ERIC + BRIEANN || HOWARD COUNTY CONSERVANCY

So, uh. Brunch wedding. BRUNCH. WEDDING. This is a thing!? This is totally a thing, and it's totally an amazing thing that needs to happen way more often. Seriously, who doesn't love newly wedded bliss and the smell of maple syrup?

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Our Sunday morning vibes started on the most bright and beautiful foot with a giddy first look and getting the crew together for group photos.

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A most perfect spring day to say "I-Do" under a sunny chuppah and then launch right in to the bottomless bloodies + mimosas to celebrate.

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...did I mention mini chicken and waffles?! 

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And apparently barred owls are totally a part of this complete brunch.

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Yes, SERIOUSLY. When was the last time you got to hang out with an owl at a wedding? 

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Yes, SERIOUSLY. When was the last time you got to hang out with an owl at a wedding? Ranger is the Howard Conservancy's resident creature feature, and it was super cool to have him as an honored guest.

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A truly delicious spread of food and speeches that brought the bright giggles and proud tears were followed by the cake topper (there's a joke in here about LEGO'ing my Eggo here somewhere...)

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Between cutting waaaaay loose on the dancefloor, we did a little photo recreation and stole a few sweet moments that were reminiscent of our awesome engagement shoot last year

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Oh, what a day! Cheers to these brunchin' babes - big congrats to Eric + Brieann! -MEJ

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JOHN + LARRY || OLIVER BREWING COMPANY - BALTIMORE, MARYLAND

It's not often I leave a wedding with a stomachache. Too much cake? Easy to avoid when you've gotta keep your fingers distinctly un-sticky. Overeat? Ain't no (photographer) got time for that. But this wedding? Holy moly, I think my ribs are still sore from laughing so damn much. John and Larry's day has me in snickering even now, weeks later, editing their photos. 

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Seriously, there was no shortage of terrible innuendo, bad puns, and my favorite - the giddy giggles that stem from excitement. 

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The very delicious Oliver Brewing Company played host to these hooligans and their 300-ish guests. It was amazing to watch the brewery transform from an industrial workhorse in to a raucous partypad! 

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We crammed in to coolers, hung out in fermentation rooms, and...wait, is that a unicorn? And a crew of mermaids? And how many babes are wandering around in wedding dresses? You know what, just go with it. Trust me. 

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Thank you a million times over to John and Larry for having me be a part of this insanely unforgettable par-freakin'-tay. Love y'all! -MEJ

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BABY JOANNA || KENT ISLAND, MARYLAND

Please give a big ol' hello + welcome to baby Joanna! This sweet little lady joined her family at the end of March, and holy moley, is she a bundle of joy. I met her mama at the local yoga studio, and it was such a lovely experience to visit her whole family at home on such a beautiful spring afternoon.

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Jojo, as she's been nicknamed, brings so much -- Oh. Oh? What's that? Big brother Marco wants to tell you something? 

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Yeah, hi - he wants to remind you he's also freakin' adorable and will absolutely steal the show if you give him half a chance to do so.

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Seriously, this little guy was such a ham, and had SO much love for his new baby sister. I just adored watching the two interact.

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He even took a break mid-shoot to read and put himself to bed (for about a wink of sleep) - apparently being a camera charmer is hard work, y'all. 

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Did I forget to mention Jojo has a whole mermaid thing going on?! I loved her bright nursery, the colors were so beachy-keen, and y'all know I'm always a sucker for all things aquatic.

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We wrapped our session with lots of cuddles and an homage to her papa's profession...

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Congrats to the Orsinis on this sweet addition, and thanks for all the giggles! -MEJ