The Boathouse At Sunday Park Wedding | Haley + Evan

I ask all my couples to fill out a questionnaire during their wedding planning process and one of my questions asks them to tell me more about their love story. This is one of my favorite stories that Haley told me… “Evan and I met in Kindergarten! We were in the same class and our Kindergarten teacher is actually going to officiate our wedding! I had a crush on him in Kindergarten, but he thought girls had cooties, so apparently my feelings were unrequited. We had crushes on each other off and on growing up (we “dated” a few summers in middle school), and after my family moved we stayed in touch by attending the same community pool each summer. We had our first jobs as lifeguards together there in summers during high school, and after a few years of the timing being wrong, we officially started dating junior year of high school. About 6 years later, after we both graduated from UVA and had been working in different cities for a year, we moved in together and adopted a dog, who we named Cora after the pool we went to growing up. After over 7 years of dating, we went hiking to a waterfall in upstate New York, and Evan proposed to me there by the edge of the water with only our sweet dog as a witness…it was beautiful. So depending on how you look at it, we are college, high school, and kindergarten sweethearts.”

How amazing is that!? I rarely get to photograph high school sweethearts, but these two are basically Kindergarten sweethearts!! Haley and Evan are so in love it makes me tear up just looking back through their wedding gallery. They are the kindest people with the sweetest families and they are truly so special. This wedding was one of my absolute favorites from beginning to end! Not only is The Boat House at Sunday Park one of my favorite venues, but because the couple made it 1000 times better than I could ever imagine. I’m so thankful they hired me and that I could be a part of their big day.  I’ll also be photographing Haley’s sister’s wedding this winter and I’m so excited to party with them all over again! 🙂

Congratulations Haley and Evan! Thank you for asking me to capture such a joyful day full of endless love and laughter! 

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And this is why I love this girl… My kind of bus ride! They were blasting the music and gettin down before they arrived at the Boathouse. So much fun!!Haley&Evan.650.jpgHaley&Evan.2238.jpgHaley&Evan.2229.jpg2019-09-24_0019.jpgHaley&Evan.2216.jpg2019-09-24_0011.jpg2019-09-24_0012.jpgHaley&Evan.833.jpg2019-09-24_0013.jpgHaley&Evan.823.jpgHaley&Evan.754.jpgHaley&Evan.777.jpgHaley&Evan.810.jpgHaley&Evan.786.jpgHaley&Evan.803.jpgHaley and Evan’s first look was beautiful and so special!2019-09-24_0014.jpgHaley&Evan.5631.jpgHaley&Evan.872.jpgHaley&Evan.5640.jpgHaley&Evan.2212.jpgHaley&Evan.1170.jpgHaley&Evan.1182.jpgHaley&Evan.1193.jpgHaley&Evan.5176.jpgHaley&Evan.5138.jpgHaley’s sweet sister was crying as she walked down the aisle. Looking at these makes me tear up! Haley&Evan.1196.jpgHaley&Evan.5174.jpgHaley&Evan.5193.jpgHaley&Evan.1209.jpgHaley&Evan.5268.jpgHaley&Evan.1268.jpgHaley&Evan.1302.jpgHaley&Evan.1353.jpgHaley&Evan.5358.jpgHaley&Evan.1363.jpgHaley&Evan.1373.jpgHaley&Evan.1386.jpg

The nailed the ceremony exit kiss!Haley&Evan.2679.jpg

^This is their kindergarten teacher holding the framed picture of their kindergarten class together. SO CUTE!!!Haley&Evan.1459.jpgHaley&Evan.1476.jpgHaley&Evan.1493.jpgHaley&Evan.2059.jpgHaley&Evan.2088.jpgHaley&Evan.2068.jpgHaley&Evan.2042.jpgHaley&Evan.2000.jpgHaley&Evan.1557.jpg

These were the absolute sweetest bridesmaids and they looked stunning in this color!2019-09-24_0017.jpgHaley&Evan.1595.jpgHaley&Evan.1563.jpgHaley&Evan.1577.jpgHaley&Evan.1684.jpgHaley&Evan.1702.jpgHaley&Evan.1703.jpg

^ I told them to get in a straight line… they went vertical instead of horizontal and I said welp, I can work with this! 🙂 This is just the funniest groomsmen shot, I wish every wedding would do this, haha! Haley&Evan.1710.jpg2019-09-24_0025.jpgHaley&Evan.2425.jpg

I can’t get over how stunning Haley is!!! And let me tell you, a cathedral veil is the way to go, future brides!! You can do so many dreamy things with it in your photos!2019-09-24_0024.jpgHaley&Evan.2432.jpgHaley&Evan.2742.jpg2019-09-24_0026.jpgHaley&Evan.2366.jpgHaley&Evan.2127.jpg2019-09-24_0018.jpgHaley&Evan.2369.jpgHaley&Evan.2171.jpg2019-09-24_0020.jpgHaley&Evan.2209.jpgHaley&Evan.2387.jpg2019-09-24_0021.jpgHaley&Evan.2367.jpg

^This is one of my favorite pictures. There is so much joy and love between these two!2019-09-24_0022.jpgHaley&Evan.2381.jpg2019-09-24_0023.jpgHaley&Evan.2844.jpgHaley&Evan.3030.jpgHaley&Evan.2919.jpgHaley&Evan.2785.jpg2019-09-24_0027.jpgHaley&Evan.2912.jpgHaley&Evan.2992.jpgHaley&Evan.2984.jpgHaley&Evan.2819.jpgHaley&Evan.3027.jpgHaley&Evan.3012.jpgHaley&Evan.2770.jpgHaley&Evan.3018.jpgHaley&Evan.2798.jpgHaley&Evan.2974.jpgHaley&Evan.2823.jpgHaley&Evan.2811.jpg2019-09-24_0028.jpgHaley&Evan.2917.jpgHaley&Evan.2952.jpgHaley&Evan.5481.jpgCouldn’t leave without a few sunset shots! Portraits were scheduled at the perfect time!Haley&Evan.5478.jpgHaley&Evan.2920.jpgHaley&Evan.2929.jpg2019-09-24_0015.jpgThe Boathouse has the most beautiful reception room and I love the decor Haley chose!

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Photography- Remy Thompson Photography

Venue- The Boathouse at Sunday Park

Planner- CCS Events RVA

Videographer- Charles Hurley Films

Forals- Sweet Pea Floral Designs LLC

Cake/Desserts- WPA Bakery

DJ- Bunn DJ RVA

Transportation- Richmond Limo

Hair/makeup- FBJ Weddings

Gown- Tiffany’s Bridal

Mens Attire- The Black Tux

xo

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!

A Charming Virginia Plantation Wedding | Hannah + Evan

Hannah and Evan tied the knot on June 8th at Bonneville Farm, where Hannah’s Dad owns land. Their wedding was a mix of southern charm and a classy backyard wedding! I loved how unique everything was, from the bride’s custom gown, to the romantic carriage ride, a touching moment between the bride and her sweet nieces, and so much more! It may have rained half the day, but it cleared up just in time for a beautiful ceremony, fun pictures, and an awesome reception!

One of my favorite moments of the day was in the beginning when Hannah gave her nieces a gift. She actually illustrated, published, and printed her own book called “Girls Can Drive Tractors” as a reminder that girls can do anything! How special is that!? You can even buy your own copy through this link HERE! I just love that she went out of her way to create something so meaningful for these girls and shared it with them on her wedding day.

As the ceremony was approaching, the rain completely cleared and Hannah and her dad rode in the horse carriage all the way down the long gravel driveway to stop right in front of aisle. Evan and everyone else saw Hannah for the first time as she got out of the carriage and it was the greatest bridal entrance ever. The family’s adorable fluffy dogs seemed to also want to walk her down the aisle too- it was so cute! After a perfect ceremony, everyone was ready to have some fun and that’s exactly what they did. I love how they setup the pretty reception outside in the front yard with an awesome outdoor bar and a great band! Everything turned out amazing and every detail was so fitting to Hannah and Evan’s style.

After learning more about these two during the speeches, it was obvious how loved they are and how perfect they are for each other. I loved this wedding day and working with such a wonderful couple. Thank you Hannah and Evan for allowing me to be a part of your special day and congratulations!!!