Brody + Mandy | Fort Story Anniversary Portrait Session


I’ve been a little quiet on the photography part of my life since I moved to Virginia.  It is nice to take a break from time to time.  It definitely kept me from getting burned out.  You may love something, but it’s not impossible for you to get tired of it from time to time.
Luckily, my friend Elizabeth Banks gave my name to her friend, Mandy, who was in the market for anniversary photos.  I was free both days Mandy gave me to work with and we planned pretty much everything out from the second she emailed me.  We chose the beach on Fort Story as the location and my goodness it is the most beautiful beach ever at sunset (even if the sun doesn’t set on the water).

I was so happy to break my camera out for a real session again.  Brody and Mandy are the sweetest couple with natural talent posing in front of the camera, so they made my first session in Virginia Beach such a fun experience!  I wish these two many, many more years of happiness and a huge congratulations on their first year of marriage.  Being married is so fun and I can’t wait to keep up with them in years to come.  Check out their beautiful beach session!

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The light you guys, the light!!2015-07-27_0073 2015-07-27_0074 2015-07-27_00752015-07-27_0078 2015-07-27_0079 2015-07-27_0080 2015-07-27_0081  2015-07-27_0084 2015-07-27_0085 2015-07-27_0086 2015-07-27_0087 2015-07-27_0088They are like a mermaid god and goddess.  Am I right? 2015-07-27_0089 2015-07-27_0090 2015-07-27_0091 2015-07-27_0092

Yeah, they’re the cutest ever.2015-07-27_0093 2015-07-27_0094 2015-07-27_00952015-07-27_00822015-07-27_00832015-07-27_0099 2015-07-27_0096 2015-07-27_0098 2015-07-27_0100 2015-07-27_01012015-07-27_01132015-07-27_0103

Pretty perfect. 2015-07-27_0104 2015-07-27_0105 2015-07-27_0106 2015-07-27_0107 2015-07-27_0108 2015-07-27_0109

Mandy’s idea.  Loved this!!  So different!!   2015-07-27_01112015-07-27_01102015-07-27_0112

These last shots are some of my favorites.  So romantic!

Oh, and a big shout out to my hunky assistant Cody for helping me!! Love you!

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