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Thursday, August 29, 2019

National Harbor Proposal | Amita & Kyle

Last Saturday I photographed my first ever proposal!!  Kyle reached out to me a month or so ago about his plans for their big moment.  He and Amita were having brunch with Kyle's sister and her fiance.  He sent me a map of the National Harbor where he planned to pop the question along with a photo of the two of them.  They had their first date here about 5 years ago.  

I felt like I was on a secret mission while waiting at the pier for them to arrive!  As I spotted them, I felt myself jump with excitement!  He turned her around, gave her a hug, and in one movement pulled the ring out of his pocket and got onto one knee.  Smooth, Kyle!  Her reaction was priceless.

Added bonus, Kyle had arranged for some of Amita's family to be there in the distance at the National Harbor.  They took a moment to soak everything in, and he pointed them out to her.  After running to them from their hiding spot, hugs, tears, and congratulations from all (including random people at the pier!) we got to hang out a bit for portraits.  

What a perfect afternoon!  I am so happy for these two and can't wait to see them again this winter at Kyle's sister's wedding!  Congratulations Kyle and Amita! 

Spoiler alert: SHE SAID YES!  :-D
Proposal and Engagement Photos by Maryland Wedding Photographer Heather Ryan Photography
Proposal and Engagement Photos by Maryland Wedding Photographer Heather Ryan Photography
Proposal and Engagement Photos by Maryland Wedding Photographer Heather Ryan Photography
Proposal and Engagement Photos by Maryland Wedding Photographer Heather Ryan Photography
Proposal and Engagement Photos by Maryland Wedding Photographer Heather Ryan Photography
Proposal and Engagement Photos by Maryland Wedding Photographer Heather Ryan Photography
Proposal and Engagement Photos by Maryland Wedding Photographer Heather Ryan Photography
Proposal and Engagement Photos by Maryland Wedding Photographer Heather Ryan Photography
Proposal and Engagement Photos by Maryland Wedding Photographer Heather Ryan Photography
Proposal and Engagement Photos by Maryland Wedding Photographer Heather Ryan Photography
Proposal and Engagement Photos by Maryland Wedding Photographer Heather Ryan Photography
Proposal and Engagement Photos by Maryland Wedding Photographer Heather Ryan Photography
Proposal and Engagement Photos by Maryland Wedding Photographer Heather Ryan Photography
Proposal and Engagement Photos by Maryland Wedding Photographer Heather Ryan Photography
Proposal and Engagement Photos by Maryland Wedding Photographer Heather Ryan Photography
Proposal and Engagement Photos by Maryland Wedding Photographer Heather Ryan Photography
Proposal and Engagement Photos by Maryland Wedding Photographer Heather Ryan Photography
Proposal and Engagement Photos by Maryland Wedding Photographer Heather Ryan Photography
Proposal and Engagement Photos by Maryland Wedding Photographer Heather Ryan Photography

Friday, August 9, 2019

Summer Wedding in Frederick, MD at Dulany's Overlook | Mary & Cory

On Saturday I joined Mary and Cory at the enchanting Dulany's Overlook for their wedding day.  As fellow hikers and lovers of the outdoors, Mary + Cory were drawn to wide open spaces and rolling hills to say I do.  This was my first time at Dulany's and I was simply blown away!  As I drove the winding country roads in Frederick, MD I was transported to another world.  It felt magical, private, and truly special for a wonderful couple.  As UMBC club lacrosse players with many mutual friends, they had been dating for several years before Cory proposed on their rooftop deck in 2018.  True adventurers at heart, their trips to national parks always leave me in awe.

Sunny and beautiful, they scored the perfect summer day for their outdoor ceremony.  Florals by Stephanie's Secret Garden were lovely and the entire bridal party looked amazing in shades of purple and grey.  Mary's friend Amy created all of the gorgeous signage, and the DJ, Matt, kept the party going -- no one wanted the night to be over!  But if it has to end, they did it right, and had such a fun sparkler send-off at the end of the night!!

Mary + Cory, I hope you're enjoying your honeymoon!  Congratulations again and thank you for the honor of photographing your day, it was a dream!!  xoxo, H

Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography
Summer Wedding at Dulany's Overlook photographed by Heather Ryan Photography


Their Locations and Team of Vendors:

Venue | Dulany's Overlook

Hair + Makeup | Heather Rea Style Studio

Florist | Stephanie’s Secret Garden

DJ | Shew-sical

Catering | P.I.G.S. Catering

Cake + Cupcakes | Blue Crab Cupcakes

Videography | Michael Brazda Films

Bridal Gown | Mary’s Designer Bridal in Annapolis

Calligraphy | @AmyScripts