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Hi I'm Diana, a wedding and portrait photographer serving the Hampton Roads area and Virginia.  I am a mom of two kiddos, who loves to make to-do lists, watch You-Tube videos, and enjoys the outdoors. Sip some coffee and enjoy the lastest weddings and sessions here.

Lion-Themed Nursery | Leland’s Nursery

We are still waiting on our little boy! (He is a few days late, right now). So, I figured I would go ahead and share some pictures of Leland’s nursery! When we had Kylie, we decided on an elephant-themed nursery. Elephants are cute, strong, wise, and support their friends (herd) in times of need. And…

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Intimate Ft. Monroe Wedding | Wedding

It was a surprise! This bride and groom didn’t even know I was coming! Their family contacted me and since I wasn’t in labor yet, I came out of maternity leave to make this a memorable day!Missy and Bob’s sweet family are dear clients of mine and I have photographed them several times so I…

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Big Changes | Personal

I finished my teaching career last week (read more about it here!). And well with teaching over, and Leland (read about his name here) soon to arrive, we are adding one (well actually two) new changes this year! The first big change is that I will be staying home with the kids!! For the first…

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Our Son’s Name | Personal

When we had our daughter we publicly shared her name, as soon as we knew she was a girl! We had Kylie’s name picked out for years. We knew if we had a girl, her name would be Kylie Marie Gordon. We liked the name Kylie and Marie is now a 4th generational middle name….

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Teaching K4 | Personal

Last week, I finished my last week of teaching. These past several months I have been teaching K4 at Calvary Classical School in Hampton, VA. I haven’t shared to much about  my teaching experience. During the Fall, we were so busy with weddings and family sessions that I never thought about sharing about it.  This…

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Spring Mini-Sessions Dates

Get excited!!! Spring is around the corner, which means spring family mini-sessions!!!! Woohoo!! I am so over this cold weather and I am ready for the warm weather, flowers blooming, and sweet smiles! Due to pending arrival of our son, I will only be taking a  limited about of family sessions in May and I…

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Vogt Family | Family Portraits

There is nothing better than being surround by your family! It is also the perfect time to schedule family portraits! I come from a big extended family and I only have one grandmother left, so I know that it is very important to capture all the different seasons of a multi-generational growing family, just like…

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Wedding Albums | Ask Anything

Should I order a wedding album? Or is a wedding album worth it? Questions that are on every bride’s mind. As a bride, photographer, and a mom my answer is YES!!! You want an album that is going to stay the test of time. A quality album that you can show your kids and grandkids….

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Life Update | Personal

  If you have been following my blog for awhile, than you know it has been a little bit quiet lately!! We had a fantastic Fall season full of weddings, meeting new #dgcouples and photographing families. But than the winter hit……cue dramatic music here! This winter has been rough on us.  From the middle of…

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Elopement | Magnolia House | Hampton, Virginia

I did something different… I shot my FIRST elopement! I thought I was finished with my wedding season until the Spring, but I was able to be a part of an elopement at the Magnolia House in Hampton, Virginia! It was such a special ceremony watching just a bride and groom share their marriage vows…

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