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Rachael & Rob – Swan Harbor Farms

Within an hour of knowing her and her mom, I loved Rachael (and her mom). Not only because she is funny and super sweet, but because we had this almost instant connection. Within the first hour of me going through my paperwork, showing off my albums and slideshows, chatting about possibilities for locations for engagement sessions, Rachael tells me that she had a liver transplant in 2009. Despite the fact that I wanted to tell her right away that I worked (then currently) as a donation specialist for the Washington Regional Transplant Community, I let her tell me her whole story. How her fiance was so strong and there for her during the recovery process, how she has totally gotten a second chance at life, everything. I got goosebumps. Then I told her what my job was and how honored I was to be talking to someone that my past job directly effected in a positive way. It was amazing. And while I don’t work there any longer, I still think fondly about the amount of people I have unknowingly helped through that job and how meaningful it really was. Lucky for me, Rachael canceled her meetings with other photographers and booked me and I couldn’t have been happier.

Saturday was amazing. Rachael and Rob were wed at Swan Harbor Farms with their incredible families and friends present. Perfectly cloudy skies that never gave way to rain made for gorgeous photo ops and as a photographer, that is just perfect. Rachael and Rob are living it up in Mexico right now and I sincerely hope they are having the time of their lives!!

I would love to thank all of the amazing vendors I had with me on Saturday, they were all just incredible!!

Coordination: Katina Dawson of A Sweet Affair

Details: Brooke Granger of Events + Details

Florist: Julie’s Floral Design

Catering: Dean and Brown

Bridal Gown: Amanda Ritchey Bridal and Beauty

Bridesmaids dresses: JCrew Bridal

Cake: Sugarbakers

Trio: Ernie Fowler Trio

Photobooth: Charm City Photo Booths

Video: Inmotion Video

Vintage Rentals: Rusty Love Vintage Rentals

Seriously, these guys were great. Hire them for everything.

I think Rob is impressed!

I love all of these!


  • October 3, 2012 - 11:31 am

    caitlin elizabeth - as usual, your dancing pictures are so fun!!

  • October 3, 2012 - 11:35 am

    teri pozniak // tPoz - WOW!! Love the shot on the pier! Racheal – you look amazing!! and what a fun wedding! Congratulations!!

  • October 3, 2012 - 11:46 am

    Brea - Such a beautiful wedding! Rachael is such a wonderful person! I met her through a friend a few years ago and did headshots for her and her activism for the cause. At the time she asked me to do her engagement session, I wasn’t doing weddings and recommended that she go with someone who does do weddings for her engagement photos. I’m so glad she found you! You did a beautiful job!

  • October 3, 2012 - 1:36 pm

    katie yuen - I ADORE their portraits on the pier! And that little sign at the ceremony, “from this day forward”… such a sweet touch!

  • October 3, 2012 - 1:51 pm

    Stephanie Canzani - Beautiful pictures. We are so happy to have spent this special day with Rob & Rachael. We are life long friends with Rob’s parents Bob & Rita. Our son Gene DiPaula, is the owner of InMotion Video. Can’t wait to see his work too.

    Stephanie & Chuck DiPaula

  • October 3, 2012 - 3:39 pm

    Lindsey A. - I LOVE the close up of rachael and rob on the dock!

  • October 3, 2012 - 6:16 pm

    Rachel - Love the bouquet toss!!

  • October 4, 2012 - 6:39 pm

    Victoria - Beautiful pictures! This wedding had some amazing details! And that bouquet toss! Too cute!

  • December 6, 2012 - 8:33 pm

    Carol - Love the pictures 🙂

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