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Elegant Chesapeake Bay Wedding at The Hyatt | Charlotte Destination Wedding Photographer

Oct 14, 2014

Hyatt Chesapeake Bay Wedding

After I photographed Nikki & Luke’s Annapolis engagement session, I put a little star next to their Eastern Shore wedding on my calendar.  I just KNEW it would be a finely detailed, impeccable wedding.  The expectations that I had as their wedding photographer, however, were far more modest than what I had the honor to photograph. I can only describe their beautiful waterfront Chesapeake Bay wedding as a true fairy tale…nothing short of perfect.
You know those days that we dream of as little girls?  The days where everything goes as planned, the sky is blue and the sunset is a beautiful blue and pink over the water?  Did you have those dreams too or is that just a dream that someone who grew up by the Chesapeake Bay has?  Either way, my home state of Maryland is beautiful in many ways, not the least of which is our treasured Bay.  Being on the Eastern Shore is something I remember from my childhood, and having the pleasure of documenting this wedding at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay was a pure joy.  On this Sunday in September the weather was a perfect mix of sunshine and breeze, something that photographers hope for, and the sun set in a beautiful collage of pinks, blues and oranges over the calm waters.

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Each and every detail was thought out and carefully orchestrated.  The bridesmaid’s shoes were inscribed with personal notes, the six pence on the bottom of the bride’s shoe, the blue heart and initials in memoriam to Nikki’s late mother.  The couple also chose to honor Nikki’s mom with a bittersweet balloon release during their ceremony that left not a dry eye among us.

As was the case in their engagement photos, Nikki and Luke are so comfortable with each other…and so genuinely happy to be together.  They interact with such loving care it is refreshing and honest.  I wish I could take all of the credit for their beautiful portraits, but honestly, they made my job easy.

Thank you, Nikki and Luke for allowing me to document your wedding day and sharing your joy so effortlessly with myself and all of  your guests.

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Incredible Vendor List:
Venue: Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay
Florist: Monteray Farms
Coordinator:  Allow Me
DJ: So Fresh Entertainment
Videographer: Maverick Productions


  1. Beira

    October 14th, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    Stunning images! You captured their perfect day beautifully.

  2. Alise

    October 15th, 2014 at 4:20 am

    I LOVE all of the detail shots. What a beautiful couple, location and wedding. Well done!

  3. anna

    October 15th, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Wonderful wedding photography. I love the colours and the details are stunning. A lot of thought obviously went into this day and you have captured it beautifully.

  4. kerry

    October 15th, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Wow, Amy! You totally rocked this wedding. And all those fun details! Wow, wow, WOW!

  5. Angela

    October 15th, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    These are amazing

  6. Robin

    October 16th, 2014 at 1:29 am

    These are gorgeous! You did an amazing job of capturing every special detail of their day.

  7. Megan

    October 16th, 2014 at 3:15 am

    Gorgeous wedding images! The bride is stunning and I love her dress <3 congrats to the happy couple!

  8. Sabrina

    October 19th, 2014 at 2:53 am

    Oh goodness these are amazing. Love it!

  9. Alicia Modec Poreda

    October 19th, 2014 at 6:12 am

    These are wonderful!!! You did an amazing job capturing all those special moments.

  10. Abbe

    October 19th, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    These are STUNNING. You are amazing! The bride and groom are gorgeous. The location is gorgeous. The friends are gorgeous. Everything about this is … well, gorgeous.

  11. Rebekah

    October 19th, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    Gorgeous! Great detail shots, and I adore your clean processing! What a beautiful set.

  12. Brunilda Monnig

    October 19th, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    What’s not to love about these? I am particularly in love with the shoes and the pastel coloured flowers! Gorgeous photos!

  13. Nicole

    October 21st, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    wow wow WOW!!! Everything about this is amazing. The wedding, the location, the pictures, everything! so beautiful!

  14. Bobbi-Jo Stuart

    November 5th, 2014 at 1:13 am

    These are so much fun! Holy bling! Love it! What a gorgeous wedding and couple!

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