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Kelsey and Nick met in Tulsa, Oklahoma; where Kelsey was placed for the Teach for America program!  Nick was in law school and they met through mutual friends.  She says she was initially drawn to his “Okie accent” and he was smitten by her infectious smile.  When we met in Colonial Williamsburg Virginia for their engagement session, I instantly felt a connection with them!  Kelsey’s smile does truly draw you in and Nick does have a GREAT accent!  Their engagement session was my last one of the 2016 season…which is fitting because their wedding will be my first one of the 2017 season!  I cannot wait to see these two get married!  I know it is going to be just AMAZING!!  Congratulations again you two!!  See you in March!!  XOXO! 

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I absolutely love my job!  The anticipation, the emotion, the excitement…all of it make my job one of the most enjoyable things I have ever done!  I love my clients and the people that work for Leigh Skaggs Photography!  We work HARD!!  The hours are long, we carry heavy equipment, and we cannot make mistakes…so the stress level can be high… but we play hard too!!  Seeing our Behind the Scenes images is always one of my favorite posts of the year!!  I love reliving these special days and remembering all the places and people that touch our lives throughout the year!  So sit back and enjoy a year in review…2016! 

Always love when Megan is coming to the wedding!  She works hard, picks on Jay with me and makes sure I don’t forget anything!! 

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intimately acquainted with my Brides and Grooms.  🙂 Behind the Scenes | PersonalBehind the Scenes | PersonalLooking for my Hubby during the Ceremony when they say something particularly sappy! Behind the Scenes | PersonalBye Felicia! Behind the Scenes | PersonalBehind the Scenes | PersonalMaking sure my couples get what they want!! Behind the Scenes | PersonalBehind the Scenes | PersonalBehind the Scenes | PersonalMaking everyone Laugh!!  (I did mention I am freaking hilarious!!)Behind the Scenes | PersonalBehind the Scenes | PersonalTaking a quick break!Behind the Scenes | PersonalJay sometimes takes incriminating photos of me!  I see where his mind is! Behind the Scenes | PersonalBehind the Scenes | PersonalBut apparently, I do it too!!  🙂Behind the Scenes | PersonalBehind the Scenes | PersonalI love when my couples bring their fur babies! Behind the Scenes | PersonalBehind the Scenes | PersonalTippy toes!Behind the Scenes | PersonalKids are always so fun to work with!! Behind the Scenes | PersonalBehind the Scenes | PersonalBehind the Scenes | PersonalThis shoot was AMAZING!!Behind the Scenes | PersonalBehind the Scenes | PersonalBehind the Scenes | PersonalBehind the Scenes | PersonalBehind the Scenes | PersonalBehind the Scenes | PersonalBehind the Scenes | PersonalBeing funny again!Behind the Scenes | PersonalBehind the Scenes | PersonalBehind the Scenes | PersonalTurn your head and Kiss!! Behind the Scenes | PersonalBehind the Scenes | PersonalBehind the Scenes | Personal*Note my shortness(this is why I carry the stool!)Behind the Scenes | PersonalBehind the Scenes | PersonalBehind the Scenes | PersonalBehind the Scenes | PersonalBehind the Scenes | PersonalBehind the Scenes | PersonalThank to all of you who trusted me to capture your wedding memories!!  I truly do not take this lightly!  It is a HUGE responsibility and I am honored that you chose us to document it!  We will always continue to strive to make sure our clients have the most amazing experience when they hire Leigh Skaggs Photography!  Thank you!!

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I love this couple and am so excited to be a part of their wedding day next year!  Jay and I had so much fun shooting their engagement session at William and Mary and Colonial Williamsburg in Williamsburg, Virginia!   I have known them for quite some time because we used to go to the same gym, but recently Meagan and Erik have been doing all that grown up stuff and I haven’t seen much of them!  They got engaged, Erik got a new job and they bought a house, not to mention they are planning a wedding!!  So that definitely takes up some of their time!!  I miss working out with them, but hanging out in Williamsburg in the cold and rain(even though it was supposed to be dry and warm,) was just as good!  🙂   Luckily, Erik didn’t mind keeping Meagan nice and warm…and it did finally warm up…(in time for us to grab a bite to eat at the Cheese shop!)  So excited for the wedding you two!!  Come see me at the gym someday!!  XOXO! 

And special thanks to Colonial Williamsburg for all the amazing wreaths that I will have to have Jay make next year!!!  WOW!!! 

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A navy homecoming 6 days before Christmas….YES!!!  A navy homecoming with a 2 year old that hasn’t seen his Daddy in 7 months and a Mama that is 9 months pregnant??  OMG, PLEASE YES!!!!  I have done several homecomings and they are all full of anticipation, emotion and sheer excitement!  But ones that happen right before Christmas really do have a special place in my heart!  Watching theses families reconnect right before the Holiday is truly a tear jerker!  I even got to see a Dad hold his Son for the first time (which always makes me BAWL!!)  When Jason finally passed through the customs door and made his way through the crowd to see his family, Eli was initially a little hesitant, but that only lasted a mere second….then he was SO HAPPY to have his Daddy back!!  And Lauren was, too!  She was a little worried that their Daughter might make her way into the world before he came home.  So glad it all worked out and everyone is home safe and sound and ready to celebrate!!  Congratulations to you all…and thank you so much for the service and the sacrifice you all make for our country!  My Family appreciates YOU!!  Merry Christmas!  XOXO!

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Ashley and Dan were married in December at the Shifting Sands in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  They used the holiday season to their advantage and went with beautiful grays and reds for their colors and decorated with snow, holly berries, and garland!  They also had little touches of Disney, naming the tables after famous Disney couples, Mickey cuff-links, Minnie earrings, their Minnie and Mickey cake topper and having Mr. & Mrs. letters in the Disney font.   I LOVED Ashley’s dress, which was just so beautiful!  It had lots of little details and it was just perfect on her!  I also LOVED the way that Dan looked at her all day…especially when he didn’t know anyone was watching!  We all had an absolute BLAST hanging with this group!  The Bridal party was so fun, the Families were so helpful and Ashley and Dan are just amazing!  Congratulations you two!!  Have fun on that cruise!!! 

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Also special thanks to the vendors who made this day so special and to Ashley’s cousin Kim…who worked hard to make sure everything ran smoothly! 

Venue & Catering:  Shifting Sands

Stationary:  Wedding Paper Divas

Hair & Makeup:  Stacey Williamson at VioletVaila

Florals:  Norfolk Wholesale Floral

Linens:  Wedding Linens Direct and Smarty had a Party

Cake Designer:  Cake Delights

Bride’s Attire:  Casablanca from Maya Couture

Bride’s Shoes:  Unisa

Bride’s Jewelry:  Arribas Brothers

Bridesmaid’s Attire:  Alfred Angelo from Studio I Do

Groom and Groomsmen’s Attire:  Mens Wearhouse

DJ & Photobooth:  Astro Entertainment

Also, if you would like to see Ashley & Dan’s engagement session click HERE!!

 

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