Tess + Johnny | Late Spring Wedding at Linganore Winecellars

I’ve been waiting for this wedding since January and this weekend, Tess and Johnny finally tied the knot!! Every wedding I photograph is so special to me and this one was special times 100 because they are my friends as well as a Marie Medina Couple! They are also the first couple that I have had the honor of photographing their proposal, engagement, and now their wedding. It also was the first wedding I’ve ever photographed where Daniel was there as a guest. It was really fun having him and some of our friends on the dance floor with me! And the best part? I can now introduce you all to Mr. and Mrs. Ruffa!

Tess and Johnny became husband and wife at Linganore Winecellars on Sunday and it could not have been more full of love. The forecast called for rain, but that didn’t phase these two lovebirds! They handled the little twist of moving their ceremony indoors like pros and we were still able to get some stunning ‘Just Married’ portraits afterward overlooking the rolling hills of the vineyards. I went a little overboard on the amount of those that are in this post, but I just couldn’t help myself! Tess and Johnny are too CAWUTE! Tess is such a sweetheart who was giggling all day long. And it’s hard not to giggle along with her when you see how much Johnny loves her! These two are absolutely adorable!

The new Mr. and Mrs. Ruffa are so easy going. They are kind. They are caring. And they make it a point to love one another and their families how God loves them. Being part of this joyful day was so wonderful! Dancing the night away with this crew was my favorite part 😀 (If I’m at your wedding, I will be dancing with my camera in hand y’all!)

I’m not sure I’ve ever had a better wedding party either! They were incredibly helpful and cooperative, but also knew how to tear of up the dance floor! Johnny’s best man rocked his speech and Tess’ maid of honor had even me crying! Both of their families were beyond welcoming. I felt like I was part of the clan!

From the daddy/daughter first look, to Tess’ brothers seeing her, to Johnny’s parents, to his reaction to seeing his bride…I was an emotional wreck all day! Luckily, I have learned to shoot through the tears 🙂

Thank you so much Tess and Johnny for allowing me to serve and celebrate with you on Sunday! Thank you to both of your families and all your friends for being beyond wonderful. And thank you to this amazing team of vendors who made the whole day possible!


Venue: Linganore Winery

Bridal Gown: The Perfect Dress

Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Azazie

Groom’s Attire: Macy’s, Kohl’s, The Tie Bar

Florals: The Bride herself!!

Catering: Fine Cuisine Catering

DJ: DJ Short Stax



Happy honeymooning you two! I love you both and I hope you’re already loving marriage!!!

  1. Leah Johnson says:

    You captured the spirit of this very special day and the beginning of Tess and Johnny’s life as husband and wife. They will be a treasure in the years to come. The fun, festive, spirit of the day you captured with your lens and can now be shared with all of us.
    Thank you,

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