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Beautiful Wedding Venues

The Chesapeake Bay is such a beautiful part of the country and there are so many locations that offer a great backdrop for weddings and social gatherings. I’ve listed here some of my favorite venues to work at and also a few that I would certainly love the opportunity to do so.

Chesapeake Bay Hyatt, Cambridge Maryland
Tidewater Inn, Easton Maryland
Chesapeake Bay Beach Club
Great Oak Lodge, Chestertown Maryland
Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa, Chesapeake Beach Maryland
The Oaks, St. Michaels maryland
Bulle Rock Country Club, Havre de Grace Maryland
Swan Harbor Farm, Havre de Grace Maryland
Chesapeake Bay Golf Club, North East Maryland
Rosewood Manor, Port Tobacco Maryland
Kent Manor Inn, Stevensville, Maryland
Celebrations at the Bay, Pasadena Maryland
Annapolis Marriott, Annapolis Maryland
U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis Maryland
Antrim 1844, Taneytown Maryland

The Hotel DuPont, Wilmington Delaware
DuPont Country Club, Wilmington Delaware

Top of the Town, Arlington Virginia
Embassy Suites, Hampton VA
The Jefferson, Richmond VA
DoubleTree, Richmond VA


Four Seasons Hotel, Philadelphia PA

Omni Hotel, Philadelphia PA
Ritz Carlton, Philadelphia PA
The Rittenhouse, Philadelphia PA
Crystal Tea Room, Philadelphia PA
Ballroom at the Ben, Philadelphia PA
The Waterford, King of Prussia PA
Loews Hotel, Philadelphia PA
The Union League, Philadelphia PA
Pen Ryn Mansion, Bensalem PA

New Jersey
The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset New Jersey
Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange NJ
Cathedral Basilica, Newark New Jersey
Seaview Marriott, Galloway NJ
Congress Hall

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Color or Black and White Photography

The Great Wedding Photography Debate: Black & White Vs. Color

by Mark Gardner for

Every photographer has his own style of shooting to capture memorable images, but what makes these images truly great? While the content of the image itself plays a large role, whether an image is presented in color or black and white can also have a significant impact on the photograph.

If you were to look at an image captured in color, then look at that same image as black and white, chances are that it would speak differently to you, with an entirely different message. In fact, the whole mood of an image can be changed by the decision of how to show it. Images full of emotion might be better presented in black and white, whether its a tearful bride receiving that last kiss from dad as they walk down the aisle or the excitement of being announced as husband and wife for the first time. Without color, the background elements and environmental distractions are eliminated and the emotion of the scene becomes clearer.

A photograph of a couple walking on the beach, or frolicking in a field of sunflowers would probably present better in color, as the color is very much part of the story. In these situations, color helps to narrate the event by offering a sense of place and conjuring up a feeling of what it would be like to be there. It is likely that the portrait of a flower girl in her new dress would have more appeal to family when it is presented in color because there is an emotional attachment or characteristic such as the youthfulness of the little girl, and its a representation of how beautiful she looked that day. However, the image of the same little girl in the arms of her daddy, exhausted from dancing and the excitement of the day, may better tell the story in black and white.

Typically, the overall the choice of black and white vs. color is subjective and based on the content of the image and the story it tells. Often, opting to use color may be the best way to convey subjects and scene better, but if the image lacks impact in color, you might find a stronger message in black and white. The choice can be tough, but if you look closely, one version will clearly present itself as the best representation to you.

You can also read the article on the WedFog website

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