Norfolk Botanical Gardens Engagements: Mary & Andrew

Norfolk Botanical Gardens Engagement portraits of bride and groom

Mary and Andrew are getting married this October at Norfolk Botanical Gardens! I was very excited to get to photograph their engagement portraits at the same location because  there is so much variety and different gardens to photograph in. I enjoyed walking around with them while they pointed out spots for their cocktail hour, ceremony, and reception! We also took … Read More

Virginia Beach Engagements in the Park: Mariecar & Josh

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I got to meet Mariecar almost a year ago when I photographed her sister, Monica’s, wedding when she was a bridesmaid! Josh and  Mariecar have a beautiful daughter together and she was also a flower girl in Monica’s bridal party! When Josh and Mariecar got engaged we needed to add him to the list of people that I have photographed … Read More

Friday Recap: Caitlin & Ryan at Commonwealth Brewing Company

pleasure house brewing bride and groom portraits, jessica ryan photography

Wedding season is in full swing and I could not be happier than I am right now with the year thus far! I truly feel like I have made great relationships with all of my couples and I know that long after their wedding day I will still be in touch with them. This weekend I have two weddings, Caitlin … Read More

Norfolk’s Neon District Engagements: Kacee & Ryan

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Kacee and Ryan showed up to their engagement session in bright colors, to match the Norfolk Arts District, and with their adorable puppy Marley! Everyone knows that I am sucker for dogs so I always love when we include your fur babies into your engagement session for a little while! Just look at my puppy Foster, he gets an entire … Read More

Yorktown Surprise Proposal: Nicole & Tyler

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I got a call late one night a couple evenings before this day! It was my best friend Nicole’s boyfriend, Tyler on the phone! He called me late because he was driving back from coaching hockey and it would be the only chance to ask me something in secret. Two days from then he wanted to propose to Nicole and … Read More

Engagement Photography 2015

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Engagement sessions during 2015 were exciting, fresh, and all over Virginia! I loved traveling and getting to know my couples that were either getting married in 2015 or are getting married in 2016. I photographed in some beautiful locations in the Hampton Roads area as well as traveled to Longwood University, Hamden-Sydney College and Virginia Tech to photograph engagement sessions! … Read More