I think it will be a long time before this wedding will start to fade in the minds of the people who were there to witness it. We were really honored to be commissioned to be the photographers for the wedding of Tim Bowman Jr and Brelyn Freeman. Whether business or personal, I have been photographing Brelyn since she was about 17 years old and when she and Tim became engaged, I think everyone became excited about what was to come. The wedding ceremony took place at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden located in Upper Marlboro Maryland and the formal reception was held at the Sheraton hotel in Arlington Virginia. I don’t think any one expected what would take place almost immediately following the wedding. From a young girl, Brelyn promised her father, Dr. Michael Freeman, that she would remain a virgin until she was married. Who knew that letting the world know that you saved yourself for marriage would cause such a media frenzy. About an hour after the reception, Brelyn contacted us and asked if we could send her an image that she could post on social media. We sent her the image, she posted the image and then her and Tim left for their honeymoon. While they were gone, a popular gossip site picked up the story and posted it. The post didn’t seem like they were in support of someone who saved themselves for marriage but rather they slightly mocked it. Not to long after it was posted there, the story gained traction on other websites, media outlets and television. It quickly got to the point that we couldn’t even keep up! Friends and family just started taking screen shots and sending us articles that they would come across. Fast forward to today, it seems like things have just started calming down for the happy couple. Tim, an accomplished gospel recording artist, has a Grammy nominated album entitled “LISTEN” which was also nominated for several Stellar awards. Both Tim and Brelyn have their own talk show, The Tim and Brelyn Show, and they keep impacting the world with their story letting everyone know that there is a great reward on the other side of your decision to honor God.
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