Hermitage Museum and Gardens Wedding Day: Kelsey + Brent

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In Kelsey & Brent’s own words to me, at their Hermitage Museum and Gardens wedding, their love grew fast and strong right out of the gate. They faced things together early on in their relationship, head on, which had them both realize that each other was the one for them. That is the whole point right? To find someone that … Read More

New Covenant Presbyterian Church Wedding in Virginia Beach: Anna + Matt

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Anna and Matt married at the New Covenant Presbyterian Church in Virginia Beach early this June! We started the warm day at the church and headed to Stumpy Lake Park for their first look! That is where Anna and Matt gifted each other the exact same gift! I had never heard of them but they told me that they were … Read More

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

Sanctuary Vineyard Wedding: Lizzie + Zach’s Outerbanks Wedding

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Lizzie and Zach’s Sanctuary Vineyard Wedding was a fairytale day that was a long time in the making! They met in college and quickly fell in love due to Zach’s efforts of asking Lizzie to lunch every Friday when she was new to the University! I remember Zach coming up to me at their friend’s wedding and telling me that … Read More