Leigh Skaggs Photography » I am a wedding and portrait photographer in Hampton Roads Virginia.

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I was so excited when Patty contacted me about documenting her and Matt’s backyard Virginia Beach, Virginia wedding a few months ago.  I photographed her Daughter, Remy’s wedding last year to her Hubby Mike…and I absolutely ADORE this Family!!  They are all so full of joy and love!  So when Patty asked me to come and photograph her and Matt’s wedding, I was so honored!  They were married at the most adorable little chapel in Virginia Beach called the Lynnhaven United Methodist Church.  Then everyone went back to their beautiful home on the water for a tented backyard wedding reception!  Distinctive Event Rentals & Montero’s Restaurant Bar & Catering did an amazing job making sure all the details were perfect…and the food was delicious!  Norfolk Wholesale Floral made some beautiful arrangements…and I particularly loved Patty’s gardenia bouquet!  Katoriginal Designs made an amazing and lip smacking cake!!  And Rob from Astro Entertainment made sure everyone had the best time!!  Congratulations you two and to both of your Families!!  It was such an honor to be part of this beautiful day!

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When life handed Sheila lemons, in the form of a wedding dress she could no longer use, she decided that instead of being upset she would take that beautiful dress she had chosen and make some amazing photos with it!  I was so excited when she got in touch with me!  Sheila is a gorgeous woman!  We tried to organize a snow shoot…but the weather just didn’t work out for us.  But when we finally picked our date we were rewarded with the most awesome sunset to go along with our fun shoot!  And boy did we ever have fun!  We started in one field but then decided to chase the light and ended up in a muddy construction zone.  But Sheila was so up for anything and she hiked up that dress and we picked our spot!  Thank you so much Shelia for asking me to make these images with you!  Not only was it so much fun, but absolutely empowering too!  XOXO!

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  • Lauren - I love these images! What a great story, and how empowering! The dress is beautiful, and so is she.ReplyCancel

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I met Lauren at the gym…(where incidentally she is one strong chic!)  When I met her she told me she was a student at ODU in Norfolk Virginia and wanted to be an Ophthalmologist.  A little over a year later, she is graduating with her Bachelors in Science, with a Biology major…and is well on her way to achieving her dreams.  I love seeing smart, strong, beautiful Women go after what they want in life and get it.  Keep doing you, Lauren and following your dreams!  We are so proud of you and can’t wait to see where you go from here!!  Congratulations!!!  

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Colleen and David have got the be one of the most adorable couples I have ever had the pleasure of photographing.  They are just so great!!  They laugh constantly, joke around with each other, have fun, and most definitely are madly in love!  They met while touring Bridgewater college as High school seniors.  Their Mothers met on one of the parent tours and thought the kids would hit it off….(they shared a lot of the same interests.)  That afternoon they had lunch and when they left, David went home and told all his friends he found the girl he was going to marry!   Colleen says it took her a few years to agree, but I can personally tell you these two ADORE one another!  Hanging out with them on their wedding day at the Resurrection Lutheran church and Shifting Sands in Virginia Beach Virginia, was so much fun!   We all had a blast getting to know your friends and family and were so honored to be a part of such a special day!  Congratulations!!  Here’s to a lifetime of happiness! 

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Ceremony Venue:  Resurrection Lutheran Church

Reception Venue:  Shifting Sands

Wedding Coordinator:  Patti Jo Anderson

Hair Stylist: Carly’s Hair Studio

Make Up Artist: Clinique Counter

Florist:  Norfolk Wholesale Floral

Linens:  Waterford Event Rentals

Cake:  Flour Child Bakery

Bride’s Attire:  David’s Bridal

Groom’s Attire:  Men’s Wearhouse

DJ:  Astro Entertainment

Kite on the Beach:  Picture it in Vinyl

Also a special thanks to Jay and Morgan for all of your hard work.  It was so fun to truly make this a Family Affair!  Love you both!!  XOXO!

 

 

 

 

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Morgan and Jake got dressed up and went off to Ring Dance last Saturday.  They both looked amazing (Thanks Elizabeth Alfier, from Veil Studios, for the updo!)  And as usual, they were a blast to take some photos with before the main event!  I love how these two so easily act like themselves around one another.  They are silly, fun and you can definitely tell they are best friends!  The dance was held in the cafeteria at the school….meh…but they said Sweetwater catered it, so YUM!  Morgan said she even got Jake to dance some with her.  And they both had a great time!  So glad you two did!  You looked amazing!!  XOXO! 

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