Photos By Kintz: Blog https://www.photosbykintz.com/blog en-us (C) Photos By Kintz (Photos By Kintz) Wed, 20 Jan 2021 08:20:00 GMT Wed, 20 Jan 2021 08:20:00 GMT https://www.photosbykintz.com/img/s/v-12/u686931793-o404075622-50.jpg Photos By Kintz: Blog https://www.photosbykintz.com/blog 120 80 A Magical Mazel Tov at Adas Israel https://www.photosbykintz.com/blog/2021/1/magical-mazel-tov-at-adas-israel

Ariel & Jeremy | December 29th, 2019

Adas Israel | Washington, D.C.

I love Jewish weddings. The storytelling, the humor, the celebration of family and tradition. 

Ariel & Jeremy have a beautiful connection and their wedding was SO MUCH FUN! 

In these troubling times, how sacred it feels to look back on moments of joyous celebration. This was one of the largest weddings we've ever photographed. The dance floor was packed to the brim all night, and the rush of energy from the hora had me buzzing! How powerful to see a congregation and community come together to hold up this couple, literally.

Mazel Tov to the Happy Couple!!!

Vendor Love!

Adas Israel

Little Black Book

Palace Florists

Up Dos For I Dos

Abe's Transportation 

 

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Holiday Happiness at The Hay Adams https://www.photosbykintz.com/blog/2020/12/holiday-happiness-at-the-hay-adams

Julia & Brent | December 28th, 2019

The Hay Adams Hotel | Washington, D.C.

So much has happened during the last year, it seems hard to imagine it's only been 12 months since this holiday wedding. Today is the happy couple's anniversary! Congratulations Julia & Brent!

The Basilica of Saint Mary and The Hay Adams Hotel set the stage beautifully for this classy Christmas celebration. I will never forget stepping out onto the deck at the Hay Adams for portraits with our bride and groom. Wow! What a view!

As one of our last weddings before the start of the pandemic, it sure does put a smile on my face to see all the partying on the dance floor. This crowd let it rip!

Holiday weddings always make me feel all warm and fuzzy!

Lots of love to Julia & Brent!!!

Vendor List:

The Basilica of Saint Mary

The Hay Adams Hotel 

Audra Gannon Floral Design

MyDeejay 

 

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Songs of Love at the AVAM https://www.photosbykintz.com/blog/2020/12/songs-of-love-at-the-avam

Carolyn & Harrison | November 23rd, 2019

American Visionary Art Museum | Baltimore, MD

I was at a conference in Utah when I met Carolyn. We shared a couple beers in a hot tub after a long day and her sense of humor and calm demeanor were infectious. She and I stayed connected through the years via Facebook; her handle C-rolyn bringing a smile to my face whenever it popped up in my feed. How thrilling to hear from Carolyn one day with news that she and her fiancé Harrison (great name), were tying the knot at the AVAM!

The American Visionary Art Museum is one of my all-time favorite wedding venues and museums. It is so Baltimore, and I absolutely loved having this iconic spot so close to our former home. We have photographed many weddings at the AVAM and I know we will be back again one day. Until then, it makes me so happy to walk down memory lane with this one-of-kind wedding. 

Carolyn & Harrison are lovers of music and bursting with creativity. They didn't miss any opportunity to customize their event with DIY details. Family and friends sat at tables labeled with the happy couple's favorite musicians. Carolyn handmade souvenir magnets, which also stayed on theme. I loved their craft table idea, giving guests a chance to decorate a vinyl record to take home. In addition to karaoke throughout the night, a variety of board games were provided for extra fun at the tables. How nice to see a different take on a wedding reception ... everyone had a blast! 

Congratulations Carolyn & Harrison!!!

American Visionary Art Museum 

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A World Series Wedding in Washington DC https://www.photosbykintz.com/blog/2020/12/a-world-series-wedding-in-washington-dc

Anna & Eric | November 2nd, 2019

Ritz-Carlton Georgetown | Washington, D.C. 

On a warm fall day in 2019, which somehow feels like a long time ago, the Washington Nationals clenched the World Series. It was their1st World Series win. Die hard fans and season ticket holders, Anna & Eric, couldn't have been more thrilled about the victory, especially since it occurred just days before they said, "I Do." How special for this couple to get to celebrate with their entire city!

I remember the Nats parade playing in the background while Anna put on her dress the morning of the big day. As a baseball fan myself, I was loving this bride! We headed to the gorgeous Blagden Alley Rainbow Mural, not far from Eric & Anna's DC townhome, to meet her love. The anticipation was high as Anna waited nervously for Eric to appear. When she saw her groom show up in his red Nats hat, complete with rally towel and a bouquet of flowers, her joy was palpable. 

This couple seemed to enjoy every minute of their wedding day. A combination, I think, of their fun-loving and laid-back nature, and a well-planned event. We were thrilled to be part of an excellent vendor team. The Ritz Carlton in Georgetown brought classy, contemporary vibes and I loved the industrial feel with the elegant details. The reception was no frills and all fun. Everyone enjoyed themselves so much, including the photographers!

Congratulations Eric & Anna!!!

Vendor Team

Planning: Simply Breathe Events

Venue: Ritz-Carlton Georgetown 

Officiant: With This Ring I Thee Wedd

Cake: Buttercream Bakeshop 

DJ: Kelton Higgins 

 

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Raise Your Glass at McClintock Distilling https://www.photosbykintz.com/blog/2020/11/raise-your-glass-at-mcclintock-distilling

Kelly & Jonathan | October 12th, 2019

McClintock Distillery | Frederick, MD

Frederick, Maryland has evolved into quite the happening place to be, and yet its small town status remains in tact. This quaint locale set the stage perfectly for Kelly & Jon's fall wedding. The couple celebrated with friends and family while getting ready in neighboring historic homes, that had been converted into Airbnbs.

Kelly & Jon walked from the two homes, to meet at a romantic ivy wall and share their first look. After some tender moments, the wedding party piled into the party limo to head to Baker Park for some epic photo moments (our first time getting to play with smoke bombs!), before continuing on to the venue. 

McClintock Distilling is such a unique place to get married. I love the industrial feel, with the warm lighting; it's very striking. And, guests sure do have a good time sampling the award-winning, organic whiskeys, gins, and vodkas.

With the help of one of our favorite coordinators (and clients), Caitlin McGrew, Kelly & Jon had the venue decked out with such gorgeous and fun details. My personal favorite was the cootie catcher (remember those?!!!) with questions about the bride and groom; fabulous idea. 

What a picturesque wedding! The moody fall color palette, tasteful details, and this beautiful couple. Plus, smoke bombs!!!

Congratulations Kelly & Jon!

McClintock Distilling

Classic Occasions by Caitlin

PIGS Catering

Sweet Blossom

Savvy Treats

On the Town Limo

K&V Limo

Frederick Wine House 

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Riding in Style through Red Bank https://www.photosbykintz.com/blog/2020/11/riding-in-style-through-red-bank

Dana & Brad | September 28th, 2019

St. James Catholic Church & Molly Pitcher Inn | Red Bank, NJ

Long ago seem the days of carefree gatherings and packed dance floors. Looking at these wedding photos feels like looking back in time! It's true, I have spent too long away from our blog. After all, Dana & Brad have already celebrated their first anniversary! But now, when we all could use a smile, how special it is to look back at these treasured memories.

These two are some of the kindest folks you will meet. It's easy to feel the compassionate love they have for each other and the people in their life, which created such a warm atmosphere for the entire event. 

What a perfect day riding through Red Bank, New Jersey in a bright red trolley!

Love to Dana & Brad!!!

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Wild Romance at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore https://www.photosbykintz.com/blog/2020/2/wild-love-at-the-maryland-zoo-in-baltimore

Rhiannon & David | September 20th, 2019

The Maryland Zoo | Baltimore, MD

I've been heavy on praise for the "people of the north" lately, which is all well and good, but, let me say a thing or two about Baltimoreans. I love this city. It gets a really bad reputation, and I think anyone talking smack about B'more simply hasn't spent quality time here. Charm City has so much to offer, and constantly surprises me. 

But the best thing about Baltimore, is the people. The individuals who make Baltimore their home are some of the more interesting and charming folks you will meet. They are gritty and have great style. They like to have a good time. People here are authentic. 

When Rhi and Dave asked us to document their wedding at The Maryland Zoo, I was super excited. The wedding venue at the Baltimore zoo is stunningly gorgeous, and, I'd heard rumor about penguins joining cocktail hour ...?! How cool to get to be behind the scenes with the animals! Being a photographer has perks that really speak to my inner child. 

This couple is so lovely to be with. We felt as if we'd known them for a long while, despite not meeting until the big day. Rhiannon and Dave are warm and playful, and their laid-back nature is delightful. They wanted to have the most fun day ever, and I dare say that they did. 

This ceremony had everyone tearing up. Laughter and tears are very close to each other in the human heart, you know.
As I always say, the couple that plays together, stays together. I see great things for this duo and their wild love!

Congratulations to the Newlyweds!!!

P.S. One of the penguins at the wedding was named Olive!!! 

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Invincible Together at Bear Mountain Inn https://www.photosbykintz.com/blog/2020/2/invincible-together-at-bear-mountain-inn

Kiira & Gordon | September 14th, 2019

Bear Mountain Inn | Waterford, ME

Whenever I'm in New England, I feel more at peace. The clean air and mountain views make me feel alive. Whenever we document a wedding up north, I feel connected to the energy of our own wedding (Vermont, 2012). So, it seems that weddings in New England will always yield a fabulous photographic collaboration.

Bring on the New England clientele! We love you guys and want to meet even more of you. Let us tell your story. 

Kiira and Gordon are one of these lovely New England couples. They are planting roots near the fertile ground of the Northern Appalachian. We met these two through our epic Bryn Mawr bride connection: Asheleigh, Malorie, Julia, and Heidi! How special to now get to document Kiira and Gordon's union, at Bear Mountain Inn.

This venue is exceptional, and so are the owners and staff. We were welcomed from Baltimore with the warmest of greetings. The elegant barn, stone patio overlooking the lake, and path to the dock through the birch trees ....le sigh.

Such a peaceful place. 

Kiira & Gordon are a creative couple and spent copious amounts of time curating the details of this wedding. The hand folded cranes for each guest were a labor of love. Playful touches like the scrabble board were a fun way to tell their story. I also loved the star chart for their first date, engagement, and wedding day. 

I think my favorite moment of the day was how Gordon met Kiira halfway down the (very long) aisle, and they walked the rest of it side by side. That symbolism pretty much sums up marriage, in my opinion. 

The best part about destination weddings is when we get to spend time with the newlyweds the day-after, capturing epic moments in nature. I played their wedding song, "Together We're Invincible" by Muse, as they danced on the mountain top. Afterwards, Kiira took it up a notch by suggesting that they hop into the lake in their wedding clothes! They walked right into that water side by side. What a moment to capture. 

I love my job!



Congratulations to the Newlyweds!!!

5 month old Baby Olive making a guest appearance at the rehearsal dinner!

PS. the rehearsal dinner at Standard Gastropub, a converted gas station, was DELICIOUS!!!

 

 

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Vermont Vows at 5 Birds Farm https://www.photosbykintz.com/blog/2020/2/vermont-vows-at-5-birds-farm

Sarah & Ben | September 7th, 2019

Five Birds Farm | Woodstock, VT

Anyone who knows us well, knows that we LOVE Vermont weddings. In my opinion, it is THE place to get married (in no way biased by the fact that Bobby & I were married in Vermont back in 2012, ha!). But seriously, for all the laid-back nature lovers out there ....go to Vermont! 

We fell in love with 5 Birds Farm, a stunning lavender and garlic farm in Woodstock, back at Jamie & Gabe's 2018 wedding. The views are matched only by the chill vibes and warm welcome from the staff. We were thrilled to hear that Sarah & Ben would be tying the knot overlooking the Green Mountains, and super excited that they wanted to use the historic Middle Bridge in Woodstock for portraits beforehand.

Sarah was the quintessential boho beauty as she walked down an aisle of vintage carpets to meet her groom. Carpet on grass? Yes please! I loved that personal touch. The barn at 5 Birds requires little to shine, but details like fresh cut flowers and stemware brought a simple elegance to the space. 

Good times were had by all in attendance at Sarah & Ben's wedding. Guests enjoyed the mountain air and kept the party going by the bonfire. Perfection! I can't wait for our next Vermont wedding. 

Congratulations Lovebirds!

 

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Art Lovers for the Win at AVAM https://www.photosbykintz.com/blog/2020/2/arts-for-the-win-at-avam

Nicholas & Stephanie | August 31st, 2019

American Visionary Art Museum | Baltimore, MD

A marriage is a sacred bond. But, a wedding is a chance to share your personal style. Have it wherever and however you like and wear whatever you damn well want to. Be you! Your guests will gladly embrace the authenticity of your event.

Nicholas and Stephanie are artists, arts advocates, and valued community members in Baltimore City. They are both musicians, among other things, and have incredibly good taste. Their choice to get married at the American Visionary Art Museum personifies both their love of the eccentric, and inclusive nature. 

I knew this wedding was gonna be a good one when Steph walked up to hug me wearing a white jumpsuit and leather belt. Yes! We made a quick stop at their alma mater before going to the AVAM. This stairway moment at the Peabody was such an exciting image to capture.

My favorite thing is when a couple will do the robot with us, give us FACE while posing with Divine, and laugh through most of their portraits, but then, blow us away at the ceremony. Nicholas and Stephanie share a true love for one another, and while they like to joke around, their wedding ceremony was heartfelt and deeply meaningful. 

Each aspect of the day was bolstered by the creative efforts of the bride and groom's lovely friends. Hand painted signs displayed the names of musicians, potters, and bakers ...all collaborating to make this magical event shine. This duo is loved by many, so the evening included several speeches, but left room for some kick-ass dancing. I feel like this was one of the more diverse weddings we shot in 2019, and I felt so at home with this fabulous group.

Truly, a reflection of the good people that Steph and Nicholas are. #winning

Congratulations you two!!!

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Love is the Key at Airlie https://www.photosbykintz.com/blog/2019/12/love-is-the-key-at-airlie

Jen & James | July 27th, 2019

Airlie, VA | Warrenton, VA

Some venues just have it all, and that is the case for Airlie in Warrenton, Virginia. It's sort of like a playground for photographers, with endless spots for epic portraits. So, play we shall!

Jen & James had a perfect summer day for their July wedding. These two are such a beautiful couple, and very sweet together, as we discovered during their engagement shoot. I love their story of meeting each other during Birthright, the heritage trip to Israel. Since then, their adventures have only continued, and their love has grown and grown. 

We have photographed the weddings of several of Jen & James's dear friends, including DJ Dan Bloom, who ALWAYS keeps it hopping on the dance floor. How fun to all be back together for another round! 

What a picturesque wedding!

Congratulations Jen & James!

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Forever Stacob at the American Visionary Art Museum https://www.photosbykintz.com/blog/2019/12/forever-stacob-at-the-american-visionary-art-museum

Stacey & Jacob | June 29th, 2019

American Visionary Art Museum | Baltimore, MD

After 7 years of being married to my BFF, I can confidently say that a strong friendship is key to a happy marriage. Stacey and Jacob, known to their friends as Stacob, epitomize this belief.

Watching these two celebrate their wedding day was delightful. The romance between them is strong, but it's easy to see that their relationship is built upon a mutual respect and admiration for one another, and lots of FUN. 

This wedding had it all: beauty and sophistication, strong family ties, DIY details, and my favorite hashtag of the year (#foreverstacob). But, the thing that stands out to me is the raucous good time had by all at the reception.

Luckily, the American Visionary Art Museum has ample space because this party could barely be contained. What a blast!!!!

Congratulations Stacey & Jacob!!!!

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Seven Blessings at Woodend Nature Sanctuary https://www.photosbykintz.com/blog/2019/12/seven-blessings-at-woodend-nature-sanctuary

Alyssa & Ari | June 23rd, 2019

Woodend Nature Sanctuary | Chevy Chase, MD

I love Jewish weddings! Tradition, family, and humor are cornerstone and there surely was no shortage of it at Alyssa & Ari's big day. Ari had Alyssa laughing the entire day. That, combined with the beauty of Woodend Nature Sanctuary made for photo gold!

It was really special to see the connection that these two have with their parents. Being new parents ourselves, we were pretty misty eyed during the heartfelt moments shared on this special day. 

I think this was my favorite hora to date. The look on Ari's face when they hoisted up the chairs...priceless. There is really nothing quite like the energy of this Jewish tradition. It was all I could do not to link arms and join in! 



Mazel Tov to the lovely couple! 

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(Photos By Kintz) baltimore wedding photographer summer wedding https://www.photosbykintz.com/blog/2019/12/seven-blessings-at-woodend-nature-sanctuary Tue, 10 Dec 2019 18:25:10 GMT
Flowers in the Forest at Camp Puh'tok https://www.photosbykintz.com/blog/2019/11/flowers-in-the-forest-at-camp-puhtok

Joanna & Bryan | May 18th, 2019

Puh'tok in the Pines | Monkton, MD

Getting married in the forest is just about the most romantic thing, in my opinion. The dappled light peeking through the trees, the sounds of birds hovering in the canopy...absolute bliss. Upon arriving at Joanna & Bryan's wedding at Puh'tok in the Pines, I immediately felt relaxed. What a magical place!

The setting couldn't have been more ideal for a couple of farmers. Joanna & Bryan own and operate Good Dog Farm outside of Baltimore. These sweethearts met each other through farming and fell in love with their hands in the dirt. They share a love of dogs and simple living, for both of which, I have a great deal of respect.  

Details like an original song performed by friends, home-cooked BBQ, and traditional square dancing made this such a memorable occasion. That and witnessing the union of two quiet humans who share a deep love for one another. 

What more could you ask for?

  Congratulations to the lovebirds! It was so special to be part of your big day. 

Special shout out to our buddy Elisa at Two Boots Farm. She designed the gorgeous flower arch for the ceremony and introduced us to Joanna. Yay for farm friends!

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Once Upon a Time at Gramercy Mansion https://www.photosbykintz.com/blog/2019/10/once-upon-a-time-at-gramercy-mansion

Amanda & Stephen | May 4th, 2019

Gramercy Mansion | Pikesville, MD

Gramercy Mansion set the stage perfectly for this dream wedding. We had the most glorious day and Amanda looked just like a princess. Maybe it was because we had become parents just weeks before, but the blossoms seemed more beautiful than ever on May 4th.

One of my favorite people to watch on a wedding day is the flower girl. As the preparation gets underway, they start looking at the bride with wide eyes. I can almost see the wheels turning in their head, "one day I could be a bride...."

Amanda & Steve's flower girl was living her BEST life, and I loved seeing her watch the fairytale unfold. 

Steve's reaction to seeing Amanda in her gown was priceless. He makes a very good Prince Charming, with his thoughtful and playful ways. I could see immediately that these two feel very at ease with one another, and that their love is true. 

Once upon a time, Amanda & Steve said "I Do"...

 

Congratulations Amanda & Steve! May you live happily ever after.

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And Baby Makes Three at Elkridge Furnace Inn https://www.photosbykintz.com/blog/2019/10/and-baby-makes-three-at-elkridge-furnace-inn

Trevor & Hannah | February 23rd, 2019

The Elkridge Furnace Inn | Elkridge, MD

Connecting with our clients is the best part of this job. We get an intimate glimpse into their lives and for a day, we get to walk beside them on their journey. 

Trevor and Hannah recently lost their mothers, as their relationship was just getting started. Rather than drifting apart, they helped each other through one of life's toughest times and that compassion sealed their bond in a very significant way. Their love is palpable.

On this most beautiful of wedding days, their family and friends held them up to celebrate not only their union, but the upcoming birth of Trevor and Hannah's baby girl. Photos of the mothers sit in the front row, a physical representation of what everyone feels, that these women are watching over it all. It was a beautiful ceremony. 

It makes me so happy to see Hannah walk into the reception wearing her mom's jacket, as family and friends cheer her on!

The newlyweds wow us all when they deliver an epic performance of "Time of My Life" for their first dance. Clearly, these two have a few dance lessons under their belts. 

I love watching them cut loose on the dance floor, especially mom-to-be, Hannah. On this wedding day, I was just 6 weeks away from becoming a mama myself. I felt so connected to his beautiful family. 

Their joyful spirits and love for one another shines bright! 

So happy for the three of you! Big hug. 

Vendor Love:

The Elkridge Furnace Inn and Garden House

Brushed Beauty LLC

Eden Floral Design

Watershed Entertainment 

Two Rivers Chamber Music

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(Photos By Kintz) baltimore wedding photographer wedding winter https://www.photosbykintz.com/blog/2019/10/and-baby-makes-three-at-elkridge-furnace-inn Tue, 22 Oct 2019 16:40:13 GMT
Good Times & Warm Hearts at Main Street Ballroom https://www.photosbykintz.com/blog/2019/4/good-times-warm-hearts-at-main-street-ballroom

Brittany & Chad | November 30th, 2018

Main Street Ballroom | Ellicott City, MD

Spring is FINALLY here, and soon will begin another wedding season. But today, I'm fondly looking back at our final wedding of 2018, Brittany & Chad's big day at Main Street Ballroom. 

These two are such kind-hearted and playful people. I adore their laid-back nature. It allowed them to focus on what truly matters at a wedding: their love for each other and having fun with family & friends. Brittany is a nanny, a job that I had for years, in Los Angeles. This is one of the toughest and most rewarding jobs out there, and she seems to handle it like a pro. The little one she cares for was her ring bearer and I loved seeing their connection. 

Brittany and her family spent the early part of the day getting ready and decorating at Main Street Ballroom, along with help from their coordinator. It means so much when the beauty of a wedding day is put together by family, as a labor of love. Plus, Brittany gathered so many of the DIY details herself, creating a very customized look.  

This group loves to have fun. The laughter was plentiful throughout the entire day. I really appreciated the diversity of the wedding party and guests....yaaas for inclusion of all types of people! After a heartfelt ceremony and portrait session, this wedding was all about GOOD TIMES! From the photo booth to the cake smash to the dance floor, there was never a dull moment during the reception.

Cheers to the happy couple!

Congratulations you two!!!

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(Photos By Kintz) baltimore wedding photographer fall wedding https://www.photosbykintz.com/blog/2019/4/good-times-warm-hearts-at-main-street-ballroom Thu, 04 Apr 2019 16:36:28 GMT
Lighting the Lantern of Love in Virginia https://www.photosbykintz.com/blog/2019/3/lighting-the-lantern-of-love-in-virginia

Heidi & Richard | November 17th, 2018

Holiday Inn Dulles | Sterling, VA

Up until 2015, I had never heard of Bryn Mawr College. For more than 130 years, this women's college has been setting the bar high for education and sisterhood. But, not until meeting our first Bryn Mawr bride, Asheleigh, did we get to learn about the ways of the Mawrters. 

Since Asheleigh & Tom said "I Do", we have photographed many more weddings for beautiful Bryn Mawr alumni, who are all dear friends. It was very exciting when Heidi asked us to document her big day, and we got to visit Bryn Mawr itself for her snowy engagement session. What a gorgeous place!

Fast forward 8 months and it's time for Heidi & Richard's wedding. The crisp November weather set a perfect backdrop for their first look in Old Town Alexandria. This is where these sweethearts got engaged, so it felt quite meaningful to come back here for photographs on the special day.

Loved ones smiled with adoration as these two tied the knot at a lovely church ceremony before heading off to Sterling for the reception. Here, the decor was all about literature and lanterns, two hallmarks of the Bryn Mawr experience. Of course, owls (the school mascot), played a big part too!

I loved seeing all the familiar faces on the dance floor, our brides and grooms (past, present, and future) as they celebrated the union of their beloved friend. Heidi & Richard exchanged sweet glances as they danced the night away and cherished their new status as husband and wife. 

At the end of the night, the Mawrters grabbed their lanterns to give the newlyweds a proper send-off: chanting the song they all carry in their heart, and lighting the path for happily ever after!

Congratulations to the Newlyweds!!!

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(Photos By Kintz) baltimore wedding photographer fall wedding https://www.photosbykintz.com/blog/2019/3/lighting-the-lantern-of-love-in-virginia Mon, 25 Mar 2019 15:34:56 GMT
Playful and In Love at Landis Creek https://www.photosbykintz.com/blog/2019/3/playful-and-in-love-at-landis-creek

Samantha & Kristopher | November 10th, 2018

Landis Creek | Royersford, PA

Our clients come into our lives in so many ways, and sometimes, they are already a part of our lives. That makes shooting their wedding extra special!

Samantha has an older sister named Jacque, who has been best friends with Bobby's sister for many, many years. Sammy and her family are wonderful people who are near and dear to us. In fact, we recently documented Samantha & Jacque's brother's wedding. How meaningful to photograph another union for this fabulous family!

I love Sam's playful nature. She is easy-going and so much fun...it is infectious! Wedding day prep was full of laughter and epic moments in sunglasses. I love a bride that gifts her bridesmaids monogrammed Columbia fleeces; badass! 

All jokes aside, Samantha looked radiantly beautiful when she walked down the aisle to marry her longtime love. Kris is a sweet and quiet guy, and it is clear that Sam's vibrancy lights him up inside. 

The PA weather might have been chilly on this November day, but hearts were filled with warmth. Speeches from the best man and matron of honor were memorable and tear-filled, especially Jacque's. Luckily, I've gotten good at taking photos while crying!

But, this wedding truly came to life when the lights turned down and the music turned up. The energy on the dance floor was incredible and this bride was all about a GOOD TIME! We danced right along with her and all the loved ones, including Bobby's sister and brother-in-law. How cool to have our family with us at this wedding!

Sam & Kris shared a hilarious cake smash moment...I love it when a couple just goes for it. Guests enjoyed late night soft pretzels (very Pennsylvania), and the DJ even played the Eagles fight song. 

This wedding was a blast. I'm so happy for Samantha & Kris! 
 

Congratulations Sammy & Kris!!!

 

 

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Yadav Me Crazy in Love at Linganore Winecellars https://www.photosbykintz.com/blog/2019/3/yadav-me-crazy-in-love-at-linganore-winecellars

Kristi & Ashish | October 28th, 2018

Linganore Winecellars | Mount Airy, MD

Some wedding stories are so special you have to live them twice. Kristi & Ashish Yadav celebrated their wedding in India last spring. They became husband and wife in a lavish and colorful ceremony. But, the time for celebration was just getting started! In October, this sweet couple came together stateside for round #2 of wedded bliss.  

Linganore Winecellars is a fabulous venue. It's a great mix of beautiful scenery with rustic charm and laid-back vibes...perfect for this bride and groom! Kristi has a vibrant spirit and winning smile. She was grinning ear to ear the entire wedding day, maybe in part because she was wearing such comfortable shoes. Snaps for killer personal style!

I loved getting to see the close connection with her parents and sister, all of whom share her love for little Trixie, Kristi & Ashish's beloved pup. After a super sweet father-daughter first look and a photoshoot with Trixie in her wedding day best, it was time to tie the knot, again!

The fall weather might have been a bit chilly on this windy day, but you know what they say, cold hands, warm hearts! The touching ceremony left very few dry eyes amongst the crowd. And when people weren't focused on the sweet moments shared between this couple, they were focused on Trixie, stealing the show with her cuteness.

This may have been a Sunday wedding, but there was no shortage of party energy at the reception. Twinkle lights lit up the dance floor and it was packed. I LOVE a Bollywood dance party!

Congratulations Kristi & Ashish!

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A Very Wes Anderson Wedding at Fountain Head Country Club https://www.photosbykintz.com/blog/2019/3/a-very-wes-anderson-wedding-at-fountain-head-country-club

Melody & Forrest | October 27th, 2018

Fountain Head Country Club | Hagerstown, MD

Time flies when you're building a business. Photos By Kintz recently celebrated its 7th anniversary, an exciting milestone, since it seems like just yesterday that we were photographing our first jobs, and waiting tables to make ends meet. In PBK's early days, Bobby and I worked at Clyde's in Rockville on Tuesday nights, closing down the bar for weekly trivia.

It was there, amidst the late night crowd, that we met these two lovely people. Melody & Forrest were regulars, and we grew to know them and their group of friends over many a late night. 

Fast forward a few years, after we'd left the aprons and side-work behind us, and guess who contacts us about their wedding?! I love to see how each couple comes to find us, and connections like this are always extra special.

These two have an excellent sense of humor and a keen sense of style. When they asked us to photograph their engagement as an homage to Wes Anderson's films, we were beyond excited. Check out the results. 

But, it was this day, the wedding day, that we truly looked forward to. I knew that Melody and Forrest's dry wit and impeccable eye for design would make for an epic celebration. 

The big day did not disappoint. I was blown away by the attention to details, but also by the profound and genuine love that these two have for one another. What an honor to document this very Wes Anderson wedding!

Congratulations to the Popkins!!!

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Happily Ever After in Annapolis https://www.photosbykintz.com/blog/2019/3/happily-ever-after-in-annapolis

Meredith & Brian | October 20th, 2018

Governor Calvert House | Annapolis, MD

The joy of starting a family is unmatched. As Bobby and I prepare to welcome a baby girl into our lives this spring, we are bursting with excitement about what lies ahead. This is why I love it when we get to document the marriage of a couple who has already brought a child into their lives and experienced the bliss that can only be felt by becoming parents. 

Meredith and Brian have an adorable little girl named Lennon (great name, right?!). We got to meet her during their engagement session. I loved that Lennon made a star appearance for part of the engagement, and also that her mom & dad got alone time for some romance. Balance is the key to a happy life and a happy family!

On this warm October wedding day, we found ourselves back in Annapolis. One of my favorite places! The weather was stunning and spirits were high. Morning prep time was tons of fun with a great group of girls and baby Lennon. I especially loved the tears of joy shared between Meredith and her mom. Sniff sniff!

The church ceremony was touching and heartfelt. But, my favorite part of the day was exploring downtown Annapolis with the newlyweds and their crew on the PARTY BUS! I was so grateful to have such an ample amount of time with this group, a luxury we're rarely given. The results were epic, especially when Brian got us on base at the Naval Academy!

After a raucous and romantic afternoon of photos everyone was ready to party. And party they did! I just love the vivacious spirit of this beautiful couple and their families. This was truly a wedding to remember. 


Congratulations to the happy family!!!

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Stunning Soulmates at Woodend Sanctuary https://www.photosbykintz.com/blog/2019/2/stunning-soulmates-at-woodend-sanctuary

Zara & Christian | October 19th, 2018

Woodend Sanctuary | Chevy Chase, MD

Some love stories are so moving that just witnessing their radiance reminds you to slow down and focus on what really matters in this world. Zara & Christian share that kind of love. Love that inspires...

This wedding day was one of the most touching that we've witnessed. The couple, with origins from Persia and Cameroon, is straight-up stunning. But, beyond their physical beauty is the beauty that comes from within; they are good people with gentle and thoughtful souls. 

Together, Zara and Christian are raising Christian's son, Nathan. Their attentiveness to the happiness of this young man is evident from the moment you meet them. Family is paramount for these two. For this reason, the fiancés chose their mothers to officiate the wedding day. 

The ceremony was filled with tender moments and pulled from the many cultures present. My favorite moment was getting to see the Persian sugar rubbing ceremony, where women come forward to "shower" the newlyweds with sweetness. What a beautiful tradition! 

During the reception, the familial adoration continued, with epic speeches given by the father of the bride and all the siblings of this sweet duo. Each person seemed to beautifully weave sentimentality with explosive humor. All of them welcomed their new family members with open arms. 

Love was abundant and happiness flowed through the trees of Woodend Sanctuary on this crisp, fall day.


Congratulations Lovebirds!!!

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Sunset Sweethearts at Belmont Country Club https://www.photosbykintz.com/blog/2019/2/sunset-sweethearts-at-belmont-country-club

Kim & Mike | October 5th, 2018

Belmont Country Club | Ashburn, VA

I loved getting to know Kim & Mike during their spring engagement session at Rock Creek Park. They have been in love for many years, and their comfortability with each other is evident. With such a playful and romantic couple, I knew the wedding would be a special one!

This was our first wedding at Belmont Country Club...it's a beautiful venue. Details like a clawfoot tub in the bridal suite and a badass billiards room make it stand apart from other country club venues. I was so happy when Kim and her bridesmaids climbed into the bathtub in their pj's for a champagne toast!

This sweet couple had gorgeous weather for their fall wedding, including an epic sunset. My favorite part of the day was a quiet moment where the newly married couple watched the sun go down together. It's so nice to see a bride and groom get to cherish peaceful moments like this on their wedding day. 

After a fun-filled reception, Kim & Mike ran through a glow stick send-off to their getaway car, a sweet vintage ride! What a cool way to make a newlywed exit.   

Congratulations to the Newlyweds!!!

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Three Cheers for Romance at Heavy Seas Brewery https://www.photosbykintz.com/blog/2019/2/three-cheers-for-romance-at-heavy-seas-brewery

Nikki & Gwynne | August 12th, 2018

Heavy Seas Brewery | Halethorpe, MD 

Choosing a venue really sets the tone for the type of wedding you will have. Long gone are the days of having to stick to formalities and traditions, and instead couples are seeking out locations that feel more in line with who they are. With so much time and money invested in planning a wedding, why shouldn't you celebrate somewhere with personal meaning?

Nikki & Gwynne are a fun-loving couple who loves to party. Heavy Seas Brewery is very close to their home and one of their favorite spots to hangout. Not only do they spend time here with family and friends, but they have gotten to know many of the staff members as well. Bobby and I met them here for a beer and a tour, to see how this beloved brewery would set the scene for an epic wedding day!

When August 12th rolled around, we were all looking forward to kicking off the celebration. After a tearful first look in the park, we headed to nearby Ferndale Tavern for a "pre-game" round and a quick game of Keno. It was so fun to explore behind the scenes at Heavy Seas, taking photos of this sweet couple amidst the hops.

The ceremony was heart-felt and afterwards everyone was ready for tacos! The informal buffet dinner kept guests very happy, and oh did the queso flow.  Not even a brief torrential downpour could dampen the spirits of this crowd, who laughed it off as rain flowed between the cracks of the tent. 

Once bellies were full, the dancing and games kicked off in proper fashion, and the sun even came back out. It was truly a pleasure to see everyone letting loose and having such a great time, eager to celebrate this beautiful union. 

Cheers to the Tavel's!

These two sure know how to have a good time! Congratulations!!!

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Love in Technicolor at Chase Court https://www.photosbykintz.com/blog/2019/2/love-in-technicolor-at-chase-court

Abby & Clarence | August 4th, 2018

Chase Court | Baltimore, MD

Lovebirds Abby & Clarence put quite a personal stamp on their August 4th nuptials. These wonderful people are both schoolteachers and their quirky sense of humor really shined through in DIY details like student evaluation forms and Trolls place cards. Every detail was thoughtfully planned and the results were as vibrant as a rainbow!

Their venue, Chase Court, is a gem hidden right in the middle of Baltimore City. With traditional architecture dating back to 1879, but a non-traditional attitude around what a wedding "should" look like, this venue is the best of both worlds. We are big fans of their support of the LGBTQ community!

After a playful portrait session with Abby, Clarence, and their beloved pup, the guests filed into the courtyard for the wedding. This ceremony had so many tender details, like live music played by family members and a blessing for the newlyweds from all the guests. It is easy to see the love that these two share for one another. 

After the ceremony, everyone was ready to party. The heat may have been intense, but so were the moves busted on the dance floor. Abby got a great laugh when Clarence and friends surprised her with a flash mob. 

What an epic celebration!

Congratulations you two!!!

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Shining Bright in the Green Mountains https://www.photosbykintz.com/blog/2019/2/shining-bright-in-the-green-mountains

Jamie & Gabe | July 7th, 2018

Five Birds Farm | Woodstock, VT

Vermont is one of my absolute favorite places to be. It's utterly intoxicating, and that isn't just a joke about how many cows live there. Green Mountain soil feels like sacred ground..this is why I was barefoot when I married Bobby in Vermont back in 2012. My family's roots in the Waitsfield Valley go back to the 1950's and one day we plan on making the great state of Vermont our home. 

So, you can imagine our delight when DC residents Jamie & Gabe chose us to document their wedding at 5 Birds Farm, a picturesque spot in Woodstock. We accepted gleefully, after all, we'd gotten to know this couple at Maia & Dan's wedding last April, where they were the maid of honor and best man. Little did we know how bright the light and love shines around this beautiful duo. 

Besides choosing VT for their nuptials, Jamie & Gabe share another relationship detail with us; they are partners in business too. It's a strong couple that can navigate the complexity of working creatively and professionally together, but when the chemistry is right, it is electric. 

This power couple is madly in love, and not just with each other, but with life. Their curious and hard-working nature has led them to success in journalism over the years, and recently they've put their heads and hearts together to create a crucially important documentary called Transmilitary, currently making its mark at film festivals across the country. I highly recommend streaming it on Amazon Prime or iTunes! 

These vibrant and passionate artists were such a delight to watch at their wedding. Their best man, Dan Bloom, gave a beautiful speech about the light that shines from their souls, and how brightly it burns now that they have found one another. True love is unmistakable and it draws you in like a moth to the flame. No one could take their eyes off of Jamie & Gabe as they sealed their love with heart-felt vows. What a scared thing to witness. 

Thank you to this beautiful couple for choosing us to document their idyllic Vermont wedding day. Here's to many more Green Mountain celebrations in our future!

Congratulations Jamie & Gabe! We're so happy for you two. 

 

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Let the Sunshine In at Rocky Gap State Park https://www.photosbykintz.com/blog/2019/1/let-the-sunshine-in-at-rocky-gap-state-park

Francesca & Ryan | June 21st, 2018

Rocky Gap State Park | Flintstone, MD 

When I heard that Francesca and Ryan were getting married on the summer solstice, I knew the day would be filled with magic. We met Francesca through her mother, Dody, who has become a dear friend and mentor to myself and Bobby over the past 8 years.

Francesca, like her parents, has a vivacious spirit and quickly becomes one of your favorite people. Ryan, charming and full of curiosity, is one of those truly good men, who love with their whole hearts. How incredible that these two souls found one another, and now are burning so brightly, together.

This wedding was a labor of love and a communal effort. Francesca's vision for the wedding, which was laminated in a 3-ring binder, came to life with the support of loved ones. The bride worked for months curating the perfect blend of thrift store finds and hand painted signs; the results were stunning. It was incredible to watch as this group of people worked together laying out rugs, arranging flowers, building lanterns, and hanging hundreds of paper cranes. After lots of hard work, this ordinary state park pavilion was transformed into a whimsical explosion of personal style. 

The ceremony, simple and full of sentiment, left nary a dry a eye. This couple shares such a vibrant and passionate love for one another; it is infectious. Not to be forgotten is the third member of this party, Fran & Ryan's dog, Tikka. She stole the show on multiple occasions. 

After the knot has been tied, we whisk the trio off in to the woods...and they are practically floating. I'm reminded of the time just after Bobby and I said, "I Do." It is my favorite part of a wedding, spending these precious moments with two people who have just made a life-long commitment to each other. 

Francesca and Ryan's reception was packed with highlights: some of my favorites being a father-daughter performance of old standards, tear-jerking toasts from the wedding party, pie in the face, and a piñata.

But, perhaps the greatest feeling comes at the end of the night: looking up at the stars and knowing we have witnessed true love.