December 20, 2017

MARYLAND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER | OSTERTAG VISTAS | AMANDA & GREG

MARYLAND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER | OSTERTAG VISTA | AMANDA & GREG

Greg returned from overseas and decided to visit the office after being away. He was delighted to meet a new face. A beautiful face he hadn’t yet seen… Amanda’s face. While there was an initial attraction, Greg kept his work face on and weeks and months passed. The two would interact often and the more it happened, the more Greg enjoyed their time together.

Through small talk, Greg found out that Amanda initially had a boyfriend, was moving into a new apartment, had a Dad in Chicago, and more. Later on the conversations would shift as Amanda shared about taking trips to the beach and (cough, cough) being single. The pair shared conflicting and sometimes unpredictable schedules, so Greg was never sure when and if he would see Amanda. Discussing this with friends, he made the decision that the next time he saw her, he would invite her to happy hour.

AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT…

The next day Greg went into the office, and Amanda wasn’t in. The day dragged on with frequent bathroom breaks to assure they could “run into one another” if she was on site. Then, it happened! A conversation caught fire and before the end of it, the two had made plans to spend the following Saturday out on the boat.

Their first date consisted of a boat ride, anchoring on a small island, and taking a long walk filled with laughter. Greg knew in that very moment that she would be the future Mrs. Will. Just like at work, spending time together felt fun and came easily. The relationship began right then and there.

FLASH FORWARD!

Summer was flying by. Greg and Amanda were about to celebrate July 4th, and friends were gathering for festivities. Greg made plans to take Amanda to hang out with a group over drinks. To her surprise, there were no friends on board the boat. The boat, I might remind you, where it all began.

Nestled in the sunset, the two reflected on the days that had passed. Greg slyly slipped down on his knee and proposed. Amanda, in her excitement barely noticed the ring at first-but it didn’t stop her from screaming, “YES!” Within the hour, the weather began to shift and the skies opened up… just in time for Greg and Amanda to slip under the dock, cuddle, and watch their first thunderstorm as an engaged couple.

“I DO” AND “I DO, TOO!”

The weather was perfect for a Fall wedding. Amanda arrived with her bridesmaids, and Greg with his groomsmen, to the gorgeous barn venue at Ostertag Vistas. Surrounded by an intimate group of their closest friends and family, the pair exchanged vows and rings in front of a small rustic cottage. Following the ceremony, guests met inside the barn for a full reception. With delicious food, an open bar, and poppin’ music… it was a thrill of an evening.

PHOTOGRAPHY | ASHTON KELLEY PHOTOGRAPHY

ASSISTANT | JESSICA HUNT PHOTOGRAPHY

VENUE | OSTERTAG VISTA

DJ | SHEW-SICAL ENTERTAINMENT

DRESS BOUTIQUE | THE DRESSING ROOM BRIDAL 

DRESS DESIGNER | EDDY K

BAKERY | SUGARBAKERS CAKES

CATERING | ELEVEN COURSES CATERING

SHOES | BETSEY JOHNSON

SUIT | JOS. A BANK

RIBBON/STYLING FABRIC | HONEY SILKS & CO.

 

 

 

  1. Audrey

    December 20th, 2017 at 11:09 am

    What a great story <3 And I loooove that "first look"!!!

  2. ash10k

    December 20th, 2017 at 11:13 am

    Did you spy Jessica Hunt in the background? :) I love when brides come up with special ways to “see one another” before the wedding if they want to stick with the traditional reveal. <3

  3. EMILY-MELISSA WALKER

    December 20th, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    There first date sounds like a dream! OMG that’s such a cute story. And I’m so digging the wedding colors!

  4. Danielle lawrance

    December 20th, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    What a stunning couple and beautiful images full of vibrancy of the season and pure romance.

  5. JESSICA HUNT

    December 20th, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    So happy to have been with you for this beautiful day! Your work is lovely, Ash!

  6. Abbie

    December 20th, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    Such a gorgeous wedding and I love their story!

  7. Sharron

    December 20th, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    Wow! The colors, bride , dress, bouquet…everything about these photos and wedding story is amazing! ❤️👰🏻

  8. Laura

    December 20th, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    I just love everything about this! So beautiful and captured so well! p.s. they are adorable!

  9. Victoria Jaworowski

    December 20th, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    I love their love story! They are such a good looking couple. You nailed the pictures, girl!

  10. Amanda

    December 20th, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    This story gives me all the feels!!! Beautiful photos!! ❤️

  11. Margeaux Boles

    December 20th, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    I LOVE how colorful these are! Such a bright and fun day!

  12. Sarah Gumbayan

    December 20th, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    Soooooo much pretty in one blog post! I love the colors she chose and I love her dress and her tattoos! <3 She is freakin drop dead gorgeous and he is handsome as well! Beautiful documentation of their gorgeous day Ashton!

  13. Angie

    December 21st, 2017 at 12:19 am

    Love love love this wedding! And their story!!

  14. Lindsay

    December 21st, 2017 at 7:30 am

    What a sweet love story!! And that venue is amazing!!

  15. Katie

    December 21st, 2017 at 8:23 am

    These are so bold and beautiful! I love everything about these images. This couple sounds like so much fun!

  16. `Sarah

    December 21st, 2017 at 9:16 am

    I love everyhting about this! His words, the pictures, her tatoos, the colors – everything!

  17. Kristina

    December 21st, 2017 at 9:36 am

    This may possibly be my favorite one from you yet!! Such beautiful work Ashton! Thanks for sharing!

  18. Chococraft

    April 4th, 2018 at 2:20 am

    Wow, what a nice post. Its really informative and interesting. Thanks

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