Neon District in Norfolk Engagement Pictures | Barak + Heather

Neon District in Norfolk Engagement Pictures | Barak + Heather

It’s not often that a couple is TOTALLY up for a 5am wake-up call just so we can capture that gorgeous morning light…but Barak and Heather were all in (or at least she was! Ha!). I would say Heather is a morning person, but I think it’s more accurate to say she’s an all-day person. All day long she is happy, joyful, and smiling, and has been since I met her years ago. And Barak? Despite the crazy morning hours and the fact that he is NOT as much of a morning person, he was just happy to be with Heather.

I couldn’t hold back my excitement as we explored all the fun murals in the Neon District of Norfolk for their engagement pictures. There are colors and patterns for every style, and we explored all around the Chrysler Museum of Art, then ended with some trendy photos around Grace Street. Bonus: Heather wore the most adorable romper (WITH POCKETS), and I am a little obsessed.

Based on how the morning went, I am just dying to fast-forward to April when these two will have their wedding at the Womans Club of Portsmouth. Until then, I’ll just look back through their sunrise engagement pictures and remember that the early morning wake-up is ALWAYS worth it!

Langley Air Force Base Military Wedding | Hunter + Mabree

Langley Air Force Base Military Wedding | Hunter + Mabree

Hunter and Mabree’s wedding almost didn’t happen. They met in high school and dated for awhile, but eventually she broke his heart when she said that while she couldn’t date him anymore, she hoped they would get married someday. As fairytales go this one ranks near the top, because years later they re-connected, this time for good. Years of long distance strengthened them, and one spring day on a dock by the water in his home state of Alabama, Hunter proposed…and the rest is history!

Since Hunter’s family has a longstanding tradition of being stationed at Langley Air Force Base, they knew it was the perfect venue for their wedding day. Mabree is a makeup QUEEN, so all of the girls looked amazing when I arrived - none more so than the bride herself. Blush bridesmaid dresses and gold wedding details added a touch of elegance to an already beautiful day, but my favorite moment of all was witnessing the tears Hunter shed as he watched his future wife walk down the aisle. Her father married them in an incredibly memorable ceremony, and I doubt there was a dry eye in the room…

How to Get the Best Engagement Photos in Hampton Roads

How to Get the Best Engagement Photos in Hampton Roads

Being engaged is one of the sweetest, most important times in your life. Never again will you be in the season of almost-but-not-yet in your relationship. It’s the promise of things to come and the joy of knowing what’s already behind you - the good, the difficult, and everything in between. Your engagement photos should reflect what is unique to you as a couple. They should show how you interact during both laughter and more serious times.

Because of this, planning your engagement photos, whether in Hampton Roads or somewhere entirely different, is so important! Making plans before you ever arrive at your engagement session is one of the best ways to ensure it will go smoothly and allow you to walk away with beautiful pictures to remember this season of your life forever.

To help you plan, here are a few of my top tips about how to get the best engagement photos in Hampton Roads!