Shelbie + Taylor | Virginia Beach Engagements

In the beginning of my career, I met this sweetheart Shelbie in Key West at her sister Ashley’s wedding. I will never forget thinking how hilarious the two of them were together when the girls were getting ready and thinking how lucky I was to be around such a sweet group of people. When Shelbie…

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…

Christine + Mike | Virginia Beach Married Session

A couple of years ago, I had the absolute honor of working with a couple who treated me so well and did the best job making my job SO easy for me. Mike and Christine have a beautiful dynamic and it’s really fun to watch them just be around one another, there is always giggling…

Robyn + Mark | Virginia Beach Couples Session

There are so many images with real moments of laughter in this blog that I had to actually “tone it down” when it came to blogging too many, and that is NOT a bad problem to have! Look at these belly laughs! Look at Robyn on her tippy toes. Look at that perfect squeeze hug…

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…

Renata + Chris | Rustic Chic Virginia Beach Wedding

It seems like forever ago I first Skyped with Renata and I KNEW I loved her right away. The date was available and although it’s one we usually take off (my husband’s birthday) — I just told him this bride is beyond fantastic and we may want to consider moving our birthday celebration to another…

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…

Hannah + Sebastian | Red Wing Park Virginia Beach Engagements

When a couple flirts, I am happy..and when they genuinely laugh together, I am even happier…but when they have THIS look?! The one of complete joy and contentment that you know only comes from finding your soul mate and best friend..that is the look I long for in a couple, and Hannah and Sebastian have…

New Q+A Date Announced! | Photography

I don’t know WHAT it is about these, but I go home kind of out of breath and really in a fantastic mood– there is a SPARK that lights up in the room during a Q+A! The emails and messages I get afterward, the way that the attendees feel like they have finally found a…