Magnolia House Inn Elopement | Hampton, Virginia Elopement Photographer | Ulysses & Kim

I first began my love affair with The Wedding Chapel at the Magnolia House Inn last October when I met Philip and Katy there for the first time and I was the only witness to their marriage besides the officiant. Since then, I've visited there on multiple occasions and I just keep loving it more and more! The intimacy of the ceremony is so special, and the owners are such kind-hearted people. On top of that, shooting there challenges me to be better so that each elopement or wedding looks different - and I love a good challenge!

Kim and Ulysses planned their wedding in two days. Yes, you read that correctly! They decided to move to Hawaii but wanted to get married in their hometown. Everything fell into place to have their wedding the next week - it was truly meant to be!

These two have been dating for four years, and were indescribably excited to be married. Kim kept pointing out the huge smile on her face and talking about how excited she was to finally be the Mrs. to Ulysses. In a fun tribute to their upcoming Hawaii trip, she wore a gorgeous tropical dress to match her pink rose bouquet and the summer flowers that were all around the chapel.

Ulysses and Kim - I can't say enough about the joy and excitement you two have. Your pictures exude happiness in all kinds of ways. I love the way you love each other. Thank you for inviting me in for a day...and if you ever need a photographer out in Hawaii, well...I'm in! Many blessings for your future together.

 Magnolia House Inn Elopement | Hampton, Virginia Wedding Photographer | The Wedding Chapel
 Magnolia House Inn Elopement | Hampton, Virginia Wedding Photographer | Bridal portraits in pink Hawaiian dress
 Magnolia House Inn Elopement | Hampton, Virginia Wedding Photographer | Bridal portraits in pink Hawaiian dress
 Magnolia House Inn Elopement | Hampton, Virginia Wedding Photographer | Bridal portraits in pink Hawaiian dress
 Magnolia House Inn Elopement | Hampton, Virginia Wedding Photographer | Tropical summer flowers
 Magnolia House Inn Elopement | Hampton, Virginia Wedding Photographer | Tropical summer flowers
 Magnolia House Inn Elopement | Hampton, Virginia Wedding Photographer | Intimate wedding ceremony
 Magnolia House Inn Elopement | Hampton, Virginia Wedding Photographer | Intimate wedding ceremony
 Magnolia House Inn Elopement | Hampton, Virginia Wedding Photographer | Intimate wedding ceremony
 Magnolia House Inn Elopement | Hampton, Virginia Wedding Photographer | Intimate wedding ceremony
 Magnolia House Inn Elopement | Hampton, Virginia Wedding Photographer | Intimate ring exchangewedding ceremony

Do you see what I mean when I say Kim was EXCITED?!

 Magnolia House Inn Elopement | Hampton, Virginia Wedding Photographer | Intimate wedding ceremony

Sometimes the 'first hug' is just as sweet as the first kiss.

 Magnolia House Inn Elopement | Hampton, Virginia Wedding Photographer | Intimate wedding ceremony

When you get married in July, fruit smoothies are necessary before venturing out in the hot sun for your pictures!

 Magnolia House Inn Elopement | Hampton, Virginia Wedding Photographer | Tropical fruit smoothies
 Magnolia House Inn Elopement | Hampton, Virginia Wedding Photographer | Tropical fruit smoothies
 Magnolia House Inn Elopement | Hampton, Virginia Wedding Photographer | Intimate bride and groom portraits
 Magnolia House Inn Elopement | Hampton, Virginia Wedding Photographer | Groom in pink shirt and khaki suit
 Magnolia House Inn Elopement | Hampton, Virginia Wedding Photographer | Groom wearing hot pink socks
 Magnolia House Inn Elopement | Hampton, Virginia Wedding Photographer | Intimate bride and groom portraits
 Magnolia House Inn Elopement | Hampton, Virginia Wedding Photographer | Intimate bride and groom portraits
 Magnolia House Inn Elopement | Hampton, Virginia Wedding Photographer | Intimate bride and groom portraits
 Magnolia House Inn Elopement | Hampton, Virginia Wedding Photographer | Intimate bride and groom portraits
 Magnolia House Inn Elopement | Hampton, Virginia Wedding Photographer | Intimate bride and groom portraits
 Magnolia House Inn Elopement | Hampton, Virginia Wedding Photographer | Intimate bride and groom portraits
 Magnolia House Inn Elopement | Hampton, Virginia Wedding Photographer | Intimate bride and groom portraits

This RING...simply stunning!

 Magnolia House Inn Elopement | Hampton, Virginia Wedding Photographer | Stunning ring shot
 Magnolia House Inn Elopement | Hampton, Virginia Wedding Photographer | Stunning ring shot
 Magnolia House Inn Elopement | Hampton, Virginia Wedding Photographer | Stunning ring shot

After some portraits around the Magnolia House, we headed to the History Museum in downtown Hampton. It's where Ulysses & Kim shared their first date, and now they're coming full circle.

 The History Museum in Downtown Hampton | Hampton, Virginia Couples Photographer | Intimate Bride and Groom Portraits
 The History Museum in Downtown Hampton | Hampton, Virginia Couples Photographer | Intimate Bride and Groom Portraits
 The History Museum in Downtown Hampton | Hampton, Virginia Couples Photographer | Intimate Bride and Groom Portraits
 The History Museum in Downtown Hampton | Hampton, Virginia Couples Photographer | Intimate Bride and Groom Portraits
 The History Museum in Downtown Hampton | Hampton, Virginia Couples Photographer | Intimate Bride and Groom Portraits

Congratulations you two!

 The History Museum in Downtown Hampton | Hampton, Virginia Couples Photographer | Intimate Bride and Groom Portraits

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.