August 22, 2013

Craig & Erica Engagement | Chincoteague, Virginia Beach Photographer

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You might recognize these two from this past spring on the blog and they are featured again for their summer session! You see, this is the first time I have ever done something like this but I am pretty excited to see this in the big picture of their engagement! They are not just having one engagement session, they are having FOUR! And each session happens during the changing season. So far, we have done their spring garden session and now their summer session! My favorite so far! πŸ™‚ Currently, we are now planning for their fall session because it appears that this fall is going to be a bit CRAZY to say the least with my schedule. But soon enough, it will be winter and I will be on my down season … so weird to go from a solid 10 months of running around with sessions and weddings back to back to absolutely NOTHING except catch up with family and friends. I absolutely LOVE my job, but at the same time, I really value my January-February time to catch up on all of my business back end stuff that I don’t have time to do during my busy season … or I guess I should say year. πŸ˜‰

I appreciate Craig and Erica for making their way all the way up to Chincoteague this past weekend to do their session at the beach!!! I SO wish that the beach wasn’t 4 hours away … but I believe this just makes us more appreciative of the beach time, right?! I am absolutely LOVING beach sessions now that I have done the family session in Chicoteague and the engagement session in Bethany Beach last month! And now, another favorite beach session! πŸ™‚ Absolutely romantic and totally kept us on our toes as we were unsure of the weather … but for the record, it is SO worth running out on the beach for photos when it is supposed to rain because of the clouds covering equalling an AMAZING sunset!!!! (as you will see below)

Craig and Erica, thank you for a fabulous session and for making the drive!!! All I can say is … amazing! πŸ™‚ Enjoy the preview!!! xoxo

WHOA model alert!!!

Cuteeee!!!

In love with her dress!

They are adorable! πŸ™‚

Cute!

Love the accent stones! Very unique and pretty! πŸ™‚

Thennnn… we walked out to the beach to the most gorgeous sunset!!!

Beautiful!

Even though you cannot see their faces, I just love this!

Fav!

Adorable!!!

Love!

GORGEOUS!

Thanks again for an amazing beach engagement session!!!! πŸ™‚ Looking forward to our fall session!

  1. Janice Ritchie says:

    Stephanie, these photos are absolutely stunning, once again! You did an amazing job with my daughter, Erica, and her fiance, Craig. They’re a great couple, and I bet you had a great time doing this photo shoot with them. Thank you for capturing their love and spirit! πŸ™‚

  2. […] forget how to relax and enjoy time with my loved ones. So finally, I decided to not take sessions (exception of the one beach session) and RELAX for one weekend away with Kyle! πŸ™‚ We made the excuse to use that weekend as a […]

  3. Caitlin C says:

    These are amazing Stephanie! So excited for October! πŸ˜‰

  4. Ashley says:

    These are SO beautiful! I LOVE the beach scene!

  5. […] they are doing seasonal engagements. Started with this past spring at the Arlie gardens … to Chincoteague beach for their summer session … now their fall session in Woodstock! Feels like every season is just sneaking up and now we […]

  6. […] final season of their collection! If you do not recognize these two already, we have done a spring, summer and fall engagement session! Now, we just completed the final session and now there is a BIGGER and […]

  7. […] to see the full collections of their seasonal engagements, here are the links below: Spring Summer Fall […]

  8. […] since doing my first beach session last year with Craig & Erica’s summer beach engagement session, I have been wanting to go back to the beach for another session! Fortunately for us, we found a […]

  9. […] seasonal engagement sessions?! If you haven’t, be sure to check them out!!! πŸ™‚ SPRING Β | Β SUMMER Β | Β FALL Β | WINTER Β | […]

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