A Garden Wedding: Dave & Karen

When the Director of the Richmond’s Historic Garden Week, with the Garden Club of Virginia, gets married – you can bet there were a lot of beautiful floral decorations incorporated into this backyard wedding.  Dave, being a videographer, staged every detail – even the cloud coverage for beautiful light!  The couple began their day with a morning ceremony in the backyard of there home.  In the presence of family they were married by the friend who brought them together.  They wanted to emphasize that their marriage was the blending of their two families and Karen’s daughters had the special role of walking their mother down the aisle.  In the evening they hosted a party at the Kent-Valentine House, the headquarters for the Garden Club of Virginia.  The family celebrated with friends from all over the globe who flew in to be a part of this couple’s special day.With Mosaic catering and a special gift by a friend who happens to own Belmont Butchery , they all enjoyed amazing food in a stunningly classic, Richmond setting.




DSC_8879_smKaren and her daughters worked all through the spring and summer together to make their yard perfect in time for the wedding.







DSC_8815_smTheir friend the match-maker was able to be the officiant for their wedding!






DSC_9234_smAll of the flowers for the reception were straight from the Garden Club of Virginia’s garden and arranged as a gift to the couple.




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…

 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

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




We’re on Instagram!

We’ve finally made the leap into the instagram world, and we are excited to have another way to share photos with you! You can find us under the name @capture_weddings, and looking for the hashtag #capturebrides . We will also be using the personalized hashtags that our couples create for their wedding days, so be sure to check those out! We’re excited to share more photos and some behind the scenes stuff as well. We also love seeing what vendors are up to and what our brides are planning, so if you follow us, we’ll follow you back.  See you there!



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!


Hayden & Margot’s Boathouse Wedding: Featured On Borrowed and Blue

We are excited to share images from Hayden and Margot’s summer wedding at The Boathouse at Sunday Park featured on Borrowed and Blue!  On June 14, 2014 at the waters edge they celebrated their commitment and vows.  We hope you enjoy these photographs of this gorgeous wedding and stunning couple.

>> Click Here to View Margot & Hayden’s Wedding Featured on Borrowed and Blue: The Boathouse at Sunday Park

Congratulations Margot and Hayden!



The Boathouse at Sunday Park | Nor Cal Pro Sound Boutique DJ

Charlie + Liana: Science Museum of Virginia Wedding

Charlie and Liana are one of the couples that completely stole our hearts. Yes, they had whimsical details and a gorgeous ceremony. Yes, they are totally photogenic. But the real story of this wedding is the love that Charlie and Liana show for each other, and the easy going way they include everyone else in that love story. We are so excited to share these photos from one of our favorite weddings of 2013!C+L_Blog047

Charlie and Liana chose to see each other before the ceremony, which opened up a window of opportunity for tons of photos. We met them at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, where we had the luxury of an hour for photographing the wedding party- before we even got to their venue!C+L_Blog034C+L_Blog035 C+L_Blog036 C+L_Blog037C+L_Blog039                                 As any good Richmonder knows, the best pizza in the Fan is Chanello’s. The guys made sure they had plenty on had for pre-wedding fuel!C+L_Blog038 C+L_Blog043C+L_Blog045 C+L_Blog044C+L_Blog041

One of the benefits of having two lead photographers is that you’ll receive a double portion of portraits. The images above were taken within seconds of each other. We were able to position ourselves so that CHarlie and Liana never had to move, and we were able to really work the location!C+L_Blog042 C+L_Blog040

Charlie and Liana lived close by, so they made sure their dog was able to get in on a few photos too. After all, she’s part of the family!!C+L_Blog046

After our session at the VMFA, we moved to the science museum. Since rain was a strong possibility, we took the chance to shoot even more portraits before the ceremony began.C+L_Blog048 C+L_Blog049 C+L_Blog051 C+L_Blog050 C+L_Blog052


The ceremony was as sweet as Charlie and Liana themselves. They wrote their own vows, including a promise to sleep under the starts as many nights as possible. You could feel hearts melting as their friends and family looked on…..C+L_Blog055 C+L_Blog056 C+L_Blog057 C+L_Blog058

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Since Charlie and Liana had family members who couldn’t be with them, they found a sweet way to recognize them during the ceremony, through placing a sunflower for each on an empty chair, and also by having a framed photograph. We love the value a photograph has, to carry a memory on in a profound way.2014-03-14_0031

Since we had already photographed formal portraits, we were able to use some of the time before the reception to get more playful photos with the wedding party. C+L_Blog054 C+L_Blog059C+L_Blog062                                       The reception was a blast- the rain started to pour but it didn’t dampen any spirits inside the tent!C+L_Blog060 C+L_Blog061 C+L_Blog0632014-03-14_0032

We will leave you with our favorite photo of the night. The rain continued as the evening wore on. It became clear that a standard sparkler exit wouldn’t be an option, so Charlie and Liana quickly devised a new plan. They asked the grooms men to spread two tarps out on the lawn, cover them in dish soap, and then had their guests line up nearby. In all our years of wedding photography, this is the most adventurous exit we have ever seen. They ended the night with a home made slip-n-slide, and a story that will be told over and over by their friends, family, and especially their photographers. Charlie and Liana, we wish you more happiness than you’ve dreamt of, and many years of sleeping together under the stars.


  Venue: Science Museum of Virginia

 Catering: Mosiac

Entertainment: DJ Mface




For the Boys

2013-09-18_0011Getting caught up in all the brilliant details is a part of our job. Dresses, jewelry, shoes…the list goes on. Bridal prep especially garners a lot of attention. Today, we want to give the guys a share of the spotlight. They deserve it! How often do we get to see the men we love, dressed to the nines, willing to pose for hundreds of photos?

There are incredible advantages to having a team of lead photographers.  The freedom it gives us as photographers to truly capture the moments from both sides of the wedding day, brides and grooms, like Nathan reading a love letter from his soon-to-be-bride Jen. 2013-09-18_0010


We love the attention to style that our grooms display on their wedding days, whether it’s sassy socks, a good tie, or a nod to their favorite sports team.


The guys often bring a little of their favorite liquid courage along. Just a little of course, but when they do, they sip it in style!


Some may bring sentimental items, or something that holds religious significance. Mark had the fortune he found in a cookie on an date with his girlfriend Ashley. He saved it for his proposal- and then brought it to the wedding. The fortune reads “You and your wife will be very happy in life”. How romantic2013-09-18_00012013-09-18_0005

Here’s to the boys- for sharing their quiet moments, letting down their guard for our cameras, and always making us laugh along the way. We couldn’t do it without you!2013-09-18_0013


Wedding Trends We Love: Photo Booths

The romance. The kisses. The glamour. We love all the pieces that come together to make a wedding fabulous. And what we really love? When our couples, and their guests, are having FUN! And nothing says fun like squeezing into a small space with your 4 closest friends and adding a feather boa while you cheese for the camera.
We love the one-two punch of the photo booth; your guests have something entertaining to do, and you both get a great memory! As one of our recent brides explained, could there be a better party favor?

Be sure to check out these two vendors that we love: Sisters Renee & Elizabeth do a fabulous job here in Richmond, at http://shutterbooth.com/richmond/ and for the DC weddings, check out DC Photobooth!

And don’t forget…there’s always a chance that your photographers will sneak into the photo booth too!