Wedding Virginia Beach Oceanfront – Tom & Leslie | Wedding Photography

Tom & Leslie rolled out the red carpet for a few of their friends & family a couple weeks ago. Guess what? I got to take pictures of this terrific couple! Imagine that. As a matter of fact, here’s a few of them now. Congrats Tom & Leslie the future is an open book….start writing your story! Ready. Set. Go!

Wedding Cavalier Yacht Club Virginia Beach – John & Diana | Wedding Photography

Nothing like a wedding down by the water on a beautiful fall day!  That’s just what Diana & John got for their first day of wedded bliss on the beautiful grounds & marina of the Cavalier Yacht Club.  The rain held off just enough for the ceremony & cocktail hour then a brief shower and cool breezes for the rest of the night with the sounds of Rodney Charles echoing across the water.  The tents were lit up like beacons in the night thanks to Blue Steel Pro Lighting while the fabulous Pearl Taylor from Uniquely Yours  kept the whole day running like clockwork – perfection.  The two dresses from Maya Couture sparkled to go along with the decor of the room and even the cake from Patti Cakes had some sparkle to it.  Simply amazing!  Botanique had flowers cascading everywhere which looked and smelled awesome.  It was a joy to spend the day with John & Diana and we wish them the best in what I am sure will be a fun-filled life together!  

The Water Table Virginia Beach – Doug & Crystal | Wedding Photography

A day at the Botanical Gardens topped off by an evening at the Water Table was on tap for Doug & Crystal’s wedding day.  We had the honor of photographing their wedding and working with some of the finest wedding vendors in the business.  Weddings by Michelle had the entire day going like clockwork and the Water Table was looking amazing thanks to the flowers by Isha Foss and the lighting by the always stunning Blue Steel Pro Lighting.  The makeup by Rebecca Wood looked fresh all day and night.  DJ Rodney Charles from Arch Entertainment kept the party grooving and of course Carolina Cupcakery whipped up a batch of delicious cupcakes for everyone. While the Botanical Gardens offered serenity during the picture perfect day the evening down by the water at Rudee Inlet offered a one of a kind experience by the water for Doug & Crystals family & guests.  The night ended with a beautiful evening cruise as the wedding couple left the dock via boat and cruised the peaceful waters of the Atlantic Ocean.  We had such a wonderful time interacting with the guests in our photobooth and we look forward to hearing amazing things from Doug & C rystal!  Here’s a few shots from the eventful day:  

Wedding Signature at West Neck – Jeff & Jordan | Wedding Photography

Jeff & Jordan put their swagger on a few weeks ago and hit a hole in one with their wedding at The Signature at West Neck.  It was one of those weddings where the breeze blew just enough to make Jordan’s veil gently wave but not enough to blow out their unity candles.  There was just enough clouds to make the sky gorgeous but not enough to make it look gloomy.  The birds tweeted just enough to sound pretty but not loud enough to be obnoxious.  The temperature was just warm enough to make us cozy but not enough to make us sweat.  Get the picture?  It was one of “those” days.  In fact we made this nifty slideshow so you could also bask in the “just-rightness” of Jeff & Jordan’s wedding day.  Enjoy!

Westin Virginia Beach Wedding – Jamie & Jennifer | Wedding Photography

Jamie & Jennifer were married just a few short weeks ago and the world is perfect now. You just thought your the world was complete…now it is for sure. We had a blast as we photographed them all day around Town Center in Virginia Beach and inside the Westin. The Westin Looked amazing thanks to Blue Steel Lighting and Weddings by Michelle made sure that the whole day went off like clock work. It was a joy to work with this team and I hope it shows through the photography! Congratulations J&J!

Wedding Virginia Beach – Bruce & Laura | Destination Wedding Photographer

We joined Bruce and Laura on their wedding day and the day could not have been more magnificent!  We arrived at Haygood United Methodist where Laura was busy with her hair and make-up and Bruce was doing the groom thing – cutting up with the guys. We saw the dress on the hanger and it looked great without Laura in it we couldn’t wait to see her in it!  We were not disappointed – All the Rage hit a home run again with this one!  Turpins dropped off the flowers as guests began to arrive.  With a few moments before the ceremony we were able to spend a few minutes with Laura for a few shots before she was hustled away to her awaiting Dad.  The ceremony went off without a hitch and after a few shots with the family and the NEW hot couple we were off to the quaint little chapel then to  One Fish Two Fish for the reception.  Johnny with Astro DJ’s had the tunes playing as they walked in and the staff at One Fish Two Fish threw down some serious chow and the party started!  Dancing, singing, and much laughter ensued (especially when Bruce took to the floor!)   We stepped out for a moment at sunset as the sun dropped below the horizon lighting up the sky with an orange glow while the Lynnhaven river lapped gently against the pier.  That’s prime picture taking time I’d say!  Overall,  the day was awesome with dash of magnificent thrown in – yup, that’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it…..  Here’s proof –

The Signature at West Neck Wedding – Jordan & Jeff!

Jordan and Jeff chose a spectacular day in Virginia Beach for their wedding. The birds started chirping right on cue and the clouds parted just as guests arrived for their outdoor wedding overlooking the pristine Signature Golf Course. Daevid’s Bridal Floral added their touches to the reception as well as the ceremony site. The wedding gown from Pure English Bridal had a hint of vintage to it complete with a birdcage veil…my fave! Another cake from Patti Cakes made the room smelling delicious and looked just as tasty! Arch Entertainment and Blue Steel Lighting combined to provide an atmosphere under the stars that was simply amazing. I must say it was just about perfect! Here’s a few pics for your viewing pleasure….

Westin Virginia Beach Wedding – Jennifer & Jamie!

We spent the day with Jennifer & Jamie on a very special day. The team at Weddings by Michelle kept the party going all day like clockwork while Blue Steel Lighting had the Westin Hotel looking rather amazing. Jennifer looked stunning as Faces by Rebecca Wood worked her magic on all the girls. We can always tell when Emily Patti of Patti Cakes is around – I can smell the cake I am taking a picture of! Nice treat…. Of course Daevid brought his “A” game with some stunning flower arrangements and bouquets. Typical of Jamie and Jennifer they were consummate hosts treating their guests to a night full of dancing, music, food, and even a photobooth! We had the joy of photographing this awesome couple…it was tough picking my favs but here’s a few:

Fort Story Wedding – Domenica & Russ

A chilly snowy day turned warm & fuzzy. An intimate classy wedding was just what the doctor ordered. We present to you – the most amazing Domenica & Russ for your viewing pleasure…..

An Evening With David Tutera at the Hilton Oceanfront

We had the unique honor of covering an event with David Tutera of “My Fair Wedding” fame at the Hilton Oceanfront. Pearl Taylor of Uniquely Yours Events took charge and showcased the Hilton as I have never seen it! It truly looked magnificent complete with 12 foot ice sculptures, a live band, the most amazing food and lighting by Blue Steel Lighting. It seemed that everywhere I turned there were shots begging to be taken so I had a busy night of not only shooting David Tutera but also capturing this once in a lifetime event with the Hilton dressed to the “T’s”! We snuck a picture of Adina with David but as usual I was working the camera. And, in case you are wondering – he is actually just as nice in person as he is on the show! A true gentleman, the real deal.

Fort Story Wedding – Domenica & Russ

Yes, that is snow on the beach.  Yes, Domenica did run on the beach – barefoot.  Yes, Russ looks like Brad Pitt.  Okay, all your questions are answered – on to the pics! Congrats guys!