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Marisa & Ryan | Baltimore Basilica & Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel | Baltimore Wedding Photographer

Marisa & Ryan had quite the amazing wedding and lots of time for portraits which always gets an A+ in my book. We started the day getting ready at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel. Then headed to the Baltimore Basilica for the wedding ceremony. As Marisa stepped out of the limo, the snow started coming down. You remember that ONE snow we actually got this winter? Well this was it. It was gorgeous and we were all excited! After the ceremony, the snow was still coming down hard and I couldn’t wait to start taking photos in it. Marisa (and Ryan) were troopers! A long time for portraits is always great but when it’s literally freezing outside, it can make the comfort level for the couple pretty low. But they knew they wanted amazing portraits so they braved the cold. The limo drove us around Baltimore and we hopped out at different spots. Halfway through, we headed back to the hotel where it was time for Marisa to not only change dresses, but get a completely new hair and makeup look. Each look was amazing and she looked gorgeous! After warming up a little bit, we were all ready for round #2 of portraits and once again we hopped back in the limo. The cold finally got the best of Marisa & Ryan right as the sun finished setting which was perfect timing! We headed back to the hotel and geared up for the start of the reception. A beautiful spotlight hit Marisa & Ryan during their first dance and the party continued after that. I’m so happy I could work with Marisa & Ryan and capture this special day for them! Congrats you two!

Ceremony Venue: Baltimore Basilica

Reception Venue: Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel

Photographer: Ashley Michelle Photography

Invitations: Kindly RSVP Designs

Florist: Lisa Baker from Radebaugh Florist

Lighting: PSAV

Bridal Dress Store: Kleinfelds Bridal and Elegant Touch

Bridal Dress Designers: Christos and Val Stefani

Hair/Make-up Artist: Brooke Durden Makeup Artistry

Transportation: ZBest

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Lacy & Matt | Legg Mason Tower | Baltimore Wedding Photographer

Lacy & Matt are two of the nicest people you will ever meet which is why I knew photographing their wedding would be a blast. I started the day off getting ready with Matt and then headed over to Four Seasons Baltimore with the girls. Everyone was calm and collected and ready for an exciting day ahead! After some bridesmaids and groomsmen portraits, we took the limo to the stunning Baltimore Basilica for the wedding ceremony. There was a break between the ceremony and reception so we were able to take plenty of portraits at the Inner Harbor before the reception began. We were fighting the sun setting but it worked out great because we were able to photograph sunset and night photos before the reception started at Legg Mason Tower. Lacy & Matt were introduced and the party began. The dance floor was literally packed all night thanks to DC Synergy Band. This was one of those weddings that you could tell EVERYONE was just having so much fun. I just love those kinds of weddings! And I was so honored Lacy & Matt choose me to document their day. Enjoy!

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Reception Venue: Legg Mason Tower | Harbor Tower Events

Ceremony Venue: Baltimore Basilica

Getting Ready Location: Four Seasons Baltimore

Photographer: Ashley Michelle Photography

Caterer: Restaurant Associates

2nd Photographer: Jennifer Smutek

Wedding Planner: Heather Hagin Events

Florist: Floral Impressions

Band: DC Synergy

Videographer: Maverick Productions

Lighting/Draping: Event Dynamics

Cake: Graul’s Bakery

Make-up Artist: Debbie Federico Makeup Artist

Hair Stylist: Rachel Tomlinson Hair

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Ashley & Kirill | Baltimore Basilica & The Belvedere | Baltimore Wedding Photographer

Ashley & Kirill had a gorgeous wedding and wedding day! We started the day off getting ready at the Fairfield Inn & Suites. I have never photographed a getting ready here before but was pleasantly surprised with an amazing two story suite for the bride which was awesome. We then headed to the Baltimore Basilica for the ceremony. I don’t think a church can get much prettier than the Basilica. After the ceremony, we stopped by three different locations for couple and bridal party photos. It was an ambitious undertaking but we made it work and went to the Pagoda in Patterson Park, Johns Hopkins Hospital, and Mount Vernon Place. We even snuck in some photos at the always gorgeous Belvedere where Ashley & Kirill were having their reception. The evening continued with heartfelt toasts, eating, and some amazing dancing. Ashley & Kirill were so much fun and so gracious throughout their entire wedding day. I’m so overjoyed for these two and wish them much happiness in their future together!

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Ceremony Venue: Baltimore Basilica

Reception Venue: The Belvedere

Catering: Truffles by Belvedere

Photographer: Ashley Michelle Photography

Getting Ready: Fairfield Inn & Suites

Florist: Pupa Flowers and Events

DJ: Baltimore Premier Event Solutions

Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas and Calligraphy by Beth

Cake: Sugar Bakers Cakes

Bridal Dress Store: Irma’s Bridal

Bridal Dress Designer: Jasmine Couture

Hair/Makeup: Sara Elizabeth from Infinity Artistry

Transportation: Vintage Limos, American Limousine, and ZBest Limousine

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Katie & Hayward | Basilica and Frederick Douglass Museum | Baltimore New Year’s Eve Wedding Photographer

I don’t even know where to begin with this New Year’s Eve black-tie wedding…gorgeous…fabulous…oh-so-fun…amazing…did I mention gorgeous?  Katie began the day getting ready in a large space in Spinnaker Bay while Hayward and the guys got ready at the Maryland Club.  The getting ready areas could not have been more perfect for this bridal party considering there were eleven bridesmaids and twelve groomsmen.  I think this might be my largest bridal party to date! Katie & Hayward definitely have a lot of special people in their lives that they are close with and I love that about them.  After braving the cold for some bridesmaids’ pictures outside, we headed over to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary for the wedding ceremony.  This church is absolutely stunning! After a sweet ceremony, guests headed to the Frederick Douglass Museum where the reception was held under a large clear tent.  During the fireworks, you could look straight up into the sky–amazing!  I remember at my consult with Katie, she was describing her wedding as a fun and laid back party and that is exactly what it was.  I can not even begin to describe how awesome their band, Party on the Moon, was. And they should be considering that they have played the last two NYE’s at Donald Trump’s party, Eli Manning’s wedding, and at Obama’s inauguration. Bands usually take breaks and the party stops, but not this band.  They played one great song after the other and they were so incredibly entertaining.  At the end of the night, I told the band that I actually didn’t like them because they were so great that they distracted me from my job and all I wanted to do was watch them and dance along.  Between the dancing, the fireworks, the New Year’s Eve party favors, the food by Rouge Catering, and the New Orleans touches, I think this will be one wedding that guests will never forget. And of course, the one and only Beth from Elizabeth Bailey weddings was the one working behind the scenes to make this wedding fabulous. A big thanks to my second photographer Teri Pozniak.  I couldn’t have done it without you! I’m so incredibly happy for Katie and Hayward and I’m so honored that I was able to capture their special day.  It is so obvious that Hayward absolutely adores Katie and that is something so great to see.  I wish these two an incredible life together!Baltimore Wedding Photographer-3Baltimore Wedding Photographer-4Baltimore Wedding Photographer-5Baltimore Wedding Photographer-7Baltimore Wedding Photographer-8Baltimore Wedding Photographer-11Baltimore Wedding Photographer-12Baltimore Wedding Photographer-14Baltimore Wedding Photographer-1Baltimore Wedding Photographer-2Baltimore Wedding Photographer-6Baltimore Wedding Photographer-9Baltimore Wedding Photographer-17Baltimore Wedding Photographer-18Baltimore Wedding Photographer-19Baltimore Wedding Photographer-10Baltimore Wedding Photographer-20Baltimore Wedding Photographer-21Baltimore Wedding Photographer-26Baltimore Wedding Photographer-27Baltimore Wedding Photographer-28Baltimore Wedding Photographer-29Baltimore Wedding Photographer-24Baltimore Wedding Photographer-15Baltimore Wedding Photographer-16Baltimore Wedding Photographer-22Baltimore Wedding Photographer-23Baltimore Wedding Photographer-35Baltimore Wedding Photographer-25Baltimore Wedding Photographer-30Baltimore Wedding Photographer-31Baltimore Wedding Photographer-33Baltimore Wedding Photographer-36Baltimore Wedding Photographer-37Baltimore Wedding Photographer-32Baltimore Wedding Photographer-38Baltimore Wedding Photographer-39Baltimore Wedding Photographer-40Baltimore Wedding Photographer-41Baltimore Wedding Photographer-34Baltimore Wedding Photographer-45Baltimore Wedding Photographer-42Baltimore Wedding Photographer-43Baltimore Wedding Photographer-44Baltimore Wedding Photographer-51Baltimore Wedding Photographer-52Baltimore Wedding Photographer-53Baltimore Wedding Photographer-54Baltimore Wedding Photographer-46Baltimore Wedding Photographer-55Baltimore Wedding Photographer-56Baltimore Wedding Photographer-57Baltimore Wedding Photographer-50Baltimore Wedding Photographer-49Baltimore Wedding Photographer-48Baltimore Wedding Photographer-47Baltimore Wedding Photographer-58Baltimore Wedding Photographer-59Baltimore Wedding Photographer-60Baltimore Wedding Photographer-61Baltimore Wedding Photographer-62Baltimore Wedding Photographer-63Planner: Beth from Elizabeth Bailey Weddings Wedding Ceremony:  Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Wedding Reception: Frederick Douglass Museum Photographer: Ashley Michelle Photography Band: Party on the Moon Florist: Blue Vanda Designs Caterer: Rouge Fine Catering Invitations: MLC Designs Cake: Grauls Market Ruxton Make-up Artist: Lisa Kastell Hair Stylist: Lesley Mahla Bridal Dress Store: Francesca’s Bridal Bridal Dress Designer: Enzoani Groom’s Tux: Custom from Quintessential Gentleman Transportation: An Extraordinar Limousine Tent/Lighting: Loane Brothers Furniture: AFR Furniture Rental Linen Rental: Table Toppers

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Katie & Hayward | Federal Hill & The Ritz-Carlton Residences | Baltimore Engagement Photographer

On the day of Katie & Hayward’s engagement session, there was a decent chance of rain.  We went back & forth about rescheduling the engagement session, but finally Katie said they would just risk it. I of course was excited with her answer because I knew that a rain system moving in meant 1)dramatic skies and 2)really cool rain photos if it did rain. We definitely had one out of the two.  The skies were amazingly moody the entire session and Katie was even excited about it saying that her engagement photos would be unlike any others.  She was right in a very good way.  I am so in love with this session and these two.  How adorable are they together?  And to think Hayward wasn’t looking forward to having his photo taken before we began.  We started the session off at Federal Hill Park and then headed over to the Ritz-Carlton Residences in Baltimore.  And of course, we had to wait until the sun went down for some amazing night photos along the water.

I had so much fun with Katie & Hayward during their session which makes me even more excited for their Baltimore Basilica & Frederick Douglass Museum wedding in December planned by Elizabeth Bailey Weddings.

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