Wedding at the Duke Chapel | Anna & Steve

If you read the title, you already know, I was back at the Duke Chapel for Anna & Steve’s wedding.  To be honest, I always look forward to shooting here because of their staff at the gorgeous architecture.   Besides, I seriously don’t think I could ever have enough Duke Chapel Photos.  For this wedding I had the great pleasure of working with my wife, Ginger Mullins, who was doing Anna’s bridal hair & makeup at the Washington Duke Inn.  It’s always fun to walk in and kiss her on the cheek just to watch the reactions I get from everyone who doesn’t know.  If Anna & Steve look familiar, it’s probably from their Duke Gardens engagement photos I took not too long ago.

After Ginger had worked her magic, we headed over to the Duke Chapel where Anna was finishing getting ready and took some iconic duke chapel photos with her and her bridesmaids before the ceremony.  After working with the girls in the arcades outside, it was time for the ceremony.  Anna’s father walked her up the aisle and as Steve and Anna had not seen each other before the ceremony, I got a great shot of Steve trying to keep it together.  After the ceremony was over, we went outside back into the arcades and front of the chapel.  While it being dark outside certainly makes it challenging to photograph, the end result is dynamic, dramatic and definitely unique!

We headed back to the Washington Duke Inn after finishing with their Duke Chapel photos and went into the reception to celebrate with their family & friends.  As soon as they entered they went into their first dance then I had a TON of fun playing with their rings and all of the Christmas paraphernalia that was around the hotel.  After the cake cutting, Randy from Joe Bunn DJ got the party going and EVERYONE was on the dance floor doing their thing!  I left before the evening was over but, seriously, everyone there was going strong and I don’t doubt they didn’t stop anytime soon.

I’d like to give my sincerest thank you to both Anna & Steve.  It’s been a real pleasure and honor to work with you both and congratulations on your beautiful wedding!  I hope you enjoy a few of my favorite shots from the evening!

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