This has quickly become one of the favorite blog posts we do each year! Looking back at so many wedding days, and laughing continually at Hunter's dance moves ( with camera in hand ) LOL! There is even one shot of him dancing with camera and video light in hand! He always makes me smile!
What a GORGEOUS wedding day Kelsey and Derek had at Bandit's Ridge! The prettiest pastels for details and florals. It was such a beautiful and unique venue. The inside reception spot with the light colored wood photographed so classic and nice. The outside little barn area where the horses stalls were was decorated so pretty, and made for a dazzling backdrop of lights for portraits! Not to mention the kindest vendors to work with at the facility. It was such a nice wedding day!
There were SO many incredible moments through out this whole day. Several times where I was definitely moved to tears. Justine’s mom had recently passed away, and they did such a beautiful job honoring her through out the entire day. Her bouquet had a locket on it of her mother and grandmother. There was also a chair dedicated to her at the Ceremony. Justine also held her mother’s wedding photo for some photos with her same hat she wore. That is early in the film.
We were beyond blessed to capture these special memories for Justine and Matt! Make sure to not miss the end of the film during the daddy/daughter dance! I don’t think there was a dry eye in the place! Oh and YES everyone agrees Matt looks just like Vin Diesel haha!!!
This Saturday was so special! I had the sweetest baby shower for our little girl. HUGE thank you to everyone who helped make my shower so perfect. Still can't believe we are having a precious baby girl soon!
After yesterday’s rainy weather I knew just what beautiful sunny wedding day I wanted to share on the blog today!
Katie and Dan’s day at Half Moon in Norfolk was just that! The sun was certainly shinning, and warm all day…. But if you take a look at their photos you will quickly see that their smiles and laughter was just the same.
Taryn and Taylor met through their love for Baseball so Taylor had the perfect proposal planned! In 2016 they went to a Braves/Cardinals game, and that was where they first said “ I love you. “ So a year later they got tickets to go to the Friday night contest with postgame fireworks. Taylor had the ring in his back pocket for most of the afternoon, and hid it well Taryn said. When they arrived at the gates before they opened he asked to get a picture taken in front of the stadium sign. So Taryn’s dad took the picture as Taylor got down on one knee! Of course Taryn said “YES!!!”
Seriously Erika you are stunningggg! I had such a wonderful time taking these bridals for you at The Obici House. I truly don't think this blog needs many words. It is all about this beautiful bride, and her portraits before her big day!
Taylor and Tyler have been together for three years, and met through friends. They quickly knew that this was it. Tyler proposed in Charleston, SC after the two took a romantic horse and carriage ride. Tyler had someone take a photo of them in front of the Pineapple Fountain where he got down on one knee. Taylor said it was the perfect evening!
Well... I don't even know where to start as I begin typing this blog post. Hunter surprised me with the most selfless and sweetest gift for our 10 year anniversary on Friday afternoon. He secretly planned a 10 Year Vow Renewal and Anniversary party. I HAD NO IDEA! Like completely blown away... if you can't tell by my face in the pictures. I mean I was seriously uglyyy crying ha ha. He told me all week to be dressed, and ready to go somewhere at 6:45 PM on Friday for our anniversary. That was all I knew. I figured we were going out for a nice dinner or something. I was wrong - lol.
Each Engagement Session is different, and our couples always have their own ideas that they want to incorporate. When I started going over the details with Amanda she began sharing some really neat ideas that they were hoping to include in their photos. So we began to plan the best location, and prop ideas for their photos.
It has been such an incredible wedding season with so many amazing couples! I always say our brides and grooms are absolutely the best. They are so kind, joyful, and completely head over heels in LOVE with their grooms.
Today Liam asked if we could go to Toy’s R Us when I put him in the car to go run some errands. I said " no buddy.. not today. He said " Is it closed? It's ok it will open again. " In his little heart it was just closed for the day, but like Target, Best Buy, etc... it would surely open back up tomorrow. Oh never grow up my sweet Liam. Always be a Toy’s R Us kid.
Such an amazing day Chris and Meghan had! Hunter and I just did video for their wedding day. We had a great time working alongside Andrew and Tianna who did the photography. Meghan was so creative in their theme for the day. She had a travel theme, and all through out their details she included that. With Chris being in the Military and needing to travel it truly made their day uniquely theirs.
When I first met with Megan and Austin we had such a great time talking about all their plans for the wedding day. We met at the cutest little shop in Downtown Norfolk called Hummingbird Macarons. A wedding consultation over one of my favorite desserts is a new favorite for me!
Nicole and Chris's DC Engagement Session will always be one of my favorites! The elegance that Nicole created in the theme of their photos was just classic. Her deep purple dress with a pair of red bottom heels next to Chris in his black suit was completely stunning! Nicole looked like a total supermodel!
Vicki and Blake had the sweetest wedding day! So many things Vicki put together herself or had her amazing friends help her with. You could just feel the LOVE through out this whole day. Her Grandma made her cake, and Vicki did so many of the decorations completely DIY.
The color palette of peach, mint, and greens were so pretty for the Garden theme of their day. When Blake saw his bride it was all tears. Such a beautiful moment. All the planning and time put into their dream day was here, and everything that they had hoped for.
It is officially busy season for us! Weddings and engagements are surely filling up our weekends and weeknights. When Austin and Megan's Engagement Session came around I was so happy to have a beautiful Spring evening for them.
Stacie and Josh's wedding day was just perfect to kick off our 2018 wedding season! They had a small intimate wedding with just close friends and family at the Founder's Inn. The whole day was filled with emotions and joy. Stacie and Josh have been through so much together. Each part of the day brought waves of emotions. From the daddy and daughter First Look all the way to the First Dance I was trying to make sure I could see through my lens when watching them all tear up.
As we began planning the vision for this Styled Shoot the main thing we knew we wanted was snow! We were very excited when the Wintergreen Resort was happy to have us come and shoot at there snow covered mountain top.
To end our 2017 Wedding Season we had the most unique wedding we have ever had the opportunity to be apart of! Our sweet couple, Britni and Phil, had their first date at the Military Aviation Museum. It was the perfect place to come back to, and say their " I Do's. " Phil worked as an Plane Mechanic there for many years, and the place shared so much history and memories for them.