Elegant Fall Wedding at Chesapeake Bay Beach Club Stephanie + Jason | Stevensville, MD

My LAST wedding of 2018…how in the world did this happen!? I met Stephanie when she attended another bride’s wedding I photographed last year. She was ADORABLE and I couldn’t have been more excited when she reached out to me to photograph her wedding day! We had the BEST time at her engagement session in Washington D.C. (besides almost getting arrested in the library of Congress…minor detail). The entire time, I knew her friend group because I photographed TWO of her closest friend’s weddings and I didn’t have a doubt in my mind it was going to be an INCREDIBLE day!

We arrived on a misty morning in Maryland and walked into a bridal suite filled with contagious joy. Stephanie and Jason chose to not have a bridal party…but they still spent the morning getting ready with some of the most special people in their life. No one was phased by the gloomy weather, and Stephanie could not WAIT to see Jason and call him her husband! Jason’s daughter, Payson, also got ready with the girls and some of the sweet moments between Stephanie and Payson are my favorite from the entire day!

I think I cried more throughout this wedding day than any other I’ve photographed. From a tear-jerking first look with both Stephanie’s dad AND the groom, the most thoughtful vows, the sweetest special dances…my mascara was running down my face by the time of the reception!

Stephanie and Jason, thank you so much for allowing me the privilege of photographing your wedding day. You ended my 2018 season with the BEST day I could have asked for. I just love you both!!!

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This invitation suite is what dreams are made of!!!

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Jason’s daughter, Payson, getting ready with Stephanie!!!

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LOVE this!!!

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First look with dad <3

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And the first look with Jason…SO MANY TEARS! So much sweetness.

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Fave!!!

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These fall colors were incredible!!!

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Seeing her reception decor set up for the first time!!!

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Ceremony time!!

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Stephanie reading her vows to Payson…not a dry eye in the room!

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MARRIED!!!

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Another fave!!!

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I stood IN the ocean to get these shots because the water was too high for the bride to get on the beach…and I’m SO GLAD I did!!!

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Daddy-daughter dance <3

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The BEST reception surprise ever for Jason….TACOS!!!

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A huge thank you to the creative team who made this day happen:

Bride’s Gown Designer: Essense of Australia 
Bride’s Gown Retailer: New York Bride & Groom of Raleigh 
Transportation: Shore Motorcoach 
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October 31, 2018

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