Pammy & Chris got married a couple weekends ago and I think the National Aquarium in Baltimore may just be one of my new favorite places to shoot! The wedding was a blast and the locations were a dream for any photographer!
Pammy got ready at the InterContinental Harbor Court Baltimore, which is just nothing short of gorgeous.
Pammy found these little jeweled letters and had them attached to each bouquet for the name of each bridesmaid.
I love that she wore these fantastic turqouise shoes with her white wedding dress!
Pammy’s maid of honor, Katie, looked on as they were putting on the final touches…
Hehe, what can I say about this shot? Words are a little silly to try to add to this!
So, before you see photos of Chris, you have to understand that to say Chris has a quirky sense of humor is such an understatement (more on this later). Chris is a hoot and he definitely has a flair for anything comically unusual.
During the “first look,” where Chris and Pammy saw each other for the first time all ready for their wedding, I told Chris to face forward as Pammy came down the stairway behind him. Usually, once the bride reaches her groom, the groom turns and exhibits some sort of happiness and emotion. Chris had a bit of fun with this process in refusing to look at Pammy when she reached his side. She stood there for a few moments and spoke to him while he just stared straight forward. However, even he couldn’t help but break into a huge grin when she stepped in front of him and he saw her in her wedding gown.
We had a great time taking pictures around town – first stop was an old carousel right by the harbor, where the attendent was SO nice to shoo all the kids off of the carousel for a few minutes while we grapped some photos.
Next stop was the American Visionary Art Museum. This place is fantastic! I’d never been here before and I highly recommend that if you haven’t been, you go immediately!
Everybody makes fun of the jumping pictures, but I gotta admit, they do have a certain something
And on to the Aquarium. The lighting is so low and mysterious there – we had GREAT fun with the video light!
As we raced back to the ceremony site, running a few minutes behind, we were walking around and around and around the ramps by the shark tanks and we paused for a quick moment to grab this shot. Pammy and Chris had an audience of very large fishes
The ceremony and reception were in the Knott Harbor View Room and the view was amazing!! The ceremony was right at sunset and the lights of Baltimore behind them were seriously magical.
A few details from the reception – gorgeous! Pammy came up with the whole design scheme herself and really could not have done a better job!
See that mischevious grin on Chris’ face? Everyone knew what he was going to do. And I don’t know if he and Pammy had discussed this part of the cake cutting in advance, but first, she gave him a knowing look, as she gently held out a piece of cake for him to bite…..
….and he responded by very slowly and deliberately smashing cake into Pammy’s face. But, it was done with love ;P
And then the party got started!
And a good time was had by all!
Remember how I mentioned earlier that there would be more on Chris’ quirky sense of humor later? Well, here it is. It isn’t every wedding reception that ends with the groom and groomsmen parading in Frankenstein, pirate and ninja costumes. And to top it off, there was an enormous set of shark jaws for them to pose in – how fitting! Congratulations Pammy & Chris!