One of the best things about being a wedding photographer is when your past brides refer you new ones!!!! Nicole and my past bride Ailsa have known each other for years now, and when Nicole and Sean got engaged and were on the hunt for a photographer, Ailsa said “You HAVE to have my wedding photographer!!!” So Nicole knew she had to reach out!!! I can’t wait for their wedding at Oyster Farm at Kings Creek this fall! Saying I Do over looking the water to the love of your life on a beautiful November day is just how I want to end my season!!! They are my last wedding of the year (so far) and they are perfect together!!!
I was in Virginia Beach for about 24 hours last week when we met up for their early morning engagement session at Holly Ridge Manor. One of Virginia Beach’s newest Estate venues it doubles as a canine kennel, but you would never know until you got to the back of the property. It’s long driveway with BIG tree’s lining it leads you to an old estate home that you can dance the night away next too!!! I was literally on my way out of town to head home to Maryland after we shot this. The humidity was high, but they were absolute CHAMPS powering through the heat. What I loved the most about Nicole and Sean was their ability to just be themselves around each other. Which, I think is so incredibly important in a relationship. Especially one that’s moving into a marriage. Nicole and Sean cracked jokes about each other sweating. They laughed so much that I have to admit and you will see for yourself, there are SO many JOYFUL pictures of them just laughing together!!! Nicole has the best laugh. Sean would crack a joke and her head would kick back and she would just melt in his arms (and not because of the heat!!!) Sean’s daughter tagged along and she was ADORABLE- like a normal kid, full of shyness right at the beginning and then once she warmed up, she was a chatty cathy!!! Nicole laughed with her, and you could just tell that they were a perfect fit!!!