Bennetts Creek Park Anniversary Portraits | Suffolk Couples Photographer | Matt + Chandra

 5 year vow renewal anniversary portraits | Suffolk, Virginia

Matt and Chandra are not newlyweds - they have been married for over 5 years and lived through deployments, international travel, and moving around through their stints with the Coast Guard during this time. Even though they dated for two years they were only engaged for a few months when they realized they needed to either say I do or be separated for a long time! Chandra went dress shopping with her mom and started planning a wedding until it became clear that they wouldn't have enough time - so a courthouse wedding happened instead!

Five years later, Chandra finally wore her wedding dress for the very first time. Matt dressed in a navy blue suit and even though they had already said yes to each other, they finally got to live out in a small way the wedding they never had. Yet behind the smiles and the beautiful clothes is a couple who knows what marriage means and would choose forever with each other over and over again.

As the sun set over Bennetts Creek Park on a gorgeous July day just a few weeks ago, they remembered again why they said I do in the first place. And that, friends, is an anniversary session worth celebrating!

 Five year vow renewal anniversary portraits
 Five year vow renewal anniversary portraits

Matt and Chandra started out in more casual, fun outfits that felt wonderful in the heat!

 Five year vow renewal anniversary portraits
 Five year vow renewal anniversary portraits
     
 5 year vow renewal anniversary portraits | Suffolk, Virginia

Matt even brought out his beloved 1967 Ford Mustang for a few pictures!

 5 year vow renewal anniversary portraits | 1967 Black Ford Musting | Suffolk, Virginia
 5 year vow renewal anniversary portraits | Suffolk, Virginia

Chandra was simply beautiful in her wedding dress!

 5 year vow renewal anniversary portraits | Suffolk, Virginia
 5 year vow renewal anniversary portraits | Suffolk, Virginia
 5 year vow renewal anniversary portraits | Suffolk, Virginia
 5 year vow renewal anniversary portraits | Suffolk, Virginia
 5 year vow renewal anniversary portraits | Suffolk, Virginia
 5 year vow renewal anniversary portraits | Suffolk, Virginia
 5 year vow renewal anniversary portraits | Suffolk, Virginia

Maria Grace Photography

My name is Maria, and I am a wedding and family photographer based out of Hampton Roads, Virginia, but I am always excited about traveling. I love families who truly enjoy spending time with each other and living life together. I love couples that are looking forward to their wedding day because they are so excited to finally be married to.