Jessica and Dennis

October 11, 2008

Sophisticated Style at the Strong

It was an absolutely perfect fall day for a drive up to Sugarloaf Mountain for Jessica and Dennis’s wedding. It had all the usual great elements of a Jewish wedding: B&G seeing each other beforehand with lots of time for pics, great food and of course, the horah… there was so much Maryland history to capture in the architecture, decor and scenery of Strong Mansion. All that plus a gorgeous, sweet and easygoing couple … man … we had it made!

Allison at Pineapple Productions took care of all the details, including the gorgeous arrangements.

I was overwhelmed with the bridal suite. The decor, soft natural light, a beautiful bride — but only 15 minutes to shoot her portrait! My favorites are these with the four-poster beds, since they struck me when I first walked into the room.

David chose to photograph Dennis in front of the Strong family military commissions. Cool idea!

Here’s his shot. Love it!

The B&G seeing each other for the first time. I think he approves! Jessica’s vintage style couture gown was so perfect for Strong Mansion. She bought it in London with her mom while doing research for her PhD.

David’s angle of the same moment from my vantage point (above).

Proud mama.

The B&G look like a part of history already. Notice the portraits of the man and woman on the wall behind them.

The groomsmen where hilarious playing around as “Secret Service” agents, totally getting into the roles with their dark glasses and pipe-cleaner “earpieces.”

Checking out the new bling!

We caught the B&G in the last light of the day.

I enjoy capturing how happy couples can be when they are dancing together. Love is in the air!


Those wacky groomsmen at it again! This time, serenading Jessica!

What a beautiful evening at Strong Mansion, dancing under a moonlit sky.

-AR and DSS

Juanita Miller - Jessie and Dennis,

What a perfect place for the perfect couple to say their vows. I am sure that Dennis smashed that glass into a million pieces. This is how many years I wish for you to have the same happiness you had that night.Just always remember never go to bed with a disagreement hanging in the air. The best way to have eternal wedded bliss is to communicate no matter what.

Love you,

Aunt Juanita
November 22, 2008 – 3:04 AM

Sean Wickers - Did I invite you to my wedding? I do not remember, but either way, looks like you had a great time and of course the company and the setting seemed perfect. I love the traditional Jewish elements that I would have no idea about myself, but they seemed to really make the moment in these pictures. Take care, and maybe we can actually come and visit soon.
November 24, 2008 – 12:51 PM

PETE BARBADORO - That was awesome. I wish you both the best of love and happiness. Thank you for sharing the moments you love with me.

May 10, 2009 – 12:33 PM

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