Amanda and Eric: Married | Clover Forest Plantation Wedding Photographer | Virginia Military Wedding Photographer

Amanda and Eric| Clover Forest Plantation Wedding | Virginia Wedding Photographer

Amanda and Eric met their Senior Year at Virginia Tech (check out the surprise dress shirt Eric revealed during their first dance) when neither of them were looking for anything serious.
Turns out falling in love and moving to the other side of the planet was what was in store.
They are one of the few couples who pretty much stayed together on the dance floor the entire night… and I loved watching them be all googly in love.
Their wedding at Clover Forest Plantation was perfectly classic and timeless with the help of CCS Events.

VENDOR LOVE
WEDDING PLANNING | CCSEVENTS
BRIDAL ATTIRE | HAYLEY PAIGE AT ANNALISE BRIDAL BOUTIQUE
BRIDAL PARTY ATTIRE | ETSY + JOS. A. BANKS
HAIR AND MAKEUP | AVENUE 42
VENUE | CLOVER FOREST PLANTATION
FLORAL DESIGN | TOMMY’S GARDEN
ENTERTAINMENT | DJ WILL ROLLINS
CATERING | MOSAIC
DESSERTS | CARYTOWN CUPCAKES
VIDEOGRAPHY | CRYSTAL BLUE PRODUCTIONS
RENTALS | PAISLEY AND JADE
TRANSPORTATION | WINN

Andy and Ashley: Married | DAR Constitution Hall Wedding Photographer | DC Wedding Photographer

Ashley and Andy | DAR Constitution Hall Wedding | Creative Washington DC Photographer | DC Wedding Documentary Photography

Hurricanes threats loomed.
I was evacuated out of my home in Virginia Beach.
My second shooter was evacuated out of her home in Myrtle Beach.
And the day turned out to be beautiful and perfect and all of the rain dances worked.

I love a classic DC wedding with a modern spin.
And I’m a sucker for anything black, white, and gold.



VENDOR LOVE


WEDDING PLANNING | SAM RAMOS OF POLLYANNA EVENTS
BRIDAL ATTIRE | ROBERT BULLOCK AT GLOBAL BRIDAL 
GROOM’S ATTIRE | NORDSTROM 
RINGS | KING’S JEWELRY
HAIR AND MAKEUP | TMAK ARTISTRY
VENUE | DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION CONSTITUTION HALL
OFFICIATE | FATHER OF THE GROOM
CEREMONY MUSICIANS | SAGE STRING QUARTET
FLORAL DESIGN | HIGHWAY2HILL
DJ + LIGHTING | SAM SINCEVICH AT DAPPER DJS 
CATERING | WELL DUNN
DESSERTS | BUTTERCREAM BAKESHOP + CAPTAIN COOKIE AND THE MILKMAN
INVITATIONS | MINTED
DIY | ESCORT CARDS, SIGNAGE, WELCOME BAGS, JUST MARRIED JACKET

Kiran and Nick: Engaged | RVA Engagement Session | RVA Wedding Photographer

Downtown Richmond Engagement Session | RVA Wedding Photographer | Richmond, Virginia

Kiran and Nick inquired about wedding photography… and I hated having to tell them I was already booked… so when they emailed back asking about an engagement session I was stoked. Exploring Richmond is always my most favorite… and couples who laugh together are my second favorite.

Kim and Richard: Married | Dover Hall Wedding Photographer | Creative Richmond Wedding Photography

Dover Hall Wedding | Manakin-Sabot, Virginia | RVA Wedding Photographer 

 

Dover Hall looks like a piece of funky Europe right in the middle of Virginia… and Kim and Richard thought it was the perfect spot to spend a weekend and say “I do”. It was hot. And bright. And beautiful. And filled with so many perfect moments. (My favorite might be when Kim opened her present from Richard… which was a box of handwritten letters for her to open throughout their lives together. (Seriously, how perfect?) And I couldn’t have been more honored than to have watched these guys celebrate the night away surrounded by their friends and family. 

 

VENDOR LOVE
WEDDING PLANNING | CCS EVENTS
BRIDAL WEAR | KLEINFELD BRIDAL | EVE OF MILADY
BRIDAL BOOTS | LUCCHESE
BRIDESMAID ATTIRE | ADRIANNA PAPPELL
GROOM + GROOMSMEN ATTIRE | ALTON LANE
HAIR AND MAKEUP | LOU STEVEN GLAM SQUAD
VENUE | DOVER HALL
OFFICIATE | PEYTON JENKINS 
FLORALS | OVER THE TOP FLOWER SHOP
DJ | SEAN FROM XTREME DJS
CAKE + DESSERTS | INCREDIBLE EDIBLES
VIDEOGRAPHY | LOVELL PRODUCTIONS


Rob and Allie: Engaged | Washington DC Engagement Session | Creative DC Wedding Photographer

Allie and Rob | Washington DC Engagement Session 

We ran around a museum.
(We literally had 20 minutes before it closed.)
We danced in the Rothko Room.
We ran into the Alton Brown and all had fankid moments.
And we walked the streets of DC a week before these two moved to NYC.

P.S. The answer is yes: Rob and Allie are as awesome and fun in real life as they seem.

Rachael and Cam: Engaged | Virginia Beach Engagement Session | ViBe District Portrait Session

Rach and Cam already had their engagement photos taken.
It just so happens she is best fraaaaands with my pal Amanda from Stellar Exposures.
And because she is best fraaaands with Amanda… she wanted her to enjoy her wedding.
(Yay for photographers actually getting to GO to weddings.)
And I got the tag in for wedding photography.

We shot these photos as a mini-session just to get to know each other a little before the wedding.
Rach and Cam live a few blocks from the oceanfront and just wanted some casual shots in the spots they love.

Phil and Jen: Married! | Charlottesville Wedding Photographer | Family Home Wedding | Multi-Cultural Wedding Photographer

Phil and Jen | Louisa, VA | Private Family Estate

Louisa, Virginia is already pretty enough.
Jen and Phil are already the coolest (in case you don’t remember from their engagement session).
Add in double ceremonies, great speeches, an awesome dance party, a great sunset, and the best vendors… and I can hardly even lower this blog post down to a normal number of photos.

Jen and Phil described their wedding as a “Chinese-fusion farm wedding”.
Jen is a first generation Chinese-American and the entire wedding took place on Phil’s family farm.
They kicked off their day with an American ceremony and followed it up with a traditional Chinese tea ceremony during cocktail hour.
Traditional Chinese wedding banquets consist of 8-10 courses served family style, with each dish representing something different, so guests chowed down on an 8 course family style Chinese-fusion meal.
And seeing as they met on a dance floor… the dance party was no joke.

(And as it happens, their wedding was featured on weddingchicks. Heck, yes.)

Big thanks to Jess for being my right-hand lady and second shooting.

VENDOR LOVE
wedding planning | ccs events
american bridal dress | the sample rack | maggie sottero
bridesmaid attire | azazie
groom + groomsmen attire | men’s warehouse
hair and makeup | ashlyn from transformations artistry
venue | family farm
officiate | mary jolley (aunt of the groom)
ceremony musicians | silverleaf string quartet
floral design | tommy’s garden
dj | eric cunningham of debonaire entertainment 
catering | mosaic
cake + desserts | albemarle baking company
videographers | white tree productions
invitation suite | minted

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