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Hi there! I’m a Wedding & Anniversary photographer based in Virginia Beach, serving couples throughout Hampton Roads, the Outer Banks (OBX) and beyond. A wife to my handsome firefighter husband, obsessed dog-mom to my precious pup, Bodie, and lover of the sand, salt, and sea. I’m a creative soul who finds a deep joy in capturing your love story throughout every stage of life; preserving the memories you experience along the way. A lifetime of love isn’t always calm waters, but it’s always worth the ride.
This Lesner Inn Starry Night Nautical Style Shoot was absolute perfection. I was asked to photograph Brittany’s vision and she did an incredible job pulling her vision together. So many talented vendors came together to create for the sake of creating. Style shoots are always so fun to try new things, get creative, and take your time creating beauty in what we love most.
Hear from Brittany on the concept and inspiration behind the shoot.
“Inspired by the stunning sunset over the Lynnhaven River, we set out to capture a sunset first look and lead into a candle lit evening reception for this coastal stylized shoot. We wanted to tie in the natural elements surrounding the Lesner Inn – glittering deep waters, golden sunsets and marbled evening skies. The long open decks of the Lesner Inn created a perfect juxtaposition between man-made beauty and the natural world, allowing us to feel like we almost were floating on the water. As golden hour ended, we were greeted by the most beautiful sunset with radiating colors across the sky to ease us inside to the comfort and warmth of Lesner Hall. Waterford Event Rentals nailed the color palette with silky navys and sequined golds adorning banquet tables and round guest tables. Stage Right Lighting set the mood by pin spotting our sweetheart and cake table and uplighting the room to give it a cool elegant atmosphere. When we told Emily of E&E Special Events of our cake vision, she knew exactly how to capture the starry night while still incorporating a few floral touches. Our rose bridal bouquet and centerpieces were provided by Kelly Gish Floral Design to bring a lighter feminine feel to the space. Third Clover Paper provided all day of details – menu cards, invitations and envelopes and even included themed postage to really capture the details of the day. Ashley Victoria from Diamonds Direct supplied a little sparkle to go a long way and all beauty was enhanced by Anne Christina and hair design by Stephanie B.”
Photography: Elizabeth Friske Photography | Venue: Lesner Inn | Cake: E and E Special Events | Hair: Hair by Stephanie B | Florals: Kelly Gish Floral Designs | Makeup: Makeup By Anne Christina | Wedding Gown: David Tutera for Mon Cheri Bridal | Stationery: Third Clover Paper | Linens: Waterford Event Rentals | Rings: Diamonds Direct | Lighting: Stage Right Lighting
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