March 23, 2015



Last fall I was contacted by the lovely and talented Lil Acosta, the Wedding and Events Manager from the Hermitage Museum.  Over a series of many phone calls we discussed creating a bridal portrait session that would be both modern, elegant and fashion inspired.  These images would be used for their new marketing campaign of the Hermitage Museum as well as showcase the Bruce Munro light installation that was commissioned for a one time only event that wrapped up in the beginning of January 2015.

My heart was bursting with excitement.

We were inspired to create a bold new look for this bridal portrait session and loved the look and feel of the golden branches to use instead of a traditional floral bouquet.  This paired beautifully with a Hailey Page wedding gown from Pure English Couture Bridal, the embellished gown was soft and and romantic.  You can’t help but feel beautiful in this gown and our bride to be loved wearing her wedding dress!

The classic architecture of the Hermitage Museum is just so beautiful…

Our bride to be, Elyse looked positively elegant with the lace tiered cathedral veil from Pure English Couture Bridal.

The lush gardens and greenery of the Hermitage Museum are such a lovely backdrop for weddings and bridal portraits.

We loved creating a second bridal look with Jenna and another amazing Hailey Page wedding gown from Pure English Couture Bridal.  The lush and cascading wedding bouquet was absolute beautifully and created by yours truly!  Our brides looked positively radiant and a special thank you to our glam team, Brittney Moses and Elizabeth Alfier, Behind The Veil Salon.  We took advantage of the gorgeous sunlight and loved strolling the grounds of the Hermitage Museum to capture these photos. 

Venue: Hermitage Museum & Gardens, Norfolk Virginia

Models: Elyse Sierra, Jenna Thatcher

Makeup Artists: Brittany Marshall, Elizabeth Alfier

Stylist: Elizabeth Alfier, Behind The Veil Salon

Wardrobe & Accessories: Pure English Couture Bridal

Photography: Marie Violet Photography


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Adores long weekends with the family poolside, dog lover, and famous Mojito maker. Barefoot gardener, skincare junkie.

As a wedding photographer with over a decade of experience, I love to create beautiful, timeless imagery that captures all the emotions and feelings of the day. From the joyful to the sentimental, and the spontaneous once-in-a-lifetime moments that happen. I pour my heart and soul into each couple to ensure their wedding day is everything they dreamed and more.

I'm originally from Southeastern Canada and have settled in Virginia with my hsuband and three children. When I'm not behind the camera, you will happily find me in my garden or hosting an intimate dinner party. My friends will tell you I make the best mojito. And I've fallen in love with the art of sourdough. I'm a Libra-a hopeless romantic, and I believe that family is everything. And I will always think that retiring to Tuscany, Italy, and restoring an old villa in the countryside is a good idea.

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