Virginia Beach Oceanfront Wedding | Hampton Roads Wedding Photographer | Rob & Lisa

Sometimes I get to meet people through photography who I never otherwise would have met, and sometimes I have the privilege of connecting with people that I already knew and loved. Rob and Lisa are two people who have been our friends for several years now! Though they've since moved away, they were our next door neighbors for a long time, and we got to know them and Lisa's boys because of it. I'll never forget that day a year ago when I got a text from Lisa announcing their engagement - Nathan and I were so excited for them!

A year later, we met on a gorgeous end-of-summer day in Virginia Beach, right on the oceanfront, to celebrate Rob, Lisa, and the boys officially becoming a family. By this time, many of their friends have become our friends and we hold all four of them so close to our hearts. The day was simply beautiful from beginning to end, but my favorite part was heading back out to the beach right as the sun was setting to take pictures not just of the bride and groom, but their family of four as well.

The most special thing about Rob and Lisa really is their family relationship. They know how to party and have a great time - you should have seen their reception! - but at the end of the day, the people they truly are shines most when they are with each other along with Robert and Braden. The two boys even walked their mom down the aisle, embracing for a moment before she stood at the altar, facing Rob, ready to say I Do. Lisa has always been an amazing mom and a steadfast support, and Rob's kind heart is so obvious when he is around the three people he loves most.

Rob and Lisa, thank you for sharing not just your special day, but your lives with us as well. We miss you terribly now that we don't live right next to you, but being a part of your wedding was unforgettable. I hope your marriage is as wonderful as your wedding day, and that your lives together are forever blessed. We love you both!

 Virginia Beach Oceanfront Wedding | Bridal jewelry details
 Virginia Beach Oceanfront Wedding | Wedding dress
 Virginia Beach Oceanfront Wedding | Creative ring shot with silicone wedding band
 Virginia Beach Oceanfront Wedding | Bridal getting ready
 Virginia Beach Oceanfront Wedding | Bridal getting ready
 Virginia Beach Oceanfront Wedding | Blue bridesmaid dress
 Virginia Beach Oceanfront Wedding | Bridal portrait
 Virginia Beach Oceanfront Wedding | Groom getting ready
 Virginia Beach Oceanfront Wedding | Groom portrait

Their ceremony overlooked the ocean on a perfect day.

 Virginia Beach Oceanfront Wedding | Wedding ceremony

In a sweet moment, Lisa's boys walked her down the aisle.

 Virginia Beach Oceanfront Wedding | Bride walking down the aisle
 Virginia Beach Oceanfront Wedding | Bride meeting her groom at wedding ceremony
 Virginia Beach Oceanfront Wedding | Wedding ceremony
 Virginia Beach Oceanfront Wedding | Wedding ceremony
 Virginia Beach Oceanfront Wedding | Bride and groom first kiss
 Virginia Beach Oceanfront Wedding | Bride and groom recessional
 Virginia Beach Oceanfront Wedding | Blue and white bridal party
 Virginia Beach Oceanfront Wedding | Blue and white groomsmen portraits
 Virginia Beach Oceanfront Wedding | Chuck taylor shoe shot
 Virginia Beach Oceanfront Wedding | Bride family pictures
 Virginia Beach Oceanfront Wedding | Blue and white bridal bouquet

We headed over to the blue beach-themed wedding receptions, complete with cute starfish and seashell details!

 Virginia Beach Oceanfront Wedding | Blue and white beach wedding reception
 Virginia Beach Oceanfront Wedding | Seashell wedding reception centerpiece
 Virginia Beach Oceanfront Wedding | Wedding reception letter centerpiece

Oh but this was my favorite part of the whole day...family pictures on the beach, and some with just Rob and Lisa at sunset.

 Virginia Beach Oceanfront Wedding | Bride and groom family portraits
 Virginia Beach Oceanfront Wedding | Bride and groom family portraits
 Virginia Beach Oceanfront Wedding | Bride and groom family portraits
 Virginia Beach Oceanfront Wedding | Bride and groom portraits
 Virginia Beach Oceanfront Wedding | Bride and groom portraits
 Virginia Beach Oceanfront Wedding | Bride and groom portraits
 Virginia Beach Oceanfront Wedding | Bride and groom portraits

Lisa made a touching tribute to her dad (and her mom on the other side!) on her bouquet.

 Virginia Beach Oceanfront Wedding | Bridal bouquet memorial tribute
 Virginia Beach Oceanfront Wedding | Bride and groom portraits
 Virginia Beach Oceanfront Wedding | Bride and groom portraits
 Virginia Beach Oceanfront Wedding | Bride and groom portraits
 Virginia Beach Oceanfront Wedding | Bride and groom portraits
 Virginia Beach Oceanfront Wedding | Black and white macro ring shot
 Virginia Beach Oceanfront Wedding | Bride and groom first dance
 Virginia Beach Oceanfront Wedding | Wedding reception guests dancing
 Virginia Beach Oceanfront Wedding | Wedding reception guests dancing

Did I mention they had some amazing desserts? Bring on the chocolate!

 Virginia Beach Oceanfront Wedding | Blue and white wedding cake
 Virginia Beach Oceanfront Wedding | Mini pie wedding dessert

Like I said...Rob and Lisa know how to party!

 Virginia Beach Oceanfront Wedding | Wedding reception guests dancing
 Virginia Beach Oceanfront Wedding | Wedding reception guests dancing
 Virginia Beach Oceanfront Wedding | Wedding reception guests dancing
 Virginia Beach Oceanfront Wedding | Wedding reception guests dancing

Congratulations on a life together, Rob and Lisa!

 Virginia Beach Oceanfront Wedding | Bride and groom portraits

Many thanks to the team who made it happen...
Photography: Maria Grace Photography
Ceremony/Reception: Best Western Virginia Beach
Coordination: Diane Pearson
Dress: All the Rage
Bridesmaid's Dress: David's Bridal
Florals: Rob Rinaldy
Cake: Gateaux Bakery
Hair: Elite European Day Spa
DJ: Joe Fortuner

Maria Grace Photography

My name is Maria, and I am a wedding and family photographer based out of Hampton Roads, Virginia, but I am always excited about traveling. I love families who truly enjoy spending time with each other and living life together. I love couples that are looking forward to their wedding day because they are so excited to finally be married to.