The Cox Wedding at The Cetwick: Asheboro, North Carolina

Oh my goodness y’all! Kevin + Ariel’s wedding day was so amazing! The love these two have for one another is the real deal. You could totally tell that Kevin was so in awe of Ariel of the whole day! I mean just look at his reaction as she walked down the isle in her STUNNING wedding gown!! ❤ The Cetwick was such a great venue for a wedding. From their bridal suite area to the very open ceremony/reception space with tons of natural light! AMEN! It was just so perfect. There was even a rainbow that showed up during their reception!!

Kevin + Ariel: I hope you two enjoy these photos as much as I did taking them for you! Thank you SO much for allowing me to capture your special day! I know some of these photos will definitely be hanging up in your house one day for years to come! 🙂 Congrats again Mr. and Mrs. Cox!

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David + Kaylee: Gloucester, VA Engagement

This is first time I’ve captured an engagement session at the same location where the proposal ALSO happened! So it’s just THAT much more special for David + Kaylee!! ❤ The lighting was sooooo dreamy and perfect for the look they were going for! Oh and of course we had to do a family photo with their two cute pups at the beginning! 🙂 I’m really looking forward to documenting their October wedding at the Ware River Yacht Club in Gloucester! I think it will be one of my favorites this year for sure!

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The Totty Wedding: Virginia Beach, VA

Summer and Josh were the very first couple to book me after our big move to Virginia last year! They have been nothing but nice ever since then. From their beach engagement session to their Asian inspired beach wedding, these two definitely have a special place in my heart! Despite the gloomy weather and rain delay they were DETERMINED to have that outdoor beach wedding!! We waited just as the rain stopped and then the peaked through during their ceremony, which I believe was a sign from God. It may have been a tad chilly but it was perfect. As a photographer, I couldn’t have asked for a better cloudy day…especially for a beach wedding! 🙂 I would show their reception as well, but this would be a VERYYYYY long blog post if I did that. To sum it up, Summer and Josh had a lovely Chinese traditional tea ceremony and if you don’t know what that is (like myself), it is a significant way to show respect to the elders of the family. In the wedding, this act is in respect and gratitude to her parents for all the years of love and care. Tea is the symbol of purity, stability and fertile. The purity of tea represents the love is pure and noble; the stability of tea stands for faithful love; the fertile of tea represents the family will have many children. After the tea ceremony, the night was full of eating, dancing, photo-booth fun and some more dancing! It was definitely a joyous day! ❤

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Florals: Palette of Petals

Venue: Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel

Makeup: The Makeup School By Sarah Rillon

Bridal gowns: Blush Bridal

DJ: Astro Entertainment

Hair: Nina Quintana

Tux: Men’s Warehouse

Bridal shoes: Jimmy Choo

Cake: Cakes by Donna

Invitations:  Emily Faith Designs

Wedding day coordinator: Pari Smith

Second shooter: Kai Villanueva

Leland + Lindy: Downtown Norfolk Engagement

Ahhh!! How do I keep getting SO blessed with such AMAZING couples?? I had one of the best times capturing this engagement session with Leland + Lindy! They made it so so easy!! Pagoda Garden & Tea House area then ended with a cute coffee date at Cure!! Let me tell you, I could have talked with them for hours!

Leland + Lindy: I seriously can’t wait for your August wedding at The Yacht Club at Marina Shores. It will be a day to remember for sure!! See you both then! YAY! Enjoy these wonderful memories! 🙂

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The Santiago Wedding: Fort Belvoir, VA

I had the pleasure to capture Alex + Katherine’s wedding at Fort Belvoir back in April and I must say it was one of my favorites yet! They said their “I do’s” in the Fairfax Chapel on base, but their reception was at the Columbia Firehouse Restaurant in downtown Alexandria! The whole day was wonderful. It was so simple and oh so sweet. It just spoke to my heart….and my brand ❤ Give me all the greens, blushes and whites!! Their love for one another was so precious and I’m glad I got be a part of their vow to one another as husband and wife!! Who else loved the bubble send off?? So fun!!

Alex + Katherine: I pray you two cherish that bond and love that God graciously gave you and remember these memories forever to come.

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A huge thank you to all the vendors involved with this day:

Florals: Wistoria Florals

Cake: Buzz Bakeshop

Hair/Makeup: Stylist To Go

Gown/Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal

Invitation suite: Kelly Schmidt with Minted

Second Shooter: Kai Villanueva

Matt + Paige: Annapolis Engagement

I’m excited to share this engagement session with Matt + Paige at Quiet Waters Park!! It was a PERFECT spring day in Annapolis! We had gorgeous golden hour light and so so many blooms, including some pretty AMAZING cherry blossoms!! 🙂 I’m so happy to have these two join the JMP Family! They are adorable together and you can honestly tell that Matt is so in love with Paige, it’s so precious! When he started to put that blossom in her hair, my heart seriously melted. SUPER SWEET, right? I love capturing those kind of moments. Makes me love my job that much more!

Matt + Paige: I can’t wait to document your fall wedding at John Wright! See you both in November! YAY!! ❤ Enjoy these memories!

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Alex + Bethany: Hilton Head Island Engagement

As soon as Bethany asked if I would drive down to Hilton Head Island to take their engagement photos, I quickly said YES!! I had only been down to SC a few times before but never been to Hilton Head. Let me tell you, I’m OBSESSED!! Give me all the Spanish moss trees and gorgeous sunsets and warm weather all the time! Of course we turned it into a girls trip with a few other of my photog friends and also traveled down down to Savannah and Charleston! It was an amazing experience and I can’t wait to head back down one day!! 🙂

These two lovebirds were so fun and oh so sweet! Didn’t Bethany look gorgeous in her two Rent the Runway dresses?! Her hair and makeup was also on point! ❤ Alex was a huge goofball and loved every minute of it because it made Bethany show her TRUE smile and laugh! I know their wedding in December is going to be one to remember for sure!!

Enjoy!

 

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