Name | Doug & Michelle
Date | 06.08.18
Ceremony | Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County
Reception | The Westin Annapolis
Wedding Photographer | Jamie-Leigh Bissett

Doug and Michelle are cuteness overload — one of those couples that exudes happiness and makes those around them feel welcome and at ease.

I’m not sure there was a time during our entire wedding photography collaboration where they weren’t smiling, being positive, and overall willing to work with me in any capacity. I could not have enjoyed photographing their wedding, and getting to know them, any more than I did.

That happy-go-lucky vibe didn’t just end with Doug and Michelle. Every family member and friend who celebrated the couples’ nuptials at the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County on June 8, were so warm and happy and kind. One really gets the impression that these families were meant to combine into one wholesome unit of just plain good folks. What a serendipitous union this wedding was.

The weather was absolutely perfect for a late spring afternoon. Couples portraits were taken prior to the ceremony at Lafayette Park in downtown Annapolis. Though not from Annapolis, the couple very much wanted the sailboat-water-Annapolis feeling incorporated into our portraits. Michele, who worked in Annapolis for a number of years, knew of Lafayette Park from a co-worker and suggested it. The spot was perfect; just secluded enough to avoid lots of traffic, but beautiful enough to really frame the couple well.

Looking for a low-key ceremony, the couple got married in the Circuit Court on Church Circle in Annapolis. The room where the ceremony took place was quite comfortable and yet quite spacious. The clerk who performed the ceremony did her job well, and couldn’t help but smile along with the rest of us as these two love birds said, “I do.”

A brief celebration with close friends and family was held directly afterwards at The Westin Annapolis Hotel, followed by a larger celebration later in the day at O’Brien’s on Main Street in Downtown Annapolis.