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Hermitage Museum and Gardens Wedding | Norfolk, Virginia Wedding Photographer | Hyo + Justin

There were so many special moments at Hyo + Justin’s wedding at the Hermitage Museum & Gardens last month. Hyo holding back tears as she read a letter from her groom, while Justin couldn’t hold it in at all as his bride walked down the aisle and Hyo’s mother got up to give him a tissue. The flower girl took her job very seriously and Hyo + her father had to almost come to a complete stop walking up the aisle. She was the cutest!!!

My absolute favorite thing about their day was how their relationship began. Some of you have been there. Your mother wants to set you up. In Hyo + Justin’s case, both of their mothers played matchmaker. Sometimes it really can work! So, next time your mother wants to set you up on a date, you may not want to say no. They might just be the one you fall in love with and marry under a beautiful tree in front of friends and family.

Hyo + Justin, thank you so much for choosing me to document your wedding day. You two are absolutely gorgeous, inside and out! I can’t wait to see where married life takes you.

Venue | Hermitage Museum & Gardens

Photography | Sarah Street Photography

Coordination | Jamie Leigh Events

Catering | Chef by Design

Cake + Sweets | Hummingbird Macarons

Florals | Blushing Floral Designs

DJ | Taylor Haycox

Makeup Artist + Hair Stylist | Tiffany Leigh Hughes

Bridal Gown | Privee Bride of Ghent | Palioma Blanca

Photo Booth | Big Day Little Booth

 

Wedding Portraits | Norfolk, Virginia Wedding Photographer | Katelyn + Matt

You may recognize these two from their engagement session from the Neon District. Since then, they have been married and we met up for an after-the-wedding portrait session in downtown Norfolk. Katelyn + Matt make a gorgeous pair of newlyweds and I loved what they wore! Matt looked dapper in his gray pants and custom leather suspenders. What a fun detail to put their wedding date on the back panel! So unique. I am still obsessing over Katelyn’s two piece ensemble! She had initially purchased another gown, more traditional, but realized it truly wasn’t ‘her’. So she sold it and went on the hunt for something that fit her style and how she wanted to look and feel on her wedding day. She has great taste! I want to buy that skirt, even though I have no place to wear it. Don’t be surprised if you see that skirt on our Christmas card for 2017. Obsessed.

 

 

Norfolk Botanical Garden Engagement | Norfolk, Virginia | Gloria + Bill

I met up with Gloria + Bill a few days after Hurricane Matthew left many trees down and roads flooded in the Hampton Roads area. I was a little apprehensive about what the Norfolk Botanical Garden was going to look like after such a storm. However, I was pleasantly surprised to see the garden was in wonderful shape! A tree or two was down but they were open for business. Having such strong winds and rain a few days prior I was shocked when we came upon a single hydrangea still in bloom. And it was purple, to boot (Gloria’s favorite color). What was really special was there happened to be a beautiful butterfly sitting on this single hydrangea. Photo opportunity at it’s best for a ring shot!

Gloria + Bill will be getting married next year at the Lesner Inn. For now, enjoy some images from their botanical garden engagement session! Makeup by The Makeup School by Sarah Rillon.

 

Yacht Club at Marina Shores | Virginia Wedding Photographer | Elizabeth + Brian

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Liz + Brian’s wedding at the Yacht Club at Marina Shores happened to fall on the day when Hurricane Matthew’s outer bands came blazing through Hampton Roads, leaving us with a day full of rain, wind and flooding. It is considered lucky for it to rain on your wedding day, right? Well, there was enough rain for years and years of luck for these two! It could have really dampened their spirits but I didn’t get that feeling at all.

My favorite part of the day was seeing Liz’s reaction to her reception and ceremony space decor. It was one of those smiles turned into hand over the mouth because she is overwhelmed with joy and about to cry. It was so sweet for her to be able to have that moment.

I get to have these two in front of my lens again soon and am looking forward to that. For now, enjoy the joyous moments from their wedding day! Thank you, Liz + Brian, for allowing me to be a part of it!

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Venue | The Yacht Club at Marina Shores

Photography | Sarah Street Photography

Wedding Gown | Pure English | Hayley Paige

Florals | Black Iris Floral Events

Cake | Incredible Edibles

DJ | Astro Entertainment | Freddie

Makeup | Laly Brink

Hair | Marie Strom

Invitations | Paper Source

Annapolis Engagement | Maryland Wedding Photographer | Rebecca + Collin

This was my first time in Annapolis and I already can’t wait to go back and explore some more of what this quaint city has to offer. Cute facades and store fronts. Thank you to Rebecca + Collin for inviting me up to see where they work and play. I even had the pleasure of meeting Percy, their furry companion. Percy was a little camera shy and it was clear he was a mama’s boy!

The real highlight of this post has to be their proposal story! When Rebecca was telling me about it all I kept thinking was, “this sounds like a movie or it needs to be part of one!” Rebecca is a huge lover of history and Collin surprised her with a proposal at Mount Vernon, along the Potomac River. The story doesn’t stop there, not even close. He then whisked her off in a helicopter to Manhattan, where they met up with friends “randomly” in several places in Central Park. After some time in New York they then took a train to Boston where they spent more time together, celebrating their engagement. Seriously. Is this real life!? Something straight out of a movie. When I initially started my conversation with them, I asked how they met and Rebecca said, “Online, not a very exciting story”. Pretty sure the proposal story trumps the ‘how we met’ story!

They are getting married in just a week and a half at the Williamsburg Inn. Can’t wait to see them again and capture their ‘I do” to one another.

 

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