I had the absolute pleasure of getting to know Kiara at our very first DIY Bride workshop just a few months ago. She came ready to get some ideas about her big day – she hadn’t set a date yet, but she was engaged and knew that the day would soon be coming. I was struck by her gentle enthusiasm and her shy smile, and I knew that this would not be the end of our friendship!
Thankfully I was right, and just a few months later I met her and Clifton on Freemason Street in downtown Norfolk for their engagement session, because they had officially set their wedding date for next September! Meeting Kiara’s other half completed the puzzle for me – where Kiara is quiet and reserved, Clifton is excited and enthusiastic. He knew just how to make her laugh, and from the moment we began I knew he was thrilled not only to take their engagement pictures, but to finally be married to the love of his life.
Clifton and Kiara – I cannot get over how much fun Nathan and I had with you both! I’ve always dreamed of shooting an engagement session on the streets of Norfolk, and being there with you both was simply perfection. Kiara, you ROCKED that Carrie Bradshaw tulle skirt and Clifton, you made a bowtie look good ;) I cannot wait to spend time with you both in just a few short months!
After exploring a little, we used the grandeur of the Scope to our advantage.
We wandered the streets of downtown Norfolk to capture their love...
Kiara is looking fierce...and I told you Clifton can rock a bowtie!
...and we ended on top of a parking garage, as the sun sank below the horizon.