Wedding of the Week


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

October 9, 2013

By RF Staff

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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