ANTRIM 1844 WEDDING BRIDAL PORTRAITS by MarkLovettPhotography.com
I really enjoy the art of creating beautiful and bridal portraits!
Beautiful Antrim 1844 Wedding Photography
Please enjoy some of my recent photos taken at Antrim 1844 in Taneytown, MD recently.
Antrim 1844 is a very special place and I love creating art there. It’s a beautiful venue for weddings, special events, and just a great place to create portraits.
The folks there are really friendly too and the food is incredible. I really love the scenery surrounding the old historic mansion as well.
Mark Lovett Photography
Beautiful Antrim 1844 Wedding Photography by Antrim 1844 Wedding Photographer Mark Lovett
It was a pleasure to photograph Bo and Henrique’s wedding at Rockwood Manor on MacArthur Blvd in Potomac, MD. It was about 32 degrees outside so Bo was a very sport about doing pictures outside. The family and friends were very warm and friendly, and I am honored to be a part of their special day!
Enjoy the photos!
Monica and Chris were high school sweethearts who met in English class “getting stuck doing a project together”, and Monica chose the Resurrection Catholic church because she had worked there prior to graduating from college and becoming a teacher. Monica chose a theme of Cherry Blossoms for her wedding and the church and reception were decorated beautifully with them. I hope you enjoy their love story that I am telling with my images, and please leave a comment at the end. In addition, there is a link to Monica & Chris online photo gallery at the bottom of this blog, and prints or digital downloads can be conveniently purchased online.
Thanks so much for visiting.
Mark Lovett Photography
Below is the link to view a thousand images from Monica & Chris wedding day, and prints or digital downloads can be conveniently purchased online. The gallery will remain online for a limited time so hurry and place your orders!
We would like to thank Monica & Chris and their wonderful family and friends for having us share their special day with them. We would also like to thank the following vendors and participants who made the day such a special occasion:
Resurrection Catholic Church of Burtonsville, MD
Uptown Caterers – Desserts and Event Planning cateringbyuptown.com
My Flower Box – Floral arrangements myflowerboxevents.com
David’s Bridal- Bridal Gown
Behind The Veil – Makeup – behindtheveilbeauty.com
Men’s Warehouse – Groom’s attire
DJ Mattie Fresh – music djmattiefresh.com
We shot quite a bit of variety today……. classic portraits, fun candids, outdoor natural light, indoor window light with wide apertures, and off camera flash. They all give different looks, and I like them all. It’s nice to have variety. A lot of photographers ask what kind of flash gear we use so I’ll mention that we used a Profoto AcuteB 600R portable pack and head with a 2X3′ Profoto soft box for the off camera flash shots.
All the children were adorable. We found the right light outdoors, with the right background, and set the children up, and guided them a little bit. Of course, children at this age have a mind of their own and a short attention span, so we try to make sure they are having fun and keep it moving quickly. They are pretty much moving targets and we have to be ready to catch a shot at all times.
Can you tell in which of the above shots we used natural outdoors light, indoors window light, and off camera flash? It’s three totally unique looks, and all very beautiful I think.
Sometimes kids listen to the photographer better than they listen to mommy and daddy!
Below, we had a good time shooting candids with the kids too! We just try and find the right light and let em play.
This was getting pretty close to mid-day sun, so the lighting outside was challenging!
Oh yes, the bubble machine worked wonders!
Now we are moving inside, working with window light, and shooting wide apertures usually around f2.
Little girls do love to play dress-up!
Sometimes I prefer a black & white finish.
We had the good fortune to photograph Nicole & Garrison’s wedding last Sunday at the spectacular Inn at Perry Cabin Inn located in St. Michaels Maryland. For those of you that don’t know, part of the Wedding Crasher’s movie was filmed there. Perry Cabin happens to be one of our all time favorite venues to work. The people are so friendly and the setting is amazing!
Nicole and Garrison are some of the nicest people we have ever worked with as well. They treated us like good friends and I hope we returned the favor. Garrison was jokingly telling me how my wife, and assistant, Laurel, was keeping me on a short leash during the wedding. I thought Garrison was really funny and we had a great time.
Nicole and Garrison were really patient with us on this first shot below. My off camera flash wouldn’t fire, so I grabbed a video light but that started smoking and shut off. I had one spare video light and luckily it worked and voila …. There was a storm coming in. This was actually one of the last shots we took before going in for the reception.
Nicole’s room at Perry Cabin had an unbelievable bathroom. You can’t see much of it in the shot below however. Nicole’s beautiful green/blue eyes struck me in this shot.
Below: I scoped out a background in the dining room that I just had to use. I pre-visualized this shot before we started. My assistant was a huge help on this one holding my light. It is so rewarding to have an idea, set it up, execute it, and to have turn out so well!
Below: This is a great angle for Nicole. Her eyes and hair look fantastic, and she looks so natural and beautiful!
Below: My new friend, the handsome Garrison.
Below: In the back of Perry Cabin, Garrison was looking cool and admiring his new beautiful bride, Nicole!
Below: These guys just look amazing in this shot…bravo!
Below: Right on! What a good looking happy couple.
Below: The boys are having some fun…
Below: Garrison almost gets handcuffed!
Below: Oh yes…..the beautiful ladies…..they really looked gorgeous!
The ladies really looked stunning!
Below: A very proud father walks his daughter down the aisle.
Below: Awesome Inn at Perry Cabin water side view for the ceremony.
There were some very real emotions expressed during the ceremony and after.
Below: Garrison’s parents. Such nice people!
Below: I love capturing special once in a lifetime moments like this hug below between bride and groom’s mother!
Below: Garrison hugging the bride’s father.
Below: Nicole and her two handsome brothers.
Below: We really had a lot of fun doing the family portraits, and I am very happy with how they turned out. Enjoy!
Below: I love, love this one!
You guys were so much to photograph!
Below: Love, love this one too…they look so real, and natural….. i love em all though
Below: Grandmom had a great sense of humor and really enjoyed herself.
Below: I love this portrait of Garrison’s parents.
Below: Did we have fun or what!
Below: Drinks before the reception.
Below: The reception was room was suited for a small group and really beautifully done. The cameo on the blue band around the flowers has special meaning to the family and I did my best to feature is as often as possible. I love the cool light coming in from the windows in the back contrasted by the warm tungsten lighting in the front. I really enjoyed creating photographic art from the images I created. This could be a painting! I think I might print this on a large canvas and hang it on the wall.
Below: The cameo featured again shooting at f2 and getting a perfect sharp focus on the cameo as everything quickly fades out of focus around it.
Below; Nicole kissing her dad after a fantastic speach!
Below: A special moment between Garrison and his dad ….. this is one beautiful father and son moment never to be forgotten!
Below: I noticed Garrison’s dad gazing at his name tag. I was very touched by this moment and so glad that we got it on digital film. This moment really made me think how I am going to feel when my son and daughter get married. I’ll look back and think how quickly the time flew by. I’ll remember when they were little, and I’ll miss those days. Time marches on…..
Below: Warm and cool light creating beauty..
Below: Nicole, and big brother.
Below: Look carefully in the flowers, what do you see?
Hugs and kisses were shared…
Below: Gifts were shared…
Below: More toasts..
Below: I just thought Nicole looked gorgeous in this shot!
Below: Notice the piece of cake is missing….. warm and cool, light, and mirrors, cake and flowers…. so nice!
Below: Nicole and Garrison starting their new life together. I’m sure they have a wonderful life ahead of them, and I wish our new friends all the best in their journey!
Thank you for inviting us to photograph your very special wedding!
We have hundreds more incredible photos for you to view, where you can purchase prints and downloads, at our Nicole & Garrison Online Photo Gallery.
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Mark & Laurel Lovett