Garrett + Emily – Ocean City, MD – Engagement Portraits

Last Monday James and I went to the OC inlet for Garrett and Emily’s engagement portraits.  I have known Emily for several years now, so I can’t say enough how thrilled I am that they have trusted us to be their photographers! We had many laughs and such fun getting these – hope you enjoy the sneak peeks!

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Kristina + Mark – Princess Anne Wedding

We met Mark and Kristina at a bridal show at the beginning of the year where we heard about their Harlem Renaissance themed wedding that was planned for July.  We had a great conversation with them at the show and then shortly after that we met via Skype to talk more about photographing their wedding.  They are a couple that you immediately fall in love with and count as friends.  After that Skype call we booked their wedding and began to get excited for their big day.  Well, it finally arrived and they were married in the theater at UMES and pulled off one fantastic wedding.  There was no shortage of details and beautiful moments to capture and we were honored to have been a part of their amazing wedding.  Pocket watches, tap dancers, sharing a prayer before the ceremony, incredible flower arrangements by The City Florist, live music from the UMES jazz ensemble, customized movie posters using our engagement portraits, granddads tie in Kristina’s bouquet, I could go on and on.  Take a look some sneak peeks from this unique wedding.

Mark and Kristina,

Thank you for the honor of capturing your wedding.  It was wonderful being with you and your families for your big day.  We hope that we captured all of the details and moments that marked your wedding.  Enjoy the sneak peeks and we look forward to sharing all of your wedding images when we do your preview party.

Sincerely-James and Amanda

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Movie posters made with their engagement portraits, the killer cake, beautiful bouquet from the City Florist, and the table place cards with famous folks from the 20s-30s.

 

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Kristina’s shoes, the epic struggle to get into her dress without messing up her beautiful hair, and finally getting laced up by her mom and maid of honor.

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The girls praying for Kristina before the ceremony. The guys checking that their pocket watches have been synced(they were the groomsmen gift from Mark) classy and unique gift.

 

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Mark praying with his soon-to-be wife. What an amazing moment and wonderful prayer for their day and their future lives together.

 

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The theater at UMES where family and friends gathered to witness Mark and Kristina’s wedding. Proud papa walking his daughter down the aisle.

 

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Exchanging vows.

 

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First dance….so smooth.

 

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Kristina being picked up by her brother during the reception. It was quite a surprise.

 

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The incredible centerpieces, beautiful cake and cupcakes, the talented tap dance performance, and their beautiful sapphire studded rings.

 

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Folks that made Mark and Kristina’s amazing:

Flowers: The City Florist

Coordinator: Stephanie White

Venue: University of Maryland Eastern Shore

 

 

 

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Natalie – sneak peeks – Salisbury, MD senior portrait photographer

Meet Natalie!  She is a senior in the Class of 2015.  We met up the other day for her senior portraits.  It was a gorgeous day with lots of beautiful light.  Here are just a few sneak peeks from her session the other day.  I can’t wait to show her all of the great images we captured.  Enjoy!

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Rachel’s Senior Portraits – Salisbury, MD senior portrait photographer

I love when I get to capture portraits for siblings of my previous senior portrait clients.  Rachel’s sister Maddie was a client of mine a few years back.  I was excited to meet up with Rachel and capture her portraits at the same place that we had done Maddie’s a few years before.  A strong thunderstorm skirted around us while we were doing her portraits, but we go them in.  She really wanted a good sunset picture and the think the storm helped create some great colors and clouds in the background.  Thanks Rachel for coming to me to have your portraits made.  It was great being with you and your mom for this session and I wish you the best in your senior year at Bennett.  Enjoy the sneak peeks!

Sincerely-James

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Mary Beth + Evan: Bethany Beach engagement session

Amanda and I have the great joy of capturing Mary Beth and Evan’s wedding in a couple of weeks in Bethany Beach.  I met up with them Sunday to get in their engagement portraits at the same place where they will exchange vows in August.  They are such an easy going and fun couple.  We had a great time capturing these and many other images during their session.  Don’t they look great together?  Can’t wait for your wedding and getting to share in your special day with both of you and your families.  Enjoy the sneak peeks.  To see their full gallery of images check out their PASS gallery here.

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Hannah – Salisbury, MD senior portraits

You’ve already met Hannah!  She is one of my model reps for the Class of 2015 where she will be a senior at PHS.  One of the things I love about photographing seniors is that we have a conversation in the process of capturing their portraits.  I had been looking forward to spending time with Hannah so I could hear all about her recent trip to Europe.  She didn’t disappoint with the details and it sounded like an amazing trip.

We kept things simple for her session and  headed out to a local farm to capture them.  It was raining when we started, so that changed some our plans.  The rain did eventually stop and we were able to venture out from under the cover of the barn.  My absolute favorite from this session is one we captured inside during the rain.  It’s the close up where her eyes pop off of the image.  That image is minimally touched up for blemishes, but other than that….that is pretty much straight out of the camera.  She is a beautiful subject don’t you think?  You will know which one I am referring to when you see it.

Enjoy the sneak peeks.  I am booking senior portraits into August now, don’t miss out on the limited number of spots that I have available for the end of the summer.  Also, if you are referred by Hannah you can get some free prints with your session.  Give me a call, I would love to schedule your portraits.

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Heather – Senior Model Rep. Class of 2015 – Salisbury, MD senior portraits

 

Every year I have the pleasure of photographing a handful of model reps that help promote my studio during their senior year.  This year I’ve had exceptional young ladies who have stepped up and have given me opportunity to create some amazing portraits for them so far.

Heather is part of that exceptional group of girls from the Class of 2015: beautiful(inside and out), talented dancer, great family, and super involved in her dance company and school, plus so much fun to hang out with.  We headed out to Whitehaven the other night before hurricane Arthur blew into town to capture a few of her portraits.  I am so glad that we got these in.  Not only was the light gorgeous, so was my subject.

Heather, thanks for taking the time the other night to capture these.  I am excited to share these sneak peeks with you, can’t wait to shoot again this summer.  Enjoy the portraits!

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Senior Americana Session with Sadie – Senior Portrait Photographer Salisbury, MD

I got to hang out with this beautiful senior model rep the other night for an Americana themed shoot.  We did this to celebrate the 4th and simply because we wanted to do something a bit different that the run-of-the-mill senior portraits.  We headed up to Fenwick, DE and captured a few with the WWII lookout tower in the background.  What a cool place to capture these.

Have a wonderful 4th of July, be safe, enjoy the fireworks, and remember the birth of our nation that was brought about by the sacrifices of so many to ensure our freedoms.  Thank you to all the men and women who have paid the ultimate price or securing or freedom and for those who are serving in the armed forces.  Enjoy the sneak peeks from Sadie’s session.

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Courtney + Shannon’s Wedding- Cambridge, MD Wedding Photographer

I love photographing weddings where we have worked with the family before.  For us it was Colby’s wedding a few years back.  Colby just happens to be the sister of Courtney, the bride.  Stay with me, the C names can throw you off.  I think it says a ton about how much trust we build with clients when they ask us to come back to capture another of their daughter’s weddings.  By the way, it is truly an honor to have been be part of two beautiful Foxwell weddings.

Courtney and Shannon were married at their friends beautiful property on the water in Cambridge, MD.  This wedding caught us by surprise when Shannon, during the ceremony, asked Liza(Courtney’s 7 year old daughter) if he could be her step-dad.  It was like a whole other proposal in the midst of a beautiful wedding ceremony.  I am a sensitive person anyway and I simply lost it during that exchange.  I’m glad, at times, that I can hide myself behind my camera.  It was incredibly sweet and was one of the most humble things that I have ever seen a groom do.  Way to go Shannon!!  Oh…by the way, Liza said yes and off they all went to party the night away.  These are just a few of the images that Amanda and I captured during their beautiful day.  Enjoy the sneak peeks and we cannot wait to show you the whole story of your day at your preview party.

Thank you for trusting us with your story and your day.  You and your families have been awesome and we count you as dear friends.  Sincerely – James and Amanda

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Courtney’s beautiful flowers and her stunning dress waiting for her to finish with her makeup.

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Shannon getting ready and Courtney being helped into her dress by her sister Colby and Krista, one of her bride’s maids.

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This was one of the sweetest ring bearers we have had the pleasure of meeting….look at those eyes, wow!

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Courtney’s daughter, Liza as her junior brides maid. Courtney’s dad’s navigating the walk to the altar, and the cute flower girl showing proper flower tossing technique…through the handle of the basket.

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Amanda captured Shannon catching his first glimpse of his beautiful bride as she was escorted by her dads at the start of the ceremony. I love this sequence and the range of emotions.

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Liza…will you allow me to be your step-dad? YESSSSSS!  Now where did I put that tissue?

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Yeah! we are married…let’s celebrate!

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A couple of shots of the bride and groom. Courtney was absolutely stunning in her gown. Shannon…you’re not so bad yourself!

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Hanging out with the girls.

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Courtney and Shannon by the water after the ceremony.

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Like I said before…stunning. Amanda captured the image on the left using a little whisp of Courtney’s veil….love it!

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Good looking and fun bridal party!

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First dances…yes, there is a tear rolling down Courtney’s cheek.

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Kristen + Corey – Engagement Session, Baywood Greens Wedding Photographer

Amanda and I have the great privilege of capturing this couple’s wedding in August.  They are getting married at the breathtakingly beautiful Baywood Greens in Delaware.  It is such a picturesque place and one that will only add to the beauty of this couple.  We met up with them at Baywood to capture some engagement portraits before their wedding.  Check out a few of their sneak peeks from the session here and be sure to take a look at all of their images on their own PASS gallery at this link: http://jamesseip.pass.us/givenswedding2014/

Enjoy…can’t wait till August to be part of this wedding.

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