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Hello, hello! After a long, restful, much need break for the past three months, we are back on the blog today sharing Mackenzie & Andrew’s Poe Museum engagement session in Richmond, Virginia. We got back behind the camera last weekend and really enjoyed our time with these two cuties as we wandered around the Poe […]

Engagements / Couples

Mar 18, 2021

Poe Museum Engagement | Mackenzie & Andrew | Richmond, Virginia

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Though 2020 has been a quite a tumultuous year, we so thankful for the clients who have chosen to support our small business despite the abnormal and uncertain year that it was. As we round out 2020, we wanted to pause and share some of our favorite engagement sessions, family sessions and couples sessions from […]

Anniversary

Dec 28, 2020

Best of Engagements & Sessions 2020 | Hampton Roads Virginia Wedding Photographers

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It’s time for one of our favorite blogs of the year – behind the scenes 2020! Year after year, this is a favorite for our clients, family and friends as they get a look behind the scenes of what we do on a wedding day. Even with all the photos we have, it doesn’t even […]

Behind the Scenes

Dec 15, 2020

Behind the Scenes 2020 | Hampton Roads VA Wedding Photographers

Virginia Beach Proposal Red Wing Park Hampton Roads Wedding Photographers_5639

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When our longtime fellow photographer friend, Jordan, asked us to capture his proposal to his girlfriend Toni back in March, we said “absolutely YES!” We love taking part in proposals and couldn’t wait to see what Jordan had planned for his girl. Red Wing Park in Virginia Beach was the perfect location for their sweet […]

Proposals

Sep 9, 2020

Virginia Beach Proposal | Toni & Jordan | Red Wing Park

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

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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

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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

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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

hampton roads virginia fall photoshoot location ideas

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Living in Hampton Roads Virginia has it’s many upsides throughout the year, but one of the downsides is that it can be difficult to find a beautiful fall photoshoot location. Because the seven cities (Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Hampton & Newport News) are all so close to the Atlantic Ocean, we don’t often […]

Photography

Nov 19, 2019

Hampton Roads Virginia Fall Photoshoot Locations

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