Tuesday, September 24, 2013

{Married} Paige & John

Paige and John are one of the cutest and sweetest couples I've had the pleasure to work with.  I had a blast working with them for their engagement session and was so excited to share in their wedding day.

The day was absolutely beautiful and perfect.  Paige took great care in picking out all of the little details, and the intimate, formal ceremony showed just how seriously these two take the lifetime commitment of marriage.

Passing on an Indian tradition of feeding the bride for good luck.

What a stunning bride.

I loved catching this casual moment shortly before the ceremony.

There is no question how much these two love each other, it simply radiates all around them.

The woman who helped put the wheels in motion to bring Paige and John together.

In keeping with their desire to have a small and special wedding, Paige and John ended their evening with a romantic dinner, just the two of them, at a favorite restaurant.

Congratulations Paige & John!
I have no doubt you have a lifetime of love and laughter to look forward to!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

{Engaged} Andrea & Rodrigo

All gave some and some gave all, Andrea and Rodrigo gave a leg.

Andrea, a Marine herself, met Rodrigo when her cousin came up to Baltimore to visit a friend of his from the Marine Corps who was in the hospital recovering from injuries sustained in Afghanistan.  Andrea decided to join her cousin on his visit, and that friend turned out to be Rodrigo.  At the time the only part of his body Rodrigo could move was an arm, everything else was incapacitated in some way.  They laughed when they described that first meeting because Rodrigo actually ended up yelling at Andrea because she had accidentally bumped one of his incapacitated limbs.  Andrea was not deterred though and continued returning to see him.  Since then these two have been together, only separated when Andrea was sent to Afghanistan, thankfully she returned unharmed and they are now planning a wedding for next summer.

I have had the pleasure to meet so many fun and wonderful couples, but I'll be honest, none have moved me the way these two have.  Their story is unforgettable to say they least, and clearly their experiences have given them an amazing perspective on life and love.  If I had to pick a word to describe their interactions it would be cherished, you can tell they make every moment together count.

Rodrigo has a segway from the Segs4Vets program to help him get around long distances easier.  For more information about this program, or to make a donation visit their website at http://www.segs4vets.org/.

 For additional information about about how to support our wounded vets and/or to make a donation please visit the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

Andrea and Rodrigo, thank you so much for service!  
Congratulations on your engagement, I have no doubt you will have a long and happy life together!

Monday, September 2, 2013

{Married} Jessica & Noah

Jessica and Noah have been together for nine years, so when they tied the knot this past weekend they decided they wanted a big fun party, costumes included.

Jessica loves pink and the overall theme for wedding was punk rock Marie Antoinette, which showed in all of the little details they carefully put together.

Instead of the traditional served meal, these two opted for a more fun dinner catered by food trucks outside the venue.

After dinner it was time to get the party started!

Young and old, all were on the dance floor bustin' a move.

And to finish things off we got to play with sparklers.  
Congratulations Jessica & Noah, here's to a long and happy marriage that never gets boring!