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Jen & Jon – The Country Club of Maryland – Baltimore wedding photography

Jen and Jon live in Seattle. But when it came time to plan their wedding, they decided to come back to Maryland, where they both grew up — she in Baltimore, he in Frederick — and where they met at Salisbury University. Jen studied photography in college, so this was a very important aspect of their wedding for her. Knowing that, I couldn’t have been more delighted when they decided to hire me to document their big day.

They planned an outdoor ceremony at the beautiful Country Club of Maryland for their spring nuptials. And while their wedding day couldn’t have dawned prettier, it was a bit gusty in the wind department. Like 40 mph gusts gusty. No matter. Jen and Jon didn’t let it faze them. They trusted the club’s coordinator, Beth Reynolds, to decide whether to move the ceremony into a tent, which she promptly did. The move gave Jen and Jon a pretty view of the sunny spring day without the bone-chilling wind. They did, however, brave the blustery outdoors for their pictures.

Here are a few of my favorites from our windy, windy day:

The guys started the day with a putting tournament.

They called it the Manhattan Challenge. Can you see why?

Here’s all you need to know about how it turned out: Yup, that’s the groom’s name on the scorecard beside the “1” for the first putt.

The bride, getting ready.

I loved the bow on the back of her dress. You’ll see a lot more of it!

Looking lovely.

Jen, waiting to see Jon for the first time. I love how you can see the branches — and the streamers of her bow — blowing in the breeze.

It’s so much fun to work with couples who are so obviously so in love with each other…

Amidst a virtual snowstorm of flower petals. It was so beautiful.

I love love love this next one.

Fun shoes always make for great photos.

Putting on her veil before the ceremony. We had decided it was best to leave it behind for our photo session. Which was a good move because it might have blown away!

And finally, time to get married.

I adore how Jon is looking at his soon-to-be-wife in these next two. Everyone should marry the person who looks at them like that.

An emotional mom.

An exchange of rings.

And the new Mr. and Mrs.

A few reception details.

A little toasting. (Jon’s best man suggested that just about any problem can be fixed with … beer.)

A little dancing.

And a beautiful cake (from SugarBakers). The bride had it served with a fully stocked ice cream sundae station because, she said, she couldn’t imagine having cake without ice cream. What a great idea!

A beautiful evening, under a sliver of a moon.

Congratulations, Jen & Jon. It was a joy to be with you on your big day!

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