Last year, I photographed Madison and Joseph right before they turned four, and as expected, they were bundles of energy. They raced across the park’s bridge, hid behind trees, laughed at each other and barely stopped moving for a few, quick close-ups! That said, I love the way these photos capture their four-year-old spirit and endless energy! I’m photographing them again this week as they turn five and I couldn’t be more excited to see how they’ve grown. Enjoy!
When I first talked to Laura about possible locations for her engagement session in Virginia Beach, she mentioned a place called Fort Story. I thought to myself…A fort? That should be interesting!…but Laura went on to say there’s a historic part of the base with an old lighthouse, access to a beach with huge rocks, and a picturesque gazebo on the dunes. With so many locations within a location, it sounded perfect! The day before our shoot, we also scoped out what she described as “a park with really cool trees.” Another great location! So after our sunrise session on the beach, we dragged Kurt—who thought the picture-taking was over—to the park and then to Fort Story so he could kiss and nuzzle Laura all over again. Here are the two lovebirds under the “really cool trees,” and inside and outside the lighthouse…Enjoy!
Congrats you two!
A few weeks ago, I headed down to Virginia Beach to photograph my cousin, Laura, and her fiancé, Kurt, in a sunrise engagement session. I usually sleep through sunrise, but Laura — who also has the Smith super-curly hair gene — was awake at 4 a.m. so her hair could air-dry for two hours and be frizz-free. Now that’s preparation for a photo shoot! Here’s what a beautiful, autumn sunrise; two people in love; and perfect hair looks like… Enjoy!
This is just Part 1! There’s more to come from our park and lighthouse locations!