A Gray and Blue Garden Wedding at the Hermitage Museum | Norfolk, VA
Joe and Tawnie were married last Saturday in the beautiful gardens of the Hermitage Museum in Norfolk. It was a hot one (hello, July humidity!), but with a nice breeze coming off of the water and the ceremony site being shaded by a large tree, everyone was able to enjoy the day. Tawnie is from Southern California, Joe is from Norfolk, and the two met while playing tennis for Gordon College outside of Boston. After taking a long time to even admit that they liked each other, they finally began dating, were engaged last fall and 3 years later, they’re married!
A Romantic Wedding at the Williamsburg Winery | Williamsburg, VA
Get ready for the wedding of the season! When I think of a picture perfect wedding, I couldn’t possibly imagine anything more than Kaitlyn and Connor’s Williamsburg Winery wedding this past Saturday. Starting with the most genuine and kind bride and groom, adding in a gorgeous venue, a beautiful and fun bridal party and the most incredible vendor team, it was truly a wedding to remember.
Kaitlyn’s style is flawless. (Sorry, Connor - knowing Kaitlyn, I have a feeling this was all her! ;)) From the soft blues and greens of her bridesmaids’ dresses and the crowns of greenery on their heads, to the waterfall braid in Kait’s hair and the long strapless lace gown she wore, this bridal party looked like they were straight out of a magazine! The groom and groomsmen complemented the girls nicely with sharp blue suits, brown shoes and classic rose boutonnieres. The flower girls wore some of the cutest dresses I have ever seen, complete with pearls, tulle and ribbons galore. The ceremony arch was covered in roses and white drapery that blew in the wind, while the reception was decorated with candles and greenery everywhere to bring a very bucolic atmosphere to the dark and romantic indoor reception hall. Karen Roa of Aleen Floral Design truly outdid herself!!
A Summer Sunset Engagement Session at the College of William + Mary | Williamsburg, Virginia
The weather and light was absolutely perfect on Saturday evening in Williamsburg for an engagement shoot. Kara and Josh are so much fun to be around, and we laughed throughout their entire shoot that started on campus and ended in adjoining Colonial Williamsburg. I love shooting on the campus of William and Mary, mainly because the muted neutrals of the buildings and the abundance of green trees give me my ideal color palette. There are also so many locations to choose from that I am never at a loss for new photo ideas!
An Intimate, Backyard Wedding on Linkhorn Bay | Virginia Beach, VA
Lauren and Daniel have been together for many years and have two beautiful children. They were engaged in December and then married a few weeks ago in one of the most genuine and simplistically beautiful weddings I have ever had the pleasure to witness. Due to personal circumstances, the couple did not want to wait any longer to be married, and they moved their wedding date up—in fact, they planned this gorgeous event in only one week!! The fact that their friends and family came together in such a short amount of time to bring their vision to life is a testament to how deeply they are loved.
A Spring Engagement Session at The Williamsburg Winery | Williamsburg, VA
I have known these two beautiful people for many years! Connor and I went to the same highschool, and Kait and I went to college together (and I have actually known her family since elementary school!) After heading to Baltimore post graduation, Kaitlyn returned to Virginia Beach a few years ago and she and I recently reconnected. We have been meeting up for coffee dates to work on our businesses together (she's the most incredible writer and owns the communications services company kvh. creative!) and chat about what God has been doing in our lives. Hearing the way she spoke about Connor, I knew the proposal would come eventually, but I just didn't know how soon! On a family trip to Puerto Rico a few months ago, Connor proposed, Kait said yes (!!) and here we are!! I don't think I could have possibly been more excited when they asked me to shoot the wedding! One of the coolest things about my job is how it connects me with people by rekindling old friendships and creating new ones. I'm so thankful!
Hi, I'm Courtney! I'm a wedding and lifestyle photographer living in Virginia and Hawaii. Grab a cup of tea and spend a few minutes with me!