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Behind the Scenes with CCP | 2018 Behind the Scenes with Baltimore Wedding Photographer Chesapeake Charm Photography

January 4, 2019

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Well, another amazing year of weddings is in the books! Every year I am so grateful for the amazing clients that choose me to capture their wedding days, and every year I somehow learn to love my job even more than the year before. The people who I am honored to photograph are the reason why I love being a Baltimore wedding photographer so much. Getting to work with some of the sweetest, funniest and most loving couples in the area is such a dang blessing. With 18 fun-filled weddings this year all over the state (and beyond!) there was bound to be some behind the scenes moments captured, so enjoy these goofy photos!

Disclaimer: These are mix of cell phone shots (thanks to my mom-sistant) and professional images from my second shooters!


Wedding photographer perks – getting to be the first person to see the bride in her gown, and wish the newlyweds congratulations!

Don’t worry about your train girl, I got you. AND I’ll tell you what do with your hands!


I love working alongside talented creatives like Anne Casey and Adam Martray!

Always smiling cause I love what I do, y’all.

Guys, being a wedding photographer is back-breakingly hard work sometimes! 😛

Who knows what I said in that right photo…but I guess it was funny!

My mom-sistant always helping out with those detail shots!

Meticulously planning out flat lays.


I spend a lot of time bent in half or on the ground!

Shooting at one of my favorite venues, Chesapeake Bay Beach Club.

Don’t be alarmed when I climb into the bushes for a shot! It’s totally worth the potential ticks 🙂

Sometimes when I’m really jazzed about a shot, I can’t resist showing! Also pay no mind to that crazy hair – it was quite the rainy day! Perfect for a wedding for two meteorologists!

I’ll tell you how to pose…

…and sometimes even pose with you!! (I need to do this more!)


Balancing a set of rings on inanimate objects is one of the hardest parts of my job! 😛

Shoutout to my light testers, Mom, Anne, and the sweet coordinator from Dance Masters!

I swear we worked hard this day!

Speaking of working hard, here is my girl Kate from Love and Luster Floral Design doing her thang! Just look at that arch!!!!

This is only a snippet of what went down this year, but I love reliving these memories! Thanks to my lovely assistants for these shots!


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