Virginia Beach Oceanfront Engagements: Shelly and Mark

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Shelly and Mark met me at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront on a COLD day! When I say cold, I mean COLD! They truly were troopers together, cuddling along the boardwalk to the beach and embracing the wind! Their wedding day is going to be in June and I kept promising them that their wedding day would be warmer! That’s pretty … Read More

Virginia State Park Engagements: Kristina and Steven

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Kristina and Stephen’s Virginia state park engagement session was taken at First Landing State Park this winter! During their engagement portraits we went in search of the Spanish Moss that is in the state park, and boy did we find it! Kristina and Stephen were up for anything. They climbed onto fallen trees for me, sat in the damp and … Read More

Historic Yorktown, Virginia Engagement Photography: Taylor and Jonathan

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Taylor and Jonathan met me in historic Yorktown, Virginia for their engagement photography session. They were another couple that were troopers in the cold during their winter engagements this year. Yorktown had all of the old architecture and gardens that Taylor loved, even in the winter. This gave them lots of variety to have from their summer beach wedding coming … Read More

Hermitage Museum and Gardens Engagement Photography: Sharon and Phil

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Sharon and Phil met me at the Hermitage Museum and Gardens for their winter engagement portraits a few weeks ago. I was pleasantly surprised to see some of their Camellias in bloom and then I remembered that my Sister-in-law’s backyard in Florida has Camellias and she told me this is the time of year that they bloom. So we were … Read More

Karla and Pablo Winter Engagements in Downtown Portsmouth

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This winter Karla and Pablo met me in downtown Portsmouth, Virginia for their engagement session. Their first date, and many afternoon dates to follow, were at a local coffee shop on the street we walked up and down for their engagement portraits in Portsmouth. Quick breaks during the work days so they could spend some time together were often in … Read More

Katie and Chase: Blue Ridge Parkway Adventurous Engagements

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I want to be in the mountains everyday, on the Blue Ridge Parkway, photographing adventurous couples, like Katie & Chase, who are deeply in love with each other! Elopements, anniversaries, engagements, you name it! Let’s hike together, have an adventure and photograph you two while we’re at it! Katie and Chase choose the Blue Ridge Parkway for their engagements because … Read More