Are you planning a short-notice, small wedding or elopement?

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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Reston, Virginia at-home wedding image of the couple getting ready together

Reston, Virginia Backyard Elopement Photography | their previously planned wedding that had to be cancelled due to COVID
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Reston, Virginia

Danielle's mom wanted to surprise her and Kevin with a small wedding in their backyard to make up for their previously planned wedding that had to be cancelled due to COVID. Danielle’s bridesmaids helped with the plans and arranging a photoshoot.

The ceremony was short, sweet, and simple, celebrating the love of two people. Their pup Jordy even got to be the ring bearer—something he wouldn't have been able to do on their actual wedding day as no dogs were allowed. After the ceremony, Danielle and Kevin went and thanked their Zoom guests for tuning in and told them they couldn't wait to see them next year for their rescheduled celebration. 

Danielle's mom had a beautiful wooded area in her backyard that was perfect for some portraits of the newlyweds. Following portraits, a catered dinner with cake and champagne was served on the back porch following social distancing requirements. In the end, Kevin and Danielle still got to have their moment on their wedding day with a beautiful ceremony and dinner.

In this image, Danielle sits on the floor of her childhood bedroom surrounded by makeup and hair tools as she finishes preparing for the ceremony. She looks over at Kevin, who is standing in the hallway trying to figure out the logistics of using Zoom to make sure their friends and family can join them for a Zoom ceremony.