Virginia Engagement Photographer

Jacob and Leigh

This week’s blog post features the sweet couple Jacob and Leigh. Both of them are native New Englanders who met and fell in love while attending Liberty University. Their love of Christ and outdoor winter sports brought them together. They told me they both wanted to work at Liberty’s Snowplex but only one of them got the job lol!

Leigh’s engagement ring is a custom ring made from her grandmother’s wedding ring. Cast in rose gold and set with diamonds, this ring is a beauty and is a beautiful symbol of this couple’s love: infusing family traditions with bright hopes found in a new marriage.

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Enjoy the day!

Michelline

Central Va Boudoir Photographer

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Today blog is a sweet sweater boudoir photoshoot featuring the beautiful Mrs. Janelle Roots. Janelle is as beautiful inside as she is on the outside. Her spunky  and sweet personality made this shoot so much fun for the both of us. This sweet newlywed who is excited to share some of her Valentine’s shoot with the rest of the world.

Enjoy your day

❤ Michelline

Show Me Your Rings!

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Lately, I’ve felt so spoiled, completely spoiled rotten. I have been photographing some of the most beautiful diamond and estate rings that a girl could ever dream about! At Bowen Jewelry Company you can find such a wide array of styles, stones, sizes, colors and fashions. They even have the capabilities of designing your ring in house!  Their slogan is We believe in love! and I most certainly see how.

This post features a few of the rings  that I loved the most.
Enjoy the photos:

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To see more rings on a regular basis be sure to follow them on instagram  and check out their site for updates. It is always a pleasure and a privilege to capture these rings. It feels like each ring has a face and personality and I’m taking their portrait!

Enough of my artsy talk. 😉 Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by the blog.

Blessings,

Michelline

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Sassy Dashanna

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Greetings Everyone,
I am glad that you are taking the time to check out this latest blog post. Today, I’m featuring a beautiful young woman named Dashanna. She is an aspiring actress and model. Her personality and inner glow made this photo shoot such a joy to do. If I were to describe her with words I’d say she is sassy, sweet, and vivacious.

Enjoy the photos:

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Make up was done by the infallible Make Up By Ashley. This was such a fun fashion styled shoot! I love whenever I have the opportunity to do creative environmental portraits that have fashion forward feel.

Until next time I wish you many blessings,

Michelline
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All Dolled Up

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Hello Everyone!
Today’s blog post is about one of my favorite  creative ladies: JOY  LEANNE! She makes these amazing hand made doll in a variety of sizes, styles, and skin tones. I had the pleasure of photographing these sweet dolls. You will see diversity in style, kind, and attitude within each doll. I love these little dolls so much that I even have a custom one made for my daughter! (I will post Kezzie’s doll to instagram because it has been well loved.)

Enjoy the photos!

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She was able to use this photograph of these cuties in an advertisement in Clutch Magazine!

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I know these little handcrafted smiles have brightened your day!  These little dolls have been sold in local shops, handmade expos and  Vintage Lynchburg  -a juried vendor market of local artisans featuring vintage, antique, repurposed and handcrafted goods.To get in touch with Joy Leanne you can check her out on instagram  and at her blog.

Be blessed and enjoy your day!

Michelline

Jeff & Amber

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Welcome back to the blog!
I have missed doing this and I  am so glad to be posting again. I have returned  from my blogging hiatus to share some of the great people and things I’ve been blessed to photograph!

This post features a precious couple’s engagement photoshoot. Amber Hudson and Jeff Guill are local sweethearts who chose to purchase their ring from Bowen Jewelry.  It was about to rain during our session, but we were still able to capture some beautiful  moments between them before the rain came down.

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I hope that you fell in love with these two as instantly as I did. Many of you know that I’m a first time mom. Balancing a business, a baby, and a life has come with its own learning curve. As I get better at multitasking, my daughter has been getting better at sleeping through the night! Thank you to everyone who has been so supportive of me and my family this past year! Your positive energy, encouraging words and prayers have truly been felt by all of us.

There are more posts forthcoming to showcase what I’ve been doing during my time away from the blog. Stay tuned!
Enjoy your day!

Michelline

Special thanks to Bowen Jewelry Co for sponsoring Jeff and Amber’s engagement shoot #bowenjewelry

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#SipGoodKarma

This month I had the privilege of photographing for Good Karma Tea Co! Cameo and Lyndsey are tea blending masters who specialize in  creating tea blends from scratch. Their warm and flavorful teas match the personalities of the owners.

They are currently engaged in a kickstarter program to raise $16,000 in 16 days! They have outgrown their current location in the Riverviews Art Complex and their new space they are going into is located on 9th St.

As a person who typically purchases tea bags from the grocery store, watching Cameo blend tea was educational and exciting. Colors and aroma of the teas that Good Karma creates brings customers into their shop loyally and I’m excited to see them grow.

Good Karma Tea Company hand blends small batch full leaf artisan teas and tisanes. Their distinct blends are attentively chosen from fine organic ingredients and for their unique flavor profiles. These handcrafted teas are often created from local inspiration and palate exploration, delicately combining the ritual of tea with discovery and intrigue.

Enjoy the Photos

More about Good Karma Tea Co and their kickstarter can be found at their site

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-Michelline

The Meadows-Jaeger Wedding

I had the pleasure of photographing this lovely couple’s wedding during an unseasonably warm day in November. This family is beautiful and I couldn’t be happier for the Chris and Stephanie! It was a dream photographing this special day with people so beautiful (inside and out) I would think they were all models!

Enjoy the photos

 

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I am so excited for this sweet family! I hope they continue to dwell in happiness and contentment for many years to come. Every blessing to you Chris and Steph!

 

Enjoy your day,

Michelline