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What started off as a slightly overcast morning, quickly turned into a warm, summer day in September. Alyssa & Zack were just hours away from getting married and you could feel the nervous excitement fluttering around their rooms. The bride, groom and their wedding party got ready at the Founder’s Inn in Virginia Beach and it […]

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Sep 25, 2016

Alyssa & Zack | Virginia Beach Outdoor Wedding | Virginia Wedding Photographers

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When we received an email from David saying that he wanted to surprise his girlfriend in a big way, we had no choice but to say yes. David and Sarah were planning a trip to Virginia Beach to get away for the weekend and David was planning to propose while on the trip. After some gentle […]

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Sep 20, 2016

Sarah & David | Surprise Proposal on the Beach | Virginia Wedding Photographers

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When Emma mentioned to me that she wanted to do a Notebook-inspired, boat engagement session, I nearly jumped up and down in excitement. We hadn’t done a session on the water before and we were so excited to make it happen. We chose to meet at Newport News Park about an hour before sunset to […]

Engagements

Sep 10, 2016

Emma & Brandon | Notebook Inspired Engagement Session | Virginia Wedding Photographers

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Although they were calling for rain and heat, Ellie & Josh had some of the best weather of the month on their wedding day. Overcast skies gave just enough cloud coverage to keep the wedding party and guests cool as they witnessed Josh & Ellie exchange vows by the water. The Planter’s Club in Suffolk was […]

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Sep 6, 2016

Ellie & Josh | Planter's Club of Suffolk Wedding | Virginia Wedding Photographers

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After a brutally hot summer, Dani & Jim lucked out with the coolest day of August for their wedding day. The sun was out, but the breeze was just cool enough to keep us cool. It was truly such a beautiful day for this beautiful couple. The ceremony was held at Dani & Jim’s church, […]

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Aug 26, 2016

Dani & Jim | Yacht Club at Marina Shores Wedding | Virginia Wedding Photographers

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July 30th was a day of joy, excitement, and worship. From the very start of the day when the girls sang together as they got ready to when Hannah & Alec held their hands up to heaven in worship when they were moments away from being married, it was so apparent that the Spirit was […]

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Aug 5, 2016

Hannah & Alec | Blush Pink & Cream Charlotte North Carolina Wedding | Virginia Wedding Photographers

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When we arrived at the Woman’s Club of Portsmouth, we could instantly feel the excitement. This day had been planned for months and months, and each decoration was intricately thought out down to the smallest of details. The day was finally here! Not only had it been a lengthy planning season, but Katelyn & Jimmy had been […]

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Jul 27, 2016

Collier Wedding |Dreamy Woman’s Club of Portsmouth Wedding | Virginia Wedding Photographers

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One of our favorite things about being wedding photographers is becoming friends with our clients. I have known Sara since 2009 when we met in college, and over the years, she has witnessed our passion for photography grow and our skill get better each year (thank goodness). When Sara reached out to us about shooting […]

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Jul 20, 2016

Sara & Tony | Shifting Sands Virginia Beach Wedding | Virginia Wedding Photographers

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When we first met Ellie & Josh, we were captivated by the way they love each other. Sitting next to each other at our consultation, any time Josh spoke, Ellie would just smile at him. They are one of those couples that you can tell from the first time that you meet them that they […]

Engagements

Jul 15, 2016

Ellie & Josh | Fort Monroe Sunset Engagement Session | Virginia Wedding Photographers

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From the moment we arrived to the church on William & Melissa’s big day, we felt like family. The late afternoon ceremony put the day at such an ease and there were never any moments of panic, as the bride and groom prepared to say their “I do’s.” After arriving and saying our hello’s to […]

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Jul 1, 2016

Alston Wedding | Blush Pink & Mint Green Hampton Virginia Wedding | Virginia Wedding Photographers

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