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  • Hello and welcome to my blog! My name is Audrey and I'm a portrait and wedding photographer based out of Norfolk, VA. Take a look around to see some of my work and learn a little bit more about me! Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to hearing from you! Click on the images to the right to see the goods! -->

bayville farms park first landing state park beach virginia beach engagements

Bethany is another one of my old friends from high school- we cheered together! I saw her at both Kelsey and Crystal‘s wedding this past summer and met her boyfriend, Sam. She told me that when they get married (*nudges Sam*) she wanted me to shoot her wedding! A few months later, Sam popped the question!! So I got the excited message from Bethany saying that they didn’t have a venue or a date yet, but they know they want me as their photographer! So honored!! Bethany and Sam first met while they were both attending Longwood University. Bethany saw Sam singing in an acapella group and the rest was history! Note to the fellas out there, girls CANNOT resist a guy that sings!! So it was fitting that Sam proposed while they were visiting Longwood by pulling off a surprise performance for her!! With a band and all! And all her friends and family were there to watch too! So sweet!! And now here we are shooting their engagements!! Bethany said she’s a beach gal and would really like beach engagements, so we made it happen! But we also had to take advantage of the beautiful fall foliage! We may have had to dodge the rain, but these guys were such a blast! Not to mention their ADORABLE dog, Dexter, joined us too!! Looking forward to their wedding next summer!!

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bayville farms park pleasure house point shore drive virginia beach fall engagements

I really shouldn’t pick favorites when it comes to engagement sessions, but if I did, this one would definitely be up there!! Anne and I went back and forth for a while trying to find the perfect location for their engagement session. We wanted to get some fall foliage, but also a whimsical “field with tall grass” type location. After some searching, I think we found the perfect spots! It may have been unseasonably cold on the day of the session, but the light was perfect and these two handled the cold like champs!

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photography mentoring sessions

Over the past year, I’ve invested in a few different educational opportunities through other photographers. Q&A meetup and mentoring with Amanda Hedgepeth and a workshop with Katelyn James. They were invaluable in getting my business to where it is now! Learning from other people in the industry has been how I have learned EVERYTHING I know now, whether it was through these learning opportunities in person, or just by reading other photographer’s educational blog posts. I am completely self taught and I wouldn’t know what I know now if these other photographers hadn’t shared their experience and knowledge so graciously. And after meeting with some of these ladies, the encouragement and validation was just as valuable in moving me forward! It’s so great to have someone in your corner rooting for you and your business and wanting to see you succeed! I still get emails from sweet Amanda telling me how proud she is of where I am and encouraging me to keep moving forward! That kind of stuff is what really keeps me going!

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bennetts creek park suffolk virginia fall autumn engagements pictures

I had such a great time getting to know Jessica and Joey during their engagement session! Often times, the engagement shoot is the first time that I am meeting the couple in person. So there’s a lot to catch up on as we get to know each other! During Jessica and Joey’s session, we talked about their daughter, Joey’s love for history and how he’s going back to school to become a lawyer! I love getting to know my couples on a personal level and be more than just another vendor for their wedding. It’s so great to be invested in their life and marriage and not just in their wedding! We met up on a perfect fall afternoon at Bennett’s Creek Park in Suffolk. I’d been to this park a handful of times to play the frisbee golf course and every time we’re there I’m always thinking of how I’d like to do a session here- especially in the fall!! So I finally got to do that with these two and it was everything I hoped for! The leaves were bright and beautiful and the weather was crisp, but still warm. My favorite kind of light for a session is when the sun is out, but there’s a thin layer of wispy clouds over the sun. It makes for beautiful soft light! We had that during the whole session for these two! I was in heaven! Can’t wait for their Woman’s Club of Portsmouth wedding next fall!! :)

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