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Colleen & Tony
Ellicott City Weddings & Events - Maryland wedding photography

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Four years ago, just after my oldest daughter was born, a trio of blizzards walloped the Baltimore-Washington area with piles and piles of snow. Since I had just had a baby, I deliberately did not have any weddings to photograph and was more than a little jealous of all the wintry, snowy images that my photographer friends shot. Since then, the last few winters have barely felt like winter — each year, the tulips in my garden have burst out of the ground during an unseasonably warm and sunny stretch in January only to freeze and wither away when it gets cold again. This year, I could not have been more excited to see snow in the forecast for Colleen and Tony’s wedding day or more thrilled when she told me they wanted photos strolling around historic Ellicott City, no matter the temperatures. With snow on the ground, we made some lovely wintry portraits. Colleen even braved the single-digit, polar vortex-enhanced temperatures without her coat — and somehow still managed to look happy and in love rather than freezing while doing it! I have had the pleasure this winter of photographing a couple of wonderfully intimate weddings. Colleen and Tony invited only their parents, siblings and soon-to-be sister-in-law to join them as they exchanged vows, toasted with champagne, enjoyed a quick first dance and then headed to a nearby Italian restaurant to continue the celebration over dinner. It was an honor to document such an important day for them so they can share the images with their friend and family. Oh, and that forecasted snow? It started 20 minutes after I wrapped up with them. There’s always next winter… Here are a few of my favorites from Colleen and Tony’s beautiful afternoon:

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Such a sweet reaction to seeing each other for the first time before their outdoor photos. 09-MaynardUzupus_00088-0024_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography_Maryland-Wedding-Photography 10-MaynardUzupus_00101-0031_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography_Maryland-Wedding-Photography 11-MaynardUzupus_00116-0036_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography_Maryland-Wedding-Photography

They smiled at each other like this the whole time I was with them. 12-MaynardUzupus_00135-0040_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography_Maryland-Wedding-Photography 13-MaynardUzupus_00147-0044_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography_Maryland-Wedding-Photography 14-MaynardUzupus_00211bw-0056_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography_Maryland-Wedding-Photography 15-MaynardUzupus_00230-0059_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography_Maryland-Wedding-Photography 16-MaynardUzupus_00266-0070_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography_Maryland-Wedding-Photography 17-MaynardUzupus_00282-0074_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography_Maryland-Wedding-Photography 18-MaynardUzupus_00316bw-0083_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography_Maryland-Wedding-Photography 19-MaynardUzupus_00331-0086_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography_Maryland-Wedding-Photography 20-MaynardUzupus_00354-0091_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography_Maryland-Wedding-Photography 21-MaynardUzupus_00392-0099_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography_Maryland-Wedding-Photography 22-MaynardUzupus_00499-0119_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography_Maryland-Wedding-Photography 23-MaynardUzupus_00510-0122_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography_Maryland-Wedding-Photography 24-MaynardUzupus_00627-0145_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography_Maryland-Wedding-Photography

And then it was time to get married. 25-MaynardUzupus_00645-0148_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography_Maryland-Wedding-Photography 26-MaynardUzupus_00669-0154_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography_Maryland-Wedding-Photography 27-MaynardUzupus_00768-0173_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography_Maryland-Wedding-Photography 28-MaynardUzupus_00785bw-0178_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography_Maryland-Wedding-Photography 29-MaynardUzupus_00803-0184_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography_Maryland-Wedding-Photography 30-MaynardUzupus_00822bw-0191_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography_Maryland-Wedding-Photography 31-MaynardUzupus_00800-0183_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography_Maryland-Wedding-Photography 32-MaynardUzupus_00806-0185_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography_Maryland-Wedding-Photography 33-MaynardUzupus_00817-0188_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography_Maryland-Wedding-Photography 34-MaynardUzupus_00840-0198_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography_Maryland-Wedding-Photography 35-MaynardUzupus_00841-0199_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography_Maryland-Wedding-Photography

Married! 36-MaynardUzupus_00847bw-0202_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography_Maryland-Wedding-Photography 37-MaynardUzupus_00889bw-0209_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography_Maryland-Wedding-Photography

They launched right into their first dance — and didn’t make it all the way through before their emotions got the best of them. 38-MaynardUzupus_00922bw-0216_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography_Maryland-Wedding-Photography 39-MaynardUzupus_00935bw-0220_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography_Maryland-Wedding-Photography

A champagne toast. 40-MaynardUzupus_00965-0228_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography_Maryland-Wedding-Photography 41-MaynardUzupus_00979-0233_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography_Maryland-Wedding-Photography 42-MaynardUzupus_01000-0241_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography_Maryland-Wedding-Photography

A few family photos. 43-MaynardUzupus_01052-0253_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography_Maryland-Wedding-Photography 44-MaynardUzupus_01068-0257_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography_Maryland-Wedding-Photography 45-MaynardUzupus_01078-0261_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography_Maryland-Wedding-Photography 46-MaynardUzupus_01154-0286_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography_Maryland-Wedding-Photography 47-MaynardUzupus_01183-0297_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography_Maryland-Wedding-Photography

And one more photo in the windows. 48-MaynardUzupus_01223bw-0309_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography_Maryland-Wedding-Photography

And then they were off to dinner across the street. I stayed for just a few minutes before leaving them to their meal. 49-MaynardUzupus_01229-0312_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography_Maryland-Wedding-Photography 50-MaynardUzupus_01235-0313_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography_Maryland-Wedding-Photography 51-MaynardUzupus_01279-0331_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography_Maryland-Wedding-Photography 52-MaynardUzupus_01252-0320_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography_Maryland-Wedding-Photography 53-MaynardUzupus_01290bw-0335_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography_Maryland-Wedding-Photography

Congratulations, Colleen & Tony. It was an absolute pleasure working with you and your families for your wedding!

Credits:

Photography: Jennifer McMenamin Photography, LLC

Ceremony: Ellicott City Weddings and Events

Dinner party: Portalli’s restaurant

Bridal attire: David’s Bridal

Make-up and hair: Looks Salon

Groom’s attire: Macy’s

Rings: Welsh International

Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

Comments

  1. Chris Wedding Guy

    Beautiful! Main Street has never looked as good as this!

    Reply
    1. jennifermcmenamin

      Oh, thanks so much, Chris! I really appreciate it.

      Reply

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