Ashley + Sean | Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park Wedding

November 8, 2013 Ashley + Sean | Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park Wedding

I am a wee bit behind on blogging my second shooting work from the second half of the year. Although this year was crazy busy with weddings and engagement sessions and family sessions of my own, I’ve loved working with a few other photographers this year on open weekends. Second shooting is extra fun because I have the flexibility and freedom to experiment with different angles and focus on different aspects of the day than when I’m photographing a wedding on my own. For example, in most of my weddings with a second shooter, it’s my second shooter who is getting the detail shots of the reception while I’m doing family photos. When I am second shooting, I get that opportunity! It’s also fun to mix things up a bit and spend the morning with the guys, not to mention working with new industry friends! Another fun part of second shooting is that I get to see and work at even more amazing venues in the Baltimore area!

Today’s wedding is one that I second shot for Rachel Smith Photography in September. Click the link to see her post of the day!

I started my day off with Sean and his guys. This was the morning where I learned that a photographer’s job isn’t just to take photos, but to also fold pocket squares and pin boutonnieres. #otherdutiesasassigned (That’s totally a joke from my old job)

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While we were waiting for Ashley and the girls to arrive at the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Museum for their first look I got some shots of Sean and his groomsmen.

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I love it when the dudes sport awesome socks!2013-12-08_0246Their first look was adorable. He was so blown away by his beautiful wife-to-be! He even walked around her in a circle to take it all in and kept telling her just how perfect it was to see her.2013-12-08_0247

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After some photos of the family and bridal party we headed to their church in Catonsville for the ceremony!

2013-12-08_00112013-12-08_0013 2013-12-08_0014 2013-12-08_0015I just love the way Sean looks at Ashley.2013-12-08_0016 2013-12-08_0017 2013-12-08_0018 2013-12-08_0019Their reception set up was perfectly Baltimore themed. With dominos sugar, old bay, and a Baltimore Skyline motif, the cocktail hour was perfectly decorated.2013-12-08_0020 2013-12-08_0021 2013-12-08_0022 2013-12-08_0023The reception hall was decked out in purple and each table had a beautiful art piece of one of their favorite places in the city.2013-12-08_0024 2013-12-08_0025 2013-12-08_0026 2013-12-08_0027 2013-12-08_0028 2013-12-08_0029 2013-12-08_0030 2013-12-08_0031 2013-12-08_0032 2013-12-08_0033Their reception was so much fun and full of energy! What happens at a wedding when the spin the bottle dance-off lands on one of the photographers? We dance! I love this shot I got of Rachel when she joined in on the fun.2013-12-08_0034

Rachel- thanks so much for having me along on Sean + Ashley’s big day. They’re such a special couple and I loved being a part of it!



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