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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS ARE OPEN - Many couples don’t want to wait. They are planning to get married in the very near future, eloping, or rushing a small ceremony with their photographer, some close friends, and family but dispensing with or postponing the reception party. 

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CT Backyard Wedding Photography in Norwalk of the Bride and groom sharing their first dance as husband and wife on a bright, sunny day

Backyard Wedding Photography of Norwalk, CT | Bride and groom share their first dance as husband and wife on a bright, sunny day

Samantha and Richard share their first dance as husband and wife on a bright, sunny day in Connecticut. Their simple backyard wedding was a memorable event for themselves as well as their siblings and close friends who were in attendance.

Like so many other couples who had weddings planned in 2020, Samantha and Richard were forced to abandon their original, more elaborate wedding plans. Rather than cancel the event altogether or postpone it until they could have the large gathering that they had intended, this couple decided to host an intimate wedding ceremony in the backyard of their Connecticut home. With their siblings and two of their closest friends in attendance, this couple's event was anything but scaled down. It may have been casual and relaxed, but it was also filled with raw emotion and authentic love. 

CT Wedding Photo of The groom taking the bride into his arms after seeing her for the first time in her wedding dress

Norwalk CT Wedding Photographer | The groom takes the bride into his arms after seeing her for the first time in her wedding dress

Tucked away in a private, shady spot behind their home, Richard takes Samantha into his arms after seeing her for the first time in her wedding dress.

Norwalk Backyard Wedding Photo in CT of The bride Carrying a bright bouquet of flowers to the ceremony

Backyard Wedding Photo in Norwalk, CT | The bride is Carrying a bright bouquet of flowers

Carrying a bright bouquet of flowers, Samantha walks toward her groom, who is waiting for her in the sunlight. 

Backyard Wedding Photography from Norwalk, CT of The groom wiping away a stray ceremony tear

Best Wedding Photographers for Norwalk, CT | The groom wipes away a stray tear

The groom wipes away a stray tear after saying his vows to his new bride. 

Wedding and Event Photography in Norwalk, CT showing a couple managed to create a space where time stood still and love outshone everything else

Wedding and Event Photography in Norwalk, CT | this couple managed to create a space where time stood still and love outshone everything else

As the pandemic shrouded the rest of the world in uncertainty and fear, this couple managed to create a space where time stood still and love outshone everything else. With the sun basking down on them, Samantha and Richard said their wedding vows in their backyard, as their closest family members and friends soaked up the moment.

CT Backyard Wedding Photography showing Radiating beauty, energy, and happiness in the moments after their ceremony

CT Backyard Wedding Photographers | Radiating beauty, energy, and happiness in the moments after their ceremony

Radiating beauty, energy, and happiness in the moments after their ceremony, the newlyweds hopped on the computer to video chat with family members and friends who were not able to attend in person.

Connecticut Wedding Photography of guests after a bottle of champagne was opened w/ hosted Zoom toast

Connecticut Wedding Photographer | The wedding guests popped a bottle of champagne and hosted a Zoom toast

The wedding guests popped a bottle of champagne and hosted a Zoom toast to the bride and groom. Overcome by the emotion of the moment, the groom wipes away his tears.

Documentary Wedding Photography in Connecticut of paper lanterns and a simple party banner setting the wedding scene

Documentary Wedding Photography for Connecticut | paper lanterns and a simple party banner setting the scene

With paper lanterns and a simple party banner setting the scene, the bride and groom enjoyed a relaxed backyard dinner party in order to celebrate their union. 

CT Wedding Couple Portrait of The bride and groom in a playful kiss in their backyard

CT Wedding Couple Portraits | The bride and groom share a playful kiss

The bride and groom share a playful kiss as they pose by their "Just Married" banner that they strung up on the backyard fence.