• John + Emily

when I decided to do a bridal show. I was invited by a friend to be a part of a small show at the Science Museum and I figured I would give it a try. BAD IDEA.  My business doesn’t work that way.  I book brides through word of mouth and the blog! …. Not by handing out flyers.  I considered that whole experience a huge waste…. until I received an email from Emily. Emily had won my raffle at the bridal show and she ended up booking last spring.  I knew she was sweet and gorgeous and was planning a beautiful wedding, but I had no clue her family attended the church Michael and I just became a part of! Weird right?! It’s such a small world.  I shot Emily and John’s engagement

session and then spent the day with her and her mom for her bridal session and I fell in love with this family.  For those of you out there that are not wedding photographers, I’m sure you’re tired of me talking about how much a really adore my clients. It’s hard  to understand from a professional point of view. How can you be professional and yet emotionally involved in the work you give your clients? I don’t know…. but it works for me.  When I was shooting this wedding I felt like I was really capturing THEM because I care about them and they are friends! I mean, who wouldn’t want their friend to have amazing images of their wedding day?!


I walked into Emily’s parent’s home and all of the girls were relaxing in the living room.  That’s right, RELAXING!That is unheard of on a wedding day! Their hair and makeup was totally done and they were drinking mimosas.  I shot some details and then I saw then…… the TEAL bridesmaids dresses. AMAZING. These are probably some of my favorite dresses EVER. The ruffled, one shoulder look was so flattering on all of the girls and I couldn’t help but wish I had one of these to wear for Easter or something! I’m sure I could find a reason to buy one!


Emily’s style is so so classy and clean. Her wedding day was 100% HER and I must say, I loved the color scheme. Emily and John were married at University of Richmond’s Chapel and then celebrated at the Bolling Haxall House in downtown. Emily held onto her dad as she walked that long aisle and she wasn’t the only one trying to hold back the tears. Their ceremony was beautiful. They promised to be best friends for life and then all of the guests applauded as they were announced as Mr. and Mrs. Albis for the very first time! It was an exciting day and I loved being a part of it!  As I edited through these images I couldn’t help but be thankful for that dreaded bridal show. That whole day of sitting at a booth and handing out postcards was ALL worth it.  Thank you John and Emily for welcoming my into your life and allowing me to capture your wedding day!! Have a blast in St. Lucia!!!!!!

Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous.

I would just like to apologize to MY bridesmaids for not finding these AMAZING teal dresses…. I loved ya’lls dresses… but these are unbelievably cute!

University of Richmond…. beautiful.

So beautiful!


Taking shots of Emily in her gown will never get old! Did you see her bridal portraits?

Work it ladies! Such models.

There he is! Looking all sharp and classy. These groomsmen we a lot of fun… most groomsmen don’t pay attention… I’m used to that. But a least these guys were funny!

Ceremony time!


I love Emily’s dad! He was definitely comic relief during the ceremony:)

haha…. I don’t remember exactly what was so funny… but I love this.

They recomposed quickly and showed off their great “model” faces.

All of John and Emily’s portraits were done in on loop around the church. It really helps to have a plan of action before portrait time because then you don’t spend time wandering around looking for good light! Having a plan beforehand allowed them to get a ton of portraits in small period of time!

My dear dear friend Katie Beale helped me out at John and Emily’s wedding and I just loved my time with her! She was such a huge help and this was my favorite shot of hers!! Thank you KATIE!!

Can I just say, John and Emily’s band was AMAZING!




A special thanks to all of John and Emily’s awesome vendors!

FLORIST: GM Litleton

VIDEOGRAPHY: Alzuro Video Productions

RECEPTION VENUE: Bolling Haxall House

CEREMONY VENUE: University of Richmond

HAIR & MAKEUP: Lou Steven’s Glam Squad

BAND: Walrus

CAKE: A Cake to Remember


CATERER: Catering for All Occasions

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