Rachel {Senior} Old Dominion University

Nick and I have known each other since we were in middle school, so that means I remember Rachel, his youngest sister, when she was 4 or 5. Thinking back on that, it’s CRAZY that she is about to graduate from college. She has grown into such a beautiful woman and is so much fun to be around. She’s super smart and hard working and it’ll be fun to see what the “real world” holds for her! Also, she was on the dance team at ODU and I’m so glad we got to take a few pictures on Foreman Field! Congrats Rachel! We are all so proud of you!

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Savannah {Senior} College of William & Mary

It’s not often that I have the opportunity to take pictures for a college graduate rather than a high school senior, but I was thrilled when Savannah asked if I could take some for her! She is a super sweet girl who I know from the youth group that Nick and I work with. It’s hard to believe it’s already been four years since she went away to college, but she’ll be graduating from the College of William and Mary next month! William and Mary has a beautiful campus, so I was more than happy to travel to Williamsburg for the session. It was a gorgeous spring day and I loved spending some time with her (and Tia who helped!). Congratulations Savannah! Here are a few of my favorites! View full post »

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Liz + Kyle {Engagement}

I met up with Liz and Kyle at Fort Monroe on a beautiful although unseasonably warm fall afternoon. As one of my last scheduled portrait sessions before taking some time off for maternity leave, I was excited to go out on a good note and I wasn’t disappointed. We found some really pretty spots and Liz and Kyle were so much fun to work with. They love to laugh and have fun together, which is always fun to capture. I’m looking forward to their wedding in the spring! I hope you enjoy a few of my favorites!

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Megan + Alan {Wedding} Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts

beth-hamilton-photography-megan-alan-downtown-suffolk-center-for-cultural-arts-wedding_075Once I found out I was pregnant in April, I wasn’t planning on shooting any weddings past September of this year. But when Megan contacted me later in the spring and talked about how important photography was to her, I decided to alter my plans a bit. It’s always wonderful to work with clients that care a lot about their pictures! We talked through plans for the big day and made sure to set aside plenty of time for outdoor portraits after the ceremony, but sometimes things don’t go according to plan. That was definitely the case for Megan and Alan’s wedding day as hurricane Matthew made its way toward Hampton Roads. However, in spite of the increasing wind and rain throughout the evening, these two had huge smiles on their faces. Sure, our plans of outdoor portraits went out the window, getting from the church to the reception was a challenge, and getting home was an even bigger challenge, but Megan and Alan became husband and wife and that’s what really matters! Thank you both so much for including me in your wedding day! I hope you enjoy some of my favorites! Oh, and a small part of the day that I loved was the creative way they got Megan to the back of the church without going outside. Be sure to look for those images!  View full post »

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Shannon + Doug {Wedding} The Lesner Inn

beth-hamilton-photography-shannon-doug-lesner-inn-sage-gold-beach-wedding_0085I met Shannon at my office job going on about 10 years ago and we quickly became friends. Even though she left for college not long after that, we stayed in touch. I was THRILLED when I found out she was engaged and when she asked me about photographing her wedding day! Shannon is one of those people you can’t help but like. When I met Doug at their engagement session, I quickly saw how well they fit together and how much they make each other smile. I’m so happy that my friend found someone that makes her so happy! As the weekend approached, Hurricane Hermine also drew closer. We kept an eye on the weather all day and barely managed to sneak across the street to the beach when the rain was just a mile or two away. The wind was nuts and I nearly went hoarse trying to yell loud enough for the whole bridal party to hear me, but the sky was gorgeous and even the wind made for some really beautiful shots. I’m so thankful to have been a part of a wedding day with not only amazing vendors, but a wonderful couple with family and friends I’d love to work with every weekend. Congratulations Shannon and Doug!  View full post »

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