Maternity Portraits at Francis Land House: Ali and Rob

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At the end of their maternity portrait session at the Francis Land House I had to tell Ali and Rob, “Man! You two are so in love!” Not that they really needed me to tell them that because it just completely radiated out of them! These moments of them becoming parents for the first time, together, was a joy to … Read More

A Surprise Proposal in Yorktown Virginia: Charlie & Tram

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This proposal that Charlie created for Tram at the Yorktown Beach was every bit of emotion and simply perfect for the two of them. Charlie contacted me about proposing to Tram and wanted to propose to her Friday, on the beach at Yorktown because that was where their first date was. They went to the same restaurant for dinner and … Read More

Jess and Tony Lifestyle Maternity: Virginia Beach

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Jess and Tony invited me into their home of two dogs, shelves of pictures of their family dating back to their great grandparents and a newly decorated nursery filled with Tony’s favorite childhood character, Poky Puppy, for their maternity portraits. I love photographing in home portraits. They are intimate and a wonderful way to incorporate your fur babies without having to … Read More

Alpha Xi Delta Graduates: Old Dominion University

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What involves champagne, best friends, confetti, sorority sisters, a puppy and even a few girls’ boyfriends? Well that is graduation portraits of course! Years ago, I graduated from Old Dominion University and I became an alumni of Alpha Xi Delta, a sorority on campus, as well! It is always fun this time of year to get to go back to … Read More

Pleasure House Point Engagements: Monica & Josh

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Monica and Josh had the perfect golden lit evening for their engagement portraits at Pleasure House Point. I loved photographing these two in this quaint natural area close to the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia Beach. I am convinced that the light mimicked their infectious smiles during their engagement session because these two are such bright souls. They enjoyed being wrapped … Read More

Virginia Beach Engagement Portraits: Francis Land House

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We went to Francis Land House for Kelly and Stephen’s Virginia Beach engagement portraits. We had one of those lucky warm days in February that reminded me of Spring and Summer engagement portrait sessions! Kelly and Stephen are getting married in June at The Inn at Warner Hall and fell in love with the estate Warner Hall. Because of that … Read More