Christene Schaaf, Photographer

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Archive: ‘Weddings’

A Wedding with Bit of Ivory | Virginia Beach Photographer

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

I was the 3rd shooter for Bit of Ivory Photography at this gorgeous wedding at a private residence in Virginia Beach. I was on the details of the wedding so that should give you some indication at how intricately thought out each wedding detail was. And this is only a tiny visual morsel of all that went into their day. I can’t begin to tell you how much I am enjoying 2nd shooting. I love the creative outlet it offers without the stress involved. Thank you Chelsea for inviting me along!

A Wedding with Wendy Z | Virginia Beach Photographer

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

A short while ago I had the privilege of shooting with Wendy Z Photography. Wendy sadly is moving out of the area to Oahu! I’m a bit jealous but I am so excited for her. It was my 1st wedding as a 2nd shooter and let me preface these pictures by saying that I’m still not ready to expand my business into wedding photography. I think I might have many years of babies growing before I can commit to the time and stress. But one of my favorite subjects to shoot (right behind families) is couples. So you can see why a wedding is a complete playground for me! And Megan and Dustin were married on my 6th wedding anniversary. :) Of course the Navy pulled my hubby away, so I couldn’t think of a better way to spend the day than helping to photograph this gorgeous couple with the talented Wendy Z! Thank you Wendy for asking me to come along. I truly had a blast with you!

Congratulations again to Megan and Dustin! You make a gorgeous couple!

One of my 2nd shooter roles was the reception details…

The ceremony and reception both took place at the Lesner Inn.

I had to put this one in so you could see what a tight squeeze it was from a photographer’s standpoint.

Looking at his beautiful bride walking towards him.

Lots of tears and laughter during the ceremony.

The handsome groom…

And the moments caught while Wendy was doing formal portraits. I love this one of Megan…

Ok, I will leave you with those images. I had a hard time not editing more. And I am so excited to have another chance at shooting a wedding later this month with the talented Bit of Ivory Photography! Thank you ladies for giving me a creative outlet to play with. :)


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