As a military spouse, I’m giddy when I get the opportunity to photograph a military wedding, especially a United States Naval Academy wedding. When Paige asked me to photograph this wedding with her, I couldn’t contain my excitement! I’ve always wanted to photograph a wedding at the USNA, and this wedding was nothing short of amazing.

It seems like every time Paige and I work together, it rains. However, it just gives us pretty overcast light to work with, and we are definitely not complaining about that. Even with the rain, Ben and Melanie still relished in their big day, and thankfully the weather subsided before it was time for their portraits! Rain on your wedding day is a sign of good luck anyway!

Perhaps my favorite detail of their wedding was their table dedicated to their deployed friends who couldn’t make it to the wedding. Each name was accompanied by their favorite beer, along with where they’re currently serving. Oh, and the sword cake cutting! Definitely something for the books!

Wishing you all the best in your new journey as husband and wife! Enjoy some of my favorites from this wonderful wedding!