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Jill & Nick — The American Visionary Art Museum — Baltimore wedding photography

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Jill & Nick are among the nicest people I’ve ever worked with. I first met them last October at the wedding of Jill’s sister Jenny to Ernie. On that occasion, Jill was an incredibly attentive maid of honor to her sister, getting choked up during her toast and dancing the night away with her then-boyfriend Nick. I shot a photo of the two of them that I loved the moment I saw it through my viewfinder. Nick had graciously offered Jill his coat since it was a chilly and blustery October evening. Neither of them was looking at the camera — they seemed to be in their own little world together — and they were both smiling broad, happy smiles. We got together a short while — and one engagement ring! — later as they planned their own wedding for this fall. And I saw them again, nine months after Jenny and Ernie’s wedding, at the wedding of Jill’s brother Josh to Savannah. I had the distinct pleasure of photographing the weddings of all three siblings within the last 13 months. (And no, I can’t even imagine how their mom Kathy managed to serve as the de facto wedding coordinator for all three!) Here’s a little fact that tells me a lot about Jill and Nick: They invited to their own wedding the parents of their siblings’ spouses. That’s right. The mothers and fathers and stepmothers of their brother and sisters’ wives and husbands. Maybe this happens more than I know but I don’t notice because I haven’t photographed the weddings of those siblings and met those parents. But I doubt it. I think Jill and Nick are just extraordinary. We had a wonderful — if somewhat windy — day for their wedding at the American Visionary Art Museum, one of the most unusual and fun spots for a wedding in Baltimore. After some quick photos with the bride and groom separately and a simple, lovely ceremony, we were off to a party that just about knocked everyone’s socks off. That more than half of this blog post’s photos are devoted to the reception speaks to how much fun it was! Without further ado, here are some of my favorites from Jill and Nick’s marvelous day.

The American Visionary Art Museum is such a great spot for a wedding!

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After a few photos with the guys, we were off to the hotel, where Jill was getting dressed with her sister and about to make a grand entrance to reveal her beautiful gown to her bridesmaids.

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The bride, looking gorgeous!

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Then, it was back to the museum to get married. I love these next four photos shot by my wonderful assistant, Lucas, from the balcony overlooking the ceremony site. He caught some great moments just before the processional started and as Jill started her walk down the aisle.

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Married!

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This next photo was also shot by Lucas.

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This is the third time I’ve shot a Fannon family photo, including parents, all three kids with their spouses and wonderful grandparents Jack and Lilly.

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A few fun photos of the newlyweds!

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And then it was time to get to the party!

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A few reception details, including the magnificent array of pies, doughnuts and other desserts assembled by the bride’s mother, Kathy Fannon. She has a knack for making the most gorgeous displays of candy and other treats at weddings! I also love that tucked into the display is a framed print of that image I shot of Jill & Nick at the very first Fannon wedding I photographed!

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The custom letterpress invitations were designed by the groom and then printed by Whitney Cecil of Almanac Industries. They were gorgeous!

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Introductions.

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Toasts. (And for those of you reading this who were at the wedding, I have just one word for this next photo: Woooooo!)

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These were really some fantastic toasts.

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A first dance.

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A pair of parent dances.

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Jill and Nick had these fun little chalk boards that served as placecards for their guests. Those guests ended up having a lot of fun with them at the reception! Also, check out the celebrity guest sighting!

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A wonderful band called the Egg Babies Orchestra shared the stage with a dj. Together, they kept the dance floor packed All. Night. Long.

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Credits:

Photography: Jennifer McMenamin Photography

Ceremony: The American Visionary Art Museum

Officiant: Hillary Mazer Stishan

Reception: The American Visionary Art Museum

Catering: Sascha’s Catering

Bridal attire: Reem Acra from the Betsy Robinson Bridal Collection

Make-up: Nicole Palermo

Hair: The bride’s sister, Jennifer Beck

Groom’s attire: Vera Wang from Men’s Wearhouse

Florist: The Flower Cart

Cake: Mary the  Cake Lady

Band: The Egg Babies Orchestra

DJ: DJ Doug

Invitations: Designed by the groom, Nick Prevas, and printed by Whitney Cecil of Almanac Industries

Comments

  1. madeline . mlc designs

    WOW WOW WOW!!! so fabulous jennifer. loved their taste!!!

    Reply
    1. jennifermcmenamin

      Thanks so much, Madeline! I very much appreciate it!

      Reply

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