She fit perfectly in his arms for seven years. Although there were times they weren’t sure how to fit together or why they should fit together, they eventually figured it out… and during their first dance together as Mr. and Mrs., everyone could see just how perfect a fit it was, even since the beginning. Kari and Brad are high school sweet hearts, and although it’s been a couple years since then, their love story has never grown weak or faded. In fact over time, I think it’s probably only grown stronger.

Kari and Brad are two of the kindest people you will ever meet. Thoughtful and caring towards others, really a true reflection of how the Lord loves us. If you remember their engagement session not too long ago, you will see that Kari has been an amazing assistant, jokester, camera-juggler, friend over the past couple of years. Through spending time with her and watching her life carry on as we shoot, I realized that Brad was always behind her – supporting, loving, cheering – no matter what. A girl with a man behind her like that will do great things. In the same respect, Kari is Brad’s biggest fan 🙂 These two have an amazing bond and everyone watching at their wedding was witness to it. Their wedding was happy and meaningful for so many reasons and I am so thankful that I got to document this special day for them!

These two got hitched in Annapolis, Maryland and headed over to the Eastern Shore to celebrate with a party! No detail was overlooked here… some of the most fabulous wedding decor graced the rooms of Silver Swan Bayside in Stevensville, MD! Apart from the awesome details, everyone looked like Annapolitan perfection with a laid back atmosphere, great dancing and the best company. Congratulations to Kari and Brad… seven years strong is a good kickstart to the rest of your lives together and I wish you only the best! Cheers!

The flowers were incredible, and all arranged by the fabulous Sharon Davis (Annapolis area brides, shoot her an e-mail at!



How awesome is this bridal party?!


Kari’s sister-in-law, Megan, MADE the cake and cupcakes! Kari’s Mom made the burlap flower on the side. How adorable!!

Guests were asked to take a picture with a cute, little InstaxMini and put their pictures into the guest book with a note. Such a fun idea!

If I know Kari, this is her game face.

This one makes me teary. Kari is close with all of her family, but she is most definitely Daddy’s little girl.

Dancing or showing off his ring?!

Surprise! I loathe having my picture taken, especially when I’m working, but I had to get a shot with this special girl!

{Kari & Brad} Married! Annapolis Maryland Wedding

  1. Krista A. Jones

    April 20th, 2012 at 5:01 am

    Melissa! This wedding is just perfect!! I love all the details and the bridal part photos look like they came straight out of J.Crew. IN LOVE!

  2. Kate

    April 20th, 2012 at 11:07 am

    These look great Melissa!

  3. Eric Grandi

    April 21st, 2012 at 2:44 am

    What a beautiful Wedding ! Congrats to the young Couple and may God Bless them and both their Families on this Joyous Occasion. I will remember these pictures they are very well done.

  4. Candy

    April 23rd, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Oh man…what beautiful photos!! I love all of them. Gorgeous!! What a beautiful glad we got to meet in Mexico 🙂

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