Richard & Christina // Hampton, Virginia, Elopement Photographer

A few weeks ago, I shot my second elopement this year (you can see the first one here)! That was pretty exciting for me, considering I didn't even KNOW there is a space for elopement photographers, and back in the summer I started talking about wanting to shoot one. What I love about elopements, or at least what I know so far, is that ALL the pressure is off. If the wedding starts late, or early, it doesn't matter. There's no rushing around and finalizing all the details because it comes down to just two people, in love, forever.

On the day of Richard and Christina's wedding, it was drizzly and miserable outside. Since we were going to take some portraits afterwards with their combined family, we decided we would just delay the portion until a much prettier day. So a couple weeks later, I met three of them and spent some time commemorating their growing family.

Richard and Christina, thank you so much for letting me be one of only two witnesses on your special day. Thank you for allowing me into your family over the course of a few weeks. I hope that your excitement at being married continues for the rest of your lives.

An elopement on a fall day in VirginiaMagnolia-House-Inn-Hampton-Virginia-Wedding
A sweet and intimate elopement in Virginia
Two kids watch their parents getting marriedMagnolia-House-Inn-Hampton-Virginia-Wedding
The groom reaches for the ring during a small Virginia elopement
First kiss as husband and wife
A daughter kisses her mommy on the cheek

After a rainy day on their wedding, we were ready for some good weather for family portraits!

Fall family portraits in VirginiaEagle-Harbor-Carollton-Virginia-Family-Portraits
Family picture ideas for mommy and daughter
Fall family portraits on a dock in Virginia
Family of three walks hand in hand through a park
Family of three poses on a bridge for pictures
Posing ideas for a family of three
Posing ideas for a family of three
Family portraits with mom and dad kissing on a dock
Fall family portraits underneath a willow tree
Cute posing ideas for a family of three
A little girl walks with her mom and dad
Ring shot on a tree
Wedding bands and engagement ring on a wood swing
Ring shot on a fall leaf

Can you tell she's excited to be married?!

Fall family portraits in Virginia
Husband and wife walk hand in hand on a paved path

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.