To understand the love I have for photographing this garden wedding on the Patuxent in Southern Maryland, you have to understand a little bit about Steve and Haley-Jean. These two met on a blind date through a friend, they have stayed together through travels, and underway deployments. They were married in a church ceremony on the anniversary of both of their parents, June 28th. That’s right, Steve’s parents, Haley’s parents, and now Steve and Haley all share an anniversary. I went to Charleston to photograph, a couple whom all I knew about them was she was a lovely dancer, and Steve was a handsome officer in the Coast Guard. The two people I met are inspiring. Their determination, their passion for life, and their love for one another are a joy to be around. I love how they are both so family oriented, and I especially love, that I got to play with Kingston their rescue pup for photos twice. <3 I could go on and on about Haley and Steve’s wedding, starting with how her mom searched high and low for all the antique eclectic china patterns for probably a year, or how her mother made her veil, or her grandmother making the skirt for her walk down the aisle. Then there is also the fact that the venue is Steve’s family home, nestled beautifully in Southern Maryland right on the water. Did I mention their Mama Mia dance led by Haley and her 85 year old grandmother?? To cap it off we have an epic send off of fireworks and a boat departure. What an amazing night, what an amazing couple and family. Congratulations you two! I am so thrilled to share these photos, and these memories with you all.
Photographer: Artistic Imagez by Molly Humphrey
Second Photographer: Daniel D.
Videographer: Nvu Films
Catering: Dream Weaver Cafe
Planner: Stonesby Events
Florist: Blushing Blooms Floral Design
Hair: Dani Kirk with About Faces Salon
Dress: Lovely Bride Charleston, Rue de Seine Fox gown