Go Navy! Beat Army! Semper Fi!
These are slogans and expression of U.S. military’s stalwart members, specifically those of the U.S. Navy and Marines. Why the mention? Because both Claire and Matt have dedicated their lives to service of country. In the span of 48 hours, Claire and Matt graduated from the world renown Naval Academy and tied the knot at the architectural masterpiece known at St. Mary’s Church – both in Annapolis, Maryland. What an exciting and festive week it’s been for them and their families! Claire and Matt – thank you so much for your service to our nation and your willingness and devotion to the protection of the United States!
After their wedding, we took Claire and Matt along with their wedding party to the Mary Garden along Spa Creek near the famed “Ego Alley” in downtown Annapolis. With beautiful vistas of a draw bridge, yachts and sailboats, this served as a great backdrop to our portrait session after the ceremony. But that was just a warm up to the breathtaking photos we captured at the Naval Academy and the citadel-style architecture of Bancroft Hall. What a great way to finish a busy few days bookended by Memorial Day – the day we all celebrate the sacrifices of men and women who selflessly laid down their lives for you and I.
Claire and Matt, once again congratulations on your graduation and your wedding!
As I continue to edit Claire and Matt’s wedding photos which will be posted in the coming weeks, join me as we take a brief sneak peek tour of their wedding and please be sure to give a shout out to all the creatives (at the bottom) who worked tirelessly in making their dreams come true! Enjoy these sneak peak photos!
Bridesmaids: Meranda Ma (Maid of Honor), Gabriella Gordon, Lara Malaver, Mary Wright, Susan Westman, Kieran Hussey, Rocco Martinez, Olivia Martinez, Faith Martinez
Groomsmen: Mason McMillen (Best Man), Joe Tondera, Zach Nygaard, Zach Steiner, Riley Smucker, Conner Clark, Griffin Martinez, Michael North, Luke McMillen
Flower Girls: Addison, Harper
Ring Bearer: Logan, Addie
Photographer: Trans4mation Photography (me!)
Wedding Venue: St. Mary’s Church
Venue Coordinator: Karma O’Neill from KO Events
Entertainment: Joshua Tope from DJ Topedo