Libby {Senior}

I shot Libby’s senior portraits a while back and even though it’s been a little while, I had to come back to share some images from this session that I really love. I had such a fun time getting to know Libby. She’ll be attending Liberty University this fall and I just know the future holds bright things for her!

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Megan + Alan {Engagement} Suffolk

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When the weekend came for Megan and Alan’s engagement session and temperatures were in the 90’s, we opted for a sunrise session instead of the usual evening session time. I’m so glad we did! The light in the early morning is beautiful and temperatures are MUCH more comfortable than in the evening! We started at a family friend’s dock in the soft morning light and finished off of Main Street in Suffolk, near where Megan and Alan will tie the knot this October. I enjoyed spending some time with these two and look forward to their wedding day coming very soon! Enjoy my favorites! View full post »

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Becca + Clay {Wedding} The Smithfield Center

beth-hamilton-photography-smithfield-center-rustic-navy-wedding-becca-and-clay_0091The thing that stands out to me about Becca and Clay is how amazingly sweet they are to one another. Clay is such a gentleman not just to Becca but to everyone (I tried not to let it make me feel old that he said “yes, ma’am” to me a lot), but his sweetness takes on new life when he’s with Becca or even just talking about her. Anyone who spends time with him and Becca can have no doubt that he is absolutely smitten with her. His reaction to seeing his bride walk toward him during the ceremony was one of the sweetest I’ve ever seen, but his love for Becca spills into every small interaction and gesture. Not to say that Becca isn’t crazy about Clay as well! They had a beautiful ceremony on the deck of The Smithfield Center and it was clear that they intend to have a marriage centered on their love for Jesus. Their wedding had hints of southern charm throughout, from the bride and groom’s cowboy boots to the baby’s breath and accents of burlap and lace. Becca looked incredible in a gown that truly looked like it was made for her. Their dog, Dusti, was the ring bearer and was an adorable addition to the day! Everyone at this wedding was wonderful to work with, including their lovely families and friends, wedding party, and of course the happy couple. Obviously I can’t say enough good things about this couple and this wedding. I’m so grateful that they trusted me to capture their wedding day! Congratulations Becca and Clay!
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Meagan + Brian {Wedding} 108 Budleigh – Manteo, NC

beth-hamilton-photography-manteo-budleigh-wedding-meagan-and-brian_0123At Meagan’s bridal session, I asked her what she was looking forward to most about the wedding day. She said that she and Brian were most excited about celebrating with friends and family at the reception! I remember that feeling. There is SO much planning that goes into a wedding day. I remember being ready to be MARRIED, see it all come together, and enjoy it with all of my favorite people.  However, don’t let that fool you into thinking that they weren’t into details at all. They had some incredible details. From the hand painted invitation design, to the beautiful florals, to the gorgeous table settings, their day was loaded with details that were so much fun to shoot. However, even with all the beautiful details, the thing that stood out about this wedding day was the joy. These two were constantly smiling and laughing and their many friends and family danced the night away, just as I think they imagined and looked forward to. After the exit at the end of the night, I said something like “We’re all done!” They weren’t ready for it to end and Brian said “Can we do it all over again tomorrow?” I love spending one of the happiest days of people’s lives with them! I hope that I’ve done the happiness of this wedding day even half the justice it deserves. Congratulations Meagan and Brian! Enjoy my favorites!  View full post »

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Crystal + Anthony {Wedding} Woman’s Club of Portsmouth

beth-hamilton-photography-blush-womans-club-of-portsmouth-wedding-crystal-anthony_0090Isn’t it funny how what seems so far in the future is here before you know it? I shot Crystal and Anthony’s engagement session in June 2014 and at that point June 2016 seemed so far away! It was hard to believe when Crystal and I were talking through the final details of her timeline and the wedding day was almost here. I can only imagine how quickly their engagement has flown by for them! Crystal and Anthony had a classy blush affair at the Woman’s Club of Portsmouth on a humid June day. It was obvious how excited they both were that the big day was finally here! These two were wonderful to work with. They treated me and everyone else around with kindness throughout the whole process and I’m so thankful to have spent their wedding day with them! Hannah Hildebrandt Events brought everything together beautifully and kept everything running smoothly. Kelly Gish Floral Designs never disappoints and had perfect hydrangea and rose arrangements with soft greens that complimented the decor perfectly. Music Makes You Happy DJ Services, Cakes by Crystal, Blush Tones, and all the other vendors came together to make a wonderful wedding day. One of my favorite parts of the day was capturing the few minutes after the ceremony with just the bride and groom together. Crystal and Anthony were the perfect example of why I love this “tradition.” I think you’ll get a small glimpse into it when you get to that part of the post! Enjoy my favorites!

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