Virginia and it's fantastic weather. When we started planning their engagement session, Megan and James had their hearts set on Fort Monroe. The day finally came to photograph their session and the rain was coming. None the less we pulled through and got some great images! I can't wait for their wedding this September. Until then here some of my favorites from their session.
Baltimore Maryland, a beautiful city with tons of hills. Hills that I got to showcase on my trip to photograph Mikia and Conrad's engagement session. I had a great time walking the city with these two. Conrad talked all about the city, and it's history. All while telling me about how he loves Mikia and how they met. I can't wait to photograph their wedding this August it's going to be a great celebration.
Kaitlyn and Matthew are such a fun couple, the inside jokes these two have for with one another are endless. They made their session so much fun with the laughter they shared. We photographed their engagement session at a private residence in Norfolk overlooking the water. I can't wait for their wedding this June.
Life. Life is great when you live it to it's fullest, and that is what I've done this year. I'm living my best life right now. I'm so grateful for everything that has happened this year. I'm still learning and striving to become the best photographer I can be. You can't rush this process, and it has to be appreciated.
The more I'm behind my camera, the more I appreciate the balance that you must have in this world. I never thought I'd be talking from that perspective, but I'm learning that life is about balance. I've spent the past seven years of my life aggressively chasing my dreams. I've discovered in 2017 that it's okay to relax and smell the roses sometimes. It's needed in order to create your best work.
I'm happier than I've ever been and that's thanks to every client I've photographed this year. It's been an AMAZING year, I've been to some pretty incredible venues and have been able to be apart of so many families memories. It's a such a great experience to be able to document so many memories to share with my clients and the more I do it, the more appreciative I become of the responsibility I hold.
I love all of my clients and the many Friendors I've been blessed to work with this year! Here's to an extraordinary 2018. Live your best life; I'm definitely going to continue to strive to live mine :)
Here are some of my favorite images taken this year as well as some behind the scenes for your entertainment.
Earlier this month I got the chance to travel to New Orleans for some leisure as well as work. If you know me, you know I can't go anywhere or do anything without taking my camera. While in New Orleans I met a beautiful couple who wanted to document their elopement. We walked the city for hours as listened to Katie and Tommy tell me their love story, I also got to hear some history of the beautiful city. Here are some of favorite photos from their session. Enjoy!
To see more of Katie and Tommy's New Orleans elopement CLICK HERE for a SLIDESHOW
I love traveling to photograph my clients. So when Ariana and Bill said they wanted to do their Engagement Session in North Carolina at Duke Gardens I was all in. North Carolina has such beautiful backdrops and i'm excited to share these images from Ariana and Bill's session. I can't wait for their wedding this November.
I love photographing proposals and something about being at The Tides Inn made it even more special! When Will called me last month and said that he was going to propose to his girlfriend I could hear the excitement in his voice. I really enjoyed capturing these moments for this couple. I think the images show just how much they love one another. Check out the images below as well as a slideshow of my favorites.
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