As 2019 comes to an end and 2020 begins, it is time for us here at Epic Beard Photography a Virginia Beach Photographer to share how great 2019 was for us. Our 2019 started out strong and with a minor setback. We started the year out with the Uniquely Yours Bridal Show at the Norfolk Scope on January 13th. The minor setback was that I had to get a major knee surgery that kept me down for 8 weeks, but it didn’t stop me from doing what we do in photography. This was just the tip of the iceberg and it didn’t hold us back in any means in fact it launched us into many great opportunities throughout the year. We photographed engagements and weddings, college sports, concerts, commercial, and portraits.
The Uniquely Yours Bridal Show was a huge success for us. We photographed so many beautiful couples this year, and I feel truly honored and thankful that they entrusted us to photograph their special day for them. The Uniquely Yours Bridal Show, showed the Hampton Roads area that Epic Beard Photography is here, we are a Veteran Owned Virginia Beach Photographer specializing in capturing your moments and making them Genuine, Bold, and of course Epic! We are looking forward to the 2020 Uniquely Yours Bridal Show and can’t wait to meet all the new couples. Also Uniquely Yours Bridal Show helped us with networking with several vendors, from venues, to florist, wedding coordinators, and DJ’s. One vendor in particular that we have partnered with is Complete Weddings and Events.
Photographing College Sports is the next step before photographing pro sports. No matter the Division level of the school they are still a college and we got to photograph one here in Newport News. They are the Apprentice School they are a Division III school in the Metro Athletic Conference. We got to photograph a wrestling match, basketball games and a few football games for them. Another fun and exciting sporting event we got to photograph was for ProCamp. ProCamp reached out to us to photograph LeGarrette Blount’s ProCamp that was held at Naval Station Norfolk in July. Besides photographing the interaction the kids had with LeGarrette Blount, I got to hang out and be his personal photographer for 2 days.
The biggest event in 2019 that we got to photograph was the Patriotic Festival. One of the biggest wishes on my bucket list was to photograph a concert with a major headliner. Well I can definitely mark that off the list. Old Dominion won the Vocal Group of the Year award at the CMA’s. Along with Luke Combs who won Male Vocalist of the Year and Song of the Year, and Kane Brown who won Artist of the Year at 2019 CMT awards. Getting to meet these performers and the access I had was such an amazing experience that words can’t explain the excitement and energy I had that weekend. A few other concerts I photographed were the Mosquito Cabaret’s Album release show at the NORVA in Norfolk Virginia. They are a local band here in Hampton Roads that you just need to check out; their sound is unique and memorable. Big thanks goes out to Shoreline Music Valet for inviting us out to photograph their One Night, One Stage show with the Mark Dunn Band, Anthony Rosano & The Conqueroos, and Jason Cale Band at Elevation27 here in Virginia Beach. There were 3 bands to raise toys for Toys for Tots. And last but definitely not lease in any means I always love when I get to go and photograph my good friends Rachel and the JellyCats, you just need to hear them!
Rounding out 2019 we photographed several commercial events. One memorable event was for LifeNet when an organ donor’s mother got to meet the recipient for the first time. It was so touching when they saw each other, the room was so quiet. No words can explain when a tragic moment for one is so impactful and life saving for another. You just have to be there to feel the emotions that are all around. Our next commercial event that we had a blast photographing was a Beard and Stash competition to help raise money for the Vets House here in Virginia Beach. Lastly one of our other favorite commercial photography events was when Brick Anchor Brew House came to use and asked if we could do a stylized vintage pinup themed wedding for them to use for advertising. Of course we knocked it out of the park for them just like we do for all our customers.
As 2019 has come to an end stay tuned for 2020. We have 15 weddings scheduled already this year. Plans are in place to do more concerts and we are so excited to photograph the Patriotic Festival again this year. We have more sporting events on the schedule with plans to step up to the next level. We can’t wait for 2020 because we have big things in the works so subscribe, hit the like button and follow us.