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How to Get the Best Engagement Photos in Hampton Roads

How to Get the Best Engagement Photos in Hampton Roads

Being engaged is one of the sweetest, most important times in your life. Never again will you be in the season of almost-but-not-yet in your relationship. It’s the promise of things to come and the joy of knowing what’s already behind you - the good, the difficult, and everything in between. Your engagement photos should reflect what is unique to you as a couple. They should show how you interact during both laughter and more serious times.

Because of this, planning your engagement photos, whether in Hampton Roads or somewhere entirely different, is so important! Making plans before you ever arrive at your engagement session is one of the best ways to ensure it will go smoothly and allow you to walk away with beautiful pictures to remember this season of your life forever.

To help you plan, here are a few of my top tips about how to get the best engagement photos in Hampton Roads!

Sunset Williamsburg Engagement Session | John + Lauren

Sunset Williamsburg Engagement Session | John + Lauren

Summer is definitely my favorite time of year, but there’s something about the golden light of winter that makes me LOVE chilly engagement session days. For John and Lauren, Williamsburg was the perfect place to celebrate their upcoming marriage - they are both Christmas-obsessed, and the whole area is decorated to the nines! Wreaths on the doors, bows on the streetlights, and Christmas trees along the path…even though it was the last day of November, it felt like Christmas Eve and got me so excited for the month ahead.

As I spent time with them, I noticed that they both have the best smiles - hers is a light-up the face, all-over kind of a smile, whereas his is quiet and reserved mostly for his bride to be. They are gracious and kind, both with each other and with everyone around them, which was easy to notice as we walked along the streets and interacted with everyone visiting Colonial Williamsburg to take advantage of all the beauty…

Best of 2015: Engagement + Couples | Business

Best of 2015: Engagement + Couples | Business

This year was wonderful for so many reasons. As I reflect back on all that happened both personally and professionally, I can't help but get excited about the year ahead. What I love most about being a photographer is the richness it adds to my life - getting to meet so many people who never would have otherwise been in my life is a joy and an honor. This year I got to travel everywhere from Washington, DC, and Philadelphia to all over my own backyard in Hampton Roads.

Below are some of my favorites this year, from engagement sessions to anniversary sessions where I got to spend time with couples celebrating love that started not too long ago and love that has lasted for decades. To each couple who made their way into my life this year: thank you, from the bottom of my heart.