Studio at Wharf Hill: Virginia Bridal Portraits

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Merdie is finally married and I can share her gorgeous bridal portraits taken at the the Studio at Wharf Hill a few months ago! This vibrant and southern woman married her soulmate, John Roger, this past Saturday and I think he’d agree that she was the most beautiful bride. I met Merdie at the Studio at Wharf Hill in Smithfield, … Read More

Alana and Matt’s Anniversary Adventure Session: Skyline Drive, Virginia

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Alana and Matt’s anniversary adventure session started on Skyline drive! A popular spot for hiking and sightseeing. Where we stopped to take their portraits and explore a little you could connect to the Appalachian Trail. I have actually hiked that for a few miles to connect to the Hawksbill Mountain trail. If you can believe it, Alana and Matt were … Read More

Virginia Beach Oceanfront Maternity: Nicole + Tyler

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When your best friend asks you photograph her maternity portraits you happily say yes, and try to refrain from shouting the answer! My friends, Nicole and Tyler, are expecting their first baby in July and we went down to the North End at the Virginia Beach oceanfront to photograph their maternity portraits. These two love the beach and plan to … 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

White Oak Canyon Adventure Couple Session: Megan + Steven

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White Oak Canyon is becoming one of my favorite places to hike! This makes the third time that I have hiked there and brought a group with me. This most recent hike at White Oak Canyon was for Megan and Steven’s anniversary and adventure session. They wanted something different for their anniversary session and photographs that felt more like them. … Read More