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Albums!

Honestly, I should have done this post a month ago. I truly fear that a whole bunch of you will see this and go “I want an album” and barrage me with orders that I will be hard-pressed to fulfill by deadlines. However! Albums are so pretty and such a great way to keep wedding memories and photos in your life, that I am doing this post anyway and will work tirelessly for anyone who wants to make sure they get albums before the holidays (well, ok, Christmas. Hanukkah is so darn early this year, I couldn’t possibly hope to meet that deadline).

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I see my photography coverage as a three-step process: seeing, capturing and editing. Many people choose to get off the train at the second stop and complete the edits themselves (in terms of telling the story, not actually editing the images), which is totally fine, obviously. But lots of other people never get to that step and just leave images sitting in desk drawers or in my proofing gallery. The wedding album is the way to keep your wedding photos in your life. Plus, they are just so beautiful.

Layla & Shameka | Corradetti Glassblowing Studio wedding | Baltimore, MD

Layla and Shameka got married in one of Baltimore’s coolest venues – the Corradetti Glassblowing Studio – a hip, industrial space filled with colorful glass and exposed brick. These two are a freakin’ riot and their friends are great dancers. They filled their wedding with joyous friends and family, incredibly tasty foods (courtesy of Rouge Catering) and all the 90′s jams.

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We started the day at the Hotel Monaco Baltimore, one of my favorite hotels to shoot in.

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I love me some birdcage veil.

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I don’t get too fussy with first looks normally, but when you’ve got a beautiful staircase like this, it begs to have some bride reactions on it.

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Ever resourceful / trespassy, we hopped across the street to this semi-abandoned former bank. It’s for lease, in case anyone wants to rent an enormous columned marble building in downtown Baltimore.

RebeccaOctober 25, 2013 - 10:25 am

Ooh, what a pretty venue! But also? Find out who makes her dress — that is GORGEOUS!!! I want.

Katie WannenOctober 25, 2013 - 4:47 pm

Gorgeous couple, awesome venue, and lovely pictures as always. Wish I’d been at that dance party!

LaylaOctober 26, 2013 - 2:02 pm
AnjaOctober 29, 2013 - 10:35 am

OMG, aren’t they the cutest grinning from ear to ear all day long?! Also that venue is killer!
Great work Amber!

Venue Idea | 2941 Restaurant

It’s been about a million years since I did a “venue idea” post. Mostly because every single wedding I post is its own “venue idea” and also because I just don’t go around scouting for venues anymore because I am, in a word, busy. However! I was recently the sponsor photographer at a wedding networking event. 2941 Restaurant, the host for the evening, asked for some exterior photos, and it turns out they have a ridiculously beautiful setup for weddings.

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Apparently this area with the waterfalls is lit up at night. Also, you can see the room inside with the orange – that’s where the networking event was, and you had great views of the waterfalls through the windows.

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The restaurant is at the bottom of an office building, sort of in the middle of nowhere (near the intersection of 50 and 395), which makes it quite peaceful, while still convenient. They have an outdoor setting for ceremonies, presided over by this weird, super-tall statue thing.

Ryan DealOctober 24, 2013 - 9:47 pm

I DJed a wedding there once. It was awesome and the food was amazing. Love your photos.