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Emilie & Dennis | Annapolis courthouse wedding | William Paca House and Gardens | U.S. Naval Academy

Emilie and Dennis were married at the Annapolis Courthouse, after a rollicking morning stomping through the U.S. Naval Academy and the beautiful William Paca House and Gardens. We watched the weather all week, becoming increasingly anxious about the predicted heavy rain and thunderstorms. But then overnight, the skies cleared and the rain quit at the very moment we planned to meet up! Pretty good luck for these two. Annapolis-courthouse-wedding-photography-12Annapolis-courthouse-wedding-photography-2Annapolis-courthouse-wedding-photography-4 Emilie made this dress. As in, from scratch. With her hands and a sewing machine. Annapolis-courthouse-wedding-photography-5Annapolis-courthouse-wedding-photography-6Annapolis-courthouse-wedding-photography-7Annapolis-courthouse-wedding-photography-8Annapolis-courthouse-wedding-photography-9Annapolis-courthouse-wedding-photography-11 The William Paca gardens are really beautiful, and they're right in the middle of all the Annapolis action. They feel quite "secret." Annapolis-courthouse-wedding-photography-13Annapolis-courthouse-wedding-photography-14Annapolis-courthouse-wedding-photography-15 They have some goofy relatives! I said "okay, let's do a siblings hug." Emilie says they don't really go in for that much; they're more like this: Annapolis-courthouse-wedding-photography-17 After all that talk of rain, it was actually really sunny in the gardens when we were shooting, but our sun ducked behind a cloud juuuust long enough for me to grab one last scene. Annapolis-courthouse-wedding-photography-18 Then we scooted over a few blocks to the courthouse to make it official. Annapolis-courthouse-wedding-photography-19Annapolis-courthouse-wedding-photography-20Annapolis-courthouse-wedding-photography-22Annapolis-courthouse-wedding-photography-21Annapolis-courthouse-wedding-photography-23Annapolis-courthouse-wedding-photography-24Annapolis-courthouse-wedding-photography-25Annapolis-courthouse-wedding-photography-26Annapolis-courthouse-wedding-photography-27Annapolis-courthouse-wedding-photography-29Annapolis-courthouse-wedding-photography-30 Congratulations, you guys!

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Trisha & Geoff | U.S. Naval Academy wedding

It's been a crazy winter. I've photographed three weddings this year and all three of them have had absolutely stunning weather, considering it has been January and February! Many thanks to Cassidy DuHon for having me out to second shoot Trisha and Geoff's incredibly beautiful wedding at the U.S. Naval Academy Chapel. I hadn't been before and it is one of the most striking churches I've seen (okay, in this country - I did just take a 3-week trip to Italy). Most brides can't just sit around and do portraits in a strapless dress on their February wedding day. Luckily for these two (and me!), it was a balmy 50-something out. wedding photographer Amber Wilkie Trisha's bridesmaids were so bubbly and happy and adorable. Plus, they got all their makeup on in this bathroom with an incredible overhead light. bridesmaids get ready at home mother of the bride getting ready for the wedding bride framed with her stepfather bride in front of a hummer limo The U.S. Naval Academy was absolutely stunning. I hope to be back there some day. Great architecture, not too many people and really brilliant light. Definite wedding win. bridesmaids getting excited about first look bride and bridesmaids at u.s. naval academy blue wedge heel wedding shoes bride and groom at u.s. naval academy white wedding bouquet U.S. Naval Academy wedding bridal party with white bouquets bridesmaids helping bride with wedding dress Look at the smile on this man! Even from the super-far-back vantage point we were allowed by the chapel, you can tell he's super-pumped to be marrying his lady. groom very excited at u.s. naval academy chapel bride comes down the aisle at us naval academy chapel us naval academy chapel wedding photography bride and groom with swords first dance at country club This is probably my favorite father-daughter picture to date. Thanks for the uplighting, band. best father-daughter dance photo to date cutting the cake with incredibly beautiful couple passionate cake cutting dancing at the wedding reception party at the country club wedding reception party

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