When I met Thuli for the first time at Starbucks, I knew we would work just perfectly together. She was one of the sweetest, warmest people I had ever met and we enjoyed chatting about her wedding and life- she was a joy to talk with, not to mention that I could listen to her awesome South African accent all day. :) After our short meeting that evening, I knew that it would absolutely be my privilege to shoot her and Zach’s wedding.
And it was. Thuli looked absolutely radiant, and it was a beautiful day for her outdoor wedding ceremony to take place. She arrived completely calm and completely excited to finally see her groom. I love these First Glance shots, especially the one where she is smiling so brightly and Zach just can’t stop checking her out. ;)
When I asked Thuli how they came to decide to have their wedding at St. John’s College in Downtown Annapolis, she said that it was on this campus that Zach asked for her hand in marriage. They would take walks downtown when they were dating, and often ran into the beautiful green campus of St. John’s. Thuli told me, “I didn’t even know what it was at first… I just thought it was so pretty.” I think it made for the perfect backdrop to their wedding.
I’d be lying if I didn’t say that portraits with the bride and groom is one of my favorite things about shooting a wedding. And Thuli knew how to work it.
Because Thuli and Zach did first glance, we did all of the bridal party shots before the ceremony with this awesome light.
I loved the girls’ idea to have parasols for some of the shots. :)
Such a beautiful ceremony, officiated by Zach’s father.
When I walked into the reception hall, I thought, when you see this box it can only mean one thing…
Delicious Georgetown Cupcakes for dessert. :)
Mixing Maryland did an incredible job getting the party started… and kept it going! Thuli even got to scratch the record. ;)
Thank you Zach and Thuli, for allowing me to be a part of your wedding day!