My journey with Clare and Brandon started just under three months ago. Their engagement was short partly because they were ready to get married and Clare is insanely organized ;) and partly because one of Clare’s brothers serves in the military and will be deploying soon. Although I just met Clare in January, both she and Brandon are two people I now consider friends. They are two of the most genuine and gracious people I’ve met and I am pretty sure that I am going to
have to find excuses to hang out with them in the future, now that my work is done. :)
The day went off without a hitch and it was clear that Clare and Brandon were surrounded with a sea of love and support in their friends and family. The sun was shining beautifully, but like much of our Maryland spring so far, it was cold! Even still, everyone braved the cooler temperatures for portraits at Brandon’s beautiful historic home that he now shares with Clare.
I can’t help but love the moments surrounding a First Glance…The first of this next set is one of my favorites. (and would you check out Brandon’s coat tails??) :)
Brandon has been (and continues) working hard on restoring his home that is more than 100 years old. Clare and Brandon built in time for portraits around the property and we found plenty of spots that fit well with the overall classic vintage-inspired feel of their wedding.
This stairwell was a recently finished project of Brandon’s- and I am so excited we could incorporate it in our portrait time.
Clare is the first of his two daughters to give away… and she is the youngest of 7 children (that’s right my friends, Clare has 5 brothers!) :)
A sweet first dance with the bride and groom followed by a dance with her father. Not a dry eye in the place…
Just before their dance, Clare’s father shared words filled with love and nostalgia. Just the sweetest.
Clare and Brandon- I cannot say it enough, it was truly my pleasure getting to work with the two of you and your families! May you be richly blessed in your marriage!