East Beach Norfolk Engagements: Kathleen + Chase

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On Wednesday the other week with the rain moving in we took our chances and went ahead with the East Beach engagement session for Kathleen and Chase! They have a trip to Ireland to get to and could not reschedule. Despite the looming clouds the rain held off for us. (But an umbrella remained ready at all times!) You will … Read More

Downtown Norfolk Engagements: Michele + Dan

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In downtown Norfolk, Michele and Dan met me for their engagements portraits! The busy Memorial Day weekend was going on while they were in town, so to beat the holiday hustle and bustle we decide on location far from the oceanfront and beach! The beginning of their downtown Norfolk engagements is not D.C, even though you may think so at … Read More

Norfolk Botanical Gardens Summer Engagements: Nathan + Aracelis

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Aracelis and Nathan were naturals being photographed at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens for their summer engagements! With what felt like the very first hot day of the year I think it was getting them ready for their summer wedding at the end of July! They are planning an intimate wedding day at Cooper’s Landing Inn and Traveler’s Tavern where they will … Read More

Natural Bridge State Park Engagement Portraits: Rebecca and Addison

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The Natural Bridge has been on my photography “bucket list” for a long time! When I heard that Addison proposed to Rebecca along the trail at the Natural Bridge I had to ask if they would go back there for their engagement portraits. It was such a joy marking off this bucket list location on my places to photograph at … Read More

Skyline Drive Adventure Session – Jay and Cindy

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Jay and Cindy had an adventurous proposal story on a hike along Skyline Drive in the Blue Ridge Mountains! Cindy is a part of my hiking group, Her Hike Collective and when I started booking these Adventure Sessions she was one of the first to schedule one! Jay, Cindy and their daughter Oakley love hiking together. They met while on a … Read More

Adventure Sessions with Jessica Ryan Photography

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Adventure Sessions showcase your love and story by doing the very activities that you love doing together! These sessions will always stay true to who you are as a couple, have a photographic lifestyle approach and photograph you doing things that you love to do together. You may have seen me talking about these adventure sessions through my Instagram and … Read More