Taalib & Ellica // East Beach Norfolk Engagement Photographer

You know a couple is extra special when they agree to meet you at 6am just for the good light! Taalib and Ellica are a couple I've come to know over the last few months, and I am so grateful for it. When we finally met in person a few months ago in a small coffee shop outside of Washington, DC, I could see in a few short minutes how much they care about each other.

And then on the small, grassy beach of Norfolk during their engagement session, their love truly shined through. Taalib is absolutely crazy about Ellica, and she can't help but smile, laugh, and enjoy being in love. From the tender way he looked at her to her contagious laughter at his jokes, these two were a treasure. And this all at sunrise!

I'm so thankful that I've gotten to meet these two, and that they were good enough sports to get up early for a gorgeous engagement session. I am so excited about their October wedding, and can't wait to see how their relationship has grown by then.

 Sunrise portraits at East Beach in Norfolk, Virginia (black and white)

And we just had to bring this little princess along for a few shots!

 Puppy with pink hairbows at  Sunrise  engagement portraits at East Beach in Norfolk, Virginia
  Sunrise  engagement portraits with a cute puppy at East Beach in Norfolk, Virginia
  Sunrise  engagement portraits at East Beach in Norfolk, Virginia (black and white)
 Intimate  Sunrise  engagement portraits at East Beach in Norfolk, Virginia
  Natural Sunrise  engagement portraits at East Beach in Norfolk, Virginia (black and white)
  Sunrise  engagement portraits at East Beach in Norfolk, Virginia

Taalib, your future bride is GORGEOUS!

  Sunrise  engagement portraits at East Beach in Norfolk, Virginia
  Sunrise  engagement portraits at East Beach in Norfolk, Virginia
  Sunrise  engagement portraits on a neighborhood street in East Beach in Norfolk, Virginia
  Sunrise engagement portraits at East Beach in Norfolk, Virginia
  Sunrise engagement portraits at East Beach in Norfolk, Virginia
 Ring picture on a lavender branch at sunrise
 Fountain sunrise engagement picture (black and white)
  Sunrise engagement portraits in front of a fountain at East Beach in Norfolk, Virginia

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.