Hi, we're Hunter and Sarah, a husband-and-wife, luxury wedding photography team. We’re also educators, helping other photographers build profitable and sustainable photography businesses.
There are several things that are unique about a Catholic wedding ceremony. Often the one that stands out most to Sarah and I is that our couples who opt for a full Wedding Mass are technically married about 20 minutes into their ceremony that can last for an hour or more. It’s a small detail that most guests probably wouldn’t even think about, but when you’re a part of 20+ wedding a year, you start to notice the small differences in each kind of ceremony. But on Saturday, you know who definitely noticed that distinction? Jennifer! I had quietly crept through a door in the side of the sanctuary to get a close-up of her face as she exchanged her marriage vows with Michael, and as the priest blessed their covenant, I saw something I had never seen before. With pure jubilation in her eyes, joy radiating from every fiber of her being, and the biggest smile I had ever seen on her face, Jennifer looked at Michael who was holding both of her hands as they stood at the altar and mouthed, “We’re married!”
That story does a fantastic job of highlighting Jennifer and Michael’s wedding day. From the first time we sat down together over coffee to discuss their vision for their wedding day, we could tell they cared far less about throwing a giant party and making a big to-do than they did about the joining of their lives into one. Their wedding was classic and traditional, with a 75-minute ceremony and a receiving line for the couple and their parents at the reception. But it was also genuinely and uniquely them, with a pit-stop for dumplings on the Downtown Mall in the middle of their portraits and plenty of time to get away from the craziness of the wedding day and just enjoy each other’s company. For them, it was truly the perfect day.
We consider ourselves so fortunate to have been a part of your wedding day this weekend. Since our time together during your engagement session late last fall, we knew you two were secretly pros in front of our cameras – not because of any past modeling careers – but because of how comfortable you are with each other. On your wedding day, you put each other at ease like only that special someone can, and weren’t afraid to be yourselves. We hope that your presentation in Baltimore went well (what a #BossLady to present your Ph.D. research the day after your wedding!), and that the real honeymoon in Ireland is everything you two have been dreaming of!!
Hunter + Sarah
Photographers: Hunter and Sarah Photography
Ceremony Venue: Holy Comforter Catholic Church
Reception Venue & Catering: The Greencroft Club
Floral Design: Plantscapes
Cake: Cakes By Rachel
DJ: Paula of East Coast Entertainment
Makeup: Styling by Josephine