Archive for December, 2012
Talk about one heck of a month for Don Mears Photography. First we were told by Virginia Living Magazine™ that we were voted one of Virginia’s Best Wedding photographers, a distinction given to only a select few studios throughout the entire state. Virginia Living is a very elegant magazine and we’ve always admired its layout and content, definitely a top-rate publication for our beautiful state. It’s truly an honor to be included among their chosen best. Their Weddings special edition will be out after the first of the year and we’ll certainly be posting again about that once it does.
Shortly after that wonderful news, Richmond Magazine™ called to let us know that we were voted the #1 wedding photography studio in Richmond. An equally humbling honor, but different because it was a collection of votes from all of you; our past couples and families, our current clients who’ve yet to be photographed, and all our friends and fellow vendors from around the area. To us, that means everything. From our inauspicious beginnings as a fledgling studio pushing out in to the world of wedding photography to now being voted as the top studio by our beloved clients, colleagues, and fellow Richmonders has made our year. Heck, it made our decade.
We know in the world of photography that it seems image is everything, but we’ve always felt that trust and relationships are on equal footing. Well, thank you to the hundreds of couples, families, and vendors that have put their trust in us over the past years to capture some of the best moments in their lives. Here’s a little preview (heavily biased in our favor, of course) of the A-List by Richmond Weddings, but make sure you pick up a copy of your own!
Their wedding images are almost ready so I thought it was a good time to share the lovely Corey Sweeney nee Erickson (congrats again, you two) and her bridal session. She chose her reception venue, the always elegant Jefferson Hotel, for half of the day and the lovely English gardens of the Virginia House as the other. We love the way her gorgeous Eve of Milady dress fits each backdrop so gracefully. Enjoy and we’ll have the wedding day on display very soon. Until then, get ready for exciting news about Don Mears Photography in the next blog post!
Sometimes finding the perfect spot for an engagement session is a bit like a little word association game. I say “Richmond” and you say “historic”. I say “fun” and you say “water”. Of course, your answers certainly vary but when we went through all the things that Kate and Ulf were thinking I got the following: classic Richmond, water, our dog, Tredegar. So, what are we to do? Starting at the studio, down we went to some of the best parts of this wonderful city walking along the canal, traipsing through Shockoe Bottom, and ending up at their eventual ceremony site, the Tredegar museum. Having only chatted with them over the phone, I was so thrilled to find out that no only were they fun and relaxing to talk with, but they were perfect subjects. Thank you Kate and Ulf for making a job I already love that much easier. Enjoy!
Hey folks and hope you’re enjoying the holiday season thus far. We’re about to put some great stuff up on the blog including wonderful news for us here at Don Mears Photography, but first I wanted to share one of the best room designs we’ve seen in a while. You’re seeing the combined efforts of The Jefferson Hotel, Blue Steel Lighting and Design, Mosaic Edibles, and LK Events and Design. Really, truly, it’s a great thing to be able to work through all the wonderful moments of a wedding reception with this kind of artistry as your backdrop. Next up, a quick engagement session, Corey (the bride that belongs to the reception featured here) in all her bridal splendor, and then a big, big announcement!