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With coffee in hand, I provide a range of photographic services, from weddings & unions to headshots and small business branding. As a stage performer turned photographer, I give special commitment to being intentional, and making you feel seen and comfortable throughout the entire process.

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bride and groom during ceremony at kings contrivance restaurant

Kings Contrivance Restaurant Wedding

Kings Contrivance Restaurant, Columbia, Maryland Wedding

A CoVid Tale

Roxanne had reached out to me over the summer, as she and Mario were planning their intimate wedding. Unfortunately, as life often does, it had other plans and they had to postpone their day of union until health-related matters cleared up.

When she finally got clearance, it was a quick wedding turnaround time, and friends and family came together to make it happen. We phone tagged back and forth and got her details ready in 3 days. Yes, you heard that correctly…3 days. Oh, the wonders of an intimate wedding!

Kings Contrivance Restaurant

Held at Kings Contrivance Restaurant in Columbia, Maryland, just outside Baltimore, her intimate wedding began. A tent was lifted, socially distant chairs were placed, and a gorgeous cake from Edibles Incredible! was brought in.

Roxanne and Mario met at a coffee shop, and among their many bonds is faith. It was important to both of them that they incorporate their pastors from both the United States and Senegal. Both men prayed over them with the congregation joining in as witnesses. Not many of Roxanne’s family members were able to make the trip, but it was incredibly special having the ones that could! Oh, and we cannot forget the flower girl! I was a flower girl so many times as a kid, and it’s the most thrilling job as a child. She is so adorable and took on the job effortlessly.

The other thing that strikes me about Roxanne and Mario is their gentleness and intentionality. Even if they were nervous, they never showed it. They’re the type of people that encounter each moment softly, take it in, make sure to hold each other’s hand and such. They took time before and after the ceremony to breathe and be in each other’s presence. I truly believe that is such an important part of the wedding day!

The wind was at our backs, but the sun peeped out from the clouds, creating a glorious afternoon and evening to celebrate. With flowers in full bloom, it was a perfect afternoon! Check it out below 🙂

kings contrivance restaurant event tent
black and white groom ties bow tie
bride gets ready at kings contrivance restaurant
bride gets ready at kings contrivance restaurant
bride gets ready at kings contrivance restaurant
flower girl gets ready at kings contrivance restaurant
bride gets ready at kings contrivance restaurant
bride gets ready at kings contrivance restaurant
bride gets ready at kings contrivance restaurant
first look bride and groom at kings contrivance restaurant
first look bride and groom at kings contrivance restaurant
first look bride and groom at kings contrivance restaurant
first look bride and groom at kings contrivance restaurant
first look bride and groom at kings contrivance restaurant
first look bride and groom at kings contrivance restaurant
senegal family dressed up for wedding at kings contrivance restaurant
groom walks down aisle and waits for bride at kings contrivance restaurant
groom walks down aisle and waits for bride at kings contrivance restaurant
bride walks down aisle at kings contrivance restaurant
family looks on at wedding at kings contrivance restaurant
bride and groom during ceremony at kings contrivance restaurant
bride and groom during ceremony at kings contrivance restaurant
bride and groom during ceremony at kings contrivance restaurant
bride and groom during ceremony at kings contrivance restaurant
bride and groom during ceremony at kings contrivance restaurant
flower girl jumps at wedding at kings contrivance restaurant
bride and groom just married at kings contrivance restaurant
bride poses in front of kings contrivance restaurant
bride and groom first dance at tent at kings contrivance restaurant
bride and groom kiss at wedding at kings contrivance restaurant
cake by edibles incredible! at wedding at kings contrivance restaurant
bride and groom hold hands at kings contrivance restaurant

If you want to check out Kings Contrivance Restaurant for yourself, head on over and look at their menu!

I would love to capture your special day, so head on over and give me a holler to see if I’m available for your special day!

Coordinator: Reunette Frasier
Venue, Decor, & Catering: The King’s Contrivance Restaurant
Cake: Edibles Incredible! Desserts
Officiant: Mary Maurey

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- emelie & nathan

"Thank you SO much! We are completely blown away by your work. Thank you, thank you, thank you for making the considerate amount of effort and taking the time to travel all the way to us in the middle of a pandemic. We will forever be grateful to you for capturing this special time in our lives."

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-audrey & David

"Sarah is a true artist and did a beautiful maternity shoot for us. She set up beautiful shots with perfect coloring. The direction she gave to us was so helpful. Sarah is responsive and easy to work with. She made everything easy and is warm and kind -- I couldn't recommend her more! So glad I found her and looking forward to using her again soon!"

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"She made everything easy and is warm and kind..."

-erin, lighting designer

"Had the honor of hiring Sarah to do my headshots! She was so positive and helpful through the whole process! I can't wait to get them uploaded on my website. Extremely happy!!"

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