Catherine + Ryan | Yorktown Beach Engagements

Well this golden light is PROOF it’s not a terrible thing when you initially get rained out! Rain and rescheduling sessions, it can be stressful. As photographers we feel pretty darn bad about it and it drives us crazy to have to put you guys through it! But, it will happen! One of my couples…

COLORS of 2015 | Part One | Amanda Hedgepeth Brides

I can’t make it more obvious how much I love COLOR! Bright and vivaciously happy or classic and muted neutrals…whatever sister! I just love color!!! Last year I had some really amazing detail shots that encompassed color so well and I wanted to put all of that happy into a gorgeous blog post! If you’re looking…

2015 Weddings In Review! | Amanda Hedgepeth Photography

Putting this together ALWAYS gets me. I remember the swipe of the hotel keys, the mud on the wheels of my camera bag at the end of the night. The brides that got to feel the baby kick, the way he looked at her coming down the aisle like he was the luckiest man in…

Jordan + Daniel | Chesapeake Engagements

It was love at first email, and then even more at first phone call, but it was LOVE…for Jordan and I, haha! Seriously, this girl means so much to me already and I haven’t even shot her wedding yet…and I only recently met her in person shooting these perfect engagements! I love brides that I…

Marsie + Steeve | Signature at West Neck Pink + Navy Wedding

There’s not enough to say about a couple that loves each other this deeply, with such compassion and friendship…they are downright inspiring to their family and friends with the amount of love they share between them! You guys know by now I ADORE flirtatious couples, like the hands all over each other like we just…

Hannah + Sebastian | Bold Pink Norfolk Wedding

The moments are there, the love is there, it’s completely one of those days where I can’t help but go home feeling so blessed to have these couples in my life. Sebastian is the kind of amazing human being that yes, proposes with a guitar and Hannah melts into a puddle right there at Red…

Eight Years | I Love You, Mike Hedgepeth!

Eight years since that perfect Autumn back in Norfolk. The temperature was ideal, the air felt fresh and new (which I don’t say a lot of my memories of Norfolk, haha!) … life changed. Not too long before, I had broken up with someone who deliberately hurt me over and over and over and realized my…

Shooting For Your Brand | Photography

Last year in June, I was shooting an incredible wedding in DC. It worked out perfectly that a photographer who’s SO sweet needed headshots while we were there, too..and then even more fate set in when Jasmine Star announced her workshop dates and it fell RIGHT when we would be up there traveling! The Jasmine…

Kimberly + James | Blush + Neutral Waterside Lesner Wedding

I have to remember when writing wedding blogs to keep them generally short and sweet because I will go on and on and on…and the second I walked into that hotel room, Kimberly was everything and more I could EVER ask for in a bride. OR– rewind that, from the first email BEFORE she booked…

Jessica + Gary | Coastal Blue Virginia Beach Wedding

It takes a certain kind of couple to put tears in the eyes of almost ALL of the family and friends surrounding them on their wedding day. A couple that inspires. A couple that shows the world what friendship meets romance looks like. One that start to adapt the SAME smiles and grins because they’re…

Renata + Chris | Golden Norfolk Engagements

A few months ago, I skyped to “meet” with Renata all the way in Brazil!!! I could have talked to her for SO long..and I kind of did..but I knew one thing. This girl was my bride. Her heart is so big and her love for her fiancé Chris is just SO apparent and I…

2014 Year In Weddings! | Weddings

This one gets me..for two reasons. It sneaks up on me seemingly out of nowhere, and it brings me to absolute tears. I remember moments, sounds and feelings from these wedding days like they were yesterday, and because they were all SO VERY INCREDIBLE!!! I can’t even begin to tell you the sheer joy and…