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Engagement Portrait Photography

Photographing engagement portrait sessions is exciting and always filled with emotion, but never more so than when the engagement photographer and the bride-to-be are also mother and daughter. Our youngest daughter Meagan and Jeff both live in Dallas, but Meagan was born in Fort Worth. Knowing that Meagan still has a special place in her […]

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It was always important to Lauren that their engagement portrait session include Nick in uniform. She is so very proud of him and his service to our country and the US Navy. We all agreed that the battleship Wisconsin at Nauticus in downtown Norfolk would make the perfect backdrop for the two of them…and it did!

With the late afternoon sun quickly beginning to drift toward dusk, we decided to photograph something a bit more casual…and to have some more fun! I really enjoy a creative photography challenge, so I chose the railroad tracks in Ghent to capture Lauren and Nick…

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It all begins when family and friends open the envelope and first see those three little words…‘Save the Date’.

From that point forward, they all become part of an emotional and exciting journey that concludes with the marriage of two very special people.

We chose Little Island Park and Fishing Pier at Sandbridge Beach in Virginia Beach for Michele and Ron’s engagement portrait session. The beach, the light and the water were all perfect…

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Every girl grows up dreaming of that special day when Prince Charming will ride into her life on a white horse and ask for her hand in marriage. And when that moment does finally arrive, it is truly magical. Aaron was destined to be Danielle’s Prince Charming and their magical moment happened at Colonial Williamsburg. It was important to both Danielle and Aaron that we photograph their engagement portrait at Colonial Williamsburg, so they were excited…

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As a wedding photographer, you constantly search for the perfect location for that perfect couple and, with time, you always seem to find it. But occasionally, the perfect location simply finds you first. Dedra and Mike had chosen the Yorktown Freight Shed at Riverwalk Landing for their wedding and reception. The area also turned out to be a fabulous setting for their engagement portrait session. Located on a mile long pedestrian walkway weaving…

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This is a classic story of two people finding true love in the last place either of them might have expected. Growing up as members of two families who were long time friends, Ashley and Jared were also long time friends. But fate has a funny way of opening the heart. Ashley and Jared started dating while they were in Virginia Beach and soon fell in love. Because of that personal connection with Virginia Beach, it was an easy decision for them to return…

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Someone knows someone, who knows someone else, who knows someone else who knows someone…well, you get the idea. The term is ‘six degrees of separation‘ and it was just such a client referral that brought Karen and Steve together with Oak Moon Photography to capture their incredible engagement portrait images. Knowing that Karen and Steve enjoy the beach, I recommended First Landing State Park in Virginia Beach. We met late on…

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As an engagement photographer, I encourage all my couples to be intimately involved in planning their engagement portrait session. While most rely solely on me to identify unique locations and to create flattering setups, some have a very clear vision for their engagement photographs…and that was Staci and Christopher. My experience has taught me to simply follow the instincts of those couples and then be prepared to capture lots of really amazing…

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We originally scheduled Ashley and Michael’s engagement portrait session for The Town Center of Virginia Beach but snow fell throughout the entire day that Saturday. As most anyone in Virginia Beach will tell you, it is next to impossible to predict the winter weather here. So when the skies unexpectedly cleared the following day, we quickly decided to take advantage of the crystal clear, but very cold, weather and photograph them in the beautiful late…

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Many people enjoy the beach, but there was never any question about where Leah and Brandon wanted to photograph their engagement portrait. We met at a beautiful section of beach near Fort Story late in the afternoon after a brief rain shower. The next hour and a half was an engagement portrait photographers dream as I asked Leah and Brandon to just be themselves. I simply stayed out of the way and captured some incredible photos on…

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