Belle Isle Maternity Portraits: Megan and Steven

Megan and Steven met up with me at Belle Isle in Richmond, Virginia for their Fall maternity portraits. I met Megan through my hiking group, Her Hike Collective, and have chatted with her about this stage of their lives together many times. I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to witness this adventurous couple embarking on possibly the … Read More

Merdie and John Roger’s Wedding at Harley’s Haven

Harley's Haven Wedding, Smithfiled, Virginia

Merdie and John Roger’s wedding day at Harley’s Haven was family oriented in every detail and every moment of their wedding day. Their family is incredibly important to them! Merdie’s sister was her matron of honor, and John Roger’s best man was his father. Merdie’s brother was also in the bridal party and could be the one who gets credit … Read More

A Fall Wedding at the Chrysler Museum: Emily and Tyler

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Emily and Tyler had a beautiful and heartfelt fall wedding at the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, Virginia. Emily got ready with all of her best friends the morning of their wedding day and then traveled over to the Chrysler Museum to do Tyler’s hair and see him for the first time on their wedding day. You read that right! Emily … Read More

The Mariner’s Museum Wedding: Julie + Geoff

Mariner's Museum Wedding

Julie and Geoff married one cool Fall afternoon at The Mariner’s Museum in Newport News, Virginia. Geoff flew in just a week before to spend some extra time with friends, family and of course Julie before the wedding day! With Geoff’s busy military schedule him and Julie have already been through deployments and various stations throughout their relationship. In fact, … Read More

Studio at Wharf Hill: Virginia Bridal Portraits

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Merdie is finally married and I can share her gorgeous bridal portraits taken at the the Studio at Wharf Hill a few months ago! This vibrant and southern woman married her soulmate, John Roger, this past Saturday and I think he’d agree that she was the most beautiful bride. I met Merdie at the Studio at Wharf Hill in Smithfield, … Read More

Alana and Matt’s Anniversary Adventure Session: Skyline Drive, Virginia

skyline drive virginia adventurous couple portraits hiking, jessica ryan photography

Alana and Matt’s anniversary adventure session started on Skyline drive! A popular spot for hiking and sightseeing. Where we stopped to take their portraits and explore a little you could connect to the Appalachian Trail. I have actually hiked that for a few miles to connect to the Hawksbill Mountain trail. If you can believe it, Alana and Matt were … Read More