Jameson + Matt | American Visionary Art Museum Wedding

November 26, 2014 Jameson + Matt | American Visionary Art Museum Wedding

I couldn’t have dreamed up a better wedding day for Jameson and Matt – though my dream wedding day for them may have been a tiny bit warmer. Everything from Jameson’s bridal details, to the amazing sunset and colors for the Federal Hill photos, to the gorgeous American Visionary Art Museum for their ceremony and reception, it was a photographer’s dream. Add in the coolest group of people ever and you’ve got a ridiculously fun wedding! Lauren and Bryan’s wedding earlier this year had a very similar cast of characters since not only are Jameson and Lauren best friends, but so are their moms. It was SO much fun and every bit of awesome that I expected. SO thrilled with how this one turned out and I’m so excited to share their blog post!

Jameson got ready at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Hotel in Baltimore – just around the corner from the American Visionary Art Museum. The staircase is absolutely breathtaking and I was so excited to be able to photograph her dress here!

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I’m obsessed with Jameson’s gold glitter Kate Spade shoes and her amazing rings!
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How amazing are their invitations? I love the design to work in the LOVE Balloon at AVAM!
Such an amazingly gorgeous bride!
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We then headed to Federal Hill for their first look! I just love these two!
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Such an amazingly gorgeous group!
And a ridiculously FUN group at that!
Gorgeous girls!
I don’t even know what this is, but yay! Haha.
LOVE these two!
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Such troopers, you’d never know it was 20-something degrees out. Poor Jameson! I’m so grateful for them making this a priority – especially since the next few are some of my all time favorite shots at Federal Hill. The colors are just AMAZING and it was absolutely worth the wait.american-visionary-art-museum-baltimore-wedding_0131
LOVE this one!
They were married on the first floor of the Jim Rouse Visionary Center – and I love the new piece to the right, from the Kinetic Sculpture Race, a Crocodile decked out in Clocks entitled “Tick Tock the Croc”, and he apparently even has his own Facebook page. Such a fun addition!
Check out those happy faces! I just love Jameson and her dad Bruce. He’s a riot!
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YAY! Married! :) How gorgeous are these two?
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The reception was beautiful and classy with navy, pink and silver accents. I also LOVE that in lieu of favors they donated to Operation Paws for Homes.
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Such a sweet first dance.
And awesome speeches! Lauren – you did an amazing job summing up 31 years of friendship ;)
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Nothing about Jameson’s dance with her dad surprised me. These two are hilarious and this was so fitting.
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Other unsurprising things that Bruce did – singing New York, New York – a tradition at every wedding, and my second time witnessing this.
… also my second time witnessing this.
Needless to say, it was a FUN night!
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And to wrap up this amazing wedding’s blog – some night shots!
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Jameson + Matt, I’m so glad you guys chose me to capture your wedding! It was such an amazing day and I had a blast! I hope Hawaii is amazing, I can’t wait to hear about it and fully expect pictures so I can live vicariously through you! xoxo, Brea

Venue: American Visionary Art Museum
Hotel: Royal Sonesta Harbor Court
Photographer: Breanna Shaw, Photography by Brea
Photography Assistant: Jeana Lombard
DJ: John Paul Berry, Absolute Entertainment
Officiant: Rev. Laura C. Cannon
Bakery: Kirsten’s Cakery
Caterer: Putting on the Ritz
Bridal Shop: The Bridal Boutique
Hair: Kelly Grassia
Makeup: Beth, Studio 921
Florist: Crimson & Clover
Invitation design: Abernathy Bland
Invitation print: Paper in the Park



  • Jameson
    Posted at 00:11h, 26 November Reply

    So good Brea! Love them all! Seriously you are the best photographer! So quick and so easy to work with!

  • Jennifer
    Posted at 06:59h, 26 November Reply

    What a beautiful wedding! I wish I had been there!

  • Tara
    Posted at 07:17h, 26 November Reply

    What a fun and beautiful wedding!! Love the light on Federal Hill – gorgeous Brea!

  • Natalie
    Posted at 08:14h, 26 November Reply

    Such a gorgeous wedding! I love how you used the inside of the BMI for portraits! Beautiful!

  • Madison Short
    Posted at 08:31h, 26 November Reply

    Ohhhhhhh, I love all the colors!! This couple is so gorgeous!

  • Dani
    Posted at 08:37h, 26 November Reply

    I mean any wedding where someone takes their shirt off has to be a good one! I am super obsessed with their invitations!! And all of those LOVE sign shots – you are whose blog I go to when I need inspiration for those. Super pretty, chica!

  • Kathy
    Posted at 08:40h, 26 November Reply

    I love this wedding! It’s so beautifully lit! The portraits next to the hot air balloon are stunning! Beautiful job Brea!

  • Lauren C
    Posted at 09:49h, 26 November Reply

    Wow. Wow. And more wow. Girl that bench shot on Fed Hill overlooking the Inner Harbor is my absolute favorite photo of that Fed Hill view ever. Hands down. I can only imagine how excited you were when you were shooting that!

  • Emily
    Posted at 10:46h, 26 November Reply

    Brilliant! These are really incredible. Love all the colors and of course that crazy fun reception!

  • Jackie Phillips
    Posted at 11:02h, 26 November Reply

    what a beautiful couple! Looks like it was a fun wedding!

  • Brooke
    Posted at 19:05h, 26 November Reply

    I’ve been waiting to see this one!! INCREDIBLY OCF pictures – I just love the night shots and the one of them on the bench = perfection!! Beautiful couple and think looks like such a fun wedding!!!

  • Laura
    Posted at 06:42h, 27 November Reply

    Wow I love this one! That sunset was worth waiting for and the ceremony space is awesome!

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