Kristi & Brian - Engaged | Virginia Beach Engagement Photographer

Kristi and Brian are getting married next May and I can't wait for their wedding!  We met up at Red Wing Park for their engagement session.  They brought along their daughter Braelyn, who had her own sign for the session! Even though it was later in the afternoon, it was humid and we all were sweating like we were in a sauna.  But Kristi, Brian, and Braelyn pushed through it and we got some awesome shots!! 

Kristi & Brian are Boston Red Sox fans, so we definitely had to get some photos of them donning their best Red Sox apparel. Braelyn of course looked adorable  in her cute tulle skirt. Anyone know where I can get one in my size?! 

Here are a few of my favorite shots from their session! Can't wait for the wedding next year!!

Beach Surprise Proposal - Ian & Kelsey | Virginia Beach Photographer

Last month, my gal pal Leslie of La Bella Bonita Photography asked me to photograph a surprise proposal on the beach one evening.  She had me at surprise proposal, so I had to say yes! We arrived at the location while Ian, the proposer and his girlfriend Kelsey (now fiance!) ate dinner.  We patiently waited for them at the location, and were entertained by the kite surfers, doggy running and catching the ball, as well as another photographer and his client taking senior photos.  We got the word that they just parked and of course we tried to make sure we didn't look too awkward sitting on the beach with cameras in our hands.  We had no where to hide and sneak, so while Leslie acted as if she were taking photos down the coast line, I sat in the sand acting as if I were taking photos of the crashing waves.

Ian and Kelsey walked to the water's edge hand in hand, and we knew it was go time.  All I have to say is that Ian pulled it off! Kelsey had NO idea!!!  Congrats again to Ian and Kelsey on your engagement and thank you to Leslie for allowing me to photograph this with you!

Here are a few of my favorites:

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?!?