Katie + Bruce | Maymont Park Engagement

Katie and Bruce have been together for a year, and when they found each other they knew they had met their future spouses. On Katie’s birthday, Bruce, planned an evening full of surprises!

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Wharf Hill Styled Shoot | Smithfield, Virginia

What FUN I had last weekend doing these photos for a Styled Shoot! I love getting to photograph things like this where I get to just be creative.

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Taryn + Taylor | Colonial Heritage | Williamsburg, Virginia

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!!!”

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Erika's Bridal Portraits | The Obici House | Suffolk Virginia

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! 


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Taylor + Tyler | Elegant Williamsburg Winery Wedding | Williamsburg, Virginia

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!

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Vicki + Blake | Belle Isle Engagement Session | Richmond, Virginia

Such a fun afternoon in Richmond with these two! I have never been to Belle Isle, and I definitely will be going back! Gorgeous place with some incredible views on the water. 

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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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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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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! 

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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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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Britni + Philip | Aviation Themed Engagement Session | Fighter Factory

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. 

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Wedding Day Highlight Film| Leigh + Jason | The Signature at West Neck

When our couples choose us to not only capture their photos, but their film too I am so excited for them! Photos are amazing, and truly I am believer that you can never have enough! You never get a moment back once it is gone. You can't relive that exact moment ever again. So a photo of that moment saves it forever! A film of that moment literally draws the emotion you felt in the words you were saying, or the even the breath you were taking. 

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Leigh + Jason | Mint and Coral Wedding | The Signature at West Neck

Jason and Leigh had an absolutely beautiful day for their wedding! It was just starting to cool off outside, and that crisp Fall air start to make its appearance. The Signature at West Neck is such a fabulous venue! Their Ceremony site, Reception on the covered patio, and different places for portraits gave such a variety to the day. 

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Katelyn + Evan | Elegant Mint Wedding | Woman's Club of Portsmouth | Portsmouth, Virginia

The Carty's wedding day was a dream come true for them! Katelyn's signature color of mint was elegantly placed through out her details of the day. Women's Club of Portsmouth was gorgeous as always! I could go on and on about how much fun we had, but I want you to get to see it! See the joy, love, and laughter that we had the honor of capturing! 

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