Celebrations at the Bay Wedding Photography

Surrounded by the Chesapeake Bay in beautiful Pasadena, Maryland is a picturesque way to exchange your vows and celebrate the start of forever with your partner. Celebrations at the Bay is the perfect wedding venue for couples who dream of having a waterfront wedding and has a wide array of great options for photos on your special day (including many natural light options for the most organic-feeling photos). I’ve put together this article to share some perks that come with picking this awesome venue for your wedding day.

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Wedding Photography

Hey! I’m Jason! I’m a professional wedding photographer based in Northern Virginia and I’m passionate about serving fun-loving couples with documentary wedding photography.

My mission in photography is to create meaningful images. A meaningful image to me is one that documents a special moment in time while capturing authentic emotion. I believe weddings are an experience filled with countless meaningful moments and thus, should stay far away from becoming a photoshoot. For this reason, I use a photojournalistic approach to capture the natural epic and emotional moments throughout the day.

Weddings are awesome because they are passion-filled from beginning to end. The authenticity in the air excites me and it’s so much fun to document the special moments and help couples relive their special day. The final gallery is a visual heirloom that lasts forever and I’m grateful for the trust couples place in me to immortalize such a special time.

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5 Reasons to Get Married at Celebrations at the Bay

1) Waterfront Views

I mean… this pretty much speaks for itself, right? The waterfront views are epic on camera but also have an overall special feel to them. There’s something about the waterside shore breeze that gives life to the day and provides a beautifully serene environment. Friends, family, and all the special people in your life will love the inexplicable elegance that accompanies this unique wedding venue.

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2) Wedding Ceremony and Reception Options

Celebrations at the Bay has a multitude of location options to accommodate your dream wedding. There are three main sections at this wedding venue to choose from – the Tented Vista Ballroom, the Chesapeake Ballroom, and the Knollview House. All three options are all-inclusive meaning you can host both your wedding ceremony and reception.

The Tented Vista Ballroom is ideal for gatherings of around 250 people which includes a larger ceremony spot with an elegant tented reception space afterward. The Chesapeake Ballroom comfortably hosts 150 people and featured both indoor and outdoor ceremony options with the ballroom itself featuring large windows for beautiful natural light photos. The Knollview House features a beautiful ceremony space ideal for smaller gatherings of around 60 guests.

All three options take advantage of the wonderful scenery and have so much more to offer!

outdoor wedding ceremony location by the Chesapeake bay

3) Venue Lighting

While there’s lots of natural light to take advantage of at Celebrations at the Bay, there are also great indoor lighting options too for both receptions and in the event that weather challenges require a change in ceremony scenery. When indoors, the neutral color palettes allow photographers and videographers alike great flexibility when capturing your special day. When the night comes, the indoor venue lighting creates a lovely atmosphere for family and loved ones to dance the night away.

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4) Portrait Locations

Bride and groom portraits at Celebrations at the Bay are ridiculous! The pier provides an excellent opportunity to capture the beautiful waterfront views. Group pictures of friends and family with the Chesapeake Bay in the background are also a bunch of fun to capture.

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5) Full-Service Wedding Day

Celebrations at the Bay offers full-service wedding packages which are great if you’re looking to check a ton of boxes off at once. Can you imagine if your venue, food, drink, table decor, linens, and plates were taken care of all at once? I can personally confirm the catering and details here are great and the fewer things you have to stress out about, the more you can actually enjoy the wedding planning process.

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Location Address

Celebrations at the Bay, 2042 Knollview Ave, Pasadena, MD 21122

Let’s Connect

If you’re looking for a photographer who values authenticity, emotion, and storytelling, I’d be beyond honored to join you on your journey.

Let’s connect, have a friendly chat, and make your wedding an unforgettable experience.

You can see more of my work on my portfolio page or contact me directly using the button below. I can’t wait to hear from you!