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First Landing Engagement Pictures | Matt + Jackie

First Landing Engagement Pictures | Matt + Jackie

Matt and Jackie are two of the kindest souls you will meet. They were full of smiles from the first time I said hello until the very last picture, and it was obvious that their love for each other overflows toward the people around them. The evening was the most picturesque Virginia Beach can be, with clouds that broke into a stunning sunset as the evening wore on. It was the perfect way to say goodbye to summer - warmth, golden light, and happiness all around.

Because of the military, Matt and Jackie have been separated by many miles for awhile now, and even with their upcoming wedding it will be a long time before they can actually call the same city their home. But despite the difficulty of a long-distance relationship, they’ve decided to make the most of it by exploring new cities and enjoying the time they do have with each other, no matter how short it may seem.

A beautiful night, a beautiful sunset, and a beautiful couple…this was truly a memorable engagement session…

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…