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Smithfield, Virginia Engagement Session at Windsor Castle Park | MiKaylah & Will When our original session date got cancelled due to rain, we knew that rescheduling their session to late June mean the weather would be considerably warmer. However, I don’t think any of us were prepared for the 95+ degree temperature of their early […]

Engagements / Couples

Jul 7, 2019

Smithfield, Virginia Engagement | MiKaylah & Will | Windsor Castle Park

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Back in December, we had the great privilege of capturing some engagement photos for Maisie & Ryan at Windsor Castle Park in Smithfield, VA. Though it was a chilly day, it was still unusually warm for December and so we spent the afternoon wandering around one of our favorite photoshoot locations in the area. Although […]

Engagements / Couples

Feb 7, 2019

Winter Windsor Castle Park Engagement | Smithfield, VA | Maisie & Ryan

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We visit Windsor Castle Park for more engagement sessions than any other location in Hampton Roads. The reason is because Windsor Castle is such a versatile park; you can have multiple sessions here and each can look completely different from the last. Melanie & Cody wanted their session at Windsor Castle because it fits in with their romantic, rustic wedding […]

Engagements / Couples

Dec 21, 2017

Winter Windsor Castle Park Engagement Shoot | Melanie & Cody

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I have truly been awaiting the day that I got to have Bria in front of my camera and it FINALLY came. Bria and I used to work together doing that “retail life” when I moved back to the area in 2014. We met and instantly connected over our love for photography. She even came […]

Engagements / Couples

Jul 21, 2017

Bria & Justin | A Golden Summer Windsor Castle Park Session | Virginia Wedding Photographers

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What better day to do your engagement session than an 80 degree day in February? We couldn’t believe the forecast for the weekend when we began to prepare for Jacqueline & Christian’s session! We tried a couple of different times to set an earlier date for their session, but none of the dates stuck. Turns […]

Engagements / Couples

Feb 16, 2017

Jacqueline & Christian | A Winter Windsor Castle Park Engagement Session | Virginia Wedding Photographers

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Our final engagement session of 2016 ended up being one of our favorite sessions of the year because of this sweet couple and some gorgeous afternoon light! Nina & Ben are the sweetest couple and we had the best time getting to know them during their session.  Talking about they met, how the wedding planning […]

Engagements / Couples

Dec 22, 2016

Nina & Ben | A Windsor Castle Park Engagement Session in Smithfield, VA | Virginia Wedding Photographers

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There are few things in life we enjoy more than a great sunset and taking pictures of a beautiful couple. And contrary to what they said, Katelyn & Jimmy are naturals in front of the camera. In fact, they are magnetic. Katelyn is truly beautiful, but when she looks up at Jimmy, she lights up. We […]

Engagements / Couples

Jun 1, 2016

Katelyn & Jimmy | Sunset Session at Windsor Castle Park Smithfield, VA | Virginia Wedding Photographers

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Our clients are the BEST. No really. They make our job so easy, it’s silly. Emily & Peter are another one of our 2016 wedding couples and we cannot wait for their June wedding! They are so natural together that all we had to do was sit back and let them interact with one another. Emily’s […]

Engagements / Couples

May 10, 2016

Windsor Castle Park Engagement Session | Virginia Wedding Photographers

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Happy 2020, friends! We hope your year is off to a wonderful start already! Today on the blog, we are sharing our favorite images from sessions throughout the 2019 year. All our favorite dreamy engagement photos, joyful family memories, portrait sessions and senior photos from our very busy year. Though we took on less weddings […]

Engagements / Couples

Jan 2, 2020

Best of Engagements & Sessions 2019| Hampton Roads Photographers

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When Haley reached out to us about doing their Chesapeake couples session, we were so excited! Haley & Andrew have been married since January of this year, but with the rushing around of the Navy, moving and getting Andrew into OSC school, they didn’t have the opportunity to do engagement photos before their big day. […]

Engagements / Couples

Nov 26, 2019

Great Bridge Lock Park Chesapeake Couples Session | Haley & Andrew

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