Ali and Nick are one of the sweetest and adorable couples ever. From our initial FaceTime consult, I knew I’d love them! They met up with me at First Landing State Park in Virginia Beach for their engagement session and brought their two adorable pups for a few shots too! I always get nervous when I have to photograph dogs and kids 😂 Never know what to expect! But these two furbabies were very well bahaved! After a few photos with Ali and Nick with their dogs, Ali’s mom took the dogs home. So much easier than leaving pets in the car for an hour!
I was dead set on finding some beautiful Spanish moss hanging on trees for a portrait location. We hopped in my car hoping to find one. After almost hitting a tree with my car (LOL) we found a cute spot, but there was no Spanish moss! So after taking a few images there, we headed back to the trails and after a short walk, I spotted some! I was SO HAPPY and the light there was PERFECTTTT!
After walking along the trails, Ali and Nick changed and we headed to the docks. Scroll down to see Ali’s gorgeous floral dress!! I’m obsessed!! (Huge fan of maxi dresses, y’all! So feminine!) Seriously they both looked sharp and I loved how super easy going they were the entire time! They also requested some sunset portraits by the big rocks, but gosh the sun has already started to hide behind the trees! Thanks to the editing process, those turned out to be my FAVE! My absolute favorite shot was when a boat was passing by!
And if you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen my infamous crab claw ring shot! While I was taking ring pictures, Nick pointed out a crab claw in the sand, and for a good laugh I told him to bring it to me 😂 Seriously love that photo!!!!!
Nick and Ali are getting married next year at The Water Table in Virginia Beach, and I couldn’t be more excited to capture the love between this amazing couple!
Ali & Nick were referred to me by a mutual friend, Brandon, who also happens to be an amazing wedding cinematographer! (If any brides need a good videographer for their wedding day, I’ll happily send you his contact information!)