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.
The focus at this wedding wasn't on the pictures, which might be funny to hear coming from a photographer. Rather, the thread weaving itself throughout the entire day was love. Lauren and Daniel wanted to enjoy this very special time celebrating with each other and with their family and friends, not spend time getting the “perfect shot”. It was such a beautiful reminder to me that I take these photographs to capture lasting memories and real, raw emotion – perfect posing can, in some cases, devalue that. The couple’s grateful hearts and their fierce devotion to one another radiate out from these images. At one point during the day Lauren said, “this is even more perfect than I could have imagined”.
I couldn’t agree more.
Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8
What a beautiful reminder for this incredibly strong family.
Lauren, you look SO beautiful!!
The gorgeous bride and her girls!!
The couple's first look was quickly interrupted by their son, Emmett :)
The sweetest emotion between the sweetest couple.
What is this picture nonsense? The boys just wanted cupcakes!!
The sweetest family!!!!
Mr. and Mrs. Burket!!!!
I've decided that all sparkler exits are now trumped by sparkler dances!!!
Daniel and Lauren,
Thank you for inviting me to be a part of this incredibly special day. I can't describe how honored I was to capture your memories for you!
Dress: Ava Clara
Makeup: Makeup by Candice
Hair: Chez Madeleine Salon
Cake: Flour Power Cupcakes
Coordination: Julia Cherry
Venue: Private Residence - Bay Colony
Catering: Taste Unlimited
DJ: JJ from Astro Entertainment
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!