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Historic Post Office Winter Wedding | Hampton Wedding Photographer | Jamie + Sydney

Historic Post Office Winter Wedding | Hampton Wedding Photographer | Jamie + Sydney

It had been such a long time since Sydney and I had spoken (way back in college - which is longer than it feels!), so I was thrilled when her email came my way telling me she was engaged to a wonderful man named Jamie. I met them for their engagement session in Yorktown and immediately saw how good they are together, and how much they make each other laugh. Sydney was the same as I remembered, and Jamie is the perfect fit for her fun and joyful personality.

On the day of their wedding, nothing was different. Sydney was relaxed and carefree, and Jamie even let loose a little on the dance floor by the end of the night. Yet at the same time, everything changed - they were dressed beautifully, she carried an incredible bouquet, and they were surrounded by almost all of the people who they love most in life as they finally became husband and wife. Their beautiful winter wedding at the Historic Post Office is one for the books, and I could relive it over and over again…

Lesner Inn Styled Shoot // Virginia Beach Photographer

This post has been SUCH a long time coming! I actually attended Amanda Hedgepeth's styled shoot and workshop way back in October. Since she was submitting the shoot for publication, I had to wait a little while to post any pictures. And then...November came! And with it were trips out of town every weekend, weddings, engagement shoots, portrait sessions...phew, I was busy. And I just didn't have time to blog about this.

For the shoot, Amanda had set up at the Lesner Inn in Virginia Beach. I'd never been, but now I so want to shoot a wedding there! It was beautiful, and we took our model out right when the sunset to get some truly amazing light. There were a few different stations set up for food shots (oh yeah, got to try a macaron for the first time!), ring shots, invitation shots, and the bride with a full decorated table. All the vendors were AMAZING (list at bottom of post) and it was so great to meet a bunch of other local photographers while taking some gorgeous pictures.

Without further ado, here is one stunning fall shoot! Oh and if you want to check out the published version, click here!

 

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PaperDolls Design    Virginia Beach photographer
PaperDolls Design    Virginia Beach photographer
Palette of Petals    Virginia Beach wedding photographer
Palette of Petals    Virginia Beach wedding photographer
Sweet Temptations Dessert Cafe    Virginia Beach wedding photographer
Sweet Temptations Dessert Cafe    Virginia Beach wedding photographer
Sweet Temptations Dessert Cafe    Virginia Beach wedding photographer
Sweet Temptations Dessert Cafe    Virginia Beach wedding photographer
Sweet Temptations Dessert Cafe    Virginia Beach wedding photographer
Sweet Temptations Dessert Cafe at Lesner Inn    Virginia Beach wedding photographer
Sweet Temptations Dessert Cafe    Virginia Beach wedding photographer
Sweet Temptations Dessert Cafe at Lesner Inn    Virginia Beach wedding photographer
Annemarie Akins bride at Lesner Inn  Virginia Beach wedding photographer
Annemarie Akins bride at Lesner Inn  Virginia Beach wedding photographer
Annemarie Akins bride at Lesner Inn  Virginia Beach wedding photographer
Annemarie Akins bride at Lesner Inn  Virginia Beach wedding photographer
Annemarie Akins bride at Lesner Inn  Virginia Beach wedding photographer
Annemarie Akins bride at Lesner Inn  Virginia Beach wedding photographer
Annemarie Akins bride at Lesner Inn  Virginia Beach wedding photographer
Annemarie Akins bride at Lesner Inn  Virginia Beach wedding photographer

Lesner Inn - http://lesnerinn.com/ 
Blushing Brides VA - http://blushingbridesva.com/
Palette of Petals - http://www.paletteofpetals.com/ 
Hannah Hildebrandt Events - http://hannahhildebrandtevents.com/
Waterford Event Rentals, LLC - http://waterfordeventrentals.com/ 
PaperDolls Design - http://www.paperdollsdesigninc.com/ 
Sweet Temptations Dessert Cafe - http://stdesserts.com/
Maya Couture - http://www.mayacouture.com/
Model: Annamarie Akins

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