Newport News Marriott at City Center with Brianna Booth

Thank you for an amazing interview Brianna Booth! We look forward in a successful Madly Modern Bridal Expo on Sunday, January 31, 2016 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm at the Newport News Marriott at City Center on 740 Town Center Drive in Newport News, VA 23606.

Elements come from the Retro With A Twist Photo Shoot! Thanks again #NewportNewsMarriottatCityCenter -and- #MemoriesbyMerePhotography -and- #JaniesBridal -and- #ProTones -and- #PandPVideo -and- #SamanthaForcashMUA 757-528-5204 -and- #TwoRiverEvents -and- with Models: Rachel Granata and Daniel Samuels

Sponsor Spotlight: Sean Holder Photography


Sean Holder is a professional wedding photographer serving Virginia Beach, VA and surrounding area’s. I got my start in weddings training under one of the best and most highly respected wedding photographers in Virginia.  Having had the opportunity to photograph in over 19 countries and throughout the United States has given me wealth of knowledge handling various photography situations.  I am currently a member in good standing with the Professional Photographers of America and The National Associations of Photoshop Professionals.  I a have occasionally been sought-after as a photography expert within the Hampton Roads legal community and called upon as an expert witness in legal matters pertaining to photography in the Virginia Beach Circuit Court; for the past 5 years I have been teaching photography to beginner and amateur photographers.

Sean’s accomplishments include:  He was the Official Photographer for the world premiere movie “Atlantis Down” starring Michael Rooker (JFK, Mississippi Burning, Cliffhanger and the current AMC series The Walking Dead) & Dean Haglund (X-Files).  Directing, editing and producing an Award-Winning Video of a Laparoscopic Hysterectomy performed by Dr. N. Jafri (President of OB/GYN Associates of Hampton Roads) which won the 2010 National Spotlight Award for a major surgical device company; Sean was also the official photographer for India Fest 2010-2013 and Taste of India 2010-2013; Sean’s work has been published in major magazines, newspaper’s and calendars.

“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.” – Imogen Cunningham

Choosing a wedding photographer can be a daunting task.

There are hundreds of wedding photographers to choose from, some are seasoned professionals that charge what they are worth, some just bought a camera with no experience and charge way too much, with price ranges anywhere from free to $400+ per hour, your wedding photography could cost as much as a car, down-payment on house, just as much as your honeymoon or a whole semester at a university.

I don’t feel you have to pay those prices to get amazing images.  Let me work out a wedding package that fits your budget so you can put the remaining money toward your future together.

Describing a style is sometimes more difficult than it seems. There are certainly adjectives that we can use to describe how we see other wedding photographers: sexy, sophisticated, edgy, avant-garde, fashionable. But these are just words, our style is more of a feeling; an experience. When you are being photographed by us – you will feel fun, powerful, lighthearted, stunning, on top of the world. Because that is how we envision our clients. We take the time to get to know you – to learn what will evoke the natural smile, what will cause you to show your sensual side, perhaps even a tear or two, what will allow you to just be you. That is what makes our photos stand out – the experience that allows the inner you to shine.

I have been a photographer for the past 20+ years, traveled to 19 countries, lived in the Philippines for 3 years and have photographed some amazing people and placed. My last photo assignment overseas was to Bangladesh in 2009.  I had a feeling that ever since making my first pinhole camera in 1987 that I was on a path to something incredible.  I recently spent close to 3 years shooting alongside an Award Winning Wedding Photographer here on the East Coast, the additional skills I learned from such a talented wedding photographer was a phenomenal experience.

Let me help make your day an incredible experience with memories that will last forever.


Visit Sean Holder Photography here!

Sponsor Spotlight: J and the Band

J & The Band is a Party Band with Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keyboard, a 3-piece horn section and features the vocal styling of Michelle King playing many of your Top 40, Classic Rock, Beach, Motown, Oldies, and other favorites. Our music includes hits from Bruno Mars, Cee Lo Green, Pharrell Williams, Chicago, Van Morrison, Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers, Maroon 5 and many others. Be sure to visit our  website for complete list of tunes. Also, check out the list of events to find out when and where we’ll be playing next to enjoy an eclectic mix of live music played by experienced musicians having loads of fun. We are the perfect band to customize, and entertain your wedding guests.

J and the Band Website


Sponsor Spotlight: B.E. Studios

Boogeyman Entertainment, under the leadership of

Derrick Mccraw Jr and also known as DJ Boogeyman was first started as only a DJ service. With years of experince traveling in different places of the United States he built a strong network. That consisted of professional and dedicated individuals similar to himself, to form a group that could provide high quality services for any event.  Through the years and while working with those in the event servicing buisness, he has also been able to add other services for events.   As his good repution continues to grow he has has expanded Boogeyman Entertainment,  with a wonderful new feature,  “B.E. Studios”.  B.E. Studios is a new and growing aspect of Boogeyman Entertainment taking on photography and video services for more than just events but other projects as well. Boogeyman Entertainment services mainly the Hampton Roads area in Virginia, but our services can reach all around the world!

Contact Derrick for all your wedding needs by clicking on the link below!


Sponsor Spotlight: Eventsique

Bringing Your Unique Event To Life!

You might call us Event Extraordinaires! We Design, Plan, and Execute events with unique creativity and a keen eye for detail. Design is in our nature, Planning is our PASSION, and our Execution is always seamless and successful

Meet your planner: Amanda Gulley

Starting as a Front Desk Agent, Amanda worked her way through the Hotel Industry where she found her true passion in Catering Sales and Event Planning. She has experienced working everywhere from the Great Northwest to the East Coast gaining her a well-rounded insight on the industry.

Although Event Planning can be an overwhelming and intimidating process; Amanda finds great passion and excitement in the detailing and planning process where she welcomes new challenges. Not only does her fun and easygoing personality make her a pleasure to work with, but Amanda’s experience provides her with a great knowledge and understanding of the key factors in accomplishing a seamless and memorable event experience for you and your guests.

The FUN Stuff: She has a degree in Patisserie and Baking (can’t believe that’s a degree! Can you say YUMMY!).She loves to travel-her top 3 places on her wish list to visit are Greece, London, Hawaii!Amanda’s a new mommy! She loves spending time with him and showing him around the city.

Seamlessly executing events as your Event Planner, and creating lasting memories as your Wedding Planner.

Eventsique Website


Sponsor Spotlight : House Of Glam Boutique

House of Glam Boutique is your one stop shop for “All Things Glam”.  We pride ourselves with bringing Hi-Fashion affordable merchandise to the borders of virtually anyone who loves the life of Glam!  House Of Glam was originally founded in 2008, birthed from Goddess Inspired of Suffolk, Virginia. Our boutique offers Fabulous Bridal Gowns, Evening Gowns, Prom Gowns, and Shoes!  All with affordable pricing and payment options.  Here you  will find ALL the essentials needed for any “Glam” experience. We carry various lines from Designers such as Christina Wu, Jacqueline Exclusives Bridals, Blush and Marys PC.  Our clients will find a variety of popular styles here at House of Glam Boutique. One shoulder or halter necklines, sparkly beaded and sequinned dresses, and the always feminine mermaid silhouette are here to stay. Hi-lo skirts in bright colors and fun animal prints are all the rage. So go on ahead & SPOIL yourself here…. in the House that Glam built (circa 2008).


Visit  House of Glam Website

Sponsor Highlight: ShutterBooth

You deserve the best and with ShutterBooth that is exactly what you will get. ShutterBooth is not a rental booth with a technician — ShutterBooth is an experience with a host. In fact our business is to entertain, to delight and to deliver exceptional quality and service.

ShutterBooth is locally owned and operated so we understand your community — your specific needs, your venues, your vendors. ShutterBooth’s local ownership in multiple markets has helped create a network of ShutterBooth owners that take pride in what they do. The local owners build off the experience and knowledge of a national brand delivering exceptional service and a unique design. They will meet with you in person and will work with you one-on-one to make sure your event is a success.


ShutterBooth is committed to providing you, our Customer, with a positive and rewarding experience. We are dedicated to exceeding your service expectations. Our business is based upon the philosophy of not being willing to settle for the minimum requirement or the minimum expected, but by the philosophy of taking pleasure in going the extra mile in enthusiastically serving the needs of our clientele. We understand the importance of your special day and we are committed to providing you with a quality product and exceptional service. We have designed our booth to be customizable to meet your specific desires. If you don’t see an option you like, we will work with you to meet your vision.

The bottom line is that exemplary service and quality is at the core of our culture – it’s the way we do business. Please contact us to learn more about opening a ShutterBooth in your home town.

ShutterBooth Website