First Landing State Park Engagement | Virginia Beach Engagement Photographer | JD & Jennifer

 First Landing State Park Engagement Session | Virginia Beach Engagement | Maroon and blue engagement session

Living in this area means that I see so many military families coming and going each year. From Langley Air Force Base to Fort Eustis to Oceana and several places in between, it's safe to say that Hampton Roads is always in transition. JD and Jennifer are part of this group, with a recent move to Virginia from way down south.

It always amazes me to see the strength of military couples. With impending deployments, long distance relationships, and so many struggles in between, there was an obvious steadiness between JD and Jennifer. He wants a big dog, but she grew up with Yorkie-poos. His idea of fun on a Saturday is a day spent golfing, and hers is entirely different. What matters more than their differences, though, is the unity they show when they are together. No matter where they are, what matters is that they are together.

We met on a gorgeous evening last week at First Landing State Park, a beautiful area that has woods and trails on one side and a quiet beach on the other. We spent time talking about what's happened before (some big moves!) and what's coming next (a wedding in the spring!). We watched the sun set on the beach as the waves lapped peacefully against the shore.

JD and Jennifer, thank you both so much for spending the evening with me. I enjoyed getting to know you both individually and as a couple. I wish only the best for you during the next season of life - whatever that may bring - and know you will fare well as long as you do so together.

 First Landing State Park Engagement Session | Virginia Beach Engagement | Maroon and blue engagement session
 First Landing State Park Engagement Session | Virginia Beach Engagement | Maroon and blue engagement session
 First Landing State Park Engagement Session | Virginia Beach Engagement | Maroon and blue engagement session
 First Landing State Park Engagement Session | Virginia Beach Engagement | Maroon and blue engagement session
 First Landing State Park Engagement Session | Virginia Beach Engagement | Maroon and blue engagement session
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 First Landing State Park Engagement Session | Virginia Beach Engagement | Maroon and blue engagement session
 First Landing State Park Engagement Session | Virginia Beach Engagement | Where you go I'll go Ruth sign
 First Landing State Park Engagement Session | Virginia Beach Engagement | Creative ring shot
 First Landing State Park Engagement Session | Virginia Beach Engagement | Maroon and blue engagement session
 First Landing State Park Engagement Session | Virginia Beach Engagement | Maroon and blue engagement session
 First Landing State Park Engagement Session | Virginia Beach Engagement | Maroon and blue engagement session
 First Landing State Park Engagement Session | Virginia Beach Engagement | Maroon and blue engagement session
 First Landing State Park Engagement Session | Virginia Beach Engagement | Maroon and blue engagement session
 First Landing State Park Engagement Session | Virginia Beach Engagement | Maroon and blue engagement session
 First Landing State Park Engagement Session | Virginia Beach Engagement | Maroon and blue engagement session
 First Landing State Park Engagement Session | Virginia Beach Engagement | Maroon and blue engagement session

I took some portraits of JD & Jennifer alone so they would have something to hold onto when the miles separate them in the future.

 First Landing State Park Engagement Session | Virginia Beach Engagement | Maroon and blue engagement session
 First Landing State Park Engagement Session | Virginia Beach Engagement | Maroon and blue engagement session
 First Landing State Park Engagement Session | Virginia Beach Engagement | Maroon and blue engagement session

Annnnd we ended with this. It was a good day.

 First Landing State Park Engagement Session | Virginia Beach Engagement | Maroon and blue engagement session

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.