Virginia Beach Coastal Anniversary Portraits: Marie and Cody

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Marie and Cody met with me at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront for their anniversary sessions and today is their One Year Anniversary of marriage! That is something to celebrate on the blog!! I love anniversary portrait sessions because they give me a chance to reconnect with my couples and catch up with them. They get to tell me al about … Read More

Norfolk’s Neon District Engagements: Kacee & Ryan

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Kacee and Ryan showed up to their engagement session in bright colors, to match the Norfolk Arts District, and with their adorable puppy Marley! Everyone knows that I am sucker for dogs so I always love when we include your fur babies into your engagement session for a little while! Just look at my puppy Foster, he gets an entire … Read More

Yorktown Surprise Proposal: Nicole & Tyler

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I got a call late one night a couple evenings before this day! It was my best friend Nicole’s boyfriend, Tyler on the phone! He called me late because he was driving back from coaching hockey and it would be the only chance to ask me something in secret. Two days from then he wanted to propose to Nicole and … Read More

How I See Love

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I have been doing a lot of work behind the scenes getting photographs & writing together for my new website. I have been making a conscious effort to stop & ask, “What does this photograph say? What is my photography saying? Am I continuously coming across correctly with my heart, with my style & with my choice of photograph? How … Read More

What if you fly? – A Note To All Creatives

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“There is freedom waiting for you, on the breezes of the sky. And you ask, ‘What if I fall?’ Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?” – Erin Hanson. This is what I would say to everyone wondering if they will make it. If you are a taking a moment to pause in your life & reflect on the decisions, … Read More

Kendyl’s Virginia Beach Oceanfront Bridal Portraits

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Kendyl was married to the love of her life, Chris, over the weekend at Blue Pete’s in Pungo! A month ago we went out one evening for her bridal portraits & now that she’s married & her husband saw how breathtaking she looked I get to share these portraits!