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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

windsor castle park smithfield va family session

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I know what you’re thinking: “a family session on their wedding photography blog?” Though we don’t usually share family sessions on here, we decided to for two reasons: 1) We love the Parks family and we want to share how beautiful their pictures turned out. 2) We want to photograph more family sessions for others, […]

Family Sessions

Dec 8, 2020

Windsor Castle Park Family Session | Parks Family | Smithfield, VA

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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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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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Now that Maggie & Evan are officially married, I finally get to share her bridal portraits with you all! I’ve been holding onto these photos since September and I am SO excited that I finally get to share them. Maggie chose to do a Virginia bridal session with us before her big day when we […]

Bridal Sessions

Dec 27, 2018

Historic St. Luke’s Church Virginia Bridal Session | Smithfield, VA | Maggie

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I have truly been awaiting the day that I got to have Bria in front of my camera and it FINALLY came. Bria and I used to work together doing that “retail life” when I moved back to the area in 2014. We met and instantly connected over our love for photography. She even came […]

Engagements / Couples

Jul 21, 2017

Bria & Justin | A Golden Summer Windsor Castle Park Session | Virginia Wedding Photographers

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What better day to do your engagement session than an 80 degree day in February? We couldn’t believe the forecast for the weekend when we began to prepare for Jacqueline & Christian’s session! We tried a couple of different times to set an earlier date for their session, but none of the dates stuck. Turns […]

Engagements / Couples

Feb 16, 2017

Jacqueline & Christian | A Winter Windsor Castle Park Engagement Session | Virginia Wedding Photographers

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Our final engagement session of 2016 ended up being one of our favorite sessions of the year because of this sweet couple and some gorgeous afternoon light! Nina & Ben are the sweetest couple and we had the best time getting to know them during their session. ¬†Talking about they met, how the wedding planning […]

Engagements / Couples

Dec 22, 2016

Nina & Ben | A Windsor Castle Park Engagement Session in Smithfield, VA | Virginia Wedding Photographers

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As wedding photographers, we see many bouquets, gowns, rings and invitation suites that are uniquely designed for our couple’s wedding days. While each wedding is beautiful and has special details incorporated into them that make each theme unique to the couple, very few times have we been completely blown away by the beauty of a […]

Weddings

Nov 9, 2016

Emma & Brandon | Vibrant Autumn Smithfield Center Wedding | Virginia Wedding Photographers

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There are few things in life we enjoy more than a great sunset and taking pictures of a beautiful couple. And contrary to what they said, Katelyn & Jimmy are naturals in front of the camera.¬†In fact, they are magnetic. Katelyn is truly beautiful, but when she looks up at Jimmy, she lights up. We […]

Engagements / Couples

Jun 1, 2016

Katelyn & Jimmy | Sunset Session at Windsor Castle Park Smithfield, VA | Virginia Wedding Photographers

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