Annapolis MD Wedding Photographer | Tiltawhirl Imagery | Waterfront Wedding | Jenna & Jeff

Jenna and Jeff have a lot of similarities. They were born in the same DC hospital. They went to the same school. They like the same sports teams. The day they met while watching a Penn State game (their alma mater) at a Penn State bar, the Parrot, in Ft. Lauderdale was truly serendipitous. Jenna went to the bar to meet a friend. Jeff went to the same bar to meet a friend. Their friends were friends and made the introductions. Right away, Jenna noticed his humor. But it was his heart, as warm and powerful as the sun, and his optimism that won her over. (Those are her words, folks, how sweet is that?!)

tiltawhirl-imagery-williamsburg-va-annapolis-md-wedding-photographers_0021They both say there was no moment they knew they would wind up together. They were soul mates from the start.tiltawhirl-imagery-williamsburg-va-annapolis-md-wedding-photographers_0027tiltawhirl-imagery-williamsburg-va-annapolis-md-wedding-photographers_0022tiltawhirl-imagery-williamsburg-va-annapolis-md-wedding-photographers_0048tiltawhirl-imagery-williamsburg-va-annapolis-md-wedding-photographers_0023These two have been to their fair share of weddings in the past year and knew they wanted to focus on photos before the wedding so they could enjoy the party. That meant first looks on the waterfront. My view/Mark’s view. It’s a draw.tiltawhirl-imagery-williamsburg-va-annapolis-md-wedding-photographers_0028tiltawhirl-imagery-williamsburg-va-annapolis-md-wedding-photographers_0029Jeff proposed while in Charleston on a road trip to their friends’ wedding in Florida. On their way to dinner reservations at Magnolias, Jenna wanted to walk down to the end of this great pier. Earlier in the day the pair had spied a gorgeous fountain, which just so happens to be an architectural favorite of Jenna’s. Jeff had tucked this prime location into the back of his mind as possibly being the perfect place to pop the question, but now as Jenna was suggesting the pier, he had to be prepared to pull an audible. However, when they got to the pier, Jenna said “this is nice, but let’s go sit by that beautiful fountain!” Back to plan “A” as he pushes past the defenders and in for a touchdown!! (wow, I really need to stop letting Mark help write these posts) What we mean to say is…he was spot on. As soon as they arrived, he was reaching into his pocket and getting down on one knee. Jenna said yes as tears rushed down her face.tiltawhirl-imagery-williamsburg-va-annapolis-md-wedding-photographers_0046tiltawhirl-imagery-williamsburg-va-annapolis-md-wedding-photographers_0044tiltawhirl-imagery-williamsburg-va-annapolis-md-wedding-photographers_0047tiltawhirl-imagery-williamsburg-va-annapolis-md-wedding-photographers_0030tiltawhirl-imagery-williamsburg-va-annapolis-md-wedding-photographers_0037tiltawhirl-imagery-williamsburg-va-annapolis-md-wedding-photographers_0034tiltawhirl-imagery-williamsburg-va-annapolis-md-wedding-photographers_0036tiltawhirl-imagery-williamsburg-va-annapolis-md-wedding-photographers_0039tiltawhirl-imagery-williamsburg-va-annapolis-md-wedding-photographers_0032tiltawhirl-imagery-williamsburg-va-annapolis-md-wedding-photographers_0031tiltawhirl-imagery-williamsburg-va-annapolis-md-wedding-photographers_0024tiltawhirl-imagery-williamsburg-va-annapolis-md-wedding-photographers_0026tiltawhirl-imagery-williamsburg-va-annapolis-md-wedding-photographers_0033tiltawhirl-imagery-williamsburg-va-annapolis-md-wedding-photographers_0025Beach fanatics. These two said their vows in sand. However with the breaking of the glass, Jeff needed to put a shoe on. Love that they are walking back down the aisle like this!tiltawhirl-imagery-williamsburg-va-annapolis-md-wedding-photographers_0035tiltawhirl-imagery-williamsburg-va-annapolis-md-wedding-photographers_0042tiltawhirl-imagery-williamsburg-va-annapolis-md-wedding-photographers_0038tiltawhirl-imagery-williamsburg-va-annapolis-md-wedding-photographers_0043tiltawhirl-imagery-williamsburg-va-annapolis-md-wedding-photographers_0040tiltawhirl-imagery-williamsburg-va-annapolis-md-wedding-photographers_0041tiltawhirl-imagery-williamsburg-va-annapolis-md-wedding-photographers_0045My favorite.
tiltawhirl-imagery-williamsburg-va-annapolis-md-wedding-photographers_0049May you both find never-ending comfort in the arms of one another. Your futures are bright…we can’t wait to see what is in store for the “Messwiths.”


The Details

Entertainment: Amaretto Band

Florists: Stephen McLeod & Laura Scanlon

Bakery: Georgetown Cupcake

Dress: Eugenia, found at Adriennes

Venue: Annapolis Marriott

Hair: Behind the Veil – Kristi Crawford

Make-Up: Behind the Veil – Katie Spanoghe

Videographer: MM Film Studio


  • September 9, 2014 - 12:54 pm

    Tammy - These are so great! They look so happy together! I love the one of them dancing at the end. Great job on this wedding!ReplyCancel

  • September 9, 2014 - 1:52 pm

    rachel - What a gorgeous wedding! Love the beach, love these shots! Beautifully doneReplyCancel

  • September 9, 2014 - 1:55 pm

    Rosemary Dunbar - Everything was beautiful. Just like them! I’m so happy that they found each other. ReplyCancel

  • September 9, 2014 - 7:43 pm

    Shannon Hollman - what a gorgeous wedding!! beautiful couple (love her hair!) and the details are so wonderful.
    the grooms face when he first sees his bride!? MELT MY HEART!ReplyCancel

  • September 9, 2014 - 8:04 pm

    Bobbi M. Sheridan - Love them all! Your black and white processing is beautiful! ReplyCancel

  • September 10, 2014 - 12:38 am

    Jacqie Mason - These two are so cute! Love the one on the boat. Beautiful work!ReplyCancel

  • September 10, 2014 - 6:02 am

    Nicki Defilippis - Love this wedding! Loved their love story! Gorgeous couple, beautiful details and the reception looks like it was a blast! You guys did an awesome job capturing this couple’s special day!ReplyCancel

  • September 10, 2014 - 8:48 am

    Erin Burns - That shot on the dock when he first sees her is phenomenal!!!ReplyCancel

  • September 10, 2014 - 3:56 pm

    Giselle Creech - These are gorgeous! You captured the day beautifully! ReplyCancel

  • September 11, 2014 - 12:52 pm

    Megan D - Her dress!?!? I freaking love it!!! I love their getting ready and first look photos. So perfect!!!ReplyCancel

  • September 11, 2014 - 1:59 pm

    Karen - Wow! Sunny yellow= dreamy blues…. the colors are stunning!!!! I loved your blog beginning, how cute is this couple! The setting is making me swoon! Love the boats and doc scenes… I’m gonna stop gushing about this wedding… but LOVE it!ReplyCancel

  • September 11, 2014 - 2:04 pm

    Abbey - There is something soooo romantic about a wedding by the water! And HELLO! That shot of her silhouette from the back? DANG she looks great in that dress!ReplyCancel

  • September 11, 2014 - 2:35 pm

    Faye - What a wonderful couple! Great blog writing and photos. The vertical of them, her eyes closed and she’s hugging his back..LOVE IT!ReplyCancel

  • September 11, 2014 - 9:43 pm

    Rachael Allex - Love the sailboat one! What a fun wedding!ReplyCancel

  • September 12, 2014 - 1:37 pm

    Molly - You can’t deny fate like that! This is a beautiful couple and their wedding day looks like it was a blast. Great job capturing it, Rachel! Congratulations, Jenna + Jeff! 😀ReplyCancel

  • September 13, 2014 - 3:18 pm

    Keren - Love those BW images!! You captured so many great emotions!ReplyCancel

  • September 14, 2014 - 1:53 am

    Destinee Gallup Blau - Wow, wow, wow! These are awesome, Rachel! I’m obsessed with that b&w dress shot w/ bride actually in the dress! Gorgeous! You captured their day perfectly! Beautiful couple! Love their “better” “together” signs on the chairs. Love!ReplyCancel

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