Monthly Archives: October 2011

James + Amelia | Engaged

A State Fair Engagement Shoot


was such a fun day! Thank you ALL for the anniversary wishes and for remembering our special day!! Be sure to check out the wedding video if you missed it! Today is going to be a great day on the blog too! I can’t wait to show you James and Amelia’s State Fair Engagement session! Now let me explain….. if you’re a brand new photographer or don’t have clients willing to be patient and try new things… then shooting at the state fair probably isn’t for you. It was HARD work! People were everywhere, the sun was intense, it was loud and did I mention there were people everywhere?! HOWEVER….. this is the price you pay when


One Year Anniversary

It’s been one

year since I was stuffing moss and peacock feathers into vintage birdcages… one year since my family completely made-over the exterior of our house so that the 6,000sq ft tent could make it’s way onto our backyard. It’s been a year since literally DOZENS of people helped bring food for the bridal party, made invitations, set up centerpieces, moved antique furniture up a flight of steps, hung strand upon strand of patio lights, set up parking in the front yard, laid down sod in the backyard, posted “Wedding” signs 6 miles away to help out of town guests, set up the sound for the full band at the ceremony, hung lemon leaf garland all over the sanctuary,  lit votives, finalized timelines and the list could


Gardner + Lauren

The Civil War Museum Wedding | Downtown Richmond VA

Last weekend

I shot Lauren and Gardner’s downtown Richmond wedding at the Civl War Museum by the river. I can’t tell you how nice it was to be HOME for a wedding instead of traveling! Richmond is beautiful and the weather was gorgeous….a little chilly… but it was perfect. Their whole day was perfect. The guys and girls got ready in two-story suites at the Crowne Plaza and let me just say… those rooms were AWESOME! I’ve never seen a hotel room with that kind of light! Oh Happy Day!!!! Lauren got ready with her girls and they ooh and ahh-ed as she stepped into her beautiful gown. We made our way downtown to meet Gardner the first look and their wedding day began! After the ceremony, hugs were exchanged, family portraits