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Francesca + Ken
Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church -- The Johns Hopkins Club -- Baltimore wedding photography

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Francesca and Ken’s wedding kicked off a busy weekend of three weddings for me. People sometimes ask if I ever get bored shooting the same thing every weekend. I might if that were the case. But as this one particular weekend perfectly illustrated, every wedding is different and every wedding has its own story. I love that about my job. Francesca and Ken planned a lovely, intimate wedding for a few dozen of their very closest friends and family members. Although they currently live in Northern Virginia, they chose Baltimore for their wedding — Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church and The Johns Hopkins Club, to be precise. Ken described it as something of a way of going home for him since he was baptized at Corpus Christi and grew up in the surrounding Bolton Hill neighborhood. Francesca, on the other hand, was very far from home. She is from Italy and many of her relatives traveled to join Ken and her for their celebration. It was a lovely day marked by perfect spring weather, a darling ring bearer, a charming young man to tend to the train of Francesca’s gown, limoncello, tearful toasts and a formal celebratory dinner, complete with a beautiful palette-cleansing intermezzo sorbet. Here are some of my favorites from their big day:

Corpus Christi holds a special place in my heart since it is where my husband and I exchanged vows nearly 10 years ago and the first church I attended regularly as a grown-up. It is always a tremendous pleasure to be back.

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And then it was time to get married. 009-NespoliCarlberg_00361-0085_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Corpus-Christi-Church_The-Johns-Hopkins-Club_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography 010-NespoliCarlberg_00369bw-0088_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Corpus-Christi-Church_The-Johns-Hopkins-Club_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography 011-NespoliCarlberg_00388bw-0092_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Corpus-Christi-Church_The-Johns-Hopkins-Club_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography 012-NespoliCarlberg_00476-0110_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Corpus-Christi-Church_The-Johns-Hopkins-Club_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography 013-NespoliCarlberg_00517-0117_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Corpus-Christi-Church_The-Johns-Hopkins-Club_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography 014-NespoliCarlberg_00522-0119_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Corpus-Christi-Church_The-Johns-Hopkins-Club_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography 015-NespoliCarlberg_00603-0139_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Corpus-Christi-Church_The-Johns-Hopkins-Club_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography

The vows and rings. 016-NespoliCarlberg_00610-0141_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Corpus-Christi-Church_The-Johns-Hopkins-Club_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography 017-NespoliCarlberg_00620-0144_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Corpus-Christi-Church_The-Johns-Hopkins-Club_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography 018-NespoliCarlberg_00654bw-0155_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Corpus-Christi-Church_The-Johns-Hopkins-Club_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography 019-NespoliCarlberg_00680bw-0162_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Corpus-Christi-Church_The-Johns-Hopkins-Club_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography 020-NespoliCarlberg_00683-0164_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Corpus-Christi-Church_The-Johns-Hopkins-Club_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography 021-NespoliCarlberg_00701-0170_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Corpus-Christi-Church_The-Johns-Hopkins-Club_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography 022-NespoliCarlberg_00892-0211_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Corpus-Christi-Church_The-Johns-Hopkins-Club_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography

Married! 023-NespoliCarlberg_00908-0215_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Corpus-Christi-Church_The-Johns-Hopkins-Club_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography 024-NespoliCarlberg_00975-0228_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Corpus-Christi-Church_The-Johns-Hopkins-Club_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography 025-NespoliCarlberg_01074-0244_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Corpus-Christi-Church_The-Johns-Hopkins-Club_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography

After a few quick family and wedding party photos, we were off to The Johns Hopkins Club for some informal portraits of the newlyweds in the most beautiful light I could have asked for. 026-NespoliCarlberg_01094-0247_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Corpus-Christi-Church_The-Johns-Hopkins-Club_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography 027-NespoliCarlberg_01134bw-0258_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Corpus-Christi-Church_The-Johns-Hopkins-Club_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography 028-NespoliCarlberg_01213-0279_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Corpus-Christi-Church_The-Johns-Hopkins-Club_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography 029-NespoliCarlberg_01223-0281_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Corpus-Christi-Church_The-Johns-Hopkins-Club_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography 030-NespoliCarlberg_01279bw-0294_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Corpus-Christi-Church_The-Johns-Hopkins-Club_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography 031-NespoliCarlberg_01292-0296_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Corpus-Christi-Church_The-Johns-Hopkins-Club_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography 032-NespoliCarlberg_01322-0304_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Corpus-Christi-Church_The-Johns-Hopkins-Club_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography 033-NespoliCarlberg_01359-0312_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Corpus-Christi-Church_The-Johns-Hopkins-Club_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography 034-NespoliCarlberg_01411-0323_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Corpus-Christi-Church_The-Johns-Hopkins-Club_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography 035-NespoliCarlberg_01374-0314_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Corpus-Christi-Church_The-Johns-Hopkins-Club_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography 036-NespoliCarlberg_01476-0339_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Corpus-Christi-Church_The-Johns-Hopkins-Club_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography 037-NespoliCarlberg_01498bw-0345_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Corpus-Christi-Church_The-Johns-Hopkins-Club_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography 038-NespoliCarlberg_01538-0355_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Corpus-Christi-Church_The-Johns-Hopkins-Club_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography

This little girl was unbearably adorable. 039-NespoliCarlberg_01552-0358_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Corpus-Christi-Church_The-Johns-Hopkins-Club_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography040-NespoliCarlberg_01594-0365_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Corpus-Christi-Church_The-Johns-Hopkins-Club_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography 041-NespoliCarlberg_01666-0380_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Corpus-Christi-Church_The-Johns-Hopkins-Club_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography 042-NespoliCarlberg_01692-0391_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Corpus-Christi-Church_The-Johns-Hopkins-Club_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography 043-NespoliCarlberg_01740-0400_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Corpus-Christi-Church_The-Johns-Hopkins-Club_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography

A few toasts. 044-NespoliCarlberg_01913-0450_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Corpus-Christi-Church_The-Johns-Hopkins-Club_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography 045-NespoliCarlberg_01676-0383_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Corpus-Christi-Church_The-Johns-Hopkins-Club_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography 046-NespoliCarlberg_02017-0477_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Corpus-Christi-Church_The-Johns-Hopkins-Club_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography 047-NespoliCarlberg_01861-0436_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Corpus-Christi-Church_The-Johns-Hopkins-Club_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography 048-NespoliCarlberg_01775bw-0412_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Corpus-Christi-Church_The-Johns-Hopkins-Club_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography 049-NespoliCarlberg_01896bw-0446_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Corpus-Christi-Church_The-Johns-Hopkins-Club_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography

A cake cutting. 050-NespoliCarlberg_02052-0488_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Corpus-Christi-Church_The-Johns-Hopkins-Club_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography 051-NespoliCarlberg_02054-0490_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Corpus-Christi-Church_The-Johns-Hopkins-Club_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography 052-NespoliCarlberg_02066-0495_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Corpus-Christi-Church_The-Johns-Hopkins-Club_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography

A first dance. 053-NespoliCarlberg_02083-0502_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Corpus-Christi-Church_The-Johns-Hopkins-Club_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography

A pair of parent dances. 054-NespoliCarlberg_02091-0505_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Corpus-Christi-Church_The-Johns-Hopkins-Club_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography 055-NespoliCarlberg_02117-0514_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Corpus-Christi-Church_The-Johns-Hopkins-Club_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography

And a perfectly lovely evening. 056-NespoliCarlberg_02166-0525_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Corpus-Christi-Church_The-Johns-Hopkins-Club_Baltimore-Wedding-Photography

Many, many congratulations, Francesca and Ken. It was an absolute pleasure working with you and your friends and family!

Credits:

Photography: Jennifer McMenamin Photography, LLC

Ceremony: Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church

Officiant: Father Marty Demek

Reception: The Johns Hopkins Club

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