I'm a traveling wedding and elopement photographer based in Delaware who specializes in unique, outdoor weddings. I capture real moments with bright, bold, natural images. My goal is to make your wedding day the best it can be and ensure that you have a meaningful, memorable, FUN wedding day that is the start of a lifelong adventure.
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Steph and Carl were married on the beach at the Big Chill Beach Club at Delaware Seashore State Park!
Steph and Carl met 7 years ago at the University of Maryland and became fast friends. What followed was a years-long, multi-city, on-off romance that hit a crossroads 4 years ago. They met at a beer garden to ask a complicated question. “Can we leave the past behind us and move forward, together?” The answer was simple. Yes.
After deciding to move forward together, the two of them spent time together in Bethany Beach (where they had their engagement photos!) and it became their place, their retreat, and a midpoint between NYC and DC where the two of them lived at the time.
Two years, they returned to the beer garden where we had chosen to make a future together. Accounts vary on what was said but they know for sure that another complicated question was asked and a simple answer given. Yes (or maybe a vigorous head nod, it’s unclear).
Steph and Carl love the beach and wanted to focus on the amazing ocean/bay views, soft sand, and coastal breeze at the venue. The wedding was minimalist and monochromatic so that everyone could focus more on the feeling and experience rather than flashy colors and visuals. Steph and Carl loved the idea of marrying at the Indian River Inlet Bridge because the bridge was always a sign for that they would be home soon. The Big Chill Beach Club was the perfect wedding venue for them!
Venue: Big Chill Beach Club
Planner: A Sweet Affair Weddings
Gown: Anna Maier
Catering: La Vida Catering
Florist: The City Florist
Desserts: Carolina Sugar Fairy
Music: Ceremony and Cocktail Hour: Johnny Wilson, Reception: Misspent Youth
Second Photographer: Shannon Ritter Photography
I'm Abby Shepard, a traveling wedding and elopement photographer based in Delaware and Colorado USA. I document real moments with bright, bold, natural images. I specialize in unique, outdoor weddings for those who love adventure.
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