Carter Mountain Apple Orchard: Our Engagements and Dating for Two Years

Carter Mountain Apple Orchard Engagement Portrait Charlottesville Virginia

To think two years from our first date we would be spending that weekend in the mountains with uninterrupted quality time, hiking, laughing, and taking our engagement portraits leaves me speechless. You can read more about the hiking part of our trip at Wintergreen here. Cory is a man that I did not realize existed, until I met him and … Read More

Historic Smithfield Engagements: Alyssa & Tyler

When you see these engagement portraits of Alyssa and Tyler you will think that they get photographed together all of the time, they look that comfortable, happy and genuine! But honestly, this was their first time being photographed and Alyssa and I had many emails about what she wanted to wear, her nerves and the location she wanted their engagement … Read More

Home Photography Office: Jessica Ryan Photography

jessica ryan photography Do it yourself home office decor

I have an office space located in Virginia Beach, with seven other wedding vendors in the Hampton Roads! That is where I meet with all of my couples over coffee, have the Alabama Shakes radio station playing in the background, and get to know them and all about their wedding day! When I moved a little farther away from my office … Read More

Virginia Beach Pungo Engagements: Jaqueline & Jordan

pungo virginia beach candid engagement portrait farm

Jaqueline and Jordan have been together for years and they know each other extremely well! When thinking of a place for their engagement session, Jacqueline’s family farm was the place that they both instantly thought of. It is where they have spent many day taking their dogs to swim in the waterway behind their farm. It is where Jacqueline grew … Read More

Francis Land House Engagements: Amanda & Jeremiah

francis land house engagement portrait historical home virginia beach

Amanda and Jeremiah are getting married this November at the Williamsburg Winery in Virginia. We opted to photograph their engagement portraits at a historical home, which better matched their wedding venue style and the rest of their wedding! I have loved photographing at the Francis Land House in Virginia Beach, Virginia and getting to photograph a fun couple like Amanda … Read More

Norfolk Botanical Gardens Engagements: Mary & Andrew

Norfolk Botanical Gardens Engagement portraits of bride and groom

Mary and Andrew are getting married this October at Norfolk Botanical Gardens! I was very excited to get to photograph their engagement portraits at the same location because  there is so much variety and different gardens to photograph in. I enjoyed walking around with them while they pointed out spots for their cocktail hour, ceremony, and reception! We also took … Read More