I recently had the opportunity to shoot an editorial spread for Vow Magazine. Vow is one of the biggest bridal magazines and resources for brides all over Hampton Roads. I fell in love with wedding photography at the age of 19. From the moment I decided to become a wedding photographer I studied Vow and all of Vendors in it. Over the years I've had the opportunity to meet and work with a lot of the people I studied back in 2011.
Never knowing years later I would be photographing for the magazine. It's such an amazing moment for me and i'm glad to share it on my blog. No one understands what being featured in this magazine means to me.
Heres a look at my spread from "Sticking Together"
Photography | Will Hawkins Photography
Coordination and Styling | Kim Wadsworth
Models | Wright Model & Talent
Hair Design | AOC Salon
Makeup | About Face Makeup Artistry
Floral Design | Palette of Petals
Location | Hermitage Museum and Gardens
Ashley+Eric were one of my first photo sessions of the New Year. We had a lot of fun. They're both so stylish and put a lot of thought into the engagement photos. Looking at the photos we captured at Regent and Downtown Norfolk I'm very excited for their wedding this September.
Here are some of my favorite shots from their Engagement Session.
2016 has been a phenomenal year for me; I’ve been blessed with so many different opportunities this year and couldn’t be more grateful. We’re a few days removed from another New Year, and it’s time again to do my yearly review :)
My photography and eye have really grown this year in my own opinion. The main reason for that growth was an absolute and sheer determination to focus only on my photography and myself. I feel by tuning out all distractions this year I’ve finally found the direction I want to go with my art. I’m thankful for all of my clients that let me be apart of their special day, I’m so grateful for each and every one of you. I’m thankful for every vendor I got the opportunity to work with this year as well, and everyone that has had a hand in making this year such a success. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Cheers to 2017.
Here are a few outtakes and a few of my favorite images captured throughout the year.
May 2016 | Sandie+Sean
I really enjoy traveling out of town to photograph engagement sessions and weddings. I get to do two of my favorite things take stunning imagery and experience new places. This was no different with Jasmin and Raymund's engagement session. Charlottesville and VCU made for the perfect backdrop. I'm really looking forward to photographing their wedding next fall at Delfosse Vineyards.
I love Fall and everything about it. The year is coming to an end and the colors that we begin to see are amazing. So with all that being said one would imagine how fun it is to photograph couples this time of year.
Samantha and Cameron's engagement session was perfect in it's own way, just like this amazing couple. Samantha and Cameron are so great together, it seems they balance one another so well. It even shows on camera. Here are a few of my favorites from their session, I can't wait to photograph their wedding next Spring at the Women's Club of Portsmouth.
Fall is always a beautiful time for engagement sessions and Brittany and Kris's session was no different. I really enjoyed photographing them. They are a fun couple and I can't wait to photograph their wedding next year at The Oceanaire, until then check out their fun and romantic Downtown Norfolk Engagement Session.
This morning I got a delivery at my door. To my surprise it was the latest edition of Vow Bride. It's really a beautiful magazine and well thought out. If you're planning a wedding I urge you to pick a copy up.
If you've been following me this wedding season I photographed Chan and Chris's Chrysler Museum Wedding this past spring, it was truly a beautiful wedding with some amazing vendors. I was thrilled when Vow wanted to highlight it in their latest magazine. I'm really happy to see my clients get their big day featured for the world to see. Congratulations Chan+Chris, you guys deserve it! Thanks to the many Vendors involved as well that made this possible. And many Thanks to Vow!!
Destination Weddings are always fun for me. I get to travel outside of Virginia Beach and do one of my favorite activities, photographing a couple on their wedding day. Amanda and Sean's Wedding day was far from the norm. I mean I was literally in a mountain valley at Delfosse Vineyards. Cool right?
I had a really great time with these two. Amanda has so much personality and spunk, while Sean has a really cool laid back demeanor. They fit so well together and made my job so easy. I couldn't be more thankful to these two for allowing me to document their day.
Congrats you two and thanks again!
Photography | Will Hawkins
Venue | Delfosse Vineyards and Winery
Summer is always a nice time to do engagement photos. I really enjoy being outside with couples in the warm weather documenting their love before their big day. Linda and Jake chose Downtown Norfolk as the backdrop for their engagement photos because of the many walks they take together through Pagoda Gardens during the summer nights. I can't wait to photograph their wedding next month at the Sheraton Oceanfront. Here are a few of my favorites from our session.
Melanie and Matthew were such a great couple. I had a lot of fun last summer photographing their elopement, so when Melanie called me in April to schedule a Maternity Session I was so excited. I love when my past couple ask me to Maternity Session's it's like everything comes back full circle.