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Naval Academy Chapel Wedding | Whitney & Ian | Annapolis Wedding Photographer

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I absolutely loved photographing the gorgeous United States Naval Academy wedding of Whitney and Ian in the late fall. Their wedding day was an absolute dream – from prep at the Governor Calvert House to their first look at the State House, from their ceremony at the Naval Academy Chapel to their reception at the Officer’s Club, and everywhere around the USNA that we went for photos in between!

This is my longest blog post to date. Whitney and Ian decided to do a first look a few hours before the ceremony, providing ample time to photograph them in an abundance of stunning locations that the Academy has to offer – including the Superintendent’s Garden! 

I just adore these two so much! They first met while attending graduate school at NYU in 2013 and got engaged this past August. Ian will be deployed for half of their first year of marriage, and I admire their strong bond and love for one another – not to mention how genuine and fun they are!

Congratulations, Whitney and Ian! It was an absolute honor to be your wedding photographer! I hope everything with your move to Seattle is going smoothly and that you have a very merry first Christmas together as husband and wife. 

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The amazing vendors who made this day possible:

Ceremony Venue: United States Naval Academy Chapel

Reception Venue: United States Naval Academy Officer’s Club

Bride and Groom prep: Governor Calvert House

Caterer: United States Naval Academy Officer’s Club

Donuts: District Donuts

Wedding Gown: Little White Dress Bridal Shop in Denver

Maid of Honor Dress: Ralph Lauren

Photographer: Christa Rae Photography

Videographer: Joe Curnutte

Bouquets and Boutonnieres: York Flowers

Flowers and Hydrangeas: Whole Foods

Decor Rentals: 2Hands Studios

Steel Drums: Ronald Emrit

Band: Black Tie Band – Represented by Washington Talent Agency

Hair: Morgan Gerard Salon

Makeup: Marty McGee (bride’s aunt)

Programs: B is for Brown (Etsy)

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  • Natalie - Such a gorgeous wedding! These images are beautiful, Christa!ReplyCancel

  • Anna Arpasi - Awesome Christa!! These turned out SO great! LOVE that last one, it shows what a fun party it was 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Renee - Such a gorgeous USNA wedding!ReplyCancel

  • Emily - They look so cute together! I especially love the ones in her fur wrap – makes it look like a perfect fall/winter wedding and so classic!ReplyCancel

  • Brea - Ahh! That fur stole! So many amazing portraits, I have no idea how they’ll ever narrow it down for wall art/an album! Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Alicia Wiley - This wedding is so beautiful and I just love her dress!ReplyCancel

  • Molly - Great wedding Christa!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren R Swann - This is gorgeous, Christa!! That dress!! Ah!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly Leggett - Such a beautiful wedding! Thank you for linking to Little White Dress! We loved helping Whitney find her gown! We’d love to have some photos to share on our blog and social media if you’d be willing to share a selection. Please feel free to email me directly. Thanks so much!ReplyCancel

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