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The Photographer

“An engagement shoot is great because it’s like a practice run, so you’re really ready to go on the day of the wedding.”

Check out this great article from New York Magazine’s 2010 Wedding Issue on the photographer.
Link to Article, “The Photographer”

Many more great articles, tips, and checklists available in this issue!
New York Magazine’s 2010 Wedding Issue
“The Caterer”
“The Makeup Artist”
“The Planner”
“Album Perfection Is Possible”

Wedding Extravaganza!

Very early on a Sunday morning, when most of Richmond was still asleep, the ladies of Capture were kicking it into high gear. Moving furniture, loading the truck, and of course, getting dolled up.

Who carries a zillion pound ottoman at 5:30 am? Answer: Photographers who are thrilled about their first wedding expo, of course!

The early morning set-up was beyond worth it! We had a blast meeting brides, grooms, families & vendors at the 2011 Richmond Wedding Expo. Richmondweddings.com did a terrific job organizing the expo and securing the most talented local vendors to participate. Amy and Scott Brunette are the husband-and-wife force behind the wedding guide. They deserve major recognition for all their hard work.

We want to give a shout-out to our booth neighbor, Weddings by Windy. We have worked with this talented wedding planner on numerous occasions and it has been our pleasure to photograph her work! We were excited to connect with the Richmond Marriott. Not only do they host the expo every year, but they have a dedicated staff who specialize in the flawless execution of extraordinary social events and weddings at the hotel. We have had the opportunity to work with the Richmond Marriott photographing their events in the past and are looking forward to collaborating on future projects.

Participating in the Richmond Wedding Expo was a pleasure. Expect to see us back next year!

The inside scoop


We thought it would be fun to give our fans a little insight into the world of wedding photography, so today we bring you a little Q&A from the the ladies of capture!

Q (JENNY, Left): WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MOMENT DURING THE WEDDING & RECEPTION ?
A (Allison, Right): I came into the wedding photography business claiming it was just going to be a job. The reality is, I have turned into a big sap! I love sharing in the excitement felt by the couple and their loved ones. My favorite moment is getting to be with the bride and the groom before the ceremony. Each and every-time I get swept up in the day and the couple!
Q (ALLISON): WHAT IS IT ABOUT SHOOTING WEDDINGS THAT MAKES YOU LOVE WHAT YOU DO?
A (Jenny):Everything! It’s a whole day to celebrate love and everyone is so happy to be there. People invite me to share one of the most important days of their life, and it doesn’t get better than that. I get wrapped up in every couple and it makes me want to write my own beautiful love story.
Q (JENNY): WHO WOULD BE YOUR DREAM COUPLE TO PHOTOGRAPH?
A (Allison): A couple that is madly in love and ready to have a party!
A (Jenny): I want in on this one too! I’m going with Heidi & Spencer. Kidding! I would love to photograph Faith Hill & Tim McGraw, they seem to exude love and they’re so darn adorable together. Plus you know the reception music would be rockin’.
Q (ALLISON): TELL US ABOUT YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY FROM A WEDDING.
A (Jenny): No names, but probably the couple who did their first dance dressed as their own super heroes. Or when the brother sang “I thought I loved you then” during the ceremony. I might have cried, but don’t tell anyone.
Q (JENNY): WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED FROM THE INDUSTRY THAT YOU WILL TAKE TO YOUR OWN WEDDING?
A (Allison): Be well prepared and have professionals present on your wedding day. Your planning will pay off but once the day actually arrives, let your entrourage take care of you and just enjoy! As long as you have good help on hand at your wedding, you will be able to relax, enjoy yourself, and let everything unfold naturally.
A (Jenny): Make your kiss on the altar last- you only get one! A good five seconds will guarantee a photo and it will make your hubby pretty happy too.

Lindsey & Mark: Celebration!

The Martell couple celebrated their one year anniversary with a special photoshoot in Red Rock Canyon; that’s just outside the fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada! What a gorgeous location for a gorgeous couple! We were excited to do their portraits, especially because their military

commitments (Lindsey and Mark both serve in the Air Force) never allowed for engagement

portraits. Here’s to their first year, and the many more to come!

(For the complete set, please visit our facebook page)

Katie’s Maternity

What a perfect model!





In the Begining….

One of the first things we always want to know about a couple is the story of how they met. What brought you together, how did this begin? Well, we thought it would be fun to tell Capture fans our story.

Lets set the scene; Bad florescent lighting, uncomfy desks & a color management class. Glamorous, no? But throw two girls with a sense of humor and a drive to succeed together, and something wonderful happened. We tackled our project with enthusiasm, and as the semester wore on, we realized something; we work well together. Scratch that, we work great together. We each picked up where the other left off, and collectively we pulled off a photography stunt that was beyond what either of us could have dreamed of doing alone.

In the spring of our junior year, we received some incredible news. We’d been awarded the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Undergraduate Fellowship in Photography. Turns out that color theory class wasn’t such a bad gig after all, and we took the award as a sign that we had something special.

So, we continued working together, and years later, we find the same things to be true. We still push each other, inspire each other, and find a way to make a little magic. And in case you’re wondering about those first photographs, here are a couple of samples. Enjoy!

Welcome to Our Blog Page!

Dear Capture Fans,

Welcome to our newest online addition! We are extremely excited about the opportunity this Blog will provide for us to stay connected with all of you. We plan to regularly post information about the happenings at Capture, the latest imagery, and even tips we think our brides might find helpful.

We hope you will decide to follow the Blog and give us feedback!!