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We had a blast with Michael and Remy yesterday traveling all over Virginia Beach. Virginia for their wedding festivities.  These two are so fun and in love!  I loved the blending of religions and Family and I can’t wait to show more wedding photos from the day…but this should tide them over before they leave the country for their amazing trip to Italy!  Have fun you two…and thanks for staying a little later for that moon shot!!  XOXO!

Ceremony Venue: St Michael’s Lutheran Church

Reception Venue:  The Water Table

Hair and Make-up:  Major Tease Designs

Videographer:  Gary Randall, LNR Productions

Florist:  Farm Fresh

Linens:  Classy Covers

Caterer:  Montero’s Restaurant

Cake:  Fresh Events by Farm Fresh

Dress:  David’s Bridal

PhotoBooth:  Astro Entertainment

DJ:  Chris Phillips: DJ on the Side

 

 

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I was so excited to be contacted by Kim Wadsworth of Vow Bride Magazine about featuring David and Tim’s Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center wedding in her July 2015 magazine.  It was a dream come true to be published in Vow!  Thank you so much to everyone who made this come true for me!  David and Tim, also made another dream come true for me!  As soon as Virginia came to it’s senses and legalized marriage equality, I have been wanting to be part of this wonderful celebration of love!  When David contacted me about shooting their wedding he asked me if I had ever shot a gay wedding before.  I was honest with him and said that I hadn’t, but only because no one had ever asked before.  Then I secretly crossed my fingers and hoped they would take a chance on letting me document this beautiful love story!  And they did!!  We have had to sit on sharing their amazing, loving, fun and emotion filled wedding until the magazine came out.   Everyone worked so hard to make this a special day for David and Tim, and thankfully Crystal Beng of Cherry Blossom Planning Factory had plenty of extra tissues…because I sure did need them!!!  And in case you haven’t gotten your copy of VOW yet, you can view it online HERE!!!

The weather looked like it might not cooperate, but when David and Tim stepped out of their house, the sun shone brightly the rest of the day!

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Thank you David and Tim for letting me be a part of such a beautiful, loved filled day!  Thank you to Jeremy Grieff for second shooting for me!  You ROCK!!   And last but certainly NOT least, thank you to all the AMAZING vendors that made this day just PERFECT!!!

Venue:  Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center

Event Planning:  Cherry Blossom Planning Factory

Flowers:  The New Leaf

Catering:  Omar’s Carriage House

Groom’s Attire:  Hugo Boss Tuxedo’s

Stationary:  Paper Dolls Designs

Hair Stylist:  Rachel Young, Changes Hairstyling

Cake and Dessert:  Chocollage

Lighting:  Stage Right Lighting

DJ:  Roger Cruz, Astro Entertainment

Rentals:  Distinctive Event Rentals

Officiant:  Christina Rodriguez

Wedding Band and Cufflinks:  Tiffany & Co.

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I am SO freakin excited to announce that one of my FAVORITE couples is EXPECTING!!!  If you follow me, you know Megan is one of my BEST assistants and comes to most weddings with Jay and I.  Well, at a wedding not too long ago, I watched her hurry to clean up some water that had made it’s way to the dance floor.  I knew that she and Freddy were not actively trying to have babies at the moment, but I felt compelled to let her know that when they do start trying, she will be an EXCELLENT Mom because she is great at anticipating what people need.  She got a silly grin on her face, and said…”Well….we just found out we are pregnant!!”  I was SO happy for them!!  On the ride home in the car, we let Jay in on the secret and he was thrilled for them, too!  So of course, I was honored to be a part of announcing to the world that in February 2016 there will be a little Megan or Freddy running around!!  I can’t WAIT to meet their baby, and I know Big Brother, Bruce feels the same way!  CONGRATULATIONS you two!  We LOVE you!!!

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I was so excited to meet Adam!  I was lucky enough to photograph his Mom and Dad’s engagement and wedding, so when Michelle’s Aunt contacted me about getting her a session for a gift, I was thrilled!!  Adam is a great baby!  And I had so much fun getting to know him at our session!  He loves kisses from his Mom and Dad, to be held up high in the air, and thought the grass was pretty cool!  He was very curious and liked exploring the garden.  He sits up well and crawls, he likes peek-a boo and it won’t be long now before he is walking everywhere!  Thank you all for giving me the opportunity to meet your little guy!  He is a true joy and I look forward to seeing him grow!! XOXO!!

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My baby girl is at camp for the week, in upstate New York, and I really miss her.  Morgan and I don’t always see eye to eye…what 16-year-old and her Mother do?!!   But I even miss the constant eye-rolling and banter!  Luckily, I got a phone call from her today and she let me know that she is having a BLAST!!  This made my whole day!!  I can’t wait to hear more about her escapades!  She has already been tubing and running through the mud at night.  She said she might try parasailing and a rope course today!  I love hearing that she is getting outside of her comfort zone…but I am also happy that she is there with her best friend/boyfriend Jake.  I know you are not really “supposed to like” your 16 year old Daughter’s boyfriend…but Jake is an exception to the rule.  He is respectful of Morgan, very positive with her, and goes out of his way to always show her that she is an amazing person.  And they really just get each other.  They laugh at the same corny jokes, enjoy the same shows and are both pretty aware of who they are, even at such a young age.  And they OWN it!  Do I think they will stand the test of time…the odds are definitely against them…but no matter what happens in the future…we will always think that as far as first, serious boyfriends go…Jake is hands down a keeper!!  I asked Morgan to come and location scout for me…and of course she brought Jake along.  They are so freakin adorable that I had a blast shooting them.  I even tried hard to forget that I am the MOM…but they made it pretty easy…with their silly crab walking, elbow grab and skipping!  Thanks you two for being a blast and working for free!!!

Morgan and Jake in the Norfolk Art DistrictMorgan and Jake in the Norfolk Art DistrictMorgan and Jake in the Norfolk Art DistrictMorgan and Jake in the Norfolk Art DistrictTypical Morgan!Morgan and Jake in the Norfolk Art DistrictMorgan and Jake in the Norfolk Art DistrictMorgan and Jake in the Norfolk Art DistrictLove her bracelet!Morgan and Jake in the Norfolk Art DistrictMorgan and Jake in the Norfolk Art DistrictMorgan and Jake in the Norfolk Art DistrictI told them to walk…they skipped it out! Morgan and Jake in the Norfolk Art DistrictMorgan and Jake in the Norfolk Art DistrictSecurity! Morgan and Jake in the Norfolk Art DistrictMorgan and Jake in the Norfolk Art DistrictMorgan and Jake in the Norfolk Art DistrictMorgan and Jake in the Norfolk Art DistrictMorgan and Jake in the Norfolk Art DistrictMorgan and Jake in the Norfolk Art DistrictMorgan and Jake in the Norfolk Art DistrictGAG!  So freakin cute!Morgan and Jake in the Norfolk Art DistrictThe Darth Vader ring Morgan bought for Jake. Morgan and Jake in the Norfolk Art DistrictMorgan and Jake in the Norfolk Art DistrictMorgan and Jake in the Norfolk Art DistrictTheir “funky fresh rhymes!” Morgan and Jake in the Norfolk Art DistrictMorgan and Jake in the Norfolk Art DistrictMorgan and Jake in the Norfolk Art DistrictSo them!Morgan and Jake in the Norfolk Art DistrictMorgan and Jake in the Norfolk Art DistrictI told them to walk again…they crab walked! Morgan and Jake in the Norfolk Art DistrictMorgan and Jake in the Norfolk Art DistrictMorgan and Jake in the Norfolk Art DistrictSecurity! Morgan and Jake in the Norfolk Art DistrictMorgan and Jake in the Norfolk Art DistrictMorgan and Jake in the Norfolk Art DistrictMorgan and Jake in the Norfolk Art DistrictI told Jake to grab her elbow…this is the result! Morgan and Jake in the Norfolk Art DistrictMorgan and Jake in the Norfolk Art DistrictMorgan and Jake in the Norfolk Art DistrictMorgan and Jake in the Norfolk Art DistrictMorgan and Jake in the Norfolk Art DistrictMorgan and Jake in the Norfolk Art DistrictMorgan and Jake in the Norfolk Art DistrictMorgan and Jake in the Norfolk Art DistrictMorgan and Jake in the Norfolk Art DistrictMorgan and Jake in the Norfolk Art DistrictMorgan and Jake in the Norfolk Art DistrictLove you two!!  XOXO!

 

  • Clara - These are too cute! They are adorable =] And man did you make Norfolk look beautiful!ReplyCancel

    • Leigh - Thank you so much Clara! I love downtown!!ReplyCancel

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