When I first met these two at their engagement session, we walked around Maymont and Belle Isle and I got to know their story. After spending the day with them at their wedding, I have realized that they were both QUITE humble in the way they describe their jobs and lives to me during their engagement session. Tony graduated as a Green Beret the day before his wedding and Gabby couldn’t have been more proud!!
How can you not burst with pride when you’re walking down the aisle to marry a man that you’ve been in love with since high school who is now so highly respected in his military career?! I could say the same for Tony. He was all smiles watching Gabby step out of a horse drawn carriage and make her way down the aisle with her sweet smile in her stunning Kleinfeld’s gown that fit her so perfectly! She was the most stunning bride and she has such a golden personality. She just makes you feel so loved and cared for when you’re talking to her and that’s a gift that not everyone has. Gabby is a catch and I think Tony is well aware of how lucky he is to have her FOREVER!!!
This was my first time shooting at The Salamander Resort in Middleburg and it was awesome! Such gorgeous views with a beautiful ballroom and plenty of portrait options! I hope you enjoy this bold and bright wedding as much as we did. Tony and Gabby, we felt honored to be the ones capturing this amazing part of your lives and we are SO excited for you! Enjoy Hawaii!!!!!!
Ok, if you can’t tell by now, Gabby loves COLOR!!! Almost as much as I do! ;)
LOVED this gift from her girls!!!!
What an cute bridal gift from bridesmaids!!
Have you ever taken a Kleinfield’s dress out of the bag? It’s INTENSE! All hands on deck!
Reading cards from her girls! :) I just love their friendships!!
Looking sharp Tony!!
Gabby! Girl, you were a stunning bride!
I know this seems just like a normal shot but Gabby is having a moment with her LITTLE while her BIG is in the reflection. I’m not a sorority gal but I know that if I was… I would have loved a picture like this at my wedding!!
Beautiful flower girl!
Orchids for days!
Arrival via horse drawn carriage?! Amazing!
MARRIED and excited about it!!
Now THAT is a cake!!
Love this candid of them walking off the dance floor after their first dance!
Ha! I included this because I promised her I would! :)
Dress Store |Kleinfeld Bridal
Dress Designer | Tony Ward
Florist | Lavender Green
Ceremony & Reception Venue | Salamander Resort and Spa
Coordinator | Lindsay Forseth
Catering | Salamander Resort and Spa
Hair and Make Up | Salamander Resort and Spa Salon
Band | Doctor’s Orders
Quartet | Cherry Blossom Quartet
Cake | Jason Reaves
Bridesmaid Dresses | Nordstrom
Groomsmen Attire | Men’s Wearhouse
Invitations | Paper Talks
other links :
View their downtown Richmond engagement pictures, HERE!
Photographers: Learn more about the equipment used for this wedding, HERE!
This session is beautiful… if I do say so myself! It’s colorful, it’s vibrant, it’s full of joy and it’s also LONG! It’s a lengthy post because I just had so many favorites and I absolutely loved my time with these two last week! Paige, like a lot of our brides, is a photographer herself! She’s talented, full of life, energetic and creative. I felt the pressure to take this location that she knows well and make it look fresh and knew to her!! Nikhil is an audio engineer for Apple (which we think is fascinating!) and despite hardly ever wearing a suit, he wore one for Paige and made all of her outfit dreams come true!
I’m so excited to share this final 2020 Wedding with you all!! It’s a special one! We photographed this beautiful wedding day on our own 10 year anniversary! Ten years ago on this day, we were celebrating in my parent’s backyard under a massive white tent too! This was my brother-in-law’s baby sister’s wedding day and celebrating with the Malizia family was such a treat! They are a family MADE for weddings!
Well, I realize this isn’t normal for KJ! I don’t shoot portraits these days but this session was my first non-wedding shoot with my new Canon R6 and I’m obsessed with how these images turned out! It was the most perfect evening for this early fall shoot and the light was incredible!
I’m so excited to share another addition of Student Spotlights from our KJ Education community! It’s so funny to us, but quite often, we find that our friends who know us in everyday life but aren’t in our industry really have no clue what we do! They think we shoot 10 weddings a year and that’s the extent of our work these days but oh… that couldn’t be further from the truth!
When we first decide if we’re a good fit with our potential KJ Couples, we’re looking for a few things…. one of those things is that this couple keeps joyful! We’ve found over the years that couples what take themselves super seriously aren’t always the best fit for us! We love it when couples let their guard down and allow us to get to know them during their engagement session.
For some photographers, bridal details seem like a fun part of the wedding day… but for many others, it’s stressful. It’s the part of the day that throws them off, makes them wonder if they’re actually artistic and leaves them feeling flustered and panicked because they never get everything done in the time they have allotted for detail shooting. In my opinion, this is a REALLY tough way to start a wedding day.