Norfolk Botanical Gardens | Lauren and Luis

The botanical gardens is one of my favorite spots in the area for photographs, really regardless of the season! It’s so well kept, always beautiful and really can provide SO many options. Lauren originally found me after helping to publish my Legacy Blue shoot (also at NBG) and said she knew she had to book […]

Jul 9, 2020

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I think everyone can agree it has been such a weird and hard time recently. Having our entire world feel like it was coming to a standstill, completely disrupting plans that have been in progress for months and months was just bizarre. SO just trust me when I say this first session back photographing my […]

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Jun 11, 2020

Seashore State Park Engagements | Kalena & Eddie

When Kalena first messaged me and included her fiance’s last name, a small lightbulb went off. Eddie was actually a friend of my baby brother!! He remembers when Maverick was an infant and we went to Tides games, they played baseball together and hung out at each others house! Such a small world (that also […]

Apr 3, 2020

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It’s just business as usual around here, still working on shoots I was able to sneak in before…well you know. Gabby and Kevin are getting married at a new wedding venue in Virginia beach this fall and I am SO excited to shoot their wedding on the beach! Talking to her on the phone she […]

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Mar 25, 2020

First Landing Engagements | Jess and Benji

I just need to point out the obvious here, is Remi not the most adorable doodle dog you’ve seen? He’s huge and totally reminded me of Snuff from Sesame Street! Okay, now that’s I’ve got that out-of-the-way let’s get to his humans! Jess and Benji met when her parents hired him for some landscaping services […]

Mar 22, 2020

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March is truly in like a lion this year in Virginia Beach and that was definitely the case for Kelsey and Nick’s engagements! Since they were in town for only a brief moment trying to wrap up wedding plans we didn’t have a back up date for their engagements. The weather had been great all […]

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Mar 18, 2020

Virginia Beach Engagements | Matt & Ashley

I always stress how important engagements pictures are so I am always up for doing them even if the wedding is only a few weeks away! Due to Matt’s job and his upcoming move before the wedding, we snuck these in after rescheduling them and I’m so glad the temperature perked up for us even […]

Mar 9, 2020

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If you’re thinking, hey didn’t I just see these two on the blog you are correct! We had a micro session last month but it started raining during our session so we called it off but luckily they were in town over the Thanksgiving weekend to sneak another one in! This was exciting because I […]

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Dec 9, 2019

Woman’s Club of Portsmouth Wedding | Jessica & John

2019 has been SO wonderful for me with every single client. I have been overwhelmed with such generous and fantastic couples who have invited me into one of the most important and special days of their lives. I say it all the time that it’s truly just such an honor to be behind the camera […]

Nov 7, 2019

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AHHHHH fall light for engagements is here and I am LOVING it!!!! While I’m a true summer lover, heat and ocean air for me, there is something SO beautiful about the less intense fall sun! I mean just look at these two!! Jeff is the brother to one of my sweet sweet past brides, Whitney, […]

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Nov 5, 2019

Chicks Beach Engagements | Kelsey & William

Can I be honest for a second? PLanning engagement sessions when hair and makeup is involved and couples are coming from out of town can be stressful. We watched the weather like hawks here and it totally seemed like it would clear, but as I was on my way to this session rain moved in!! […]

Nov 1, 2019

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Most people would agree taking your car in for service is not only dreadful but highly unlikely to lead to a friendship, let alone a love connection but that’s exactly what happened with Andrew and Sarah. When he took his chevy in to be serviced and Sarah was one of the employees, that was it. […]

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Oct 29, 2019

Heather & Brandon | Shadowcreek Wedding

Oh Shadowcreek we meet again BUT this time…in much cooler weather! Friday weddings are my JAM, I absolutely love them and the entire vibe the day brings! Everyone comes together and is so ready to party, they stay until the very end and are ready for the after party! If I could go back, I’d […]

Oct 19, 2019

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There’s nothing like shooting in your own backyard for a perfect end of summer beach wedding! When Cindi emailed me they were doing a destination wedding in Sandbridge and renting a beautiful beach house I couldn’t wait to be a part of it! Cindi and her family made all the decorations, from these huge dream […]

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Oct 11, 2019

East Beach Norfolk Engagements | Jessica & John

Typically I get to do engagements months and months prior to the wedding date but then I have to wait SO long before I get my couples in front of my camera again! Well not Jessica and John because they get married next month! I’m so glad we were able to find one day we […]

Oct 3, 2019

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After my last wedding in August I took a little shooting break as the boys ended summer and we started a new chapter of BOTH of them being in school full-time!! It’s been quite the adjustment around here and honestly I miss them! But this session was the perfect way to get back behind the […]

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Sep 25, 2019

Historic Post Office Wedding | Brendan and Caitlin

Do you recognize these two? Their engagements last fall at Carter Mountain Orchard are some of my favorite ever because the weather was dreary but having the entire mountain to ourselves allowed us to spend so much time shooting and having incredible views of Charlottesville!  Waiting for their wedding seems like it took forever, but […]

Aug 30, 2019

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Shannon and Nate were married on a gorgeous and warm August day at the beautiful Shadowcreek Weddings and Event venue in Northern Virginia. I love this little gem, just outside of the busy DC area. Set on top of a hill with beautiful views, tons of space, the prettiest sunset glow and even sweet Gus […]

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Aug 26, 2019

Historic Mankin Mansion |

When I look at this wedding I am quickly reminded that on your wedding day, the only thing that truly matters is you’re married at the end of the day! Brooke and Cory chose the beautiful Historic Mankin Mansion and I was so excited to shoot there!   Honestly, I had never heard about it […]

Jul 30, 2019

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Outdoor sessions in July are always a challenge because the heat and also the super late sunset means we start much later in the day, but outdoor MATERNITY sessions are definitely the toughest! My sweets momma’s are troopers!! Ailsa was just SO excited to take maternity pictures she didn’t even care about the temps, which […]

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Jul 23, 2019

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