Colonial Williamsburg may be the most picturesque setting for portraits here in southeastern Virginia. So I was excited when Haley decided that she wanted to have her bridal portraits taken here. The challenge was keeping her dress safe from all the dirt and horse “presents” on the ground. But the payoff was worth it, The pictures came out so beautiful and we had a lot of fun in the process. A special thanks to Haley’s mom for driving us around to all of the locations and dodging security like a pro!

We all know that April showers bring May flowers and that same rain is also said to bring good luck on a wedding day. But it just so happens that rain also makes bad driving conditions, so when my car got stuck in the mud on the way from the bride Wendy’s home in Pungo to the church you could say that april showers brought more then just flowers. But there was luck, Wendy’s brother, Noah had an SUV with a rope to get me out! The crisis was adverted, and the rest of the day went off without a hitch.

After the ceremony, Wendy and Jason celebrated their marriage with their friends and family at the Lesner Inn . The local band hotcakes got the party started and you could just see from the smiles and laughter how much fun everyone had.

Thanks again Noah!

I hardly ever write about what is involved after the wedding or portrait takes place, but there is a lot of behind the scenes work that goes into making your photographs shine. In fact, I spend at least twice the amount of time working on the computer as I do actually taking the pictures! There are a lot of different programs and processes that I use on a day to day basis and I am always looking for new techniques. Lately, I have been playing around with textures in photoshop and really love the effect. I thought I would share some of these below.

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