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Marcus and Arielle might be perfect. They are definitely perfect for each other! Both are hard-working, kind, and just the right amount of lighthearted. They love candid, real moments, and we had a wonderful time with them among the spring blooms. Our original plan was to take a few pictures at Red Wing Park with […]
Morgan and Mason – Mason and Morgan? Nahh. It’s weird how couples’ names have a certain ring to them, and gender is never the deciding factor. Kyle and Kevin? Nope, Kevin and Kyle. Katherine and Mark? Stop it. Mark and Katherine Johnson. Enter — Morgan and Mason. These two can’t be introduced without their two […]
Hello all. Mark here. Jonathon Johnson and Renee Ambrose got engaged, predictably. Having witnessed her first meeting with his family (my family), I can safely say it was a done deal from the beginning. Renee says she’s not extra (she’s extra). Jon’s as low-profile as it gets. They say opposites attract, right? Balancing their healthy […]
We love Heather and Stephen! From the first time we Skyped with them, Mark and I knew it was meant to be, and we can’t wait for their wedding TOMORROW! Back in May, we met them over at Oozlefinch Brewery in Hampton for a few drinks before we went into Ft Monroe. While there, we […]
A Downtown Norfolk, and Virginia Beach Oceanfront Engagement Session Ali loves dogs. It is known. Especially her dog, Remy. She comes out the gate with a spirit of brightness and warmth. Trevor is an undercover cat lover. He may seem reserved, but his humor is quick to punch through and meet yours. According to Ali, […]
Tiffany and Danny got engaged last fall, and their wedding is kind of special to Mark and I- because it’s the first wedding we have in Virginia Beach! Isn’t it crazy that we’ve not shot ONE wedding in our own town yet??? I think so, but I’m also happy that people love us enough to keep hiring us, and wholeheartedly recommending us even though we have to charge traveling fees. I love that all of our clients feel like family and want the best for us, and visa versa.
Abby and Josh met in Sunday school and became good friends well before they started dating! The more they hung out, the more they found they enjoyed the same things and began to bond over them. Then one day after church, Josh decided to take a leap and ask Abby if she wanted to date. She thought, “Well… why not?”
Their love story reminds me of those old couples in When Harry Met Sally. Mandy told me that the first time she saw Andrew, she told her sister, “I know it sounds weird, but I know that I’m gonna marry him one day.” She didn’t even know his name yet!! But apparently that intuition was mutual, because when they started dating, only a week went by before Andrew knew that Mandy was it for him. That was almost six years ago now.