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Kellan & Sam | Nautical Inspired Annapolis Wedding

She grew up on the water and so did he. She was in Annapolis MD enjoying the ebb and flow of the Chesapeake while he was raised along the Florida Shore, sailing the clear ocean water. Their love, as it ebbs and flows itself, was also spurred on near the water’s edge while working together one summer as camp counselors. Kellan and Sam love deeply. They give of themselves in quiet and humble yet extravagant ways. They are fun and easy-going yet passionate. They are two of my favorite people and I am blessed to call them friends. And so, I give you maybe my longest post to date, Kellan and Sam’s wedding day. You’ve been warned! But if you can stick it through to the end, I promise that you will be invited in to one of the most beautiful love stories.

I arrived at Kellan’s parent’s house where she was getting ready with her family and the girls in her life who are just as close as family. Annapolis Maryland Wedding Photographer Chart House Annapolis Wedding St Martins Lutheran Church Nautical Wedding Chesapeake Bay Wedding Theme Waterfront Charthouse Eastport Wedding_0049Annapolis Maryland Wedding Photographer Chart House Annapolis Wedding St Martins Lutheran Church Nautical Wedding Chesapeake Bay Wedding Theme Waterfront Charthouse Eastport Wedding_0001Annapolis Maryland Wedding Photographer Chart House Annapolis Wedding St Martins Lutheran Church Nautical Wedding Chesapeake Bay Wedding Theme Waterfront Charthouse Eastport Wedding_0002Annapolis Maryland Wedding Photographer Chart House Annapolis Wedding St Martins Lutheran Church Nautical Wedding Chesapeake Bay Wedding Theme Waterfront Charthouse Eastport Wedding_0003Annapolis Maryland Wedding Photographer Chart House Annapolis Wedding St Martins Lutheran Church Nautical Wedding Chesapeake Bay Wedding Theme Waterfront Charthouse Eastport Wedding_0004Annapolis Maryland Wedding Photographer Chart House Annapolis Wedding St Martins Lutheran Church Nautical Wedding Chesapeake Bay Wedding Theme Waterfront Charthouse Eastport Wedding_0005Annapolis Maryland Wedding Photographer Chart House Annapolis Wedding St Martins Lutheran Church Nautical Wedding Chesapeake Bay Wedding Theme Waterfront Charthouse Eastport Wedding_0006

Love the guys’ mint coral Vineyard Vines ties. :)Annapolis Maryland Wedding Photographer Chart House Annapolis Wedding St Martins Lutheran Church Nautical Wedding Chesapeake Bay Wedding Theme Waterfront Charthouse Eastport Wedding_0008Annapolis Maryland Wedding Photographer Chart House Annapolis Wedding St Martins Lutheran Church Nautical Wedding Chesapeake Bay Wedding Theme Waterfront Charthouse Eastport Wedding_0007

Sam’s brother David recently deployed to Afghanistan and Kellan got to talk with him over the phone just before the ceremony started!Annapolis Maryland Wedding Photographer Chart House Annapolis Wedding St Martins Lutheran Church Nautical Wedding Chesapeake Bay Wedding Theme Waterfront Charthouse Eastport Wedding_0010Annapolis Maryland Wedding Photographer Chart House Annapolis Wedding St Martins Lutheran Church Nautical Wedding Chesapeake Bay Wedding Theme Waterfront Charthouse Eastport Wedding_0024Annapolis Maryland Wedding Photographer Chart House Annapolis Wedding St Martins Lutheran Church Nautical Wedding Chesapeake Bay Wedding Theme Waterfront Charthouse Eastport Wedding_0009Annapolis Maryland Wedding Photographer Chart House Annapolis Wedding St Martins Lutheran Church Nautical Wedding Chesapeake Bay Wedding Theme Waterfront Charthouse Eastport Wedding_0011I have to tell you… This is the same church Ben and I got married in 6 years ago. It was this really beautiful & surreal honor to be photographing a wedding here! Annapolis Maryland Wedding Photographer Chart House Annapolis Wedding St Martins Lutheran Church Nautical Wedding Chesapeake Bay Wedding Theme Waterfront Charthouse Eastport Wedding_0012Annapolis Maryland Wedding Photographer Chart House Annapolis Wedding St Martins Lutheran Church Nautical Wedding Chesapeake Bay Wedding Theme Waterfront Charthouse Eastport Wedding_0014

Sam’s dad married them in a beautiful ceremony that united Sam, Kellan & Christ. Their wedding was a beautiful picture of the Gospel message- how Christ loves the church is how a man should love his wife.

Annapolis Maryland Wedding Photographer Chart House Annapolis Wedding St Martins Lutheran Church Nautical Wedding Chesapeake Bay Wedding Theme Waterfront Charthouse Eastport Wedding_0013Annapolis Maryland Wedding Photographer Chart House Annapolis Wedding St Martins Lutheran Church Nautical Wedding Chesapeake Bay Wedding Theme Waterfront Charthouse Eastport Wedding_0015Annapolis Maryland Wedding Photographer Chart House Annapolis Wedding St Martins Lutheran Church Nautical Wedding Chesapeake Bay Wedding Theme Waterfront Charthouse Eastport Wedding_0016Some of the cutest flower girls, ever. And a good looking bridal party, too. :) Annapolis Maryland Wedding Photographer Chart House Annapolis Wedding St Martins Lutheran Church Nautical Wedding Chesapeake Bay Wedding Theme Waterfront Charthouse Eastport Wedding_0017Annapolis Maryland Wedding Photographer Chart House Annapolis Wedding St Martins Lutheran Church Nautical Wedding Chesapeake Bay Wedding Theme Waterfront Charthouse Eastport Wedding_0018Annapolis Maryland Wedding Photographer Chart House Annapolis Wedding St Martins Lutheran Church Nautical Wedding Chesapeake Bay Wedding Theme Waterfront Charthouse Eastport Wedding_0019Kellan and Sam’s reception was at the Chart House in Annapolis. The beautiful Eastport view overlooking Spa Creek was a perfect fit for their nautical-inspired wedding. 2hands Studios put together the centerpieces including the classic monkey fist knot and driftwood. And Annapolis Cakes & Confections made the perfect beach themed cake.Annapolis Maryland Wedding Photographer Chart House Annapolis Wedding St Martins Lutheran Church Nautical Wedding Chesapeake Bay Wedding Theme Waterfront Charthouse Eastport Wedding_0021Annapolis Maryland Wedding Photographer Chart House Annapolis Wedding St Martins Lutheran Church Nautical Wedding Chesapeake Bay Wedding Theme Waterfront Charthouse Eastport Wedding_0020Annapolis Maryland Wedding Photographer Chart House Annapolis Wedding St Martins Lutheran Church Nautical Wedding Chesapeake Bay Wedding Theme Waterfront Charthouse Eastport Wedding_0022Annapolis Maryland Wedding Photographer Chart House Annapolis Wedding St Martins Lutheran Church Nautical Wedding Chesapeake Bay Wedding Theme Waterfront Charthouse Eastport Wedding_0047Annapolis Maryland Wedding Photographer Chart House Annapolis Wedding St Martins Lutheran Church Nautical Wedding Chesapeake Bay Wedding Theme Waterfront Charthouse Eastport Wedding_0048

Their reception send-off, in a boat!Annapolis Maryland Wedding Photographer Chart House Annapolis Wedding St Martins Lutheran Church Nautical Wedding Chesapeake Bay Wedding Theme Waterfront Charthouse Eastport Wedding_0026Annapolis Maryland Wedding Photographer Chart House Annapolis Wedding St Martins Lutheran Church Nautical Wedding Chesapeake Bay Wedding Theme Waterfront Charthouse Eastport Wedding_0051Annapolis Maryland Wedding Photographer Chart House Annapolis Wedding St Martins Lutheran Church Nautical Wedding Chesapeake Bay Wedding Theme Waterfront Charthouse Eastport Wedding_0027Annapolis Maryland Wedding Photographer Chart House Annapolis Wedding St Martins Lutheran Church Nautical Wedding Chesapeake Bay Wedding Theme Waterfront Charthouse Eastport Wedding_0025Annapolis Maryland Wedding Photographer Chart House Annapolis Wedding St Martins Lutheran Church Nautical Wedding Chesapeake Bay Wedding Theme Waterfront Charthouse Eastport Wedding_0023In this next image, if you look closely and beyond the sailboat masts, you can see four iconic Annapolis points- St. Mary’s Church, St. Anne’s at Church Circle, The State House, & The Naval Academy Chapel.Annapolis Maryland Wedding Photographer Chart House Annapolis Wedding St Martins Lutheran Church Nautical Wedding Chesapeake Bay Wedding Theme Waterfront Charthouse Eastport Wedding_0052

Kellan and Sam’s morning wedding left time in the late afternoon, after all the festivities, for some more fun portraits throughout downtown Annapolis!Annapolis Maryland Wedding Photographer Chart House Annapolis Wedding St Martins Lutheran Church Nautical Wedding Chesapeake Bay Wedding Theme Waterfront Charthouse Eastport Wedding_0041Annapolis Maryland Wedding Photographer Chart House Annapolis Wedding St Martins Lutheran Church Nautical Wedding Chesapeake Bay Wedding Theme Waterfront Charthouse Eastport Wedding_0036Annapolis Maryland Wedding Photographer Chart House Annapolis Wedding St Martins Lutheran Church Nautical Wedding Chesapeake Bay Wedding Theme Waterfront Charthouse Eastport Wedding_0032Annapolis Maryland Wedding Photographer Chart House Annapolis Wedding St Martins Lutheran Church Nautical Wedding Chesapeake Bay Wedding Theme Waterfront Charthouse Eastport Wedding_0043Annapolis Maryland Wedding Photographer Chart House Annapolis Wedding St Martins Lutheran Church Nautical Wedding Chesapeake Bay Wedding Theme Waterfront Charthouse Eastport Wedding_0029Annapolis Maryland Wedding Photographer Chart House Annapolis Wedding St Martins Lutheran Church Nautical Wedding Chesapeake Bay Wedding Theme Waterfront Charthouse Eastport Wedding_0035Annapolis Maryland Wedding Photographer Chart House Annapolis Wedding St Martins Lutheran Church Nautical Wedding Chesapeake Bay Wedding Theme Waterfront Charthouse Eastport Wedding_0038

Okay. That next photo on the right? My husband, the non-tographer that he is… that’s his image. I mean, not too shabby, huh? :)Annapolis Maryland Wedding Photographer Chart House Annapolis Wedding St Martins Lutheran Church Nautical Wedding Chesapeake Bay Wedding Theme Waterfront Charthouse Eastport Wedding_0037Annapolis Maryland Wedding Photographer Chart House Annapolis Wedding St Martins Lutheran Church Nautical Wedding Chesapeake Bay Wedding Theme Waterfront Charthouse Eastport Wedding_0039Annapolis Maryland Wedding Photographer Chart House Annapolis Wedding St Martins Lutheran Church Nautical Wedding Chesapeake Bay Wedding Theme Waterfront Charthouse Eastport Wedding_0040Annapolis Maryland Wedding Photographer Chart House Annapolis Wedding St Martins Lutheran Church Nautical Wedding Chesapeake Bay Wedding Theme Waterfront Charthouse Eastport Wedding_0042I know I am posting a lot of their portraits. I just can’t get enough! :)Annapolis Maryland Wedding Photographer Chart House Annapolis Wedding St Martins Lutheran Church Nautical Wedding Chesapeake Bay Wedding Theme Waterfront Charthouse Eastport Wedding_0031Annapolis Maryland Wedding Photographer Chart House Annapolis Wedding St Martins Lutheran Church Nautical Wedding Chesapeake Bay Wedding Theme Waterfront Charthouse Eastport Wedding_0045Annapolis Maryland Wedding Photographer Chart House Annapolis Wedding St Martins Lutheran Church Nautical Wedding Chesapeake Bay Wedding Theme Waterfront Charthouse Eastport Wedding_0044Annapolis Maryland Wedding Photographer Chart House Annapolis Wedding St Martins Lutheran Church Nautical Wedding Chesapeake Bay Wedding Theme Waterfront Charthouse Eastport Wedding_0050

Kell-an. Simply Gorgeous.Annapolis Maryland Wedding Photographer Chart House Annapolis Wedding St Martins Lutheran Church Nautical Wedding Chesapeake Bay Wedding Theme Waterfront Charthouse Eastport Wedding_0033Annapolis Maryland Wedding Photographer Chart House Annapolis Wedding St Martins Lutheran Church Nautical Wedding Chesapeake Bay Wedding Theme Waterfront Charthouse Eastport Wedding_0034

And that dress!Annapolis Maryland Wedding Photographer Chart House Annapolis Wedding St Martins Lutheran Church Nautical Wedding Chesapeake Bay Wedding Theme Waterfront Charthouse Eastport Wedding_0030

Kellan and Sam, I cannot say enough about you two! It was an absolute joy being your wedding photographer. It was a privilege watching your love grow over these last few years and I am so excited for what is in store for the two of you. Many blessings in your marriage, my friends!

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  • Austin

    Love, love, love it!!! So beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • cynthia palm

    You did such a lovely job capturing their love and joy. YAY SAM AND KELLAN! I have to say that the hillside pictures you caught with the perfect streaming light glimmering through the leaves and grass is beyond breathtaking and my personal favorites!ReplyCancel

  • Marcia

    I think that you were able to capture two hearts entwining. Thank you from Sam’s mother!ReplyCancel

  • Joyce MacCrory

    Beautiful. Simply beautiful! You really have the eye of an artist.ReplyCancel

  • Terri Hecker

    Just wonderful Tara! Thank you and we love you!!!ReplyCancel

  • t schmiddiane

    Wonder where the photos of the mothers are…..ReplyCancel

  • Bernadette

    Beautiful pictures.ReplyCancel

  • Sheryl

    Stunningly Beautiful!!!Soooo captured the Love & Happiness on their day!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Danny Knight

    So gorgeous. I don’t even know what my favorite was…. so good! :-)ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn

    Outstanding! Beautifully captured the love of those two! God Bless Kellan and Sam’s marriage.ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl Mees

    The wedding pictures are stunning! I especially loved the humorous ones and the nautical settings for the shoes, ring, etc. (Loved your commentary, too.) You have a great eye for photography. What a wonderful career for you. I’m retired and living in Texas (near my 3 kids and 5 grandkids) and enjoying the RV life about 3 months out of the year. Best of luck in your future endeavors. You were a special student and it’s great to see you succeed.ReplyCancel

  • Kristen

    These are all just gorgeous. AHHHHH.ReplyCancel

  • Sandi

    I love the guys’ ties and butonniers. The Annapolis photos are especially beautiful. What a gorgeous bride and gown! Your photography is wonderful…ReplyCancel

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