Laura + Justin {Wedding} Army Navy Country Club, Arlington

army navy country club wedding photography laura justin 088If there’s one thing I can say about Justin and Laura after spending their wedding day with them, it’s that they love to have a good time! They had an absolute blast with their friends and family that day, whether it was partying it up with the bridal party on a bus around the city or dancing the night away at the reception. I’ve been excited about this wedding ever since Laura mentioned stopping by the monuments for some pictures before the ceremony. That’s not an opportunity I get everyday! When we stopped in front of the Lincoln Memorial, the sky was absolutely perfect for some midday portraits. Also, I’ve never seen so many tourists taking pictures of a bridal party! The girls wore royal blue dresses, which I’m partial to since that’s what I chose for my own bridesmaids. The Army Navy Country Club was an incredible venue. You could even see the Washington Monument from a balcony! I knew Justin in high school, so it was fun seeing him and so many other Suffolk folks up in DC. Laura and Justin, thank you so much for choosing me to document your wedding day! Here are a few of my favorites. I hope you enjoy them! View full post »

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Lisa + Rodney {Wedding} Vintage Tavern

beth-hamilton-photography-lisa-rodney-vintage-tavern-wedding_0026Lisa and Rodney had a beautiful, intimate wedding ceremony on the back patio at Vintage Tavern in Suffolk. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect! Most weddings that I shoot are huge celebrations, but this event was a wonderful reminder of the most important thing about a wedding day: two people who love each other promising to be there for each other for the rest of their lives.  Lisa and Rodney were simply glowing with excitement. They are such a classy couple. Lisa looked positively stunning in her silver sequined dress and Rodney made a very handsome groom! Their attire was perfectly finished with florals by the fabulous Kelly Gish Floral designs. Vintage Tavern is a beautiful location for portraits, so I was excited to shoot a short portrait session with the two of them afterward. Lisa and Rodney, thank you so much for choosing me to document your wedding! Congratulations!

 

 

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Becca + Clay {Engagement} Smithfield, Virginia

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This sounds pretty simple, but I love it when you can tell a couple makes each other happy! This is definitely the case with Becca and Clay! I love shots that look super comfortable and relaxed and they nailed those, but their smiles are so genuine and I adore all the joy that is present in their images. Their engagement story is a sweet one. At Jockey’s Ridge in Nags Head, they sat down on the highest dune they could find. After doing a devotion together, Clay asked Becca to be his wife. Their wedding next July is going to be a great one! View full post »

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Christine + Larry {Wedding} Riverstone Chophouse

For those of you who don’t know me, in addition to my photography business I have a part time office job where I’ve worked since I finished college. The office staff there is small and pretty close-knit. I’ve worked with Larry since I started there in 2006. He and Christine (who everyone calls Chris) have been together for seventeen years and finally decided to tie the knot this year. Larry and I have a shared interest in photography and I was happy to be included in their wedding day in this way. They planned a small ceremony at Riverstone Chophouse that included lots of family and a few friends, many of which traveled a long way to attend. The ceremony was followed by a big backyard shindig the next day. Larry and Chris decided to do a first look so that we could do all of their pictures before the ceremony. Vintage Tavern, the sister restaurant of Riverstone Chophouse, made for a beautiful setting for some of their pictures. Here are just a few pictures from their wedding day. Congratulations Larry and Chris!

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Meagan + Brian {Engagement} Belle Isle Park, Richmond

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Meagan and Brian just recently moved from Richmond, Virginia to Austin, Texas. Why, you ask? Well, they wanted to live somewhere different and Austin seemed like a cool place to go! I’ve lived most of my life in Hampton Roads and I really admire people that get up and move just to try something different. I’ve never had a reason to move anywhere else, but I guess you don’t really need a reason when it comes down to it! Anyway, I met up with these two at a Starbucks in the Outer Banks where they were vacationing and I just happened to be shooting a session. When I met them, I could tell immediately that they are both warm and genuine people. Their wedding in Manteo next spring is going to be beautiful! Meagan and Brian came back home for a visit after their big move and we planned their engagement session around that weekend. Originally the session was scheduled for Friday, but when the day came and the forecast called for rain most of the day, we moved it to Monday, just before they would head back to Austin. Unfortunately the weather didn’t cooperate with us on Monday either, but we made the most of it! We got about 20-30 minutes into the session and it started pouring! We sheltered under umbrellas and eventually made our way back to the pedestrian bridge, where we spent some more time since it was blocking most of the rain. We managed a few more shots in front of Main Street Station before we ran out of daylight. Enjoy some of my favorites!

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