Friday
Apr292011

Katherine + Ken | A DC Wedding at the Meridian House

Katherine + Ken's wedding was the perfect way to start off our 2011 season! Their celebration took place at the beautiful Meridian House in DC. They incorporated so many lovely elements into their day, from Katherine's incredible gown from Hitched, to the vintage Bentley that transported them to the ceremony, to the dessert bar filled with meringue kisses, chocolate and pumpkin moon pies, baked alaskan brownie sticks, and hot chocolate...everything was spectacular! Details aside, the love that these two share was apparent. The way Ken made his bride laugh, the special way they held hands, their sweet glances at each other...there were so many moments like these throughout the day. We loved documenting every second.

Maria and Kelly from Ritzy Bee Events coordinated the day (and they were AMAZING, as always); Design Cuisine provided the delicious food and incredible dessert bar; Philippa Tarrant created the lovely florals; Simplesong Design created all of the stunning printed goods; and DJ D-Mac provided the music and kept everyone on the dance floor.

Katherine + Ken - we were honored to capture your day! Hugs to you both!













Meridian House in Washington, DC
Meridian House in Washington, DC
Meridian House in Washington, DC
Meridian House in Washington, DC
Meridian House in Washington, DC
Meridian House in Washington, DC
Meridian House in Washington, DC
Meridian House in Washington, DC
Meridian House in Washington, DC
Meridian House in Washington, DC
Meridian House in Washington, DC
Meridian House in Washington, DC
Meridian House in Washington, DC
Meridian House in Washington, DC
Meridian House in Washington, DC
Meridian House in Washington, DC

Wednesday
Apr202011

Katherine + Ken | Sneak Peek

This spectacular winter celebration at the Meridian House is coming up next...

Saturday
Apr092011

Terp Thon 2011 

Terp Thon 2011

Terp Thon is a student run philanthropy organization at the University of Maryland that raises money for Children's National Medical Center. They hold a year-long fundraiser, and then end with a dance marathon where the students stay on their feet for 12 hours, raising awareness about this amazing hospital and Children's Miracle Network. The first Terp Thon was held in April 2010 with 250 dancers and $56,000 raised - the highest amount that any national dance marathon has ever raised in its first year. This year's Terp Thon had over 1,000 dancers, and they raised $138,629.44, which is the highest amount any national dance marathon has ever raised in its second year, too - incredible!

It was heartwarming and inspiring to document this event and to be able to meet some of the miracle children and their families. This was also special to me because one of our blogger friends, KT, has a beautiful daughter who was cared for by a wonderful team at Children's National Medical Center. Looking forward to seeing how much Terp Thon raises for 2012!

Terp Thon 2011
Terp Thon 2011
Terp Thon 2011
Terp Thon 2011
Terp Thon 2011
Terp Thon 2011
Terp Thon 2011
Terp Thon 2011
Terp Thon 2011
Terp Thon 2011
Terp Thon 2011
Terp Thon 2011

Friday
Apr082011

Now Offering MVP Photobooths! 

Maria Vicencio Photography is now offering photobooths - woohoo! We debuted our first one at Kiersten and Beau's wedding a few weeks ago, and it was so much fun! If you're a current client and are interested in adding a photobooth to your wedding collection, just contact us and we'll send you additional details and pricing.

Below are some of our favorite shots from Kiersten and Beau's wedding :) HUGE props to my sister, Aimee, for making the drive to Baltimore and working the booth for us!

wedding photobooth
wedding photobooth

Wednesday
Apr062011

Published in Baltimore Bride and Brides Washington, DC + Maryland

Baltimore Bride magazine

We're so honored to have Stacy and Jon's wedding published in Baltimore Bride magazine's Spring/Summer 2011 edition! We haven't had a chance to blog their wedding, but we wanted to post about their feature before the magazine is off the newsstands. This wedding was absolutely incredible with so many unique touches of Stacy and Jon's personalities. Vibrant colors, a glowing bride and groom, a ridiculously fun bridal party, seaglass boutonnieres, and a tater tot bar and popcorn stand made for an awesome celebration. Their ceremony was held at Holy Cross Church, and their reception was held at the American Visionary Art Museum. See some of their pictures on Baltimore Bride's site HERE.

Their amazing vendors included wedding coordination by Kate Beck of Kate Beck Events; makeup + hair by Amie Decker of Amie Decker Beauty; flowers by Flowers & Fancies; catering by Innovative Gourmet; cake by Mary Elliott; lighting by Perkins Productions; and music by The Mustangs Band.


We also had one of our favorite pictures from Annie and Brad's gorgeous Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding published in Brides Washington, DC and Brides Maryland magazines' Spring/Summer 2011 editions! Their picture is at the top right.

And Laura and Johnathon's stunning vintage-inspired wedding at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick was published in the Fall/Winter 2010 editions of Brides Washington, DC and Brides Maryland magazines. Sadly, I didn't get a chance to post about it when it was on the newsstands, but I still want to give them love. You can see some of their pictures on Brides' site HERE.


I will eventually post shots from all of these beautiful weddings. We just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to Stacy and Jon, Annie and Brad, and Laura and Johnathon for trusting us to document their days. We are so grateful and lucky.

Wednesday
Mar162011

Kiersten and Beau | Engaged

It was a ridiculously chilly day in DC, but Kiersten and Beau were still game for pictures! These two were so sweet to each other, and we loved getting to know them! We walked around Meridian Hill Park and the surrounding streets, and then ducked into Eatonville to warm up with some wine (we definitely want to go back there to eat - the food looked so yummy). Kiersten and Beau are tying the knot this weekend in Baltimore, and we can't wait to share their pictures!








Friday
Mar042011

Erika and Alex | St. Michaels Wedding

We love everything about St. Michaels...the small town feel, friendly people, relaxing atmosphere, great restaurants and stores, stunning water views... When Erika and Alex told us they were getting married there, we were ecstatic! Lovely handmade details and jewel-toned colors were incorporated throughout their wedding. And, of course, Erika and Alex were beaming with happiness, surrounded by their family and friends. They were married at Christ Church, which is located in the heart of the town, and their reception was held at Alex's parents' house on the water. The celebration ended with a massive dance party under the stars and a sparkler send-off on the St. Michaels Trolley. It was a wonderful day. A special thank you to Andi, our friend Leigh's sister, for sending Erika and Alex our way!


Monday
Feb142011

Kim + Jeremy | Maternity

I feel like this winter is the season of babies! Several of our friends and past clients are expecting or have given birth recently - I love it! If you've been following our blog for awhile, you may remember one of our favorite couples/friends/body doubles, Kim + Jeremy, from their Trash the Dress session. These two have been cheerleaders for our business from the beginning. So many of our awesome clients have been referred by them - we can't express how grateful we are. We were honored to be able to photograph them again and document their pending arrival. Their beautiful baby girl was born on Feb 5th! We're so excited to meet her. Here are a few of our favorites from our afternoon with the soon-to-be-parents. We started out at their house (their baby's room is AMAZING), and then we headed to the Baltimore Museum of Industry...so much fun.










Tuesday
Feb082011

Katherine + Ken 

He interviewed her for her first job out of college. She got the job. They fell in love. And the rest is history. Katherine and Ken are two of the nicest people we've ever met. And they have great style - how fabulous are Katherine's yellow heels? :) They were married in a beautiful ceremony at the Meridian House a few weeks ago. We can't wait to post about it, but first, here are a few of our favorite shots from their engagement session in Georgetown.







Tuesday
Feb012011

January Love

After a few weeks off from shooting in December, we jumped back into the game last month with two engagement sessions, two maternity sessions, and a wedding. It feels good to be back. Below are a few sneak peeks...

Katherine + Ken
Avery + Drew
Kiersten + Beau
Bia + Steve
Kim + Jeremy

*Sigh*... we love our clients.

Monday
Jan242011

MSP Polar Bear Plunge 2011

This Saturday, Drew and I will once again take part in the MSP Polar Bear Plunge at Sandy Point State Park to help raise money for the athletes of Special Olympics Maryland! We'll be taking a dip into the FREEZING Chesapeake Bay with about 10,000 other people, hoping to bring awareness to the thousands of citizens with intellectual disabilities, and to honor our sweet 4 year old nephew, Vinnie.

I've set a personal fundraising goal, and would love some help to reach it - any amount would be greatly appreciated! It all goes to a wonderful cause! Please visit my fundraising page here: http://plunge15.kintera.org/mvmiller.

If you'd like to learn more about this awesome event, please visit the MSP Polar Bear Plunge website to find out all of the details. Thank you so much for your support!

Below is a collage of pictures from the last plunge we participated in. The water was a balmy 34 degrees.

And because he's such a cutie, here's a picture of Vinnie with his Titas (which means "aunts" in Tagalog).

Tuesday
Jan112011

Julie + Ryan | Engaged

I know, I know...two blog posts in one week is unheard of for me! 2011 is going to be the year of more blogging :) We spent a wonderful afternoon with a sweet couple, Julie + Ryan, in Annapolis. Love these two! The second we met them, we knew they were going to be a blast. They were up for anything! We had fun roaming the streets downtown and then hitting the beach for some sunset shots. They're getting married this August in St. Michael's. We can't wait!