Chrysler Museum of Art Engagement | Barb & Dan

January 3, 2019


Chrysler Museum of Art

Norfolk’s Chrysler Museum of Art provided a captivating background for Barb and Dan’s engagement photos. And the perfect venue to capture the couple’s love of knowledge and adventure.

When Barb comes home from a draining 28 hour shift at the hospital, Dan lifts her spirits. Her heart grows lighter. Her soul finds its peace. Dan is “supportive in a way that I did not know existed.” Whether flowers “just because” or a sandwich when she gets home from work, Dan does the “smaller things” that show he is her partner for life.

Dancing in the Living Room

The couple’s engagement photos at the Chrysler Museum of Art reflect their casual, fun loving spirit. They love to dance in their living room with their dog Winston. They’ve traveled coast to coast hiking mountaintops together. Ready for adventure, and always laughing, together they’ve “discovered new places and new passions.” They also share strong family values, a military background, and so many other things in common.

MATCH Made in Internet-Algorithm-Land

Initially embarrassed to admit they met online, Barb now jokes that the physician and the engineer were a perfect “MATCH made in internet-algorithm land.” Worried about her busy schedule as a doctor, and how she would ever find time to have a social life, Barb created her Match.com profile. Then went on one date with a handsome naval officer. The rest of the story is still being written.

The Perfect Spot at the Perfect Time

Over Thanksgiving 2017, Barb and Dan took a trip to Asheville, North Carolina for some hiking. They spent a beautiful day at The Biltmore Estate. While walking the grounds, they found themselves in an open field. With distant hills and surrounded by tall luscious trees, Dan chose the right time and the right place to propose. The perfect spot at the perfect time.

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I see the beauty in imperfect things. As a Christ-follower, faith is central to my life, work, and connections. I am fueled by joy, known for my bubbly and sunny disposition, and always with a warm hug. Imperfect beauty inspires my love for all things vintage, abstract art, and real love stories. I love moments full of grit and emotion; life off the beaten path; stunning views along the shore; and the juxtaposition of New York grunge and laid back Cali-vibe. 

As a mother of two, I am very familiar with how quickly life’s most important moments fly by too quickly. I will calmly and seamlessly guide you through frames that will endure. I strive to capture your memories with one-of-a-kind images full of meaning. I cannot wait to connect with you! 

I bring all of these elements to my time with my couples. With over a decade of experience in the industry, I know how to gently guide you through poses that are natural and beautiful. The transition into this sentence doesn’t make sense. Throughout your day, you will feel the love from those there to celebrate
 you two. 
When I’m not photographing weddings, I enjoy long walks in the neighborhood with my husband, my kiddos Tuxie and Sunny, and my labradoodle Hokie.. Also, I am a huge dog-lover! I’m pretty sure heaven is full of dogs. I can’t wait to connect with you, and yes, your pup is always welcome here! 


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Chrysler Museum of Art Engagement | Barb & Dan

Chrysler Museum of Art Engagement | Barb & Dan

Chrysler Museum of Art Engagement | Barb & Dan

Chrysler Museum of Art Engagement | Barb & Dan

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