We had the honor in capturing Matt & Laura's wedding day. Their wedding was so special to be apart of. This couple has been together for years, and their love literally has no bounds. Laura is from Australia and this sweet couple spent so many years traveling back and forth seeing each other. When Covid hit, they went the longest stretch without seeing each other in person, for 18 months. Finally, they were able to get Laura here to the states to get married.
I felt so sad for Laura that her family could not join her in her union, but they were included in in every moment via zoom. It was so special to hear their sweet conversations as I was the fly on the wall capturing them get ready and all throughout the day. I am so excited for them and they day they can celebrate in person with them!
Love is such a special thing, and Matt & Laura have something amazing. They are so incredible together. They have an ease with one another. It was a true honor to be present on their day and witness their new beginning! I truly love how the images turned out!
Venue: private estate
Coffee shop: Ironclad Coffee
Florals: Olivera Floral Design
Darya and Jonathan are two people that you meet, and instantly, feel like you have known them for years. They both are so warm, fun, and insanely smart. When I look back on their wedding day, I think of how easy the day was. Everything came together so beautifully.
Darya and Jonathan wanted to include some of Darya's cultural traditions as well as the American wedding traditions. I had never witnessed an Iranian ceremony, and it was beautiful. Hearing her uncle speak in Farsi during the ceremony brought tears to my eyes. I couldn't understand what he was saying (though later, it was translated), the language brought tears to my eyes. You could feel the love: through their language, through all the little details on the alter, and the energy that was on that hill.
Since Covid, weddings have felt a bit more magical. We are mostly flies on the wall during events and I love that. I get to witness friends and family see each other for the first time in over a year. You get to witness the love and joy. Guests are truly savoring their time with others and more present than ever. Community is a gift. Love is a gift. We are so lucky to capture it and witness it.
Congrats Darya & Jonathan!
Venue: Rounton Farm
Planner & Coordinator: Trudy Slocum
Florals: Garden Spot Girl
Like so many, 2020 changed plans. Shelby and Harrison were set to wed summer 2020. Once lockdown happened and so many elements in their lives were uprooted.. they decided to elope. I knew Shelby and Harrison were crushed to cancel their wedding. I was texting back and forth with her and I simply asked, "what if we still do something?" Between all of us, we were able to make their wedding dream come true and celebrate them in the very same backyard where they exchanged their wedding vows. I am SO thankful we were able to take the time out to celebrate this amazing couple. | Backyard celebration took place in November 2020
I had the special opportunity to capture my little brother's wedding this past spring. I can't tell you how nervous I was to shoot this wedding. Andrew was not able to join me for their big day, so I was shooting the wedding alone. I kept on fearing that I would all of sudden I would forget how to even take a good picture or that I would take all out of focus shots. It is crazy what your brain will try to tell you when you are nervous. But thankfully, on my end, everything went well! I am so honored to have captured their day!
Besides the wedding nerves, we were all watching the weather like a hawk. The clouds were rolling in and you could feel the humidity in the air. I was so impressed with Taylor and Dustin. Of course you do not want it to rain on your wedding day, but they both were SO positive and kind. It did rain, hard. But miracles of miracles, it broke for the ceremony & portraits.
Their wedding was truly worth waiting for. All of the thoughtful touches. Even though it rained (but I guess it's somewhat of a tradition, it rained on my wedding day too), it was truly one of the most beautiful and happy days of my life. I am so happy for my brother. I could not have picked a better woman for him. Taylor is truly so beautiful, inside & out.
Congrats to The Courtney's!
Venue: The Grand Ivory
Lines: AM Linen Rental
Car Rental: DFW Classic Car Rental
Florals: Always in love weddings
Hair: Meagan Ranee
Makeup: Make me up summer
Brides Silk Flowers: @the.rosewood.home
Invite suit: Lauren Robers Clements
Also, wanted to note that our Dad married Taylor and Dustin. <3 two of the flower girls are our nieces. Nothing was sweeter than being surrounded by family.
Hi! It has been SO long since I've blogged. I was hoping by now to have a new site, but it may be a bit longer than I hoped. I really want to share some of our recent work from the past year. I figured I would start with one of the most special sessions I've done: my sister in law's bridal portraits. Since she lives in Illinois and I, in Virginia, we did the session just a few days before the big day. We lucked out with the most gorgeous April day. The sun was shining and we had a nice breeze. Taylor wore her wedding dress (which I will share in their wedding day post) and a second dress that she ended up wearing for the reception. Isn't she stunning?
Venue: The Grand Ivory in McKinney, Texas
Hey everyone! Happy New Year!
Last year I was very bad at blogging. But, I honestly cannot blame myself because 2020 was a year to remember. I wanted to do a little year in review post. There is a lot of work that needs to be shared on here and our portfolio desperately needs updating. But, one step at a time!
We met so many great people this past year. Andrew and I had to be super creative to fill up our schedule. We had a few successful mini sessions we held: Mothers day front porch sessions in Richmond & Virginia Beach, Oceanfront mini sessions in Virginia Beach, Front Porch Session Fundraiser for the Angel House, Fall mini sessions in Washington DC, Virginia Beach, and Richmond, last but not least our Christmas mini sessions. We are so thankful that our business survived this past year and its all thanks to you who invested your time & money into our business!
We have big hopes for this year! It is looking that 2022 will be a very popular wedding year. It feels so good to feel *hope* for the years to come!
Nothing is more wonderful than seeing your friend find her soulmate. It was my joy and honor to capture Sam and Chelsea's rainy September wedding. Their wedding was full of bright beautiful hues, and 70's inspired fonts. Chelsea and Sam put their creative touch on every detail, including the stunning floral piece that Chelsea put together on the day of their wedding. I am so thankful for the stunning Souther Provisions space that allowed us to do a bulk of the images inside due to the weather. Congrats again C+S, I can't wait to see what the future holds for you guys!
for the privacy of those at the wedding, we will not be sharing the full ceremony and reception photos.
a big thanks to the team of vendors that helped made this event happen:
venue/event planning & design- southern provisions
flower source: Irvington Spring Farms
floral designs: the bride: Chelsea Hanson
We had been so excited to capture Morgan and Zach's wedding since the morning we met them last winter. Their wedding was supposed to be in May, but it was moved to September because of COVID-19. I was hoping and praying the sun would come out on their wedding day, when the forecast was nothing but grim. But, the sun came out over the clouds as soon as Morgan stepped out to meet her groom at the end of the aisle. It really felt meant to be that moment. All the heartache of moving and replanning their wedding day. The sun shone bright for Morgan and Zach. I am hoping their future is bright and full of rainbows. Congrats you two!
We could not have captured this day without the help of our friends: Jackie Wallace of Jackie Tara Studios and Sara Maslyn of Sara Masyln Photography
A big thanks to the team that made Morgan & Zach's wedding unforgettable:
The Happy Hour Hostess Distinctive Rentals
Gather.Floral Waterford Rentals
Blue Steel Lighting Paisley & Jade
Yummy Goodness Catering The Collection by Courtney Inghram
Wads Worth Style Kustom Made Band
We met Morgan & Zach on a rainy morning at a local French cafe here in Richmond. They were freshly new to Richmond, just had moved here from New York City. They were planning an early May wedding and we could not believe that they wanted us to be their wedding photographers! They are both so laid back and genuine. They have an eye for style and their wedding will be unforgettable. With Covid they had to make the hard decision of moving their wedding to this September. It was a heartbreaking move. But we are so glad they are getting married, even though its different then they imagined. We cannot wait to celebrate these two because they deserve all the celebrating. We had so much fun running around Richmond, capturing their love in their new home. We can't wait for next weekend!
Can you believe that this is their first photoshoot as a family? When our friends Amber and Basil told us that they had never done a family shoot since Story was born, I stopped them and said, "we are doing a session!" We had so much fun doing their session. It was one of our first session after a few months of not working because of the pandemic. It made me really remember how much I loved photographing families. We can't wait to capture more family love this fall!