I have worked with Cat on a few projects over the years, so I was thrilled to get the phone call that she had just gotten engaged and that she wanted me to photograph their announcement/save the date/engagement photos! When she said I was one of the first people to know about their engagement, I felt even more honored to play a little part in telling their story! Cat and James are both singers and so we absolutely had to incorporate music in their session. All the details, from her guitar and his music sheets, all the way to Cat’s glitter lips, they totally made the session their own and the train station backdrop was perfect and just made the portraits that much more visually interesting. I had so much fun working with this gorgeous couple and am so happy they have found each other! Here are a few highlights from their Richmond engagement session!
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Branding Session – Doswell, VA
I recently had the honor of photographing the lovely Lara Shannon, of And breathe-intuitive massage and bodywork for a super fun branding session! I sent her my styling and clothing guide for inspiration and she completely KNOCKED. IT. OUT. OF. THE. PARK! I may or may not have audibly shrieked…. okay, so maybe I did… when I saw her outfits on the hanger, but it was totally justified. I mean, take a look at some of the images from her gallery!
Branding sessions are meant to represent you, your inner spirit, and help share your message with the world. We wanted the images to feel lighthearted, carefree, and peaceful, and there was no more perfect place than this gorgeous field at sunset to photograph this beautiful lady! Make sure you check out her place in Ashland, VA!
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Family Session – Doswell, VA
I had such a great time working with the Ramos’ as I photographed their gorgeous family on my farm in the last few quiet moments before their newest addition was born. We laughed until we cried by the end, and I loved being there to capture these moments for them. Here are just a few highlights from their family session.
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Scarlett’s Cake Smash Session
Wow, this past year has FLOWN by! Scarlett turned a year old today and we had her cake smash session the other day to document this milestone. I found a cake maker (Crystal Teets) local to Beaverdam, and she made the most AMAZING rainbow cake for Scarlett’s Rainbow & Unicorn themed birthday party!
We had to do this session first thing in the morning, so poor baby girl was not exactly bright-eyed and bushy tailed. In fact, most of the photos I have of her before the cake were pathetic crocodile teared photos, but I did finally manage a smile or two.
She really enjoyed her cake and was eating like a lady, super daintily and in tiny little pieces. Her big brother looked on and asked no less than a thousand times if he could have a piece… finally we obliged and he couldn’t believe we said yes. They were so adorable… Kellan making these approving grunts with each bite and Scarlett trying to feed everyone pieces. Here are just a couple highlights from their session. I love how these images turned out. I hope you do too!
Kristin + Josh’s farm Wedding │ Ashland, VA
I have known Kristen for awhile through our horses, and I did some engagement pictures for her and her then-fiance, Josh. It was such an honor to photograph their wedding last month. They chose to get married at her parent’s home in Ashland,Virginia. It was a beautiful setting and they got married underneath a breathtaking archway that her father built, surrounded by trees, and all their loved ones, and their horses in the barn and pasture right behind them.
The wedding color was a pretty aqua, and a lot of the details were homemade, DIY. I love seeing the visions people have come to life for the final product. I also thought it was so cool that she used freshly picked flowers from the yard to put in her hair.
I always get a picture of the groom’s reaction as he is watching his bride walk down the aisle for the first time. I love watching their face, and I love watching the emotion flicker across.
The ceremony was beautiful (and HOT!) and Kristen, of course, had to have a few photos with her horses. The horses had bowties. BOW TIES. HORSE BOW TIES. Ahhhhh.
I wish Kristen and Josh the best. Thank you so much for choosing me to photograph your special day!