I photographed Jenn and Brian’s engagement session back in 2016, and so I was absolutely thrilled when they asked me to take the photos for their wedding! I loved shooting their engagement photos — Jenn and Brian are full of joy and laughter, and were an absolute dream to photograph. As a bonus, we also shared a mutual love for Georgetown Cupcakes!
The two decided to hold their ceremony at St. Anthony’s Shrine in Emmitsburg, Maryland. This is a picturesque church not too far from the Maryland/Pennsylvania border (the reception was held in PA). We did all of the pre-ceremony photos around the grounds of the church, and the overcast sky provided the perfect lighting for the portraits. While Jenn and Brian didn’t do a first look with each other, Jenn did a first look with her father and her brother. Their reactions were so touching; Jenn’s father had the biggest grin on his face when he hugged her, and her brother even teared up when he saw Jenn for the first time in her wedding gown.
Jenn and Brian did exchange letters before the ceremony. We placed them around the corner from each other, and photographed away as they read their letters. Moments like these are why I love my job as a wedding photographer! You can see the love and adoration they have for each other on their faces.
Then it was time for the wedding ceremony inside the church, and the natural lighting made for light and airy wedding photos. Another one of my favorite moments from this wedding was when Brian saw Jenn walk down the aisle. The two spent almost the entire ceremony grinning at each other.
Jenn and Brian hosted their reception at The Historic Round Barn in Biglerville, Pennsylvania. I loved the rustic setting, the dramatic ceiling, and the twinkle light strung all across the dance floor. My final favorite moment from the night was when Jenn and Brian’s friends and family performed a surprise dance show.
What a lovely wedding! Jenn and Brian were a wonderful couple, and it gave me so much joy to photograph their wedding day!
We recreated Jenn and Brian's engagement photo! It's so cute seeing these two photos side-by-side.
Photographer: Justy Photography
Dress: Charlene Little
Cake: New Oxford Baker
Flowers: The Flower Boutique
Catering: Bollinger’s Restaurant
Officiant: Father Rob Walsh from the University of Maryland Catholic Student Center
Ceremony Venue: Saint Anthony’s Shrine
Reception Venue: The Historic Round Barn