Amanda’s bridal portrait

Amanda elected to photograph her portrait in her parent’s Frank Lloyd Wright inspired home in Chesterfield, Virginia.  It was an outstanding session with one of my favorite images coming from above, showcasing the lovely design of their home and Amanda’s contagious smile.  This 11×14 print matted to a 16×20 frame was displayed in Keswick Hall throughout the wedding weekend.

 

Trump Winery – Carriage House

I was given a private tour by the folks at Trump Winery and am excited to see how Trump Vineyard weddings unfold in the near future.  I was able to photograph the old Kluge carriage house from within and we certainly think this has the potential to become one of the top wedding destinations in the south.  This is a view from one of the windows near the east side of the property.

One moment – pit stop

There are times when you are documenting a wedding day that you know exactly what you are going to blog before you press the shutter release on your camera.  Amanda, the bridesmaids, and parents were riding in our limo from Keswick Hall to the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond, Virginia when her nephew quickly spoke up.  He had to go…..now!  At this point, I knew we were in for a great photograph.

The one hour trip

Boar’s Head Inn wedding – wedding announcement in Richmond Times Dispatch

You may recognize Carleen and Les from their Boar’s Head Inn wedding and a previous blog post.  Carleen and Les’ portrait at the Rotunda on the grounds of the University of Virginia and their wedding announcement appeared in the Richmond Times Dispatch.  A screen shot from the online version is below:

 

One moment – with the mother of the groom

In the previous post I talked about finding a unique photograph in a situation revisted by a photographer in our industry on a weekly basis.  I document weddings for a living, so one might presume that I see a groom dance with his mother on a regular basis……you would be correct if that was your assumption.  Bryan and Meg’s wedding in the lovely Adirondacks of New York had just such a moment.  Bryan and his mother

One moment – layering people

 

Weddings are about people….period.  Brides are frequently overwhelmed with the planning, the details, and the timing of the wedding day.  Everything can be a difficult challenge and we are quite often inundated with  hundreds of websites showing off a plethora of detail driven links that can get us away from what is really important.  That always drives me back to the essence of the wedding…..the individuals present.  It is quite simply the most important piece of the day.  Details can be replaced, people cannot.  That is part of what defines my style as a photographer.  I spend time capturing all of the details and obviously want to showcase that in my work, but I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t look for a unique perspective in regards to all of the people present.

I was able to