When I first started my photography journey, I never could have predicted where it would take me. I fell in love with capturing the joy and emotions of weddings, and for the past few years, it has been my main focus. There is something magical about being a part of someone's special day and immortalizing it in photos. However, as I continue to grow and evolve as a photographer, I have realized that I am being pulled in a different direction. I have always been passionate about music, and combining that with photography is a dream come true for me. Being able to capture the energy and emotion of a live performance is an incredible experience, and I am grateful for the opportunities I have had to do so.

In addition to live music, I have also found a passion for high school senior photography. It is a pivotal moment in a young adult's life, and being able to document that transition is an honor. The excitement, confidence, and potential of these seniors is contagious, and I find joy in being able to capture their unique personalities in photos. It's a chance for them to express themselves and have fun while creating lasting memories.

While I may be stepping back from shooting weddings as much as I used to, I am not limiting myself to just live music and senior photography. I still love capturing the love and connection between couples, the bond of families, and the beauty of maternity. By expanding my focus, I hope to continue to grow and challenge myself as a photographer. Each genre offers its own set of challenges and opportunities for creativity.

At the heart of it all, my goal as a photographer is to capture the special moments that make up our lives. Whether it's the first dance at a wedding, the raw energy of a concert, the milestone of graduating high school, or the anticipation of welcoming a new life, I want to preserve these memories for my clients to look back on and cherish for years to come. Photography is more than just taking a picture; it's about capturing a feeling, a moment in time, and preserving it forever. And I am grateful to have found my passion in doing just that.


"There’s no such thing as a perfect image
– only a perfect moment."

—- Joe Buissink

Virginia / North Carolina Portrait and Music Photographer serving all of the Hampton Roads area
Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Newport News, Hampton, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Williamsburg as well as Pasquotank County, Camden County, Elizabeth City, the Outer Banks and beyond.