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Jadyn and Kenyatee

So the world of wedding isn’t all that new to me. I’ve been the second shooter for quite a few weddings in the last year or so. I never really had the intention of becoming a wedding photographer but when Jadyn and Kenyatee asked me if I would consider being their wedding photographer, I couldn’t say no!

A    little    bit    of    history…

I’ve known Jadyn and her family for years. Jadyn was on a competitive dance team with my oldest daughter when they were just ten years old! I didn’t meet Kenyatee until I did a newborn session for their baby girl. Jadyn and Kenyatee seem like total opposites. She is bubbly, outgoing and full of personality. He is a hard nut to crack. Quiet and still, I can tell he is her strength. I always say opposites attract! They remind me so much of my husband and myself!

Onto   the   Session :  Jadyn   and   Kenyatee

We chose to hold their engagement session at Yorktown Beach. It gave us a woodsy area to reflect Kenyatee and a beachy area to represent Jadyn’s style. It really is a gem of a location!

Knowing that he is shy and she feared seeming awkward, I decided to leave some room for “warming up”. The first question I asked was, “Jadyn is pretty high maintenance, isn’t she?”

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She said, “Who, ME!?” Then she said, “yeah… I am!” THAT got him to loosen up a little bit. Success!

We talked a little it about the wedding and their honeymoon…

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Jadyn & Kenyatee williamsburg va engagement photographer jessica barrett photography

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After shooting in the little village area, we set off to explore!

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Does this ring make me look engaged!?

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One of my favorite outtakes of Jadyn and Kenyatee. Every time I got them settled into a pose, the wind would kick up. This tree would blow all over the place.

**Full embarrassment disclosure**

This is the point where I stepped in a sizable amount of (fresh) dog waste. I was in sandals and had poo all over my sandal and my foot. It was awful. Peeps- PELASE clean up after your pet, pretty please.

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Every time I get them settled into a pose, the wind would kick up & this tree would blow all over the place!

Jadyn & Kenyatee williamsburg va engagement photographer jessica barrett photography

Jadyn & Kenyatee williamsburg va engagement photographer jessica barrett photography

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Next we ventured over to the beach, my personal favorite.

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Now that these crazy kids were a little more comfortable in front of my camera… we got to play around a little more!

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At this point Kenyatee was in his element and went a little GQ on me! (totally glad I caught this moment!)

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WOAH! Right?

The bride and groom stepped into the gazebo and did a few dance moves. Could this be a preview of their first dance?

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Of course no beach session would be complete with out sunset images. Jadyn & Kenyatee are going somewhere tropical for their honeymoon. I am sure those sunsets will be far more spectacular than what we see here in Williamsburg, Va!

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A little Shout Out to Jenna:

Jadyn’s friend Jenna was  visiting from South Carolina & came along. I am not sure if she realized she would become bag holder, stray hair monitor & mirror holder. She also ends dup holding my camera when climbing off the boulders. If she moves back to Williamsburg, she’s totally hired as my assistant.

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This cute couple’s wedding isn’t until August. I will see you then!

I can’t wait to watch their special day through my lens and then share it with all of you.

xo- Jessica

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  • June 1, 2017 - 12:38 am

    Katerina - It looks like this couple had a great time working with you as their engagement photographer! I bet you’ll be working with them even during their first newborn!ReplyCancel

  • June 1, 2017 - 12:41 am

    Kat - Was this engagement in Williamsburg, Va? I’ve been looking for an engagement photographer there!ReplyCancel

  • June 5, 2017 - 3:46 pm

    joy - Great Work! The best newborn photographer in Williamsburg, VA is so dynamic <3ReplyCancel

  • June 5, 2017 - 7:08 pm

    Rebecca - You have some amazing locations in Williamsburg, Va! These engagement photos are really cute! I will have to follow your photography on social media!ReplyCancel

  • June 6, 2017 - 4:21 pm

    amanda - WOW! I love the location you chose in Williamsburg, VA for their engagement photo session. You really are the jack of all trades when it comes to photography – newborns, children, family and weddings!ReplyCancel

  • June 8, 2017 - 1:41 am

    Katerina - I love that you can tell they had fun working with you as their photographer during their engagement session in Williamsburg, Va!ReplyCancel

  • June 13, 2017 - 2:25 pm

    Chelsey - Wow these are stunning! I am looking for an engagement photographer in Williamsburg VA I’m contacting you now!ReplyCancel

  • June 13, 2017 - 7:02 pm

    Alex - This engagement session is beautiful! Williamsburg VA looks like a great place for scenery, When I am in the area I will be contacting you to photograph my familyReplyCancel

  • June 14, 2017 - 5:27 pm

    amanda - Such a cute couple. I love how you captured their personalities and love for one another during this engagement photography session. This location in Williamsburg, VA area is so perfect, too!ReplyCancel

  • June 14, 2017 - 5:55 pm

    Catie - LOVE LOVE LOVE the genuine shots you got of these two! I love it so much more than a completely posed session. I hope you continue to be their photographer throughout their lives together and not just for engagements! Williamsburg, VA is lucky to have such a diverse photographer!ReplyCancel

  • June 15, 2017 - 1:41 am

    Katerina - What a sweet Williamsburg VA engagement! It’s easy to see they felt at ease working with you as their photographer.ReplyCancel

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