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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.


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


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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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.






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.


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.


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


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.




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’.




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.



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




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).


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.


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.



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.



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.


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.


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


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



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


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



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!


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.


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


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


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




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.


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.




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


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


This wedding was incredible!




A Wedding at The Belvedere and Fells Point

November 21, 2008

Katie had her heart set on having us create images for her in Fells Point, where Jake, her fiance, had proposed to her.

And so it was.

After an emotional and poignant ‘getting ready’ session and after her groom saw her for the first time in full bridal splendor at The Renaissance Harborplace Hotel, Katie, Jake and their retinue headed for the Fells Point.


Blue skies, the mild temperature and of course, a stunningly beautiful bride, handsome groom and exceptional bridal party provided us ingredients for a remarkable photo session. In keeping with our reputation for creativity and originality we gave everyone there our only mandate, “Be yourselves and have fun!”.  Katie, Jake and company gave us these images- we just didn’t get in the way of their doing so.







The wedding ceremony was at Corpus Christi Church, probably one of the best churches in the area for photography, given it’s layout and splendid architecture.

Elizabeth Bailey, wedding consultant extraordinaire and head-honcho at Elizabeth Bailey Weddings, made sure that all went according to plan. It is always a great wedding whenever Beth is involved.





Katie and Jake’s  reception was at the crown jewel of Baltimore venues, The Grand Ballroom at The Belvedere where our good friends Truffles at The Belvedere provided an amazing repast with style and their usual savior fare.


One of the reasons that the following images look great isn’t  because we know how to capture ‘scene setter’ images better than anyone else but because Katie and Elizabeth Bailey assembled the very best vendors available to strike just the right mood through lighting, table covers, floral arrangements and other details. These vendors are truly passionate about what they do, they care about the client and their service proceeds profit. We work with them constantly. Let us sing the praises of Blue Sage Floral Design, Table Toppers, Party Rental and Event Dynamics, the alpha and the omega of specialized services.




An intensely romantic, elegant and beautiful evening for everyone attending this wedding and reception. We were honored to be the ones privileged to create a ‘day in the life’ coverage for Katie and Jake with our unique style of wedding photojournalism and classic portraiture.





Anne and Jay at the Rennnaisance Harborplace Hotel

October 6, 2008

This wedding, in my humble opinion, really shows what great wedding photojournalism combined with excellent wedding portraiture can aspire to. Capturing the range of emotions and beauty in the images that unfold on wedding day is a skill that cannot be taught, but must be done instinctively. Few people realize what a highly intuitive art form wedding photojournalism is..

Anne dressed at her parent’s house. Her dress, by Maggie Sotterro, was from Juliet’s Bridals.

The bride and her nephew.

All family members are important, even the furry ones!

The ballroom at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel was magnificent that night. The floral arrangements by My Flower Box complimented and enhanced the decor. Edward Good, Event Manager at The Renaissance, made sure that everything went according to plan. Because of his ministrations, the reception went off perfectly.