When Madalyn & Brendon approached us with the idea of doing their engagement session at a brewery, we were beyond excited. For such a unique engagement session location, we knew that O’Connor Brewing Co. would be the perfect spot. When we arrived that evening, we had them get a glass of the beer of their choice and we wandered the brewery common areas. Madalyn & Brendon are lovers of good beer – so much so that they are also getting married at a brewery! Doing their engagement session at the local Norfolk, VA brewery made us that much more excited for their wedding this upcoming October.
If you follow us on Instagram, you may remember us sharing about how surprised we were of the reason that Madalyn & Brendon decided to book us as their wedding photographers. Madalyn is the cousin of one of our 2017 couples from last October and she and Brendon attended their wedding together with Madalyn’s family. They said that after watching us do family formals, they knew they wanted us to shoot their wedding. Guys! FAMILY FORMALS – the time that most photographers dread on the wedding day. They went on to say that we were super efficient as we went through the shots and, even though I was 8 months pregnant at the time, very kind and pleasant. Michael and I are still floored from their answer, but so thankful they shared it! It really goes to show how attitude is everything and (PHOTOGRAPHERS) you are always being watched. Don’t miss an opportunity to make a good impression because you’re overwhelmed or frustrated – prepare that family formal list, put on a happy face and be kind! End rant.
Madalyn & Brendon, we hope you love this preview of your engagement photos as much as we do. We cannot wait to be a part of your big day!
After spending time inside the brewery, we ventured to their outdoor bar and seating area.
After spending time at O’Connor Brewing Co., Madalyn & Brendon changed outfits and we ventured over to the Freemason area of downtown Norfolk. Because you can’t do a shoot in Norfolk without going over to the cobblestone streets.
Pagoda Gardens is always a great choice.
Big thanks to O’Connor Brewing Co. for letting us shoot at their location!
Michael & Chelsea
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