Creative Couple Hampton


Warm shots on a cold day


On a ridiculously cold day in February I photographed this young couple.


One thing I love about my job is getting to meet and work with new people every week. I always have a good time doing creative couple sessions but some sessions are even more fun than others.


We chatted and laughed as they snuggled up to each other all while we made lovely images.


I used a lot of lens flare and back light in this shoot to make it seem a little warmer.


The sun was definitely a costar in these images.


These were shot in three locations in the Hampton Air and Space museum area.


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Introducing Creative Date Night


I have had the idea of a creative date night session in my head for a long time and now it is a reality. Our Creative date night includes a photography session where we collaborate to make some fun, dramatic, personal, photographs of the two of you.

Included is a video I am calling “The Story of Us” where I interview each one of you separately  for about 5 minutes about how you fell in love. After I edit the two stories together  I send you the video to be enjoyed by just the two of you or to be shared with your friends and family.    You can see an example below.

The last part is an exchange of hand written love letters. Don’t worry , if you haven’t written a love letter in a while, I  have a wonderful framework to help you put the love in the letters.



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Highlights Creative Couple Sessions

Highlights from some of our Creative Couple sessions.

We have so much fun shooting our creative couple engagement sessions.  Here are some examples from all over Hampton Roads.

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Wedding Highlights from the Williamsburg Golf Club


Wedding Highlights from the Williamsburg Golf Club

Wedding Highlights from the Williamsburg Golf Club


Good dog!

This Wedding was so stress free. I have never been to a wedding that was so relaxed. The best part was that everything went smoothly.


Looks like a cover shot to me


I am always trying to define my personal photographic style more fully and this venue is a perfect location to use light in many different ways.





The groom’s first look is one of my favorite parts of wedding coverage. This one may be my all time favorite.


Mother of the Bride


Amazing venue for reception


Some day


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Engagement session including the dog at Waller mill park in Williamsburg



This shoot was a lot of fun but I think the dog had the most. Waller mill park in Williamsburg is a small but usable park to shoot engagement portraits. IMG_4654









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K and J destination wedding engagement session

K and J were an ideal couple for my creative couple engagement session.

destination wedding in Jamaica

destination wedding in Jamaica

They had a 2 different ideas of what they wanted from our photo shoot and we collaborated to make something great. They wanted to shoot on the campus of Regent University in Virginia beach which is an awesome location for portrait photography.

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Creative Couple in Va Beach

IMG_0073I love to shoot at the beach whenever I can. I had a great time with this charming  young couple. We got some fun shots with a dramatic sunset in the background.

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New associate training and practice session

IMG_0758We had the pleasure of photographing Caitlin and Chad for my first Creative Couple associate training and practice session. The new Ken Thompson Photography associates were learning my process for a Creative Couple shoot and we were focusing on bringing out the personality and uniqueness of our couple. We started at Mill point Park in Hampton. Chad and Caitlin were open to all of our ideas and collaborated in the creative process. We ended the night with a photograph that I have had in my head for a long time and I was very happy to see it come out just the way I had envisioned it.

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Family Portraits at the Mariner’s Mueseum park

I met up with Jon and his lovely family around sunset at Mariner’s Museum Park for some Family Portraits.  We had a lot of fun shooting these. Here are some of my favorites.


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They eloped in Williamsburg!

IMG_6945I had the privilege of documenting Chelsee and Aaron’s Elopement! I recommended a gorgeous garden in Williamsburg and they loved it. The ceremony took about 5 minutes and the rest of the time was spent in a creative couple shoot. Here are some of my favorites.

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