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Melissa + Bill | Couples

I am very excited to be sharing these. I met Melissa 6-ish months ago at a Coast Guard Spouse Association coffee chat event. I didn’t speak to her much that day, but since then we have become good friends. Why I like Melissa…let me count the ways. We both have a thing for baked goods (she is a pastry chef). We both are InSession/HLN trial junkies. Both love the color gray. Both love a good homemade latte. Oh, and she got me hooked on Candy Crush, just to name a few. Side note: if you have not downloaded that app yet beware, you will become addicted. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. Melissa and Bill are great company. My husband and I have hung out with them and we always have a great time when we do. They are very genuine people and I could see us being friends with them for a very long time. Unless, of course, Bill bans us from seeing each other because Melissa and I watch too much Nancy Grace. 🙂 They have already asked me to take more pictures of them this fall up in Williamsburg. Really looking forward to that!!! Been wanting to get up there to photograph a couple since I moved to the area. In the meantime, enjoy their urban shoot!

 

Brooke + Joe | Styled – Part I

Part I of Part II of the styled shoot weekend is here! For Diana‘s second look, she wanted to create a 50’s styling. A little 40’s/50’s Notebook inspired. One of my favorite movies, ever! As soon as the word ‘Notebook’ came out of her mouth as she was describing her idea, I screamed “YES”! It didn’t matter what else she said after that. She didn’t need to convince me anymore. Diana knew the perfect couple too and they happily agreed. Brooke + Joe were amazing! They love the camera and the camera loved them. Poor girl, it was soooooo cold out. Brooke never complained, once. They did a great job choosing their own clothing and accessories, too! We kept shooting until it was too dark to shoot. I could have stayed out all day with them. Such a sweet couple! Part II of this session will be on the blog tomorrow!


Jessie Silva - I’m not sure if I’ll ever get over how awesome your work is.

Brooke Chandler - LOVE these SO much!!!! You’re amazing! We had so much fun taking these.

Audrey Hepburn Inspired | Styled

When Diana contacted me about doing a styled shoot, I didn’t even hesitate! She had these ideas in her head of looks she wanted to try out for her portfolio. She had two ideas. 1) Audrey Hepburn and 2) 50’s. Number 2 will be coming later. This shoot was all about Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Love that movie and Audrey Hepburn in that movie. I am a sucker for classics! On a rainy afternoon you could easily find me on my couch watching something from the 1930’s-1960’s. My friend, Laura, was so gracious to volunteer to play model for us that afternoon. Fun Laura fact: it was her very first up-do! It freezing. And not just cold, but freezing. She hated me every time I told her it was time to take the coat off. I had a coat and jeans on and I couldn’t feel my fingers at one point. Afterwards, we went to Starbucks and warmed up with some hot coffee! It was phenomenal! Thanks again to Diana for choosing me to work with her on this little project. I feel so honored! And, Laura, who did an awesome job. The little fashionista did her own styling for the shoot! Can’t wait to share the 50’s inspired shoot, but equally excited to share these!

Brooke Chandler - These turned out great 🙂 Diana did such a good job on her hair!

Sharmane | Bridal

Sharmane. She is one beautiful, charismatic, amazing woman! Despite it being 40 degrees out, she had Diana Huff (the make-up and hair stylist) and I cracking up the whole time! She looooooved to laughed. Sharmane was willing to try pretty much anything in that white dress of hers! It made her bridal session so much fun. Sharmane and her husband, Darrell, have already been married for 10-years (amazing!) and have two, sweet children. They never had a true ‘wedding’ and wanted to go all out for their vow renewal, bridal portraits included! Sharmane rocked her Vera Wang gown like no body’s business. And I am secretly jealous of her fabulous booty! She was workin’ it. Their vow renewal ceremony images to come a little later, but for now, enjoy a few from her fun, urban, bridal session.

Sharmane - Sarah, WOW!!!! Is all I can say!! These are A-MAZING!!! I had such a great time during our shoot. Running all around downtown was priceless! Thanks for staying professional even though we were freezing!!! I love the way you captured the seriousness of the day but also captured the pure joy I was feeling at this time in my life!!! Thank you so much for being there!

T Bourgeois - Beautiful

Joann Edwards - The pics of Sharmane n Darryl are simply beautiful! You captured their moment! And def Sharmane’s personality!!! Luv them!

Tiffany White - You the dress and the pictures are so gorgeous and breathtaking.

Cryshel - Sharmane’s pictures are absolutely beautiful!! They completely capture her beauty and her playful personality!! Love, Love, Love!!

Juliet - I absolutely love this!! Sharmane, you totally rock in these pics! Sarah, you did a wonderful job!!

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