There are so many reasons I love these two (Katie being a former professional ballerina being one), but I think the BIGGEST reason is because of how much attention they gave towards honoring their families on their wedding day. Their siblings and parents played such active roles in celebrating their union, each part of the day woven with with intention, history, and respectful reverence for the generations that came before them. It was such a joy to document, knowing that with each click of the camera, we were capturing this new couple’s first collection of heirlooms.
Their day began at the adorable Hotel Revival, and I loved that Katie & Ben chose to have their first look in the bridal suite! After photographs down in the square, we moved into the Engineer’s Club for their tisch (when the bride & groom welcome their guests separately), bedeken (when the groom comes for his bride and draws her veil over her face), ceremony, and festive celebration. Katie’s brother, a rabbi, performed the ceremonial parts of the day with so much joy- it was infectious, and there wasn’t a person present at the ceremony without a smile on their face! Their day was full of delight, both in the quiet moments and the more exuberant ones!
Ben & Katie, thank you, thank you for this privilege! It was such an honor to capture these heirlooms for you, and for the generations to come to look upon as a source of inspiration. Your joy at being husband and wife was palpable, and having the opportunity to document it was not something I took for granted. Lots of love to you both!
Venue: The Engineer’s Club of Baltimore
Gown: Betsy Robinson Bridal via Enaura Bridal Boutique
Shoes: Emmy London
Groom: Custom suit
Florals: Wicked Willow
Hair: Aimee Decker Beauty
Makeup: JoAnna Popp
Catering: Hoffman & Co.
Paper: Pigment & Parchment
Music: Onyx Band
Coordination: Sharlene Sherman