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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 The way he admires is fiance is precious…richmond_engagement_downtown001

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…

 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

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!


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


The center pieces included family heirlooms.  We loved it!


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!


Venue: Jasmine Plantation
Dress: Maggie Sottero


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 

Jency & Alan: An Adams International School Wedding & Picnic

Alan & Jency are one of the sweetest couples we’ve ever had the honor of photographing. They are SO in love, and it shows through in everything they do. From the quiet way the speak to each other, to the smile that Alan constantly puts on Jency’s face, it was abundantly clear that these two will last a lifetime.

A few morning showers didn’t put the slightest damper on this gorgeous wedding,  and Jency was calm and collected when we arrived.  As their friends and family trickled in, they were greeted with the music of bagpipes.  Using their rain plan for a cozy ceremony in the main school room of the Adams Montessori, Adam and Jency promised each other forever.  The gentleman wore kilts, and in true Scottish tradition, Alan adorned Jency with a sash of his family colors.

Every detail of the reception that followed was perfection. Picnic lunch baskets for every guest, two dessert tables brimming with delicious confections, and lawn games for all ages, it was a saturday afternoon fit for a king! The guests danced the day away, and so many toasts were given that glasses had to be refilled. We were so happy to be there to capture it all, and send the warmest of wishes to Alan & Jency as they begin their new life together
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   Wedding Dress: BHLDN

 Bridesmaid Dresses: J. Crew

Hair & Makeup: Flirt Salon

Flowers: Strawberry Fields 

Catering: A Sharper Palate

Cakes & Desserts: Sweetfix

Tent & Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

DJ: Larry Bernstein 

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Adams International Montessori School




Brad & Melissa: Wedding Sneak Peeks Colonial Heritage, Williamsburg, VA

Melissa is a bubbly, enthusiastic bride!  She was all smiles when we arrived at Colonial Heritage on September 19th to photograph Brad and her wedding. Enjoy these sneak peeks of their gorgeous day.




Hannah & Rob: A Virginia Country Wedding

Hannah & Rob are the sort of couple who make you believe that the world is a good place. They resonate love, to each other, and to everyone they meet. We were thrilled to be included in their wedding day. It was filled to the brim with adorable details; they pulled off the country fair theme with such style, we couldn’t get enough photos of the details!

From the homemade photo booth to the lawn games & blue ribbon pies, it was all beautiful. But nothing shined brighter than Hannah & Rob, as they promised each other forever on the very property where Hannah’s parents had said their vows many years ago. Hannah & Rob, we wish you a million happy years together!