Something special happens when I'm on 70 West towards Frederick. I grew up in Frederick, Maryland and Washington county so watching the landscape as it changes from city to orchards and hills...err... mountains is just so soothing for my soul. That was just one of the many reasons I was so excited to photograph Raven and Jamin’s Frederick wedding! When I met with Raven and her family in the summer of 2017 for their photography consultation and to discuss their wedding plans, I knew that it was going to be such a fun and happy day! Raven is so incredibly sweet and has the best laughing smile - it is not hard to see why Jamin fell for her!
Raven and Jamin were married at the Bar T Mountainside Retreat Center where they had previously worked together. They wanted a true barn wedding and loved the idea of having a s’mores bar with a true campfire for their guests. Raven picked out the perfect color combination of blue, burgundy, and a delicate orange to compliment the fall. Before the ceremony, Raven and Jamin got ready at the Hilton Garden Inn in Frederick before heading to Monocacy Battlefield for their first look as well as bridal party portraits. While getting ready, they exchanged gifts and Raven received a specially engraved Tiffany’s necklace from Jamin with their wedding date and her new initials. So thoughtful!!
There may have been a tear or two during the ceremony and reception (especially during the parent dances), but mostly the day was full of laughter, joy and fun! Although there was no visible sunset on their wedding day due to cloud coverage, we were able to get out and take a few night portraits (and had some fun with toasting marshmallows over the campfire too!). There may have been a stray flaming marshmallow that got away (but thankfully no harm happened in the process).
Thank you so much Raven + Jamin for choosing me to photograph your wonderful Frederick wedding!
Photography by Maryland Wedding Photographer, Katherine Elizabeth Photography
Venue: Bar T Mountainside Retreat Center
2nd Photographer: Rachel Anne
Florist: Monica's Floral Design's
Cake/Desserts: Jimia Mozie
DJ Chinzo (Vince)
HMUA: Lauren Reid from Glam Bridal Beauty
Catering: Black Hog
On Site Coordinator: Shannon Richardson
Videography: AM Films