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It was a beautiful day for Sherri and Tyler's wedding, and it made the first look pictures we took at the Fort Story lighthouse all the more memorable for the couple who was doing a nautical themed wedding. Tyler couldn't keep the smile off of his face the moment he saw his beautiful bride for the first time and capturing the images at the lighthouse and along the white sand beach made it all the more magical.
Following a lovely ceremony at the Chapel of the Good Shepard, where Sherri and Tyler tied a nautical rope to symbolize their love, we were able to capture more photos with the newlyweds and their families, as well as their bridesmaids and groomsmen. The groomsmen all proudly supported their favorite teams with cufflinks on their suits, and Sherri beautiful bouquet of flowers had subtle accents, such as a bow with rhinestones nestled amongst the flowers.
At the Shifting Sands Beach Club in Virginia Beach, the nautical theme of the wedding came into full effect, and it was elegantly done. Guests could leave a 'message in a bottle' for the newlyweds with paper and ribbons to tie the notes provided; a compass provided directions to table seatings as well as a memorable keepsake, and the newlyweds sweetheart table was dressed with a stunning arrangement of flowers and draped in a navy blue and white tablecloth to tie in the nautical theme.
The couple, both members of the military, cut the cake and spent the rest of the night mingling with their closest friends and family, about 70 people, as they danced the night away in celebration of their first day as husband and wife.
Congratulations Sherri and Tyler!
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As a wedding photographer, we are all looking for ways to get our images out to the public so that they may be seen.
Social media plays a huge part when it comes to showcasing and advertising our photography. If you are a photographer and think that you can not benefit from social media and posting your images in every place possible, think again!
This engagement session I did a few month ago in Downtown Portsmouth, Virginia for Noelle and Keith was recently published in Black Bride Magazine.
Not only am I honored for the featured but amazed at how this images was picked up by the magazine.
Keith had shared this image on his Instagram page and tagged Black Bride Magazine and Crystal Image Photography.
Within minutes, it was picked up by Black Bride Magazine, the couple was contacted for more information about their Vintage Themed Engagement session and it was published!
If you're a photographer and looking to get your name and images out there, post and publish away on social media you never know who may be looking to showcase your images.
Noelle and Keith's wedding is this New Year's Eve in Virginia Beach and I can not wait to see what awesome images you capture of these two!
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It was a beautiful, sunny day for Peggy and Nik's wedding which was great for the couple because they were going to do something incredibly unique. Having always enjoyed nature, during their ceremony, they planted a tree, easily working in their passion for the outdoors into one of the most important days of their lives.
Joy, happiness, and love were in the air as the couple exchanged vows that they had written for one another before planting the tree that they had picked out. After the ceremony, it was time for photos on the grounds before going inside the on-site cottage for the reception.
The Mills location offered many different and beautiful backdrops to get photos of the newlyweds and their bridal party, all whom reflected the air of spring in the outfits that they wore. The bridesmaids dressed in spring green colors, and carried bouquets of white and dark purple flowers while the men wore boutonnieres on their suit lapels and eggplant purple ties or vests to complete the look.
After getting many great photos of Peggy and Nik and their wedding party, it was time to go inside to the reception where friends and family were waiting to greet the newlyweds with well wishes and smiling faces. The desserts at the reception were piled high, all waiting until Peggy and Nik cut their cake before cannoli and tarts were indulged in, followed by dancing.
It was an honor to be a part of Peggy and Nik's wedding in nature. Congratulations!
Crystal Vandegrift is a wedding photographer covering Virginia, D.C. and Maryland.