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Stephen & Alison | Silver Swan Wedding

As a wedding photographer in Maryland, among the best destination photographers, I get to see a lot of different environments for weddings! This wedding showcased portraits in a grassy field by a barn, a bright airy Eastern Shore church and a reception on the Chesapeake Bay. Get ready, this is going to be a blog post with a lot of photos because the bride is a high school friend! It was such a pleasure to shoot Alison’s marriage to Stephen! I had a ton of fun on this wedding with my sister Rebecca as sidekick (who also was in high school with us and knew a few of the bridesmaids too – you can imagine how fun this was).

Alison got ready at the home of her longtime friend Tiffany (who was one of my college roommates). It was a great spot for all the girls to get ready and I loved watching Alison see herself in the mirror for the first time as a bride! Then we moved over to a fun field nearby and shot the most gorgeous portraits! Alison is a natural! We left there to go see her dad. This was a bittersweet time. Alison lost her mom last year to cancer and there were some tender moments there at their house. Grabbing a photo of Alison with her mom on her wedding day was possible when I saw the photograph of her mom AS A BRIDE on the wall!! I could not believe how much she resembled her mom! It was a sweet teary moment and when I learned that she would also have a piece of her mom’s lace wrapped around her bouquet.

Stephen was such an awesome groom! He was genuinely excited when he saw Alison come down the aisle to him. They chatted in a cute way during parts of their ceremony and were totally focused on each other the whole time. They practically ran down the aisle in joy! Since October in Maryland is so unpredictable, what had been a nice warm sunny day before the ceremony had turned into quite a windy chilly early evening by the time we arrived at Swan Harbor. We shot some brief portraits out on the water and later returned when the sun was setting. The dance floor was full all night and I loved watching Stephen in the middle of all the ladies often. Checkout their gorgeous cake from The Cake Courtesan and the amazing flowers by Flower Follies! All of their vendors are listed after the photos. Congrats Alison and Stephen!!!

I asked Alison and Stephen a few questions and here are their responses:

For Him:
What was your first thought when you saw your bride on your wedding day?
I thought she looked beautiful and, was happy to finally see her.
What was your favorite part of the day?
The times Alison and I had by ourselves during the ceremony and reception.
What are you looking forward to in marriage?
The tax  write-offs.
For Her:
What was your first though when you saw your groom on your wedding day?
I thought he looked HOT! Then joy. I immediately felt calm and excited.
What was your favorite part of the day?
The ceremony. It felt like it was just him and I and we were so giggly and happy.
What are you looking forward to in marriage?
Everything! Especially the family we will one day have.

Kimberly Brooke Photography | lace and corset back Mary
Kimberly Brooke Photography | wedding shoes Rue La La , Mary
Kimberly Brooke Photography | wedding shoes Rue La La , Mary
Kimberly Brooke Photography | wedding shoes Rue La La
Kimberly Brooke Photography | wedding jewelry Lord & Taylor
Kimberly Brooke Photography | lace wedding gown with jeweled sash from Mary
Kimberly Brooke Photography | lace wedding gown
Kimberly Brooke Photography | jeweled wedding sash
Kimberly Brooke Photography | Betsy Robinson blush bridesmaids dresses
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Kimberly Brooke Photography | lace wedding gown
Kimberly Brooke Photography | lace wedding gown
Kimberly Brooke Photography | lace wedding gown
Kimberly Brooke Photography | lace wedding gown, corset back with bow
Kimberly Brooke Photography | lace wedding gown
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Kimberly Brooke Photography | lace wedding gown
Kimberly Brooke Photography | lace wedding gown
Kimberly Brooke Photography | natural wavy bridal hair, field bridal portraits
Kimberly Brooke Photography | natural wavy bridal hair, field bridal portraits
Kimberly Brooke Photography | natural wavy bridal hair, field bridal portraits
Kimberly Brooke Photography | natural wavy bridal hair, field bridal portraits
Kimberly Brooke Photography | natural wavy bridal hair, field bridal portraits
Kimberly Brooke Photography | natural wavy bridal hair
Kimberly Brooke Photography | natural wavy bridal hair, field bridal portraits
Kimberly Brooke Photography | natural wavy bridal hair, field bridal portraits
Kimberly Brooke Photography | natural wavy bridal hair, blush bouquet with lace
Kimberly Brooke Photography | Blush bridesmaids gown from Betsy Robinson
Kimberly Brooke Photography | Barn backdrop
Kimberly Brooke Photography | Barn backdrop
Kimberly Brooke Photography | Blush bridesmaids gown
Kimberly Brooke Photography | Blush bridesmaids gown from Betsy Robinson
Kimberly Brooke Photography | Blush bridesmaids gown from Betsy Robinson
Kimberly Brooke Photography | Silver Swan Wedding
Kimberly Brooke Photography | Silver Swan Wedding
Kimberly Brooke Photography | Silver Swan Wedding
Kimberly Brooke Photography | Silver Swan Wedding
Kimberly Brooke Photography | Silver Swan Wedding
Kimberly Brooke Photography | Flower Follies blush and grey boutonniere
Kimberly Brooke Photography | Flower Follies blush and grey neutral bouquet
Kimberly Brooke Photography | Flower Follies blush and grey neutral bouquet
Kimberly Brooke Photography | Flower Follies blush and grey neutral bouquet
Kimberly Brooke Photography | Silver Swan Wedding
Kimberly Brooke Photography | St. Christopher
Kimberly Brooke Photography | St. Christopher
Kimberly Brooke Photography | St. Christopher
Kimberly Brooke Photography | St. Christopher
Kimberly Brooke Photography | St. Christopher
Kimberly Brooke Photography | St. Christopher
Kimberly Brooke Photography | St. Christopher
Kimberly Brooke Photography | St. Christopher
Kimberly Brooke Photography | St. Christopher
Kimberly Brooke Photography | St. Christopher
Kimberly Brooke Photography | St. Christopher
Kimberly Brooke Photography | St. Christopher
Kimberly Brooke Photography | St. Christopher
Kimberly Brooke Photography | Silver Swan Wedding
Kimberly Brooke Photography | Silver Swan Wedding
Kimberly Brooke Photography | Silver Swan Wedding
Kimberly Brooke Photography | Silver Swan Wedding
Kimberly Brooke Photography | Silver Swan Wedding
Kimberly Brooke Photography | Silver Swan Wedding
Kimberly Brooke Photography | Silver Swan Wedding
Kimberly Brooke Photography | Silver Swan Wedding with Flower Follies
Kimberly Brooke Photography | Silver Swan Wedding with Flower Follies
Kimberly Brooke Photography | Silver Swan Wedding with Flower Follies
Kimberly Brooke Photography | Silver Swan Wedding with the Cake Courtesan shimmery damask wedding cake with monogram
Kimberly Brooke Photography | Silver Swan Wedding with the Cake Courtesan shimmery damask wedding cake with monogram
Kimberly Brooke Photography | Silver Swan Wedding with the Cake Courtesan shimmery damask wedding cake with monogram
Kimberly Brooke Photography | Silver Swan Wedding
Kimberly Brooke Photography | Silver Swan Wedding
Kimberly Brooke Photography | Silver Swan Wedding
Kimberly Brooke Photography | Silver Swan Wedding sunset
Kimberly Brooke Photography | Silver Swan Wedding sunset
Kimberly Brooke Photography | Silver Swan Wedding sunset
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Kimberly Brooke Photography | Silver Swan Wedding
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Alison & Stephen’s Awesome Vendor Team

Hair & Makeup Artist: Elif Tokbay
Bridal Gown: Mary’s Bridal
Bridesmaids gowns: Betsy Robinson
Bride’s bracelet: her mother’s, earrings from Lord & Taylor
Bride’s shoes: Badgley Mischka
Attire for Men in the Party: Men’s Warehouse – Vera Wang Collection
Photo booth:  Perskie
Transportation: Hubers
January 23, 2014 - 10:46 am

JULIA D. - What a fun, and beautiful day! Being a bridesmaid with such an amazing group of girls was an unforgettable day. Shooting the pictures at the barn was my favorite…I remember all of us girls watching Alison in those ethereal shots and thinking “She is totally the cover of bride magazine.” Awesome day, and you all did an UNREAL job….super fab.

January 23, 2014 - 10:52 am

Karen Barrett - Kim, you did such a beautiful job capturing so many special moments. You (and) your sister were also very fun to work with. Thank you for doing such a wonderful job for my brother and sister n law! ❤️

January 23, 2014 - 11:12 am

Stephanie Hiatt - What a a special day this was and I feel so blessed to have been part of it. I can still hear all the giggling that took place as we were at the barn having our before the wedding shots done, and the pictures are just proof of how much fun this day was and how your amazing photos captured every minute of it.

January 23, 2014 - 3:48 pm

Julia DuVal - Amazing day, amazing girls, ah-mazing Bride and the pictures capture it all. You all did an UNREAl job…

January 23, 2014 - 4:05 pm

Stephanie Desmond Hiatt - What a a special day this was and I feel so blessed to have been part of it. I can still hear all the giggling that took place as we were at the barn having our before the wedding shots done, and the pictures are just proof how how much fun this day was and how your amazing photos captured every minute of it.

January 23, 2014 - 4:12 pm

Karen Little Barrett - Kim, you did such a beautiful job capturing so many special moments. You (and) your sister were also very fun to work with. Thank you for doing such a wonderful job for my brother and sister n law! ❤️

January 23, 2014 - 4:42 pm

Alison Simmons Little - Kim this was a magical day for us and having you and Becky there made it all the more special. These pictures turned out amazing and I can’t thank you enough. All I had to do was show up and you took it from there. Thank you for such beautiful work! xo

January 23, 2014 - 8:35 pm

Wayne Simmons - Kim- I continue to marvel at the spectacular shots you took of Alison and Stephen’s wedding. Sincere thanks for your professional, gifted work and attitude recording my special girl’s most spectacular day…so far!!!

January 23, 2014 - 10:15 pm

Joanne Shupe Tauch - Kim, WOW! What can I say. Thank you.

January 24, 2014 - 1:03 pm

Tiffany Roush - Kim, you did such an amazing job capturing so many special moments of this day! It was so much fun & such an honor to be in this wedding,& the day was made even more fun having you & Becky there!!

January 24, 2014 - 5:04 pm

admin - It was my pleasure!!!!

January 24, 2014 - 5:04 pm

admin - Girl – you made my job easy!

January 31, 2014 - 1:11 pm

Kelly C. - These pictures are absolutely INCREDIBLE! You are SO talented and truly an artist. Thank you for bringing back all the memories from this gorgeous wedding. Alison seriously looks like she fell out of a bridal magazine! Stunning!

I am so excited and honored to have to shoot my upcoming wedding!

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