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Tis the season for engagement pictures and weddings. We have kicked off our season in full fashion. We love when engagement season and wedding season arrive. It creates quite a stir of excitement in our studio. We love to opportunity to photograph engagement pictures for amazing couples that are up for anything. Meet Molly and Eddie. We had the awesome opportunity to photograph Molly and Eddie’s engagement session in a 2 part series. You can view part 1 of their engagement session here.
Choosing a Location for Your Engagement Session
Choosing a location for your engagement session is critical to the outcome of your final images. We always encourage our couples to choose a location that is near and dear to their hearts. If you viewed Molly and Eddie’s first session they chose to be photographed at Blue Bird Gap.
Blue Bird Gap was perfect for Molly and Eddie. They love the outdoors. Blue Bird Gap offered an array of beautiful backgrounds for their engagement session.
For the second part of their engagement portrait session we recommended shooting in a historic location. We are always looking for locations that offer texture, color and a variety of settings.
Incorporating interesting textures and backgrounds add interest to your image. It encourages the viewer to explore deeper into the picture.
Creative Photographic Lighting
Creative lighting is something that is a signature part of our brand. We are always experimenting with light. We love to create a mood or feeling in an image by different lighting techniques. In these images we have used a photographic lighting technique called off camera lighting. Here is more information on our basic off camera lighting.
We had the honor to photograph Molly and Eddie’s amazing wedding day yesterday. Check back soon to view a sneak peek into their wedding that was located on a historic plantation. Just breathtaking!
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Engagement photos are not only fun, but important for our clients. We call the engagement session their rehearsal for their wedding day. We find that most people are slightly uncomfortable in front of the camera for the first time. By shooting and engagement session, it helps ease the minds of our brides and grooms. They no longer worry about having the perfect wedding photos!
Outdoor Engagement Photography
Meet Molly and Eddie. When looking for a wedding photographer, they knew that they wanted a photographer that could capture the essence of who they are and make them look their very best. What an honor to be chosen to be both their wedding and engagement photographer!
For engagement photos, most couples will choose a location that represents who they are. For their engagement pictures, Molly & Eddie wanted a beautiful and natural setting.
To begin their engagement session we wanted to capture some candid moments. We found this great path through this beautiful forest. This was the perfect setting for what we were envisioning.
It is great to start to a photo shoot is capturing candid pictures. Movement adds interest to a photograph. Also, capturing candid photos help our couples relax. The couple become comfortable in front of the camera.
The area was so beautiful, we set up this next series of photos. We used the path to draw the viewer’s eye to the subject. The result is a beautiful portrait. We photographed Molly and Eddie by the tree in a romantic pose.
We then discovered a barn that would be the next perfect portrait spot! We used a couple of different lighting techniques in the barn.
We love experimenting with light. Using different lighting techniques gives you various results without having to move your clients. What a great way to take advantage of a small area. For tips and tricks of our lighting techniques, check out our lighting information.
For us it is important to incorporate the surroundings in a portrait. By doing this our client can reference exactly where they were, what they were thinking and remembering the experience of their portrait session.
If you need posing tips for your engagement session, you may like this tool.
Molly has always been a tree climber. When we saw this beautiful tree we knew it was a must to include in their engagement photos. The limbs on the tree fit Molly perfectly. We were able to create some relaxed and more candid photos using the tree as our prop. By using a variety of lenses we were able to capture multiple looks in the pictures. With the help of a wide angle lens we are able to capture the grandness of the tree.
We are looking forward to Molly and Eddie’s wedding day. Stop back by the blog soon for their wedding day portraits!
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We would love to learn more about your wedding and how we can capture the perfect pictures for you!
When Dan and Tonya sat down with us and shared that they wanted us to be their wedding photographers, we were elated. After meeting them, we knew that they would choose one of the best Virginia Beach wedding photography locations. They did just that! The result was stunning Virginia Beach wedding photography at the West Neck Signature golf course.
Virginia Beach Wedding Photography
The Signature at West Neck is one the Virginia Beach’s best kept wedding photography secrets. Nestled away deep in Virginia Beach, it is located along side the Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course. This golf course serves as an amazing backdrop for Virginia Beach wedding photography.
The Wedding Details
Virginia is for lovers! Dan and Tonya spared no cost bringing their love of Philadelphia to the heart of Virginia Beach. A stunning ice sculpture illuminates with hot fuchsia light. The glowing fuchsia theme radiated throughout.
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With the wedding ceremony set on the golf course, it gave us the most beautiful background for their wedding portraits. The lighting during the ceremony was incredible as the sun began to set behind them. Following the ceremony, we were able to sneak away for some amazing wedding photos with the bride, groom and bridal party.
The Signature at West Neck: Virginia Beach Photography Locations
By using zoom lenses, and creatively adjusting the light of our aperture setting, we created this beautiful wedding ceremony photo above.
The composition focuses on the bride and groom and softens the backdrop at the same time. The softened backdrop creates a dreamy feel that is very desirable in wedding photography. We use a variety of lenses and lighting techniques to create different moods and highlight various objects in our wedding photography compositions.
Your wedding style inspires our use of these creative photography techniques. On our blog, you’ll see a variety of wedding shots all composed and lit to enhance the theme of each wedding we photograph.
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We are Virginia Beach wedding photographers. We look forward to serving you and your family on your amazing wedding day.
Find out how we can capture the wedding images you have always dreamed of. Schedule a consultation with us at our studio. We’ll gather all the details of your wedding day plans and share how you too can have stunning Virginia Beach wedding photography like you see here!”
If you would like to see more of our wedding photography including Norfolk, Williamsburg, Hampton and Virginia Beach Photography, visit our wedding portfolios.
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When we were called by Serena and Jason to shoot their wedding in San Francisco, we were thrilled. We are destination wedding photographers. It wasn’t a destination wedding for Serena and Jason who live in San Francisco. They simply loved our wedding photography and wanted us to shoot their wedding.
San Francisco Wedding Photography
San Fran was an amazing backdrop for their gorgeous wedding photos. Since the groom attended Stanford University, we made the short trip to the campus to photograph the bride and groom in a place that is special to them both.
Serena and Jason rented the vintage car for the photographs. Props can make a huge impact in photography and we think this prop was well chosen!
Serena really had some special touches at her wedding. She had handkerchiefs embroidered with beautiful sayings for her mother and grandmother. More details included the bride and groom’s “signature drink” during cocktail hour and a casino themed reception room. All of these details are forever memorialized in her beautiful wedding photography.
Photographing Wedding Details
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Every detail counts! We try to photograph them all. We know that brides spend months of wedding planning to create the perfect ceremony and reception. Capturing all the details really tells the complete story of her wedding.
The Ceremony Photos
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Serena and Jason’s wedding ceremony site overlooked a reservoir; it was breathtaking and we took advantage of the scenery to get some impactful images. Even when we travel, we bring all of our wedding photography equipment. We have the latest camera technology, lenses, and editing equipment to get the dramatic images you see here.
In addition to photographing the bride and groom’s wedding, they wanted an additional San Francisco wedding photography after shoot. An after shoot is a chance to get even more great wedding photography that wouldn’t be possible on the wedding day.
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We traveled around San Fran incorporating landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge, Baker’s Beach, the stunning court house and theater into their wedding photography.
This San Francisco wedding photography, is just one example of the many destination weddings we shoot. Our home is in Norfolk, Virginia. We are minutes away from Virginia Beach, a popular place for wedding photography. We hope you’ll visit our wedding photography portfolio for more great wedding photography ideas.
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Bridal Portraits | Virginia Wedding Portrait Photographer
Your bridal portraits should reflect your beauty. Anyone can take a photo. Capturing the essence of a bride is more takes an eye for detail. We know that when planning a wedding, you’re paying attention to every detail. We do the same for your bridal photography. That means using the best equipment available, skilled use of lighting and posing techniques, and perfectly editing your photos to enhance the mood we want to create.
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You see it all the time in magazines – that sparkle in a model’s eyes that we all wish we could have in our photos. Your photos can have that sparkle! We shoot at just the right moment to get that perfect look. Sometimes people ask us if the brides on our site are models. No! We’ll admit, it’s even hard for us to tell that they aren’t when we see their bridal photos completed!
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The bridal portraits in this blog post were taken at our Norfolk, Virginia studio. At our studio we have many beautiful backdrops and furniture props to enhance your photo shoot.
We are Virginia wedding portraits photographers with a studio based in Norfolk. We not only photograph brides in Norfolk and Virginia Beach, but across the country and beyond. Take a look at our destination wedding photography page.
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Outdoor Maternity Portraits
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Outdoor maternity portraits are always beautiful. Especially when we are photographing in a destination like San Francisco.
This couple is currently living in San Francisco and hired us to be their destination portrait photographer. They have follow our work for some time and knew that they wanted us to be their maternity portrait photographer.
We were excited to be photographing in San Francisco and though we looked up many landmarks, it was great that they could direct us to some wonderful photographic backdrops.
With outdoor maternity portraits, as well as any on location photography, it is good to know your surroundings and select unique backgrounds to make your pictures pop! Also, when photographing in a city like San Francisco, incorporating iconic areas will bring interests to your portraits.
We started this photography portrait session on the stairs of city hall. We made sure that the location was identifiable so we framed the picture incorporating the wall lamps that are seen through out downtown San Francisco.
Using a variety of lens choices from a zoom lens to a wide angles lens, helps us create a different perspective without moving the couple to far. Keeping your movement to a minimum is especially important to remember with your outdoor maternity portrait sessions.
In this photograph we framed our subject in this large door. In order to capture the height of this oversized doorway, we choose to photograph this our a wide angle lens.
Golden Gate Bridge Portraits
Our last stop for our outdoor maternity session was the beach. No portrait session in San Francisco would be complete without incorporating, or trying to incorporate the Golden Gate Bridge. It was a very foggy day, but if you look closely you will see it!
Are you expecting and would like unique maternity portraits or an outdoor maternity session? If so, contact us.
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Celebrate your engagement, anniversary, or simply celebrate love with couples portraits. A couples portrait session not only give you great images, but it’s a fun experience that you’ll always remember.
These fun portraits were taken in downtown Norfolk, Virginia. Some are in our studio and others are actually on the city streets.
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Really great portrait photography captures “the look”. That exact moment when your eyes glisten and pierce the lens. We use the best digital technology in our camera and flash equipment so that we never miss “the look”.
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Engagement sessions in an urban area are always beautiful. To be able to use stunning architecture as a backdrop always makes and image pop. With our studio being located in downtown Norfolk, we have stunning backdrops at our fingertips! By the way, who says you can’t pull an engagement session off in the rain?
Meet Ben and Lauren.
Engagement sessions are such a great time for us to get to spend time with our clients. Engagement session almost serve as a rehearsal for the wedding day. Meet Ben & Lauren. On their engagement session we got to spend time really getting to know them and about their relationship. We also got to capture some pretty amazing images as well!
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Engagement sessions….ahhh…. Meet Jennylyn and Danny. So beautiful both inside and out. We were able to photograph them downtown and at Waterside. What a beautiful location.
Here’s Jennylyn and Danny.
Ah…it’s Tuesday afternoon and love is in the air. We just love the fact that we get to document people’s lives through photography. Britt and Da Niel are on the path to heading to the alter and they have entrusted us with their memories. On a Friday afternoon, we got to stroll around the beautiful downtown Norfolk are captured some awesome urban and historic areas with this beautiful engaged couple! We love the chance to do on location photography, especial outdoor photography when the weather is as beautiful as the couple that we are shooting.
Here they are…Britt and Da Niel…the engagement session
We love it when we get the opportunity to do an outdoor photography session, especially when it is a destination couples session. We had the opportunity to photograph Dan and Jennifer on the beaches of Tampa St. Pete. What a beautiful area of the country. It was also an honor since they are fellow photographers. We love the opportunity to photograph other photographers! Well, give us a beautiful couple, on a beautiful beach, match that with a beautiful sunset and…. here ya go. Meet the amazing Dan & Jennifer! We love it when we get the opportunity to do an outdoor photography session, especially when it is a destination couples session. We had the opportunity to photograph Dan and Jennifer on the beaches of Tampa St. Pete. What a beautiful area of the country. It was also an honor since they are fellow photographers. We love the opportunity to photograph other photographers! Well, give us a beautiful couple, on a beautiful beach, match that with a beautiful sunset and…. here ya go. Meet the amazing Dan & Jennifer!
One of the great things about having a portrait studio in a coastal area is being able to do outdoor portrait session at the ocean front. It gets even better when you are in an area that has the beach and a beautiful downtown setting. We had the privilege of capturing Caroline and Brandon’s engagement session. What a great place for photographs and what a great couple!
Ahhhh…couples portraits. What can I say? Capturing the love between a man and woman….priceless. On Saturday we had the chance to stroll around our amazing downtown area to capture some portraits for Kelly and Rob. What a great time and and what a great way to spend an afternoon. Hanging out with our clients is something that we love to do. Getting to know each one of them and building a relationship is the core of what we do. Capturing amazing portraits, that’s what we do too.
Here’s Kelly and Rob