“...I'm yours and that's it, forever. You’re mine and that's it, forever."


They're my jam. Sure, I love a gorgeous dress, a bouquet full of peonies, and a beautifully yummy cake. But what I really love about weddings is what most people don't see.


I love being with the couple as they're getting ready. Reminiscing with their wedding party. Nervous jitters. Sweet gifts being exchanged. Mom getting a little tipsy from the mimosas. I love to tease grooms that they're going to cry, and then exchange, "I told you so" smirks as they wait, with tears in their eyes, for the love of their life to walk toward them. And a dad, seeing his daughter in her dress. Oy! Pass the tissues!! Grandparents! So adorable! Parents clinging to each other as their children say, "I do."


When they say that your wedding day goes by in the blink of an eye, it's true. And being entrusted to capture those little moments is one of the greatest honors of my life. 

"I could not have asked for a better wedding photographer! Barb took the time to meet with me before my wedding to create a photo list and a schedule for my wedding day.  Barb also took the time to come to my rehearsal to meet my bridal party and family members.  It was extremely obvious that Barb wanted to do everything that she could to make my wedding day run smoothly.  Barb’s experience allows her to know how much time it takes for photos and how to keep everything organized throughout the day.  On my wedding day, Barb and her wonderful assistant made sure that we kept to our schedule and got all of the pictures (and more!) that I wanted.  Barb makes a personal connection with her clients and makes them feel like a friend!  Barb returned our wedding photos quickly and they were beautiful!  I would recommend Barb to anyone who is looking for an amazing wedding photographer!" 

--Kelsey Hopf

"Hey, Barb... I've got questions." 

Barbara Badstibner

frederick wedding and portrait photographer

serving Maryland, Pennsylvania, virginia and west virginia

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