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Shannon and I did so much laughing together in our first phone calls and our first meeting that I knew her wedding to Michael would be a joy to photograph. She had a beautiful and incredibly detailed vision of her wedding more than a year out. She had already hired a fabulous hair and makeup team, a wonderful band and one of my most favorite invitation designers on the planet. She had bought her dress and copper Valentino shoes that she was oh so excited about. She knew she wanted mini lanterns as her placecards and favors. And she knew she would ride in a trolley from the Four Seasons to the Historic Belvedere for the wedding and back to the Four Seasons, where she knew she wanted her guests to enjoy brunch the day after the wedding before heading home. It was such a delight to watch all of these carefully planned details come to life before Shannon’s eyes on her wedding day and to capture her reaction as each element unfolded. And then there were all of the joyous moments that no timeline or spreadsheet could have prepared Shannon for — the excitement of getting ready with her closest girlfriends, the thrill of seeing her elaborate updo and high-glam makeup in the mirror for the first time, that first glimpse of Michael at the end of the aisle, the surprise of seeing their beloved pup Gizmo right after the ceremony and the amazing football jersey gifts that their best friends ordered for them, combining their names, their wedding date and their respective favorite football teams. As a photographer who loves nothing more than to capture real emotion and unscripted moments for my clients, I couldn’t have been more thrilled to document the wonderful reactions of Shannon’s parents when they saw her for the first time in her gown and veil. I could go on and on about how marvelous this wedding day was. But I know that Shannon is dying to see more photos. So without further ado, here are some of my favorites from this wonderful couple’s big day:002-MickeyDaversa_00015-0003_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 003-MickeyDaversa_00082-0018_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 004-MickeyDaversa_00109-0022_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 005-MickeyDaversa_00240-0047_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 006-MickeyDaversa_00255-0050_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography

On the morning of her wedding, Shannon grabbed a Coke. This was the can she happened to get.007-MickeyDaversa_00216-0042_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography

The updo that Sarah, from Amie Decker Beauty, created was truly an architectural work of art.008-MickeyDaversa_00177-0033_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 009-MickeyDaversa_00065-0014_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 010-MickeyDaversa_00558-0118_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 011-MickeyDaversa_00571-0121_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography

Michael’s sisters delivered a gift from Shannon to him — a beautiful pin with a photo of his mother and a lovely inscription: “I know you would be here today, if heaven wasn’t so far away.”012-MickeyDaversa_00324-0065_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 013-MickeyDaversa_00334-0067_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 014-MickeyDaversa_00376-0075_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 015-MickeyDaversa_00402-0078_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 016-MickeyDaversa_00437-0085_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 017-MickeyDaversa_00447-0086_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 018-MickeyDaversa_00493-0098_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 019-MickeyDaversa_00497-0100_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 020-MickeyDaversa_00525bw-0108_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography

After her hair was finished, Shannon jumped into the chair of the incomparable Amie Decker to get glam.021-MickeyDaversa_00700bw-0149_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 022-MickeyDaversa_00789-0161_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 023-MickeyDaversa_00807-0162_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 024-MickeyDaversa_00863-0169_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography

And then it was time to get dressed.025-MickeyDaversa_00889-0176_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 026-MickeyDaversa_00938-0186_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 027-MickeyDaversa_00951-0190_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 028-MickeyDaversa_00979-0198_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 029-MickeyDaversa_00989-0201_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 030-MickeyDaversa_01004-0204_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 031-MickeyDaversa_01015-0206_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 032-MickeyDaversa_01053-0213_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 033-MickeyDaversa_01057bw-0217_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography

The bride, looking absolutely gorgeous. 034-MickeyDaversa_01077-0223_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 035-MickeyDaversa_01103-0231_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 036-MickeyDaversa_01126bw-0237_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 037-MickeyDaversa_01140-0241_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography

Shannon and her mother.038-MickeyDaversa_01221bw-0258_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography

The beauty team.039-MickeyDaversa_01236-0262_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography

And then it was time to head to the Historic Belvedere to get married!040-MickeyDaversa_01251-0263_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 041-MickeyDaversa_01295-0273_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 042-MickeyDaversa_01277-0269_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 043-MickeyDaversa_01308-0275_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography

But first, we stopped at the church where Shannon’s parents were married for a quick photo of her on the steps. It was rather … blustery and her veil kept shooting up into the air. 044-MickeyDaversa_01382-0286_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 045-MickeyDaversa_01390-0288_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography

Shannon’s father reacts to seeing her for the first time that day. 046-MickeyDaversa_01463-0306_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 047-MickeyDaversa_01489-0311_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography

A few ceremony details.048-MickeyDaversa_01534-0322_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 049-MickeyDaversa_01558-0328_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography

Shannon was really, super excited about the big walk down the aisle and about seeing Michael for the first time in that moment. It was beautiful. 050-MickeyDaversa_01670-0355_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography

Lindsay, my wonderful new assistant, shot the next image on the left of Shannon and her father from behind. 051-MickeyDaversa_01689bw-0361_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 052-MickeyDaversa_01720-0372_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 053-MickeyDaversa_01736-0377_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 054-MickeyDaversa_01769-0382_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 055-MickeyDaversa_01788-0384_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 056-MickeyDaversa_01822bw-0394_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 057-MickeyDaversa_01875-0412_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 058-MickeyDaversa_01896-0416_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 059-MickeyDaversa_01962-0430_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 060-MickeyDaversa_01988-0437_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 061-MickeyDaversa_01998bw-0442_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography

Married!062-MickeyDaversa_02020-0446_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 063-MickeyDaversa_02078-0451_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 064-MickeyDaversa_02107bw-0458_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography

As a surprise, Shannon and Michael’s friends arranged to have their pup brought up from Virginia for a few photos after the ceremony. Gizmo was adorable and very photogenic in his little bowtie! 065-MickeyDaversa_02229bw-0485_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 066-MickeyDaversa_02255-0487_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography

Did I mention it was a little windy out? There are images in which you can see the goosebumps up and down Shannon’s arms. Yet, she did not complain for even one millisecond about being chilly. 067-MickeyDaversa_02304bw-0498_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 068-MickeyDaversa_02319-0500_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography

Their amazingly fun wedding party. 069-MickeyDaversa_02352bw-0504_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 070-MickeyDaversa_02375-0509_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography

And a few more portraits of just the newlyweds. 071-MickeyDaversa_02516bw-0534_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 072-MickeyDaversa_02522-0536_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 073-MickeyDaversa_02536-0539_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 074-MickeyDaversa_02578-0549_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 075-MickeyDaversa_02604bw-0553_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 076-MickeyDaversa_02650-0567_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography

Shannon and Michael — and their shadows — move in for a kiss. 077-MickeyDaversa_02687-0573_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography

A few reception details, where all that hard work and planning came to life.078-MickeyDaversa_02718-0582_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 079-MickeyDaversa_02701-0576_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 080-MickeyDaversa_02744-0586_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 081-MickeyDaversa_02800-0598_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 082-MickeyDaversa_02811-0599_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 083-MickeyDaversa_02842-0607_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography

A first dance. 084-MickeyDaversa_02913-0624_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 085-MickeyDaversa_02931bw-0629_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography

And lots of fun and merriment!086-MickeyDaversa_03053-0661_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography

Toasts and tributes. 087-MickeyDaversa_03076-0666_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 088-MickeyDaversa_03152-0679_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 089-MickeyDaversa_03254-0704_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 090-MickeyDaversa_03279-0712_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 091-MickeyDaversa_03329-0718_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 092-MickeyDaversa_03346bw-0722_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 093-MickeyDaversa_03374-0729_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography

Such a clever gift for these die-hard football fans.094-MickeyDaversa_03412-0740_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography

Shannon and her father danced while Michael took his grandmother out for a spin on the dance floor. 095-MickeyDaversa_03429-0747_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 096-MickeyDaversa_03444-0752_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 097-MickeyDaversa_03465-0759_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 098-MickeyDaversa_03601-0803_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 099-MickeyDaversa_03595-0802_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 100-MickeyDaversa_03699-0822_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 101-MickeyDaversa_03705-0824_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 102-MickeyDaversa_03659-0808_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 103-MickeyDaversa_03830-0855_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 104-MickeyDaversa_03865-0864_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photography 105-MickeyDaversa_03838-0857_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Historic-Belvedere_Belvedere-wedding_Baltimore-wedding-photographer_Baltimore-wedding-photographyMany, many congratulations, Shannon + Michael. I could not have had more fun with the two of you, your families and your friends!

Credits:

Photography: Jennifer McMenamin Photography, LLC

Ceremony + Reception: The Historic Belvedere

Officiant: The Rev. Joyce Cochran

Catering: Belvedere & Co. Events

Bridal attire: Enzoani gown from Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection

Hair & Make-up: Amie Decker Beauty

Bridesmaids’ attire: Jim Hjelm Occasions gowns from Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection

Groom’s attire: Sarar Suits

Florist: Floral Impressions

Cake: Baltimore Cakery

Band: Black Tie

Transportation: American Limousines

Invitations & Papergoods: mlc designs

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