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Best of Ring Shots 2018 | Business

Best of Ring Shots 2018 | Business

At first it feels a little strange to devote an entire blog post to rings, but these are some of my favorite pictures to take! When I entered the Shoot & Share contest last year, I was surprised to see so many of my ring shots land in the top categories - I had no idea I was even that good at it! I still have so much to learn, but this part of an engagement session or wedding, more than any other, gets my creative juices flowing. I have nobody to pose and no instructions to give, yet I need to make that ring look unique and, when I can, add meaning to the picture for the couples.

Can I just say, too, that it’s hard to nail a ring shot? You wouldn’t know it if you aren’t a photographer, but getting the focus perfect is a challenge, especially when you’re outside and the wind is blowing - and when you’re on a tight schedule! So it’s with a little bit of pride that I present some of my favorite ring shots of the year - and oh man am I excited for what’s to come in 2019!

Behind the Scenes in 2018 | Business

Behind the Scenes in 2018 | Business

I think I often come across as serious and thoughtful in my online home. I try to make my blog and social media posts worthwhile and thus, they often result in a less-than-complete representation of my life. The truth is, Nathan and I love to have fun, especially around each other. On wedding days we can be intense and goofy from one minute to the next. When I get too serious or too stressed about timing, Nathan strikes a pose for light testing so I can’t help but crack up. When we get to the reception and everyone is a little more relaxed, we follow suit.

This blog, more than any others, is an accurate picture of the highs, lows, and hilarity of a wedding day. Our goal is to photograph the most joyful people on the best day of their lives with as little stress as possible. This results in a lot of shenanigans, laughter, joking, and some sarcasm thrown into the mix. It also results in both of us competing to capture less-than-flattering pictures of each other, all in the name of joking and an epic end of year blog post!

Enjoy a laugh at our expense and if you think this is funny, I can’t even begin to describe what the actual wedding day is like…

Virginia Beach Engagement Session | Virginia Beach Wedding Photographer | Harrison + Lauren

Virginia Beach Engagement Session | Virginia Beach Wedding Photographer | Harrison + Lauren

Harrison and Lauren have a decade of history between the two of them. They met as teenagers and soon became friends, which eventually led into so much more. When they were separated by several states and many hours of drivings they had to face a big decision: is this the relationship they had been waiting for? Both knew in their hearts it was, Lauren moved down, and the rest is history.

Lauren describes herself as easygoing, which proved itself to be so true on this evening as we met at a secluded spot on Virginia Beach (yes, they do exist!). Her personality is the perfect foil to Harrison's outgoing and goofy nature, although it doesn't mean she won't join in the fun - I even caught them breaking it down during their session! Together they kept each other laughing all night, and I can only imagine how joyful their wedding day will be…