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

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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

Planter’s Club Wedding – Rebecca + Addison

Planter's Club Wedding, Suffolk Virginia

These high school sweethearts got married at a Southern venue in Suffolk, Virginia called Planter’s Club. Their wedding day was filled with blush colors, roses, and even a cotton field. As soon as Becca pulled up to the house they rented for the weekend, she knew that she wanted her bridal portraits in the cotton field! If you recognize these … Read More

Richmond Backyard Wedding: Shannon and Tom

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Shannon wanted an intimate ceremony to marry Tom and then a big casual party with pizza and a great band to celebrate with all of their friends and family! They had their wedding at a friend’s house, a local artist, in Richmond, Virginia. Their Richmond backyard wedding had the finest details and touches all created and done by the bride, … Read More

Sarah and Austin’s Botanical Gardens Wedding Day: Norfolk, Virginia

Norfolk Botanical Gardens Wedding in the fall, blush and marsala colors, fluttering flowers florist

I feel like I have been chatting with Sarah for a long time about her and Austin’s Botanical Gardens wedding day! It arrived quickly but the excitement that built up over the months, counting down to their wedding day felt like it dragged a little! I think it was because I was extremely excited to see them again and Sarah … Read More

Pleasure House Point Engagements – Jane and Dan

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A Nurse and a Police Officer fell in love and are getting married next year back in Jane’s hometown. Jane and Dan met me on a breezy evening at Pleasure House Point in Virginia Beach for their engagement session. They had a ton of fun laughing and flirting with each other throughout their engagement session. They told me about their … Read More