By: Ashton Kelley Photography

maryland-wedding-photographer_0277Brittany flattered me from the moment we met by telling me that she had seen my website and knew that I was their photographer. I had just re-branded, so it was head-swelling to hear that it had already attracted such a gem of a bride. She and Kevin were both a delight to meet with, and every interaction from there on was phenomenal.

We did their engagements overlooking Baltimore on their complex rooftop, which would later go on to be featured on Capitol Romance. One of my very favorite sessions still to date! It was the most gorgeous evening, and created a trend for all the days we would meet up on after. This trend continued, including the day of their wedding which forecasted for rain, but arrived with gorgeous and fateful sunshine.

I have to say this wedding was one I thoroughly enjoyed. It was an exceptional day, and I believe I cried as hard as all the family members and friends. They hugged me in celebration, only intensifying the happy feels that were going around, but made us feel so welcome. I just kept saying to my assistants the entire day, “this can’t be WORK. We are so lucky!”

Brittany and Kevin were all smiles. From the moment we arrived, to the moment we left, they were focused on the love they planned to share with their family. It was evident that the time and care that went into planning this event was such a collective effort, and that each and every person in attendance brought with them love and support. This was definitely one of my absolute favorite weddings to date, and I hope these photos do it justice!

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  1. Jennifer

    June 15th, 2016 at 5:26 am

    These two are so sweet together! I love how he just can’t stop smiling in every photo… I bet they are a fun couple!

  2. ash10k

    June 15th, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    It was like that all day! We were swooning over them all day. Perfect couple!

  3. Suzanne

    June 15th, 2016 at 9:04 am

    What a beautiful wedding and lovely images!

  4. ash10k

    June 15th, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    Thank you so much, Suzanne! <3

  5. Lauren Swann

    June 15th, 2016 at 9:16 am

    I love the Belmont!! The way you captured it is just lovely, Ashton!

  6. ash10k

    June 15th, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    Belmont is definitely one of my favorites! I have another there this year I’m looking forward to, as well. You are lovely, Lauren! Thank you. :)

  7. Emily

    June 15th, 2016 at 9:24 am

    So pretty! I love the butterflies! Did they release them during the recessional? Their first dance picture is awesome!

  8. ash10k

    June 15th, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    They did! Well, they tried! The butterflies didn’t exactly “release,” but the flower girls helped them out and they were on their way. Just took a minute or so instead of a few seconds. But hey, more time to capture it! :)

  9. Alicia Wiley

    June 15th, 2016 at 9:27 am

    I have been dying to see this come across my newsfeed. Absolutely stunning! What an amazing day!!!

  10. ash10k

    June 15th, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    Thank you for helping me out with this one. So glad I got to share it with you. Epic wedding!

  11. Amber

    June 15th, 2016 at 9:36 am

    These two were definitely gems!! It was a pleasure to work along side you Ashton!! Congrats again Britttany and Kevin!!

  12. ash10k

    June 15th, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    Still can’t believe it worked out that you got to be there along for the ride. Such a fun day! <3

  13. Rachel Pray

    June 15th, 2016 at 9:39 am

    What a beautiful wedding at Belmont Manor! I love when families of the couples we get to serve include us in their celebration and we end up feeling more like family than hired guns for the day. Beautiful work!

  14. ash10k

    June 15th, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    Thank you Rachel. It was definitely a beautiful union, and so so happy! It did not feel like work a bit!

  15. Susan Beth Breuner

    June 15th, 2016 at 10:35 am

    Beautiful! They are a stunning couple and you captured their day perfectly!

  16. ash10k

    June 15th, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    Thanks so much, hun!

  17. Christa Rae

    June 15th, 2016 at 10:38 am

    This Belmont Manor wedding is gorgeous!

  18. ash10k

    June 15th, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    Thank you! Love that venue so so much.

  19. Anna Arpasi

    June 15th, 2016 at 11:05 am

    Ahhhh Ashton! These are gorgeous! You did an amazing job on the portraits. My favorite is the one on the driveway with the trees framing them. Beautiful!

  20. ash10k

    June 15th, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    Thank you hun!!! High compliments. Appreciate the sweet words.

  21. Kara

    June 15th, 2016 at 11:16 am

    I love the “let love grow” favors! Such a great idea! Beautiful pictures as always! And that bride.. she is gorgeous!!!

  22. ash10k

    June 15th, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    I love them so much! They are modeling for my styled shoot in July and I am so happy I get to see them again. Such a great couple to work with.

  23. Candi

    June 15th, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    So beautiful!! I’m in love with those bouquets too!

  24. ash10k

    June 15th, 2016 at 10:18 pm


  25. Emily

    June 15th, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    Gorgeous! Love the color palette. My favorite is that shot in front of the porch where they are laughing with each other – great moment!

  26. ash10k

    June 15th, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    Can’t go wrong with pinks and neutrals, right? So classic. It was a genuinely happy day!

  27. Amanda

    June 15th, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    Absolutely beautiful wedding, loved the video!

  28. ash10k

    June 15th, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    My first wedding video attempt! Still one of my favorites, despite all the technical errors I made in the moment. Just expresses such a fun vibe, as it really was.

  29. Sarah Marie

    June 16th, 2016 at 10:45 am

    Love when brides do their research! The photos are incredible. Love her shoes… flats for the win!

  30. Mahlia

    June 16th, 2016 at 11:51 am

    What an absolutely beautifu wedding!! Your photos are always so dreamy, I love the colors!

  31. Lynsey Moore

    June 17th, 2016 at 9:18 am

    Love the shots of the bride and groom. Beautiful!!

  32. Tabitha

    June 19th, 2016 at 7:20 am

    All of these are so beautiful! Their love for each other shines through in every pic! I love how naturally you captured them especially the bridemaid shot with them all walking!

  33. Lindsay

    February 1st, 2017 at 9:48 am

    They’re color pallet and this venue are to die for!! Just gorgeous!

  34. megan

    February 1st, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    I just love this venue! And this wedding is stunning! Great photos Ashton!

  35. Brandi

    February 1st, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    How stunning! Ashton, you always do such a great job!

  36. Aram Hovsepian

    August 10th, 2017 at 11:47 am

    Gorgeous venue, lovely couple and great wedding photography!!!