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RF Wedding of the Week: A Joyous Annapolis Affair by Redfield Photography

John Awad and Marisa Rebecca of the Philadelphia-based Redfield Photography recently shot the Annapolis, Maryland wedding of Katie and Niklas at St. John’s College.

Screen Shot 2013-10-09 at 1.51.45 PMThe love story of Katie (who’s from Maryland) and Niklas (who’s from Sweden) began in Australia where they met while studying abroad.

Screen Shot 2013-10-09 at 11.56.05 AMKatie explains what it was like meeting Niklas for the first time in an article she wrote for the Annapolis Bay Weekly: “Having just traveled for 24 hours straight halfway around the world, I was in no state to make new friends, much less meet the love of my life. The frigid February temperatures I left behind at home made Western Australia’s 100 degrees feel even hotter as I shed layers of winter clothing. My internal clock was completely upside-down with jet lag. And I hadn’t showered in at least as long as I’d been traveling.” “Yet meeting Nik—one of my seven housemates during my semester studying abroad—washed away my bad mood. For three hours I listened, intrigued, to his stories of work in a Norwegian fish factory, a 30-hour bus ride through Thailand and other adventures of a well-traveled Swede.”

Screen Shot 2013-10-09 at 11.56.15 AM Screen Shot 2013-10-09 at 11.55.36 AM Screen Shot 2013-10-09 at 11.55.02 AM From this point forward the couple was inseparable. And when the semester abroad ended, they held strong when each of them returned to their home countries, separated by a sea and 3,600 miles.  And one year later, they were living in Delaware together…and then London, and then Sweden.

Screen Shot 2013-10-09 at 11.56.43 AM Screen Shot 2013-10-09 at 11.57.46 AM It was fitting that the day marking the joining of their lives was filled with plenty of nautical details and classic American influences.

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As well as traditional Swedish influences…

Screen Shot 2013-10-09 at 11.58.17 AMMarisa, of Redfield Photography, explains that her business is also a labor of love: “John and I met about six years ago in art school, and have been dating and shooting together since then. We both collaborate on and co-own Redfield.” The two have been in business together for the past three years and average 35-40 weddings per season, she says.

Screen Shot 2013-10-09 at 11.57.56 AM Screen Shot 2013-10-09 at 11.58.05 AM Screen Shot 2013-10-09 at 11.58.39 AM As for equipment, the duo each shoots with the Canon 5D Mark III camera and a smattering of lenses (50mm L, 35mm L, 85mm L, 70-200mm 2.8 L, 45mm TSE) as well as Canon 580 EX II flashes.

Screen Shot 2013-10-09 at 11.57.17 AM Screen Shot 2013-10-09 at 11.56.58 AM Screen Shot 2013-10-09 at 11.58.54 AM   Screen Shot 2013-10-09 at 12.01.19 PM Screen Shot 2013-10-09 at 12.00.58 PM Screen Shot 2013-10-09 at 12.00.43 PM More images from this wedding can be viewed here.

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Lindsay Comstock

Lindsay Comstock

Lindsay Comstock (aka Visual Musings) loves photography. She eats and breathes it—contemplating it, looking at it, writing about it and creating images herself, sometimes with 120 film, sometimes with her DSLR. She is the senior editor of Rangefinder magazine when she isn't rambling around Brooklyn.

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