Cassie & Ryan’s spring wedding day at Virginia Crossings in Richmond, VA was ABSOLUTELY beautiful, amazing, emotional, and just so joyful!!⠀ To top it all off, I received one of the best compliments after 8 hours of capturing their amazing wedding day. At the end of the night, after the sparkler exit was complete, I walked up to Cassie and gave her a big hug goodbye and said one last congratulations to her on her marriage to Ryan! Cassie smiled and said, “We had so much fun with you today! It felt like you were just our good friends here celebrating all day while taking the photos.” After hearing those words, the soreness and longness of the day just melted away from my body. Cassie’s words made all of my hard work throughout the day of looking for the best locations, the best light, anticipating moments, and staying on schedule so worth it!
I always strive to capture my couples in an authentic, genuine way and it melts my heart when I work with clients who become more like friends and who enjoy spending the day with me just as much as love spending their wedding day with them! I believe in creating the best photographic experience possible for my couples and one of the ways that I ensure this is by forming a friendship with my couples. A bride and groom should connect with their photographer, trust their photographer, and be excited about the whole process!
Cassie & Ryan were so wonderful to work with and I had the opportunity to get to know them in advance to the wedding at their Richmond Engagement Session! After our fun filled afternoon together at The Carillon, they knew what to expect from me on their wedding day and that resulted in a laid-back, fun environment for wedding photography to take place!
Everything about my process and approach to wedding photography ends up merging together on the wedding day. No other person beside those in the wedding party, parents, and family got to spend the entirety of the wedding day with Cassie & Ryan and I’m so glad the day ended up just how they imagined with just as many tears as there was laughter!
Cassie & Ryan are two of the most fun and laid-back people I’ve had a chance to work with and even though they had so much anticipation and nerves leading up to the ceremony, these two were a dream to work with and made my job of capturing their love so effortless! Together, they completely compliment one another. He is always smiling around Cassie and his love for her is so apparent to everyone else around them! They are, indeed, a perfect match, and I am just bursting with joy that I was the one to document their love and their first day as Mr. + Mrs.!
Before I write an entire novel on how much I love Cassie & Ryan – and all my couples – I hope you enjoy some of my favorite images from their elegant wedding day!
Cassie shared a first look with her father… and the moment took my breath away!
Cassie & Ryan both exchanged gifts as well as heartfelt letters.
The were so excited to get married… the rings just may have been placed before they were told to do so! EPIC!
Cheers to their amazing vendors:
Venue | Virginia Crossing
Hair & Make-up | Britny with Avenue 42
Dress | Urban Set Bride
DJ | Bow Tied Weddings
Florist | Vogue Flowers
Bridesmaid Dresses | Lulu’s
Groomsmen Attire | Men’s Warehouse
Invitation | Minted