I am really excited to be photographing Gina & Chad’s Chesapeake Bay Beach Club Wedding in a few weeks. Here are some of my favorite shots from their country engagement shoot. They are naturals in front of the camera and are not afraid of romantic shots… can’t wait for the wedding photos!
I am excited to announce that I have renamed my photography workshop for beginners and will be hosting a Learning Parties in the Maryland area! After the events of Newtown, I have decided to rename my workshops from “I Shoot My Kids” (which just doesn’t have the cute ring to it anymore) to “Life in Focus” Learning Parties! I will still be offering the same style of workshop and content geared at beginning shooters. I have done 15 workshops and I am so excited to meet more of you for some great hands on learning! Reply in the comments if you are interested in a workshop and if a weekday, weeknight, or weekend if better for you, as I am trying to set the spring schedule. Or you can email me at kim (at) kimberlybrooke (dot) com for more details!
I am so honored to be in the Top 10 Photographers nominated for the Chesapeake Bridal Awards hosted by Bayside Bride and Charm City Wed! I would LOVE your vote! Click through to the Bayside Bride and Charm City Wed facebook pages, LIKE them first and then click on the VOTE app tab under their cover photo. After you make your selections and submit, you need to “got to the app” and not close it. Don’t worry – it doesn’t spam your other facebook friends and you can not allow it to post on your wall, etc. VOTE 1x on each page (so 2 votes per person)!!! **NOTE it does not work on mobile phones**
I REALLY appreciate your taking the time to vote for me. Thank you so much!
I have a lot of good friends on that list that definitely deserve this recognition!
If you don’t have a favorite for a category yet, here are my suggestions:
- Beauty: Amie Decker Beauty and Up-Do’s For I Do’s, LLC
- Calligraphy: Sarah Coats Designs
- Handmade: 2hands Studios
- Florist: Stacy Bowen Flowers
- Planning & Decor: Intrigue Design & Decor
- Invitations: Allison Barnhill Designs
- DJs: Absolute Entertainment and MyDeejay
- Videographer: Monachetti Weddings
- Photobooth: ShutterBooth MD
- And for best write-in for a category not represented: Bay Winds Travel Agency Inc.
This post about the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club Bridal Show features the designers that I shared a room with. Inspired by the classic fairytale Snow White and Seven Dwarfs, Intrigue Design and Decor transformed the Beach House Ballroom. Recent popularity of fairytales in the media sparked by movies and shows, such as Mirror Mirror and Once Upon a Time, has increased the number of fairytale inspired weddings and these gals nailed it.
Set in the Beach House Ballroom, Intrigue and 2Hands Studios created a chic and modern twist with five unique displays. Allyson and Jill of 2Hands set a vintage living room display begins the fairytale by setting the scene where a bride first meets her prince. The vignette provided a space for brides mingling to sit and absorb the show. Chipping paint doors, lace doily covered paper lanterns and window frames graced the space. Check out the place cards hanging on the shutters. Hand stenciled pillows and chalkboard painted silver serving trays completed the look. They also created a romantic bedroom, designed for a princess, where brides could envision themselves preparing for a fairytale ball. Their attention to detail is amazing and I LOVE their vintage look and feel!
Sarah and Melissa of Intrigue created a rustic Seven Dwarfs’ table and a deep colored honeymoon table inspired by the Evil Queen and following spring décor tips. I can definitely see the garnet and purples against black fitting well with a fall or winter evening wedding. The Seven Dwarfs’ table had pomegranates with a little paper ribon that said SW <3 PC (Prince Charming). It was my favorite vignette in the room! I loved the rustic feel and all the green colors. For the true fairytale bride, she could imagine dining at their whimsical Snow White table display, which set the tone for the fairytale in the center of the room. It was stunning! You could not miss the tiered tables with crystal Chiavari chairs donning large tissue paper flowers, covered in white and silver linens with delicate glassware and mirrors and candles. A curling drape of white hydrangea blooms flowed along the table and draped to the floor. It was breathtaking!
We love Pinterest, and feel free to pin, but please give credit where credit is due! I have included the credit info ON the photo for you and you can cut and paste this text for your pin: Styled by: www.Intrigue-Designs.com and www.2HandsStudios.com Photos by: www.KimberlyBrooke.com
There are just some bridal shows that are visual feasts and a photographer’s dream land. The Chesapeake Bay Beach Club Bridal Show is that show. Wedding vendors come together to collaborate and design styled vignettes that are amazing inspirations for brides. Allison and Cynthia of Allison Barnhill Designs and Flower Follies have outdone themselves AGAIN in 2013! If you missed the images from last year’s show, click here.
This year the girls went with a French Country Glam feel and Katherines Bridal Boutique. I LOVE the pairing of these deep fuschia and purples with bright pinks and lace against the warmth of wood and black toile. The deep pink glitter provided the “glam.” The simplicity of the design really let the special details pop – like the ribbon streamers on the back of all the PINK chaivari chairs, and the beautiful flowers spilling out of the vintage trunk.