It was evident when the toasts began at Julie & Devin’s rehearsal dinner that these two people are overflowing with love and gratitude. They showed so much love and appreciation for their family members and friends that it was obvious to me that they are two big-hearted, special individuals. It was a joy to photograph their rehearsal and wedding day and be a witness to all the joy that took place that weekend. Julie & Devin were married at the awe-inspiring Chapel at the United States Naval Academy, Devin’s alma mater. The beautiful Coptic marriage ceremony was followed by a sword arch on the chapel steps, “welcoming” Julie in to the Navy, and the party took place at Celebrations at the Bay.
I loved this wedding because Julie and Devin are both emotional and expressive, with beautiful smiles (and I don’t think that’s just because they’re both dentists!). Their details were beautiful, especially Julie’s “wave” dress, their bold flowers, and their beachy reception decor. There was also lots of wonderful music, which begin during the ceremony and continued in to the reception, when Brian performed a song he and Devin had written for Julie. Thank you, Devin & Julie, for hiring me as your photographer. It was great to be a part of your wedding weekend! Thank you also to Claire Macallum, the USNA Chapel Coordinator, who was extremely helpful and patient with me. And, finally, a BIG hug and thank you to Artemas Mott who rocked it as my second shooter!
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