May 25, 2008
An Annapolis Naval Academy Wedding
What an exciting time for these young lovers … they graduated from the Naval Academy and got married all in the same weekend! Sarah and Greg were commissioned as 2nd Lieutenants in the Marine Corps. Following basic training they will report to Pensacola, Florida, for flight training as Naval aviators.
Monica and I loved being able to help capture the memories of such an important day in the lives of this young and ambitious couple. And, oh, being surrounded by young men in uniform — what’s not to love about that?!
We had a few minutes to kill while hiding from Monica and the guys before the ceremony. Someone suggested we go over to the fountain for pictures. I got some cool shots of the girls through the cascading water, but this one is even more unusual.
Bridesmaid Daphne watches as Sarah and her mom share a special moment.
Cool lineup of the guys and use of wide angle by Monica!
Junior Groomsman Danny checks out the big boys and their toys.
Classic Monica ring shot!
I caught this shot while setting up for the ceremony. The USNA Chapel has such dramatic light streaming in through the high windows. I love how the light catches the texture of the monogram and casts dark shadows. The white gloves add to the drama.
It’s quite a trek to the altar.
Sarah’s mom requested this classic shot. It’s usually done before or after the ceremony, but I agreed to try it during the recessional even if the wedding party gets backed up ( I got yelled at, but it was worth it!)
The guys preparing to exit the church for the sword arch.
Walking over to Bancroft Hall for more pics before heading over to the reception at Yellowfin. We were in heaven with the soft, beautiful light and grandiose architecture.
Inka Browne of Great Expectations by Inka created the bouquets for the wedding!
Monica shot tight for the first dance.
I shot wide!
"You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling" performed by the groomsmen. Even better than Tom Cruise.