Every wedding and love story has its own unique cast of characters and loved ones who make up the lives and support systems of the bride and groom. As a wedding photographer, I often get the opportunity to grow quite close with my clients and, of course, I get to be there for the biggest day in their lives. As a result, there’s something bittersweet about the end of the day for me — knowing that a couple whose wedding I’ve been excitedly anticipating will be moving on and I may not get to see them too much in the future. That’s why I get so excited and so happy when I hear from bridal party members from past weddings. By degrees, I get to carry on documenting the stories of the people around that couple — and the referral threads are often fun to follow. :)
Anyway, I Shawn and Ben are two of those people. I met them, actually, at Kelly and Marcus’ wedding last year, where they were both in the bridal party. So I was thrilled to be able to meet up with them and talk about their wedding photography a few months later and a few weeks ago, I got to shoot their engagement session. We met downtown in Federal Hill in what was our third attempt at a shoot (May weather sometimes gets the better of engagement shoots!). And even though it ironically started to rain mid-session, Shawn and Ben were amazing to work with and couldn’t have been any better sports. :) I am really excited for their wedding in July. In the meantime, here are some of my favorites from their e-session.