The most beautiful thing about a wedding day for me is seeing a couple realize that they just started a brand new chapter of their life TOGETHER! David and Alyson’s anticipation for the moment when they were introduced as husband and wife made my heart so happy. These two are so in love and so joyful when they are around each other. Their pastor explained that these two are the type of couple that enhance other people’s lives by just being in them!! Michael and I call those “life-giving” couples. What a beautiful gift it is to have a relationship that points people back to God in so many ways.
As Alyson walked down the aisle, David shook his head ever so slightly… almost like he couldn’t believe that he was about to marry this gorgeous girl. Alyson was a flawless bride. She was so stunning that I had a hard time stopping portrait time because she’s so photogenic!! Their ceremony was moving. The music, the vows and communion all pointed towards God’s love for us and the blessing that marriage is. Whenever a ceremony leaves me feeling extra thankful for my own marriage and my relationship with Michael, you know it was a good one!! :)
It was truly an honor to be a part of not only David and Alyson’s wedding but also this season of their life. I told Alyson that even though they are moving to Boston for David to attend Harvard, I hope we can stay in touch. I can’t wait to see all that God has in store for their marriage and life together!! Enjoy this incredible Country Club of Virginia wedding that took place right here in Richmond! I may be biased, but I think we have gorgeous venues here in RVA!
In LOVE with these Kate Spades!
Oh Allie, you are STUNNING!
Her MOH (and sister in law’s) first look! Couldn’t have been sweeter!
And they’re MARRIED!!!
Oh how I love these!!!
The glow was heavenly during these!
I don’t know why… but I especially loved styling this little detail shot! Isn’t it cute!?
Dress Store | Modern Trousseau
Florist | Flowers by Natalie
Ceremony Venue | Reveille United Methodist Church
Reception Venue | The Country Club of Virginia
Make Up Artist | Brideface Richmond
Band | Big Ray and the Kool Kats
Videographer | Josh Gooden
Cake | Sweet Fix
Catering | The Country Club of Virginia
Bridesmaid Dresses | Bella Bridesmaids
Groom Attire | Ralph Lauren
Groomsmen Attire | The Black Tux
Invitation Designer | By Invitation Only
Oh, this wedding day!! What a beautiful Texan dream! I met Melanie when she attended one of our workshops years ago in our home. She had the sweetest spirit and such a kindness about her. I remember loving how she made personal marketing her own and did headshots in a pile of Skinny Pop!! I loved her creativity and her ability to envision what she wanted in her brand.
My review of the Canon EOS R6 after shooting a full wedding day is LIVE on Youtube! I was so nervous to use a brand new camera system for full wedding day… I had my Mark IV ready in my bag just in case… but thankfully, I never had to use it! I was really hoping that I would love it and feel comfortable with it….
This wedding venue may look familiar to some of you who have been following us for a while! I photographed Meghan’s brother’s wedding a few years ago at this very same farm and venue!
Natural light photographers…. (flash photographers, we know how you would handle these scenarios and that’s awesome for your style! This is for the natural light folks!)
I’ve been hoping for this day for a very long time…. but I wasn’t sure that it would ever come. That sounds dramatic but let me explain. I LOVE my website company. Showit is incredible and the more I learn about and experience other platforms for hosting and creating custom websites, the more I realize, they aren’t really, truly “custom” at all. Showit is the website design platform for the creative. Hands-down. It’s so powerful, so intuitive and so easy to use. Years ago, Showit created a way to implement a Showit theme onto a Wordpress blog!!! Genius! I couldn’t wait for my blog to be a Showit blog…. but it never happened.
If you are like me and you’re a natural light wedding photographer, you may not love using the Canon 600 EX-RT flashes. But they are so necessary!