The best moments, the ones you want to remember forever, are the way the light hit the bride’s face as she walked down the aisle or the way your nephew’s face fell into the most precious shy giggle every single time the flower girl went near him. These are the moments you remember. Lots of photographers stand the bridesmaids in a row and say “cheese” but the memories you take with you are the way they all had to help you in our wedding dress with its mountains of tulle or the stolen kiss between you and the love of your life when you thought no one was looking. That’s what I give you, and it is how I fell in love with photography in the first place. As long as I can remember, I have always had a camera in my hand. My love of taking pictures took me to college at Salisbury University in Maryland, then across the country and back again. After I graduated in 2005, I went to Los Angeles to work with two highly-regarded photographers. As I began to refine my personal style, I started to photograph musicians, eventually heading to Nashville, where I became the go-to photographer for some of the best country acts in the country, from Luke Bryan to Joe Don Rooney. In that time, I fell in love with the unscripted moments, the real stuff. After a while, I knew I wanted be where real emotions happen. I moved back to my home state of Maryland and began to photograph those loving moments — the smiles as a happy couple shares the news, the way a husband looks at his new wife, the smiles shared as a father walks his daughter down the aisle, and the laughter as everyone lets loose at the reception afterwards. I make it my mission to help my clients record the real stuff from their weddings, that emotion, that love. Take a look at my portfolio. They aren’t wedding photos, they are memories. Let me know how I can help you record your special day.
Each year, we choose between one and three wedding vendors from several different categories to feature as our “handpicked” vendors. For 2013, winners were chosen through the Chesapeake Bridal Awards. Based on their phenomenal work in the wedding industry, strong reputations, and incredible talent, we feel that these are some of the best in the Chesapeake area. For 2013, these bridal and wedding shops have earned our Handpicked seal of approval!