Archive for January, 2015
And now part 2 (the finale!) of our museum series takes us to the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Sadly, this will be one of the last weddings at this historic institution as it transitions to public ownership. However, we were thrilled to be there with Kate and Bobby for elegant, but certainly rocking, evening. This early winter wedding also included an historic sanctuary, the chapel at Gonzaga College High School which is a hidden gem in the Capital. Our dear friend Ryan Michael Hayes of Blue Canary Events was on point as always and the band, A-Town A-List out of Atlanta, GA was just fantastic.
So, this is where Lindsay and I take a step back and wonder how we’ve been so fortunate. If you’ve been reading our blog, then you only have to look one post below this one to understand. We have many gifted photographer friends whom we both respect and admire, both around the city and the state. To be included in this list, given the wealth of talent available, is truly a blessing. We can’t thank enough the industry professionals who work with the magazine who saw fit to nominate and award us. We know that 2015 is already filled with some truly wonderful couples and future wedding days. It’s an honor to be invited to each and every one and hope we have the privilege to keep getting invited for years to come.
To close out this two part series of year end accolades, I present Part 2 of our Best of 2014 slideshow. (make sure not to miss part 1!)
Enjoy the show and we wish everyone a very happy and prosperous New Year!
As is pretty typical for our lives as photographers, parents, and business owners, this year has been filled with wonderful events, trying times, and a little bit of beautiful calm on occasion. And, as is typical, the year has flown by faster than we would have liked. It was in the midst of our last flurry of Fall weddings that we got the call from Richmond Bride Magazine to let us know that we had been chosen as the top wedding photographers for 2014.
Elated is a word you can use for what we felt after that phone call. Thrilled. Honored. But more than that we felt a simple satisfaction. Lindsay and I have been photographing weddings in Richmond for 10 years. Through the birth of both children, a really trying economic downturn, and just your normal everyday affairs, we’ve built a business and a life we can be proud of. From the very beginning of our life as wedding photographers we wanted to be known for our authenticity; that our images would reflect who we are and who our couples are. We wanted the moments that we captured to be a reflection of more than just the trends of now, but rather something our couples would share happily through generations. To be recognized for that by your peers, your clients, and the general public means more to us than is possible to explain.
So as responsible photographers we’ll try to do it the best way we know how. With images.
Here is Part 1 (it was simply too big for one slideshow) of our “Best of 2014”. It was impossible to include every image that we loved but this is a pretty good shot at it. Stay tuned for Part 2 of the slideshow and another big announcement for Don Mears Photography.
Happy New Year!
While we’ve been enjoying a little weather break, I decided to put together a little them for our blog for the next two days. Typically when the temperatures drop in to the “I’m not going anywhere near the front door” range I like to post a little sunshine, but I’m in the mood for some fantastic winter weddings. In this case I’m focusing on two of our recent museum weddings. The Marble Hall at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is a Richmond classic. There’s an obvious advantage to working among the elegant architecture, but when you add in a little lighting and tasteful details it really brings out the best in the room.
Enjoy all the heartfelt and fun moments in this beautiful setting with a classy and fun couple.