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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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Church of Sao Goncalo - Maceio, Alagoas, Brazil Elopement Photo Story Award

Church Ceremony Photo from Sao Goncalo in Maceio, Alagoas w/ the crucifix as the central focal point of the marriage

Church Ceremony Photo at Sao Goncalo in Maceio, Alagoas | the crucifix is the central focal point

With the crucifix as the central focal point of the photo symbolizing the couples' faith as central to their relationship, Isadora and Victor recite their wedding vows in front of their immediate family members and friends.

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic required Isadora and Victor to re-imagine their wedding day. Despite the fact that it was a smaller and simpler celebration than they had originally planned, they were truly happy to begin their lives together during a moving religious ceremony in the Church of São Gonçalo in Maceio, Alagaos, Brazil.

Maceio, Alagoas, Brazil Bridal Wedding Gown Detail Image of The dress hanging on a wall

Maceio, Alagoas, Brazil Wedding Gown Detail Image | The bride's dress hangs on a wall

The bride's dress hangs on a wall in her home prior to the wedding ceremony.

Maceio, AL, Wedding Gown Fixing Pic from Brazil as mother and sister fuss with brides dress

Maceio, AL, Wedding Gown Fixing Pic from Brazil | The brides mother and sister fuss with her dress and make sure that she looks good

Isadora's mother and sister fuss with her dress and make sure that she looks picture perfect before she heads to her wedding ceremony at the historic church in the center of town.

Alagoas, Brazil wedding Image at the historic church in the center of town

Church of São Gonçalo in Maceio Wedding Photography | The bride waits with her father outside the entrance of the church

The bride waits with her father outside the entrance of the church, soaking up the final moments before she becomes a wife.

BW Alagoas, Brazil Elopement Photography from the ceremony of the bride and groom

São Gonçalo Church Pic from a Maceio Wedding | The groom wipes away a tear during the ceremony

Victor wipes away a tear as Isadora strikes a poignant pose during the wedding ceremony.

Alagoas Elopement Ceremony Photo of a wedding guest capturing video footage on a phone

São Gonçalo Church Wedding Ceremony Image in Maceio | Video shot of the couple holding hands and reciting their vows

A wedding guest captures video footage of the couple holding hands and reciting their vows.

Church Wedding Image from Maceio, AL, Brazil showing rings are blessed at religious ceremony

Church Wedding Ceremony Image from Maceio, AL, Brazil | The rings are blessed during the religious ceremony

The bride and groom hold their wedding rings as they are blessed during the religious ceremony.

Wedding Ceremony Photo from AL, Brazil showing bride smiles and admires her new wedding ring

Wedding Ceremony Photo at AL, Brazil | The bride smiles and admires her new wedding ring

Isadora smiles and admires her new wedding ring, which has just been placed on her finger by Victor.

Wedding Ceremony Celebration BW Image from AL, Brazil as guests toss flower petals in the air

Wedding Ceremony Celebrations Image - AL, Brazil | guests toss flower petals in the air to celebrate

The newlyweds beam with excitement at the conclusion of their wedding ceremony, as their wedding guests toss flower petals in the air to celebrate.