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This Virginia Beach wedding was so unique and fun. It was smiles from beginning to end. Jenna and Nate shared their day with family and friends who definitely know how to have a good time! (See some reception highlights below!) They started the day at the oceanfront to get ready and followed that with a beautiful ceremony and reception at The Yacht Club at Marina Shores. It was full of color and joy. It’s clear how much they love their family and friends and how special their love is. I especially loved hearing toasts at this wedding, it allowed me a chance to hear about what truly wonderful people Jenna and Nate are. Jenna wore her mother’s wedding dress and her grandmother’s earrings. I mean, honestly, how awesome is that? Both of them were surrounded with hilarious bridal party and that made it even more fun. Did I mention how amazing all the dancing was? Might have been my favorite part of the day!

It’s such a joy being able to capture moments for people. It’s a job I do not take lightly and something I enjoy doing so much. I’m looking forward to all my weddings this year and next year. I love getting to meet new families and see their unique love. It’s something that never gets old.

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If you are recently engaged and planning a Virginia wedding contact me for more information on wedding photography packages and open dates for 2015 and 2016.

Elizabeth Seidel, Virginia wedding photographer,  located in Lynchburg, VA serving the greater Virginia area including Hampton Roads, Richmond and Roanoke.

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I had a beautiful engagement session with Victoria and Christian a couple weeks ago. It’s so awesome to be able to do engagement photos with your wedding photographer, because it helps everyone reach a certain comfort zone. Honestly, I laughed so hard and they were so much fun to be around. It gave me a new sense of understanding how they are together (which is amazing), as well as who they are as people. We got together at West Manor Estate for the beginning of their session and ended up in Downtown Lynchburg. We ran into some of their friends and we had quite a photobomber experience downtown (sorry I don’t have pictures of that because I was trying to escort him out of the frame). They are going to be married this summer and I could not be happier for the two of them. The pictures so perfectly display their love and how much they make each other happy.

If you’d like to see other lynchburg wedding engagement photography, click here. I am loving all my engagement sessions and I am so excited to kick off Sterling Life Photography’s wedding season this Friday in Virginia Beach!

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If you are recently engaged and planning a Virginia wedding contact me for more information on wedding photography packages and open dates for 2015 and 2016.

Elizabeth Seidel, Virginia wedding photographer,  located in Lynchburg, VA serving the greater Virginia area including Hampton Roads, Richmond and Roanoke.

When I first got an inquiry from Sarah about photography, she had mentioned she recently relocated to Lynchburg from Charlotte. Well, you know I had to ask and hope that they were Panthers fans… and they are! Being married to one of the most dedicated Carolina Panther fans out there, I knew this was going to be the beginning of a great relationship! Things I learned about Sarah and Brian during their session is that Brian loved making her laugh and smile. They are incredible people, very warm and easy going.  We went to a few locations downtown and ended the evening at Point of Honor. It was a slightly overcast that day and the sun managed to sneak through the clouds just in time for some beautiful back light. I cannot wait to be a part of their wedding and watch them tie the knot in October at West Manor Estates!

If you are looking for a Virginia wedding photographer you can view more pictures on my gallery page.  Don’t forget to like Sterling Life Photo on facebook to keep up on the latest news from me.

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If you are recently engaged and planning a Virginia wedding contact me for more information on wedding photography packages and open dates for 2015 and 2016.

Elizabeth Seidel, Virginia wedding photographer,  located in Lynchburg, VA serving the greater Virginia area including Hampton Roads, Richmond and Roanoke.

Originally I had a beautiful maternity session scheduled for Henley’s parents, but baby girl had some other plans and came a little early. This ended up working out perfect because it meant I got to see her sweet face and spend a Saturday morning with her mom, dad, doggies and her! She was as sweet as could be. A long and tiny thing. The love joy she has clearly brought to so many people was obvious. Who doesn’t love a new baby? She already loves country music and her parents already new that, so that’s what was playing to help calm her down. She is just as beautiful as her mommy. When I look at the photos, I realize even more how a new baby can bring a new sense of gratitude for your spouse. The connection between all three of them was amazing. Thank you to Melissa and Chris for allowing me into their home to capture these fleeting moments. Just look at these few highlight photos… Is it love or what? Just look at that smile on her sweet face in the first set of photos. Welcome to the world sweet girl!

If you have your own bundle of joy on the way and you’d like to set up an in home newborn session, please feel free to contact me at info@sterlinglifephoto.com. I would love to photograph your family in your own, real, environment. You can view more of my work by clicking here.

 

 

 

It’s hard to keep this to 5, but I think this sums up why I love photographing weddings so much. I remember as a 9 or 10 year old girl playing “Perfect Wedding” with my friends. Do you remember this game?? We used to cut out things from the bride magazines and make our own cards to plan our perfect weddings. I always loved looking through those magazines, and as I grew up, I enjoyed looking at wedding photographs. That is where the real story lies, in the photographs. Images that will be around for years to come. Moments that will held so close to a couples heart. So, here they are, my top 5 reasons I love being a wedding photographer.

1. I love the moments a wedding offers.

Not only do I love that wedding days are full of pure happiness and joy because two people are getting married, but it’s the moments in between that really get me. The joy on a mother’s face as her son walks down the aisle. A son in law helping his new father with his tie. The kiss a father gives his daughter as he gives her away. The moment when a bride first puts her dress on and sees herself in the mirror… these are all part of the big day, and I love being there to photograph it.

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2. I like what comes off my camera.

True. I love getting home from a wedding, completely drained from a long day of shooting and sitting down at my computer to upload photos. I sit and watch them upload just looking through them and enjoying the day all over again. I get to go through and pick some of my absolute favorites to share right away and that is an awesome feeling. Just knowing that I will be able to show the photos to the couple again is amazing.

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3. I never had a “wedding”

Surprised?! It’s true. Will and I got married downtown at the courthouse. It was perfect for us, it was just what we needed at the time. We say maybe down the road will we have a vow renewal with all the fun wedding things, but we will see. I think the fact that I never had a dress, bouquet, never got to pick out a venue attributes to how much joy I feel being a part of weddings. I’ve never met a wedding I didn’t love. I feel like being there to witness all that pure happiness allows me to live something I never got a chance to… and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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4. I get to work with amazing people

Seriously, the people I have met on my journey of being a wedding photographer have been amazing. I’ve been able to work with the most fabulous couples, their families. I’ve cried with moms at the end of the night. I’ve worked with amazing second shooters that offer new perspective. I’ve met fabulous caterers and DJs.

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5. Every wedding is different, new, and awesome.
Isn’t that what is so awesome about weddings? No two are the same. Even at the same venue, each wedding offers it’s own unique style, a new first dance song, a new love, a new story.

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So there you have it! I love weddings!! If you or someone you know is recently engaged, I would love to chat!

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If you are recently engaged and planning a Virginia wedding contact me for more information on wedding photography packages and open dates for 2015 and 2016.

Elizabeth Seidel, Virginia wedding photographer,  located in Lynchburg, VA serving the greater Virginia area including Hampton Roads, Richmond and Roanoke.