Bride and groom under dogwood tree in Middletown, Maryland
      Jenny and Brian
      Stone Manor Country Club
      Middletown, Maryland
      May 2, 2009

      Last weekend I traveled to Maryland to photograph Jenny and Brian’s wedding. May in Maryland is lush and green with vibrant flowers everywhere, and I particularly loved this dogwood tree. Jenny and Brian got married outside a stone mansion built in the 1700s. It was a wonderful location for a wedding, with lush green lawns, elegant patios, and a grand tent for their party. Congratulations, Jenny and Brian!

      My friend and colleague, Heather Clarke, photographed this wedding with me. Thanks so much, Heather!

      Stone Manor Country Club in Middletown, Maryland
      The ceremony and reception took place at Stone Manor Country Club.

      Bride's room at Stone Manor Country Club in Middletown, MD

      Pink bridal bouquet with roses, calla lilies, and peonies

      Wedding rings with date inscription

      Diamond earrings
      Brian sent these beautiful earrings to Jenny as a gift before the ceremony.

      Groom opening gift from bride
      Meanwhile Brian was opening Jenny’s gift of a pocketwatch. (Photo by Heather Clarke)

      Bride getting ready
      Jenny and the ladies joked that she should dive into the gown like a swimming pool.

      Bride getting dressed

      Bride's engagement ring

      Bride putting on her veil
      Jenny’s mother put on her veil, as the other ladies watched.

      Bride with pink bouquet
      (Photo by Heather)

      Bride

      Bride before wedding

      Groom waiting to see his bride
      Brian was outside waiting to see Jenny.

      Bride on her way to see the groom

      Bride and groom at Stone Manor Country Club

      Bride and groom at Stone Manor Country Club

      Grandfather at a wedding
      Jenny’s grandfather

      Placecards and monograms at a wedding

      Bridesmaids in bride's room at Stone Manor Country Club
      As the guests arrived, Jenny and the bridesmaids returned to the bridal suite.


      Jenny peeked out the window as the guests arrived.

      Bride at Stone Manor Country Club

      Wedding at Stone Manor Country Club

      Wedding at Stone Manor Country Club

      Pink bridesmaid bouquets

      Parents of the groom during wedding ceremony
      Brian’s parents during the ceremony


      Jenny’s parents

      Wedding at Stone Manor Country Club

      Wedding at Stone Manor Country Club

      Wedding at Stone Manor Country Club

      Bride and her new mother-in-law
      A hug from her new mother-in-law

      Wedding at Stone Manor Country Club

      Wedding at Stone Manor Country Club

      Wedding at Stone Manor Country Club

      Bride and groom in a field of yellow flowers

      Bride and groom in a field of yellow flowers

      Bride and groom in a field of yellow flowers
      Jenny wrapped her grandmother’s pocket watch around the base of her bouquet.

      Bride and groom in a field of yellow flowers

      Wedding reception at Stone Manor Country Club

      Wedding at Stone Manor Country Club
      As the wedding party walked to the reception, I saw this sweet moment between Jenny’s parents.

      Wedding at Stone Manor Country Club
      I loved this moment, too. Just seconds before they were announced at the reception,
      Jenny and Brian stood outside the tent and savored the moment.

      Bride and groom during first dance
      First dance (photo by Heather)

      Father of the bride toast at wedding reception
      Jenny’s father’s toast

      Bride during wedding reception toasts

      Wedding centerpiece and table number

      Wedding cake
      Just after the cake cutting

      Stone Manor Country Club reception tent


      One of the best things about weddings is watching all the people in love.

      Groomsmen dancing
      I want these guys to come to every wedding I photograph, please.

      Dancing at wedding reception
      She saved a horse and rode a cowboy. (photo by Heather)

      Dancing at wedding reception
      (Photo by Heather)

      Dancing at wedding reception

      Dancing at wedding reception

      Bride and groom dancing

      Bride and groom dancing

      Bride and groom dancing

      Bride and groom dancing

      Venue: Stone Manor Country Club
      Florist: Ory Florals
      Officiant: Deb Cathers
      Videographer: James Ryan Films
      DJ: Jaime of E2 Events

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      I have never seen such a fun group of guests!

      Looks like it was a happening reception! Wow, those people really had some great moves πŸ™‚ I love all the photographs, but I do have to say that my favorite was the last one. It captures the day in one picture. Wonderful job.

      These are beautiful! Congrats Jenny and Brian! XOXO Rebecca Pohl

      That’s lovely! I love the first one. So very elegant, and yet, there’s something humble about it.

      Thank you! πŸ˜€

      That’s a great idea! It sounds like the perfect way to celebrate ten years. πŸ™‚

      In December we’ll celebrate our 10th anniversary and I am hiring one of my favorite wedding photographers to do a sort of engagement-esque portrait session for us.

      Hopefully I’ll get something wall-worthy!

      πŸ™‚

      In December we’ll celebrate our 10th anniversary and I am hiring one of my favorite wedding photographers to do a sort of engagement-esque portrait session for us.

      Hopefully I’ll get something wall-worthy!

      πŸ™‚

      It’s great to hear that you’re ready for my wedding season! Thanks for the support!

      I’m so glad you enjoyed them, Teri!

      It was a perfect combination of elegance and fun!

      Thank goodness for friends! My friends saved my wedding, too. πŸ™‚

      I love pocketwatches, too. Here are some photos for you:

      Jenny’s grandmother’s pocketwatch:

      Brian’s pocketwatch:

      I was in awe of that dogwood tree. I miss dogwoods ever since I moved away from the east coast.

      I’m sorry that you were disappointed in your own photos! Maybe it’s time to plan a portrait session to make up for it. πŸ™‚

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      Thank you! I love the night shots that I took that evening, especially the one of the tent glowing under the night sky.

      I thought the little details of their wedding were so beautiful that I was shocked when I learned that some of them were homemade. Really well done.

      The trim on her veil was just beautiful. I love long veils!

      I’m excited, too! I can’t believe it’s just a month away!

      I was so happy that they were willing to walk into that field of tall flowers!

      Ha, thank you! It truly was a gorgeous day.

      That sounds like it was a gorgeous place for you to get married!

      Re: Jenny’s wedding

      I’m so happy that you love them, Sue!

      Oh, I’ve been craving your wedding photos! I’m so excited for Wedding Season and more GORGEOUS (and inspirational!) photos.

      Absolutely gorgeous photos!! Beautiful scenery, bride & groom and soooo much fun had by all! Thanks for sharing so quickly!! – Terri Murphy

      Oh my goodness, what an elegant wedding! As always, you did a fabulous job capturing the day. πŸ™‚

      Oh my goodness, what an elegant wedding! As always, you did a fabulous job capturing the day. πŸ™‚

      So beautiful!!!

      and she had the flowers I *wanted*, but my florist failed to deliver on. Luckily my maid of honor is an undiscovered Martha Stewart and was able to make them presentable πŸ˜‰

      The wide shot with the white tree is just gorgeous. So wishing I had gorgeous wedding photos . . .

      The wide shot with the white tree is just gorgeous. So wishing I had gorgeous wedding photos . . .

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      Fine work!
      I in admiration!

      Fine work!
      I in admiration!

      Absolutely stunning. I love them all but the two that stand out the most for me are, the night shot where the building is lit up, and the one of them that is just before the photo of the grandfather.

      Amazing, amazing work.

      Stunning!

      Jenny, these are fantastic! You are a stunning bride–absolutely radiant. Congratulations! XO Joy Suder

      Absolutely stunning. I love them all but the two that stand out the most for me are, the night shot where the building is lit up, and the one of them that is just before the photo of the grandfather.

      Amazing, amazing work.

      She’s got such a lovely veil!

      Great photos, as always, and I love love love the location and all the details about their wedding. So beautiful!

      She’s got such a lovely veil!

      just breathtaking ♥

      awwwwwww. soooo beautiful, charlotte! i am so excited you’re photographing my wedding soon!

      Great as always! I love the flower field portraits. Great expressions and SO pretty πŸ™‚

      WOW – gorgeous bride, gorgeous venue and gorgeous wedding!

      Also, the photography is ALWAYS gorgeous!

      πŸ™‚

      just breathtaking ♥

      Oops — that comment was from me (forgot to sign it)… Tamera :o)

      Awwww, they’re adorable! Nice work Charlotte!

      Absolutely gorgeous as always! But why would I expect anything less?

      Sarah W.

      Great as always! I love the flower field portraits. Great expressions and SO pretty πŸ™‚

      I LOVE these! The yellow flower field photos remind me of my Davenport coast elopement photos, so magical!

      wow wow wow! just beautiful. πŸ™‚

      Jenny’s wedding

      I love,love, love them. The dogwood tree was quite the star. Jenny looks beautiful and Brian serene.

      Sue Richter

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      Lifestyle, event, and portrait photographer with a vibrant, joyful style and 17 years of professional experience.

      Located in Reston, Virginia near Washington, D.C. and available for travel.

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