Matt + Shannon | Steppingstone Farm Museum Wedding

May 26, 2015 Matt + Shannon | Steppingstone Farm Museum Wedding

How do you even write about friends like Matt and Shannon? Matt and I have been friends for many years. As a matter of fact, I shot my first wedding with him, probably 7 or 8 years ago, for his cousin. I had no idea what I was doing. I had a Canon Rebel XT, we used lenses he borrowed from school, and he taught me how to shoot manual minutes before we had to start. I maybe got 2 or 3 good shots. But it was a blast. He’s always been a good friend – though over the years, there have been phases where we talk more often than others. We met working at the Apple store 8 years ago, where the entire staff was more like family than coworkers. Over the years, even after leaving the job that united us, we’ve stayed in touch. A little less than a year ago, Matt reached out to me to let me know that he and Shannon were getting married, and that they wanted me to photograph the wedding. I had yet to meet her, but from what I could tell from the photos I had seen on Facebook, she brought out a happiness in Matt I had never seen before. I couldn’t wait to meet her, and when I did, she exceeded my very high expectations. Shannon is the sweetest person and makes an incredible first impression. She’s also hilarious and delightfully nerdy and I can see exactly why she’s the perfect fit for Matt. In the months following their engagement, and working together for wedding related things, I’m happy to say that Shannon has also become a great friend – and they’re both stuck with me!

Photographing a wedding for a friend just doesn’t feel like work. It’s the biggest honor, and I absolutely loved spending my day by their sides, to witness their love and the beginning of their forever. I love you guys and I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for you!

Here are some of my favorites and a little peek into their big day! There are a ton of photos here – everything was incredibly beautiful. The Steppingstone Farm Museum was the perfect backdrop for their love!

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Venue: Steppingstone Farm Museum
Photographer: Breanna Shaw, Photography by Brea, LLC
Photography Assistant: Valerie Shaney
DJ: Don Koenig, No. 9 Event Entertainment
Officiant: Christopher Wertz
Ceremony Music: Ernie Fowler
Bakery: Fenwick Bakery
Caterer: A Southern Affair
Bridal gown: David’s Bridal
Hair stylist: Claire Bowers
Makeup Artist: Natasha Sierakowski, Maryland Wedding Makeup
Florist: Perry Hall Flowers
Rentals: Chesapeake Rent-All
Wedding Stationery: Katie Rasinski



  • Lauren Swann
    Posted at 08:22h, 26 May Reply

    That portrait along the stone wall is gorgeous, Brea!!! What a fun wedding!!

  • Emily
    Posted at 08:58h, 26 May Reply

    There are so many awesome things about this wedding!! I love all the bright colors, the fabulous bridal party shots, the crazy beautiful venue, and most of all how you nailed the night shots! This could easily be one of my favorite weddings of yours.

  • Caitlin
    Posted at 10:23h, 26 May Reply

    they look like the happiest couple, ever! love the shots of them during the ceremony, they look so excited to be husband and wife!

  • Krista A. Jones
    Posted at 07:43h, 27 May Reply

    Those shots in the field are just incredible Brea!! I love this wedding!

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