Adventures in Second Shooting: Michelle and Ronnie | Hampton Roads Wedding Photographer

In May, I had the opportunity to second shoot for Sarah of Sarah Ashley Photography.  It was my first time shooting with her, and had so much fun! The wedding was held at Grand Affairs in Virginia Beach in a very intimate setting.  Michelle and Ronnie had all of their closest friends and family there to celebrate with them, and as usual, Grand Affairs created a beautiful backdrop for such a sweet and awesome couple! 

Here are some of my favorites from the day. Thank you Sarah for allowing me to second shoot with you!

Adventures in Second Shooting: Kelly & Mikey | Virginia Beach Wedding Photographer

Amber's first wedding of the season, and my second. We're back at it again!!!  I ALWAYS love second shooting with Amber. We ALWAYS have fun together no matter what.  And let me just say, that Kelly and Mikey's wedding was awesome! They were married in the chapel at Grand Affairs, and their reception was right across the way.  After the ceremony, we hurried to the beach down the road from Grand Affairs to get the wedding party formals.  Needless to say, it was windy as heck, but they were able to pull it off in the short amount of time we had before the reception started. 

Throughout the night, there were tears, laughter, and a lot of dancing.  Of course, I got into the action with the bride and groom and their guests, and left with a sore throat and achy feet.  Thank you Amber for allowing me to tag along on another awesome wedding, and congrats again to Kelly and Mikey!!  Here are a few of my fave shots:

Heather & Samuel - Married | Virginia Beach Wedding Photographer

You may recognize these two lovebirds.  I did their engagement photos the weekend prior to their wedding at First Landing State Park.  I have to say that their wedding day was beautiful! They were married on the lawn of the Best Western Plus Oceanfront Hotel, and of course, because it was in front of the Oceanfront boardwalk, they had additional guests.  But regardless, they were married in front of their family and friends.  They were famous a few times when a few beach goers wanted to take selfies with them, as well as some guys wanted to take a selfie with the ladies as we did their version of the Bridesmaid pose.  Such a fun night!!!

Congrats again Heather and Sam and thank you for allowing me to photograph your special day!

All Good Things Must Come to an End... | Hampton Roads Photographer

As 2014 slowly comes to an end, I look back at all the sessions I had a pleasure of shooting. From a retirement ceremony for a dear friend, to my niece's second birthday party, to a homecoming for two dear friends of mine.  All in all, 2014 was a good year! But, I am hoping that 2015 will bring even more greatness!!!   Thank you to all of my clients that allowed me to capture memories for them this year. Here is a glimpse into all the great memories I was able to capture this year....  And here's to making more memories in 2015!

2014 recap

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 : Ashley & Matt | Chesapeake Wedding Photographer

My gal pal Leslie of La Bella Bonita Photography asked me to shoot with her a small backyard wedding in Chesapeake.  And knowing how much I love to second shoot weddings and help out my girl, I couldn't pass up the opportunity!  I had so much fun celebrating with Ashley, Matt & their families!

Congrats to the happy couple and thank you Leslie for letting me shoot with you!

Adventures in Second Shooting: Cara & Jonathan | Hampton Roads Wedding Photographer

My gal pal Amber of Amber Lewis Photography and I were at it again! Seriously, any time we work a wedding together, we have so much fun!  And Cara and Jonathan did NOT disappoint their guests.  Their ceremony was held at the Great Bridge Baptist Church, and the reception in an AWESOME barn at Mercer Farm.  And let me tell ya.  I have to admit, their partying topped Katie and John's Grand Affairs reception! I mean, partying in a barn, what can top that??!?

Here are my favorites from the day! Thanks Amber for allowing me to once again shoot with you and CONGRATS to the happy couple!!

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!