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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Big News!

I’m at the time in life where whenever you say ANYTHING to the effect of having news to share, pregnancy is the first thing people jump to! In this case, I’m excited to say that it’s true! Nick and I have been waiting for what we felt was the right time to share and it’s finally here. We’re ready for the world to know! There’s some discussion about our actual due date, but right now it’s sitting at November 29. That seems like a long time away, but I know it’ll be here faster than I think!

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Lindsey + Gino {Engagement} Fort Monroe

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I love it when couples have ideas for engagement session locations, especially when it’s a place that’s special to them as a couple. Lindsey and Gino have spent time at the Fort Monroe campground with their families. It’s also where they got engaged, so it was a natural choice for an engagement session spot. I loved walking around with these two. They are super laid back and laugh a lot when they’re together. I love people who don’t take themselves too seriously and Lindsey and Gino were great examples of that. Whether it was Gino offering to ride around Fort Monroe on the tailgate of their truck so that I could ride in the cab (and he did!) or Lindsey’s gorgeous smile when Gino would make her laugh, these two were so at east with themselves and each other that it truly made my job easy. We started off on the beach, did some exploring, and then ended the evening at the spot where Gino asked Lindsey to be his wife. I’m so excited to share some favorites!

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Anna + Joe {Maternity}

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This post is a little late going up, but better late than never, right? I spent some time in Smithfield with Anna and Joe for their maternity session. These two have been in front of my camera quite a few times now and I love it every time. Anna and Joe welcomed their daughter Lucy to the world last Thursday, May 19! I’m so happy for these wonderful friends as they start this exciting new chapter of their lives. Love you Anna, Joe, and Lucy!

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