Shifting Sands Navy Wedding | Heather & Cody | Virginia Beach, VA

This beautiful Shifting Sands Navy wedding was definitely a favorite for us. Heather & Cody’s wedding day was absolutely beautiful from start to finish. Not only was the weather perfect and their portraits turned out phenomenal, but the the union of these two souls was so beautiful to witness. Heather & Cody had been excitedly waiting for this day for quite some time and to see their friends and family surround them on their day to celebrate with them was touching. It was such an honor to be a part of their wedding day and capture memories for them that they will cherish forever.

If you missed their engagement session on our blog earlier this summer, we shared that Heather & Cody actually met while they were dancing! What started off as just a friendly relationship where they’d dance together once a week turned into something more as they intentionally pursued one another. It wasn’t long before they began dating and then became engaged and started planning their October wedding.

Heather & Cody are the sweetest pair. They are both kind, gentle, Spirit-filled, and loving toward all those around them. While Heather has always had such a joyful, genuine spirit, Cody somehow makes her smile and glow even more when they are together. You can see the way that Cody cares for her in the way they interact with one another and I’m confident that Cody will spend the rest of his life cherishing Heather as his forever bride.

Enjoy an extended look at Heather & Cody’s wedding day at Shifting Sands in Virginia Beach, VA!


Cody & his sister Nikole have been best friends since Cody was born. This sweet moment between the two of them on the morning of his wedding is one we won’t soon forget.

shifting sands virginia beach navy wedding by hampton roads photographers

We loved Heather & Cody’s first look so much! Look at the joy and excitement on this bride’s face!


With Heather & Cody’s ceremony being at sunset, we were relieved when they chose to do a first look before the ceremony because it gave us the time we needed to take photos of them while there was still light.


Beach photos can be difficult to manage when you’re a natural light photographer, but thanks to our handy-dandy flash setup we’re working with now, photos with harsh light are no trouble at all!



Ceremony time!


Time to dance the night away! And I assure you, they definitely did that! Heather & Cody met while dancing and so we knew that their reception would be full of people on the dance floor, moving to every song.

Although their grand exit was bubbles, we had taken Heather & Cody out for a few minutes before they entered their reception so that we could take some experimental night portraits. We’re in love the results and we had to end their wedding blog post with them!

Congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs. Mulligan!

We hope you enjoyed this beautiful Shifting Sands Navy Wedding in Virginia Beach, VA! If you’d like to browse their engagement session, you can find it here.

Blessings,
Michael & Chelsea

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  1. Kristine Keiser

    October 24th, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    Wow-what amazingly gorgeous pictures!! Thanks for sharing! LOVED the beach photos!!

  2. Chelsea Rowlands

    October 24th, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    Thank you so much! It was a beautiful day to do portraits on the beach!

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