When Annapolis-based photographer Sarah Culver (sarahculverphotography.com) needed a second shooter in a pinch, I jumped at the chance to help her out. Not only had I admired Sarah’s work for a long time (I first noticed her work when I was hired to photograph a wedding at Woodend Sanctuary in Chevy Chase, MD and came across a wedding she had photographed there as well), but the opportunity to work as a second shooter can be such a great way to flex your creative muscles as you take a little more time than usual to capture various perspectives of the wedding day. (I took the first shot below as I unloaded my camera gear in a holding room and spotted this gorgeous scene unfolding!) Sarah was a delight to work with, and the entire wedding was filled with a feeling of bliss between not only the bride and groom but among all the guests as well. The joy was contagious! This was my first time at the Wye River Estate, and it quickly became one of my new favorite locations.