When Juan McLean shared these images with us, I stopped in my tracks. Yes, this is a real couple who had a real wedding! Matt and Karissa opted out of a big wedding, and decided to just have an intimate ceremony with their closest loved ones as witnesses of their union. They had these amazing portraits taken near where they live in Lynchburg before the ceremony. Gorgeous doesn’t even begin to describe these!

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gorgeous wedding close up portrait
groom wedding portrait

From the photographer, Juan: Meet Matt and Karissa chose to do a very low key wedding with a few close friends and family members to witness their vows. What they had envisioned was to have images of them enjoying one another in the city they live in. There was a brief getting ready moment but not a real ceremony up until the end of the shoot, and no reception. We strictly played and had fun getting images around Lynchburg, VA.


wedding shoes portrait
wedding shoes portrait

bride and groom with bicycles
newlyweds on bicycles
wildflower bouquet
wildflower wedding bouquet

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intimate indie wedding juan maclean
polaroid wedding portrait
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intimate indie wedding juan maclean

intimate wedding ceremony
intimate wedding ceremony

car bridal portrait

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Wedding Photographer: Juan Maclean Photography

21 comments

Comments (20):

  • Nikki on August 20, 2015

    where did the groom get his hat? And what would you call that hat style?
  • Karissa Addington on September 6, 2012

    @Elicia - I had someone do it for me! :)
  • Elicia on July 1, 2012

    These are so lovely! Is there any way to know if she did her hair herself, or if she hired someone? It's pretty much the exact sort of look I want my hair to have when I get married.
  • Polia on May 20, 2012

    This is exactly how I'd love my wedding to be! Personal and beautiful!
  • Dewan Demmer on May 1, 2012

    OK, these are pretty cool, I was sad to get to the end of the photos.
  • Lanah on April 29, 2012

    The bride reminds me of a cross between Taylor Swift and Ashley Greene!
  • dekalb wedding photography on April 28, 2012

    Gorgeous and intimate, Karissa!
  • Karissa Addington on April 27, 2012

    The dress is actually handmade from the the 1950s. I found it on an online vintage shop. :) Thanks for the compliments.
  • Karissa Addington on April 27, 2012

    The dress is actually handmade from the 1950s. I found it online through a vintage shop. :)
  • lydia {ever ours} on April 27, 2012

    gorgeous feature!
  • Ami Marie on April 27, 2012

    This might be one of my favorites thus far! So pretty and simple.
  • vrensen on April 27, 2012

    gosh, such beautiful people!! :)
  • Shelly on April 27, 2012

    Such a pretty photoshoot! Where is her dress from? It's absolutely gorgeous!!
  • Michelle on April 27, 2012

    Stunning. I love everything about this. Is there any way I can find out where the dress is from?
  • James Melia on April 27, 2012

    Just breathtaking!
  • Emily on April 27, 2012

    Oh! And FYI, the gallery link connects to a different wedding.
  • Deidre Lynn on April 27, 2012

    WOW - this is captured SO well, just beautiful.
  • Emily on April 27, 2012

    Oh wow. So tremendously beautiful. Starting my Friday a little teary-eyed.
  • Jessica [Shimmer+Silk] on April 27, 2012

    Gorgeous! Juan's work is phenomenal.
  • molly on April 27, 2012

    OH. MY. GAH. amazing!!!!

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