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When we were planning Alisa & Pat’s engagement session, we had to pray for perfect weather. Not only were they coming in from out-of-town and out-of-country (Pat is living in Connecticut and Alisa is from Australia!), but we had a tight window of time that we could complete their session before they had to hit […]

Engagements / Couples

Oct 1, 2019

Virginia Beach Sunset Engagement Session | Alisa & Pat

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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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Virginia Military Engagement at Fort Monroe Base in Hampton, VA When I saw Heather’s name in our inbox, I literally jumped up and down with excitement! Heather and I worked together for years at our local CPC before I had Isaiah in November 2017 and I’d been keeping up with her online since leaving. I […]

Engagements / Couples

Jun 19, 2019

Fort Monroe Virginia Military Engagement | Heather & Cody | Hampton, VA

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Virginia Beach Couples Session | Sarah & Mike | Regent University / Founder’s Inn Having super cute couples in front of our camera will always be our favorite thing. We love wandering around, getting to know them, making them laugh and seeing them naturally interact together. Sarah & Mike were no exception and we had […]

Engagements / Couples

Jun 3, 2019

Virginia Beach Couples Session | Sarah & Mike | Regent University

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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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From the moment that we turned on our cameras to begin their Chesapeake engagement session at Great Bridge Locks Park, we knew that Torey & Casey were going to be one of the most fun couples we’ve ever shot. Torey is full of life and energy and Casey perfectly compliments her with his down to […]

Engagements / Couples

Dec 12, 2018

Chesapeake, VA Couples Session | Great Bridge Locks Park | Torey & Casey

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Mariners Museum Engagement Session – Newport News, VA Choosing locations for Katie & Marshall’s engagement session was pretty easy. Katie was certain she wanted half of the session to be done at Lee Hall Mansion and the other half to be a Mariners Museum engagement session. When we showed up to Lee Hall mansion to […]

Engagements / Couples

Nov 7, 2018

Mariner’s Museum Autumn Engagement | Newport News, Virginia | Katie & Marshall

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We’ve got to say, we’re really loving this trend of in-home sessions lately. Something about coming into someone’s home and letting our couples just be themselves to start of the session really allows us all to get to know one another and for them to get comfortable in front of the camera in a way […]

Engagements / Couples

Jul 24, 2018

Downtown Richmond Jefferson Park In Home Session | Richmond, VA | Alli & Connor

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When Madalyn & Brendon approached us with the idea of doing a downtown Norfolk brewery engagement session, we were beyond excited. For such a unique engagement session location, we knew that O’Connor Brewing Co. would be the perfect spot. When we arrived that evening, we had them get a glass of the beer of their […]

Engagements / Couples

Jul 18, 2018

Norfolk Brewery Engagement | O’Connor Brewing Co. Virginia | Madalyn & Brendon

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Anytime we get to stay local for a session for one of our couples, we love it. Molly & Glenn chose to have their session around historic downtown Suffolk because it’s home to them and has huge significance to their relationship. Each street has brick buildings, centuries old churches and tons of visual history. Plus, […]

Engagements / Couples

Jul 16, 2018

Historic Downtown Suffolk Engagement Session | Molly & Glenn

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