Holiday Party Planning | Virginia Wedding and Portrait Photographer | Belle Eve Photography

Hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove fill the air as you begin lighting your favorite autumn candles, diffuse fall themed essential oils and bake treats for family and friends.  You take out all of your favorite fall décor and carefully place each piece in its rightful place for the season.  No matter what color your décor usually boasts, it is now accompanied by a…

Anniversary Session Tips | Outfits and Kids | Virginia Portrait Photographer

Have you ever had one of those moments when you were preparing for your family’s anniversary session? You had the perfect outfits chosen for your entire family, including yourself and your spouse, of course.  After all, you did your research.  You pored over Pinterest and chose the perfect color palette for your family.  They were the perfect clothing pieces for your family to wear…

An Intimate Backyard Wedding | Zuni, Virginia | Virginia Wedding Photographer

An intimate backyard wedding was the perfect way to finish out my summer wedding season, complete with sweet tea and lemonade, sunshine, blue hydrangeas and red roses, and a front porch ceremony. Debbie and Matt wanted a small and simple wedding. Having their wedding at Debbie’s parents’ home in Zuni, Virginia was the perfect venue for them. Close friends and family came to their…

Venue Tour | Mariners’ Museum | Virginia Wedding Photographer

Seated in the heart of Mariners’ Park in Newport News, Virginia sits a beautiful gem- The Mariners’ Museum.  Founded in 1930, The Mariners’ Museum is an incredible local landmark filled with maritime history.  You can read more about the history of the museum here.  The wedding and event aspect of the museum is equally impressive.  As Jennifer Kohms, Rental Sales Coordinator, led me on…

A Gold and White Warwick Yacht & Country Club Wedding | Newport News, Virginia | Virginia Wedding Photographer

Sheer joy is when two people who love one another unite their lives together. Felisha and Gary’s wedding at Warwick Yacht & Country Club in Newport News, Virginia was definitely a memorable one. I looked forward to their wedding day all summer long! The emphasis on love and family made their day so special. “It’s all about family.” Family That sentiment was evident throughout…

Five Reasons for Anniversary Sessions | Virginia Family Photographer

School is about to begin here in Hampton Roads!  Fall will be here on September 23!  It is definitely time to start thinking about scheduling your Fall Anniversary Session, even though it is definitely “very Summer” outside!  It takes some energy and planning to get a family together for a photography session, but it is so beneficial.  Let me explain.  It is important to…

Five Tips for Finding a Wedding Photographer | Virginia Wedding Photographer | Belle Eve Photography

You just got engaged. You have chosen your wedding date. You have chosen your wedding planner and have narrowed down your choice of wedding venue. You found your florist, the caterer, the cake artist, the DJ, a stationer, and your stylist. You have your eye on several wedding dresses and have made an appointment to get fitted for the dress of your dreams for…

Venue Tour | Colonial Heritage Club | Virginia Wedding Photographer

Colonial Heritage Golf Club is located in Williamsburg, Virginia. It has a championship golf course that sits in the woods, with lovely landscaping on pristine greens. It is also an incredibly opulent Virginia wedding venue with grand amenities, limitless beauty, and friendly staff. As I arrived at Colonial Heritage, I immediately noticed how welcoming and friendly the staff was. Stacy Krick, Director of Sales,…

Venue Tour | Cousiac Manor | Virginia Wedding Photographer

Cousiac Manor, a wedding venue located in Lanexa, Virginia is a beautifully scenic and secluded location. Nestled along the Pamunkey River sits the original Manor House, built in 1746 by Augustine Claiborne, who was a Virginia state senator. He and his wife Mary had 13 children while living there, one who became a United States Congressman. The first First lady, Martha Dandridge Custis Washington…

Venue Tour | Under the Stars Farm | Virginia Wedding Photographer

Have you ever been somewhere that hasn’t been completely developed yet, but when the person describes their vision for the location, you can totally see it clearly? I had the honor of meeting C.J. McDonald, owner of Under the Stars Farm in Gloucester, Virginia, this week. To say that her vision for her wedding venue is “incredible” doesn’t seem enough. This place is going…