Radiant Jewel tone Wedding at The Liriodendron Mansion | Maryland Wedding Photographer

Two years ago when I first began my journey in to photography as a business and not just a hobby I set out to execute a Styled Shoot. My good friend Elena from Belle Imagery Portraits was in the midst of hosting her very first one and invited me to tag along. I was amazed! Watching her behind the scenes inspired me to begin planning my own. I thought long and hard about what I wanted to do and after months and months of thinking I finally knew decided on the concept. 

As a bride to be myself, I know that featuring a woman of color was the highest priority for this styled shoot. Diversity and inclusion in the wedding industry is ever growing and I wanted to highlight more of the couples that are underrepresented in various forms (size, race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation to name a few). From there I decided that I wanted to play off the richness of the color Emerald as green is my favorite color and BOOM! there was my plan.  

As the brilliant Issa Rae stated, we need to work with our colleagues who are in lateral positions to us; not the ones above- so I called on some vendors who are slightly seasoned in the industry to be bring the full vision to life. 

I am so in love with this first shoot and I am so thankful for those who believed and supported this dream of mine. We were so fortunate to even have a mini feature on Souther Noir Weddings Blog. 

Huge thank you to all the vendors

Bridal gown: K & B Bridals http://www.kandbbridals.com

Cake: Cakes by Kakes https://www.instagram.com/cakesbykakes/

Venue location : The Liriodendron Mansion http://www.liriodendron.com

Flowers:  Roni’s Roses http://www.ronisroses.com

Make Up: Lashing Out Glam by Shayla Reeves https://www.instagram.com/lashingoutglam/

Stationery : Cygnus Studio Designs/AshleyRae Swann https://www.instagram.com/calligraphydame/

Veil/Accessories/Jewelry: Faye Daniel Design http://www.fayedanieldesigns.com

Rentals: Party Plus Tents and Rentals https://tenting.com

Linen: Nuage http://nuagedesigns.com

Model: Charlyn Nater https://www.instagram.com/iamcharlynnater/ 


Here are some of my favorite images below! 

You're invited: a look into the Invitation suite | Maryland Wedding Photographer

Hi Loves! 

So I am a little less than a year away from my big day (EEEEKKK- so excited) and planning is in full effect!  My fiancé, planner, and myself are working on checking things off our wedding planning timeline and it feels gooooood (yay for a planner *MAJOR KEY ALERT*). Since I'm from New Jersey and so is the majority of my family, it is important for us to get our invitations out with ample time so that those who want to celebrate with us have the option to do so! Choosing an invitation suite has been the most difficult part of our wedding process so far because there a are sooo many beautiful options to choose from. I believe that the invitation is a sneak peek into the glamour of the big day, while also providing some much needed details. The full invitation suite consists of: The formal invitation with the details of who, when, where, day and time; then there is the details card which can contain information about lodging, transportation, directions, weekend festivities or information about the couples registry; then there is the RSVP card which can be simple to note who all is coming or it can expand to include the meal option for the guest.

Here is a look at some of beautiful and unique invitations

Acrylic invitations: Pretty Prints Etc,.

Full invitation Suite: ShineInvitations