Norfolk Botanical Gardens Engagement Session | Norfolk Wedding Photographer | Trey + Shannon

 Botanical Gardens Engagement Session | Norfolk, Virginia Spring Engagement Session

If black and white is wrong, then I don't want to be right. Trey and Shannon's engagement session was so beautiful and so sweet and intimate that even with the gorgeous Norfolk Botanical Garden as a backdrop, letting the emotions speak for themselves was my goal through and through. We met on an afternoon that threatened rain but failed to deliver, encouraging visitors out of the gardens so we could have the whole place to ourselves.

Trey is leaving just a few days after their wedding this September for a deployment, so he dressed in his uniform to give Shannon a way to remember him during the long months ahead. He claimed to feel awkward in front of the camera but as soon as his future bride was in his arms, all nerves melted away and he focused just on what - and who - was right in front of him. A day that started as cloudy and stormy turned into the most joy-filled engagement session I have photographed in quite some time.

These moments before marriage are days that Trey and Shannon will never forget...and because of the images they now have, they can cherish this time forever.

Dress: Rent the Runway

 Botanical Gardens Engagement Session | Norfolk, Virginia Spring Engagement Session
 Botanical Gardens Engagement Session | Norfolk, Virginia Spring Engagement Session
 Botanical Gardens Engagement Session | Norfolk, Virginia Spring Engagement Session
 Botanical Gardens Engagement Session | Norfolk, Virginia Spring Engagement Session
 Botanical Gardens Engagement Session | Norfolk, Virginia Spring Engagement Session
 Botanical Gardens Engagement Session | Norfolk, Virginia Spring Engagement Session
 Botanical Gardens Engagement Session | Norfolk, Virginia Spring Engagement Session
 Botanical Gardens Engagement Session | Norfolk, Virginia Spring Engagement Session
 Botanical Gardens Engagement Session | Norfolk, Virginia Spring Engagement Session
 Botanical Gardens Engagement Session | Norfolk, Virginia Spring Engagement Session
 Botanical Gardens Engagement Session | Norfolk, Virginia Spring Engagement Session
 Botanical Gardens Engagement Session | Norfolk, Virginia Spring Engagement Session
 Botanical Gardens Engagement Session | Norfolk, Virginia Spring Engagement Session
 Botanical Gardens Engagement Session | Norfolk, Virginia Spring Engagement Session
 Botanical Gardens Engagement Session | Norfolk, Virginia Spring Engagement Session
 Botanical Gardens Engagement Session | Norfolk, Virginia Spring Engagement Session
 Botanical Gardens Engagement Session | Norfolk, Virginia Spring 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.