Historic Downtown Norfolk Engagements: Ally and Cameron

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Ally and Cameron had their engagement session in the Historic Downtown Norfolk area. These high school sweethearts braved the heat index that day and looked flawless doing it. I had so much fun photographing Ally and Cameron.  All of the normal cues for couples that I have to get them comfortable and capture candid moments of them I didn’t have … Read More

Virginia Beach Surprise Proposal: Jordan and Ashley

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Jordan contacted me and said that he was taking a weekend trip up to Virginia Beach to spend the weekend with his girlfriend Ashley. But for them, it wasn’t going to be just a regular weekend. Jordan had a plan for them to walk along the beach in a special spot where they had one of their first dates. After … Read More

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