Andrea & Shawn // Virginia Beach Wedding Photographer

There are some couples who are already so comfortable with each other that getting married seems like just the next step in an already beautiful relationship - Shawn and Andrea are one of those couples. I got the privilege to meet them as I second shot a wedding with Audrey Rose Photography, and I'm truly grateful to have had the chance to meet both of them.

Shawn is quiet, solid, and steady. He is clearly the one in the relationship who keeps both of them grounded. Andrea, on the other hand, is fun and vivacious, with a personality that lights up a room when she walks in. Their love for each other is a mixture of their personalities - steady, consistent, and full of joy.

Shawn's mother flew from across the country to be at their wedding, and his tenderness with her was remarkable. Friends and family from all over were there to celebrate the union of two beautiful souls, and I was more than blessed to capture special moments from through the day. Shawn and Andrea - thanks for letting me crash your ever-so-fun party! I'm so grateful that I got to be in your lives, and you in mine, for even a day. I know that your marriage will be strong, beautiful, and fun, and I hope you never lose that light in your eyes when you look at each other for the rest of your lives! 

 Getting ready pictures | Fall hotel wedding in Virginia Beach
 Getting ready pictures  | Fall hotel wedding in Virginia Beach
 Bridesmaid putting on jewelry  | Fall hotel wedding in Virginia Beach
 Detail shot of shoes  | Fall hotel wedding in Virginia Beach

Shawn was just so sweet with his mother - it was so obvious in real life and in pictures!

 Groom getting ready pictures  | Fall hotel wedding in Virginia Beach 
 Handsome groom before his wedding  | Fall hotel wedding in Virginia Beach

With their first look, Shawn and Andrea were in their own world, just happy to be together and in love.

 Bride & groom first look  | Fall hotel wedding in Virginia Beach
 Bride & groom first look portraits  | Fall hotel wedding in Virginia Beach
 Intimate, sweet bride & groom portraits  | Fall hotel wedding in Virginia Beach
 Bride and groom portraits  | Fall hotel wedding in Virginia Beach
 Bride and groom kiss during first look  | Fall hotel wedding in Virginia Beach
 Bride and groom on beach boardwalk  | Fall hotel wedding in Virginia Beach
 Intimate bride and groom portraits  | Fall hotel wedding in Virginia Beach

We embraced the craziness of the Virginia Beach boardwalk, and had a blast taking some wedding party pictures!

 Fun wedding party pictures with purple and white dresses  | Fall hotel wedding in Virginia Beach
 Fun wedding party pictures on boardwalk  | Fall hotel wedding in Virginia Beach
 Bridal party walking on boardwalk  | Fall hotel wedding in Virginia Beach
 Bride and her bridesmaids in purple dresses with white flowers  | Fall hotel wedding in Virginia Beach
 Bridal portrait with purple and white bouquet  | Fall hotel wedding in Virginia Beach
 Bride walking down the aisle  | Fall hotel wedding in Virginia Beach
 Groom reciting vows at his ceremony  | Fall hotel wedding in Virginia Beach
 Bride and groom at wedding ceremony  | Fall hotel wedding in Virginia Beach
 Bride and groom's first kiss at wedding ceremony  | Fall hotel wedding in Virginia Beach
 Bride & groom first dance  | Fall hotel wedding in Virginia Beach
 Sweet father daughter dance  | Fall hotel wedding in Virginia Beach

...and then we heard one of the craziest best man speeches ever. He talked about molecules of hydrogen and oxygen, and all sorts of other random things - all to say that Andrea and Shawn are made for each other!

 Best man's speech  | Fall hotel wedding in Virginia Beach

Then the dancing started...

 Flower girl and ring bearer dancing together  | Fall hotel wedding in Virginia Beach
 Guests dancing at the reception  | Fall hotel wedding in Virginia Beach
 Guests dancing at the reception  | Fall hotel wedding in Virginia Beach
 Ring bearer dancing at the reception

...and it continued, for the rest of the night.

 Bride and groom dancing at reception  | Fall hotel wedding in Virginia Beach

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.