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Amy & Will | Music Venue Wedding

Photography, Weddings By April 13, 2018 Tags: No Comments

While I may not focus on wedding photography, it is hard to say no when Amy & Will are friends AND the wedding reception is at one of my favorite music venues, Merriweather Post Pavilion! The bride, groom, and I all graduated high school across that stage. We have since spent many a summer at concerts there and now have celebrated their marriage!

We escaped the impending snow warning (yes, in April!) and the two said their vows at a their family church before heading to Merriweather. The day was filled with nothing but love, laughter, and lots of dancing (oh, and Mission BBQ, genius). Thank you to Amy and Will for inviting me to be a part of their day. And now for a sneak peek of their photos:

xoxo,

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A Baltimore Elopement | Rachel & Daryll

Photography, Weddings By April 10, 2018 Tags: , , , , , , , , , No Comments

When I tell people I am a photographer, the #1 question I get back is if I do weddings. To be honest, I have shied away from them in the past in an attempt to save my weekends for my friends and family. Not to mention weddings are very long days on your feet that can lead to quick burnout. I don’t know how dedicated wedding photographers do it!

But recently, I have been noticing an increasing demand from couples who want personalized ceremonies without a large audience. I get it, wedding planning can be daunting, emotional, and expensive. Some couples are choosing to define what an “elopement” means for them, with smaller, more intimate ceremonies. Be it City Hall or a coffee shop, these smaller ceremonies can be beautiful and meaningful, yet simple and fun. Additionally, it enables the couple to not have to pick between getting married and other priorities in their lives, like a down payment on a home, starting their own business, or traveling the world.

To me, the idea of keeping it small is incredibly romantic. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good party, but being one of the few people witnessing a marriage ceremony and capturing those moments really brings joy to my heart. In a world of wedding favors, bridesmaid dresses, and Save the Dates, I wanted to highlight a few Baltimore businesses that can make a smaller wedding day just as breathtaking.

Luckily, these other local businesses were also excited at the idea of meeting the needs of these couples and we were able to put together a Baltimore Elopement giveaway this past February. We all came together on April 1st to celebrate Rachel & Daryll, two fools in love.

A big thank you to the vendors who participated in the giveaway! I look forward to working with each of them again and would highly recommend them for your Baltimore elopement:

And a big thank you to Rachel & Daryll, who were ready to step into this day with me with a month and a half notice. It was amazing to meet and celebrate with those closest to you. Plus, serious shoutout to Daryll’s sisters who really know how to sing and play the ukelele!

Without further ado, here is a sneak peek of Rachel & Daryll’s intimate wedding in Fells Point and Woodberry, Baltimore.

If you are interested in photography for your elopement or intimate ceremony, let’s have coffee and chat more!While I am based in Baltimore, I am also available to travel or hike to that favorite vista of yours, I’m all about making it your own. You can email me at becky@ourendlessadventure.com.

xoxo,

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A Look Back on 2016 in Photos

Art, At Home, Baltimore, City Adventures, Destinations, Engagements, Food & Drink, Lifestyle, On The Road, Outdoor Adventures, Photography, Travel, Weddings By January 23, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

It may have taken me a little longer to put this post together for many reasons, but mainly because I got a little lost in reminiscing through it all. 2016 was a big year. It was filled with travels, decisions, friends, milestones, and lots of memories. I’ve heard that the only time to look back is to see how far you’ve come and before I fully kick it into 2017 (yes, I know it is already the 22nd of January), let’s take a look back on 2016 together.

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The year kicked off with a trip to Austin, Texas – where I immediately felt at home with all of the delicious food and funky street art. Ironically, I took a picture of the weather sign while there was nearly 2 ft of snow falling at home in Maryland.

Niece

Despite the snowstorm threat, my brother and sister-in-law had their second child once it all calmed down. Needless to say, we all fell in love.

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I had the opportunity to join my husband in Nashville, which is basically his second home with work travels. I was cool with Nashville becoming my second home for a bit too.

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Especially with all of the cool murals and delicious food in East Nashville. My mouth is now watering for some Hot Chicken and biscuits.

Key-West

We headed to the southernmost city in the US to celebrate a good friend’s 30th birthday. Not much can compare to a friendship that has lasted for over 20 years. Something like that deserves a trip to Key West! Pineapple drinks for all. Even the roosters in the streets were ready to celebrate.

Puerto-Rico

We had the chance to go to Puerto Rico to visit our friend’s amazing home in Vieques with a quick stop in Old San Juan. I. Need. To. Go. Back. If you want in on the good times and laid back vibes, look up the Oreanda!

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2016 was the first year of Light City, a festival of light, music & innovation in Baltimore. From the light installations to the energy on the streets to the official Light City cocktail, it was a very special time for this city. I am honored to be involved with making 2017 bigger, bolder & brighter.

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Our endless adventure then took us to Denver, Colorado – the mile high city. The food, the music, the beer, everything, Denver rocks, especially the Red Rocks. (hey oh)

Chitown

A good friend recently moved to Chicago, Illinois and she gave us the best tour of all the best spots in just under 48 hours. Must return for more deep dish.

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What better way to celebrate a friend getting married than to discover a new city together? Savannah was full of beautiful sights, ghosts, and coffee. Thanks for having us, Georgia!

Rehoboth

Then said friend had a perfectly intimate and loved filled wedding in Rehoboth Beach, which I had the honor of capturing. I can’t wait to capture more intimate weddings in 2017.

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As the maid-of-honor AND engagement photographer, I was super excited when my good friend and her fiance had no issue taking an adventure into the woods of Loch Raven Reservoir and then to the piers of Fells Point. Can’t wait for June 2017!

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When I visited Austin earlier in the year, I knew I had to come back. At the very least, for the tacos. Torchy’s Tacos does not mess around.

Austin

I also wanted some of my closest ladies to experience Austin with me. From kayaking to mural hunting to getting down on Rainey Street, a huge thanks to them and the city of Austin for making my 30th birthday one that I will not forget.

San-Diego

We couldn’t forget to celebrate Chris and his birthday. San Diego seemed like a good choice. While the sunshine, beers, and tacos were amazing, it was even more wonderful to catch up with high school and college friends. Thanks for living in paradise so we can visit often.

Baltimore

In between trips, there is always more to explore in Baltimore. 2016 was a big year for @thebmorecreatives. It feels like their event at the National Aquarium was ages ago. Chris and I also fully enjoyed heading back to our old ‘hood to enjoy the lights.

Madiera

As if 2016 didn’t have enough fun packed in, one of my dearest friends, who I have know since I was about… 6 months old, decided to get married on New Year’s Eve in Madeira, a tiny Portuguese island off the coast of Africa. We couldn’t say no.

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It was a truly a magical island and a magical night. I’d like to find other words to describe it, but magical is really nailing it.

Home

But at the end of every trip, there is nothing like snuggling up with my little family at our home in Baltimore. Not pictured: our spotted pup that I was cuddling.

Looking forward to 2017 and all that it will bring.

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