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Aimee & Richard: Married! | Monkton, MD

Aimee and Richard got married in the woods.  Basically everyone they know contributed something to the wedding – from the cake to the officiant, their wedding was about as personalized as it is possible to be.  I found out that Aimee made (almost?) every decoration at the lodge and crafted *three* pieces of jewelery for each of her bridesmaids.  Her craftiness is the stuff of legend.

Their DIY wedding was humble and warm and lovely.  It was an honor to photograph it.

wedding and portrait photographer Amber Wilkie

bride getting ready in monkton, maryland

bride putting on dress with brown sash

bridesmaids helping put on wedding sash

Aimee’s mom is so unbelievably cute.  She teared up a bit when she saw Aimee in her dress.  *sigh*  This is the kind of moment that makes wedding photography sing for me.

mom tearing up at seeing bride in wedding dress

mom hugs daughter on wedding day

bride getting hairsprayed

I was fortunate to have the awesome Doug Pettway along for the ride.  Doug caught some of the guy action and there’s a few other photos of his sprinkled in here and there.  Thanks again Doug!

groom laughing in cabin

groom getting ready at camp puh

groomsmen in a circle

I love Aimee’s glance into the circle right before it was time for everybody to start walking.

bride right before she walks down the aisle

father of the bride walks bride down aisle

grooms sees bride for the first time

Aimee and Richard did their thing at Camp Puh’Tok up in Monkton, MD.  I was soooo digging the giant eagle over their ceremony site in the council ring.  Not too many people can say their wedding was presided over by a massive eagle.

wedding at the council circle at camp puh

bride and groom during wedding ceremony in monkton, md

bride and groom and bridesmaids with blue dresses

round wedding ceremony

bride and groom during wedding ceremony in monkton, md

wedding ceremony in northern maryland

walking away after wedding ceremony

bridal party with totem pole

bride and groom kissing under giant eagle

bride and groom witih totem pole

bride and groom portraits at camp puh

wedding photographer Amber Wilkie

Pretty sure this is the point where I told them to look happy, but not “short bus” happy.

bride and groom laughing during portraits

bride and groom on camp puh

I had to fight the bees for this tree.  I won.

wedding ring shot in black and white

bride and groom being announced

hacienda at camp puh

guests at the pool at hacienda

lounging in the pool at a wedding reception

Turns out Aimee sings in a band! This girl does everything.

bride singing with hollertown

camp puh

diy centerpieces at wedding

wedding decorations at thunderbird lodge

bride and groom dancing during first dance

everyone joins in the dancing at thunderbird lodge

bride and groom cutting cake

epic wedding dancing shot

mother and father of the groom dancing

guest dancing crazy at wedding

dancing at the wedding reception

light painting with bride and groom at camp puh-tok

facebook comments:

ryan chanSeptember 19, 2011 - 11:47 am

Great wedding day coverage, Amber! Really love the ones of them sitting on the steps.

francis josephSeptember 19, 2011 - 12:07 pm

Wonderful images, Amber! Love the intimacy of the celebration as well as the location and her dress. Beautiful!

christy blanchSeptember 19, 2011 - 12:27 pm

beautiful pictures!

Doug PettwaySeptember 19, 2011 - 12:52 pm

Love the work, Amber. Thanks for having me out. 🙂

[…] Thank you to Amber Wilkie for having me out as her second photographer for the day. You can see her view of the day by clicking HERE. […]

RazvanSeptember 19, 2011 - 12:58 pm

Such a great venue! I love how relaxed this wedding was.

Anne Marie CarsonSeptember 19, 2011 - 1:41 pm

What an awesome location!! I like the last one, the light painting gives it a subtle, but neat effect….

CassieSeptember 19, 2011 - 1:59 pm

Lovely pictures! Especially love with them sitting on the steps, super cute 🙂 and that venue is awesome.

JoannaSeptember 19, 2011 - 2:54 pm

what a gorgeous casual wedding, you’ve captured the mood quite well, they look so relaxed and happy in every photo. love the last shot. great job!

Michael WachniakSeptember 19, 2011 - 3:10 pm

That last shot is money. Love the emotions you have captured!

Johnboy WilsonSeptember 19, 2011 - 3:18 pm

Amazing venue and beautifully captured, good job!

Natalie GibbsSeptember 19, 2011 - 10:06 pm

That last light painting shot is very cool! My favorite has to be the shot of Aimee and her mom hugging, though. Nice work all around!

Leo DrukerSeptember 19, 2011 - 11:03 pm

Love it – you really were able to show the style and ‘vision’ of this wedding through the photos. Awesome job (love the last light painting one 😉

Kellee WalshSeptember 20, 2011 - 2:05 am

These are beautiful Amber. Love the venue and the relaxed atmosphere throughout!

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