Williamsburg Governor’s Palace Engagement Portrait

The weather was finally beautiful over the weekend, and perfect for my engagement portrait session with Jim & Emilia. They had passes for us to go into the gardens behind the Governor’s Palace in Colonial Williamsburg and it was well worth the price of admission. We spent almost two hours walking the gardens, getting photo bombed, and generally having a great time. Can’t wait until their wedding at Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg next month!

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A cute little bridge by the water in the gardens behind the Governor’s Palance in Williamsburg provided the perfect setting for a casual portrait of Jim & Emilia. Such a great couple!

Kingsmill Resort wedding in Williamsburg

LOVE weddings at Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg! Even in February, it is a gorgeous venue and this sunset wedding went perfectly despite being a little chilly outside. I got to see, for the first time, sparklers during Crystal & Dave’s first dance which was pretty amazing and I look forward to seeing that again! Hats off to Dave who saw everyone was having too much fun to leave and extended the evening an hour at the last minute. Everyone danced until the music stopped and at least half of the guests were still around for the sparkler send off. Great day!

First dance wedding picture

I had to see it to believe it – sparklers indoors for your first dance at Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg – and it was spectacular.

Gloucester Maternity Portrait

I always enjoy driving through Gloucester, and getting to see old friends, and this was a great combination of both. I was beyond excited to photograph Katie’s maternity session after photographing her wedding on my own wedding anniversary a couple years ago, and can’t wait to meet their baby next month!

 

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Despite a little rain we were able to get some great photos at this secluded beach location in Urbanna, VA. Photographed by Heather Hughes Photography

Maternity silhouette

I love this silhouette! Great way to showcase motherhood and incorporate a little family history by using your own front door. Photographed by Heather Hughes Photography

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In case you missed it, Two Rivers Country Club Director of Special Events Haley Hogan was on The Hampton Roads Show this morning to discuss Wedding and Reception Trends for 2014 and used the great sunset shot by HHP throughout the segment.

Great tips for any newly engaged couples!

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Sunset wedding portrait at Two Rivers Country Club in Williamsburg, VA by Williamsburg photographer Heather Hughes Photography.

Williamsburg Family Portraits and Virginia Beach Newborn Portraits

2013 was also a great year for family and newborn portraits at Heather Hughes Photography. I got to see a lot of old friends with their quickly growing families, and meet a few new ones! With newborn portraits in Virginia Beach and Norfolk, and family portraits in Williamsburg and Yorktown, it was a great fall. Looking forward to more babies & family portraits this spring! http://www.heatherhughesphotography.com/

Baby Grace gets cozy in her room photographed by newborn Norfolk photographer Heather Hughes Photography.

Baby Grace gets cozy in her room photographed by newborn Norfolk photographer Heather Hughes Photography.

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Beautiful father and son moment during a newborn portrait session in Virginia Beach, VA by Virginia Beach photographer Heather Hughes Photography

Williamsburg family portrait

Love the innocence of this photo taken during a family portrait session in Williamsburg, VA by Williamsburg photographer Heather Hughes Photography.

Williamsburg family portrait

My favorite part about family portraits – the funny moments! This Williamsburg family portrait is a perfect example, taken by Williamsburg photographer Heather Hughes Photography.

Williamsburg family portrait

Love the tender touch on dad’s face, and getting together with families I know & love in Williamsburg. Photographed by Williamsburg photographer Heather Hughes Photography.

Newport News Marriott Wedding

Taylor & Conor were married in Hilton village in Newport News and held their reception at the always beautiful Newport News Marriott. Lots of great photos from this wedding, great couple, great location, and one of the best garter catch photos I’ve ever seen! (kudos to my husband!) Check out the slide show (click on the B&W photo) to see some of the highlights from their Newport News wedding! http://www.heatherhughesphotography.com/

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We snuck to this gorgeous location behind an elementary school for a few wedding portraits after the Newport News wedding ceremony in Hilton village.

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Awesome garter catch by a few former rugby players during the wedding reception in the Newport News Marriott photographed by Newport News photographer Rob Ostermaier with Heather Hughes Photography.

Norfolk Botanical Gardens wedding

Ashley & Craig were married in Norfolk in the beautiful gardens at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens. The weather proved to be a little unpredictable, and it rained just long enough to get everyone wet during the processional but everyone remained in good spirits and it turned out to be a beautiful day. Check out the slide show (click on the photo) to see some of the highlights from their Norfolk wedding! http://www.heatherhughesphotography.com/

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Ashley and her father walk down the aisle despite scattered showers for her wedding at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens. by Norfolk wedding photographer Heather Hughes Photography

Williamsburg Hellenic Center Greek Wedding

Angie & Ernie were married at the new Hellenic Center in Williamsburg and had a beautiful Greek wedding, one of the first ones in the new church and at this new reception venue! We had a busy day, so they set aside a little time a couple days later and we did wedding portraits around Colonial Williamsburg which was really great since we rarely have more than 20 min. for portraits on the wedding day. Check out the slide show (click on the photo) to see some of the highlights from their Williamsburg wedding! http://www.heatherhughesphotography.com/

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Angie & Ernie circle the altar during their Greek wedding in the new Williamsburg Hellenic Center.