Freemason District Norfolk Engagement Portraits

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Lizzie and Zach choose the Freemason District for their engagement portraits in Norfolk. They are college sweethearts from Old Dominion University and wanted an area close to where they dated all of those years in college, but didn’t necessarily want their portraits on campus. I love walking around the Freemason district, looking at all of the older homes, the cobblestone … Read More

The Flyway Lodge Wedding: Knotts Island

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The Flyway Lodge is a hidden and architectural gem in Knotts Island. It is technically in North Carolina, but it was not far past the Virginia border which makes it a unique and convenient venue for couples looking for something truly unique! Besides it’s main building, with a spectacular pitched roof and shingles, their entire land is beautiful. The land … Read More

Excellent Marriage Advice from an Uber driver

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Six weeks before my wedding day, I got unexpected love advice from an Uber driver. Here is what happened: Roosevelt, the Uber driver introduced himself and asked where we were coming from. I proudly told him, ‘my best friend’s wedding!’ This was the morning after Nicole and Tyler’s wedding and we had just finished up our brunch with them and … Read More

Personalizing Your Wedding Ceremony: Readings

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I have looked at our wedding photographs over and over again, each time I find new (more) favorites! But today, I want to talk about the moments of our wedding ceremony when my two cousins, Kristen and Nathan, were speaking the readings I had asked them to read. While they were reading Cory and I listened to their words, held … Read More

Wedding Photography Products

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Today, I wanted to share a look into some of my wedding photography products for my couples. When a couple chooses me as their wedding photographer I enjoy being there for them through the entire process and marvel in photographing all of the moments that unfold throughout their wedding day. I don’t want to just show up on their wedding … Read More

Engagements at Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge

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Rene and Hunter had a beautiful evening for their Back Bay Engagements, just before the 110 degree heat index days arrived! They are getting married this September at the Tar Roof in Pungo, Virginia surrounded by their closest family and friends. Their daughter, Aislynn, joined them for some portraits together. It was so easy to get Aislynn to smile and … Read More