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Sara and Kevin’s Fun Family Superhero Wedding, Frederick MD

Sara and Kevin’s wedding contained so many of my favorite elements. I love weddings with oodles of little kids running around, especially little girls twirling in their beautiful fluffy dresses. I like when a groom picks his dad to stand up in his wedding party. Sara and Kevin chose Sara’s brother to marry them and his words were full of truth and love. If you follow our blog, you know I often cry during the toasts… but this time, I cried because I was laughing so hard I could hardly breathe!! Finally, considering the fact that we sent out Superhero-themed Christmas cards several years ago (back when we were a family of 5), you know I was down with Sara and Kevin’s theme too!! :-)

This was exactly the type of wedding I love to shoot and I truly hope you enjoy the highlights of their wedding day story as much as I loved being there!!

Many thanks to Jay Carbonella Photography who came out to help… some of my favorite shots below are from him!!

 

I loved, loved, loved watching these beautiful little flower girls run around in excitement. 

 

There was a lot of excitement from the big girls too :-)

 

Once the little ones were done getting dolled up, it was Sara’s turn to get dressed, surrounded by her many admirers.  I honestly don’t think I got a shot off that didn’t include these sweet girls!

 

Meanwhile, the groom was getting ready with his guys.

 

He also had admirers, but I think the conversation was totally different down there :-)

 

This was an absolutely amazing part of the day.  Sara and Kevin had opted not to see each other for a first look.  However, Sara wanted to see her brother Arvak (and officiant) before the wedding.  It was clear that Arvak loves and protects Sara fiercely and there were a lot of tears, not just between these two, but from the families and wedding party watching.

 

Loved the father peeking down to check on his son during the processional :-)

 

Awwww… that look on Sara’s face is so, so sweet :-)  One of my favorite images from the entire day.

 

Kevin completed his vows by saying, “I don’t know about you, but I am SUPER pumped right now.”  We all pretty much had the same reaction as Sara :-)

 

We very rarely share any family photos on here, but this grandfather was so charismatic, I had to post this.  Kevin kept asking me if it was time to deliver his “winning smile” – I definitely know who he got it from!!!

 

Sara was pretty open about the fact that she doesn’t like kissing pictures, but… you can’t just look at the camera when you’re surrounded by light like that!!! ;-)

 

Sara and Kevin had their tables assigned by superhero.

 

See this best man?

 

His speech really was this funny:

 

So many great photos of this special dance between Sara and her brother.  This was by far my favorite.

 

Well, who do we have here???

 

Sara and Kevin were just as surprised as the guests.

 

Who among us can say she danced with Captain America at her wedding??

 

Is this a little boy’s dream or what?

 

This is pretty much how all my family parties end, so I had to to wrap it up with this one :-)

Congratulations, Sara and Kevin!!!!  Thanks for letting us be there!

– Becky

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Stone Manor Country Club
Florist: To the 9′s Floral Design
Hair & MUA: Jordan K Winn
Dress: Romona Keveza from Garnish Boutique
Shoes: Michael Kors
Invitations: Sprites Ink
DJ/Band: Shewsical Entertainment
Catering: Carriage House Inn
Cake: SugarBakers Cakes
Officiant: Arvak Marshall, brother of the bride

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Amy Marshall - September 18, 2014 - 1:47 pm

Absolutely Amazing!! Such a great job Becky and team. It makes me want to rewind time and relive the whole evening! Thanks so much for making so many wonderful amazing shots so we can look back and these great memories.

Missy Keith - September 18, 2014 - 2:41 pm

WOW….absolutely beautiful.

Kathy Marshall Hoover - September 18, 2014 - 4:42 pm

Such a wonderful job. No words are enough. Thank you for all the wonderful memories you created for my daughter and my new Son-in-law.

Karen Wilcox Hamilton - September 18, 2014 - 4:42 pm

Awesome!!!!

Letha Keith - September 18, 2014 - 6:59 pm

Simply Beautiful!!!

Geanine Saullo - September 18, 2014 - 7:19 pm

Wow, Amazing! Best of luck to you both! You two look so happy together. Congratulations!

Sara Keith - September 21, 2014 - 2:05 pm

Absolutely Rediculous!!!! In love with these!!! I cannot wait for the email with all the pictures!! Ahhh :) thank you so much for capturing these adorable and hilarious moments :)

Throwback Thursday (on Wednesday): Birthday Boy in Baltimore

So… Throwback Thursday… is this like a thing ?  Has it been a thing for a while?  It took me a while to pick up on that :-)  But I kind of like it!  I mean, as a photographer, I should love #tbt because this is what proves the value of what I do, right?

I’m not planning on making it a feature anytime soon, but I thought I’d join the fun by sharing this photo of Marcus.  I went searching for it the other day because John just moved into a brand new home office and I need to cover the walls with photos.  (Yay!)  Several guys come and work in the office with him, so I don’t want it to be plastered with family photos, At the same time, since he’s in there the most, I do want it to be personal and remind him of times we’ve all been together.  We take a lot of trips to Baltimore, so over time I’ve accumulated some cityscape shots that we both really love.  Once I decided on a Baltimore theme, I knew I had to go back into the archives for this shot below.

This was taken 3 years ago almost exactly to the day, right before Marcus, our Birthday Boy this week, turned 5.  As it turns out, because of some mistakes I used to make at this stage of my photography journey, I’m not sure this is going to work blown up big for John’s office.  But it’s still nice to look at and reminisce :-)

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– Becky

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