This Frazier-Stickley Engagement Session took place at Maymont Park in Richmond, Virginia. Jill and Dillian were experts in front of the camera as we captured the perfect shot for their first oil portrait as a couple.
Sometimes you just know true love when you see it. We immediately knew that Jill and Dill were meant to be together and that we were meant to photograph their engagement session and wedding.
Since Jill and Dill were already in their first home, and it was so close to Maymont Park, we thought would be a fantastic location for their engagement session. Jill even worked there a few years back, so we immediately knew it would be a perfect backdrop to create a timeless piece of art to be displayed in their living room.
We began the process by visiting their home to determine the perfect location for the final product. Together, we decided to fill the wall beside their television, an area visible from several rooms. It was obvious that the dark green accent wall would be the perfect complement to the lush greenery and foliage of the park. Then we decided on blue as the color palette for their clothing.
We began the session at the top of the Italian Gardens, working in a place where no one was in the background. Then we worked our way to the Japanese Gardens. Here the golden sunlight, filtering down through the trees, created the perfect spot and composition that would make for a big wow on their wall. We knew the winning shot when we pushed the camera’s shutter button! This feeling was solidified when we watched their faces as the image popped on our large screen when they first viewed the images.
The joy on Jennifer’s face when she entered the studio to take the first look at the finished painting said it all. Only matched by the same joy on Jill and Dillian’s faces when they walked around the corner of their kitchen to see this masterpiece hanging in their living room.
Another perfect and amazing oil painting for another amazing client!