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!
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!!!
VENDORS: Florals by Vogue Flowers | Cake by Dual Cakes | Music by Bellevue Rhythmaires | Hair by Pilo Arts | Makeup by Artistry By K | Custom Gown by Celebrity Bridal
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!
MY BEST FRIEND IS GETTING MARRIED!!!! Sarah is one of my most long-term friends- we have known each other since 5th grade when we met at a chorus concert. We became friends in middle school and that was the beginning of a friendship that has meant so much to me. Friends come and go, especially through high school, college, AND your 20’s when life can be messy and confusing… but not this chick. We have aways been and will always be friends that truly love each other through all of life’s ups and downs.
My heart was exploding with joy and I couldn’t help myself from crying when I got the call that Danny proposed!!! These two have been together for EIGHT years now! They have been through so much together, they have accomplished so many things; both individually and as a couple, and I have watched them grow into an amazing relationship. I couldn’t be more thrilled for them as they officially enter their wedding week! I’ll need some waterproof mascara and a box of tissues because this is going to be quite the emotional day!
Sarah and Danny, I wish you both a lifetime of unconditional love, support, laughter, joy, and so many blessings. Your friendship means the world to me and I am so thankful I get to be a part of your lives. Taking your engagement pictures was a true gift to me and I will always adore this memory! I love you both so much and I can’t wait to celebrate YOU on your big day!
One of my favorite locations for an engagement session is Brown’s Island because it gives you the fresh blooms in Spring, the water, all the different bridges, a beautiful field, river rocks over looking the sunset, and more! I knew this would be the perfect spot for MacKenzie and Derrik since they were coming from out of town to take their engagement pictures. Turns out it was just in time for those pretty cherry blossoms, too!
This was my first time meeting MacKenzie and Derrik in person and we instantly connected. We had SO much fun walking around and getting to know each other better. They’re one of those couples you could just talk to for over an hour and then realize you haven’t even picked up your camera yet. MacKenzie is so sweet and I love the way Derrik makes her laugh. But you’ll also notice the way he looks at her in the pictures below and it’ll just make your heart melt! After spending just a few moments together, I knew they were adorably crazy about each other. They can be silly and laugh at each other, but they also nail the whole romantic gazing in each others eyes look. I love that MacKenzie wanted to be “more them” and chose a casual outfit with her favorite type of shoes- flip flops! All I can really wish for in an engagement session is for the couple to be completely themselves in every way and I think these pictures totally bring that out.
After leaving this shoot, I felt even more excited for their wedding day coming up in June at The Barns of Kanak! I can sense that it’s going to be a crazy fun wedding and we’re going to get some crazy good pictures! 🙂
Welcome to Part 2 of Chris and Madison’s beautiful Barns of Kanak wedding! If you missed Part 1, head to this link to see all the stunning details of their special day. Detail photos can tell so much about the couple’s love story and how the wedding day is going to be. This wedding truly complemented the personalities of Chris and Madison. They are such a warm-hearted, fun-loving couple and that’s exactly what shined through these images. I captured lots of colors, laughter, romance, and pure joy on this day. They were surrounded by so many wonderful friends and family who supported them and celebrated their marriage. Their love story goes way back, but their connection so obviously gets stronger each day. I was so happy to be a part of this special day and I wish Chris and Madison a lifetime of happiness together!
*Find the incredible vendors who took part in this day at the bottom of the page.