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A Corpus Christi Church & Fort Meade wedding: Anne + Nick
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I first heard from Anne + Nick about their wedding nearly 18 months out from the big day. Like every military family I’ve ever worked with — Anne’s father retired from the Army — they were on the ball and ahead of schedule at every turn during the year and a half we worked together. By the time their actual wedding day arrived, I felt like we’d known each other for forever! As a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art and a longtime musician at Corpus Christi Church next door, Anne really wanted to incorporate the areas of the Bolton Hill neighborhood that were important to her — including the Howard Street Bridge, which she crossed with some frequency while attending MICA — in their photos. (I attended Corpus Christi Church for many years and even served on the liturgy committee there, so almost every wedding that I photograph there feels like a mini-reunion.) Anne tackled more DIY projects for her wedding than I thought possible for one person to juggle, from boutonnieres and bridesmaid robes, corsages to cocktail hour decor, flower-laden lanterns for her bridesmaids to carry and reception centerpieces. It was especially fun to capture the results of all of that hard work for her along with her little-bit-country-little-bit-rock-n-roll sense of style. I mean, how great is her hair? Here are many of my favorites from Anne + Nick’s big day:

Nick really wanted Anne to include her boots in her wedding attire. But Anne decided the boots didn’t really fit with the style of her gown. So she brought them with her and asked that they be included in the photos of her details. What a great idea!  

The bride, looking positively lovely. 

 Anne made all the boutonnieres and corsages for members of her wedding party.  

Nick opens a handmade gift from his soon-to-be wife.  

Anne’s father snaps a few photos of his daughter.  

I, of course, always shoot nice, formal photographs of the wedding party with everyone smiling and looking at the camera. But I also like more casual images of these groups of great friends, smiling, laughing and just enjoying their time together.  

This big giant tree was magnificent. I spotted it right away as something to include in photos when my assistant, Lucas, and I did a little scouting at Fort Meade before the appointed start time for photography.  

Then, we were off to Baltimore for the ceremony at Corpus Christi Church.  

Since Anne was friends with all of the musicians at church, I made more photographs of them than usual. I love these next two photos of music director Dan, doing his thing.  

I love capturing little moments and wonderful exchanges of glances like this for my clients.  

Married!  After a few efficient family photos inside the church, we headed outside for some fun wedding party images and couple portraits in several spots that held meaning for the newlyweds.  

Then, we headed back to Fort Meade for the reception at Club Meade.  

A few reception details, capturing all of Anne’s hard work on her DIY projects.  

A first dance.  

A quartet of toasts.  

A father-daughter dance. 

And lots and lots of fun and frivolity.

Many, many congratulations, Anne + Nick. It was nothing but joy to work with you, your friends and your families for your big day!

Credits:

Photography: Jennifer McMenamin Photography, LLC

Ceremony: Corpus Christi Church

Officiant: Father Marty Demek

Ceremony musicians: Corpus Christi Music director Dan Meyers and the church choir

Reception: Club Meade

Bridal attire: David’s Bridal

Make-up: Got Blush

Hair: Eileen Perez, a friend of the bride’s since middle school!

Groom’s attire: Men’s Wearhouse

Florist: DIY with a bridal bouquet by Odenton Florist

Cake: Cakes Plus

DJ: C&J Entertainment

Transportation: An Extraordinar Limousine Service

Invitations: Justin Tomasello, the groom’s brother

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