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

Baltimore Engagement || Brzozowski/Ratliff

Tell us how you first met? Who what when where why? Give us the dirty details. 
How Joe and I first met is quite the cliché because it was at a wedding, but I was actually there as a guest with one of his friends. He maybe uttered three words to me all day, but that didn’t stop me from proceeding to steal his number from his friend’s phone the next day. Something of which is totally out of character for me, but it worked because we’ve been together ever since.

When did you know he/she was the one? Was there something he/she did?, etc.
Daryl and I have been together for over 6 years and I can’t think of an exact moment when I realized that she was “The One”. But as I looked back on the time that we spent together I realized how much my love for her had grown and strengthened. I’ve been blessed to have her in my life and I can’t imagine my life without her.
I have to agree with Joe, I don’t think there was a particular moment in time where I thought, “He’s the one”. After six years we’ve had a lot of moments, some good and some bad and those times have helped us grow and have made us stronger. There is not a day that goes by that I don’t realize that I’m lucky to have him.

Tell us about the proposal. (Did you see it coming, how long was it in the planning?, how did you feel? nervous, excited, freaking out?)
I had been thinking about the “ideal” proposal for half a year before I actually started planning the proposal. It was important for me to ask for her father’s blessing before I proposed. I was just as nervous, if not more, about asking him compared to the actual proposal! After asking her father, I didn’t have a set idea, place, or time for the proposal but I was able to “steal” an idea from Daryl, and put my own twist on it. I like to think that I was cool, calm, and collective the day of the proposal because I didn’t want to make Daryl suspicious of anything. Everything went as planned and my nerves didn’t kick in until it was time for me to open the ring box…I was shaking like a leaf!
Even though Joe stole my idea I still had no idea that he was up to anything. Of course I always hoped that one day he would ask me to marry him, but he was definitely playing it off and I was clueless. As Joe and I sat on the patio of one of our favorite restaurants the jeweler turned the corner, with a briefcase in hand, and I was in complete shock. I couldn’t really believe what was happening until Joe started speaking. We even had our dog with us and I’m pretty sure he was excited to have witnessed the proposal. It’s a day that I will never forget.

Tell us the one thing you love most about each other.
Daryl is a caring, loving, unselfish person that never hesitates to put the needs of others before her own.
I love that Joe is so driven and focused. He inspires me to make the most out of all situations and is always there to pick me up when I need it.

If you feel comfortable, share with us something silly or quirky the other person does.
Every time Daryl replaces a roll of toilet paper, she puts it in backwards (as far as I’m concerned)! She loads it with the toilet paper going under not over, and I fix it every time. She is nice enough to leave it that way, once I make the change. 
Joe has a fear of birds…all birds, even little harmless baby birds.

Baltimore Engagement Session || Sowa/Berwind

Chris and Anna contacted me about capturing their wedding this coming year.  This wedding will be very fun because it will be down in Ocean City, MD.  We had a great time walking around Patterson Park in Baltimore during their engagement session.  I really enjoy engagement sessions because it allows minimal stress time for us to get to know each other.  

I can not wait until their wedding!