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Up live on the blog today is Kathryn and Keegan’s beautiful Springfield Manor wedding! I’m excited to share this wedding for so many reasons.
One: I love the beauty of Springfield Manor!
Two: Kathryn and Keegan happen to be a super cute and sweet couple and they have the sweetest little boy Quinn! Maybe one of the cutest ring bearer toddlers we’ve ever photographed.
Three: The whole day went so smooth!
Everyone got ready on site at the venue. They shared a really sweet first look out at the stone fountain overlooking the fields. Kathryn also shared a really sweet first look with her dad in the bridal suite. Wedding party looked amazing and were great to work with. Family was on time which we always love. Once portraits wrapped up, we all headed to a beautiful ceremony at a local church in Frederick. We loved seeing their little guy Quinn walk down an aisle with the other flower children in the wedding. Possibly the most ring bearers we’ve ever had in a wedding. Once this guy said their ido’s, everyone cheered and our newlyweds cheered along with them!
Yah! I’m excited to share this wedding with you all today! This Springfield manor wedding is full of beautiful, sweetness and a lot of fun! I met Allison all because of Basket and Blossom, an incredible florist who we’ve not only worked alongside many times, but have photographed more than 1 of their staff members! The day was full, sunny, bright but all for the sake of killer photos, well worth the heat!
We are so excited to introduce you to Brittany and Juan. I couldn’t even tell you where we met these guys initially but the friendship that’s come about, I feel like I’ve known them for years. We shot their snowy engagement session in Deep Creek over the winter of 2018/2019 and it was so memorable as Patrick, Zeke and I spent almost a week out there in a cabin celebrating our anniversary. While planning out trip, we proposed the idea to Brittany and Juan since they live out of state in WV. So they met us out there and gosh did we have fun! While getting closer over pizza, we knew their wedding was going to be amazing.
I don’t even know where to start with this wedding and this couple. I’m 2015 we shot a wedding for Tim and Steph. There was this guy there who was in charge of the GoPro and he was just nuts. We didn’t care he had one we just knew the footage would be amazing from it (we’ve never seen it but can only imagine the goodness of it). Years later, Katie and Brandon reach out to us to get info on wedding photography. When we connected the dots we knew this would be one amazing couple and wedding. At their engagement session Brandon knew he would saber champagne and they love pizza so they incorporated both. If you missed it, go see it!
We are so so so pumped to be sharing this wedding. What a crew, what a party, what a couple. Our second to last wedding of the year was unreal. The day started with a pretty high chance of rain, and it totally changed. My dream wedding day is partly cloudy, sun hidden, and rain at the end of the night, and that’s exactly what these two go. I know we are crazy, but it’s the best coloration. No one is squinky or sweaty. Cold is still beautiful weather and as I tell all my bridesmaid as they shiver in the cold “pretend I just flew you to Maui” and then they laugh as I remind them it could be a lot worse, it could be blizzarding or pouring rain.
As they shared their first look, their bridal party cheered from afar and we were able to get all their portraits, wedding party and family photos finished before the heavy mist and the start of rain came. Lauren is a lacrosse coach at Mt. St. Mary’s so it was pretty special they got married in the chapel and a her team even came to the ceremony to rally around them!
This wedding for us was a real example of love through thick and thin. Both Lauren and Alex had lost a parent but our couple made sure they were not forgotten. Lauren wanted a lot of color. Nothing trendy, just beautiful and what she wanted. She had a charm, a photo of her dad wrapped around her bouquet. Alex’s mom had passed away so both our bride and groom have once experienced great loss so this marriage was a symbol of unity, love, and memory.
Today we are sharing another beautiful Springfield Manor wedding with Caty-Betz and Kyle! Caty-Betz is a nursing school friend of our Assistant Sarah so it was a ton of fun to see her as a bridesmaid at this wedding! Caty-Betz and Kyle met in college at Randolph Macon in Virginia. Kyle is from New Jersey and Caty-Betz is from Virginia, but they landed in the middle and recently bought a home on the Eastern Shore in Maryland.
I get this email from this bride that didn’t even hesitate to book us. She said we came highly recommended by one of her bridesmaids. Little did we know that our assistant Sarah and scheming to make sure Caty-Betz and Kyle asked us to be their wedding photographers. Honestly, it was a match made by Sarah… Sarah, you officially match made us haha.
When we met them at a bridal show, we had not idea what would come about for these two! We just clicked with these two.
Let’s just say, we have amazing memories with these guys. Earlier this year, we ventured out to Colorado where Allison and Benny live, and trekked through Breckenridge… these guys were such champions. We literally drug them all over the town, up the mountains, and into the snow. You can see their engagement pics here. A moose also showed up! We ended our time with them with dinner out and Hot Chocolate back at our Airbnb condo walking distance from town. We knew their wedding day would be nothing short of what we experienced with them.
This is a guide listing out the items that we'd love our couples to have ready for us when we arrive. It totally helps us create beautiful flat lays and get all of those timeless, gorgeous detail photos!