A beautiful outdoor ceremony at Swan Harbor Farm. We love photographing wedding ceremonies here any time of year, from spring to late fall. The foliage and grounds are lovely year round! The Peabody Library is a stunning backdrop for a ceremony! The Library dates back to 1857 and consists of a general reference collection of over 300,000 titles. Wow! One of the most anticipated moments of the wedding day is the groom seeing the bride for the first time as she is walking down the aisle. Some grooms gasp. Others shift their weight from foot to foot in excitement. Here the groom exhaled loud enough for the first few rows of guests to hear! The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is the first great cathedral built in the United States. One of the longest aisles in Baltimore, the Basilica makes for a dramatic and long entrance of the wedding party. The bride and groom pause in the aisle for their second first kiss after the ceremony! The bride is escorted by her father across the lawn to the ceremony area. A unique perspective. One of the coolest shots to get during the ceremony is of the groom looking at the bride and her father, as they walk down the aisle, between their heads. It's a shot from the bride's point of view. This is an outdoor ceremony under the gazebo at Vandiver Inn in Havre de Grace, Maryland. One of the most amazing chapels in Maryland! The Naval Academy Chapel in Annapolis is huge. We always love photographing here because the light is amazing, the colors are bright and fresh, and the architecture, both inside and out, is beautiful! The Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park is a National Heritage Site that offers a unique historical side to the Fell's Point area, as well as an amazing view of the Baltimore Inner Harbor. Wedding ceremonies take place on the pier, and when the sky is cooperating, you get a very pretty backdrop. The dome of the Naval Academy Chapel in Annapolis, Maryland is just extraordinary! When light shines through the top most windows, it is just creamy, and a dream for photographers. It is definitely one of the classiest places for a ceremony. The groom is excited and nervous to see the bride walk down the aisle. This couple opted not to do a First Look, and worked very hard to not see each other before the ceremony. This shot was worth the wait! This was probably the craziest wedding ceremony we have ever photographed. Fortunately, the bride and groom had decided to do a First Look and all of their wedding photography formals with their bridesmaids and groomsmen and families before the ceremony. The forecast had called for rain, at 5;00 PM, the time of the start of the ceremony. Well, it started to rain at 5:00 PM! But the ceremony went on! Many of the guests were prepared for the rain with their own umbrellas, but the bride and groom didn't have one. A very helpful passer-by grabbed an umbrella from the restaurant next door, and brought it over to the bride and groom. The best man then took over umbrella duty until it stopped raining, right at the end of the ceremony!

Ceremonies