Anya & Isaac | Ghent United Methodist Ceremony and Backyard Waterfront Reception | Norfolk Wedding Photographer

Anya and Isaac’s beautiful church ceremony, Chrysler Museum portraits, and backyard reception was one of my favorite days last year. I’m not sure I’ve met a more prepared bride, and I was blown away by how well thought-through their day was, even with a shorter engagement. Anya and I worked on a timeline that would make their day flow as smoothly as possible- there were lots of moving pieces and altogether 4 different locations throughout the day, but we made it work! We created a timeline that allowed for intimate moments with their families and as a couple, space to make adjustments (like when she decided to redo her hair after getting ready photos and before going to the ceremony site), and plenty of time for gorgeous bride & groom portraits they will love and treasure for generations to come.

Moments from their day that still stand out to me all these months later:  these two wanted an ‘end of aisle’ moment, but they also wanted to pray together before the ceremony. So they stood on opposite sides of a wall, held hands, prayed and cried, and I could visibly see them relax, all their jitters melt away when they’re together. Then after they were pronounced husband and wife and made their way down the aisle, they slipped up into the church balcony with the biggest smiles I’ve ever seen and just sat and kissed each other for a solid 5 minutes- PRECIOUS.  Later, during the reception, they sat down in the privacy of Anya’s best friend’s kitchen and read a card from Isaac’s grandma, who couldn’t be there to celebrate with them. Tears flowed freely, and it was a precious family moment I felt so honored to witness.

Enjoy my favorites from this beautiful October wedding!



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