Coastal Virginia Bride: The Cavalier | Will Hawkins Photography

Recently we had a chance to collaborate with Misty Saves the Day to do a styled shoot for Coastal Virginia Bride. The historic Cavalier in Virginia Beach was the backdrop for this shoot, with a not so formal dress. Here are a few of my favorites as well as the magazine article.

Venue | The Cavalier

Coordination & Styling | Misty Saves the Day

Attire | Studio I Do

Hair and Makeup | Darling and Dapper

Floral | Fluttering Flowers

Stationary | Ceindy Doodles

Cake | Whipped Up by Mimi

Rentals | Mad Hatter Vintage Rentals

Jewelry | Either Ore Jewelers

Virginia Photography | Will Hawkins

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Will Hawkins Photography The Cavalier Hotel Virginia Beach Photographer Coastal Virginia Bride
Will Hawkins Photography The Cavalier Hotel Virginia Beach Photographer Coastal Virginia Bride
Will Hawkins Photography The Cavalier Hotel Virginia Beach Photographer Coastal Virginia Bride
Will Hawkins Photography The Cavalier Hotel Virginia Beach Photographer Coastal Virginia Bride
Will Hawkins Photography The Cavalier Hotel Virginia Beach Photographer Coastal Virginia Bride
Will Hawkins Photography The Cavalier Hotel Virginia Beach Photographer Coastal Virginia Bride
Will Hawkins Photography The Cavalier Hotel Virginia Beach Photographer Coastal Virginia Bride
Will Hawkins Photography The Cavalier Hotel Virginia Beach Photographer Coastal Virginia Bride
Will Hawkins Photography The Cavalier Hotel Virginia Beach Photographer Coastal Virginia Bride
Will Hawkins Photography The Cavalier Hotel Virginia Beach Photographer Coastal Virginia Bride

2018: A Year In Review | 27 Years & 82 Days

There was once a time in my life when I prayed to be where I’m at now. The older I get the more I see, life is about the journey and not the destination. Life comes with a lot of ups and downs and I saw my fair share of both this year. 2018 has been an up and down rollercoaster ride and through all the twist and turns i’m still here able to write my last blog of the year.

This year has been nothing short of phenomenal, professionally. Personally i’ve dealt with a lot. I’ve lost two people i’ve cared about deeply my entire life. I didn’t know how strong I was until I had no other choice. I had to pick myself up and be the calm in a storm for my clients, while dealing with my own storms internally.

I really can’t thank each and everyone of my clients enough for allowing my team and I to be apart of your day. I sincerely thank you all. All the smiles, the tears, and the laughs, thank you for allowing me to document it. It means the world to me.

Keep your Family and Loved ones close. Happy New Year

-Will

The Passion Project | January 2018

The Passion Project | January 2018

Charm+Ty’s Engagement Session | February 2018

Charm+Ty’s Engagement Session | February 2018

Joanna’s Bridal Portrait’s | March 2018

Joanna’s Bridal Portrait’s | March 2018

Natasha+Dennis | March 2018

Natasha+Dennis | March 2018

Dianna+Anthony | April 2018

Dianna+Anthony | April 2018

Joanna+Andrew | April 2018

Joanna+Andrew | April 2018

Beth+John | May 2018

Beth+John | May 2018

May 2018

May 2018

Jamie+Scott | May 2018

Jamie+Scott | May 2018

Rebecca+Gian | May 2018

Rebecca+Gian | May 2018

Sarah+David | June 2018

Sarah+David | June 2018

It rained in the middle of Sarah+David’s Ceremony. Luckily we had umbrellas.

It rained in the middle of Sarah+David’s Ceremony. Luckily we had umbrellas.

Megan+Ryan | June 2018

Megan+Ryan | June 2018

Family Portraits. Easy.

Family Portraits. Easy.

Akeylah+Gelani | June 2018

Akeylah+Gelani | June 2018

Natural Laughter is the best.

Natural Laughter is the best.

Kaitlyn+Matt | June 2018

Kaitlyn+Matt | June 2018

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Mindy+Alex | June 2018

Mindy+Alex | June 2018

Desiree+Vaughn | July 2018

Desiree+Vaughn | July 2018

Amanda+Marcia | July 2018

Amanda+Marcia | July 2018

Joya+Victor | August 2018

Joya+Victor | August 2018

Mikia+Conrad | August 2018

Mikia+Conrad | August 2018

Jenna+Jinesh | August 2018

Jenna+Jinesh | August 2018

Getting Families together Pre-Ceremony in the summer heat. No problem.

Getting Families together Pre-Ceremony in the summer heat. No problem.

Chloe+Dave | September 2018

Chloe+Dave | September 2018

Toree+Joe’s Engagement Session | September 2018

Toree+Joe’s Engagement Session | September 2018

September 2018

September 2018

Jenni+Chester | September 2018

Jenni+Chester | September 2018

Stacey+Bobby | September 2018

Stacey+Bobby | September 2018

Charm+Ty | September 2018

Charm+Ty | September 2018

Hillary+Ishmael | October 2018

Hillary+Ishmael | October 2018

Kai+Dan | October 2018

Kai+Dan | October 2018

Jessica+Javonte | October 2018

Jessica+Javonte | October 2018

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Ashly+Andrew | October 2018

Ashly+Andrew | October 2018

Shelby+Claire | October 2018

Shelby+Claire | October 2018

Lanita+Roderick | November 2018

Lanita+Roderick | November 2018

Giulliana+Adam’s Engagement Session | November 2018

Giulliana+Adam’s Engagement Session | November 2018

Kearsta+Mark’s Engagement Session | December 2018

Kearsta+Mark’s Engagement Session | December 2018

Richmond Engagement Session: C'esa+Quinton | Will Hawkins Photography

It’s something about Fall engagement sessions that make my job a little bit more interesting. I don’t know if it’s the colors or the air, but I love photographing couples in the Fall. I met C’esa and Q in July of this year. When we talked about doing their engagement session C’esa immediately wanted to do fall portraits in Richmond. So we scheduled it and made it happen. Here are a few of my favorites from their Richmond Engagement Session.

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Richmond Engagement Session Will Hawkins Photography Virginia Wedding Photographer Richmond Wedding Photographer Richmond Engagement Photography
Richmond Engagement Session Will Hawkins Photography Virginia Wedding Photographer Richmond Wedding Photographer Richmond Engagement Photography
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Richmond Engagement Session Will Hawkins Photography Virginia Wedding Photographer Richmond Wedding Photographer Richmond Engagement Photography
Richmond Engagement Session Will Hawkins Photography Virginia Wedding Photographer Richmond Wedding Photographer Richmond Engagement Photography
Richmond Engagement Session Will Hawkins Photography Virginia Wedding Photographer Richmond Wedding Photographer Richmond Engagement Photography
Richmond Engagement Session Will Hawkins Photography Virginia Wedding Photographer Richmond Wedding Photographer Richmond Engagement Photography
Richmond Engagement Session Will Hawkins Photography Virginia Wedding Photographer Richmond Wedding Photographer Richmond Engagement Photography
Richmond Engagement Session Will Hawkins Photography Virginia Wedding Photographer Richmond Wedding Photographer Richmond Engagement Photography

Waterside Engagement Session: Mindy+Alex | Will Hawkins Photography

First I have to say I absolutely love Mindy and Alex! We had a great time at their session, the love these two have for one another shines on camera. We started their engagement session in Downtown Norfolk, Waterside is full of locations to photograph. The fun really began at Greenbrier Farms, where Mindy and Alex are getting married. I can't wait for their wedding in June, until then check these portraits out! 

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Norfolk Engagement Photographer Will Hawkins Photography Virginia Wedding Photographer Norfolk Engagement Session Chesapeake Engagement Session Greenbrier Farms Engagement Session
Norfolk Engagement Photographer Will Hawkins Photography Virginia Wedding Photographer Norfolk Engagement Session Chesapeake Engagement Session Greenbrier Farms Engagement Session
Norfolk Engagement Photographer Will Hawkins Photography Virginia Wedding Photographer Norfolk Engagement Session Chesapeake Engagement Session Greenbrier Farms Engagement Session
Norfolk Engagement Photographer Will Hawkins Photography Virginia Wedding Photographer Norfolk Engagement Session Chesapeake Engagement Session Greenbrier Farms Engagement Session
Norfolk Engagement Photographer Will Hawkins Photography Virginia Wedding Photographer Norfolk Engagement Session Chesapeake Engagement Session Greenbrier Farms Engagement Session
Norfolk Engagement Photographer Will Hawkins Photography Virginia Wedding Photographer Norfolk Engagement Session Chesapeake Engagement Session Greenbrier Farms Engagement Session
Norfolk Engagement Photographer Will Hawkins Photography Virginia Wedding Photographer Norfolk Engagement Session Chesapeake Engagement Session Greenbrier Farms Engagement Session
Norfolk Engagement Photographer Will Hawkins Photography Virginia Wedding Photographer Norfolk Engagement Session Chesapeake Engagement Session Greenbrier Farms Engagement Session