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).
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