virginia beach engagement

Back Bay Engagement Session || Brandon & Rachel's Virginia Beach Engagement Photos

Guys! I am so excited to be sharing Brandon & Rachel’s engagement session from Back Bay Wildlife Refuge! I sat down to edit a few sneak peeks and couldn’t even help myself- I ended up editing their entire session and cannot even choose a few favorites for social media! And we all know, I’m obsessed with beautiful weather, the sunshine, an amazing couple, and the beach, so this is was basically my dream!

I can’t even believe I’m admitting this, but I never once went to Back Bay the entire time I lived in the Hampton Roads area! It’s SO beautiful there, I am totally kicking myself for not making it a priority to explore and do more out there! But, that’s okay, because weekend visits and engagement sessions there can still happen!

I cannot wait for Brandon & Rachel’s wedding at Delfosse Winery in Central Virginia next June! It’s going to be here before we know it!!

Lynchburg Wedding Photographer || Engagement Photos in Virginia

Ashley Eiban is a Wedding & Portrait Photographer based in Central Virginia. Serving Lynchburg, Hampton Roads, Charlottesville, Roanoke, Danville, and surrounding areas. Available for travel world-wide. Ashley is passionate about getting to know her couples on a personal basis, to ensure a stress-free wedding day environment.

Ashley is currently booking a limited number of weddings and portrait sessions for 2019. Contact her today for more information!

Virginia Beach Engagement Session || Sam & Larissa's Back Bay Engagement

I can't believe how gorgeous these end of August evenings have been lately! We should all know by now, I loooooove summer time. The pool days, the sunshine, ice cream, waking up late. But, there's something about the end of the season where the humidity leaves the air, and things cool down just a little bit.  We had this perfect evening for Sam & Larissa's engagement session! There were even a few times where I felt a little chilly down by the ocean front! 

Sam & Larissa had such a great idea to do their session at the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge.   Even after growing up in the Virginia Beach area, I had never actually visited the Back Bay refuge. I loved it here! It's in a remote, tucked away area, the views are gorgeous, and you can actually see the ocean and the bay at the same time.  We had such a blast exploring and taking in the beautiful scenes! It really was the perfect spot for their engagement session! Sam & Larissa are getting married next year at the Wintergreen Resort and I cannot wait!! 

Ashley Eiban is a wedding and portrait photographer based in Central Virginia. Serving Virginia Beach, Hampton Roads, Lynchburg, Charlottesville, Farmville, Richmond, Roanoke, and surrounding areas. Currently booking a limited number of weddings and portrait sessions for 2017 and 2018.  Available for travel world-wide.  

Ashley is passionate about capturing moments as they authentically happen to ensure a successful session that gives you time to enjoy each other and savor the wedding day moments.  Contact me today for additional information! 

Macklin & Shannon Engagement || Central VA Photographer

How do I get so lucky?! I seriously get to meet the most amazing couples- and it's my job to hang out with them! I was seriously giddy meeting and getting to know Macklin & Shannon this weekend! They met me out at Boonsboro Country Club after Mike & Emilee's wedding. They were so laid back- with the wedding up in the air due to the weather, we had to move their engagement session date and time and play it by ear.  SO thankful they were so flexible with me in this crazy weekend! ;) 

They are such a cute couple- and they brought their cute puppies for some photos! Love having family pets involved! They are seriously part of the family!! They recently moved out to the Bedford and Central Virginia area for work, and are having their wedding at The Craddock Terry Hotel in Lynchburg, Virginia this October! So excited for their wedding! She's going to make such a gorgeous bride!! 


Ashley Eiban is a Wedding & Portrait Photographer, based in Central Virginia. Serving Lynchburg, Charlottesville, Richmond, Hampton Roads, Northern Virginia and surrounding areas.  Also available for travel world-wide.  Currently offering complimentary engagement sessions! Contact us today for more information! 

Our Anniversary!

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Well, I'm a few days late in posting this- but I think I have a good excuse...right? haha! I had every intention of writing this while we were on vacation, but I just never seemed to have the urge to pull my computer out and start writing! Strange... huh?!  While I do really love unplugging for a while- and enjoying time with my family- relaxing on the beach (duh!!) I love blogging and connecting too! I am going to really be working on blogging more of our personal lives and stories with you. Heaven knows there's plenty of Emmie stories to go around! 

Anyways... back on topic here! This past Sunday, July 12th, Michael and I celebrated our 7 year anniversary! I know, I can't really believe it either! We really were such babies at the time!! It's crazy to see how much has changed since then, but then again, there's a lot that hasn't changed too! 

Lynchburg Wedding Photographer
Lynchburg Wedding Photographer
Lynchburg Wedding Photographer

Planning our own wedding was when I really started to be passionate about weddings and wanted to start photographing them! I planned our own wedding on a super budget, and did so many things DIY- before it was really cool to have a DIY wedding!  I learned A LOT about wedding planning, and there's honestly not a lot I would change about our big day! I would say my biggest regret from my wedding day is not having a first look. I was SUPER nervous (all those people watching me all day! yikes!!) and I know that having a first look would have made me more excited instead! I walked down the aisle trying so hard not to cry that I ended up looking pissed off- and that is not very bridal! haha 

We got married in Virginia Beach, VA- where both of our parents live! I loooooved my wedding dress- and still do! And love the bright summery colors with our outdoor wedding.  And yes! I can't believe we got married outside... in July! But, I truthfully don't remember it being too hot- just a really fun day!! 

Lynchburg Virginia Wedding Photographer
Lynchburg VA Wedding Photographer
Lynchburg VA Wedding Photographer
Lynchburg VA Wedding Photographer
Lynchburg Wedding Photographer

All wedding photos were taken by Scott Hayne Photography at Founders Inn and Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. 


Happy Anniversary Babe! I'm so glad to have you standing by my side. You are constantly encouraging, teaching, and strengthening me to be a better person.  You are the best Husband and Dad I could have ever imagined! Thank you for supporting me and my dreams!