Chrysler Museum Wedding Inspiration | Norfolk Wedding Photographer

Chrysler Museum Wedding Inspiration | Norfolk Wedding Photographer

Back in April, I had the absolute pleasure of working with some of the most talented vendors in the Hampton Roads area to create an inspirational wedding styled shoot at the Chrysler Museum in beautiful downtown Norfolk. I had connected with Misty Saves the Day, and together we brainstormed ways to solidify my brand, focusing on elegant, indoor weddings for joyful couples in Hampton Roads and beyond.

The shoot that followed was absolute perfection. We hit all the right notes with the place settings in copper, with tons of greenery incorporated. The florals were a stunning combination of tangerine, deep purple, and tons of green. The dress was a long-sleeved beauty that accentuated the church wedding element of my brand (though, of course, I love and photograph all types of weddings - those are just my specialty!). The inside of the Chrysler, filled with natural light and gorgeous architecture, brought the whole shoot together in an amazing way.

I could write paragraphs about how incredible each vendor was, and how it was their creativity that brought everything to life but instead, I will let the images speak for themselves. With an exciting feature on Every Last Detail blog earlier this month, I couldn't wait to share these for myself. Enjoy this stunning Chrysler Museum wedding inspiration - and be sure to check out each vendor's website, because I certainly did not do this alone...

Gallery O on H Styled Shoot | Washington, DC Wedding Photographer | GroupWedDC

Gallery O on H Styled Shoot | Washington, DC Wedding Photographer | GroupWedDC

The power of working with a great team can never be overstated. I am personally creative in photography, but I lack further skills when it comes to styling or the overall vision – hence why I am not a wedding planner, makeup artist, or anything else! Through the years, I’ve watched my friend Jackie start with a wedding planning company (Jacquelyne Millender Events), transform it into a helpful resource for brides in Hampton Roads (The DIY Bridal Network), and now she sits on the cusp of launching one of the most innovative wedding industry businesses I have ever seen – GroupWedDC.

Even though she moved to Washington, DC, last year, I have the absolute honor of working with her again this spring. Jackie pushes me creatively in so many ways. As my New York City travel buddy, she pushed me to try new things and open my mind to a different world. In the wedding industry, she is a purple cow while so many others do the same old thing. On this last styled shoot, she brought people together from all over to create magic as she gets ready to launch a brand new venture for adventurous couples...

Why We Dressed Up for a Wedding All Over Again | Historic Post Office Hampton Wedding

Why We Dressed Up for a Wedding All Over Again | Historic Post Office Hampton Wedding

As a child I was never much one for dress-up. Truth be told, I was a huge tomboy. I play-wrestled my brother (and won every time because he always 'cheated') and I got along with boys a whole lot better than most other girls. I had close girlfriends, too, but pretending to be a princess was never high on my imagination list. Instead, my older brother and I would pretend to be in combat, play video games together, and (in between fights) sit in a chair on Saturday mornings and watch cartoons with each other.

So it was a surprise when I had so much fun getting dressed up for a Cinco de Mayo styled shoot last year. Getting my hair and makeup done is not normal, but I loved it...and the pictures I had from that day were beautiful. When Kelsey, the venue manager at the brand new Historic Post Office wedding venue in downtown Hampton was looking for models for a styled shoot, I quickly volunteered Nathan and I for the task. Plus, a chance to tour a gorgeous architecture-inspired Hampton Roads wedding space is never a bad thing!

With my hair (a low chignon, which I've always wanted) and makeup perfected, I met my husband of almost 6 years in his suit and tie and we pretended like it was our wedding day all over again...