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Solomons Island Wedding | Glennis + Varun

Solomons Island Wedding with Frederick Wedding Photographer, Sarah Laughland

When the pandemic began, nobody could have predicted what this would mean for celebrations across the world. The way people have adapted to continue with life’s momentous occasions is nothing short of incredible. If I had to give thanks for one thing above all during this time, it would be the internet. We are so lucky! We have, at our fingertips, the ability to connect (when possible) across the world. 

For Glennis and Varun’s Solomons Island wedding, this meant having over one hundred family members join their union through Zoom from all over the world. How freaking incredible is that?? Their wedding was special for so many reasons, the gift of Zoom being just one of them. It was an intimate wedding, only a few hours from start to finish, but with enough love to leave us all smiling for a full day afterwards.

The Newlyweds

Glennis and Varun look at one another with a fierce loyalty that I only hope to have one day. They are just good humans, through and through. I haven’t spent a ton of time with them, but I knew it the moment we met. I know Glennis through my brothers, and as a grad student in social work, she’s got a heart for supporting those who need supporting. 

By the water, with a perfectly light breeze, they had their first look out on the dock! Varun’s reaction says it all, and I get the giddy chills looking back at their photos! 

Every part of the ceremony, officiated by their friend Julia Jarvis, was intentional and special. Glennis lost her brother a few years ago, and this coming together of family was also honoring his memory. His painting stood behind them, and their wedding rings were held by a lizard jewelry box he had given Glennis. A perfect mixture of their two families, with Hindu traditions interwoven, the light waned on this perfect evening to tears and smiles. 

Their Solomons Island wedding was held at the Back Creek Inn. Not far from the ceremony, Glennis’s aunt and uncle hosted a magnificent reception for 15 people! Catered by a local restaurant and lit up by a magical twinkly tree, the mood was sublime! And y’all? The key lime pie. It was the best dang thing pie I’ve ever tasted. I am not lying.

Enjoy their day in photos below and fill out the contact form to see we’re a fit for your big day!

Officiant: Julia Jarvis

Venue: Back Creek Inn, Solomons Island

Flowers: Bridal Wish Design

Dress: BHLDN

Suit: Macy’s

back creek inn bed and breakfast in solomons island maryland
details from a solomons island wedding with rings and a fan and flowers
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first look on the dock at solomons island wedding
first look on the dock at solomons island wedding
bride and groom pose in solomons island wedding portraits
bride poses with pastel bouquet in solomons island wedding portraits
bride and groom pose in solomons island wedding portraits
bride poses with her father and laughs as he kisses her cheek in solomons island wedding
family of four pose for family formals in solomons island wedding looking off to the left
family poses for family formals in solomons island wedding
bride poses with pastel bouquet in solomons island wedding portraits
and ipad is set up to zoom into a solomons island wedding in front of the water
bride and groom hold hands with festive masks at their solomons island wedding
bride and groom exchange wings in solomons island wedding
groom wipes a tear away as officiant reads
a wedding reception in the twinkly light of a decorated tree in southern maryland wedding
bride and groom embrace in the light of a decorated tree at wedding reception in southern maryland
black and white photo of man pouring mead into a glass
a pie decorated with edible flowers and a bride and groom rubbing noses together in solomons island wedding
a bride and groom dance on the dock in southern maryland wedding
a bride and groom dance on the dock in southern maryland wedding

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- Michele & Adam

"Sarah was absolutely amazing to work with! Every single picture we got back was nothing short of perfect. Our families and friends were amazed at how great our photos turned out as well as the volume of photos we received. She made sure to capture moments that were special to us on our wedding day, as well as make time to get all of the family photos we wanted. Something that I found to be really helpful was how organized Sarah was. She sent us questionnaires to get to know us and even created a day of timeline so my partner and I, and our families and bridal parties, would know what to expect and when formal photos would be taken. Her attention to detail and caring nature ensured that our photos reflected not only our wedding day but our personalities as well. I cannot say enough good things about her and her work. She is a fantastic photographer and a great person to work with.

"photos reflected...our personalities.."

"photos reflected...our personalities"

-Glennis & varun

"...Sarah went above and beyond our expectations. She spent ample time talking with me about my vision of the day, provided a detailed itinerary to help me stay organized, and was a listening ear when I needed practical wedding advice. Her warmth, kindness, and genuine nature helped us feel comfortable in front of the camera. In addition, we are delighted with Sarah’s technical qualities as a photographer - her sense of mise-en-scène, attention to detail, and her remarkable ability to capture poignant and symbolic moments in an inter-cultural, inter-racial, pandemic wedding."

"Sarah went above and beyond our expectations..."

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

- Kaleigh & Hannah

"Beyond being a good photographer, Sarah truly works to make her clients feel comfortable and special during her sessions. She is incredibly personable and there were never any awkward, empty moments during our session! My fiancee and I were truly in the moment and Sarah allowed us to have candid, special moments together while she captured them for us to remember forever...Our day was stress-free thanks to her detailed planning...I absolutely recommend Sarah for anyone and everyone. We are forever thankful for her openness and hard work."

"Sarah allowed us to have candid, special moments together..."

"Sarah allowed us to have candid, special moments together..."

-leila, singer & actress

"Sarah creates a fun, creative, and safe environment that brings out the very best you to photograph. I had a great time in my headshot session with her and I ended up with beautiful photos (that actually look like me) I would be proud to bring into any audition room. 10/10 would recommend!"

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