Wintergreen Styled Shoot | Wintergreen Resort

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.

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Abi + Brandon | Lynn Acres Bride and Groom Portraits | Smithfield, Virginia

Abi and Brandon had the perfect little wedding ceremony in their home with their close family and friends. Then they met up with me to capture some Wedding Portraits at Lynn Acres.  

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Brittney + James | Freemason Engagement Session

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. 

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Behind the Scenes 2017

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. 

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Elegant Christmas Mini Sessions | Amazing Grace Stable

We had the best time for our Christmas Mini Sessions this year! We are so grateful to everyone that came out to Amazing Grace Stable to make these so special.

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Brenna + Blake | Mariners' Museum Wedding | Newport News, Virginia

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. 

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Michelle + Shawn | Intimate Smithfield Wedding

Sooo much love and so much pretty!!! Michelle and Shawn's wedding day was just beautiful in every way. They chose to have an intimate small wedding at their lovely home right in Smithfield. It was the perfect backdrop for their very sweet Ceremony. The Fall colors mixed with Fleur De Fou's gorgeousss florals was just stunning. 

After having all the Family Pictures done they took a Horse and Carriage ride to The Smithfield Inn for their Reception. It was like straight out of a Fairy Tale!  An absolutely exquisite handmade Wooden Farm Table adorned with flowers and candles awaited them when they arrived.. After everyone was finished with dinner it was time to cut the cake. Yummaries Bakery made a fabulous ( and delicious ) Naked Cake. They ended their evening with laughing, dancing, and then releasing lanterns over the water. 

We are so happy for Shawn and Michelle! It was wonderful being part of their amazing day.  We have also included their short Highlight Film at the bottom of this post. 

The Vendors

Venue- The home of Shawn and Michelle | Smithfield Inn
Florals | Rentals - Fleur de Fou
Cake - Yummaries Bakery
Horse and Carriage - Smithfield Horse & Carriage, LTD.
Officiant- Chuck Daniel
Catering- Smithfield Inn
Videographer- Ryann Winn Photography
Violinist- Karen Stowe
Brides Dress- David's Bridal
Brides Hair- Blonde Boutique and Salon

Click on the PLAY button in the middle to watch the Highlight Film of their day! 

Melissa + Tony | William and Mary Wedding | Williamsburg, Virginia

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.

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Amanda + Michael | Wintergreen Engagement Session

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! 

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Claudia + Derek | Downtown Norfolk Engagement Session

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.

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Allison + Alex | Louisa County Engagement Session

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! 

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Amanda + Josh | Wedding Highlight Film

Amanda and Josh just had their one month mark of being husband, and wife! We thought it was a perfect time to share their Wedding Highlight Film on the blog today! 

Their wedding day was just beautiful at the Founders Inn and Spa. Hunter and I had the best time with them, and loved being able to capture their memories on both photo and video that day! 

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Morgan + Mike | Sunkissed Beach Engagement Session | Smithfield, VA

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! 

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