Archive for June, 2016
It’s true that one of the best things about being a wedding photographer is that you get to be around happy people on one of the most memorable days of their lives. You look forward to each and every weekend, no matter if it’s a venue you’ve seen a dozen times or it’s brand new to you, because the people and the personalities are always new. What’s also true is that sometimes you get that little extra from a couple, that certain something that makes a great day even better. Amanda and Adam, besides being two of the more laid-back and easy going couples I’ve had the privilege to work with, are very talented musicians. Me, being a tremendous fan of music and local musicians, was thrilled that their guest list was filled with people that I’d seen play many times. I also knew that it’d be one heck of a party.
So we were treated to Amanda and Adam playing their instruments, on stage, in their wedding clothes. There were LED hula hoops, and crazy dance floor props (unicorns and riding brooms?), and also one of our all-time favorite wedding musicians, Adrian Duke. So yeah, it was a great day.
Special thanks to Emmett Hickam of Richmond Bridal Consulting for all his wonderful support and coordination. A complete list of the great team of vendors is below.
Driving down the long winding paths to the homes in Charles City it’s easy to get lost in the charm and history. When we finally arrived at this beautiful home on the James River, we definitely got lost in the intimate feel of this private estate. Stables, farms, an old plantation home, a beautiful view of Virginia’s most famous waterway…being wedding photographers certainly affords you the chance to soak in so many wonderful locations.
But the power of a wedding day isn’t in the backdrop, however lovely. It’s in the people – the interactions and the expressions – that are unique to each couple and all the people gathered around them. And this is where we think you’ll see why we were so excited to be with Edith and Eric. There was never a time when we didn’t feel a genuine expression of who they were as individuals and as a couple.
And we want to give a special thanks to the lovely ladies at Glint Events for their coordination and support. Always a pleasure, Kate and staff! Enjoy the images.
It seems only fitting that this classically beautiful pair should tie the knot at one of the most beautiful cathedrals in Richmond (or anywhere else for that matter) and have an equally sophisticated and timeless party for their nearest and dearest at the always-exquisite Jefferson Hotel.
Marie and Brad have an easy comfort with each other that, naturally, made our job all the more enjoyable as we spent the day witnessing their love for one another, and the joy of the family and friends that surrounded them. And CCS Events was there to be sure that all the bride and groom had to do was soak it in.
At the heart of this collection lie moments of candid beauty, stolen glances, and expressions of pure joy. Take a moment with these images won’t you? You won’t regret it.