini-photoshoot… and let’s just say, these ladies were the definition of gorgeous and oh-so-photogenic!








Strike a pose.




If you’d like to be a part of our next workshop, get in touch with me or Mallory! We can’t wait to add more pretty to your days… 🙂

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…love, it’s in the details.

“What the world needs now, is love, sweet love…”


Love comes in many shapes, sizes, colors and textures. We all know this. But what we often forget and fail to see, is how gorgeous and memorable an event can be when you collaborate with others and let each artist contribute their talents.


If there’s one thing I’ve learned from my role in the wedding industry, it’s that giving a professional the freedom to be creative and express their passion, can result in an experience far superior than the initial concept ever was.

Our sugar and spice inspired styled shoot is a testament to that and was featured on Charm City Wed earlier this week!! I was honored to have worked with so many talented local artists – here is a small sampling of what we accomplished (and much more to come in a future post)! Hand crafted details like these are some of my favorite things to photograph because so much love, care, effort and knowledge has gone into their final look!

The most important thing I learned from our shoot is to overestimate how much time you’ll need to capture them all. Because like most events you plan and look forward to for months (here’s looking at you, wedding day), the sun will literally set faster than it ever has before…


A romantic relationship is similarly about passion, give and take and trust. To those of you heading out on your first date tonight, embrace that butterflies-in-your-stomach feeling. 😉 I was in your shoes 11 years ago tonight and I can happily say that feeling is still there… 8.5 years of marriage and 2 kids later.



To those of you getting engaged tonight, well, I just hope you have more of an idea that it may be coming than I did (ha!), and you have an amazing outfit chosen for that first photo of you with your FIANCE! Or, at least some sparkly jewelry…




And when you’ve taken enough deep breaths to wrap your head around the fact that you’ll soon be a Mrs., it’s time to start adding another element to your daily getting ready routine: polishing that BLING! 😉



To the newlyweds out there, get dressed up and hold hands as you head out on this adventure. It won’t be long until you’re ready for dessert…




And to the non-DINKS, my married with kids crew, enjoy the process of creating a date night that’s different than your usual netflix-on-the-couch-with-a-bottle-of-red-wine. There’s nothing wrong with that, but maybe just for tonight, it should be a bottle of rosé as you slow dance in your living room to your wedding song.


Happy Valentine’s Day, friends! I wish you nothing but the sweetest of memories to be made!

Not possible without the most talented vendor team in the land:
Floral Farm: Butterbee Farm
Floral Design: Everyday Rose Events
Hair and Makeup: Beyond Brides
Jewelry: Rachel Mulherin
Cakes: WinniE’s Bakery
Tea: Wight Tea
Dress: Rent The Runway
Bowtie: xoelle



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bmore kitchen launch party | unique wedding venue | baltimore wedding photographer

Living within walking distance from Belvedere Square means we are always only a few minutes away from locally made food and an easy trip to the market when we have friends and family visiting from out of town. It makes me so proud to be surrounded by so many successful entrepreneurs and food-based small-businesses!

When I learned that B’More Kitchen was opening up down the street, I knew it was going to be a fabulous addition to the neighborhood and the city.  Touring it confirmed that! The main doors are made out of the original, historic windows (!). The floor still has remnants of the original green paint and the feature wall is clad in metal panels, repurposed from a nearby barn. The space is flooded with natural light and is a blank, neutral slate for whatever decor you may want to add to it.


Imagine hosting your wedding in a space that has been transformed from a Chevrolet car dealership into an incredibly unique 6,000 SF event space with a stunning patio (helloooo outdoor ceremony), all just minutes north of downtown Baltimore and room for approximately 300 guests! The food your guests devour is made as local as it gets… downstairs.  🙂










At the recent launch party, I had a chance to meet some of the food members, sample some of their products and hear their unique stories of how they got to where they are today. It was so inspiring to learn how many synergies have already been created just by working alongside each other in the same kitchen space.














Huge kudos to partners (l-r) Jonathan Fishman and Eben Altmann on the much anticipated opening!




Planning & Styling: Heather St. Clair Events

Floral Design: Local Color Flowers

Hope you think of these talented B’More Kitchen food members the next time you need locally made, delicious eats and of course, a spacious and inviting event space for your upcoming wedding!

Hex Ferments
De’bays Cream of Crab
B’More Saucy
Pie Time
Well Crafted Pizza
Bottoms Up Bagels
Green City Kitchen
B’More Tasteful


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by | October 2, 2016 · 10:25 pm

city life in detail: 05.09.16

If the end of April and beginning of May are any indication of the weather to come this summer, I hope the rainy days are behind us and the mild temperatures will stick around!

While out and about last week during the constant rain, I was determined to find beauty, color and unique elements in the everyday. Just because the skies are gray, doesn’t mean you need to be! 🙂

Hope you’re enjoying this photography series focused on urban life! Some of my previous posts focused on Georgetown, pops of red, local antiques and food. I’d love to know what your favorite kind of images are; are they colored shots? B+W? Rowhomes? Landscapes? Food? Pets? Spill it… 🙂 What’s your favorite part of Charm City that I should capture?

Here’s what’s caught my eye this week…

Layering. Greenery. Transportation. Brick.


Progress. Development. Neighborhood investment.

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Window boxes. Colored shutters. Stained Glass. (One of my favorite local stained glass artists is WhollyTerra – if your rowhouse transom is currently bare, you need to fix that by contacting Steve!)


Sculptural architecture. Movement. Saturated.


Union Station. Silhouettes. Shopping.

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Golden light at night. Peaceful. Classic architecture.

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Here’s to the start of another week – it may be another dreary Monday, but sometimes putting comfy shoes on and going exploring with a camera (and it doesn’t need to be fancy – an iPhone camera is good enough!) in hand is all you need to change your mood! And on the topic of looking up, this is a wonderfully honest post from a friend of mine that is a good reminder that all of us are trying to keep our heads up and manage life in our own way… I’ll have to add Sarah Hepola’s memoir to my must-read list.


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city life: in detail. 02.05.16

I can’t be the only one who gets giddy for Friday’s arrival, right? It’s the day of the week I get to be “footloose and fancy free” in so many words… “free to do what you like and go where you like”, according to the Cambridge English Dictionary, that is. 😉

So, to celebrate that feeling and become more consistent with my blogging voice, I’ve decided to start a new series this month! It comes with 5 goals, for those of you that may enjoy a list alongside your eye candy. 🙂

  1. to share what inspires me… the small details of everyday life so you can get to know me better! 🙂
  2. to utilize the vsco editing app more confidently. it’s a powerful resource for photographers and all creatives!
  3. to showcase aspects of baltimore establishments you may not be familiar with.
  4. to blog more frequently and establish a place you can go (beyond FB and Instagram, even though I love them so!) to see what urban row photography has been up to recently…
  5. and finally, to create conversation and community… my hope is that you’ll chime in with your thoughts, interests and questions, so we can all become more connected!

Without further ado, this is what is inspiring me today…

spring pastels. rose bouquets in pots. smooth ruffles.


neon signage. the hustle and bustle of morning chats. market vendors.


liquid art. creamy cappuccinos. bakery snacks.


bold graphics. aqua and red. hand-written chalkboard menus. fun typography.


wet nose. furry face. big brown eyes.


major bragging rights if you can guess where 3 out of 5 of these images were taken! need a clue? the structure of the Hochschild Kohn department store, established in 1948, is still visible at the corner, although it has a very different use these days!

happy 1st february friday! xoxo






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