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The Oaks Waterfront Inn wedding

It was a rainy day, a surprise nor’easter when it should have been sunny and bright.  During the ceremony rehearsal, you could see the venue staff cleaning up the previous day’s wedding – which clearly took place on the gorgeous lawn, overlooking the water.  I know my bride was anxious to take photos in all the wonderful picturesque (outdoor) locations at The Oaks Waterfront Inn.  But as the rain kept coming and coming and the temperature dropped while everyone was getting ready, it became clear that wasn’t going to happen.

bride and groom at the oaks waterfront inn

She walked down the aisle with her mother and when she arrived, there was a puddle where she was supposed to stand.  So she shrugged and took a step back and laughed it off.  I was so impressed with the grace and ease with which this couple handled the day.  So rainy we can’t do photos practically anywhere?  No big deal.  We have to move from Plan A not to even B, but right on down to Plan C?  Okay, that’s cool.  These guys were so chill and it was clear they put every one of their guests at ease and as far as I can tell, everybody had a rockin’ good time.

details diptych from the oaks waterfront inn

Her mom and aunt did hair and makeup for all the girls.  A seriously talented duo.

bride and her mom getting ready before the wedding ceremonygetting ready at the oaks waterfront innbride putting on her dress at the oaksmaryland wedding photographer

We managed to skip on down to the dock which was, thankfully, covered!

bride and groom on a rainy daybride and groom portraits in the rain at the oaksrainy day portraits at the oaks waterfront innwalking into the wedding ceremonybride laughing during wedding ceremonybride and groom at the oaks wedding ceremonymacro ring shot with origami starsbride and groom enter the oaks wedding receptiongrandmother tearing up at the oaks waterfront innmother of the bride

Love this one of their families dancing together.

families dancing during the wedding reception

Their little nephew pretty much stole the show.

holding a tiny nephew at the oaks waterfront innboy sleeping during the wedding receptionlittle boy at the wedding ceremonybride and groom dancing at the oaks waterfront innthe oaks waterfront inn wedding receptionguests dancing at the oaks waterfront inndancing at the wedding receptionbride and groom share a last dance at the wedding reception

Congratulations you guys!

Vendors:
Photography: me
Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Oaks Waterfront Inn
Hair & makeup: Bride’s mother and aunt
DJ: Mark Savage
Catering: The Oaks

facebook comments:

martyMay 4, 2012 - 1:14 pm

Beautiful images! The b/w one of her hugging (possibly) a grandmother? It almost makes you cry just looking at it.

Eduardo SuasteguiMay 4, 2012 - 4:21 pm

Another terrific job for you. It was a lovely wedding, and that came through nicely through your lens.

Marcella TreybigMay 4, 2012 - 6:50 pm

at least she was dressed for the rainy occasion, those wedding shoes are SO cute/cool I love them!

David ChildersMay 4, 2012 - 9:15 pm

Those kid shots are priceless, so many photographers overlook them at weddings, but what great memories you got here.

Janet PalmerMay 5, 2012 - 12:29 am

Rain schmain… they look so happy & how much fun is everyone having!

mikeMay 5, 2012 - 11:18 am

Lovely work, Amber!

Andrew ChealMay 5, 2012 - 1:28 pm

Full of emotions! Love the bloke dancing with the kid on one arm!

benj haischMay 5, 2012 - 1:35 pm

those portraits in the rain are killer.

JohannaMay 6, 2012 - 7:04 am

She’s such a natural beauty. I love the BW photo of the group dancing (0319).

Barbara HagerMay 6, 2012 - 12:54 pm

Her dress is amazing! ANd her hair, wow!
And your pictures are nice too. =)

AlexandreMay 6, 2012 - 2:03 pm

A lot of happiness on this shoots! Radiant bride, this is amazing!

Kelsie TaylorMay 7, 2012 - 2:08 am

So beautiful! Love the contrast between how sweet the first half of the post is with how fun the second half is. :)

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