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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!

Cape Henry Lighthouse Engagement Session | Tim + Naomi

Cape Henry Lighthouse Engagement Session | Tim + Naomi

Tim and Naomi met at a wedding about three years ago, and after their first date they never looked back. They have already traveled the world together, from Dubai to Wisconsin and everywhere in between, but Virginia Beach is where their love grew, and where they realized they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together. Over Thanksgiving they visited her family, he proposed, and of course she said yes.

Their excitement was so obvious from the first moment I met them. Naomi had reserved the Cape Henry Lighthouse, which is newly renovated, and we had the place all to ourselves! It was a fun challenge to shoot in a tiny space surrounded by windows, and I love that their engagement pictures are truly unique. Afterwards we caught the Spanish moss and golden light at First Landing. The weather was perfect and it was an unforgettable day…

Best of Portraits 2018 | Business

Best of Portraits 2018 | Business

How do I narrow down my favorite portraits of the year when I’ve had so many beautiful couples and families in front of my lens? The answer is that it’s not easy, but there were a few things that stood out to me as I looked back on the year.

The first is joy. Each person here is expressing joy at being together, getting married, growing their family, or simply being a family. The laughter and emotion feels so real, even through the screen. These are some of the most joyful people on earth, and it was my privilege to capture some of the best days of their lives - with many more yet to come.

The other thing that stands out to me is…