• Downtown Norfolk Engagement
    Couples,  Downtown Norfolk,  Engagement Sessions

    Ghent Engagement Session | Kaylee & BJ

    This Ghent Engagement session, like others in Downtown, is one of my favorites! I love Downtown Norfolk because my couples and I get to walk the area, talk and joke around, all while getting the right variety of photos. As it is good to start my couples with some basic instructions and see what they do with those, the more area to discover, the better. This gives you time to get lose and enjoy yourself. Besides, I don’t want to tell my couples who to be! I’d like them to be themselves and see themselves throughout the gallery. Now, a Ghent Engagement Session comes with beautiful trees in the neighborhood,…

  • Couples,  Downtown Norfolk,  Engagement Sessions,  Pagoda Garden

    Downtown Norfolk | Ashley & Kelley

    Kelly & Ashley Joyful Engagement Session in Downtown Norfolk, Virginia.  A Pagoda Garden Engagement Session in Downtown Norfolk​ When you get proposed by the Koi pond of the Pagoda garden, what better way to celebrate your engagement than to have photos there!  I often photograph couples in this area and always find new ways to tell their story. I’ve even had couples that their session on the same spot years apart! It is always challenging and fun to get new angles to try. Besides the new Hummingbird Macaroons Bakery is right in the center of all, so why not spend more and more time in the garden! Very unrelated, but…

  • Commune Norfolk Wedding,  Downtown Norfolk,  Norfolk Botanical Garden,  Norfolk Botanical Garden Wedding,  Weddings

    Norfolk Botanical Garden and Commune Norfolk Wedding

    Perfection at the Norfolk Botanical Garden and Commune Norfolk. I am so in love with Jenn, Ranard, and their family. I was honored to have met them as I documented Jenn’s sister’s wedding a couple of years back. Then, I didn’t know Jenn & Ranard’s personal story. Their love starts a long time ago. A whole 13 years together. On the ups and downs, they have stood by each other. When you spend so many years with someone, you get to accept, love, and support them. This beautiful truth is very much these two. They both showcase such a powerful connection with each other and with their family. I was…

  • Pagoda Norfolk Engagement Session
    Couples,  Downtown Norfolk,  Engagement Sessions

    Pagoda Norfolk Engagement | Katie and Chris

    Pagoda Norfolk Engagement Katie and Chris Katie and Chris are getting married! They were the winners of my Engagement Session Giveaway and I am so happy they won! They are naturals in front of each other and the camera. We did the Pagoda during one of the crazies times of the year in Norfolk. Do you know that little festival they do called Harborfest? Yep, we are brave like that. Fortunately, it wasn’t that crazy in our area and I got to create a lovely Harbofest image my way. There is a lot of smooching coming, so brave yourselves.  Can I say the main image is one of my favorites from…

  • Couples,  Downtown Norfolk,  Engagement Sessions

    Norfolk Waterside Engagement Session | Michelle & Keith

    Waterside Engagement Session Michelle & Keith   Michelle & Keith are getting married!  I can tell you they are indeed two sweet souls. They’ve found in each other an enduring love. One with support and understanding. Keith is a true gentleman as he caters to Michelle and she reciprocates with love and smiles.  I love to hear how my couples meet, so of course, I always ask. I will shortly tell you their story, one that reminds you that when someone is for you, well, they’ll answer your message.  How they met One fateful day, Keith was scrolling through his friend list online and eventually stumbled on Michelle’s beauty. He took…

  • Neon District Norfolk Engagement Session
    Couples,  Downtown Neon District,  Downtown Norfolk,  Engagement Sessions

    Neon District Norfolk Engagement | Aqueela and FJ

    Downtown Norfolk – Neon District Engagement Session Aqueelah and Fagbemi   This Neon District Norfolk Engagement session was perfection! So, get ready because here is one of my February Neon District Giveaway winners! Aqueelah and Fagbemi won a mini Engagement session and although cold, we had a blast! They are incredibly sweet to one another and are one of those couples who can look in each other’s eyes and say everything they need to say. Thank you so much Aqueelah and FJ for bearing the cold with me and searching the light.  

  • Downtown Norfolk,  Half Moone Weddings,  Weddings

    Half Moone Wedding | Marian and Mike

    Half Moone Wedding Marian and Mike Marian and Mike’s elegant Half Moone Wedding in Downtown Norfolk was full of love, dance and beautiful handmade details. A Celebration with family. They are the perfect example of parent’s know best. This story is so incredible that if I tell it, you may get confused but it’s too good to omit. Here it comes: Once a upon a time there was two coworkers (Mike’s parents) who fell in love. They had a lovely wedding with family and friends. There, two young people met and fell in love (Marian’s parents) and within the year they too got married. Years passed and both families grew…

  • Couples,  Downtown Neon District,  Downtown Norfolk,  Engagement Sessions

    Norfolk Neon District Engagement Session | Chastity + Antoine

    Norfolk Neon District Engagement Session Chastity + Antoine This Norfolk Neon District Engagement Session had me go full Urban and I am so in love with it! When my couples pick the right place, they are relaxed and they rock it. Chastity and Antoine decided on Norfolk Neon District  for their engagement photos. We walked around a couple blocks of the Neon District area with the idea of finishing around the Padoga Garden for some sunset and nighttime portraits, which of course I love to do. Their story They met four years ago and Antoine knew what he liked! Of course, Chastity couldn’t resist the self proclaimed beauty-god and finally caved in…

  • Bridal Portraits,  Cedar Point Club Weddings,  Couples,  Downtown Norfolk,  Engagement Sessions,  Honey Bee Golf Club,  The Signature at West Neck,  Virginia Aquarium Wedding,  Weddings

    My Favorite 2015 Portraits + My so called 2016 Goals

    Did you see my 2015 Best Moments? If not, make sure to check them out HERE. As 2016 comes near I must confess to be slightly afraid. 2015 was really, really good. It feels like a string of good luck that may run out at any time. When I started this journey I wasn’t sure where my goals would be long term. I knew what I wanted to do but not quite how to achieve it. I should confess I still don’t know. In 2015 couples sort of found me. I met the right couples, clicked with them and had a blast at their wedding. Plus I ate a lot of cake and…

  • Couples,  Downtown Norfolk

    Kayla + Julian: A Downtown Norfolk Session

    2015 These two are a ball of awesomeness. Between being silly, romantic, jokers, down to earth, they are truly great together. We started our session at Padoga, followed by Freemason’s great roads and back to see the last light by Padoga. I had a great time with them and you’ll get to see them again next month as we go party at their wedding celebration.

  • Couples,  Downtown Norfolk,  Engagement Sessions

    Lindley + Jacques: Downtown Norfolk Engagement

    2014 I love seeing Lindley and Jacques smile. I do, I do! They are super fun and well, “hello gorgeous legs”! (Sorry Jacques, you were wearing jeans so  I can’t comment on that). This was a very cloudy day. No sun to be found anywhere, yet the colors were so rich, beautiful and romantic.  The rain was following us and I was so in the moment that didn’t realize it rained in the last couple of images until I had shot the last one. Then it poured! Sadly I was already in my car but I secretly wished I would have stayed a little longer. Lindley and Jacques got wet…

  • Couples,  Downtown Norfolk,  Engagement Sessions,  Red Wing Park

    Susan + Rocky: Downtown Norfolk Engagement Session Photographer

    2014 Susan and Rocky decided to have two elements in their engagement session. We went for the Urban edge starting in Downtown Norfolk and then for the Nature side in Red Wing Park. I had not met them before so when I saw them waiting for me on the other side of Monticello Arcade, I was like, “Oh yes!”. Susan and Rocky have a great sense of style (according to Rocky, Susan is the cause of him to be like this). They looked wonderful, and well, did you see Susan’s legs?! Yes, I know you noticed. It was so great to work with them and allow them to just “be…

  • Couples,  Downtown Norfolk

    MaKella + Josh | Downtown Norfolk Engagement Photographer

    Downtown Norfolk Engagement MaKella + Josh 2014 Beautiful background? Check. Beautiful people? Double Check. So far I have not photographed not even one “unbeautiful” person (It is a word even when my spellchecker says otherwise!). Every one of my clients, friends, and people I have come in contact with this business is easy on the eyes. Like I’ve said before, I am a magnet for beauty. MaKella and Josh are no different.  I don’t know if it’s the happiness within them, their choice of attire (which rocks by the way) or that good genes run in the family, but they photograph amazingly! They are also super sweet and funny and…