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caren + jan | mt vernon baltimore | engagement session

I spent a perfect early summer evening with Caren + Jan in Mt. Vernon recently and it was so much fun to explore this historic Baltimore neighborhood together through their eyes! Having lived in the heart of Mt. Vernon for over 3 years, the neighborhood’s sophisticated yet classic feel was such a compliment to their relationship!

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Mt. Vernon holds a special place in my heart since it was the first neighborhood I ever lived in when I moved to Baltimore! ūüôā It’s home to the original Washington Monument, and some of the most exquisite architecture, churches, textured walls and ornate fences you’ve ever seen.

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The Belvedere Hotel’s Owl Bar holds tons of sentimental memories of their early relationship,¬†so naturally we had to capture golden hour magic under the iconic sign!

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I absolutely love how radiant the two of them are together! Their smiles are literally contagious. ūüôā

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Caren and Jan, thank you for spending the evening with me among the trees and humoring me with my “wait, let’s take just one more here!” (famous last words) approach! You guys rocked it!! Can’t wait for your November wedding!

Cheers!
xo, Naomi

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admiral fell inn wedding photographer | baltimore, md | jordyn & tim

The first time I met Jordyn and Tim, it was a cold January day with windy¬†snow¬†flurries breezing through the city. During their engagement session, it was also pretty chilly and we had to get creative in keeping everyone moving to stay¬†warm! On their wedding day, it was a perfectly warm¬†June day with bright blue skies and beaming sunshine. Even mother nature was excited for their big day. ūüôā

They¬†initially¬†described to me that their vision for their wedding day was a romantic and elegant celebration that incorporated close family and friends; it was exactly that and more. I love, love, love seeing a couple’s vision come together and tell the story of not only the day they become husband and wife, but the moments and stories that have gotten them to this day!

Timeless beauty found it’s way throughout each and every detail; Jordyn’s lace Maggie Sottero wedding dress, the floor length blush pink bridesmaids dresses and gold sequined junior bridesmaids dresses were ahhh-mazing and so perfectly complimentary to the soft, romantic theme.

Jordyn + Tim’s engagement session also had a refined garden sensibility about it, where the girls wore the sweetest spring colored dresses and Jordyn had both pink and green on, a nod to their wedding colors?!

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I absolutely love working with Ellen of Local Color Flowers and when I heard that she was providing all of the floral details, I knew we were going to be blown away… I could have photographed that bouquet all day, with every detail next to it. I honestly had to force myself to take it out of some of the photos, ha!

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I was honestly speechless when I saw her shoes and the dress’ edge detail together – it’s like they were made for each other!

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Tim, you had such dapper style with that bowtie, the green suspenders and matching socks…

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Ummm, let’s just talk about these flower crowns for a second, shall we? How sweet and adorable are they!? It doesn’t hurt that Tim’s 3 girls are the most down to earth, well-mannered, loving and gorgeous young ladies I’ve ever met. I can only hope my daughter grows up to be just like them.

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First look LOVE! This spot in Mt. Vernon is one of my favorites: an incredibly lush urban space with numerous stately and historic rowhomes lining the park. All of the pastel color within the gardens and building details were THE perfect backdrop for their first time seeing each other!

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Time for some of the best groom’s looks ever, as he watched his stunning bride walk down the aisle to meet him… in one of the most beautiful churches I’ve ever seen.

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After portraits in the park, we made our way down to Todd Conner’s on Broadway in Fells Point. This bar is where Jordyn and Tim met for the first time by way of their mutual friend Kevin, and it was so much fun taking a¬†break from the formal nature of the wedding day, to toast to the happy couple in the spot where it all began!

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The Admiral Fell Inn in the heart of Fells Point (one of my favorite historic Baltimore neighborhoods!), seemed to literally glow with golden love for these two. Every detail was thought through and perfectly executed¬†by friends and family to add to the feel of their elegant reception. Jordyn’s mom and Tim’s daughter assembled the books that made up the table centerpieces; the table numbers were borrowed from a close friend of Jordyn’s from JMU. Jordyn’s dad built the gift card box and her mom made the ribbon – their whole family is so talented and creative!

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And then this happened… ūüôā

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I can’t say it enough, but you two are so, so perfect together! You completely compliment each other in every way; your passion and fun-loving¬†nature will¬†create¬†the foundation for an¬†incredibly joyful¬†and successful marriage for years to come! Best wishes! xoxo

This day wouldn’t have been possible without this creative and talented team of vendors!

hair and makeup: Beyond Brides Hair and Makeup

jewelry: Boone & Sons of Mclean, VA

dress: Maggie Sottero¬†Melanie at Betsy Robinson’s Bridal

shoes: Audrey Brooke

groom’s attire: M. Stein & Company

flowers: Local Color Flowers

dj: Music Masters

reception venue / caterer: Admiral Fell Inn
(special thanks to Vanesia George, in-house wedding coordinator)

ceremony: Corpus Christi Church

invitations: Minted

transportation: Special Occasion Limousine

cake: Sugar Bakers

 

 

 

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city life: in detail 03.12.16

As it gets warmer and lighter longer (don’t forget about DST this weekend!), I find myself even more drawn to pops of color (and from this week’s photos it seems like my color right now is red, LOL)… and the stark contrast of light / dark.

What do you find yourself liking and wanting more of as the temperatures warm up? Besides ice cream… ūüėČ I¬† can’t wait until fresh air is blowing through the open windows in our house!

repurposed. old door hardware. handwriting.

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subway tile. cherry red. quick bite.

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farmer’s market. locally grown. murals.

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gothic architecture. presence. arched doors.

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downtown. angled silhouette. sky on fire.

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I’m excited for this weekend since it includes a photoshoot and some family time in Ocean City… salty air, sand between our toes, Fractured Prune donuts (we discovered these the first time we came to O.C. and now I don’t know how we lived without them!) and some shutter clicking is the best way to spend a weekend in my mind!

Stay tuned for next week’s details series – it might be a break from urban city scenes! ūüėČ

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melissa + eric | fells point | baltimore wedding reception

In case you forgot where we left off yesterday, it had something to do with this gorgeous bride and her handsome ringbearer…

The Broadway Pier was a fun location for some quick photos with the bridal party before dinner began. ¬†Old-world cobblestone streets, hustle and bustle of local shops amongst harbor waterfront activity…it’s one of Baltimore’s most photogenic spots. Add two lovebirds and you have a recipe for spectacular photos!

An intimate reception with family and friends was held at Meli in historic Fells Point. ¬† Meli’s lower level offered a romantic, candle-lit atmosphere for catching up, conversation, and cake-smashing! (I think they surprised everyone with that!)

We wish you a lifetime of happiness as you begin this new chapter in your lives, Melissa + Eric. Good luck with the move, let us know when you’re back in town for a visit!

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melissa + eric | mt vernon | baltimore wedding ceremony

The pagoda in Patterson Park was the quintessential backdrop for Melissa + Eric’s first look.¬†Eric proposed here and they live a block away.¬†Right before Melissa walked up behind him, Eric had a huge smile on his face full of excitement and anticipation. ¬†They looked, they turned, they hugged; it was an incredibly sweet moment for the two of them to share.

They were after a simple, classic look and chose the perfect church to be married in.  St. Ignatius, designed by Long and Pittar, opened in 1856 and remains one of the cornerstones of the Mt. Vernon neighborhood in Baltimore.  The magnificent interior was a wonderful setting for the beautiful mass.

I’m tellin’ ya, these two were quite a couple. You’d never guess they started the day anxious to be in front of the camera! We have many more incredible moments to share with you…part deux will be ready for viewing tomorrow!

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