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

2016: Wedding Day Portraits

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I introduced all of my 2016 wedding couples in a previous blog post with only ONE portrait of each couple! That was hard for this photographer! I am truly in love with so many moments from 2016 and in love with each couples’ wedding day! I had to do one more blog post filled with more portraits and moments of … Read More

2016 First Looks & Why They are Worth It on Your Wedding Day

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This past wedding season, a lot of my couples opted to do a first look! Not one of them regretted it! A first look is truly a moment just for the two of you! I always go see the Groom and get him set up and then I tell him to take a deep breath. I tell him how gorgeous … Read More