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Weddings, guys in tuxes, gals in dresses, mother-in-laws-to-be, churches, receptions, drinks, food, dancing, repeat. Yet sometimes, the passion and uniqueness really shines through. Sometimes, as an editor I open the files and think men in tuxes, women in dresses. And then it unfolds…

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Nabely and Mike getting married are just that. First a bride and groom getting ready for a wedding (this happens thousands of times a Saturday). And then just how beautiful Nabely is begins to shine through, how excited and in love she is begins to appear as she becomes comfortable with the camera. This, this happens a lot. It’s our job as photographers, get the bride and then the groom comfy, get them used to us, and then capture it all as they celebrate.

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Then there is Mike. It’s a Saturday in the world and there is a guy in a tux making one of the biggest commitments of his life. Sometimes, in a groom, you can see their awareness of the gravity of the decision.

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As I continued editing this wedding there were many amazing things that made the day shine. The Basilica of Mt. Vernon, an absolutely beautiful cathedral, and a reception at the Evergreen, a Historic beautiful building that’s also a Museum and Library on a chunk of land maintained for the purpose of being seen. The right touches of Southern significance and classy shabby chic in both the venue and the details. At the Evergreen, with an amazing catering provided by Taliya at Linwoods; flowers by Wicked Willow, Lighting by Event Dynamics and all coordinated by Becky Vanderbeck at Simply Chic, you really just couldn’t go wrong.

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As the images move on we learn a few things. We learn the bride is really funny and very excited to marry Mike. But of Mike we see his boyish excitement, his love for his friends and more than anything, we see his charm. We can see in the pictures the charm and honest love that Mike stole Nabely’s heart, and leaving her no choice but to steal his last name.

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Congratulations Nabely and Mike.

Photographers for Sachs Photography:
Anne Sachs and Howard Korn

Vendors:
Church: Baltimore Basilica
Venue: Evergreen Museum and Library
Caterer: Linwoods
DJ: Classic DJs
Invitation Designer: Just Ink on Paper
Wedding Coordinator: Simply Chic Wedding + Event Design
Lighting: Event Dynamics
Florist: Wicked Willow
Transportation: Limousine’s Inc
Valet: Jay’s Valet
Hair: Jewel Hair Design
Makeup: Jordan K. Winn

Each year there is one wedding that makes me smile. Bruce and Anthony’s is that one. Certainly, it was beautiful with the ceremony at the Peabody Library; it was planned and executed flawlessly, thanks to Rachel Strisik and team. However, the real beauty was the heartfelt connection between these two amazing people and how happy their friends and family were for this momentous occasion.

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The festivities kicked off Friday night with friends coming in from Maryland, Pennsylvania and California, many meeting for the first time, and enjoying dinner at one of Bruce and Anthony’s favorite restaurants, Fleet Street Kitchen. FSK, known for its organic, locally sourced produce and meats, was a perfect spot for Anthony, a trained chef with a passion for food. Many new friendships were formed that night, with Bruce and Anthony as their common thread.
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The following morning, I began our day with Anthony and Bruce at the Four Seasons Hotel as they prepared for the upcoming ceremony. After a few photos of the two of them at the Four Seasons, we headed to Baltimore’s historic Mt. Vernon and photographed Bruce and Anthony among the stunning architecture of the neighborhood.3
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The ceremony, which was inside the George Peabody Library, was like no other. Among a 300,000 volume book collection, the spiraling staircase, tiers of cast-iron columns, and ornate railings, the stunning mise en scène lent itself to the emotion of the day. By the time the ceremony was over, there was not a dry eye in the house.
The stunning backdrop was enhanced as grapevines and moss dotted the Dutch Connections’ arrangements inspired by California’s wine country. Chef’s Expression regaled the party, with a seated three-course dinner. And then the dancing…
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Once on the dance floor, a well-orchestrated flash-mob of friends from both coasts donned Anthony and Bruce T-shirts to perform the song “Happy” performed by Onyx. Was the rest a blur?
Sunday, the finale, was one of the most gorgeous days ever. Everyone was invited to the couple’s farm in scenic Northern Baltimore County to enjoy a pig roast from Blacksauce Kitchen. The whole day was a wonderful laid back, old fashioned summer celebration with lawn games, swimming, and a little rag-time music from the band Bumper Jacksons.
This was the day reserved for the cake cutting – an astounding Sugar Bakers cake that was devoured in no time! It seemed as if everyone was having a fabulous time, including the two goats, a gaggle of geese, and three Alpacas.
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Photographers for Sachs Photography:
Anne Sachs, Howard Korn and Tasha Dooley

Baltimore Waterfront Wedding; Elisha & Chike

Elisha & Chike met as freshmen at Harvard in 2003 and started dating a year later. Their beautiful May wedding at the Marriott Waterfront in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor was a well timed celebration, not only of their marriage, but also their 10 year anniversary as a couple!  { View full post }

Grand Central Terminal New York City Engagement: Emily & Jeff

This past year I’ve been fortunate to have several of our clients living in New York City. So I’ve been happy when they have suggested New York as a backdrop for their engagement session.  Especially since, New York is the City that inspired me to become a photographer.   { View full post }

New York City Engagement Session - Katie and Connor

Beautiful!  Fun!  Wow!  That’s how I’d describe my afternoon engagement session with Katie and Connor.  We spent a beautiful Sunday afternoon strolling through the little streets of Greenwich Village through Washington Square Park and then jumped in a cab up to the Flat Iron building.  And, even their adorable pooch, Teddy got in the fun.

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Venue Highlight: Chase Court in historic Mount Vernon

Chase Court is one of our all time favorite venues in which to photograph weddings.  The architectural detail of the building along with the lush jewel like garden provide gorgeous backdrops from which to photograph brides and grooms.   { View full post }

Wendy and Xun's Grand Historic Wedding

What an amazing day!  A gorgeous April wedding in Baltimore’s historic Mount Vernon and Grand Historic Venue.   { View full post }

Jessi and Tom's Evergreen House Wedding

Congratulations to Jessi and Tom!  Their wedding at the historic Evergreen House featured so many wonderful Baltimore details!

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Dozer the Baby Buddha Bull Mastiff

Dozer was the cutest portrait subject ever! Eight week old Dozer came with unbridled enthusiasm for his first ever studio shoot!