Rarely do we ever get the opportunity to photograph the wedding of a family! I, however, was blessed with this opportunity this month. To not only witness my only brother getting married, but to be a part of literally every aspect of it, was totally amazing. The wedding took place in the fabulous Adelphi, Maryland at the Adelphi Mill.
Jonathan and his lovely bride, Charissa, met at a party for a mutual friend, and after some time of dating, he finally decided to pop the question! With a lovely proposal with lots of tears and laughter, Charissa said yes!
They allowed me plenty time for portraits throughout the whole day, including while they were getting ready and exchanging their gifts. This was also my first-ever First Look! I always try to convince my brides and grooms to go with this option. It gives a real and true reaction the first time you see each other. Rarely will you get a groom the bursts into tears or jumps up and down when he sees you walking down the aisle, but you’d be surprised what you’ll get in private! Their first reactions were very touching.
Their ceremony was wonderful as well. All the decorations and lights came together beautifully, and the old mill gave the perfect rustic feel. It was great to see all the family and friends come together for this very special occasion. At the end of the evening, my brother and new sister made their grand exit. The sparklers didn’t last until the couple made it outside, but we were still there to cheer for them as they left. All in all, it was a fabulous evening!