Jerusalem Mill & Columbus Gardens Wedding Photography


Name | Charlie & Elaine
Date | 09.29.18
Ceremony & Reception | Columbus Gardens, Nottingham, MD
Family Portraits & Couples Portraits | Jerusalem Mill, Kingsville, MD
Wedding Photographer | Jamie-Leigh Bissett, assisted by Steve Bissett

Charlie and Elaine’s wedding day could not have had better weather. After photographing the bride and groom getting ready at their separate locations, we met them and their family at Jerusalem Mill, a historic site in northwest Baltimore County, for the couples’ first look, followed by family formals.

The mud notwithstanding, Jerusalem Mill provided a perfect backdrop for the portraits. Despite the mid-day sun, the trees provided more than enough shade, the greenery was especially lush, and the Little Gunpowder Falls provided a great backdrop for Charlie and Elaine’s couples portraits.

The Friends of Jerusalem Mill really took care of us too, providing reserved on site parking, and a reserved area between the mill and falls for our portraits. I also got an assist from Steve, who met me on site to provide lighting assistance and equipment management. I always seem to do my best when that dude is around ;)

Columbus Gardens was the site of the ceremony and reception. The staff there took great care of Charlie, Elaine, and their families, and were also very kind to me, packing up my dinner to go, so I could continue working through the reception. The venue went from ceremony site to reception hall in a flash, and the wedding party seemed to really enjoy themselves at Columbus Gardens.

The reception was masterfully emceed by Kerry Der Entertainment, a long time friend of the groom, who once worked the DJ circuit. The friend connections didn’t end there either. I was fortunate enough to be a close friend of the bride when we attended Mount St. Mary’s College together in the early 2000s. Being able to photograph her wedding was truly an honor, and I thank her and her stepmother, Constance, for giving me the opportunity to document such a momentous occasion.