Posts Tagged ‘baltimore wedding photojournalism’

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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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Silvia and George at Maryvale Castle

August 13, 2009

Not too many weddings outside of Europe take place in a castle, however, Silvia and George had theirs at Maryvale Castle. Maryvale has it all, green expanses of lawn, secret gardens, turrets and great rooms.

Silvia and George used to work at the same company in Virginia, where they met and their romance blossomed.

They enjoy watching movies, going to comedy shows, cooking and trying new recipes, working on home projects, spending time with family, friends and their beloved dog Chiquita, but most importantly, spending time together.

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Luis, Sivia’s father was born in Nicaragua, his father was from El Salvador and his mother was from Nicaragua. Zoila, Silvia’s mother was born in Peru, both of her parents were born in Peru.  Her grandfather on her mom’s side was from Italy.

The look of love and adoration on Luis’s face for his daughter on her wedding day is  very , very, palpable.

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Silvia’s dress was an Alvina Valenta in white (Italian silk and French lace) and her veil was a mantilla veil with French lace to match her gown. Crème Silk Duchess Satin strapless A-line gown, deep alencon lace border at hem, Satin sash and brooch at waist, covered buttons and loops over zipper at center back, sweep train.

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We turned, we saw, we captured this image of George. It begged to be black and white.

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Maryvale has it’s own small chapel just off the main ballroom. Deep , dark,  rich woodwork – hand carved by 19th century master artisans.

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The reception was catered by the best of the best, Linwoods. The videographer was Blue Sky.

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Giant sparklers blazed as the newlyweds left the castle after a joyful celebration with friends, family and loved ones.

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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.

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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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