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We now have the perfect spot for  a winter wedding. Our new indoor beachfront wedding venue is now available as a back-up for cold or rainy weather. This wedding chapel is suitable for 2-person, elopement-style weddings. Couples can choose either of our three elopement packages and be assured that they will have a beautiful back-up location if it's cold or raining. The venue is decorated with a "beachy" themed wedding arch and plenty of space for a complete photo session. The three elopement packages are: Afternoon Wedding, Keep It Simple...

We love props! Sometimes when couples arrive for their wedding, they bring a few props. We love that. Props help to personalize their photos and add a unique quality that shows something about the couple. Props can be as simple as a sign that says “Just Married” or can be quite elaborate. Here are a few examples of props that some of our creative couples have brought to their wedding. Hand-painted signs, pictures, frames, banners, a parasol, golf clubs, fishing poles, sea shells, feathers, hats, funny sunglasses, etc. One couple brought...

Every good photographer will tell you that sunset is the best time of day for good portrait photos. That's absolutely right, and here are the reasons. At sunset, the sun is low in the sky which means the sun is hitting you more straight on instead of from directly overhead. This is a more flattering angle because there is less chance of harsh shadows under your eyebrows, nose and chin. The sunset lighting is also more gentle and pleasing for portraiture. But there are additional reasons sunset is the best...

For years we have offered our couples the option to purchase a "Keepsake Ceremony Booklet" which contained the script of their wedding ceremony. It included a few photos and was spiral bound. Now we have upgraded the booklet to look more like a small magazine with many more color photos. The new Keepsake Ceremony Booklet has 27 pages and will include 29-30 full color photos. The new Keepsake Ceremony Booklet still includes every word of the wedding ceremony. The booklet is a wonderful way to share the experience with friends...

Previously, we at Beach Weddings Virginia have had a policy of doing weddings only in locations in Virginia Beach or Norfolk, Va. However, we recently did a wedding on the waterfront in Yorktown, Virginia and found it to be a great wedding venue. As photographers, officiant and videographer, we are very much open to exploring new ideas for wedding venues. There are many scenic and historic locations we would consider on the Virginia Peninsula cities of  Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown, Hampton and Newport News. Anyone interested in exploring such opportunities should...

Yes, it is possible that it will rain on your wedding day. We often hear a bride say "I will just think positive and it won't rain" Positive thinking is indeed a good thing. And a good dose of positive thinking will be helpful to you in many situations. But weather is one of those situations not influenced by positive thinking. So, we recommend that if you have any guests coming to your wedding, have a confirmed backup rain location arranged. If it turns out to be bright and sunny...

Couples are planning their beach weddings now! We can help. We are available for free consultations (generally on Sunday afternoons). Call for an appointment and be prepared with your questions, samples and ideas. We can show you pictures of what the different beaches look like at any particular time of day. And we have information on various reception sites in the Virginia Beach area. With 19 years of experience, we've seen it all! Call us soon before our calendar fills up. 757-321-0348 or text 757-679-1184...