Nick + Katie - Harrington On the Bay | Chesapeake Beach, Maryland

Maybe it's just my roots showing, but I always love a good ocean-side "I do" and Nick + Katie's big day didn't disappoint! The amazing weather and blue skies coupled vibrant colors of the wedding party's clothing and accessories made for some really great photos - summer at it's finest!

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The whole ceremony was super sweet and very touching, but I think my favorite part was Nick's reaction to seeing Katie walk down the aisle, and his big brother's show of support. Such a great moment!

Coming in close second to the favorites was the secret handshake that preceded the "you may now kiss the bride" part - definitely something I hadn't seen before. 

In image capturing, we have a term called the golden hour - it's that time of day (either sunrise or sunset) where the quality of light takes on this misty, warm tint and makes for some really beautiful photographs. Some days it's better than others, and it was just perfect for Nick and Katie. 

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A sparkly send-off after a night of laughter and dancing - be sure to check out the full gallery here! Congratulations to Nick and Katie, what a great night! -MJ