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Meredith & Andy – Baltimore Zoo

Aug 27, 2012

This past weekend I photographed a wedding at the Baltimore Zoo! I have been looking forward to this wedding so much since I met Meredith and Andy at, Starbucks, of course (seriously can’t wait for the day that I no longer say that). What I liked about them is that instantly as I saw them for the first time, I knew they were totally head over heels in love with each other. I love when that radiates from people – means your wedding photos are going to be extra gorge! I almost always ask couples how they met and was super excited to find out that they met online on a running/active website. After a few emails back and forth, Andy decided it was time to meet in person and ended up picking an awesome restaurant in Baltimore and meeting her there (because what girl is going to let a guy pick her up at her house on a first date when she has never met this person before?). Well, they closed the place down and found out they had a ton in common. The next date was at the Baltimore Aquarium and Meredith stole Andy’s heart when passing by the turtle tank, there were 2 or 3 turtles following another turtle and Meredith said “it looks like it’s gonna be a gang-bang.”  And for Meredith, she knew Andy was perfect when he held her hand in front of the shark tank and it wasn’t as awkward as she imagined it would be. The rest of their story together started this weekend and I was so happy to be the one to capture it.

Meredith and Andy – I hope you somehow get to St. Lucia! And when you do I know you will have an incredible time….damn hurricanes! I had a truly awesome time working with the two of you and getting to know you. I wish you so much happiness and laughter in your lives together!! Make a boat drink at home and start the honeymoon before you get there!!

Venue: The Mansion House – Baltimore Zoo

Caterer: Rouge Catering

Flowers: Flower Girls and More

DJ: Santana Entertainment

Patron shots!! My kind of wedding party!!

The amazing thing about the zoo is that since the penguins are dressed for fancy events already – they are cocktail hour guests!



I absolutely adore this idea!!!! I read these for at least 10 minutes.

Total cuteness!

It’s apparently not a Harter Family Event unless there is LIMBO!!!

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  1. Emily Chastain

    August 27th, 2012 at 8:28 am

    These are seriously SO awesome. I love them! Not exactly sure who is cuter – the couple or the penguin!

  2. Ursha

    August 27th, 2012 at 8:57 am

    Gorgeous photos! Love the one with i do on the shoes!

  3. teri pozniak // tPoz

    August 27th, 2012 at 9:22 am

    so much to love right here…the one with the I Do shoes, HIS blue shoes(!), the penguin cake toppers, the table numbers with their stories on them, that yellow car! Great images D!

  4. Emilia Jane

    August 27th, 2012 at 9:32 am

    Aww I love the black and white of them in the car!!

  5. katie yuen

    August 27th, 2012 at 9:38 am

    The vertical where he’s holding her up…. amazing. Their wedding is so unique I love it!

  6. Victoria

    August 27th, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Great shots! Now I feel like I must get married at an event that involves penguins…

  7. jennifer

    August 27th, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Wow, her gown is amazing! You did a fantastic job capturing the day!

  8. Sue Thivierge

    August 29th, 2012 at 8:11 am

    Dani, you were AWESOME all day and so kind, pleasant and professional. (I am MOG) ALL the photos reflected Andy & Meredith true to their soul. the photos were bright, clear and so easy to email to family and friends. thank you so much! Congratulations to a wonderful couple! So much in LOVE!!!

  9. Meredith

    August 29th, 2012 at 8:40 am

    Dani captured our day better than we could have ever imagined! I probably look at the pictures 50 times a day! I can’t wait to see them all…then I will be oogling all day, everyday!

  10. Theresa

    August 30th, 2012 at 9:46 am

    These are stunning! I love them!

  11. Sarah

    September 2nd, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Looks like a GREAT event, so sad I missed it. Dani – have fun in Denmark!!

  12. Kendra

    September 25th, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    This couple had my dream wedding. I love everything about it!! Especially the penguin!!!

  13. Laura

    April 2nd, 2013 at 11:31 am

    I love everything about this wedding and the photos! I can’t wait to have my wedding at the zoo too!

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