Krysten & Jason — Grey Rock Mansion — Maryland wedding photography

Krysten & Jason found me after she attended a wedding that I photographed in the fall of 2010. Her friends, Danielle & Chris, were married at the Comus Inn in one of the most moving and personal ceremonies I have ever had the pleasure of documenting. So I was thrilled when I received an e-mail from Jason last November inquiring whether I might be available for his and Krysten’s own spring wedding. “Danielle gushed about you and your photos,” he wrote. I’m always so honored and flattered when my clients recommend me to their friends and family members. It’s the source of most of my work and, as a bonus, it’s always fun to catch up with my past clients again, too! Krysten and Jason were married on one of those gorgeous spring days that makes you understand why so many people plan June weddings. They enjoyed a ceremony filled with beautiful hymns and officiated by a close friend and a reception brimming with emotional tributes and toasts. We lucked out with some gorgeous light in the gardens at the Grey Rock Mansion for their portraits. And they departed in one of the best rose petal tosses I have ever seen. (Krysten’s mother distributed an entire trash bag full of rose petals so each guest had one or two fistfuls — much more than the few petals that is customary!) Since I’m still way behind on my blogging, I’m going to get out of the way and get to the photos. Here are some of my favorites from Krysten & Jason’s beautiful day!

Krysten’s bridesmaids used an antique button hook to get her into her dress.

An impromptu kiss on the letter that Krysten wrote to Jason.

Time to get married!

The next photo on the left side was shot by my wonderful assistant, Lucas.

Immediately following the ceremony, Krysten & Jason planned to enjoy a few quiet moments together. I wanted to capture that for them without interrupting it. So I kept a respectful distance with my long lens and framed them carefully amidst all the greenery of the garden. I love the result in these next few photos.

A few fun portraits in gorgeous light.

This was a completely spontaneous leap on their part. So fun!

This next image captures one of two winks that I caught between the newlyweds that day — a totally fun moment to freeze in time since Jason taught Krysten to wink when they first started dating.

A few reception details.

A super fun, choreographed first dance!

(Oh hi Danielle & Chris! So fun to see you again at this wedding!)

It’s not every day that the father of the groom snaps a few photos with a $5,000 camera. (Yes, he is a professional photographer!)

I love this next photo. Krysten & Jason officially said goodbye to their parents before departing in the shower of rose petals.

Congratulations, Krysten & Jason. It was such a pleasure working with you both and your families!


Photography: Jennifer McMenamin Photography

Ceremony & Reception: Grey Rock Mansion

Ceremony musicians: Canterbury Strings

Catering: Simply Elegant Catering

Bridal attire: Mia Solano at Filene’s Running of the Brides

DJ: DJ Orlando Entertainment

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