A Downtown Richmond Engagement: Jasmine & Matt

When Jasmine emailed us to describe what her ideal engagement session location would look like, she told me how they always admire the Richmond skyline when driving over the bridge. Getting the stunning view in good light would mean meeting at the crack of dawn, and they didn’t hesitate for a second. We started off at this gorgeous city overlook, and the moment as we began shooting, it was clear how perfect these two are together.
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We moved on to explore Libby Park; it was fun to show Jasmine & Matt a part of Richmond they never saw during their time living here. As beautiful as it is, they only had eyes for each other.richmond_engagement_downtown004 2015-07-17_0001

One of the best parts of Libby Hill is the diversity of  the location. Of course Jasmine & Matt made everything look like perfection…
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 We’ll end with this favorite shot. It’s easy to see how happy this sweet couple is together. Jasmine & Matt, we can’t wait for your wedding!richmond_engagement_downtown006

A Mountain Airbnb Wedding: Nissa & Mike

On a Saturday that was forecast to be filled with downpours and storms, Nissa and Mike hoped for the best. Better than best; what they got was a gorgeous mountain side wedding day, filled with perfectly soft light and plenty of love to go around.  Nissa had planned a ceremony that was not only was it one of the sweetest we’ve ever seen,  she made it look effortless. We know and love Nissa from our days in art school, and true to form, her wedding was nothing short of magical. Air bnb wedding photography

We started our afternoon exploring the enchanting property they reserved for the weekend. Words can’t describe what a gem this location is: both elegant and modern, the building feels like it was always meant to be a part of the landscape.  (you can read more about it’s sustainability and history here). richmond virginia wedding photographers Sunday park boathouse richmond virginia wedding photographers Sunday park boathouse richmond virginia wedding photographers Sunday park boathouserichmond virginia wedding photographers Sunday park boathouserichmond virginia wedding photographers Sunday park boathouserichmond virginia wedding photographers Sunday park boathouse

Nissa & Mike, we feel so lucky that you chose us to photograph such an enchanting day!
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 The locations were endless; we could have photographed this sweet couple for hours!

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 With the rain holding off, Nissa and Mike were able to hold their ceremony in a small clearing in the woods. Surrounded by their closest friends and family, it felt like moment straight out of a fairy tale…richmond virginia wedding photographers Sunday park boathouse richmond virginia wedding photographers Sunday park boathouse richmond virginia wedding photographers Sunday park boathouse

The sweeping mountain views were breathtaking to behold…
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 Beautiful wedding rings; we especially love the details on Nissa’s wedding band!richmond virginia wedding photographers Sunday park boathouse

Nissa & Mike spoiled their guests with a delicious meal served on vintage oak family style tables, and of course, plenty of wine!
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We have to leave you with a photo these adorable wedding crashers we caught on our way out!richmond virginia wedding photographers Sunday park boathouse

Nissa & Mike, we wish you a million happy years together!

 Location: One Nest

Cake: Katyee Trudeau

Florals: DIY

Catering: Farm to Feast

Dress:

Skirt, Vintage Oscar de la Renta

Top, Couture by LK Design

A Sunday Park Wedding: Courtney & Brander

 The afternoon started with lots of sunshine; the traditional kind of course, but also the kind that comes from being surround by people who adore you.  And Courtney is clearly adored, surrounded in her bridal suite by a group of sweet, loving ladies who were SO excited to share this special day- let’s just say that the tears started flowing before she even had her wedding dress on.Sunday Park Wedding Photography

Courtney spoiled her bridesmaids with personalized gifts (jewelry and monogramed bathrobes) before we headed to Sunday Park for bridal party photos.
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 Once we arrived at Sunday Park, the girls surrounded Courtney with hugs and smiles, making a gorgeous wedding day even MORE photogenic!Sunday Park Wedding PhotographySunday Park Wedding PhotographySunday Park Wedding PhotographySunday Park Wedding PhotographySunday Park Wedding Photography

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The ladies headed back to the hotel to wait for the ceremony, so we stole some time for photos with the groomsmen as well.
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Sunday Park Wedding PhotographySunday Park Wedding PhotographySunday Park Wedding PhotographyAfter formal photos, wedding mastermind Windy of LK events made sure we have a few minutes to photograph the reception space, and there were so many beautiful details!Sunday Park Wedding PhotographyWe are obsessed with Pearl’s Cupcakes..they are always beautiful and taste even better than they look!
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Courtney and Brander has an extra sweet first dance, complete with fancy choreographed moved!Sunday Park Wedding Photography Sunday Park Wedding PhotographyAfter dinner, we snuck away for a few photos on the ever-beautiful docks on the Brandermill Waterfront…..Sunday Park Wedding Photography2015-06-18_0013

We might be bias, but we’re pretty sure this is the best bouquet toss moment we’ve ever captured….
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 We’ll end with this photo of Courtney & Brander stealing one last kiss at the end of the evening. Congratulations on a fabulous wedding, and may you share many happy years together!Sunday Park Wedding Photography

 Special Thanks to:

Hair & Make-up: Salon Del Sol

Hotel:  Holiday Inn Express

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Boathouse at Sunday Park

Coordination: Windy of LK Events and Design

Videography: Ginger Topham

DJ: Lew Wright of Choice Entertainment 

Cupcakes: Pearl’s Cupcake Shoppe

Maggie & Jeremy: A Waterfront Wedding at The Boathouse at Rockett’s Landing

Through most of the portrait session, we simply asked these two to keep looking at each other.  Their interactions were so sweet and beautiful, they didn’t need much convincing from us to cuddle up and show their fondness and love.  For the day, the couple’s main focus was on their friends and family, many of which traveled all the way from the Caribbean Islands to attend the wedding.  They brought their favorite DJ to Richmond from Philadelphia, to throw a party worthy of a night club.  From the time their guests finished eating, the glow sticks came out and the dancing never let up!  Congratulations Maggie and Jeremy, enjoy your sneak peeks!

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We love it when the guys have fun and get into pictures!

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The center pieces included family heirlooms.  We loved it!

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And they have a sense of humor to top it off!

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Bridesmaid dresses: Weddington Way

Brooke & Tom: A Navy Wedding at Jasmine Plantation

It was the perfect spring day at Jasmine Plantation for Tom and Brooke’s outdoor ceremony.  When they promised to stay true and keep their love strong, as their jobs took them oceans apart from one another, even us veteran wedding photographers get teary.  Being so close to Memorial Day, it was extra special to be able to spend the day with this couple and their decorated family.  Brooke’s million dollar smile made her new husband grin from across the room.  Congratulations to you both!

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Venue: Jasmine Plantation
Dress: Maggie Sottero

 

Katherine & John: an Elegant DC Wedding

Katherine and John had the kind of day that makes us love shooting weddings; plenty of sunshine, lots of fabulous DC locations, and an undeniable love for each other. We had such a hard time narrowing down our favorites, because with these two, every moment felt special. From their choice to do a spend the day together to the thoughtful gifts they exchanged, everything felt like it was so them.

We started the morning at a hotel in Arlington, where Katherine dressed with her girls, as John enjoyed some leisurely time with his groomsmen. They opted for a first look, which meant we had an entire afternoon of photos; a true luxury on any wedding day!Top of the Town DC Wedding Photos Top of the Town DC Wedding Photos Top of the Town DC Wedding Photos Top of the Town DC Wedding Photos Top of the Town DC Wedding Photos Top of the Town DC Wedding Photos Top of the Town DC Wedding Photos Top of the Town DC Wedding Photos Top of the Town DC Wedding Photos Top of the Town DC Wedding Photos Top of the Town DC Wedding Photos Top of the Town DC Wedding Photos Top of the Town DC Wedding Photos Top of the Town DC Wedding Photos Top of the Town DC Wedding Photos Top of the Town DC Wedding Photos Top of the Town DC Wedding Photos Top of the Town DC Wedding Photos Top of the Town DC Wedding Photos Top of the Town DC Wedding Photos Top of the Town DC Wedding Photos Top of the Town DC Wedding Photos Top of the Town DC Wedding Photos Top of the Town DC Wedding Photos Top of the Town DC Wedding Photos

That view takes our breath away, but Katherine and John were too busy staring at each other to notice!
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John and Katherine chose the hashtag #floodedwithlove for their wedding photos, and we can’t think of any words more fitting to describe these two and their elegant wedding day. Congratulations to you both!

  Many Thanks to the following vendors:

Coordination: Lynn Jeunette

Hotel: Residence Inn Arlington 

Dress: Sophia Tolli 

Hair & Makeup: Up Do’s For I Do’s

Bridal Party Transportation: Culdesac Limousine 

Ceremony: St. John’s Episcopal Church

Reception: Top of the Town

DJ: DJ Jatin

Cake: Fluffy thoughts

A Lewis Ginter Spring Wedding: Nick & Val

We can say with out hesitation that Nick and Val are one of the sweetest couples we have ever worked with. The way he looks at her is heart melting; just wait until you see how his jaw dropped when he saw her coming down the aisle!  These two had a beautiful late afternoon ceremony at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Val must have a direct line to the weather man, because it was a perfectly sunny spring day.  We were honored to document their love story!Richmond Virginia Lewis Ginter Wedding Photos Richmond Virginia Lewis Ginter Wedding Photos Richmond Virginia Lewis Ginter Wedding PhotosRichmond Virginia Lewis Ginter Wedding Photos Richmond Virginia Lewis Ginter Wedding Photos Richmond Virginia Lewis Ginter Wedding Photos Richmond Virginia Lewis Ginter Wedding Photos Richmond Virginia Lewis Ginter Wedding Photos Richmond Virginia Lewis Ginter Wedding Photos Richmond Virginia Lewis Ginter Wedding Photos Richmond Virginia Lewis Ginter Wedding Photos Richmond Virginia Lewis Ginter Wedding Photos Richmond Virginia Lewis Ginter Wedding Photos Richmond Virginia Lewis Ginter Wedding Photos Richmond Virginia Lewis Ginter Wedding PhotosRichmond Virginia Lewis Ginter Wedding Photos Richmond Virginia Lewis Ginter Wedding Photos

Nick & Val gave us a little extra time in the gardens for formal portraits; we LOVE when couples trust us with that time on their wedding day.Richmond Virginia Lewis Ginter Wedding Photos Richmond Virginia Lewis Ginter Wedding Photos Richmond Virginia Lewis Ginter Wedding Photos Richmond Virginia Lewis Ginter Wedding Photos Richmond Virginia Lewis Ginter Wedding Photos

 One of the perks of shooting in a garden? Endless options for detail photos!
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Dress: Wtoo 

Venue: Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens

Cake: Cakes By Graham

Band: Hipshack 

Catering: Meriwether-Godsey

Coffee With Strangers

Here at Capture, we LOVE ideas. We love bold, creative projects, so when we heard about this one, we had to get involved.  We are excited to introduce you to Coffee With Strangers, hosted by Richmond radio personality,  Kelli Lemon!  Each week, Kelli will sit down for coffee with local personalities to find out how they do life here in RVA.  We will get the inside scoop on everything from their role in the community to their favorite hang out spots. Keeping in the spirit of loving and supporting local business, the first group of  episodes are being filmed at a Church Hill neighborhood bakery, WPA.

This new weekly video series and podcast will be debuting Monday March 16th, and you can find more information on their website, coffeewithstrangersrva.com. They are currently accepting suggestions for who you want to see on upcoming episodes, so be sure to send them your suggestions. Filming began last week, and we were on set to catch a few behind-the-scenes.  Enjoy the sneak peeks and be sure to tune in Monday to hear Kelli speak with VCU Band Director and local celebrity, Ryan Kopacsi!  Whether your a ram fan or a coffee lover, you won’t want to miss this! 2015-03-13_00012015-03-13_00032015-03-13_0006 2015-03-13_00072015-03-13_00022015-03-13_00042015-03-13_0005

 

    For more information: www.coffeewithstrangersrva.com & on twitter, @RVAstranger

Video & Production, Matt Pochily

Cat & Justin: A Virginia Winery Wedding

Cat and Justin flew to Virginia  all the way from their home in Colorado to say their vows and celebrate their love. They were rewarded  in a huge way with plenty of sunshine, lots of dancing, and a wedding day that came together beautifully!  Between heartfelt toasts in spanish and the family style banquet tables for their guests, this wedding was truly centered around family and friends. We were so happy to be their for their amazing day and are thrilled to share just a few sneak peeks. Congratulations, Cat and Justin!new_kent_winery_wedding)001001 new_kent_winery_wedding)001003 new_kent_winery_wedding)001002new_kent_winery_wedding)001004 new_kent_winery_wedding)001005 new_kent_winery_wedding)001006 new_kent_winery_wedding)001007 new_kent_winery_wedding)001008 new_kent_winery_wedding)001009 new_kent_winery_wedding)001010

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  Venue: New Kent Winery

Coordination: Emmett Hickam,  Richmond Bridal Consulting

Officiant: Reverend Ken Lane

Flowers: Flowers by Zoie

Favors (wine charms): DIY

Hair & Makeup: Avenue 42

DJ: Choice Entertainment / Eric Cunningham

Catering: A Sharper Palate

Transportation: James River Transportation

Jenna & Mike: A Classic Richmond Wedding

Jenna and Mike planned and absolutely perfect day. They organized their shot lists, hand picked all the pretty details, and even booked a shuttle to transport them to the capitol building for special photos.  Jenna’s planning was impeccable- but her wedding day far exceeded anyone’s expectations. The weather brought skies fall sunshine that brides dream about when they pick a date in October,  and if anyone deserved such a beautiful day, it’s these two!  The way they look at each other is enough to make anyone believe in love. Their friends and family were warm and welcoming- as the celebration went into the evening, toasts from loved ones prompted plenty of laughter and a few heartfelt tears. It’s a sure sign of  a great couple when they surround themselves with wonderful people!

We went a little overboard with the sneak peeks for this wedding and I think you’ll see why. The John Marshall Ballrooms might be our new favorite Richmond venue…we LOVED shooting here.  Jenna and Mike, congratulations on your marriage; may every day be as happy as your wedding day!john_marshall_wedding_001576 john_marshall_wedding_001577 john_marshall_wedding_001578 john_marshall_wedding_001579 john_marshall_wedding_001580 john_marshall_wedding_001581

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 Ceremony Venue: Centenary United Methodist Church

Reception Venue: The Historic John Marshall Ballrooms

Catering: Homemades by Suzanne

DJ: Will Rollins

Cake: Appletree Cake Co

Flowers: Vogue Flowers

Hair &  Makeup: Ave42