Steph + Paul || Prospect Bay Country Club, Maryland

I always have a conundrum when writing blogs about weddings. In my head, the dialogue goes something like this:

"AHHH! This was the best day ever!" *writes exactly that* "Wait, but I can't say that. I have to be diplomatic and not pick favorites." *erases everything and attempts to curb over-enthusiasm of joyous events*

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Seriously. Every. Single. Time. But today while ruminating on Steph and Paul's fabulous wedding, I realized that every wedding actually is the best day ever. For (at the very, very least) two people in attendance of every wedding, this is it. This is the so aptly named Big Day that brings so many people together to celebrate and commemorate love. It's always so humbling to think that I am not only so close to the action in all of these memories, but that I am the one preserving them to invoke joy for years to come.  So, of course I get way hyped and emotional and excited about each and every wedding I shoot! No more mincing words - I'm embracing just how unique and wonderful every wedding is. And here's Steph + Paul's!

It really is the best, especially when groomsmen throw leaves (invited) and acorns (uninvited) at the groom...

...or when there are sweet moments brimming with excited emotions between a group of lovely ladies.

And certainly when the inevitable Wedding Day Oops occurs and everyone handles it with humor and grace. This particularly memorable one was not having the ribbon for a symbolic binding, so a tie got the job done (with lots of giggles) instead.

Honorable mentions: dance-offs, cookie bars, and dramatic lip-syncs to boybands.

Congratulations to Steph and Paul on the Best Day Ever! Thanks so much for all the laughs and the love. -MEJ


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Can't get enough? Check out Steph + Paul's Engagement Session!

Grace + Ryan || Kent Island, Maryland

Oh, Grace and Ryan's wedding. I wish I could clone these guys and reshoot this day over and over again. There was so. much. love. the entire day. We started off with one of the most tender first-looks I've ever shot.... 

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....followed by a wedding party + family portrait session that everyone was just so giddy and giggly for...

...a photo op for four generations of wonderful women....

....a sweet ceremony...

...and an even sweeter reception (yay, honey!!) that had people laughing and crying in equal parts.

Oh, and Grace being a total trooper! Any lady that counters the pretty crazy request to *maybe* jump in a soybean field while wearing an elaborate gown for what could be an amazing photo with "Yes, duh! I'm an entomologist!" is fantastic in my book. It was so worth it, by the way...

Congratulations to these sweet souls, I wish you nothing but happiness for all of your days! -xoMEJ

SEE THE FULL GALLERY HERE : GRACE + RYAN || KENT ISLAND, MARYLAND

Kristi + Sean || Easton, Maryland

Kristi and Sean had just the dreamiest wedding! Every part of their day was so true to their style – from Kristi's gorgeous bohemian lace confection of a dress to the badass wheels that burnt rubber on the way to the reception to the crazy and kind souls that surrounded them on their day. There was a church full of rainbow light, a beautiful full moon, tearful toasts, and even some seriously soulful singing going down on the dance floor. Here's a little taster, but be sure to check out the full gallery here!

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Congratulations to my sweet friends – wishing you joy and happiness all of your days together! xoMEJ


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