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annie + chris | fells point wedding | baltimore wedding photographer

Making each other laugh is one of the most important aspects of any relationship. Not only was Annie + Chris’ wedding a celebration of their love and commitment to each other, but it was one incredible laughter filled moment after another!!

I remember hearing Annie talk about her boyfriend years back when we first met. She’d tell me how she couldn’t wait until the day he got around to proposing so she could plan their wedding and they “would just be married already!” Well, lady, it’s official. You two are officially husband and wife and a perfect match (although you do have some catching up to do in the height department, ha)!

Your vision of this day came together beautifully and we’re so honored to have been able to capture it all!!

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The Camden Yards ticket window makes me feel so nostalgic for a day at the ballpark. I love that Chris was able to get ready there with all of his groomsman by his side!!

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I don’t know about you, but I’m STILL obsessed with these striped navy blue bridesmaids dresses! Annie, you have such adorable taste – all of the navy and white classic wedding details were spot on!! So stylish, fun and timeless all at the same time.

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The guys had so much fun and were so lucky to get ready at Camden Yards!! Talk about a quintessential Baltimore experience on your wedding day; for a groom that’s never been far from a baseball diamond, it was perfect.

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When your second shooter NAILS IT!!

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I remember Annie telling me she really wanted to have a photo of Chris’ reaction as she walked down the aisle (…would there be tears?). Well, that’s a shot we always prioritize capturing; especially in this instance, you can see why.

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When it hits you… that “we’re married” moment! Like no other!!

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After the ceremony we captured portraits of the new Mr. + Mrs. Merrick in Otterbein and it was absolutely perfect! We found a quaint cobblestone filled alley street (like Baltimore has so many of!) and got cozy among golden hour light and love. We only had a few minutes before whisking away to the reception, but I’m so glad we made some time to capture these moments of the newlyweds – just look at how Chris looks at his new WIFE! I love it.

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best bridal party intro ever!!!

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Chris’ brother Kevin, was on Ninja Warrior’s college madness show this past Fall. He’s quite an athlete and introduced himself by flipping across the dance floor! It all happened so fast… but here’s proof that he nailed the landing. ūüôā

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oh, the epic speeches…

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This right here, might have been the most amazing reception moment I’ve had in my career… all of a sudden, Smooth Criminal came on and Annie ROCKED it out with such fierce moves, I felt like I should have paid for tickets to the show!

“Annie, are you okay? Are you okay, Annie?”

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You’re stuck with him now, Annie! ūüėČ

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Cheers to a beautiful couple and an amazing family! We wish you lots of love, laughter and Louisiana memories to relive forever and ever!

xoxo,
Naomi

Wedding dress: J Crew
Bridesmaid dresses: Nordstrom
Groom’s Attire: Combatant Gentlemen¬†and Tie Bar
DJ: MusicMasters
Desserts: Confections by Natassia
Flowers, Jewelry, Invitations, Decor: Bride!
Venue: Louisiana Restaurant
Church: Christ Lutheran Church

 

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by | June 17, 2017 · 9:45 am

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.

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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. ¬†ūüôā

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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.

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

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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
Frucasion
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 02.22.16

Last week’s inspiration came in the form of food, drink and cozy home comforts… now that it’s gotten a bit warmer in charm city this week (yay!), I’ve been craving fresh city air and all that comes with the hint of spring around the corner! ūüôā

If you’re new to Urban Row Photography, you should check out the first post in this city life series, where I share all of the things, shapes, materials, colors and local places that inspire me! Make sure to ‘follow’ along for future updates!

iron artwork. hearts! black and white.

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local art (we have one of Steve’s smaller pieces hanging in our house!). chalkboard signage. copper.

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historic maps (I always look for cities I know of and those with funny names). geography. new destinations.

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ice blue. faux fur stoles. antique shops (I secretly would love to be able to go back in time and live a day during the 1950s).

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perfectly imperfect paving. hints of green. worn bricks.

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murals. silhouettes and shadows that make you smile. love for all to see.

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5 of the 6 images all came from the same charm city neighborhood… any guesses? I wanted to include the iconic flamingo that graces the facade of a famous baltimore cafe, but that would have given it away. ūüėČ

Happy Tuesday! The last one of February… WHAT!? Make it your best!

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by | February 23, 2016 · 10:08 am