Katie + Jay + Lucas | Virginia Beach Family Photographer

Katie & Jay are regulars in front of my camera.  I have shot their engagement photos, Katie's bridals, their epic Smith Mountain Lake wedding, and finally got to meet their little man, Lucas.  They also have their two furbabies, Ghost and Goliath, that have made their debuts as well.  Katie & Jay took advantage of my Fall mini sessions, and opted to have their session at Back Bay of First Landing State Park, the same location as their engagement session.  Now, if you have visited the Back Bay before, I am pretty sure if it's a beautiful day, you will see both stand-up boarders, tons of photographers, or a little bit of both.  It was definitely a bit of both that day.  But thankfully, there were a lot of areas to choose from.

To say the least, with a baby and two adorable doggies, it called for a very eventful session, but it never fails... I always get great shots of Katie & Jay! And how about little man Lucas?!?!? Isn't he just the CUTEST?!?!?!? 

Garcia Family | Virginia Beach Maternity Photographer

Kathryn contacted me for her maternity photos, just in time before their bundle of joy, little Mr. Ezekiel arrived in the wee morning hours of August 31st. Kathryn is a fellow military spouse and It Works! Distributor in the area.  We originally met several months ago while participating in a photo project for our friend Angel Whisenant, who photographed us for I Am Her Voice, that was part of a campaign to help bring awareness to Sex Trafficking (http://www.angelwhisenant.com/nopriceisworthmyvoice).

We met up on the trail side of First Landing Park to capture some photos along the wooden walkways, then headed across the street to the beach side and captured some awesome sunset photos as well. I tell ya, just something about that golden hour.... I can't get enough of it!  

Heather & Sam | Virginia Beach Engagement Photographer

I met Heather and Sam through my sister, Breanna.  Bree was over at my house hanging out when she heard the news that Heather and Sam were engaged.  She chit chatted with Heather and next thing I knew we were discussing about the date.  Heather and I discussed different location ideas for their engagement photos, and I suggested the 64th Street entrance for First Landing State Park.  The last time I was there, I did the engagement photos for my June bride and groom, Katie and Jay.  I shared with her the link to that session and she loved it! 

It was a BEAUTIFUL day, not too hot, not too cold.  But BOY was it windy as heck!  I was at shock when I first got there because the water was so low that I could just walk over to the rocks, unlike the last two sessions I had there.  We had to walk around and wade through jellyfish infested waters to get to the rocks.  I KNEW it was a good sign! All I can say is that Heather and Sam made it so easy for me.  I swear, they knew what they were doing. :P 

Tomorrow, I have the honor of capturing their I Dos and can't wait! 

Katie, Jay & G Man | Virginia Beach Engagement Photographer

Katie and I first met when she modeled for an Orchestrated event back in November 2012. 


Several weeks ago, she and I were talking and she asked me to photograph her wedding in June 2015.  Obviously, I HAD to say yes! I CANNOT wait to capture her and Jay's wedding....  It is going to be a blast! We set up their engagement session for First Landing State Park, specifically at the 64th Street Entrance.  This place is BEAUTIFUL!  Goliath, their furbaby definitely had to be in the photos as well!

Now Jay is usually not the photogenic type.  But let me tell you, you could NOT tell during the entire session! Jay was definitely a trooper, and Goliath loved being in the spotlight with his mommy and daddy.  Here are a few of my favorite shots from their engagement session...  Love you guys and can't wait til June!!!

G Man

G man with Katie and Jay

gman, mommy and daddy

kiss me

hold me and never let me go

the dip

Is it June yet?!?

Adventures in Second Shooting: Katie & John | Hampton Roads Wedding Photographer

Shooting a wedding with my gal pal Amber of Amber Lewis Photography never feels like a job.  We seriously have so much fun it's illegal!  And this time, I got to second shoot the wedding of Katie and John.  The wedding was held on the beach at First Landing State Park and it was BEAUTIFUL.  Actually, beautiful is an understatement!  A lot of the décor was DIY by Katie, so I knew I would be having fun capturing all the details at the ceremony and reception sites.  The day of the wedding, the weather was a little uncooperative.  It was crazy windy, but Katie and John still pulled it off.

After the ceremony, everyone headed over to Grand Affairs, where the reception was being held at.  Amber and I walk into the reception room and see that our pals from Astro Entertainment were DJing, and thought, heck yeah! Anytime Astro is on the ones and twos, the reception is gonna be jumpin'! From the chicken dance to the money dance, DJ JJ Campos kept the party going until they had to kick us out.  Needless to say, Katie and John shut the Grand Affairs with their party rockin'!

Congrats Mr. & Mrs. Roth!