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    Star Wars Wedding

    Star Wars Wedding

    Sometimes as a wedding photographer you get to photograph a wedding outside the box. How about a Star Wars wedding? How about a Star Wars Wedding on the release date of the movie? It would also take place in a movie theater at the stroke of midnight. This would also be a night that immediately following the wedding ceremony, the wedding guests would partake in the viewing of The Force Awakens. That is the story line for Michelle and Chuck’s wedding day. Here is one image that sums it up. I’d say it was quite epic!

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    Stars Wars Wedding Bride and Groom

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    Wedding Photography for a Thematic Wedding

    As a wedding photographer, we are always prepared for almost anything. When we were hired by Michelle and Chuck to photograph their thematic wedding we weren’t exactly sure what type of images we would capture. We knew we would face serious restrictions because their wedding would take place at a movie theater. When you are photographing in a public place there are many restrictions that can apply. Many times we are working with the management with the venue. In this case, we went a step further and had to work with the local police force. If it were not for the help of the local officers we would not have been able to capture the outdoor wedding shots. We want to give a BIG shout out to the security team that was present.

    We knew some of the details of the wedding prior to our arrival. We knew that we would we photographing in the theater and hopefully outside the theater. We knew that there would be no natural light since the wedding ceremony was at midnight. We knew that the bride and groom would be dressed as Princess Leia and Han Solo. We also knew that the wedding guests would be dressed in costume.

    To prepare for the evening we wanted to think through some iconic Star Wars posing. We also knew that we would need various sources of photographic lighting to accomplish our creative goals. We were also prepared to have a thematic background with photographic lighting to capture the wedding guests. With all that in mind we prepared for a night of fun that would not disappoint.

    View more of our portfolio here.

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    Star Wars Wedding Bride & Groom
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    Star Wars Wedding Guests
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    Star Wars Wedding Bride with Darth Vader
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    Star Wars Wedding
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    Wedding Guests
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    Star Wars Wedding Fun
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    Star Wars Wedding Guests in Costume
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    Star Wars Sith
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    Star Wars Bride & Groom
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    Star Wars Wedding Groom & Chewy

    You can read more about planning your own stylized shoot here.

    If you are interested in getting more information on our wedding photography or other photographic services, contact us today!

     

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    Destination Wedding Photographers,  Destination Wedding Photography,  International Wedding Photographers,  Wedding Photographers,  Wedding Photography,  Weddings

    San Francisco Engagement Session | Sara & Rich

    San Francisco Engagement Session

    Are you recently engagement and looking for a photographer for your San Francisco engagement pictures? Contact us today for more details.

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    San Francisco Engagement Session

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    Engagement Sessions

    Ah…who doesn’t love a beautiful engagement session. For us, there is nothing more beautiful then photographing two people in love.

    We had a great time with Sara and Rich on their engagement photo shoot. We were lucky that those chose us to photograph both their engagement session and their wedding. Both their engagement session and wedding were in San Francisco. We had never met Sara and Rich until our plane landed and we met up at Baker Beach. Baker Beach is such a gorgeous place to photograph. The setting couldn’t be more gorgeous. On a clear or nearly clear day there is a spectacular view of the Golden Gate Bridge. What could be more iconic to San Francisco then that? We learned about the Baker Beach Golden Gate Bridge perspective while shooting a maternity session there last year. You can view that here. The big contrast between these two photo sessions on Baker Beach was the fog. For Sara and Rich we had a “Chamber of Commerce” type of day, or in other words, perfect. For our maternity session, it was a typical San Francisco foggy day, however, still beautiful in it’s own right.

    We have such amazing clients. Not only do we only have gorgeous clients, but they are willing to do anything for a great engagement picture! At moments on their session the air became quite breezy and brisk. There were no complaints from the stunningly dressed Sara in her gorgeous dress. Then there was also the hiking up the weather worn, out of level, rocks we trekked to capture the crashing of the San Francisco Bay. Still no complaints from Sara and Rich.

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    Engagement Session at Baker Beach
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    Engagement Picture
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    Waves Crashing on Baker Beach
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    Golden Gate Bridge Engagement Session

     

    Outdoor Engagement Photos

    We love our outdoor engagement sessions. We love photographing beautiful people in beautiful locations. Scott comes from a landscape photography background. Now that you know that, looking at his images, I think that it will be an ah ha moment for you. We often incorporate the landscape into our images. It gives the viewer a since of where they were, and also the subject, or client, can recall many details that may have been missed during the photo shoot. These things may be how green the grass was, the rustling in the branches or the waves crashing on the shore. Sometimes it’s difficult for the subject to remember all of that. When we shoot with this perspective, it brings back all those wonderful details of the area where their photo shoot took place.

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    Beautiful Sunset Engagement Picture
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    Outdoor Engagement Picture
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    Engagement Session
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    Romantic Engagement Picture

    If you are a photographer and you see some poses that you like, you may be interested in our Couples Posing Guide. Sara and Rich were great subjects and posed well on their own, however, it is great to always have a reference when you need one!

    Here are some more of our favorite engagement session photos.

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    If you are getting married in the San Francisco Bay area, we would love to be your photographer! Contact us today for more details.

    We are international destination wedding photographers serving the USA and beyond.

     

     

     

     

     

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    Destination Wedding,  Weddings

    Destination Wedding – Ashley and Chris Got Married

    Destination Wedding – Ashley and Chris Got Married

    Are you looking for a destination wedding photographer? We would love to talk to you.

    Contact us today!

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    Bride and Groom

     Indiana Wedding Photography

    As a wedding photographer, we love photographing in different locations. For most photographers this may be a challenge but for us, we thrive on it. We love the idea of being in a location that is unique to us. Indiana was one of those places.

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    Bride by a Rustic Barn
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    Bride

    What seems so common for Indiana natives, is unique to others. Barns, prairies and cornfields really got us excited about Chris and Ashley’s wedding photography.

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    Bride and Groom with Vintage Car

    Bride Getting Ready Photos

    We cherish the time that we get to spend photographing a bride getting ready. When we have mom involved in the process we love it even more. The time spent with a mom and daughter on a wedding day is valuable. Being chosen to be the wedding photographer is priceless.

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    Mom Helping Bride Get Ready for Her Wedding
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    Bride and Mom Photo
    Destination Wedding - Ashley and Chris Got Married
    Stunning Bridal Portrait

    First Look Wedding Pictures

    Who doesn’t love a first look? Well, I can tell you as a wedding photographer we love it. We find that if a bride and groom decide to do a first look we get real emotion. The wedding day is a buzz and a first look seems to calm the soul. We find that during a first look a bride and groom get to really enjoy their time together, cherish each other and take a deep breath. While we are photographing the first look we stay rather stealthy so that we don’t interfere with the emotion. We position the groom facing away from where the bride will enter. We always choose an area where the groom will hear the bride approaching. The bride then will give the groom a little tap and when he turns around, the magic happens.

    We then are able to capture some private portraits of the bride a groom. Here are just a few of our favorites from the wedding.

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    Bride and Groom First Look Photo
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    Bride and Groom
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    Bride and Groom in Flowers

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    Wedding Ceremony Photos

    Here are a few of our favorite wedding ceremony pictures.

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    Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Photo

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    Bridal Party Photos

    We love the time we have with our bridal party taking their photos.

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    Fun Bridal Party Photo

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    Wedding Day Photos

    We have so many favorite wedding day photos from this wedding, but we can’t post them all. We will leave you with a few more here.

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    The Wedding Rings

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    We are Virginia wedding photographers serving Virginia and beyond. Contact us today regarding your upcoming wedding!

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  • Virginia Wedding Photograher Theresa and Victor
    Weddings

    Virginia Wedding Photographer – Sacred Heart Church – Chrysler Museum Wedding

    Virginia Wedding Photographer – Sacred Heart Church – Chrysler Museum Wedding

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    Beautiful Bride and Groom

     

    Sacred Heart Church and Chrysler Museum Wedding

    Theresa and Victor were married at two of the most beautiful venues in Norfolk. Sacred Heart Church and the Chrysler Museum of Art.

    When you look at these stunning wedding pictures you may think to yourself, “Who couldn’t have a stunning wedding at those two venues?”. If you are thinking that, you would be wrong. A gorgeous flawless wedding like Theresa’s and Victor’s only comes under the direction of an excellent wedding planner. Ted Martinez of Ted Martinez Event Management was the key. Theresa and Victor gave Ted their perfect wedding vision and Ted and his team made it a reality. He not only made it a reality, he went over and beyond.

    The day started at the Norfolk Marriott.

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    Elegant Bridal Gown Display
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    Stunning Bride

    The hotel room was a buzz with the excitement of the wedding day. There we found the bridesmaids, the bride, the parents of the brides and some very special vendors. Sarah Rillon was a very busy make up artist creating flawless makeup and Pin Up Doll Hair Design was working her magic on the bridal party.

    The video team from Light Works Films was also capturing all the excitement on film.

    In the picture above you will see all the beautiful wedding details. With the unique wedding invitation being created by Kat Blu Studios, Day of Stationery created by Paper Stylist. They set the tone for the elegant wedding day.

    Sacred Heart Catholic Church Wedding Ceremony

    Loading up the bridal party in style they were transported by the Truffle Shuffle.

    Now it was time for the Filipino wedding ceremony of Theresa and Victor.

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    Wedding Ceremony Guest in Waiting

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    Emotional Bride and Groom During Wedding Ceremony

    Theresa and Victor exited their wedding ceremony in style. What a fun balloon send off for the bride and groom. The wedding balloons were from Hi5Balloons. It was so much fun!

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    Balloon Send Off at Wedding

     

    Bride and Groom | Bridal Party Portraits

    After the wedding ceremony we headed out to the beautiful gardens of downtown Norfolk. The bride and groom arrived in style in a gorgeous vintage Rolls Royce from Royal Coach Limousine.

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    Stunning Bride and Groom
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    Wedding Party

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    Beautiful Bride and Groom Photo
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    Beautiful Bride and Groom

     

    Chrysler Museum Wedding Reception

    Once we arrived at the Chrysler Museum of Art it was obviously that this wedding reception was going to be the pinnacle of the day. For a bride and groom the wedding day can become a blur so that is why it is so important to have great wedding photography to capture all the details of the day. Theresa and Victor’s wedding reception was full of amazing details.

    We love when our wedding day is surrounded by vendors that are truly the A-Team. Blue Steel Lighting set the tone for the entire reception. They made the ambiance of the room stunning. With the Florals and Designs by Ivie Joy Flowers & Events they made the room breathtaking. That was not where it stopped. The catering was by Cuisine and Company, the talented Jamestown Quartet, the gorgeous cake by Shockley’s Sweet Shoppe and caricature drawings by talented caricature artists for the guests.

    As the wedding reception processed, we were entertained by the sounds of the A-Town A-List. I have to tell you, hands down, one of the best bands I have ever heard.

    Now, here are some of the amazing wedding reception details.

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    A-Town A-List
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    Stunning Wedding Centerpiece
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    Wedding Guest Gifts
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    Elegant Wedding Cake
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    Wedding Rings
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    Bride and Groom in Rolls Royce

     

    If you are looking for Virginia wedding photographer, we would love to talk to you. You can read more on all of our photography services.

    Learn more about our destination wedding photography services.

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    Meet Scott and Adina Hayne of Hayne Photographers

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    Celebrations,  Weddings

    Virginia Wedding Photography | Norfolk Town Point Club

    Virginia Wedding Photography | Norfolk Town Point Club

    If you want to learn more about our wedding photography, contact us today.

    Virginia Wedding Photography | Norfolk Town Point Club
    Bride Groom In Elevator

    Jessica and David had an amazing wedding day celebration. Their wedding day started out at the Norfolk Downtown Marriott. That is where all the preparation photos were taken for their wedding day. From there we headed out to the Norfolk Town Point Club.

    Have a look at an overview of their amazing wedding day in this wedding day slideshow.

     

    Wedding Day Photography

    In case you missed their first blog post, check out more about Jessica and David’s wedding. There you will find out all the details of how this day came to be such a success.

    As wedding photographers we love it when our clients choose a beautiful setting for their wedding. Jessica and David did exactly that. Having beautiful people with beautiful details in a beautiful setting makes our wedding photography an easy job. We strive to capture every detail possible on a wedding day.

    We begin our day photographing details. The wedding dress, the wedding shoes, we photograph it all. Next we move onto the preparation shots of the bride and groom.

    Here are a few more of our favorite wedding day preparation and detail photos.

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    Wedding Shoes
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    Handsome Groom

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    Bride and Groom Wedding Photography

    We are always excited about photographing a wedding. There is a very special time of the day that we get really excited about. That is the time that we get to spend privately with the bride and groom. We always recommend that the bride and groom set aside 30-45 minutes for creative bride and groom photos. That way we are able to create one of a kind wedding portraits. Here are a few more of our favorite wedding day photos.

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    Dramatic Bride and Groom

     

    We are Virginia wedding photographers based in Norfolk, Virginia. We are Virginia Beach and Norfolk wedding photographers serving Tidewater and beyond. To learn more about all of our photography services click here.

    If you are ready to schedule your own portrait session or book us for your wedding, contact us today!

     

     

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    Weddings

    Virginia Beach Wedding Photographers| Allison and Ryan

    Virginia Beach Wedding Photographers

    Are you getting married and looking for Virginia Beach wedding photographers? Contact us today!

    Virginia Beach Wedding Photographers
    Wedding First Look

     

    Allison and Ryan’s Wedding Day Slideshow

    We love putting together a wedding day slideshow that gives you an overview in pictures of a wedding day. There is something about putting wedding photos to music and creating a story. Take a minute and walk through Ryan and Allison’s stunning wedding day.

    The Founder’s Inn Wedding Photos

    You may have already read about Allison and Ryan’s wedding, but to me, you can never see too many wedding pictures! The Founder’s Inn was the perfect setting for the perfect southern wedding. Through months of planning, Allison and Ryan created an unforgettable wedding day. Allison and Ryan personally contributed many cool DIY wedding day items. Through all of their hard planning the wedding day was flawless.

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    Bride and Groom Dip

    From the wedding first look photos to the departure, it was like a fairytale wedding. Here are a few wedding day first look photos.

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    First Look

     

    Wedding Ceremony Pictures

    Allison and Ryan had many wedding ceremony traditions. One of their traditions was Jumping the Broom. If you are not familiar with this tradition, I would encourage your to read about it. It is an expression meaning “To get married”. It is an an African-American tradition stemming from the days of slavery. It is always an exciting moment when the bride and groom jump the broom. We are always excited to capture these wedding photos.

    Other Wedding Day Photos

    We had so many favorite wedding day pictures. Here are a few more.

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    Stunning Wedding Bouquet
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    Groom Boutineer with Charm Photo

     

    If you are getting married, we would love to share with you our services as Virginia Beach wedding photographers. Contact us today!

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    Weddings

    Virginia Wedding Photography | Melissa & Seth

    Virginia Wedding Photography

    Are you looking for Virginia wedding photography? We would love to talk with you! Contact us today!

    Virginia Wedding Photography
    Bride and Groom at Chrysler Museum of Art

    Wedding Day Photo Slideshow

    Melissa and Seth’s Chrysler Museum Wedding

    When you are looking around for a stunning venue for your Virginia wedding photography, you want to visit the Chrysler Museum of Art. It is simply stunning. It recently has gone through a total renovation and is simply breathtaking. As you can see from the night photo above, it doesn’t matter if it is day or night, it is still beautiful. Located in downtown Norfolk and nestled by the Hague River you will observe a stunning art museum that doubles as a breathtaking venue in the evening.

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    Wedding First Dance

     

    Traditional Jewish Wedding Ceremony

    When I think about Melissa and Seth, they make me smile. They seem like the perfect match. I love the way that they seem to balance each other.

    We had the absolute joy of being their wedding photographer. While we photographed their wedding I loved observing their love for each other. Melissa is fun and spontaneous, while Seth is well planned and somewhat calculated. Having these two types of personalities in a marriage is perfect because they complete each other.

    Here is an example in photos of their personality. Prior to their main wedding ceremony we photographed their private traditional Jewish ceremony.

    At this point in the ceremony the Rabi said something like this. “It’s tradition for the groom to remove the veil from the bride to ensure that he is indeed marrying the correct woman.”. This was a funny moment at their Ketubah ceremony as Melissa said, “Surprise! It’s me!”.

    Who couldn’t love these two and simply enjoy being their wedding photographer?

    Wedding Day Pictures

    Here are a few more of our favorite wedding day photos.

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    Bride and Groom Sharing Wedding Gifts
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    Bride and Groom Private Meeting

     

    To see more from Melissa and Seth’s wedding, check out their previous blog post.

    If you would like to learn more about any of our photographic services, contact us today!

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    Weddings

    Norfolk Wedding Photography | Katie and Josh

    Norfolk Wedding Photography

    Are you getting married and interested in our services for Norfolk wedding photography? Contact us today!

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    Bride and Groom Kiss

     

    Katie and Josh’s Chrysler Wedding Slideshow

    Katie and Josh’s Wedding Day Photography

    What a joy it was to be able to spend the day with Katie and Josh for their wedding. As a wedding photographer we love beautiful people and beautiful venues. We had both of those with Katie and Josh.

    They chose one of the most beautiful wedding venues in Norfolk. The newly remodeled Chrysler Museum of Art is simply stunning.

    To add to the interest of Katie and Josh’s wedding day, there was a very special traveling piece of art of display in the Hague River. It was the traveling duck designed by Florentijn Hofman.

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    Bride Angry at Florentijn Hofman Duck
    Bride and Groom with Florentijn Hofman Duck
    Bride and Groom with Florentijn Hofman Duck

    Katie really wasn’t upset with the duck, we just thought we would create some fun wedding pictures with it. Since the duck it about 40′ tall, embracing it really wasn’t an option.

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    Wedding Party with Florentjn Hofman Duck

     

    Wedding Day Photography

    If you missed their first blog post, you may want to read more about Katie and Josh’s wedding day. There you will find more details about the wedding day and more wedding day photos!

    Here are a few more of our favorite wedding photos from their amazing wedding.

    Bride and Groom Kissing
    Bride and Groom Kissing

    If you like Katie and Josh’s wedding photos your may want to see more of our wedding portfolio.

    If you are looking for Norfolk wedding photography, we would love to give you more information regarding our photographic services. Contact us today.

     

     

     

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    Weddings

    Norfolk Wedding Photographer | Jessica and David Got Married!

    Norfolk Wedding Photographer

    Are you getting ready for your wedding and looking for a Norfolk Wedding Photographer? We would love for you to check out more of our wedding portfolio.

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    Beautiful Bride and Groom

     Jessica and David’s Wedding Day

    Meet Jessica and David. They are a beautiful bride and groom, with beautiful families. When you have a gorgeous bride and groom, with gorgeous families you create a gorgeous wedding. When you have a gorgeous wedding we are able to create beautiful wedding photos.

    As a wedding photographer, we live for weddings like theirs. We have photographed a number of Jessica’s friends and family’s weddings so this wedding day was really special for us. I would venture to say it was almost like a family reunion.

    As a wedding photographer, there is no greater reward then to serve multiple families that are connected.

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    Dramatic Bride and Groom Portrait

     

    Wedding Day Planning

    The perfect wedding day starts with the perfect wedding team. This stunning wedding was under the direction of Graceful Designs. As usual she headed up her “A” team of vendors to make the wedding day a success. With a wedding cake by PattiCakes, floral design and decor by Graceful Designs, videography by Franklin Fitzgerald, make up by Candice Rauch, hair stylist by Fabienne McLaughlin of Cole Stevens, lighting by Events East Coast Lighting and the newly renovated Town Point Club, you can’t go wrong. As a Norfolk wedding photographer we are so excited about the redesigned Town Point Club in downtown Norfolk.

     

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    Bride and Groom Walking

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    Wedding Day Detail Photos

    Wedding detail pictures are so much fun to capture. With so much planning going into a wedding day, we try to photograph all the different elements.

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    Bridal Accessories Photo

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    Wedding Day Photos

    Here are a few more of our favorite wedding day pictures from their amazing wedding day.

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    Stunning Bridal Portrait

    Check back soon for more of Jessica and David’s wedding day photos when we release their entire wedding!

    If you are looking to learn more about our photography services, check that out here.

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    Weddings

    Portsmouth Wedding Photographers | Jennifer & Landon’s Wedding Day

    Portsmouth Wedding Photographers

    Are you looking for Portsmouth wedding photographers? Maybe you are getting married in a different city. We are Virginia Beach, Norfolk and destination wedding photographers. We would love to give you information regarding your wedding day photography. Contact us today for more information!

    Romantic Bride and Groom Photo
    Romantic Bride and Groom Photo

     

    Jennifer and Landon’s Wedding Day Photo Slideshow

    We love to create a wedding day photo slideshow for our bride’s and groom. This helps us put images with music to create their wedding day story. Here is just a small glimpse into their beautiful wedding day.

     

    Wedding Day Pictures

    If you are reading about Jennifer and Landon’s wedding day for the first time, you may want to check out their original blog post. Their wedding day was nothing short of amazing. Tucked away in one of Portsmouth’s best kept secrets, they had their wedding day ceremony. I call it the secret garden. Then they just stepped next door to a beautiful art studio for their wedding reception. They were surrounded by friends and family for their special day. Though they had what they called a small wedding ceremony, the secret garden was packed with loved ones that celebrated with them. We love being chosen to be the wedding photographers for such cherished events. We thrive on capturing unique, one of a kind wedding portraits. Jennifer and Landon helped us do that. Since they were beautiful and chose a beautiful location, that made our wedding photography easy.

    Here are a few more of our favorite wedding day photos.

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    Bride and Groom Kissing

     

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    Here you can see more of our wedding  portfolio.

    If you are getting married and need more information regarding Hayne Photographers being your wedding photographer, you can read more here.

     

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    Celebrations,  Weddings

    Chrysler Museum Wedding Photographer – – Melissa and Seth’s Jewish Wedding

    Chrysler Museum Wedding Photographer

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    Chrysler Museum Wedding Photographer
    Bride and Groom Night Photo

     

    Melissa and Seth’s Jewish Wedding

    It was a beautiful weekend when we photographed Melissa and Seth’s wedding. It was a Sunday wedding and was the perfect way to finish out the weekend. As a wedding photographer we are always excited about what traditions will be celebrated. To be a well rounded wedding photographer, you must be familiar with all traditions. Whether it’s a Protestant wedding, a Jewish wedding, an Indian wedding, a Greek Orthodox wedding, it makes no difference to us. We are very familiar with all of them and the traditions that we will be photographing.

    For Melissa and Seth, it was a beautiful Jewish wedding. Their wedding was complete with a custom, beautiful Ketubah, a gorgeous Chuppah and breaking the glass. They had it all, and then some. Not only was the weather perfect for a wedding, the location was equally as great.

    They were married at the newly remodeled Chrysler Museum of Art. If you haven’t had a chance to visit the Chrysler in a while you will love what they have done!

    We love to work with amazing couples and their families. We also love working with amazing vendors. The wedding day was under the direction of Antonia Christianson Events. As a wedding photographer we love working with great coordinators. They make our day flawless.

    Many other great vendors were in attendance helping the wedding go off with out a hitch. Fluttering Flowers, Cake Delights, Cuisine and Company, Stage Right Lighting, The Boardwalk Photobooth Company, Kristal Lane Beauty and the band, In Full. Melissa’s gown was from Wedding Atelier. We just loved her wedding gown with the beautiful bolero.

    Hava Nagila Chair Lift
    Hava Nagila Chair Lift

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    Wedding Preparation Photography

    For a wedding photographer, we feel it is important to have creative wedding photos. That is true for every phases of a wedding day. When we are taking photos during preparation, we are always looking for different angles and composition. When you add these elements it creates interest in your wedding photos.

    If you are a photographer and are stumped on creative composition, our wedding day guide may help.

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    Groom Getting Ready

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    Should I Have a First Look?

    Why a first look, you may ask.  As a wedding photographer, we have photographed hundreds of weddings. When one of our bride and groom’s have a “first look”, we find these results.

    1. The bride and groom feel complete once they see each other. The wedding day, no matter how prepared you are, you are going to have butterflies. We find that when our bride and groom chose a first look, those butterflies are diminished immediately!

    2. It’s the best that a bride is going to look on her wedding day! Dress perfect…check, make up perfect…check, and hair perfect….check, check.

    3. It gives a bride and groom some down time to really enjoy each other on a hectic wedding day.

     

    How Do We Photograph a First Look?

    1. We find a beautiful location that is undisturbed by people, so it is truly a private meeting.

    2. We have the groom facing away so that the bride can approach from behind. This allows a great opportunity for great photos. The expression on a groom’s face as he hears his loved one approaching is amazing. Here is a video that has a real first look at the Chrysler Museum.

    3. We always respect the bride and groom’s privacy.

    4. Real Emotion. Often it is hard for a groom to let down his guard in a ceremony where he is surrounded by all the guests. Men don’t often like to let down their guard in a group, but in private, it’s different.

    5. During a first look we will have two of us photographing. One will be focusing on the bride’s reactions and one focused on the groom. This helps tells the whole story.

    6. We capture a few other great photos during that time. After the first look has happened, we get to spend a little extra time capturing additional great pictures.

     

    Melissa and Seth’s First Look

    I think that you will agree, Melissa can not take a bad photo. She is simply stunning!

    Bride and Groom

    Bride and Groom

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     Jewish Wedding Ceremony Photos

    Melissa and Seth’s wedding ceremony took place in the stunning Mary’s Garden. Here are a few of our favorite wedding ceremony pictures.

    Bride’s Procession into Ceremony with Parent’s

    Jewish Wedding Bride Processional
    Jewish Wedding Bride Processional
    Groom at Alter
    Groom at Alter

    Well Wishes

    Well Wishes
    Well Wishes

    Prayer Shawl

    Bride and Groom in Prayer Shawl
    Bride and Groom in Prayer Shawl

    The Marriage Ring

    Jewish Marriage Ring
    The Marriage Ring

    If you’d like to learn more about Jewish Wedding traditions, here is one article.

     

    Creative Bridal Party Pictures

    When you are a wedding photographer you are always trying to be creative when it come to the bridal party photos. At Melissa and Seth’s wedding, we hardly had to think.

    These crazy masks have a sentimental meaning behind them. If you see Melissa and Seth, you will have to ask them the story!

    Unique Bridal Party with Masks
    Unique Bridal Party with Masks