Jessi + Steve | Cylburn Arboretum Wedding Photos | Baltimore, MD

September 25, 2018 Jessi + Steve | Cylburn Arboretum Wedding Photos | Baltimore, MD

Jessi and Steve’s wedding this past Saturday was so good for the soul. It was such an amazing experience to be surrounded by so much love.

The Couple

Steve and Jessi met at Towson University and have been together for 8 1/2 years! Their proposal story is hilarious – shared from Steve: “We got engaged in Asheville, NC on the Blue Ridge Parkway. I had planned on proposing at a beautiful overlook, but there were too many people around… So, I drove around looking for another overlook for about 3 hours, until I said screw it and stopped at the first car-sized pull off I could find…. It was called “North Toe Trail”….. BUT, she said yes, then after we hugged, noticed a woman had pulled over, pulled out an iPad and filmed the engagement… She then said, “Did y’all just get engaged? That’s so sweet!”…. Then she got in her car and drove away… It was hilarious…” I think it’s hysterical that some stranger took video of their proposal and didn’t even bother to offer it to them. Oh well! Haha.

The Wedding

I can’t even begin to explain how amazing Saturday was. I adore Jessi and Steve and I have been looking forward to this wedding for so many reasons. 1) They’re amazing 2) Blue Pit BBQ for dinner 3) Jordan from District Remix 4) Reuniting with one of my former couples, 5 years after their wedding! (Alice and Chad) 5) Steve did a ton of wood working for the various details of the wedding 6) BODHI their amazing pup made an appearance 7) I knew I’d feel especially emotionally connected and that always means great photos. This wedding had it all. This post has way more photos than usual because I seriously struggled narrowing it down. Here is a small sampling of my favorites from Jessi and Steve’s big day…

Cylburn Arboretum Wedding Photos

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Cylburn Arboretum Wedding Vendors

Venue: Cylburn Arboretum
Photographer: Breanna Shaw, Photography by Brea
Second Photographer: Tommy Wagner, Photography by Brea
Photography Assistant: Courtney Bucci
DJ: Jordan Solender, District Remix
Wedding Coordinator: Erin Powell
Officiant: Rachael Zajac
Woodlea Bakery
Blue Pit BBQ & Whiskey Bar
David’s Bridal
Katie Dietz
Gina Bateman
Local Color Flowers
Elite Tent Rentals
Alpha Graphics



  • Renee
    Posted at 12:33h, 25 September Reply

    Absolutely amazing Brea! I just love how you captured all the amazing emotions of the day. From crying to laughing to silliness and joy. Truly love these

  • Lauren
    Posted at 21:12h, 25 September Reply

    I love love love the emotional groom! Those are the best. I can not believe the lady didn’t offer to send them the video of them being engaged….. Like whaaa?

  • Lauren
    Posted at 21:14h, 25 September Reply

    I love love love the emotional groom! The best! I can not believe she didn’t offer to send them the video! Crazy!

  • Lindsay Zilke
    Posted at 21:25h, 25 September Reply

    Such a great first look, I love that they included their dog!! Beautiful wedding!!

  • Kate Lynn
    Posted at 21:51h, 25 September Reply

    I adore this whole gallery! I love his blue suit and the portrait of him looking in the mirror, and I absolutely love the moody vibes you captured.

  • Kayla
    Posted at 21:58h, 25 September Reply

    I love the first look images and the ones with their pup! So good!!

  • Marie
    Posted at 22:00h, 25 September Reply

    Her dress is so pretty!

  • Shannon White
    Posted at 22:01h, 25 September Reply

    Your lens choice for many of the images makes me feel right in the action! Love it!

  • Hope Davis
    Posted at 22:08h, 25 September Reply

    This looks like a super fun and very happy couple!

  • Emily
    Posted at 14:18h, 27 September Reply

    What a phenomenal venue! And I love how bright and vivid your work is!

  • Teri
    Posted at 21:22h, 27 September Reply

    oh my goshhhhhh so much emotion!!! And you know I love their pup!! beautiful work!

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    Posted at 17:37h, 24 January Reply

    […] Steve and Jessi’s wedding was a super emotional one for all of us. During the ceremony, I noticed Ray and Josh (Steve’s Best Men) both shedding tears during the vows, and a sly behind the back hand off of Ray’s handkerchief. Usually during the first kiss, I just focus on getting a good “safe” shot of the couple… but in this case as soon as I got that safe shot, I noticed Ray’s expression out of the corner of my eye, and quickly changed the composition to include him as well. I love the story telling element in such a simple composition – aaaaaand I’m super psyched that later this year we get to photograph Ray’s wedding to his fiancé Alex in New Jersey! […]

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