Downtown Norfolk Family Photo Session

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Downtown Norfolk Family Photo Session

When I found out I was photographing another photographer’s family, I was both excited and nervous! Ashley’s work is phenomenal, and we have so much in common when it comes to style. It’s amazing how much of a common language photography is. After we started, it was just like any other session. Magic started to unfold and we made some beautiful images! Check out a few of my favorites below with the Kapic family!

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Downtown Norfolk Engagement Photographer

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Downtown Norfolk Engagement Photographer

Geravis and Jazmyn share a special bond that can be felt the minute that you meet them. I was beyond excited when I was asked to photograph their wedding! We decided to pick downtown Norfolk as a backdrop for their engagement photos, and we were rewarded with a golden sunset that highlighted the cobble stone streets of downtown! Check out a few of my favorites!  

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Cancun Destination Wedding Photographer

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Cancun Destination Wedding Photographer

Lawrence and Tequila couldn't have picked a better destination to share their love with their closest family and friends. Surrounded by palm trees, white sand, and crystal blue waters, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel created a atmosphere filled with great energy! The Hard Rock Hotel in Cancun, Mexico provided a stunning backdrop for the couple. Here are a few of the images from this beautiful destination wedding! 

Photography by: Zack Chavis

Venue: Hard Rock Hotel, Cancun, Mexico

Hair and Makeup: Provided by Hard Rock Hotel

Dress: Bliss Bridal, Richmond, Va

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Lauren and Leslie

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Lauren and Leslie

Lauren and Leslie celebrated their love in front of friends and family at one of my favorite venues in Hampton Roads! The Historic Post Office served as a beautiful backdrop for a beautiful day! Check out a few of the photos from the big day below.

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Beautiful Hampton Roads Wedding at the Historic Post Office

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Beautiful Hampton Roads Wedding at the Historic Post Office

It's refreshing to work with a bridal party that's just as enthusiastic as the bride and groom, but it is even better when the entire family is energetic and filled with excitement! It really shows in the images. The minute we walked into the Historic Post Office, we could feel the contagious energy from Sam and Jenna's bridal party. Everyone wanted to make the day that much better, and they were successful! We are excited to share with you the images from the Venable wedding!

 

Event Planning & Floral Designs : Riverwood Designs

DJ: Astro Entertainment

Venue: Historic Post Office in Hampton, VA/ St. Marks Lutheran Church in Yorktown, VA

Photography : Zack Chavis Photography

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We've Only Just Begun: by Tara Chavis

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We've Only Just Begun: by Tara Chavis

There's a season for everything- new jobs, new homes, new babies, new hair- everything! For Leialyn and Dre, it's a wedding season while they plan their new chapter with their sweet boy, AJ. While it was my first time shooting with my husband, Zack, we made a great team seizing these moments. It's a special way to illustrate a story when you have a second shooter, taking shots of the little tidbits and all of the nooks and crannies that you don't expect.

Photography By : Tara Chavis

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Brandon & Mary: Pagoda Gardens in Downtown Norfolk, Va

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Brandon & Mary: Pagoda Gardens in Downtown Norfolk, Va

It's amazing how photography allows us to cross paths with so many awesome people! The most recent of those would be Brandon and Mary, two of the kindest people you'll ever meet, and they just so happen to be good friends of ours. We were able to withstand the heat long enough to make some brilliant images. Take a look at a few of the shots from the shoot at Pagoda Gardens in Downtown Norfolk, Va. Photography by Zack and Tara Chavis.

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Baby Cake Smash

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Baby Cake Smash

A wedding and a smash cake all in the same day! It doesn't get much better than that. We started off the day by celebrating Lily's 1st birthday. I think it's safe to say she loved her cake! Here are a few shots from the smash cake.

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Beautiful Wedding at The Barn at Walnut Grove: Harrisonburg, Virginia

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Beautiful Wedding at The Barn at Walnut Grove: Harrisonburg, Virginia

After checking the weather periodically Friday night, we all woke up Saturday morning optimistic and excited to see what the day would bring. Cloudy skies had everyone crossing their fingers, praying that it would hold off just for this day. It's safe to say our prayers were answered, and then some! Charley and Dan's beautiful wedding at The Barn at Walnut Grove was filled with sunshine. The rolling hills and majestic mountains near Harrisonburg, Virginia provided unbelievable backdrops. It's always a special pleasure to form a relationship with a couple and be with them every step of the way along their journey towards matrimony. I am excited to share with you the captivating images from Charley and Dan's wedding. 

Venue: The Barn at Walnut Grove

Make Up: The Studio (Lindsey Rife)

Hair: The Studio (Meg Miller)

Florist: Blakemore Flowers

Cake: Heritage Bakery 

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Spring Wedding at the Historic Post Office in Hampton, Va

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Spring Wedding at the Historic Post Office in Hampton, Va

No two weddings are exactly alike. Each one is filled with surprises and distinct moments that will last a lifetime. Nick and Laura's wedding day was filled with just that; amazing moments that I was honored to capture! Here are a few of the photos from Nick and Laura's wedding at the Historic Post Office in Hampton, Va. 

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Spring Wedding at the Founders Inn & Spa in Virginia Beach

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Spring Wedding at the Founders Inn & Spa in Virginia Beach

Jamie and Kevin shared the best day of their lives with family and friends in one of most beautiful wedding venues in Virginia. The Founders Inn served as the perfect backdrop for these two to tie the knot. Here are some of the gorgeous photos from their wedding!

Venue: Founders Inn

Make up and Hair : Darling and Dapper

Wedding Planner : Just Dandy Events

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Alonna + Ivan

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Alonna + Ivan

The images tell it all. Saturday was nothing short of amazing. Alonna and Ivan’s Wedding was filled with love and elegance, and it was a blessing to be apart of it all. Congrats to these two!

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Lance + Vanessa

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Lance + Vanessa

A few weeks before Lance and Vanessa's wedding, we had about a foot of snow on the ground. We were all praying our hardest that for some reason that we would have clear skies and warm weather in February. I think God heard our prayers! It was a beautiful 60 degree day with nothing but sunshine. To be apart of Lance and Vanessa's story is a true privilege. Check out some of my favorite images from the Harris wedding at the Sheraton hotel in Downtown Norfolk, Va. 

Photography: Zack Chavis

Makeup :  Christina Harris

Venue: Sheraton Hotel, Norfolk, Va

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BEAUTIFUL WEDDING AND ENGAGEMENT LOCATIONS

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BEAUTIFUL WEDDING AND ENGAGEMENT LOCATIONS

I've been extremely fortunate to visit and work in some of the most beautiful locations the last few years. Places that I otherwise would not have visited if it were not for my camera. Of course I'd love to be one of those photographers with the beautiful beaches of Hawaii in my backyard, or be able to shoot at the luxurious resorts in Beverly Hills, or even use Paris as a backdrop for a destination wedding. Unfortunately, like most of us, I don't have that luxury, but that doesn't mean I'm not surrounded by beautiful locations! I've gathered some of my favorite shots from different locations in Virginia and North Carolina, check it out!

 Downtown Norfolk, Va

Downtown Norfolk, Va

 Broad Bay Country Club, Virginia Beach, Va

Broad Bay Country Club, Virginia Beach, Va

 Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Va

Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Va

 Childress Vineyards, Lexington, North Carolina

Childress Vineyards, Lexington, North Carolina

 Downtown Richmond, Va

Downtown Richmond, Va

 Washington D.C.

Washington D.C.

 Colonial Williamsburg, Va

Colonial Williamsburg, Va

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