Best of 2018 – Weddings Celebrations

Man, oh man. So if you were around the blog last week, you saw that I posted some of my favorite images from my couples’ sessions for 2018.  I’m pretty sure that you’d agree, it wasn’t just a good year, it was a great year!  If for some reason you missed that post, hop over here and read it, and then come right back, k?  You’ll be happy to escape to a few wonderful places while you do!

As for today, I’m switching gears and sharing some of my favorite images from weddings last year… some that I haven’t even had the chance to unveil just yet! (Don’t worry, I’ll be posting more of those soon, promise!)

As a wedding photographer, there are a lot of different moments we capture on the wedding day.  It’s our job to curate and archive one of the most important days in a couple and a family’s life — from beginning to end.  It’s a way to hold a piece of their legacy for the rest of time, freezing the most important moments and all of those in between.

So when people ask if I just take pictures for a living, I smile politely, knowing that it’s so much more important than just taking photos.  It’s about preserving moments that you can’t get back.

Like, the moment when —

  • your mom helps you into the prettiest dress you’ll ever wear, or fixes your veil just so!
  • when your bridesmaids crack up as they try not to step on said dress, walking to your ceremony!
  • or the exact look on your groom’s face the moment he sees you first!
  • the radiance of your smiles as you make your way back down the aisle together as husband and wife!
  • the laughter of your friends as they surround you for a toast celebrating your nuptials — most often paired with a colorful comment from one of the groomsmen that has everyone dying!
  • the joy in your eyes as you stare at the man of your dreams clinging to him during your first dance!

Those moments aren’t ones that can be recreated — they’re the ones that matter most.

That’s why I can’t even put to words how fortunate I feel to be invited into such special celebrations for so many incredible people! To all of my clients — y’all are such gifts, and I am so grateful for the way you trust my team and I to join y’all as extended parts of your bridal party for the day :)

Anyways, I think you’ll see that this year was something special.  Sure, it was a year filled with incredibly epic details — but beyond that, is a joy that surpasses it all.  I hope you get to enjoy a quick peek at some of my favorites from the year!  I think it’ll be pretty clear why I love my job!

Jeremiah & Becca’s Patapsco Female Institute Wedding

As photographed by my sweet friends Abby Grace & Natalie Franke — though I included mostly the images that I grabbed on the day ;)

Will & Cami’s Oatlands Plantation Vow Renewal

Coming soon — though this gives you a fun peek at some of the highlights!


Matt & Carrie’s Naval Academy Wedding

I think you’ll agree — they make winter time look both cozy AND fun! Can’t believe it’s already been almost a year since this rainy day!


Tyler & Mary Brigid’s St. Mary’s Annapolis Wedding

This day was so fun, relaxing, and beautiful! The Adriana Marie Events team killed it (per usual)!

Nick & Claire’s Mt. Washington Mill Dye House Wedding

I’m pretty sure that this what dreams are made of — a fun couple, beautiful day, and so many precious moments in between!


Andy & Lauren’s Havre de Grace Wedding

Gorgeous florals, a perfect fall color palette, but above all so many sweet, candid moments!

Brian & Molly’s Classic Annapolis Wedding

From their ceremony at St. Mary’s to the their wedding portraits (merely dodging a summer storm!) at the State House, this is a quintessential Annapolis wedding!  Plus the couple is the sweetestttt!

Preppy St. Mary's Church Annapolis Wedding by Fine Art Maryland Photographer Lauren R Swann photo

Greg & Melanie’s Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Wedding

I think you know that I’m pretty obsessed with this day and these two, but sharing it again doesn’t hurt, right!?

Ben & Anna’s Southern-Inspired Chesapeake Bay Beach Club Wedding

The florals designed by her cousin, sweet Southern details, and such a joyful couple & wedding party!!


Don & Lauren’s Bald Head Island Wedding

They took refined and relaxed in the best way possible — Don & Lauren’s intimate wedding day was so special and so THEM! I loved being a part of it!

Bald Head Island Destination Wedding in Fall by Fine Art Eastern Shore Photographer Lauren R Swann photo

Josh & Rachel’s Country Club Wedding

Ahh! I loved the sweet moments shared on this day and the gorgeous backdrops for portraits!

Justin & Jenny’s Howard County Conservancy Wedding

These two are sweet friends and so it was so fun to not only capture their wedding day but join them in celebrating too as guests!!


Harrison & Lauren’s Brittland Manor Estate Wedding

I could go on and on about this wedding day, and I will, their full blog post is coming soon too!


And just like that, it’s a wrap on another incredible year! I can’t even believe it!!


January 23, 2019

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Wife, mama, wielder of light & joy, and capturer of moments.  I thrive off of conversation and genuine connection.  In between wrangling our kiddos, and hanging my husband, you'll find me dreaming up my next idea or creative endeavour.  It's these things that culminate to give my imagery a warmth and joy to them - the greatest compliment I could receive.







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