Mary Jean and Josh | The Renaissance Wedding

Mary Jean and Josh celebrated their wedding day during COVID which meant downsizing and moving a few things around. They decided to have their intimate ceremony with their closest loved ones and leave the reception for 2021! This day was still so special as Mary Jean got ready and took pictures at her parent’s house before the ceremony- I love it when the getting ready location is close to the bride’s heart and spent with her family and bridesmaids. After arriving at the venue, the couple did their sweet first look outside on Broad st. where we also took all the portraits. I loved the Richmond vibe for this day, along with a Christmas-themed wedding… it’s cozy, colorful, warm, and happy! The ceremony was absolutely beautiful and even better that they added a mini cake cutting to it instead of having the reception that day. Although it wasn’t the day they had pictured for a while, it was still so perfect.

Congratulations to the lovely Mr. and Mrs.- see you at the reception in a few months! 🙂

VENDORS:

Venue: The Renaissance | Florals: Over The Top Flowers | Makeup and Hair: Richmond Hair Artist and Looks By Lex | Gown: Celebrity Bridal

                    

Richmond Engagement Session | Christa + Rob

Christa and Rob are without a doubt one of my favorite couples. They are joyful, silly, fun, and madly in love with each other. Their cuteness is overwhelming and their love for each other makes my heart so happy! Their engagement session last Fall was absolutely stunning. We started at the VA State Capitol with soft colors and formal outfits. Then we made our way to Belle Isle while they changed into the most perfect Fall outfits! The shoot was complete with golden sunshine over the river and a colorful sunset while walking over the bridge. It was a beautiful evening for two beautiful souls. I can’t wait to share their recent wedding pictures based in Richmond with a church ceremony and Monument Avenue portraits!

A Romantic Virginia Beach Couple’s Session | Lindsey + Peyton

I have to say, I think this is probably one of my favorite couples sessions, even if it’s a little throw back. Everything about Lindsey and Peyton’s shoot at the beach was beyond dreamy, steamy, and romantic. The lighting was perfect, the ocean was calm, plus these two were happy to climb a few rocks and get their feet wet. Lindsey’s eyes pop the most beautiful bright blue and the dress was a perfect choice, plus I just love how much taller Peyton is than Lindsey because it always puts them in a natural pose that just looks so cute! Between their chemistry, the way they look at each other, and the entire setting overall… I’m smitten over every picture!

These two got engaged last Fall and these were taken just a few months before while I was visiting Virginia Beach. After knowing this sweet couple for such a long time, I was thrilled to see them get engaged and I am so excited to be the one to capture their wedding day THIS WEEKEND!!!! It’s going to be such a special day, I can’t wait to see Lindsey as a stunning bride and her handsome groom all dressed up!

University of Richmond Graduation Celebration!

I’m so excited to share these cuties on the blog! This was my first time stepping onto the U of R campus for a photoshoot, so the location was new to me. These five pretty ladies took me around campus to get some shots all together and also separately. We had so much fun capturing their close friendships and celebrating their graduation that was coming up. I knew it was going to be a good time as soon as I met them! Of course they wanted to include some champagne shots at this particular spot by the water. It ended with a big surprise and a LOT of laughing! We saved the champagne popping for the last part of the shoot just in case they were to get sprayed- thank God we did because WOW, I’ve never experienced a champagne spray quite like this one! During their champagne pictures, I was mistakenly sprayed right in the face and I was pretty much drenched in champagne and sweat- yep, I smelled great… I literally had to wipe down my lens in order to finish those shots and we couldn’t stop laughing! It was hilarious and shocking all at the same time. Out of all the champagne popping pictures I’ve done, this was one thing that hadn’t happened yet. Now I can say I have full experience in the champagne popping department and I’m okay with it! 🙂 Congratulations to these beauties!

Andddd that’s when I get sprayed in the eyeballs and need to wipe down my lens, haha!

Richmond Engagement Session | Sarah + Matthew

Welcome to one of my favorite engagement sessions EVER. Sarah and Matthew decided to have the ultimate Richmond photo shoot in four awesome locations. We started with the formal and romantic look at the VA State Capitol, then they changed into the coolest outfits for two very meaningful places to them. We stopped outside of the Berkeley Hotel and then walked over to the fountain where Matthew proposed! I loved the way he just scooped her up and spun her around- so cute!! For our last location, we made it to Libby Hill Park at the perfect time for some champagne popping and golden hour kisses. Everything about their engagement session was just so dreamy!! I adore these two and their love for each other. Sarah and Matthew tied the knot last weekend at Amber Grove and I can’t wait to share their beautiful day on the blog next week!