Stephanie's Bridal Portraits // Oak Grove Lake Chesapeake Photographer

This day was every photographer's dream! Stephanie and Tim have been married since May, but she wanted a full set of bridal portraits to gift to her family, as well as keeping some for herself. When she asked me if Tim could come along for a few pictures, I just smiled. I got time with both of them during a perfect fall day at sunset, with nobody else and no other timeline to adhere to. And I was overjoyed!

First of all, can we talk about Stephanie's dress? It was incredible. The bodice is beautifully woven, and petals make their way all down the train. Her hair and makeup was done to perfection! And her bouquet...she made it at home, by herself, that morning. Everything came together perfectly for her portraits. Even though it was cold, Tim kept her warm with his hugs (and his jacket, on occasion), and Stephanie looked like a glowing bride despite the wind.

Tim and Stephanie, I can't thank you enough for spending time with me on a chilly fall day. You two are such a beautiful picture of what marriage is after the wedding - an amazing friendship that continues to unfold each day. I can't wait to see what life brings your way!

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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.