Stephanie & Philip {married} | Westin Annapolis | Wedding

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Venue: Westin Annapolis
Music/DJ/Band: Crow Entertainment
Florist: Cedar Hill
Bakery: Sweet Hearts Patisserie
Officiant: Father David Verghese

Stephanie & Philip {married} | Maryland Wedding Photographer | Annapolis Wedding | Westin Annapolis Wedding | Geoff Bernstein Photography | Top 10 Wedding Photographers in Annapolis | Westin Annapolis

Brenna & A.J. {married} | Pond View Farm | Wedding

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Venue: Pond View Farm
Music/DJ/Band: D.J. Freez
Cosmetologist: Bridal Beauty Associates
Florist: Mobtown Floral
Bakery: Desserts by Rita
Dressmaker: Sarah Janks
 

Brenna & A.J. {married} | Maryland Wedding Photographer | White Hall Wedding | Pond View Farm Wedding | Geoff Bernstein Photography | Top 10 Wedding Photographers in Annapolis | Pond View Farm

Colleen & Carl {married} | Turf Valley Country Club

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Venue: Turf Valley Country Club

Colleen & Carl {married} | Maryland Wedding Photographer | Ellicott City Wedding | Turf Valley Resort Wedding | Geoff Bernstein Photography | Top 10 Wedding Photographers in Annapolis | Turf Valley Resort

Sarah & Ray {married} | North Beach Wedding | Herrington on the Bay Wedding

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Venue: Herrington on the bay
Music/DJ/Band: Mick Entertainment
Florist: Petals N Pallet
Bakery: Valerie Goss
Officiant: Bonnie Lowrimore


Sarah & Ray {married} | Maryland Wedding Photographer | North Beach Wedding | Herrington on the Bay Wedding | Geoff Bernstein Photography | Top 10 Wedding Photographers in Annapolis | Herrington on the Bay

Melissa & Steven {married} | Walker's Overlook Wedding

 

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Melissa & Steven {married} | Maryland Wedding Photographer | CITY Wedding | Walker's Overlook Wedding | Geoff Bernstein Photography | Top 10 Wedding Photographers in Annapolis | Walker's Overlook

Svetlana & Carson {married} | Elk Manor Winery Wedding

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Venue: Elk Manor Winery
Music/DJ/Band: Dance Master's Entertainment
Cosmetologist: Holly Boyer
Florist: Amanda's Florist
Bakery: Desserts by Rita
Officiant: David Robinson
Dressmaker: Stella York

Svetlana & Carson {married} | Maryland Wedding Photographer | North East Wedding | Elk Manor Winery Wedding | Geoff Bernstein Photography | Top 10 Wedding Photographers in Annapolis | Elk Manor Winery

Easton’s Own Geoff Bernstein Photography Wins a WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award® 2016

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     Easton – Tuesday January 6, 2016} – WeddingWire, the leading global online wedding marketplace, named Geoff Bernstein Photography as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2016 for Wedding/Photobooth Photography in Easton, MD!
                    
     The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2016 recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. The esteemed awards are given to the top local wedding vendors in more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding florists, based on their professional achievements from the previous year. 
                    
     While many industry award winners are selected by the host organization, the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with Geoff Bernstein Photography. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients.
                    
     “We are thrilled to celebrate such a high-caliber, committed group of professionals for the Couples’ Choice Awards’® eighth year,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “We are proud to continue to serve as the industry leader, with over 2.5 million consumer and peer reviews, and feature award-winning merchants such as Geoff Bernstein Photography who understands the impact reviews have on their successful businesses.”
                    
     As a Couples’ Choice Awards® winner, Geoff Bernstein Photography is highlighted within the WeddingWire Network, which is comprised of more than 400,000 wedding professionals globally.
                    
     Geoff Bernstein Photography is proud to be one of the top Wedding/Photobooth Photography in Easton, MD in the WeddingWire Network. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. We value all of our clients and truly appreciate the positive feedback that helped us earn the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2016.
                    
     For more information about Geoff Bernstein Photography, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today at http://www.weddingwire.com/biz/geoff-bernstein-photography-easton/3c0b086326972a76.html.
                    
     To learn more about the Couples’ Choice Awards®, please visit www.weddingwire.com/couples-choice-awards.
                    
About WeddingWire, Inc.
     WeddingWire, Inc. is the leading global online marketplace connecting consumers with event and creative professionals. Operating within a $200 billion industry, WeddingWire, Inc. hosts 10 million monthly unique users across its mobile and web platforms. Consumers are able to read over 2.5 million vendor reviews and search, compare and book from a database of over 400,000 businesses. Globally, it provides these businesses the technology they need to serve their clients through advertising, marketing and business management tools such as websites, payment processing, invoicing and contracts. Founded in 2007, the WeddingWire portfolio of sites serves couples and businesses across 14 countries in North America, Latin America and Europe, making it the worldwide leader in weddings with brands including Bodas.net, Casamentos.com.br, Matrimonio.com and more. The company employs more than 650 and maintains global headquarters in Washington, DC and international headquarters in Barcelona, Spain.

Stephanie & Christopher {MARRIED} | Maryland Wedding Photographer | Whitehall Wedding | Pond View Farm Wedding

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Wedding Coordinator: 
Venue: Pond View Farm
Music/DJ/Band: Crow entertainment
Cosmetologist: Christina Sanclemente
Florist: Harford Tech Highschool Floral Design - Dene Flack
Bakery: Katie Mansi - Cheeky Sweets
Officiant: Dr. Jason Lody
Dressmaker: Nicki Polyack

Stephanie & Christopher {married} | Maryland Wedding Photographer | Whitehall Wedding | Pond View Farm Wedding | Geoff Bernstein Photography | Top 10 Wedding Photographers in Annapolis | Pond View Farm

Stacie & Kyle {MARRIED} | Marriottsville Wedding | Historic Waverly Mansion

Stacie and Kyle were absolute troopers on their wedding day.  They were not only faced with a rainy day but a hurricane!  The week leading up to their special day we were in close contact about details dealing with the weather but they just kept their heads up with "there is nothing we can do about it....but we are still getting married!" That mindset is an absolute dream for any photographer on a wedding day.  Instead of stressing they just let things happen and worked around the changing details.  Their day ended up be stress free and full of fun and family! We had a blast!
We wish the best to the couple and a lifetime of happiness!

Stacie & Kyle {married} | Maryland Wedding Photographer | Marriottsville Wedding | Historic Waverly Mansion Wedding | Geoff Bernstein Photography | Top 10 Wedding Photographers in Annapolis | Historic Waverly Mansion

Shannon & Jeremy {MARRIED} | Pittsburgh Wedding

Shannon & Jeremy got married in Pittsburgh at the Hyatt House.  These two found each other a long time ago and came back together and tie the knot! You will have fun looking at these images, their wedding was a blast and not to mention Jeremy's obsession with wrestling.....you can see that in the champion waist band Shannon got him as a wedding gift.
Congratulations to the beautiful couple and we wish you many years of happiness!

Venue: Circuit Center and Ballroom (The Fluted Mushroom)
Music/DJ/Band: DJ Underdog
Cosmetologist: Valerie Panei
Bakery: Oakmont Bakery
Dressmaker: Allure Couture

Jessica & Pat {MARRIED} | Charleston SC Wedding

Jessica & Pat contacted me about a year ago to capture their wedding.  They asked to see if we would travel to Charleston, SC to the Boone Hall Plantation. Of course we were ecstatic about shooting their wedding and also we would be shooting at a beautiful venue.  For those of you who have never been there this was a location where the Notebook was filmed.  Well this venue did not upset!  
Not only was the venue beautiful but Jessica was absolutely stunning and as for Pat well he was a very handsome groom! This couple was just a picture perfect image which made the day blast to capture.
Check out the beautiful imagery from the special day and you will not be let down!

Congratulations to the both of you, Jessica and Pat, may your life together be full a joy, love and happiness.

Emily & John {MARRIED} | Easton MD Wedding

Emily & John tied the knot at the Tidewater Inn in Easton MD.  This venue is just stunning in downtown Easton.  The day was just perfect and the weather worked on their side just dodging a huge storm.  Emily had her makeup done at Heathers Salon also in downtown Easton.  
The couple decided to also do a Koren Ceremony called a Paebeak which you can see at the bottom of the gallery and.......What a treat that was!

Rebecca & Tony {MARRIED} | St. Michaels Wedding

Referrals are like your favorite food, once you have one you just can't stop! I met Becca and her mom at a local coffee shop which turn out to be an addiction stop for Becca (Sorry Becca but it is..... :-) )  We talked about the idea of the special day and how things would go and I was really excited to hear it because it sounded like such a well organized event. *We all know I love organized brides!* 
I had a chance to capture Becca and Tony together at a local barn on Tilghman Island.  I knew from that meeting these two were perfect for each other.  We had a blast and I got to meet their beautiful dogs as well! 
Let me tell you Becca and Tony know how to have fun!  We had a blast capturing their day and working with their friends and family.  Every detail of the wedding was situated and the bridal party was on point with having fun but getting things done for the special day. 

Becca & Tony: Congrats to the both of you and good luck in your future endeavors. 

Jessica & Pat {MARRIED} || Charleston, SC

Talk about tying the knot between to athletic people, well Jessica & Pat are both amazing athletes.  Jessica was considered to be one the best tennis players in her age group and Pat was honored as an amazing wrestler throughout his entire school career.
Jessica & Pat were married on a beautiful day at the Boone Hall Plantation right outside of Charleston, SC.  The plantation is absolutely stunning and is completely set off by their avenue of the oaks. The couple tied the knot on the cotton dock right on the water.  Half of the guests traveled a great distance from Sweden! 

Congrats to the lovely couple and we wish you the best!

BRITTANY & JOE {MARRIED} || POND VIEW FARM || WHITE HALL, MD

We were so excited to share the wedding of the newly married Joe & Brittany Pettus!

They decided to tie the knot at Pond View Farm in White Hall Maryland.  The day started and ended with amazing weather for those two on their special day.  The details Brittany and Joe created were just stunning and spot on with their feel and look of their wedding.  You will see some amazing craftsmanship and design throughout the images.   

At the start of this year I received contact from Brittany about her special day and I knew right away she was my client!  Her organization and attention to detail was spot on.  She came ready with questions about myself and my business.  She knew what she wanted in her vendors which always makes me happy!  Not only was she organized but the both of them were so down to earth and fun to work with leading up to the day and even more fun on their wedding day.  

Check out these amazing images of their special day!  Wait until you see their amazing venue! Not too often does a venue blow me away but WOW! what a place!

Congrats Brittany and Joe, we wish you guys the best!

Avoid the Wedding Craziness: Tips to help create a stress free wedding day

So many people tell me weddings are so crazy.  I respond with "not the ones I photograph." One thing I have noticed over the years of shooting is organization/communication is key.  

One major craziness adding factor is when no one knows the schedule, portrait list or key details except for the bride.  You can be a bride with everything super organized but if your the only one that knows the information than things can and will get crazy.  No one really wants to be the person who messes up a wedding so many times your key people will constantly ask you for times, details or key information about the day.  Below are a few key things I have my clients do to make their day super stress free!

  • Have a well drawn out timeline for everyone.  Everyone usually knows the photographer and DJ needs a timeline because we are professionals and we ask for or create them. But how about the timeline for your bridal party.  The timeline I create and share with my clients includes everything so it is something they can copy/print and share with their key people of their special day.
  • Family portrait lists (formal portraits)- just the word family can start to stress people out. This is one place we strive to ROCK! We have our bride/grooms create their lists not with generic names like grandpa, mom and dad. Lets face it you may know those people but we don't.  We have clients create lists with actual names which sounds so simple and it is but many people don't understand why that is so important.  Having a real name allows us to use the list and just read from it. That means you don't have to think about it! Anytime we can get you to not think on your wedding day, that is one less thing for you not stress about.  Also creating this list early gives you time to pass it along to mom and dad.  They can "approve" it so you don't have to hear the phrase "You forgot the picture of you and Uncle Steve"  Having your parents look over it days before puts some onus on them as well.  CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE A KILLER FAMILY PORTRAIT LIST!