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…

Sunset Williamsburg Engagement Session | John + Lauren

Sunset Williamsburg Engagement Session | John + Lauren

Summer is definitely my favorite time of year, but there’s something about the golden light of winter that makes me LOVE chilly engagement session days. For John and Lauren, Williamsburg was the perfect place to celebrate their upcoming marriage - they are both Christmas-obsessed, and the whole area is decorated to the nines! Wreaths on the doors, bows on the streetlights, and Christmas trees along the path…even though it was the last day of November, it felt like Christmas Eve and got me so excited for the month ahead.

As I spent time with them, I noticed that they both have the best smiles - hers is a light-up the face, all-over kind of a smile, whereas his is quiet and reserved mostly for his bride to be. They are gracious and kind, both with each other and with everyone around them, which was easy to notice as we walked along the streets and interacted with everyone visiting Colonial Williamsburg to take advantage of all the beauty…