A lot of times, brides ask us our opinions on whether or not they should have a “First Look” the day of the wedding. Our answer is always a resounding YES! This wedding film is the prime example of why we always recommend a couple having a first look. When you watch the video, pay attention to Steve’s expression change when he sees Meg for the first time. It is literally night and day and I can honestly say that is a moment he will remember forever. In all the years we have been shooting weddings, I can honestly say that we have rarely seen a groom respond the same way when he sees the bride for the first time walking down the aisle. There is just something about seeing each other alone before the ceremony that allows you to let your guard down and truly enjoy your time together.
Steve and Meg were married at Celebrations at the Bay in Pasadena, Maryland, which is just outside of Baltimore. It is a beautiful venue with a picturesque view overlooking the bay which provided an amazing backdrop for the ceremony and our post ceremony footage. Before the ceremony, Meg spent the morning at her house getting ready with her family and bridesmaids. While we were there, we noticed an old record player which had been in Meg’s family for years. Her dad took some time to show us how it worked and we were immediately enthralled, which is when the ring shot idea was born.
Meanwhile, Steve was on the other side of town with his groomsmen. We headed over there to capture Steve and his best man putting up signs near the venue before heading back to the house to begin getting ready for the ceremony. Times like this, I wish I could make highlight videos 10 minutes long, because Steve and his groomsmen provided enough comedy to fill the video, but alas, it will have to wait for the wedding film, which we cannot wait to share (Trust us, it will be worth the wait.)
A huge thanks goes to Lee Morton over at Clickspark Films. Lee was on hand to help us out a lot the day of the wedding and he helped us capture the amazing ring shot (which took numerous takes to capture correctly, but it was worth it) shown in this video.
Ceremony Location: Celebrations at the Bay – Pasadena, MD
Reception Location: Celebrations at the Bay – Pasadena, MD
Photographer: Aaron Haslinger Photography – Baltimore, MD
Entertainment: Event Entertainment – Baltimore, MD