Category: Weddings

Huey + Natalie

A Bayside Backyard Wedding
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left our house at 7am, I could feel the nerves coming on. I always get that way on weddings days. Photographers ask me if I still get nervous after shooting over 100 weddings and the answer is definitely YES…. especially when I’m shooting other photographer’s weddings! I remember squealing when I received my first email from Natalie! I was honored…. SO honored.. and I have been looking forward to this day ever since!! I knew it would be beautiful but I also knew that this day would be filled with SO much love and joy! Natalie and Huey have been together since high school and their love for one another has been growing for years. This day has been anticipated for so long and as the day went on, family and friends shared sweet stories and toasted to their love.

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Cody + Mindy

A Natural Bridge Wedding
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You just

met these two!! A few weeks ago I was shooting a wedding outside of Lynchburg and the next morning I met Cody and Mindy for their engagement session since they were close by! Mindy had already sent me some pics of the two of them and so I knew how adorable they were ahead of time! However, I was not only blown away at their exterior beauty but I fell in love with who they are as a couple. They are just amazing! The more I learn about them, the more I love them. On the wedding day, Mindy told me that her dad had a rule that Cody needed to live in the same area as Mindy for at least a year before they were engaged. I love this because I like daddy’s that are protective over their girls. My dad never had a rule like that but he definitely had expectations for who I chose to spend the rest of my life with. He wanted me to be taken care of and treated well.

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Morgan + Lauren

A Country Farm Wedding
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people are just known for certain characteristics or features that they posses. It didn’t take long to realize that Lauren is known for her smile and her joyful spirit. Everywhere I turned, wether it was during the ceremony or overhearing conversations at the reception, everyone mentioned how Lauren’s joy and contagious smile!! That smile of hers went on for MILES this past Sunday! Morgan and Lauren have been waiting for this day for over 4 years and it was finally here! It was mother’s day and so the feeling of love and family was already in the air. I loved seeing SO many friends and family walk up the countryside to the top of the hill where they were to be married. The line of guests stretched all the way to the tent and everyone was so excited to be there. The weather was amazing the location was the perfect setting for Morgan and Lauren to tie the knot!

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Mike + Kristin

A Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Wedding
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are so many different wedding venues in and around Richmond! Michael and I love it when we have the opportunity to in our own city! This past Saturday, Michael and I spent the day with Mike and Kristin at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. This is such a beautiful place for smaller, more intimate weddings. It’s also a really special place to me because this is the venue where I shot my FIRST real wedding almost 6 years ago! Crazy right?! I can’t believe I’m getting close to the six year mark!! I’ll have to do a blog post about how I’ve improved since the 2008 newbie phase because the images are as different as night and day!! I loved shooting at this amazing location and we were so thankful that the rain totally skipped over us! Mike and Kristin were surrounded by family and friends who just adore them. Their wedding day was quaint, simple and elegant. As I arrived to Kristin’s mom’s home before the wedding,

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Tyler + Amy

West Manor Estate Wedding | Lynchburg Wedding Photographer
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that I LOVE about Virginia is that there are SO many incredible wedding venues. Even after 5 years of shooting and over 120 weddings, I’m still shooting at new venues every season and it’s so exciting! I had never seen the property of West Manor Estate until last Friday when I arrived for Tyler and Amy’s wedding day! Let me just tell you… it’s STUNNING! This venue is so well thought out and so elegant in every way. It was the PERFECT setting for Tyler and Amy’s big day. Friends and family gathered around the property and before we knew it, it was show time! Amy’s youth pastor officiated the ceremony and because Michael used to do youth ministry, I couldn’t help but think about how awesome that must be to be a part of one of your youth group kids’ weddings! So special!! Tyler and Amy are such a sweet couple that are loved by so many.

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