Kent Island Wedding: Kristin + Matt

On their first date, Matthew and Kristin were comparing their favorite English desserts.  While she was a fan of Yorkshire curd tarts, he suggested she someday try sticky toffee pudding, a much superior dessert in his opinion. The day before Matthew and Kristin were engaged, they enjoyed dinner at Fisherman’s Inn in Chester, Kent Island, MD. That night, they thoroughly savored the crab cakes served there, and to make the meal complete, they shared the chef’s special treat of the night: a sticky toffee pudding. It was amazingly delicious.

After their charming engagement session in Washington DC, I finally had the honor of photographing Kristin and Matthew’s adorable wedding infused with LEGOs. The couple had exchanged quite a few LEGO minifigures while they were dating, and decided to integrate the fun into their wedding. Along with the happy and delicious memories attached to Fisherman’s Inn, Kristin and Matthew had of course wanted to share this restaurant and all the delicacies with their family and friends on their most special day.

Groom kissed Bride while reading books together in the library. Fisherman's Inn, Safe Harbor Church, Kent Island, Eastern Shore Maryland, wedding reception and ceremony photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

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2941 Restaurant Wedding: Nikole + Jorge

Jorge and Nikole met in 2009 at Fortis College where they worked together for 2 years. After several unfruitful attempts to get Nikole into a date, Jorge organized a skiing trip for the whole office but unbeknownst to Nikole, everyone canceled. Jorge and Nikole were the only persons in attendance. It was Nikole’s first time skiing so she was a little nervous and she fell.  Jorge offered to carry her down the slope and at that moment Nikole knew that he was the one. They started dating in early 2010.

Jorge proposed to Nikole on Christmas morning of 2012 in an intimate and romantic moment. He wrapped the ring box in a bigger box to throw her off. She unwrapped one box only to have to unwrap another lovely surprise.

For their wedding, Jorge and Nikole chose 2941 Restaurant because of the exquisite cuisine and services, and the ambiance of waterfalls reminded them of Costa Rica where they were going to honeymoon.

Bride and Groom kissing inside a Rolls Royce limo from Vintage Limos. Falls Church Virginia 2941 Restaurant wedding ceremony and reception photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

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Aspen Wye River Conference Centers Wedding: Ashley + Mike

Ashley and Mike had actually known each other since their preschool time back in Christ Church. They met again in high school and started dating in 2007 during their junior year till throughout college. Since both of them went to different universities – Mike attended University of Maryland while Ashley went to Salisbury University –  they went through long distance relationship for quite a while. At the start of their careers, they lived in their college town for two years.

Mike proposed to Ashley in May 2013 at the dock of Kent Island Yacht Club, where they later had their engagement photo sessions, right among scenic water and boating sites which they loved so much. As for their wedding ceremony and reception, Ashley and Mike chose The Houghton House at the Aspen Wye River Conference Centers. It was the perfect choice, added even more because of the beautiful gardens and surroundings.

In every wedding, there are always those special images captured during the occasion. I loved having the chance to engage this private moments between the Mother of the Bride and her daughter before Ashley walked down the aisle.

Private moments with Mom before the Bride walked down the aisle. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

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Kent Manor Inn Wedding Reception: Laura + Kevin

After the beautiful wedding ceremony at the Historic Kent Manor Inn, Laura and Kevin continued with their fun-filled wedding reception at Kent Manor Inn.

Some tender moments ensued during the dance between the Father of the Bride and Laura, also when Kevin danced with the Mother of the Bride.

But the rest of the evening was simply superb, fun and memorable.

Groom walking between the trees holding Bride's wedding dress train. Kent Manor Inn, Kent Island, Eastern Shore Maryland, wedding reception and ceremony photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

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Kent Manor Inn Wedding Ceremony: Laura + Kevin

I have previously covered Laura and Kevin’s engagement session near Chestertown, Maryland, therefore it’s a privilege for me to finally feature their wedding photos. If you have not followed the story on how these two met, you should definitely check out their pre-wedding photo session where they used their favorite football team apparels, the Redskins.

Laura and Kevin wanted to get married on the waterfront, and both favored the idea of an outdoor ceremony. When they found Kent Manor, it was a no-brainer. The grounds are beautifully and meticulously attended to, completed with the perfect view by The Garden House. They were so thrilled with the way everything turned out!

Beautiful bride sitting by the window, laughing. Kent Manor Inn, Kent Island, Eastern Shore Maryland, wedding ceremony and getting ready photos, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

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Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center Wedding: Shannon + Matt

After the super adorable engagement photo session in downtown Annapolis and Eastport,  I am so excited to finally be able to feature Shannon and Matt’s beautiful wedding at the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center.

Matt and Shannon wanted an outdoor wedding surrounded by the beauty of the Chesapeake Bay, followed by a unique reception in a venue styled with the Bride and Groom’s personal touch-ups. This place was the perfect choice for them.

It was on this gorgeous day, blessed with the perfect weather, that Shannon and Matt began their lifetime journey together.

Bride and Groom kissing on the boardwalk by the beach. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Eastern Shore Maryland, wedding reception and ceremony photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

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    Wow! Great work of arts! That last shot is bursting with love and tenderness. :)

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Aspen Wye River Conference Centers Wedding: Anita + Bryan

Bryan and Anita met in graduate school when both were getting their MBAs at the University of Maryland. They became good friends and class team partners, and their bond developed into romantic chemistry. Bryan then asked Anita out on a date and they started solidifying their strong connection. They have a lot of similar interests, from movies, books, and trivia, to challenging each other to try new things. Bryan proposed to Anita on Thanksgiving Day in 2013 in front of many of her family members. It was an intimate and romantic moment, and they remain most thankful for each other.

They decided to tie the knot the following year and chosen Aspen Wye River Conference Centers, a serene and secluded waterfront wedding venue in the Eastern Shore Maryland, for their ceremony and reception.

I love this picture of Anita, embracing her last moments together with her father before he walked her down the aisle.

Bride embracing her last moments together with her father before he walked her down the aisle. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

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    Wow! Great work of arts! That last shot is bursting with love and tenderness. :)

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Chesapeake Bay Beach Club Wedding Ceremony: Larona + Ryan

Ryan caught Larona’s eye on the eve of 2009.  She made a point to get his attention that night, and she has kept it ever since.  They were engaged on December 31st, 2012 when Ryan proposed to Larona atop of Mount Tremblant during a snowboarding trip.  This was one of many adventures they had been on together around the world, and they are sure to have many more to come.

To celebrate their big day with their friends and families, they decided that Chesapeake Bay Beach Club would be the perfect waterfront venue for their wedding.

Bride and Groom sitting by a table at an outdoor terrace in the evening. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

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    Wow! Great work of arts! That last shot is bursting with love and tenderness. :)

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Baltimore Engagement Photo Session: Becca + Seth

Their first date was one of the hottest days of the year. The air conditioning in Seth’s car had just broken, and Becca was sitting at the wrong restaurant … all while the Derecho of 2012 hit Baltimore. Driving through hurricane-force winds, Becca eventually found the right restaurant. It seemed like an ill-fated start. But somehow, while more than a million people lost their electricity during the storm, Seth and Becca found theirs. Five hours (and lots of sushi!) later, they both felt connections that had them questioning their sanity – had they finally found “the one”?

A year later, Coop – as Becca calls him – planned a romantic trip to New Orleans. Much like the night of their first date, the heat was sweltering, but they decided to take a sunset walk to Jackson Square. In the midst of what Becca thought was a quick stop for beignets and chicory coffee, Seth surprised her by getting down on one knee to propose. He had secretly asked for her Mom’s blessing already. Unbeknownst to Becca, Seth had a whirlwind evening of celebration planned, from live jazz to the late-night art market on Frenchmen Street, and chocolate-covered strawberries with champagne. (Her dog Riley said “yes,” too, by the way!)

What a lovely story from Becca and Seth! :)

They then decided to do an engagement session before their upcoming wedding later this year. For their engagement session, they decided bring Riley and have the session done at Sherwood Gardens, Baltimore, which at certain time in Spring the garden would display about 80,000 tulips with variety of colors and shapes!

Engaged girl kissed her fiancé while holding the I said Yes sign. Baltimore MD pre-wedding engagement photo session at Sherwood Gardens, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

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