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Christa & Andy are such an amazing couple!!  (I know I say that all the time…and it is because I have the BEST clients!!)  They met while playing kickball! Christa & Andy | Shifting Sands Beach Wedding  They were on opposite teams.  Andy was pitching and when Christa got up to kick, he knew he had to meet her!!  I love how much he helped her to plan their beach wedding at the Shifting Sands in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  (He even picked out the robes the Ladies wore while getting ready!!)  We had the BEST time hanging out with this group!  They were all so much fun and I truly LOVED watching Christa and Andy look at each other all day.  Love literally radiated out of their faces!!  Hope you both had the best time on your honeymoon.  Thank you so much for choosing us to be part of this amazing day!! 

After what seemed like weeks of rain, the sun finally came out strong for Christa and Andy’s big day! 

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Venue:  Shifting Sands

Wedding Coordinator:  Antonia Christianson Events

Hair & Make up:  Behind the Veil Studios

DJ:  Rob Crump:  Astro Entertainment

Transportation:  Orange Peel Transportation

Centerpieces and Florals:  Christa

Cake:  Christa’s Grandma

Bride’s  & Bridesmaids Attire: David’s Bridal

Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Cubavera

Bridesmaids Bags & Robes:  The Knot

Bridesmaids Jewelry:  Jessica’s Bridal

Groomsmen Gifts:  Tree Hut

 

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I absolutely LOVED hanging out with Marlon and Hanna at their engagement session…FINALLY!!!  The rain has really been a huge pain in the rear this season, and we rescheduled this shoot several times.  This time, there was a monsoon the day before the shoot, but Marlon said “we don’t care if we get a little muddy, let’s go for it!”  And I am so glad we did!  We had this huge park to ourselves (and even found an amazing buttercup field!)  Hanna and Marlon are a wonderful couple!  They met when Marlon worked with Hanna’s brother at a diner.  I can see why Hanna adores Marlon!  He has the most positive attitude of any person I have ever met and makes her laugh constantly!  And Hanna is so nice, beautiful and has THE most amazing hair!!  We had so much fun on the shoot and laughed so much…thanks you two for helping me stun that spotted tiger beetle!  He was quite a great ring bearer!!  I can’t wait for your wedding!!!  

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Felicia and Blake are a great team and really know how to support one another.  They recently threw caution to the wind and moved to Tennessee without jobs!  I think that makes them both so brave!  They tell me things are working out great!   I absolutely loved being a part of their wedding at The Ritz in Sandbridge beach in Virginia beach, Virginia.  The day started out very overcast with rain showers threatening at every turn!  But right before go time, the dark clouds parted and the sun came out and the day was just beautiful!   There wasn’t a dry eye in the house when Felicia walked down the aisle and we were given the most beautiful sunset, too!!  Thank you both so much for choosing me to document this amazing day!  We were so honored to be a part of it!!

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And to all the amazing vendors who made this day perfect for Felicia and Blake!  Thank you so much for all you do! 

Venue:  The Ritz, Siebert Realty

Wedding Planner: Veronica Thompson: VIBEvents Group

Cake:  Gourmet Bake Shoppe

Disc Jockey:  Rhett Kolipano

Florist:  Norfolk Florist

Caterer:  Jake’s Smokehouse BBQ

Linens:  Distinctive Event Rentals

Officiant:  Anthony Randall

 

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Sarah and Nick are absolutely some of the sweetest people I have met in a long time.  They are kind, fun loving, happy, and so great to be around.  Their amazing attitude about life just rubs off on you!  And they are both so smart and driven, too!  Not only did Sarah plan a wedding, get married and graduate from nursing school with her BSN…she got straight A’s and graduated Magna Cum Laude!!  They were both in the ROTC program at Old Dominion University, which is where they met, and if that didn’t keep them busy enough…Nick just got back from a deployment.  These two really know how to pack it all in!!  We had a blast at their Founder’s Inn & Spa wedding in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Their Bridal party was just as much fun as they are…and someone even brought a Trex costume along to wild up the dance floor!  Congratulations you two!  Hopefully, you have a long relaxing honeymoon planned…goodness knows you earned it!!  

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Congratulations again you two!!  It was an absolute honor being part of your wedding day!  XOXO! 

Sarah and Nick planned an amazing wedding and hired some awesome vendors to ensure everything went perfectly!!  Thank you so much for all of your hard work!

Venue & Catering:  Founders Inn and Spa

Hair & Make Up:  Elizabeth Alfier Behind the Veil Studios

Florals:  Palette of Petals

Linens:  Waterford Event Rentals

DJ:  Howie Alexander Colonial DJ’s

Cake & Cupcakes:  Cake Delights

Videography:  LNR Productions

Bride’s Attire:  Maya Couture

Groomsmen Attire:  Men’s Wearhouse

Also special thanks to my Hubby Jay!  Who works so hard for me at every wedding and takes amazing photos!  And Mallory!  You are so helpful!  We appreciate you!!

 

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We met Caleigh & Paul at the Newport News Park in Newport News Virginia on a day that rained all morning…and we considered rescheduling.  Jay and I got there a little early because we had not shot there before…and WOW!  This place is AMAZING!!  Not only are there so many great spots to shoot…but there is wildlife EVERYWHERE!  We saw the BIGGEST herd of deer I have ever seen, turtles, frogs, snakes, and a huge red tailed hawk!  Caleigh and Paul were so much fun to hang out with and their love for one another is so evident!  And they didn’t even scoff a little bit when I tried to pose them with a deer! Caleigh & Paul | Newport News Park Engagement  I love that they were up for anything, they laugh so easily together and their whole faces light up when they look at one another!  Thanks for taking me to a new spot, you two!  We loved it there! 

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