August 23, 2018
Alongside the planner/coordinator, myself as the wedding photographer, I am always prepared in any weather situation. It can be so unpredictable which is really hard when it comes to having such a big event and it can not be rescheduled. Just like almost every other wedding I have photographed this year, the forecast was pointing towards rain but just before the ceremony, everything changed!
Justin and Karen’s wedding ceremony took place at an old, historic Catholic Church from 1904; Saint Mary’s of Piscataway in Clinton, Maryland. The reception was held at Society Fair; which is conveniently located in Alexandria, Virginia where Justin works! The atmosphere in the reception hall was unique and very urban feeling. It had a lot of open space and a lot of light which is a photographers dream! Justin and Karen included a lot of sentimental details into their wedding day. The ribbon on Karen’s bouquet is from her 1st communion dress, her rosary is from Rome and was mailed in just for the wedding, and the wedding favors were crocheted by nuns in Italy! Karen got super crafty for her wedding day. She made all of florals and a lot of the decor for the reception. One of my absolute favorite parts of the wedding has to be that Justin and Karen both have birthday’s in August so they made a birthday cake and sang happy birthday to and with all of their guests! How sweet and unique is that?!
When I spoke with Justin and Karen about where they wanted to do their engagement photos, they brought up Fort Washington Park in Fort Washington, Maryland. Little did I know that until I got down there was that Justin proposed to Karen by the beautiful, white lighthouse that they have there! I will share a photo at the end of the blog from their engagement session so you can this stunning location!
I could not be anymore happy and honored to be apart of this special chapter in Justin + Karen’s lives. I can not wait to see where life takes them! Being a wedding photographer is more than just what takes place on the wedding day. I love staying in contact with clients post wedding to see all of the amazing things they do together as husband and wife!
A couple images from Justin + Karen’s engagement session:
Cake/Desserts: Rebekka Baltzell
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