Archive for 'portraits'

Posted on Dec 31, 2010

I’m a big local music fan, as some who know me will attest to.  While I don’t get to see as many shows as I used to, I try to make it out a few times a month as time allows.  One of my favorites, then and now, is the D.J. Williams Projekt.  They’ve been playing the same Tuesday show at Cafe Diem for years and I have yet to see anything less than a packed bar by the time they hit their stride at mid-set.  You really must make your way out if, by some crazy way, you haven’t seen them.

A little while back, D.J. approached me about doing a little session with him and Erika.  Of course I was excited, of course I said yes, and after a few scheduling hiccups we finally found the perfect day.  In addition to a little time up on Church Hill, I got a little time with them both in the studio.  D.J. and Erika indulged me for a little lighting work and I was very happy with the results.

Happy Holidays all and enjoy.

Posted on Dec 25, 2010
Posted in portraits, weddings

Who says you need sunny days and warm weather to have a beautiful wedding?  Shawna and Paul decided that Winter was the perfect time for them and we were more than happy to be a part of their wedding.  It was a very private family ceremony at Maymont.  The ceremony was at the Stone Barn, with an extended portrait session in and around the Italian Gardens.  Thank you, to you both.  It was a pleasure to witness your ceremony and, with such warm and easy smiles, my job couldn’t have been easier.  Enjoy!

Posted on Sep 02, 2010

We’ve just said goodbye to Emily and Jim as they head off to their honeymoon, so…it’s time to post her fabulous bridal session.  We started the session at the always beautiful Jefferson Hotel, wandering the halls, stairwells, and lobbies.  As the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts had just opened it’s amazing new wing, I thought I might ask Emily if she’d mind a trip over to take advantage of the pristine new grounds.  It was an easy sell.  Hopefully, you can see why.  Enjoy!

Posted on Aug 12, 2010

Now that Erica and Patrick have officially walked down the aisle, it’s save (I assume?) to show off her beautiful bridal session.  Erica chose the always lovely, always blooming, grounds of Agecroft Hall.  I think we can agree that her stunning dress was a perfect match for the Elizabethan flavor (it is, after all, the home for Shakespeare’s festival in Richmond) of Agecroft.  Enjoy!

Posted on Aug 12, 2010

Washington, D.C. is easily one of my favorite cities in the world.  For such a busy and crowded city, I’m always amazed by how little I feel hurried when I’m walking through it mid-day.  Also, it has some of the best architecture and public spaces you can find without a flight across the Atlantic.  So, when Jenny called to ask if I’d like to photograph their engagement session there I was thrilled.  From Eastern Market to Adams-Morgan and everything in-between, I could shoot for 2 days straight and not run out of backgrounds and fun things to interact with.  The three of us had a blast and I even found a new angle to the Capitol I’d never quite seen.  Definitely a good day.  Enjoy!

Posted on Aug 11, 2010

Ahh…back in to the swing of thing after a HUGE hiatus from blog posts.  Something about the birth of a new child will do that to you 🙂  The images galleries for Vivian will be coming soon enough, but for now I wanted to share the lovely Kelly McNeil with you.  She was married here in Richmond on July 24th and we were fortunate enough to be asked to photograph her bridal portraits.  The lovely Jefferson Hotel was the backdrop, always a great idea, and I think you can agree the dress was gorgeous.  Enjoy!

Posted on Jun 07, 2010

We have just finished downloading the White-Bourne wedding and have to say it was a great party.  Thank you to Kristie, Joe, their family and friends for making my first wedding, post-baby Vivian’s birth, a smashing success.  While we gear back up to tackle our mid-season workload, I thought I’d share Kristie’s bridal portrait session with you.  This was shot at the beautiful Maury Place Bed and Breakfast here in the Museum District.  Mack and Jeff have done such an amazing job with the restoration of this turn-of-the century home just off Monument Avenue.  Lindsay and I have stayed there on several occasions as an in-town getaway.  We definitely recommend it.

Until we post the wedding, here is the beautiful former Ms. White .  Enjoy!

Posted on Jun 01, 2010

While we work diligently on Allison’s wedding images from last weekend, I thought I’d share the beautiful bride with the world.  We photographed this session at Historic Mankin Mansion earlier this spring.  If you can’t see the personality on this girl, you aren’t even looking.  Enjoy and we’ll be back soon with the wedding day!