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Jasmine + Davon | Norfolk, Virginia | Engagement Photographer

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Jasmine + Davon were very recently engaged and Jasmine was going to be visiting the week between Christmas and New Years. She had contacted me just a couple of weeks before her visit and I am so glad I was available. What a sweet couple! As busy as I was at the time, I just had this gut feeling I needed to work with them. Not having a couple of extra vacation days between the holidays was totally worth it! Even though it was last minute, Jasmine heeded my advice and set up an appointment with the talented Dhalia Edwards to have her makeup professionally done for her session. It really makes such a difference!

This session started a little bit differently, too. Davon had no clue they were having their portraits taken! Jasmine had his clothes picked out for him and planned for a family member to watch their child. Now, most men don’t enjoy having their pictures taken (I know, I am married to one of them). However, Davon was such a team player and I did not hear one groan or moan about being there, especially with it being a surprise. It was a perfect time for just the two of them to be sweet on each other since they currently live in different states. The minute I told Davon to give Jasmine a little squeeze her face turned into this soft “I am so in love with this man” expression. They are my favorites from their engagement session!

 

Monica + Philip | Half Moone Celebration Center | Norfolk, Virginia | Wedding Photographer

Monica + Philip’s 12-13-14 winter wonderland wedding at the Half Moone Celebration Center in Norfolk was just magical. The venue, the decor, the food, the wedding party, the guests, and the overall style was perfect. Jill and her team at Sunkissed Events & Design did an amazing job pulling off Monica + Philip’s vision for their wedding day. The Half Moone is also the perfect setting for a couple who really wants to incorporate a sophisticated venue for their wedding. It was fun to see how the light changed in the Grand Rotunda throughout the afternoon and evening. Spectacular! Uplighting really gives the room that ‘wow’ factor and Stage Right Lighting was spot on! The room changed colors throughout the evening. It was pretty!

And Monica’s dress. I think we need to take a moment. How gorgeous is it!?!? She saw it in a magazine and drove hours (and states) away just to try it on (dedication right there). It looked amazing on her! The dress has such personality and I love that Monica picked something so unique. I was one happy photographer when I walked through the door and saw it hanging up. Hayley Paige sure knows how to make a fun and feminine dress. If you have not checked out her collection of bridal gowns, you must stop what you are doing immediately and go look.

Usually the bride gets surprises, but this one was a little different. The groom was surprised during their entrance into the reception when he walked in and saw all their guests with lightsabers! As you can imagine the dance floor became pretty interesting with those things as the drinks started flowing. They were a fun alternative to sparklers during their exit at the end of the night, too.

Monica + Philip, thank you two so much for choosing me to document your day. A true honor! I wish you all the best in your new life together as husband + wife. And a huge thank you to Beth for second shooting for me that day. What a way to end 2014 and am looking forward to many wonderful weddings in 2015!

Ceremony + Reception | Half Moone Celebration Center

Wedding Coordination | Sunkissed Events & Design

Bridal Gown Designer | Dori by Hayley Paige {Jennifer’s Bridal}

Menswear | Men’s Warehouse

Makeup | Dhalia Edwards

Hair | Adrienne Conventry

Invitations | {design} Bride | {print) Vistaprint | {envelopes} Cards and Pockets

Florals | Fluttering Flowers

Caterer | Chef by Design Catering Co.

Cake & Sweets | Unique Sweets

DJ | Danny Gray | Astro Entertainment

Lighting | Stage Right Lighting

Transportation | Black Tye Limousines

Rentals | Distinctive Event Rentals

Sweetheart Table Linen | Graceful Designs, LLC

 

Beth Hamilton - Beautiful job! It was so much fun to help with this wedding, but maybe even more fun to see the finished product. One of my favorites of yours for sure!

Weddings of 2014 | Sarah Street Photography | Virginia Wedding Photographer

It was a fun exercise to go through each of my wedding client’s images from 2014 to pick out a couple to share in this post. What a great year of weddings! Most of the weddings were in Virginia, but I also was lucky enough to travel to Michigan for two weddings, New York for one wedding and then to Florida to second shoot for a wedding at the start of the year. Such great experiences and opportunities!

Each wedding was different. They all varied in size, style, time of day, and location. But the one thing they all had in common was that each of these couples were amazing to work with! I feel absolutely one of the luckiest gals to have such great clients. Thank you to each and everyone of you for entrusting me with your wedding day photography. I enjoyed getting to know all of you and documenting the day you said, ‘I do”. You will each forever hold a special place in my heart.  I can’t wait to see what 2015 has in store!

If you would like to see more from each wedding, all you have to do it click on the title above the photo!

Cheers! -Sarah

 

Monica + Philip | December 13, 2014 | Half Moone Celebration Center | Norfolk, Virginia

 

Kristen + Matt | November 9, 2014 | Lesner Inn | Virginia Beach, Virginia

Sarah + TJ | September 20, 2014 | Fort Story + Lesner Inn | Virginia Beach, Virginia

Amanda + Ken | October 18, 2014 | First Landing State Park + Yacht Club at Marina Shores | Virginia Beach, Virginia

Sydney + Chris | September 13, 2014 | Private Residence | Virginia Beach, Virginia

Liz + Richard | October 11, 2014 | Vintage Tavern | Suffolk, Virginia

Cortney + Mike | May 18, 2014 | Castle Farms | Charlevoix, Michigan

Jacklyn + TJ | August 1, 2014 | Dutchess Manor | Beacon, New York

Ashley + Justin | March 22, 2014 | Founders Inn + Shifting Sands | Virginia Beach, Virginia

Molly + Scott | July 12, 2014 | Lesner Inn | Virginia Beach, Virginia

Sarah + Stephen | August 23, 2014 | Shifting Sands | Virginia Beach, Virginia

Moresa + Dan | August 16, 2014 | Private Residence | Virginia Beach, Virginia

Brittany + Mike | June 28, 2014 | Private Residence + Chick’s Oyster Bar | Virginia Beach, Virginia

Caitlin + Zac | June 21, 2014 | Montague Inn | Saginaw, Michigan

Natalie + Aaron | May 10, 2014 | St. Lukes Historic Church + Cedar point Country Club |Smithfield, Virginia

Portraits of 2014 | Sarah Street Photography | Virginia Photographer

Even though weddings and engagements are my primary focus, I do enjoy photographing maternity sessions, homecomings, ‘just because’ sessions and other portraiture throughout the year.  This past year I had the pleasure of traveling quite a bit. Miami and Las Vegas were just two of the several locations. I really enjoy traveling. It reenergizes my creativity!

Ally | Miami, Florida

Ali + Russ | Just Because | Downtown Norfolk | Norfolk, Virginia

Beth | Las Vegas, Nevada

Homecoming | Norfolk, Virginia

Amber + Luke | Maternity | Windsor Castle Park | Smithfield, Virginia

Kristine + Kevin | Homecoming | Norfolk, Virginia

Brooke | Hampton, Virginia

Mary | Maternity | Hampton, Virginia

Beth - I made the post! Shooting in the desert was so much fun 🙂 Fabulous work as always!

Kristine DeCillis - Thank you again for capturing our Homecoming! SN: I love reading your posts, the way you see an image & bring it to life with your light, location, & posing is just beautiful. So proud of you, great work!

admin - Thanks, Kristine!

admin - Thanks, Beth!!

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