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.
I had one very special Engagement Session to end our 2017 year. Hunter has known James for several years now. They both served on the Army National Guard's Honor Guard, and became good friends. Brittney and James wanted to schedule their engagement photos to announce the recent proposal, and also before James deploys in January.
What a wonderful year thanks to all of our amazing couples! We had the opportunity to travel quite a bit this year, and are looking forward to all of the 2018 weddings that are in some beautiful new venues! We truly have the best brides and grooms, and feel so blessed to love what we do.
Brenna and Blake are Middle School Sweethearts! How amazing is that?!? With Hunter and I being High School Sweethearts I was just in LOVE with their story when I found out how long they have been together. Every wedding day is unique and special, but the whole day was just filled with so much joy and emotions from everyone. The day had finally come to see these two become husband and wife as they were always destined to be.
The PERFECT Fall day is what Melissa and Tony had for their wedding. The weather could not of been nicer out. The Wren Chapel is the sweetest little Ceremony Venue for William and Mary Alumni. We have been there a few times for weddings, and just love it! Not to mention after the Ceremony the gorgeous area in Colonial Williamsburg for portraits.
The mountain views in Wintergreen were just stunning! The perfect backdrop for Michael and Amanda's Engagement Session. We started the evening at Devil's Backbone Brewery chatting about all things wedding, and then walking around taking advantage of all the perfect photo spots there. I just loved it there!
Gorgeous buildings, cobblestone streets, and a beautiful sweet couple! Norfolk is quickly becoming a favorite place to photograph! The Downtown setting near Waterside was the perfect place for the vision that Claudia and Derek had for their photos.
I love getting to travel for Engagement Sessions! Seeing different places, and making a day of it when I can is so much fun! That is exactly what we did for Alex and Allison's photos. Mom and Liam came with me, and we spent such a nice day together. One of the things we did was eat in New Kent at the " Country Kitchen " it was SO good! Such a sweet little place right off of some back roads that we found! Everything was delicious, and if you like Krispy Kreme they had a Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding! It was amazingggg!
Talyor and Tyler's Engagement Session in Smithfield was truly the picture perfect evening! First thing getting to meet them for the first time was so exciting. We have only chatted through Skype, and emails! As soon as we got started with their photos I knew it was going to be such a fun session. No true posing needed with these two, because they would smile and laugh all on their own together!
Morgan and Mike were just incredible to spend the evening with. We walked all around the private beach in Smithfield owned by a good family friend of theirs. They sat on the dock, snuggled in the sea grass, and then ended their evening wrapped up in Morgan's Grandma's quilt in a nearby cotton field!
This was such an AWESOME afternoon for Britni and Philip's Engagement Session! Philip used to work at the Fighter Factory restoring planes. He was able to have access to the hangers, and made this session by far one of the most unique ones I have ever done.
Cindy and Zach had the most incredibly perfect wedding day! Gorgeous weather for the first weekend of September, and seriously some of the prettiest light I have ever seen! One of my favorite venues by far in this area is the Woman's Club of Portsmouth. Such a little hidden treasure for couples to have their dream day staying close to home.