Monthly Archives: February 2018

Private Estate Engagement Session Near Gywnn's Island

Private Estate Engagement Session Near Gwynn’s Island Mary Margaret and Andrew’s Private Estate Engagement Session Near Gwynn’s Island was absolute perfection. While photographing this session we could totally see that these two are made for each other. Their love was so evident and they had smiles on their faces throughout the entire session. The lovely couple […]

Private Estate Engagement Session Near Gwynn’s Island


Mary Margaret and Andrew’s Private Estate Engagement Session Near Gwynn’s Island was absolute perfection. While photographing this session we could totally see that these two are made for each other. Their love was so evident and they had smiles on their faces throughout the entire session.

The lovely couple will be tying the knot on May 5, 2018. Mary Margaret and Andrew will say “I Do” at Trinity United Methodist Church followed by a reception will be at Richmond Country Club. Based on what we know about this couple, it will be an absolutely perfect day, with friends and family celebrating the union of these two wonderful people.

They wanted to celebrate this special time in their lives with an engagement session. The couple chose a private estate near Gwynn’s Island for their outdoor shoot. The property was absolutely gorgeous. From the riverfront location with the rustic dock to the miles of white picket fencing…everything was absolutely perfect. In addition, the couple’s style changes helped add an extra dynamic to each group of photos. We honestly cannot pick our favorite set of images from this session. However, it certainly is hard not to focus on the images showcasing the beautiful sunset. They truly cannot have asked for a more perfect day.

Between getting engaged, purchasing a home and getting married, this is a very busy time in their lives. However, it is so nice for couples to take a day and just celebrate their engagement and upcoming nuptials. For Mary Margaret and Andrew, this day was just for them and the images from this session will document this special time for the rest of their lives.

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The session ended with the perfect sunset…
What more could Mary Margret and Andrew have asked for!

Private Estate Engagement Session Near Gwynn's Island

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Condrey Family Portrait Session & Installation The Condrey Family Portrait Session turned out to be the perfect holiday gift. Lauren and Keith were married 25 years ago and we were there to capture the wonderful memories of their special day. Now what a “treat” it is to be photographing their children, Lydia and Wright. And, […]

Condrey Family Portrait Session & Installation


The Condrey Family Portrait Session turned out to be the perfect holiday gift. Lauren and Keith were married 25 years ago and we were there to capture the wonderful memories of their special day. Now what a “treat” it is to be photographing their children, Lydia and Wright. And, we use the word “treat” partially because Laura is the co-owner of Pearl’s Cupcake Shoppe in Richmond, Virginia. As we experienced with Mary’s children and her niece, leaving home for college is a heart-wrenching event. You want nothing but the best for your children, however, being left behind with only the memories of their footsteps is heartbreaking for any parent. This is why celebrating this milestone with a family portrait is a perfect way to keep their memory at home forever, no matter where they end up in life.

During this session, watching Lydia genuinely caring about her little brother just melted Jamie’s heart. She is such a great big sister and we know Wright will miss her when she leaves for college. When Lauren brought her family to our studio she wanted to capture this special time in their lives. In addition, she planned on giving a framed portrait to her parents for their holiday gift. We say it all of the time but the gift of photography is truly one of the most special gifts to give. It is hard to believe that we photographed the Condrey’s wedding 25 years ago. It’s truly full circle to now be photographing their family.

The Condrey’s chose to do both black and white studio shots as well as shots in our garden.  We absolutely love how all of the images turned out. Scroll all the way down to see the final framed portrait of Lydia and Wright.

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Lauren was brought to tears when we presented her with the framed portrait. She knew this would be such a wonderful gift her parents at the holidays. This gift will be something that the grandparents will treasure.  Also, it will be part of their family for a lifetime. Again, we cannot express enough what a wonderful gift photography is. Just imagine giving her family something that they will truly get joy out of every day. It is the gift that keeps on giving.

Condrey Family Portrait Session

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Maymont Park Engagement Session

Maymont Park Engagement Session Alicia and Andrew’s Maymont Park Engagement Session was perfection. The weather was unseasonably warm but we were happy with the beautiful sunshine and Maymont is the perfect backdrop. Situated in the city of Richmond, Maymont is truly one of the city’s little treasures. The trees, flowers, foliage, and landscaping is always beautiful which […]

Maymont Park Engagement Session


Alicia and Andrew’s Maymont Park Engagement Session was perfection. The weather was unseasonably warm but we were happy with the beautiful sunshine and Maymont is the perfect backdrop. Situated in the city of Richmond, Maymont is truly one of the city’s little treasures. The trees, flowers, foliage, and landscaping is always beautiful which makes it a great place for an outdoor portrait session.

This was also a very special location for Alicia and Andrew because he proposed in the Japanese Gardens at the park. We maneuvered our way around the park and eventually ended up in the gardens at the grotto where he popped the question. They changed outfits with each new location but the process was quick and painless. They were open to trying different poses and we got lots of different expressions from both Alicia and Andrew.

The flowers were full of color and their outfits coordinated perfectly with the scenery. Jamie’s favorite moment was when the couple sat by the river and she put her toes in the water with his arms around her. They ended the day where their new lives officially began, with a kiss just outside the grotto. All in all, it was a perfect day to begin a perfect life.

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