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Ok…finally! First post of the new year and it’s already late January. Who gets the slack award? (all fingers pointing squarely at me).
Let’s kick it off with a snow session here in Richmond. Jamie and Chris came down from Manhattan and decided to spend a not-as-cold-as-you’d-think snowy Sunday with us to get an engagement session in. Alas, they’re jetting off to Napa Valley for their wedding day so there won’t be any follow up wedding pictures (no jealousy there, Jamie. Seriously. None at all.) Good luck in everything you two and can’t wait to see you again when you’re back on the better coast 🙂
The mountains of VA are, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful places on earth. So, you can imagine how thrilled we were when Tom and Amy invited us out to Lexington, VA to be a part of their wedding weekend at the House Mountain Inn. The Alphin family farm was destination #1 for a great little rehearsal dinner (interrupted by a last-minute engagement session!). Day 2 brought us back to the Inn for a mountain wedding that was simply a joy to be a part of. Thank you, Amy and Tom. Everyone, enjoy!
I love discovering new locations when it comes to sessions, so it was a pleasant surprise when Audra and Ryan suggested two locations I hadn’t photographed before: the Douglas Baird House and the Fulton Gas Works. They were engaged at the former and the latter is just, by repuation, a very cool Richmond historical spot. You can see the Baird house is a neat little location, right next to the famous Beauregard’s with some neat little nooks and crannies within a short walk. Fulton Gas Works…well that proved to be a very cool historical spot surrounded by “No Trespassing” signs 🙂 Not wanting to end the session with a ticket from Richmond’s finest, we went around the corner to the old ship lock…very cool indeed and worthy replacement. All in all, a pretty cool adventure (and Audra and Ryan were fantastic…but you can see that). Enjoy!
Brad and Melissa decided to return to the site of the proposal for their engagement session; the fountain lake at Richmond’s Byrd Park. Being a proud resident of the park, I was more than happy to oblige them. But first, we had a little fun in-studio before heading out in to the very sunny afternoon. Thanks for a fun session, you two!
When we were planning the session, Kristie and Joe said “We trust ya…find us a spot”. So I went through all the great places in my head that I know Richmond can provide for great photography. I knew they were fun and were up for a little adventure, so I suggested we head to a location that I hadn’t even visited for fun in years, much less photographed: Pump House Park on the James River. I’m so glad we did. All the little surprises that oft-forgotten park holds was just the ticket. We left there for a little fun around the Fan next the studio. As the evening drew close we all agreed we’d had a blast and couldn’t wait to get back in a few days to view the results. Thanks to you two. I was so happy to see how excited you were in studio today. I hope everyone enjoys them!
Ahh…two great sessions in one day and it’s not even a Friday (of course, for wedding photographers Mondays are more like Fridays but let’s leave that alone for translations sake).
Carolyn and Josh, University of Richmond grads and happy residents of our fair town, decided on their campus alumnus as the location for a fun engagement session. Spring brings in quite a bit of beautiful to the lake and commons areas so I could concentrate on these two and not worry one bit about the backdrop. Hope you enjoy them (and our wonderul renewed spring weather)!
Shockoe Bottom is both iconic and fascinaiting to me and, not matter how many times I visit, I never run out of new ways to see and photograph it. When Jay and Audrey suggested it as their location I was thrilled, of course. It did help just a little that they were so much fun to work with and laughed almost the entire session. Life doesn’t get any easier when you get happy couples and beautiful locations. Enjoy.