Crystin + Dustin’s Wedding | Yorktown Freight Shed | Yorktown Virginia

When you learn your Bride and Groom have been through more then most couples go through in a life time together. About a month prier to to Crystin & Dustin’s wedding day I had learned that Dustin had went in to Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and they had feared the worst. Not knowing if they would even have the chance to say ‘I Do’ to one another.

But our Lord had pulled them both through this time in their life. Pulling their families tighter together and making sure they found safety and love in those around them.

Thankfully Dustin made a full recover! The day had come for Crystin & Dustin to say ‘I Do’ with all those they love and cherish were right there with them.

Their day was one of the HOTTEST day of the summer. And these two love birds couldn’t have cared less… They took each moment as it came, smiling , and joking at every turn.

I think what I loved the most about these two love birds wedding was the fact they embraced everything that cam their way with smiles. Making sure to step inside every few minutes to refresh and part with those they loved… Then stepping back in to the heat to capture more family, love, and moments together.

Most Brides would refuse to step out in to the heat… But Crystin made sure she embraced it and had the most fun with it all. It was such a pleasure to watch Crystin & Dustin on their special day. Each moment you thought they might scream Dustin would pull Crystin in to him and whisper in her ear… Lord only knows what he said each time… But it was sure to make Crystin giggle and relax with her love by her side.

They were quick to show us all what life is truly all about… How you should cherish each moment and giggle through they rest.

Life, Love, And Laughter was felt the whole day between them both. And they couldn’t have chosen a better venue, day, or the friends and family to have at their side. ❤


We wish you both nothing but all the love in the world and a happily ever after from here to come. ❤





Jennifer + Jovoskie | Wedding | Virginia Beach Convention Center

That moment you are asked to help capture a wedding 1 week before the day of the wedding. Oh, my heart sank for her when I learned this dear bride was in need of a photographer to help fill in and capture her day… I just had to jump in! I was blessed to be able to meet with Jennifer to go over details and some important information for her wedding day. As I got to hear the details of this dream wedding, as I sat there and heard our bride speak of all she dreamed of. I knew this was going to be a stunning wedding. I was also blessed enough to be there when Carla Walker their wedding planner was giving her all the details and helping to fill in the bride with all the gorgeous details. I was in such awe of this woman and her love and attention to detail of weddings. I knew after leaving these two wonderful woman that Jennifer’s wedding was going to be a dream.

The wedding day came and there was such beauty everywhere. Every thing from candles, sparkles, flowers, glamour at every turn, amazing food, delicious sweets, stunning beauty, and a day full of giggles and love.

A dream wedding for sure!

Jennifer and Jovoskie were a dream couple to capture. Full of light, love, and glamour! Between their loved ones, bridal party, friends, and all the vendors that wedding day… You couldn’t have dreamed up a better day.

I can’t wait to see Jennifer and Jovoskie again for their family session with Tashena Shaw Photography… We are going to capture more amazing images together full of love, laughter, and style at every turn.

This is a wedding I will never forget!

Ceremony Location:  Virginia Beach Convention Center
Reception:  Virginia Beach Convention Center
Wedding Planner + Coordinator:  Carla Walker of Touche’ Weddings & Events (VA Wedding Planner)



Wedding Day Giveaway! | Brides + Grooms! | Virginia Beach Photographer




This is something I’ve wanted to do for the longest time. To give back to my Brides and Grooms. Here is a chance for you to WIN a free wedding day photography package from Tashena Shaw Photography! Anyone can enter! Anyone can win! Please read and follow all the rules for your chance to win.  ❤




HOW TO ENTER: You MUST follow all of these rules to enter and to have the chance to win!

1.) MUST like Tashena Shaw Photography page
2.) MUST like this image to our ‘like’ page
3.) MUST leave a comment about what you LOVE about our photography
4.) MUST ‘share’ this image from our ‘like’ page. PLEASE make sure you have your share set to ‘PUBLIC’ or you lose your chance to win
5.) MUST share this image from our ‘like’ page to another Brides page/wall as well


1.) Must like and follow Tashena Shaw Photography ‘Like’ page!
2.) Must be a resident of the state of Virginia
3.) Must have your wedding date within the year of 2016
4.) Must have your wedding and reception within the Hampton Roads area


1.) FREE 8-10 hours of wedding day coverage
2.) A second shooter for your special day
3.) An engagement session

Danielle + Dalton | Triple R Ranch Wedding | Virginia Beach Photographer

I was asked by a dear photographer Hannah (You Can Find Her Facebook Photography Page HERE) to help take over a wedding of hers due to some family matters of the heart. And after hearing her story I knew I had to help… In moments like that I would pray I would have a wonderful and sweet photographer such as Hannah to come to my rescue and help me.

With the wedding so close and having no time to meet with my new Bride Danielle we had to message back and forth. I could only imagine her fears as a Bride taking on a photographer she had never met before. But thankfully this beauty of a Bride was so sweet and understanding. Humble and kind to having me capture her precious day. And for that I am thankful!

Danielle and Dalton had one of the sweetest weddings you could ever imagine. Danielle put so much thought and craft into all of her wedding details. She was a photographers dream. Her wedding was another for the books!

Their wedding was one of the most loving filled days I have seen in a long time. Their wedding was full of love, friendship, stories, giggles, faith, and most of all our Lord.

But one of the greatest things about this wedding was where it was captured. You see I grew up at ‘Triple R Ranch’ as a child. So many family trips, church functions, and even church weekend trips away. So being able to be back at a place that I grew up with so many sweet memories… Made Danielle and Dalton’s wedding even more memorable.

I could go on and on about this sweet couple, the details to their day, their loving families and friends… But I will let some of their wedding images speak for themselves. After all it is their wedding… And their love that shines through the most.



Jennifer + Scott | A Hurricane Joaquin Wedding | Virginia Photographer

The day came… And we all woke up prepared for a Hurricane style wedding. After all hurricane ‘Joaquin’ was trying to make his presence known to us all. But instead God provided us with a beautiful day. A day full of love, sunshine, beauty, and all around grace for this sweet couple who were about to say their vows.

I watched how calm and ready Jennifer was for her day… I loved how everyone around her pulled together to make sure everything went just perfect.

Most would fear the moment it was time to capture their wedding portraits… But not Jennifer and Scott. They walked outside after their vows to the sun shinning with just the right amount of haze filling the air. It was so beautiful! Their are no words that can describe the beauty and feeling all around us. It was just perfect! It was as if Hurricane Joaquin backed up just enough for these love birds.

Jennifer and Scott were full of such giggles, dancing, and showing off the love of the family around them.  I loved watching the love Jennifer’s father Robert has for his daughter.  Such a proud man!  Their relationship is one to cherish of a father and daughter.

Their family came from far away and all over to make sure they got to see Jennifer and Scott tie-the-knot…  And for a family to make such a trip when a Hurricane was approaching was something to admire.  I for one was in love with how everyone celebrated with Jennifer and Scott as they danced and shared their love story with those around them.

Jennifer and Scott had a perfect dream wedding full of love and memories that will last a life time. I was blessed to apart of another wedding. Blessed to be apart of another love story. Blessed to capture yet another beautifully sweet couple. ❤


Ceremony Location: Little Creek CPO officers club
Reception: Little Creek CPO officers club
Dress: David’s bridal
Shoes: Found Them on Amazon
Wedding Dress Sash: David’s bridal
Brides Rings: Zales.
Bridal Bouquet: Bride Made Them
Cake: Plazza Bakery
Caterer: Pearl by The Bay
Officiant: Launa Byrd
Violinist: Mary Dorss
DJ: Patrick Byrd 

*The Bride did a lot of DIY for the wedding*



Bridgette + Tommy | Wedding | Destination Wedding Photographer

When I got an email from Bridgette asking if I was free to capture her wedding in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina… I was jumping up and down like a little child. I was so excited. You see Bridgette found me all the way from Texas after a past Bride (Iryna) of Tashena Shaw Photography had told her all about me. So reading all of that in one email had put me over the top. Another destination wedding, another Bride, another amazing referral, and another moment to capture what I love to do so much.

Bridgette and Tommy are the kind of loves that you can’t wait to capture. Watching how they would just look at each other was something to admire and was so sweet to watch. Every part of their wedding day was a dream! It may have been a very HOT afternoon in North Carolina… But these tow love birds didn’t even let it bug them. They had so much fun and were full of such beautiful smiles. Watching how Tommy would look at his Bride while she walked to him, watching how his Bride wiped away his tears as they shared their vows with each other, seeing how they pulled and tied together forever their families, hearing the stories that each other shared with their loved ones, all of which made you feel like apart of a love story you only hear about.

You see while I was there capturing their story… Not once did I feel as though I was there to only do a job. Bridgette and Tommy made me feel as though I was apart of the family. There were so many silly moments, laughs, and hugs that as a photographer I can only dream about.

And also being able to work side by side with Brian Cortez their videographer was such a blessing. If you are a Bride reading this and are in need of a fun and reliable videographer… I would suggest non other then Brian. He was PERFECT for the job. 🙂

I don’t think Bridgette and Tommy will ever fully understand how grateful I am for them! To allow me to work with them all the way from Texas (yes you read that right!) as they put together their wedding in North Carolina. For entrusting me to capture memories they dreamed of. And for their outpouring love and support as I shared their images is something I will FOREVER be grateful for !!!

This wedding was one for the books. Everything was perfect. Everything was a dream come true.

Kitty Hawk Pier was always a dream of mine to one day capture a wedding at. And they allowed that dream to come true for me.






Weddingwire Award | Thank You Brides! | Wedding Photographer

I will admit I have been feeling defeated and just all around low when it comes to my photography. And although I know I am doing great. I know I have AMAZING clients and brides. I know that I LOVE what I do with a passion! There are still those moments I feel I don’t deserve it. I feel like the brides who book me, the clients who praise me, and the loved ones who have my back… Well I sometimes don’t feel like I deserve any of it.

But then there are those brides… Those clients that you dream about. Those ones that leave you reviews on your weddingwire account that make you cry tears of joy and thankfulness. Those clients who send you their loved ones because they love all you do and trust you to help their loved ones capture those memories that will last a lifetime. It’s those reviews and testimonials that make me LOVE what I do. That make me scream with excitement at the thought of traveling to capture another bride. That make me giggle when I am capturing silly moments of a client’s little one that remind me of my very own family.

So after these weeks of feeling defeated and low… I told myself I would be stepping back and allowing the Lord to lead me on the path he wants my photography to go. After all I know I can’t be anything, I can’t have the brides I dream about, I can’t capture loved ones, and families without our Lord. Because it is HE and ONLY HE who can help me accomplish my dreams.

This afternoon I signed on to my wedding wire account to see I had won an award. MY VERY 1st YEAR ON WEDDINGWIRE I HAVE WON THEIR ‘Couples Choice’ AWARD !!! Because of you MY BRIDES, GROOMS, MOTHER OF THE BRIDES, FATHER OF THE BRIDES, AND LOVED ONES OF THE BRIDES… Because of you all placing your reviews and sharing your thoughts… I was blessed to receive an award I can share with my future brides as well as you all. ❤

I am full of love, hope, thankfulness, and all around gratefulness for you all !!! And I can’t wait to see what this 2016 brings for Tashena Shaw Photography !!!



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