Timeless Virginia Wedding Photography | Portsmouth, Virginia
Haley and Luke began their married life together at the Woman’s Club of Portsmouth on a gorgeous, late spring day! I was so happy to be back at one of my favorite Hampton Roads venues on a day with such wonderful weather. It was warm and sunny but not too humid, and because I always end up shooting at the Woman’s Club at the height of Virginia’s incredibly humid summer, this was truly a gift. The Woman’s Club is one of those classic venues that never really gets old, surrounded by multiple types of gorgeous greenery and waterfront access. “Timeless” is the word that comes to mind when I think of it! In the words of the father of the bride: “I didn’t understand at first why Haley wanted to have her wedding all the way out in Portsmouth, but after seeing this place - wow! I get it!”
One of my favorite moments of the day was their “no-look” first look. They held hands back to back without seeing each other and prayed together before the ceremony. As he choked back tears, Luke told Haley that he had waited 3 years for this and couldn’t wait to start their life together. They laughed and cried, exchanged gifts and notes, and smiled the entire time. Speaking of smiles, Haley’s is contagious, and her face shines with a joy that come straight from her heart!! You'll see what I mean!!
This couple adores Jesus, and that love overflowed into every part of their wedding day. I can’t count how many times someone took them aside, separately or together, to put their hands on them and pray. I usually leave weddings a little bit drained (understandably so, I would argue!), but I came away from this wedding with my heart filled and my body less achey than usual. This couple was as much a blessing to me as I hope I was able to be to them! Enjoy some of my favorites from this beautiful, joy-FULL, wedding day :)
Luke had a customized wax seal stamp made for Haley!
Haley, you are actually perfect!!
These sweet pre-ceremony moments were so special!
I've known Haley and her family for many years, and being able to capture these moments for them was so incredibly special!!
Luke has (very fittingly) given Haley the nickname of "Smiles" - how cute is that?!
The sweetest reaction!!
GOTTA LOVE A GORGEOUS TIMELESS PORTRAIT!!!
ALL. OF. THE. HEART. EYES!!!
What a group! Those blues are dreamy!
Those smiles!!! Luke and Haley, you two are adorable!!
Obsessed with all that natural light!!
GUYS! Yep, making me cry over here.
Such a beautiful couple!!! I didn't want to stop taking pictures!!
Luke and Haley,
I just cannot get over what a joyful day this was!!! Thank you so much for letting me be a part!
Dress: Alfred Angelo from Silk Bridal Studio
Bridesmaids' Dresses: JJsHouse
Groomsmen Attire: Men's Warehouse
Invitation Suite: Zazzle
Coordination: Events by Jacklyn
Videography: Devin Spencer Videography
Cake: Just Cupcakes
Hair and Makeup: Itty Bitty Boutique
Florals: East Beach Flowers
Venue: Women's Club of Portsmouth
Catering: Mission BBQ
Chair Rentals: Waterford Event Rentals
All Other Rentals: Affordable Tent Rentals
Officiant: CJ Goeller
DJ: Joey Launi
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