She was greeted by all of her brothers and dad the morning of the wedding. They all had a chance to see her first. Tears were held back and a few were shed. This is just one of the beautiful moments of Mark and Emily’s day. Their first look, their gorgeous ceremony location, the fall leaves in their portraits, Emily opening her gift from Mark and freaking out… There are so many moments that stick out to me. This is our second to last wedding of the season and let me tell you, it didn’t disappoint in the slightest! Now I knew that Emily was going to be a gorgeous bride, but I was just in awe of her beauty throughout the day. Mark and Em are such a beautiful, joyful and spirited couple! You’ll be able to see this through their images! I can’t wait for you to view them!!
Their smiles couldn’t have been bigger and their excitement couldn’t have been more evident. Emily was so relaxed and stress free as a bride. It made the day so enjoyable and successful!! These two have SO many beautiful fall portraits of the two of them!!
As we walked around Monroe park and the Church Hill area in Richmond, I couldn’t help but watch them interact and think about how perfect they are for one another. Mark is so genuine and down to earth and Emily is energetic, vibrant and so lovable! I was convinced that we were almost the same person when she almost cried as she opened her gift from Mark! He surprised her with the 35mm 1.4 lens and she was in HEAVEN! I would have been in heaven too!! How fun is that?! Mark, you’re an incredible gift-giver!!!
Emily is an amazing portrait photographer and I’m beyond honored that she chose US to photograph her day. She could have chosen ANY of her photographer friends and somehow we made the cut! She spoiled us and all of her other amazing vendors so much. What a dream bride! Sometimes I don’t understand how we’re so blessed with such amazing couples. We’re so thankful!!!
Enjoy this gorgeous Richmond wedding! It may very well be a new favorite for you! LOVED working with Dear Sweetheart Events, Richard Green Entertainment and Amanda Veronee, what a “dream team”!!! Enjoy!!!!!Amanda, this bouquet is AMAZING! She called her colors “Azaela” and I loved them!! This light was so gorgeous!! WOWWWWW!! Oh how I love this! Her dad and brothers had their own first look and it was priceless! Bridesmaids first look! His and hers gifts! Love this! He was just a tad excited to see her! Michael’s shot…. one of my FAVORITES!!! Love these smiles! get it guys!!! You two make my job so incredibly easy!!! Another favorite! If only you could see all that was going on in this park during these portraits! :) Thanks Tyler for this wide shot!!!! Such a beautiful church! MARRIED!!!!! Loved this one!!! Her parents have been married for 44 years and never had a first dance…. until this moment:) Ceremony | Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Reception | The John Marshall Ballroom Florists | Amanda Veronee Dress | Rosalins Bridal Dress Designer | Maggie Sottero Groom | Mens Wearhouse Bridesmaids | Bella Rosa Groomsmen | Mens Wearhouse DJ | Richard Green Entertainment Videographer | Zach Robbins Coordinator | Dear Sweetheart Events Hair | Winning Image Salon and Day Spa Invitations | Shannon Joy Paperie Hotel | Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Cake | Sweet Fix Catering | Homemades By Suzanne
There has never been a year quite like 2020. It started off so normal, so simple and so carefree. Then, March/April hit and it felt like everything was turned upside down!
Another month. I had forgotten just how fast it goes when they are this tiny. One minute they are in 0-3 month clothes and the next you’re unpacking 6month options!
How is it MARCH already in 2021?! This year is flying by and we’re getting closer and closer to the beginning of wedding season! At least we are here in Virginia! It’s my honor to get to introduce you to some of our KJ Students who are doing the hard work of educating themselves and growing their businesses! My hope is that their stories and advice will be an encouragement to anyone wanting to grow and feel confident before wedding season picks up!
Welcome to a brand new installment of KJ Student Spotlight!! It’s always a good day on the blog when we get to introduce you to some of our students and share their wins and advice!!! These three students have taken courses, watched Youtube episodes, are KJ All Access members, use our templates and have invested in themselves time and time again in order to grow their businesses! They deserve this recognition!!!
Here it is! Post one of twelve! I’m committing, once again, to blogging my favorite images each month of Everett’s first year and I’m excited about it because I know from past experience that this is truly the BEST motivation and accountability to stay on top of family editing!!
It’s hard to believe I’m writing this… my fourth birth story in four years. I’ve given birth in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. Just typing that makes me tired….. and so grateful…. unbelievably grateful. These last four years have been the best and hardest of my life. We cherish being parents and welcoming a new baby is hands down the most incredible thing we have ever experienced in our 18 years together. I’m so excited to introduce you to our newest member of our family and tell you the story of how he came into this world!