Kristen & Joe | Baltimore Grand Historic Wedding
I was so excited when Photography by Brea asked me to second shoot Kristen & Joe’s wedding the Grand Historic Wedding Venue in Baltimore, MD. Everything about this wedding was absolutely stunning, but what really set it off was what a wonderful couple Kristen and Joe make together. Kristen was possibly the happiest bride I have ever photographed and she just radiated joy all day.
I started the day at the Grand Historic with Joe and his guys- and what a great group of guys they were!
Apparently, the room where they were getting ready at the Grand Historic is the same room used for filming The House of Cards. I’ve never seen the show, but Joe and his guys acted as creative directors to set up this shot.
Once the guys were all suited up, we headed out to a nearby park in downtown Baltimore. I loved this wall!
Then it was time for Joe to wait for his bride
Kristen looked AMAZING
I love it when couples do a first look. I always enjoy watching them really be able to take each other in and enjoy a few moments together.
After the first look, Brea had plenty of time to do some beautiful portraits of the two of them together
After we finished up with portraits, we headed back to the Grand Historic Wedding Venue for a beautiful ceremony, led by the couple’s fathers! How incredibly sweet is that?
After the beautiful ceremony Brea and I headed up to the reception room to photograph the most STUNNING room I think I’ve photographed all year. Every detail was absolutely perfect. The room was warm and inviting while elegant and sophisticated all at the same time. I could’ve spent hours photographing this room!
And a beautiful first dance as husband and wife
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a dad so happy to dance with his daughter. It totally brought tears to my eyes.
And then, well then it was time to party! This family knows how to have a good time and Jacob Jensen kept the dance floor going all night!
I am so honored that I was able to come along for Kristen and Joe’s wedding at the Grand Historic Wedding Venue in Baltimore. It was such a great time and I really enjoyed getting to know these two and having the opportunity to work with Brea again. Kristen and Joe, I hope you have many happy years together!
Venue: Grand Historic Venue
Coordinator: Lauren Flaig, Grand Historic
Photographer: Breanna Shaw, Photography by Brea
Second Photographer: Jennifer Smutek
DJ: Jacob Jensen
Officiants: Mark Gialo and David Hopkins – their dads!
Bakery: Charm City Cakes
Caterer: Grand Historic Venue
Wedding gown: Allure from the Bridal Boutique
Hair: Haute Blow Dry Bar
Florist: Sheila Smith Wedding and Event Floral Design, LLC
Wedding Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas