Tommy and Kayla made the drive down from Baltimore for their engagement session! They loved the look of the Richmond Capital and as soon as I saw their first outfit, I knew that this location was the right decision! It was classic and bright! You can’t tell at all that it was extremely overcast and dreamy when we were taking these photos! Tommy and Kayla came ready for anything! When the sunlight started slipping away a little earlier than we hoped because of the clouds, they worked with us moved quickly to ensure that we could fit two locations in!
They are naturals and so it didn’t take but a few minutes for them to learn the four core poses and be pros at posing! This actually ended up saving the day!! The dark skies stole some of our shooting time but because these two were so photogenic, we rolled through location one quickly and then headed down to the river with just minutes to spare before the light slowly disappeared.
Michael and I loved our time with Tommy and Kayla. They are so easy going and fun to be around. Not only were they sweet and personable but they also arrived to their session bearing GIFTS for us! If anything, I should have brought gifts for THEM! Our entire kitchen smells like the most amazing NEST candle and I’m obsessed!!! We can’t wait for their 2019 wedding. It seems so far away but I know that it will be here before we know it!
Enjoy some of my favorites from this downtown Richmond shoot and then get excited to see these two on their wedding day next summer! It’s going to be a dream!
Ah! It’s our FINAL STUDENT SPOTLIGHT!!! This July post has been a long time coming but it’s HERE and it’s LIVE and I want you to help me celebrate these amazing photographers who are making their dreams happen!!!
This six month update feels like it’s weirdly disproportionate compared to other monthly updates! Why is that? Well, last month I posted a couple of sets of images that were actually at the beginning of his sixth month and THEN we photographed multiple weddings, had several trips away from home for a few days and the dads were for several days!
Hope and Jesse are the sweetest couple. You can just feel it when you’re with them! You can see it when you watch them interact. You can hear it in the stories that their family members and best friends shared about them. They are truly soulmates and best friends. They have an undeniable love for one another and that is why even a rainy, misty wedding day could be incredibly vibrant, warm and joyful!!
Rhett’s fifth month was full of fun. It’s crazy to me that I know I only take my big camera to about 10% of the things we do in a month and yet each month is SO full.
This beautiful wedding day took place in the rolling hills of West Virginia, just past the Virginia state line. Wild Goose Farm is a venue that I’ve never photographed before and let me tell you, it was a treat! We didn’t even have the sun join us for most of the day and yet we were able to capture beautiful portraits! Between the horses, old fences, stunning estate home, lily pad covered pond, old stone walls, rustic barn, open fields and a historic stone arch, I was in photographer heaven!
This session was just as sweet as it looks. We spent the evening with Megan and Tim in the country outside of Harrisonburg, Virginia. We were tucked away in the rolling hills in between beautiful fields and family farms. It reminded me all over again why I just love Virginia. We really have it all… beaches, mountains, history, and great schools! JMU, while it did play a role in Tim and Megan’s story, isn’t actually where it started!