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first landing state park 64th street virginia beach engagement session

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Though we have photographed many sessions around Hampton Roads, we had never photographed an engagement session at the 64th Street entrance to First Landing State Park. Imagine our surprise when we saw so many beautiful scenic (and somewhat private) spots in one location! After having so many recent sessions watched by other people, it was […]

Engagements / Couples

Jul 29, 2020

Virginia Beach Engagement Session | First Landing & 89th Street | Caroline & Joe

virginia beach pleasure house point engagement session hampton roads wedding photographers

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We’ve never had to reschedule a session for weather as many times as we had to reschedule Abrianna & Bryce’s engagement session (ahem, THREE times), but we got it done! Those rainy weeks in June kept us from meeting up that month, but we finally got the chance to meet up with these two cuties […]

Engagements / Couples

Jul 13, 2020

Virginia Beach Pleasure House Point Engagement Session | Abrianna & Bryce

richmond virginia engagement libby hill park richmond riverfront

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The forecast at the beginning of the week was calling for rain last Saturday, but we decided to hold out and see if it would clear up. We’re so glad we did because we got to meet up with Ashlee & Hunter for their Richmond Virginia engagement session on the perfect day! However, the weather […]

Engagements / Couples

Jun 19, 2020

Richmond Virginia Engagement | Ashlee & Hunter | Libby Hill Park & Richmond Riverfront

o connors brewery norfolk ghent hampton roads virginia engagement wedding photographers

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When we met up with Kelly & Jarrielle at O’Connor Brewing Co. on March 8th, we had knew that it would be our last session before our little one arrived, but we had no idea that it would be within 24 hours of her arrival (more on that later)! We had been trying to schedule […]

Engagements / Couples

Apr 21, 2020

Norfolk Brewery Engagement | O’Connor Brewing Co. | Kelly & Jarrielle

hampton roads virginia engagement photographer

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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

locks park chesapeake couples session hampton roads virginia wedding photographer

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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

suffolk engagement session hampton roads virginia wedding photographer

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We are so excited to be sharing this sweet, golden hour, Suffolk engagement session on the blog today because it’s one of our favorites we’ve done this year! Julia & Brent invited us to their future home last Sunday to capture their engagement on land that has been in Brent’s family for many years. Shooting […]

Engagements / Couples

Nov 6, 2019

Suffolk Engagement Session | Julia & Brent | Virginia Wedding Photographers

lone star lakes engagement suffolk virginia wedding photographer

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When Cristen & CJ brought up the idea of going to a local park that they frequented throughout their relationship, we were all for it. Lone Star Lakes Park in Suffolk, VA proved to be the perfect backdrop for their sweet engagement session and it was all but deserted the day of the session, which […]

Engagements / Couples

Nov 5, 2019

Lone Star Lakes Engagement Session | Cristen & CJ | Suffolk, Virgina

pagoda garden ghent norfolk virginia engagement wedding photographer

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There’s just something about the Pagoda Gardens and Freemason District of Norfolk that is stunning year round. No matter the weather, it seems there is always something alive and blooming which makes doing photoshoots later in the year here extra easy. We loved this Norfolk Freemason engagement session with Tiffiny & Alex and had a […]

Engagements / Couples

Oct 25, 2019

Norfolk Freemason Engagement | Tiffiny & Alex | Pagoda Gardens

virginia beach sunset engagement session by virginia wedding photographers

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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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