Wedding at the Baltimore Zoo Mansion House | Rachel and Ryan

Thursday, October 05, 2017

baltimore zoo wedding portrait with bride, groom and penguin

I've seen some crazy things at weddings over the years: met movie stars, had people pass out in the middle of the ceremony, and witnessed naked swimmers frolicking in the surf behind a beach wedding. But I've never had a penguin waddle up and insert herself into the portrait session! Fantastic! 

Rachel and Ryan got married at the Baltimore Zoo Mansion House, a beautiful spot tucked away in Druid Hill Park. After a ceremony on the grounds, we got to go on a private tour of the zoo for a few portraits. The reception was held in the Mansion House, where Lilly the penguin joined everyone at the cocktail party. There was also a real, live Maryland terrapin on hand, which was appropriate given the large number of Terps at the party (including me!) 

After a great meal, the dance floor was jumping for hours. I'm sure everyone at the event will remember this one for many years to come, and no doubt Lilly had some great stories to share with her fellow penguins the next morning. 

Posted by Dennis on 10/05 at 09:15 AM