One Moment – an exchange of peace

An exchange of peace is a common practice in many religious ceremonies and when photographing them, it often provides a photographer with an overabundance of opportunity.  It can also be quite the challenge when you must work in between many guests to capture the emotion and feeling that follow.  We often photograph outdoor weddings in the summer and it allows us more mobility while still remaining relatively quiet and unobtrusive and in this case, it certainly allowed us a little bit of wiggle room to slide in between a few people and document moments like this.  In this case, Nancy and her mother embrace for a quick moment during the exchange of peace in this ceremony at The Cavalier Golf and Yacht Club in Virginia Beach, Virginia.


Rob Garland is the owner of Rob Garland Photographers, a company which specializes in photojournalism and fine art printing. Rob prides himself on a classic, intuitive, heartfelt documentation with the utmost in visual integrity. Rob has documented many destination weddings throughout the U.S. and abroad as well as Charlottesville weddings at many of our outstanding local venues. Rob loves imagery that fails to go in and out of style and personal touches that make each wedding unique.