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Happy Birthday little man! It’s nearly impossible to believe that Cam is turning 2 years old today… it seriously does not seem possible that we’re already celebrating not a first but a second birthday of his! At this time last year he was barely taking his first steps… now he’s walking, running, jumping and dancing… kicking soccer balls and learning to swim… playing with cars, trucks and airplanes… and obsessing over the ABC’s! I’m wishing I could freeze time on a day like today but so excited for what your future holds little man…

Happy Golden Birthday!! We love you!

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As a senior in high school, Ellen made local newspapers when she signed to play soccer for Notre Dame. As a current freshman at the university, Tim’s grandmother clipped the article out of the paper and sent it to him with strict instructions to “meet this girl!” Well, four years later, they finally met after both graduating and moving to Chicago. Ellen knew after a single date that she would marry Tim one day, and on Saturday these two tied the knot at the Royal Fox Country Club near the bride’s home town of St. Charles. I was so honored to document their beautiful celebration and to hang out with so many ND alums on the dance floor. Congratulations you guys!! I’m so excited for you!

Click to see their engagement session at Notre Dame this fall.

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Credits coming soon!

  • Katie Bartindale - Thank you Jessica for all your hard work. You never stopped and yet made it so fun for all of us. The results are stunning.

    Thank you again.

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  • Michael Bartindale - Jessica-Outstanding!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Ellen Castellini - Thank you so much jessica!! You captured our day so perfectly!!!ReplyCancel

  • George Bartindale - Great pictures ……..Elegant wedding.ReplyCancel

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Drooling over those gorgeous ring shots on your photographer’s blog? Or the way the paper pieces are perfectly styled together with the wedding jewelry? The truth is, photographers love spending time setting up all of your gorgeous wedding day details to help tell the your story cohesively with the event itself. Unfortunately, these stunning shots only happen if the bride takes a little extra time to plan for them to be executed. This summer I’ve been sharing advice on how to improve your wedding photographs without hiring a different photographer.

One of the easiest ways to give your photographer a head start is to organize all of your details the night before… create a “bridal bag” to collect all the important pieces so they are ready to pass along when your photographer arrives. Make sure to keep all the rings in the bridal suite before the wedding, pass the rings along to the best man or ring bearer before the ceremony so they are together with the engagement ring to be documented. Don’t forget to include the invitation suite and all the important paper pieces. Have your calligrapher create an extra envelope address to include in the photographs… you can even use a dummy address if you want. Make sure to communicate all of the important pieces so your photographer knows what to highlight and which elements have the most sentimental meaning to the day. Lastly, make sure to schedule your floral delivery ahead of the photographer’s arrival so the bouquets and boutonnieres’ are ready to shine!

Happy Wedding Planning!

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Here I am in action on Monday during our styled shoot at the Bayside Workshop with Natalie Franke and Krista Jones in Annapolis. I dropped Cam off with my in laws in Baltimore and crossed the Bay Bridge to join these two amazing photographers at the historic Kent Manor Inn. We started the workshop in classroom mode and finished with a gorgeous styled shoot designed by Kruse and Vieira Events. I had such an amazing time meeting all the girls and spending the day on the spectacular grounds of the Kent Manor Inn… what a special place to have a wedding! I love the historic nature of the waterfront property along the eastern shore of Maryland. We could have photographed on these grounds all day! Thanks to Natalie for these behind the scenes shots!

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Full note-taking mode here… ha ha! Am I biting my nails?!?

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** All images above by Natalie Franke Photography

Our dinner spread… this table deserved a styled shoot all its own! What a great way to wrap up the day!

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Thanks you guys!!

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We met the Watson’s during our first few weeks in Rye and have loved hanging out with them since. Their daughter Savannah became fast friends with Cam… well as friendly as 1-year olds can be… and now they’ve added a second little one to their family, baby John! I captured a few shots of John and his big sister Savannah… he’s got the biggest blue eyes and the cutest little baby-mohawk ever! Congrats you guys!!

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We had to get big sister Savannah in a few shots with her new baby brother! Love these baby smiles!

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