St. Joseph’s Monastery and Grey Rock Mansion Wedding : Christina and Nathan

I first had the privilege of meeting Christina in 2004 when I was her teacher(!) at Mount de Sales Academy in Catonsville.  Back then, I thought she was a sweet and kind girl who always had a pretty smile and was great to be around.  Needless to say, I was so happy when Christina contacted me last year about shooting her wedding.  Meeting up with her again was truly wonderful and I was so glad to see that the lovely girl I’d known had grown into an equally wonderful young woman (who happens to also be bombshellingly gorgeous!).  It also made me smile to know that Christina had found love and happiness in Nathan, who is a sweet Louisiana southern gentleman.  I had the great opportunity of working with both of them back in the fall for their engagement session in Historic Ellicott City and was so excited for the wedding at St. Joseph’s Monastery and Grey Rock Mansion last week.

Both venues are truly lovely hidden gems in Baltimore.  St. Joseph’s Monastery is right outside of Catonsville in the city limits and spectacular in it’s cathedral-like architecture.  Grey Rock Mansion, with it’s green sprawling lawns, historic appeal, beautiful ballroom (with creamy yellow walls…so pretty) is also tucked away, right off of Reisterstown Road.  Both venues also proved to be wonderful places for Christina and Nathan’s big day, which was full of joy, love, and happiness — and cute details that I loved capturing.   I wish them all the best!


  • Nathan Chelette

    Thanks Annabelle the pictures look amazing.

  • Lauren

    The photos are amazing!!
    Beautiful Bride!

    It was such a pleasure to do your makeup, as well as your family & friend’s makeup, for your special day!

    Best Wishes,


  • Christina Kirby-Smith Chelette

    Thank you soo much!!! The pictures are amazing! I could not ask for more. I will be passing your name along! I can not wait to see the rest of the pictures!

  • Alissa Tassin

    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple! Congrats again Nathan & Christina!

  • Susan

    Pictures are so beautiful!!! Truly captures how beautiful the special day was!

  • Rosie Arnold

    Love them! So glad we were able to share in your special day!!

  • Kayla Carroll

    What a beautiful couple :) and beautiful pictures! Congratulations Nathan and Christina!!

  • Mel

    First I loved the pic of your bridesmaids shoes then I loved your flowers! My favorite picture of you two is in front of the church!!

  • Dorie Berry

    Christina & Nathan – the pictures are incredible! You both look wonderful and extremely happy. Your photographer is amazing. We are so happy for you both & wish nothing but happiness in your life together. Look forward to seeing you soon.

  • Shelby

    Annabelle, thank you so much for these photos! They are absolutely gorgeous! Your work is truly amazing!



  • Kristina Winter

    The pictures look great! Annabelle did a great job!

  • Wow! I love these pictures. They really capture the spirit of a wonderful day.

  • Christella Potts

    You did a wonderful job capturing my cousin’s big day. Christina looked stunning & the photographs are beautifully composed, and thoughtfully arranged. I loved reliving this day!

  • Carolina Kirby-Smith St Pierre

    These pics are works of art! Very original and natural and beautiful! You Annabelle, captured the essence without being obtrusive or pushy. I’m sure it was a great benefit to have such wonderful subject matter! I wish you continued success!

  • Julie Sloan

    Great pictures! I love the one with you to on the couch, it looks like a cover to a romantic novel!!

  • Carrie Weaver

    Great Photos, they all look spectacular!

  • Very Very Beautiful, Best wishes to all. XOXOXO

  • Wendy Smith

    Fantastic pictures. What a beautiful ceremony and reception. You did a great job catching it all.

  • What incredible pictures! Absolutely awesome! The photographer really put extra effort into capturing those shots. Extraordinary job! Of course, it probably made her job much easier that she had the most beautiful bride and handsome groom EVER! Loyd and I feel like we were there with you…luv u guys!

  • Layne Gorsuch

    I LOVE LOVE the photo of the bridesmaids having the flowers in front of their faces. That looks amazing. I def wanna do that photo when it comes to our wedding!

  • Charlotte Hermann

    These are great photos!!! I love the one with the cake!!!!!

  • Bridget

    I LOVE the picture of the shoes and the one of you guys kissing in front of the red door. I want a copy of your wedding album for myself. I could looks at these pics over and over again!

  • Bridget Shobe

    I LOVE the picture of the shoes and the one of you guys kissing in front of the red door.I want a copy of your wedding album for myself. I could looks at these pics over and over again!

  • Michelle Burke

    Wow! These are gorgeous! The subjects have provided such beauty and you have captured them so wonderfully. Great job!

  • Alice horner

    Sooooo beautiful!

  • Saundra Payton

    All of the pictures are Amazing!! I love the group pictures of the wedding party.
    I hate I had to miss it. We were moving. I love the church. Once again,
    Congratulations. Lots of Love, Aunt Saundra

  • Josh Shobe

    The photos turned out amazing! Very happy for you two!

  • Mireya

    I had the best time ever, i´m so happy for you guys. This pics are amazing. Congrats!

  • Tom Christopher

    Absolutely amazing wedding and the pictures are beautiful!! I had a great time!! Congrats!!

  • Very artistic pics. One of my friends has asked for the name of the photographer for her daughter’s wedding!

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