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Norfolk Engagement Photographer | Dakota and Evelyn

They first met in an art class in college…they were dating other people at the time and didn’t hit it off until a year later when their paths crossed again. But that second time they connected right away…they share a love for the arts…she’s a writer, and he enjoys photography. With their history in fine arts they both have an eye for beauty so their pictures are important to them as a couple which just makes me love them even more! They live in an adorable eclectic apartment in Norfolk that has gorgeous views of the city…

Dakota surprised Evelyn by asking her to marry him at the Pagoda there which is a 5 minute walk from their apartment, so we started in the apartment and then made our way to the spot where he proposed. After that we hopped on the Ferry for some beautiful sunset portraits….shooting on a boat was a new kind of challenge! Because you are constantly moving, the light is constantly changing…but I just love how these turned out! We finished the evening on the rooftop of their apartment…the city lights were breathtaking and it was the perfect way to end the night…

Dakota and Evelyn, thank you so much for letting me be a part of this special time in your lives! I loved getting to capture your love + relationship and I can’t wait for your wedding day!

I hope you enjoy my favorites from their session! Happy Wednesday!

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  1. Melissa

    April 23rd, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Oh my gosh that apartment looks PERFECT! I love this session! Especially the ones on the boat! BREATHTAKING!

  2. Lauren Swann

    April 23rd, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    I absolutely love this session!!! The whole thing is breathtaking!!

  3. Kathryn Grace

    April 23rd, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    Lovely! Do you know where she got her pink dress? Love it!

  4. Leslie Wright

    April 23rd, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    What wonderful memories they are starting out with. Wish you only the best. Love Aunt Leslie

  5. Grace

    April 23rd, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    These are beautiful! Hope you both are doing well!

  6. Lauren Hooker

    April 23rd, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    Wow! You have such a gift, Annamarie. I love that each session you photograph is so unique to the couple. All of these photos are gorgeous, friend!

  7. Evelyn

    April 24th, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Kathryn, the dress is from bcbgeneration!

  8. Allison

    May 4th, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    That series on the dock!! Oh, be still my heart! Gorgeous!

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A glimpse into my daily life in Richmond, VA (and travels beyond) with my husband Ryan, our disobedient puppy Lexie, and the work, style and attempts at minimalism in between.