Charm City- a perfect name for Baltimore. Maggie and Jake were keen to the idea of "the Charm City" being as much of a character in their engagement pictures as they were. Rawling Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, a place that Maggie had wanted to take Jake for a long time, was our first stop. There was a reason for this. Jake's love for plants, particularly succulents, and this was the place to see them in all their glory. This wasn't the last stop for plants. As you will see, there is a plant theme to our day. For a kid who hated gardening, he has developed a passion for plants, and that passion has rubbed off on Maggie. Their wedding colors were inspired by the colors of succulents.
Foodie stop next in Hampden, specifically for tots and tacos at the Golden West Cafe. Jake and Maggie had been telling us about this restaurant, and how it was designed and decorated with an awash of antlers. The food and decor- just charming;)
Boutiques and book stores were our next assignment, and Hampden didn't disappoint on this hot early summer day. Browsing playfully, while posing for candids in some of their favorite shops, they had a great time. It didn't take long before another foodie stop was needed. Our house was calling. Everybody has their favorite place to eat, and our house is Maggie and Jake's. Well, not our house, but R HOUSE. Specifically, a BMORE BRD chicken sandwich from BRD's was calling our names, especially Jake's. With our bellies full, more plants and succulents were calling our name from B.Willow house. This is where Jake get's his inspiration. We understand why. It's a beautiful space.
After a full day of charm, we headed home, but Jake thought that some shots during sunset shouldn't be missed. He had a favorite spot of his that he goes for walks, and finds plants for his terrariums, like moss and such. We almost didn't go, but so glad we did. Those were some of the most romantic photographs of the day.