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…

Meet Christen Turney | Allocco Design | Vendor Spotlight

The handwritten letter.  I always dreamed of having beautiful handwriting when I started learning cursive in school.  I have fairly neat handwriting, but achieving a traditional calligraphy style of handwriting hasn’t happened for me yet. I have mastered D’Nealian print because of my primary teaching background, but it isn’t nearly as elegant as calligraphy.  There is just something special about an artfully handwritten note…

Meet Kari Scruggs | Two River Events | Vendor Spotlight

Meet Kari Scruggs of Two River Events, LLC. She is a wedding and event planner located in Southeastern Virginia who serves Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C. and surrounding areas. Kari established Two River Events in 2013 because of her own wedding. She and her mother planned her wedding, which was perfect since her mother was a veteran wedding planner. While it was a successful and…

Christmas Mini Sessions

 November has flown by so quickly and the holiday season is about to begin!  (Just a week until Thanksgiving.)  (No, I haven’t starting my Thanksgiving prep either.) Can you believe that December is right around the corner, too? Time is important, friend, isn’t it?  Family time should always come first and when the holiday season hits, it can become a struggle to keep everything…

Vendor Feature |Keffer Hall ~ Deep Creek Landing Marina | Belle Eve Photography

I recently had the honor of touring this gem of a location in the Deep Creek Section of Newport News, Virginia.  As I walked up to the office to meet Mary and Rachel, I took in the beautiful view of the marina.  The calm water, the sailboats nestled into their spots neatly along the dock, and the pristine landscaping warmly welcomed me. The reception…

In Search of a Beautiful Child | Virginia Portrait and Wedding Photographer

If I asked you for the definition of “beauty”, what would you say?  Would you list specific physical attributes?  Hair color? Freckles or no freckles? Eye color?  Or would you consider something else? Recently, I was selected to be one of 55 photographers to represent Beauty Revived’s “50 Most Beautiful Children” campaign.  This isn’t just a search for a cute kid.  This goes beyond…