I really do believe that I was meant to find Ashley and Joel, and document their love. Let’s talk about how it all began, shall we? I was in Charlotte visiting my brother and had promised myself I wouldn’t be responding to emails. If you know me at all, I bet you are already rolling your eyes!
In their inquiry, they mentioned that they already had another photographer booked for their October wedding in Baltimore. However, (plot twist) that photographer had dropped out, and they found me on Google! I’ll admit that I was actually scheduled to be on vacation during their original wedding date in October. But you know that feeling you have when you can tell something is just… right? I ended up rescheduling that trip and booked these two! That’s how well we hit it off during our initial consultation call. I could tell these two were such genuine, kind, and fun people and I am so happy we found each other!
Fast forward to the plot twist to end all plot twists- a global pandemic. Ashley and Joel were faced with the prospect of yet another setback. They decided to have the last laugh and completely changed the plans from a giant party in Baltimore to an intimate affair at The Fairmont Hotel in Georgetown. I must say, it was absolutely gorgeous from start to finish!
PS: THAT. PANTSUIT. THOUGH.
Ashley and Joel’s wedding was a story of victory amid a pretty freaking weird time. That is what 2020 is ultimately going to teach me when I look back on it years from now. I’ll always feel lucky to be there for brand new families as they share a communal victory and celebrate love together.
Ashley and Joel, thank you for allowing me to document your incredible day and my best wishes to you both on your new adventure!
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