A Romantic Virginia Beach Couple’s Session | Lindsey + Peyton

I have to say, I think this is probably one of my favorite couples sessions, even if it’s a little throw back. Everything about Lindsey and Peyton’s shoot at the beach was beyond dreamy, steamy, and romantic. The lighting was perfect, the ocean was calm, plus these two were happy to climb a few rocks and get their feet wet. Lindsey’s eyes pop the most beautiful bright blue and the dress was a perfect choice, plus I just love how much taller Peyton is than Lindsey because it always puts them in a natural pose that just looks so cute! Between their chemistry, the way they look at each other, and the entire setting overall… I’m smitten over every picture!

These two got engaged last Fall and these were taken just a few months before while I was visiting Virginia Beach. After knowing this sweet couple for such a long time, I was thrilled to see them get engaged and I am so excited to be the one to capture their wedding day THIS WEEKEND!!!! It’s going to be such a special day, I can’t wait to see Lindsey as a stunning bride and her handsome groom all dressed up!

Libby Hill Engagement Session | Melinda + Tom

Melinda and Tom are getting married SO SOON and I seriously can’t wait!!! I grew up in the same neighborhood as Melinda and we cheered together in middle school. When she contacted me to be her wedding photographer, I was shocked and so excited to hear from her! It’s always so much fun to reconnect with an old friend, but it’s an honor when you’re asked to capture one of the biggest days of their lives. Their engagement session is just a sneak peek of how stunning their wedding portraits are going to be. Libby Hill was the perfect spot for these two as the sun set over the Richmond skyline. Between Melinda’s model face and the way Tom looks into her eyes, I knew these pictures were going to be amazing. Just see for yourself! 

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RTP Workshop | Styled Shoot Part 2

Wow, I still can’t believe I pulled all this together with the help of these vendors. You never know how a styled shoot is going to turn out until everything is finally put together. I was so excited to see how everything matched the pink and purple floral theme! From the invitation suite, to the bouquet, to the vibrant table linen, and the beautiful bouquet, I’d say it was a success! Plus my models are so obviously madly in love, so they defintiely made my job easy… The golden sunshine falling between the trees and sparkling over the water made for the dreamiest lighting, too! This is definitely an inspiration wedding for brides who are lovers of all things pink, vibrant, and flowery. Get ready because your “heart eyes” are about to go crazy- just wait until you keep scrolling! 🙂

VENDORS:

PLANNERS @elevatedeventsofva | HAIR + MAKEUP @hisorherssalon | FLORALS @blackcreekflowers| STATIONARY @offthebeatenpress | WEDDING GOWN @sealedwithakissbridal |FURNITURE & RENTALS @paisleyandjade @partyperfect804

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RVA Engagement Session | Maggie+Zack

Warning, you are about to see some SERIOUSLY stunning engagement pictures of these two! Maggie and Zack are too cute, so much fun, and of course, madly in love! I can’t wait for their wedding in October! This session couldn’t have been any more perfect… warm weather, sunshine, a major golden glow, and a beautiful sunset overlooking the city! Just wait until you see the shots on the river rocks and in the dreamy field, OH, and their outfit change, the silhouettes… okay maybe just ALL OF IT!

Hair/Makeup by Lou Stevens Glam Squad

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Here comes the outfit change, some major glow, and a beautiful sunset! OBSESSED.

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I had to catch that sunset over the city- what better way than getting some silhouette shots?! Not my typical style, but fun to try something new! Love these!

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VCU Graduation | Stacy and Shinal

I have been wanting to book a VCU graduation session since moving back to Richmond, and it finally happened! I was so excited when Stacy and Shinal reached out to me for their Spring graduation session! Friend shoots are always so much fun, especially when they are bffs and roommates like these two! But my favorite part? The caps. Stacy’s cap read, “in the waves of change, we find our true direction.” Shinal’s cap said, “dream while you’re wide awake”. If these quotes aren’t inspiring, I don’t know what is! I loved that I was able to feel a connection to these quotes in my own way as there is so much meaning behind those words. These two women are going to make a difference in whatever direction they choose in life, and they will empower other women to do the same. It was clear to see that, even in the short 2 hours we had together.

Congratulations to Stacy and Shinal on this major accomplishment and best wishes on your next big journey!!! I know you’re going to do amazing things!

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Cherry Blossom Maternity Session | RVA

WOW. This maternity session was actually the best thing ever. A few weeks ago, Cherry Blossoms were unexpectedly in full bloom at Brown’s Island and my flower-loving heart was SO HAPPY! We had an awesome session walking around the area and catching up! Ashley and I went to high school together, so it was so nice to catch up and meet each other’s husbands! I love reconnecting with people I knew from my hometown and seeing them in such a joyful, new stage of life. Ashley was glowing throughout her session with her husband by her side and a sweet little blessing growing inside her. Starting a family is the most special time there is and I am so happy I could capture that for them. About one week (crazy, I know) after our session, Ashley and Jonathon welcomed their beautiful baby girl into the world! Congratulations to the O’Neal family, I know that little cutie is SO loved already!

Prepare yourself for lots and lots and lots of pretty, sunshine-filled, flowery, adorable, romantic, fun pictures! 🙂 I hope you keep scrolling to the end because you do not want to miss a moment of this session!!!

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Stable Bar Wedding Styled Shoot

When I first saw this adorable mobile bar, I knew this styled shoot was going to be amazing! The Stable Bar is the cutest mint green rental and something unique to add to your outdoor/barn wedding! Amber Grove was the perfect venue to match its rustic theme. Erin from Rose Avenue Floral totally outdid herself with the beautiful floral designs- I was blown away! Husband and wife team, Emily and Caison, invited some of my favorite local vendors to be a part of the photo shoot, too! Check out all the pretty below and be sure to look into these awesome vendors for your upcoming wedding!!

Florals | Rose Avenue Floral
Hair and Makeup | His Or Hers Salon 
Venue | Amber Grove

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