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Lauren and David at The Walters Museum of Art

September 2, 2009

Lauren dressing at her parent’s house. All the comforts of home and very nice light too! Genuinely the nicest of people , Lauren and David allowed us the opportunity to create images for them that were timeless.

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Lauren, contemplative. This day was long in the planning. Beauty and joy are the order of the day.

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Mt. Vernon. The bridal party at ease on a gorgeous June day.

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Transition to ‘museum-quality’ black and white images – no problemo. We teach our photographers how to capture images in the super rich Camera Raw mode as opposed to a  jpeg files. Jpegs are compressed files that cast off visual information which is critical for color fidelity and texture in printing.

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Early evening light reflected back onto Lauren and David by our assistant.

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A moment.

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The bride and her father coming down the aisle at that most wonderful of venues, The Walters Art Museum.

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The color scheme (pink) for the tables and linens, contrasted nicely with the neo-classical setting of the Walters. Our good friend, Talyia, represented Linwoods, who catered this wedding.

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Dancing after dinner. The party was a celebration of two hearts becoming one.

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A Stunning Wedding at Beth Tfiloh

April 1, 2009

Heather and Dan , both very stylish individuals and accomplished professionals, celebrated their wedding and  reception at Beth Tfiloh. Beth Tfiloh is a unique venue and is architecturally significant, providing fantastic settings for our creating images of the ceremony , ‘formal’s’ and reception.
Heather’s  make up was by Gregory Dean and her hair was done by Ashley Riddle. Both of these two talented artists enhanced Heather’s natural beauty.

Bride and GroomI think this image of a father’s love for his daughter needs no further explanation.

Bride and Father Getting ReadyA private moment, which we were privy to, when Dan saw his beloved for the first time on their wedding day. These moments are powerful, true and real.

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A stunning contrast with the bridesmaids in black, Heather in ivory and  flowers, perfectly complimentary. This image was created by one of our supremely talented second photographers from an oblique, a-traditional perspective. -Keeps things visual intriguing.

The floral designs and execution are by Carol Langrall, owner of A Garden of Earthly Delights.

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Understated elegance was apparent at the reception. Subdued lighting, delightful color schemes in the linen selections, were realized by the efforts of Heather and the top vendors she chose. They included Accents on Events, Table Toppers, and Select Event Rentals.

The owner of Catering by Weiss, Alan Weiss is a rather remarkable guy, not only providing delectable kosher fare for the guests  but also serving as Heather’s wedding coordinator. Alan is equally skilled in both aspects, and his deep knowledge of event planning  made the evening  truly memorable.

The Ballroom at Beth Tfiloh

The music was by The Source and they are HOT! Heather’s training in ballet and her new husbands very smooth moves captured everyone’s attention as they watched Heather and Dan share their first dance in perfect synchronicity.

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A completely magical and enchanting wedding. We were in ‘flow’ and present to capture every moment as this very special wedding unfolded before us.

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Classical Guitarist – James Lowe

February 4, 2009

We met James Lowe at The Peabody Library where he was moonlighting as staff for a wedding there. James is a graduate of The Peabody Institute and has a Masters degree in Guitar Performance. This incredibly talented and ambitious musician is also picking up another Masters in Performance from Peabody and will next attend Cleveland Institute of Music in pursuit of his doctorate. James has his own ‘new’ music ensemble, “The Ligeti Split Ensemble” (Ligeti was a Romanian composer) and is also doing solo performances at venues in our area. To enhance his web site, James realized that he needed professional images of himself and asked us to create them. He came by our studios on a Monday with his very recently acquired guitar , custom made in Bueno Aires by the lutier, Ricardo Louzao. The instrument was gorgeous and made from indigenous Rio Rosewood, but the music James played while being photographed made the session truly memorable. It was a gift.

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A Winter Wedding At The Peabody Library

February 2, 2009

It was a clear, sunny, if a mite on the chilly side, day in December when Katie and Tim became husband and wife. The bride who would have been gorgeous wearing burlap, made a stunning dress choice from Betsy Robinson.

We seem to have the market cornered as of late with clients who are prosecuting attorneys, which is what Katie does when she is not being bride beautiful.

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I’m always looking for the new perspective, the creative edge, something different when creating images. As does my 2nd shooter. This is what keeps wedding photography  fresh and vibrant and exciting for us and what our clients expect. It is a silent dance we engage in with our subjects, one that allows their beauty and soulfulness to be revealed.

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Note the detail in the bride’s bouquet by Betty’s Gardens.

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Katie was absolutely going to have images created outside and despite temps in the low 30’s, we did them with speed and energy and with the essential ingredient, joy.

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The bridesmaids all had matching blankets to ward off the cold.  At the very last possible moment we said “Blankets Off” and were rewarded by the image below. The composition in this image was done simply and quickly. The emphasis, as in all of our work, is to retain spontaneity and ‘the moment’.

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Chef’s Expressions, the vendor of choice at the magnificent Peabody Library, provided a sumptuous feast as well as the wedding cake. Our good friend at Chef’s, Bonny Opper, honored Katie’s request for a very special coconut cake and went the extra mile,  as she always does, to make another dream come true.

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Moments, that are true and real. Tim and Katie, cut loose.

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Arthur Remanjon Photographers “The Studio”

December 26, 2008

Our studio is located on a quiet residential street in a neighborhood called Hampden, here in Baltimore. We’re only a short distance from the now hip, bustling center of this early 19 th  century former textile  manufacturing center of the city. Hampden is filled with great restaurants, boutiques and antiques stores.

Having a studio allows us to provide a vastly superior level of service to our clientele. Our bride and groom (and sometimes the entire family)  meet with us in a relaxed and congenial setting where they can see our images  and award winning albums without the inevitable intrusions of the domestic that comes with a home-based photography business. We feel that supporting a  studio speaks volumes about our level of commitment to our clients by providing a rock solid foundation for our work. It allows us to deliver everything we promised, when we promised it and with  much ‘richer’ content.

The space below, where folks can ‘chillax’, converts to a ‘set’ for us to shoot engagement portraits, family portraits, or the product images we produce for our commercial clients.

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This is a more intimate setting in the studio, and has our custom manufactured and digitally designed album samples as well as a large monitor that displays examples of our most  recent work on a revolving basis. More importantly, it is where our bride and groom tell us about their dreams and ‘vision’ for their wedding day. It is where we establish  trust and a personal relationship that is absolutely essential in this work.

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Laurent  Hrybyk is pictured below in our state of the art Digital Design Center. Laurent, who graduated with honors from The Maryland Institute College of Art, is responsible for managing the many thousands of images we create. Most importantly, Laurent designs completely original and absolutely unique album layouts for our clients. We are one of the only studios in the Mid Atlantic that has someone with his exceptional talent and artistic skills devoted exclusively to the design of wedding albums. Laurent’s unique designs are informed by the beauty and emotional content of the images we bring back from our weddings. Like the photographer, he is constantly searching for new and exciting visual modes to enhance and magnify the power of the imagery in its final form- the wedding album. Be sure to contact the studio so that we can send you to a special site to see examples of Laurent’s work.

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We’re passionate about artistry, originality and quality. To that end we’ve  studied with Denis Reggie, the acknowledged ‘Master’ and originator of Wedding Photojournalism at his studios in Atlanta in addition to attending workshops at the Sante Fe Institute of Photography, PPA seminars in New York and Las Vegas, plus continuing education at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

We shoot in the camera “RAW” mode, not compressed files like j-pegs or tiffs. Though much more labor intensive in post production we have enormous visual information embedded in our images and can adjust and correct them to a degree not possible with  j peg or tiff files.

All images are immediately backed up to several hard drives both in our studio and off premises as well as being burned to dvds which are then stored in a fire proof safe.

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Christina and Allan: A Dream Wedding at the Grand Lodge

December 16, 2008

It was a bit on the cool side November 22, with frost on the ground as we drove up to Christina’s parents house.

The scene was bustling with pre-wedding activity. Hair stylists, make- up artists, florists, pets and six bridesmaids all conspired to create a joyful occasion. Mom and Dad’s house was large enough to accommodate the crowd and to give us the coveted ‘luxury of space’ that informs many of our best images.

Here’s Christina who is about to step into the wedding gown that she found at Gamberdella’s.  Mary Gamberdella and her staff are revered by brides and bridesmaids for their cutting-edge fashion sense and exacting attention to detail, all rendered without pretense and with good humor.

Make-up was by Studio of Make-Up. Hair Styling was by Veiled Stylists (Katie Reinert 443 857 1896).

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Christina and her father are very close, as are the entire family. Here he is helping to put her shoes on. He remarked that he used to help Christina put her ice skates on when she was a little girl. It is moments like these that we feel honored to be part of and that touch our hearts.

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Our clients expect not only our signature abilities in capturing fleeting moments through photojournalism but our expertise in creating the classic portrait. Even our most sophisticated bride, who expects edgier, fashion forward images that are absolutely un-posed and ‘of the moment’, also desires a gorgeous, full length image of herself in full bridal splendor. Our expertise in lighting, lens selection and an architectural photography background enable us to give her just that and much , much more.

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This is very much a ‘posed’ image, created at The Grand Lodge where Christina and Allan had their wedding reception. Though we ‘tailor’ our coverage very specifically to match each of the clients unique ‘vision’ for their day, and insist on knowing everything possible about them and the choices they’ve made,  we will still create ‘the classics’. The big difference is that we  make our bride and groom feel safe and comfortable. We are ‘given’ images by them because of the bond of trust we’ve built before the wedding ever takes place.

Christina’s flowers are by Blue Sage.

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The image below, is by wedding photography standards, a rule-breaker. We  break rules! This is what makes our work so exciting and inspiring. The bride and groom have images that we guarantee will only happen on their day and never again. What you see below cannot be staged and can only be captured at the exact moment it unfolds before us.

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This is another example of an image that would never be accepted as a traditional, stereotypical wedding photograph, but is coveted by our clients for it’s ‘of the moment’ qualities.

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The cake was a sculptural extravaganza by Sugar Bakers.  Dinner was provided by Simply Elegant.

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Our bridesmaids performed a well choreographed dance number for the celebrants, complete with feather boas and lots of attitude.

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Not to be undone, the best man performed a scintillating strip tease, which we thoroughly documented. Things can get interesting.

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Emotion, tenderness and love are all present at these occasions and our job is to capture it for eternity.

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The band, Powerhouse, is aptly named and is one of the best. It is virtually impossible to remain seated while they perform.

remanjon_081122_1802Another fantastic wedding and we’re looking forward to the next one!
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Cortney and Shannon – A Lovely Wedding at the American Visionary Art Museum

December 1, 2008

Cortney and Shannon were married on October 4, 2008.

 

We had photographed the wedding of Cortney’s sister, Lindsay, last New Years Eve. Up until this most recent wedding, that New Years wedding was considered by many to be ‘THE” event of the year. Courtney and Lindsay’s parents, as well as both sisters were so delighted with our performance and images that they told us we would be the photographers for Cortney’s event as well. Though enormously flattered to be ‘carte blanched’ this event, it is not unusual that this occurs. The bridal party, families and guests realize what an enjoyable, upbeat and vastly different kind of experience it is to have had us create images. We get many of our referrals from bridesmaids, groomsmen and guests who’ve seen us work and the images that we produce.

 

The flowers below are yet another example of Jeanie’s (owner of Blue Sage Floral Design) sense of play and creativity.

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Here is our bride with mother and bridesmaids smoothing lace in preparation of our ‘shoot’.

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Cortney, who is Chief Resident at one of our major medical institutions, was not Dr. Cortney on her wedding day, but Bride- Beautiful Cortney

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Corpus Christi is, as always, a supremely lovely place for a wedding ceremony.

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Absolutely unique choices in lighting, decor, table settings, and floral arrangements set Cortney’s wedding reception apart from the usual. Elizabeth Bailey Weddings were the wedding planners, Perkin’s Productions created the lighting and graphics, Table Toppers provided the linens and The Pleasure of Your Company created the invitations, table place cards and menus.

The American Visionary Arts Museum (aka: AVAM) is like no other place for a wedding reception.

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The Brass Elephant, with Brian Boston himself representing them, provided beautifully prepared, artfully presented, gourmet fare that everyone in attendance marveled about. Style does matter.

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Sound Connection had everyone on their feet and dancing until the very end.

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Sugar Bakers designed a classic and elegant cake that was simply scrumptious ( I may possibly  have had a piece).

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This wedding was incredible!

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