Carolyn + Will {Engagement} Charlottesville, Virginia

I met up with Carolyn and Will in Charlottesville on a gorgeous (and unusually warm) fall afternoon. Carolyn currently lives and works in Charlottesville while Will is in Hampton Roads, but they still spend almost every weekend together. Since quite a bit of their time together is spent in Charlottesville, they wanted to have their engagement session there. The park they chose had beautiful trails and scenery. It was one of those sessions where I allowed myself to stretch from my normal style a bit. I believe it’s good to always be eager to learn and try new things creatively. Carolyn and Will are getting married at St. Andrews Episcopal Church with a reception at the Harbor Club in Norfolk next June and I couldn’t be more excited! I hope you enjoy my favorites from their session! View full post »

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Laura + Colson {Wedding} Piedmont Golf Club, Haymarket, Virginia

I have know Colson’s family from church for quite some time and I was thrilled when he and Laura contacted me about shooting their wedding. Because Colson and Laura met at college and have lived away from Hampton Roads since then, I didn’t have much of a chance to get to know them as a couple until their engagement session.  It quickly struck me how incredibly at ease they are with one another. I think that anyone that knows them would agree that there is a depth to their love that is easy to see. Their wedding had a greenery theme which was beautiful, simple, and unique (my favorite combo). They said “I do” on a gorgeous October afternoon overlooking the grounds of Piedmont Club in Haymarket, Virginia. I’m so grateful that they trusted me to capture their wedding day. Congratulations Laura and Colson! I hope you enjoy my favorites from your day! View full post »

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Joe VanDyke - November 6, 2017 - 12:43 pm

Great job, Beth. Love the photos!

bethhamiltonphoto - November 8, 2017 - 9:23 pm

Thank you Joe! I’m glad you like them!

Rachel + Steve {Engagement} Norfolk Botanical Garden

When I first met Rachel at our initial get together, Steve wasn’t available because he is in medical school out of state. It’s always fun to get to know a couple TOGETHER and I finally had that opportunity at their engagement session. We had a blast wandering around Norfolk Botanical Garden, which is a gorgeous location for a portrait session. There are so many beautiful spots that I felt like I could have kept shooting there for hours. Rachel and Steve enjoy craft beer and Netflix, which I’m a fan of as well. I could talk shows on Netflix for days! I’m so glad they chose me to be their wedding photographer and I’m looking forward to their big day in the spring! I hope you enjoy just a few of my many favorites from their engagement session. View full post »

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Jon - October 1, 2017 - 8:13 pm

Picture perfect couple. Lovely indeed! Thanks for sharing.

bethhamiltonphoto - November 2, 2017 - 8:13 pm

Thanks Jon!

Laura + Colson {Engagement} Smithfield, Virginia

If possible, I always schedule portrait sessions to be just after sunrise or before sunset because the light is the softest and most flattering at those times of day. In the middle of the day, the sun is very bright and can be harsh and more difficult to shoot in. However, on overcast days the clouds act like a giant light diffuser and the lighting is much less harsh. While that might mean we lack the beautiful golden glow that I love, I also love soft, diffused light! Laura and Colson were in town for the weekend for their engagement session last weekend. If you live in Hampton Roads, you might remember that it poured on and off ALL day on Saturday! We were left with Sunday for their session and we had that awesome diffused light the whole time. Laura and Colson obviously have a great time when they are together, which always makes my job easy! I had a blast hanging out with these two and can’t wait for their wedding in Northern Virginia in a few short months!

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Nicola - September 17, 2017 - 8:22 pm

Very elegant photography!

bethhamiltonphoto - September 27, 2017 - 11:38 am

Thank you Nicola!

Rebecca + Ash {Engagement} Downtown Norfolk

I met up with Rebecca and Ash on a gorgeous evening in downtown Norfolk. The light was particularly gorgeous toward the end of the session! Both of them love the water, so I thought having their engagement session at a location that incorporated the water was only fitting. They are getting married at the Mariner’s Museum this October and I’m looking forward to documenting their big day. I hope you enjoy a few of my favorites!

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