Shooting professionally for more than seventeen years, Keith Cephus is an international wedding and lifestyle photographer based in the Virginia Beach/DC area. In Coming of Age, he captures the timeless moments of brides at every age. Recognized by numerous publications worldwide including American Bride, Destination Weddings, Modern Bride, The Knot and Essence to name a few, Keith's celebrity weddings include Grammy Award-winner Chad Hugo of the Neptunes, Darryl Tapp of the Philadelphia Eagles and NFL quarterback Aaron Brooks. When this retired navy vet is not shooting, he's spending time coaching, teaching, playing scrabble and giving back to the community with his craft.
Brenda Mihalko is a freelance artist and graphic designer for Vow Bride since its inception in 2000. As part of a military family and now stationed in Pennsylvania, she is grateful for technology that allows her to stay involved and at least virtually close to home. When not behind the computer, you can find her fashioning left-of-center jewelry and home accessories for her local shop Side Show or on Etsy scarletcircus.etsy.com
A master of details, returning photographer David Schwartz shares images of unique floral installations to illustrate, Perfect Petals. When not shooting weddings, David is a mentor, teaching alongside nationally recognized leaders in photography. View more of his award-winning work @ davidschwartzphotography.com
A portrait, wedding and commercial photographer based in Norfolk, Eleise Theuer is a seasoned contributor to Vow Bride. In this issue, Portals of Love reflects the scope of her talent. Photographing wedding celebrations all over the world for over fifteen years, her work has been featured in Town and Country Weddings, Modern Bride, Bride's Magazine, The Knot and Vow among many others. A serious crafter, when not documenting lovely brides and grooms, Eleise is most likely sprinkling things with glitter. Experience her @eleisetheuerphotography.com
AILSA VON DOBENECK
Ailsa is a Norfolk girl with a love for writing and cooking. In this issue, she shares clever drink ideas for weddings that go beyond the signature cocktail in Seasonal Sips. Now residing in Singapore, Ailsa works for a shipping company and cooks weekly for friends. Her cooking and lifestyle journey can be followed @ transatlanticblondes.blogspot.com.
With a passion for flowers that goes back decades, Ann Wright talks about the spotlight-stealing power of wedding flowers in Perfect Petals. A contributing writer to Vow Bride since its start, her work is featured regularly in Virginia Living Magazine and Distinction. When not writing about interiors, food or brides, she's preparing for the upcoming season of weekly activities at the Old Beach Farmer's Market @ Croc's in Virginia Beach.
Ailsa von Dobeneck