Lauren and Sean | A wedding at the Baja Sandbridge, Virginia Beach Wedding

September 19, 2014


When I arrived at the Baja to meet Lauren, I knew she was going to look amazing!  She’s gorgeous (inside and out) but I had no idea just how breath taking gorgeous she was going to be!  She was beaming inside and out!  I’ve never met a bride that was as calm and collected either.  She and Claire were just spending time together as if it was just any other special day that the two of them had to themselves!  Lauren was just getting extra pampered!

I met Lauren through a mutual friend of ours (Elizabeth Friske… of Elizabeth Friske Photography) when we were both bridesmaids in her wedding!  Lauren and I became really fast friends and I’ve been extremely blessed to have the two of those girls in my lives this year.  I was extremely honored and blessed when she asked me to photograph the wedding!

Lauren and Sean are amazing together!  They are each other’s perfect fit and other half…exactly!  Since I’ve met them and spent many nights eating fish taco’s or just hanging with them going over wedding details at their house… I’ve seen them move around each other in a way that is indescribable!  They are just plain FUN and fun loving.  They have a passion for each other that is unparalleled.  The more time you spend with them, the more you fall in love with their infectious personalities and their  infectious love!

Lauren and Sean are both huge beach people!  They live and breath the salty ocean air!  It runs through their veins and I swear it’s part of the life force that keeps them going.  It runs in their hearts.  Maybe that’s what help to connect these two?!  It was never a question for them where to have their wedding.  They always knew it would be the Baja in Sandbridge!  It’s a beautiful local venue (small, sweet, fun and loving).  It has all the makings of the best time and leaving you feeling like every person you meet there is now part of your family!  It’s also across the street from the beach and the wind carries over that ocean breeze!  All in all, it’s the perfect setting for Lauren and Sean!

They chose to do their first look on the beach in between the dunes at Little Island (just a stones throw away from the venue).  We had a blast, the four of us (bridal party included) with these pictures as you will absolutely see!  The day was a bit windy but that didn’t stop us from running around on the sand and watching the few surfers in the ocean waves.  We even had a very special visit from some guys down the street in a very special truck!

Enjoy this amazing wedding filled with fun and love and laughter!  Lauren and Sean, I am beyond honored and thankful to be a part of such a beautiful day!  I am so thankful that you both have become such a big part of my life!  I couldn’t be happier for the two of you!!!

Palette of Petals worked on Lauren’s Sunflower bouquet and Floral head piece!  Aren’t they amazing?!!!

Just before putting on her dress, I caught Lauren sneaking peeks of the ceremony set up!  Her condo was a stones throw away and we could see the arc from her balcony!

Best Bridal Party EVER!

Probably my most favorite picture of a bride and her “best maid”!  This is the real Lauren and Claire!  They are always pulling faces like this… and I happen to love it!

We hustled over to get some Fire Truck Pics (coming soon… check back on Monday!) and then off to celebrate with everyone at the ceremony!

MARRIED!!!!!!  (And the best send off… beach balls!  How perfect!)

We stole just a few moments of married bliss!

Lauren and Sean LOVE their Nixon watches!  It’s their “thing” so we definitely had to capture their brand new wedding ones!  To them… these are almost just important a symbol for this day as their wedding rings!

 Time for first dances!!!

Lauren’s Father-Daughter dance was a little different!  They started out slow…. then BAM broke it down!  The whole room went crazy and ate it up!

The rest of the night was a blur of dancing, great music and loud beautiful laughter!  It was perfection and the party was perfect!


Ceremony & Reception hosted by:  The Baja, Sandbridge

Florists:  Palette of Petals

Dress:  Ava Clara

Bridesmaid Dress:  MinkPink 

Groom and Groomsmen Attire:  Billabong Shirt and Billabong Board shorts

Watches:  Nixon

Wedding Coordinator & Designer:  Elizabeth Friske

Hair & Make-up:  Behind the Veil Studios

Live Band:  Borderline Crazy

Cake:  Incredible Edibles

Super huge THANK YOU to my second shooters:  Victoria Naughton and Emily Pack for all their hard work and amazing shooting!  You girls rocked it out, worked hard and were incredibly fun!

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