August 21, 2009
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it is very rare that I shoot a wedding where I don’t meet the couple beforehand – at least the bride and it’s happened twice in the last month! meghan had emailed me several months ago about her wedding in PG county because she had heard about me from my friend liz and had seen liz’s photos - meghan was liz’s student teacher while she attended salisbury but now resides over the bridge – SO she and ryan were marrying on a thursday which I think is a pretty cool idea! you’re almost guaranteed to get vendor availability, your friends and family have a reason to take a long weekend and you can jumpstart your honeymoon – but we never had a chance to meet before the wedding. meeting and getting to know my clients is very important to me – this is why I think engagement shoots are not only fun, but beneficial. we all get to know each other, the couple gets an insight to how I shoot, I get the vibe as to how they relate, etc. some of my closest friends in maryland are women who I met as brides looking for a photographer. with meghan, it was a time/distance issue but we communicated a lot via email. with meghan, once I walked into the salon – it was like I had known her for a long time! she was smiling, blissed out and excited for her & ryan’s wedding and I knew we’d have a great day

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this is the flower girl, looking outside and seeing her dad – too cute!

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they had their reception at the newton white mansion which was GORGEOUS! I had never been there before – but hope I go back again and again because it’s huge and I’m sure I could scope out a ton of places to shoot. the first thing that caught my eye was this old wooden shed used now for storage – loved it!

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gorgeous right?

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thank you meghan and ryan for inviting me to document your beautiful wedding day, for bringing me to a rocking new venue and for the amazing  hotel room with a yummy breakfast – it was a joy to meet you and photograph two such happy people, so in love!