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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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It has been my experience as a professional wedding photographer that most brides already know exactly what they want by the time they begin to plan their wedding…and Heather was no exception. Because she planned to be married at Sandbridge Beach, it was important for Heather to have her bridal portrait photographed there as well.

At sunrise.

Not a problem…except that Heather lives in Richmond. So, take a minute and think through…

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I met with an excited Mishaell to finalize the details of her bridal portrait session scheduled at the First Lady of Suffolk. A spectacular 8,000 square foot home located in historic downtown Suffolk, it was built in 1907 and has since been fully restored to its original grandeur. Each room has a unique personality and the thematic possibilities are endless. It is truly a bridal photographer’s dream come true.

As we discussed possible directions to take her bridal portrait session, I asked Mishaell what was most important to her about the photographs…

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Courtney was excited with the decision to photograph her bridal portrait at the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia Beach…and so was I! Take a stunning bride like Courtney, add an absolutely beautiful wedding dress, then combine them with the rich palette of light, shapes and textures at the Contemporary Art Center and the opportunities for great images are almost limitless. I really enjoyed working with Courtney on both a personal and…

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The bride…beautiful, poised and simply bubbling with excitement. The groom…confident, distinguished and truly happy. That is the essence of Cherie and Ty. Both Cherie and Ty are blessed with family and friends who genuinely enjoyed being a part of the glorious celebration of their marriage. From the time the first guests arrived at the Freemason Street Baptist Church in Norfolk to the bride and groom’s last dance at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, it was…

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As a wedding photographer, it is both refreshing and rewarding to work with a bride who knows exactly what she wants. From the day we first met, Danielle had a clear vision for her wedding portrait with Aaron…she dreamed of a dramatic nighttime portrait photographed outdoors immediately following their wedding ceremony at NAS Oceana. We visited many unique locations before the wedding day to find the perfect one to fulfill Danielle’s dream. Some…

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It is easy to understand why any couple would want to get married in beautiful Virginia Beach and I have had the pleasure of photographing numerous destination weddings here. Because of the travel often required for family and friends to attend, some have been more intimate ceremonies with smaller groups in attendance. However, that was certainly not the case with Ashley and Jared’s destination wedding! With both families traveling from New York…

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