Philip & Katy // Magnolia House Inn Wedding Photographer

When I said earlier this year that I wanted to photograph an elopement, I had no idea how in the world that would ever happen! And then Katy gave me a call! She and Philip were planning on eloping at the Magnolia House Inn in just a few short weeks, and they wanted a photographer there to capture their day. I was so excited!

With only the bride, groom, and their officiant, Katy and Philipโ€™s wedding day was a dream. There was such an excitement in the air as Philip waited for his bride to be ready. As soon as Katy walked into the ceremony, his face lit up with a deep joy. Katy cried while they spoke vows to each other of spending forever together.

After a sweet toast and cutting of the cake, we got to spend some time together taking pictures and capturing their day forever. Katy and Philip were so excited to tell friends and family, but more than anything they were so excited to finally be starting their lives together.

Philip and Katy โ€“ I canโ€™t thank you enough for letting me witness one of the sweetest days ever. I am so grateful to witness such a pure love, one that I know will last forever. Best of luck in your future life together!

Magnolia House Inn in Hampton, Virginia
Magnolia House Inn in Hampton, Virginia Pink and White Flowers
A groom before he elopes at the Magnolia House Inn in Hampton, Virginia
A groom before he elopes at the Magnolia House Inn in Hampton, Virginia
The groom walks back into the Magnolia House Inn in Hampton, Virginia, before he gets married (black and white)
A bride gets ready to elope | Magnolia House Inn, Hampton, Virginia
A bride before her wedding at the Magnolia House Inn in Hampton, Virginia (black and white)
A bride walks down the steps in her pink cardigan at the Magnolia House Inn in Virginia
A bride by the steps of the Magnolia House Inn in Hampton, Virginia

Katy has the most wonderful natural smile!

A bride laughing before her elopement at the Magnolia House Inn in Hampton, Virginia

The pin Katy wore is special - it belonged to her mother, and stayed with her on her wedding day.

Bridal portraits before her elopement | Magnolia House Inn, Hampton, Virginia
A groom waits for his bride before they elope | Magnolia House Inn
A bride walks down the aisle as she elopes | Magnolia House Inn
An elopement at the Magnolia House Inn in Hampton, Virginia
Bride and groom hold hands during their wedding | Magnolia House Inn

...and after an expectant wait, they are finally married!

Bride and groom's first kiss after they elope | Magnolia House Inn
A wedding cake for two with a silhouette topper
Bride and groom feed each other cake after they elope
Bride and groom in front of the Magnolia House Inn in Hampton, Virginia

They're so happy...can't you tell?!

Bride and groom portraits with natural laughter
Bride and groom walk together outside a cute country house (black and white)
Bride and groom snuggle on a porch swing
Bride, in her pink cardigan, and her groom kiss after their elopement
Bride in a pink cardigan and her groom after they elope
A groom kisses his bride, wearing a pink cardigan, on the cheek after their wedding
Intimate black and white bride and groom portrait
Bride and groom embrace after they elope
Wedding rings on a fence post
Wedding rings on a fern

The streets were empty, so we took full advantage. Philip and Katy didn't care where they were, as long as they were with each other.

Bride and groom in a street in downtown Hampton kissing (black and white)
A groom smiles at his bride, wearing a pink cardigan, in downtown Hampton

What better way to end in this? Congratulations, Philip and Katy!

Bride and groom portraits in downtown Hampton (black and white)

Maria Grace Photography

My name is Maria, and I am a wedding and family photographer based out of Hampton Roads, Virginia, but I am always excited about traveling. I love families who truly enjoy spending time with each other and living life together. I love couples that are looking forward to their wedding day because they are so excited to finally be married to.