Lisa and Andrew’s was one of the weddings I had closest to my heart this year. I’ve had the fortune to be in contact with Lisa’s family for over a year now and loved them from the very first meeting. They were in my thoughts many times as Lisa’s father battled health issues throughout the year and I was simply thrilled to document their joyous wedding day complete with a healthy and proud father of the bride. When I think of Lisa and Andrew I think of this look between the two of them. I think of them surrounded by their families and friends and so obviously each other’s family and best friend. I wish them a lifetime of love and hope they continue to look at each other this same way decades down the line. Following are images from the day: enjoy!
According to Southern tradition, if you bury a full bottle of bourbon at the site where the bride and groom are to be married, then it won’t rain on their wedding day. So, Jeff and Cristin set out, shovel in hand, to bury a bottle of Jefferson Reserve on the grounds of Tuckahoe Plantation to keep the rain gods at bay for their September wedding. As a side note, Jeff and Cristin have a Thomas Jefferson thread going through their wedding, from the bourbon to the ceremony site (Tuckahoe Plantation was Thomas Jefferson’s boyhood home), to their mini honeymoon at Monticello. Anyway, Jeff dug a hole and he and Cristin buried the bourbon. Their gorgeous wedding happened this past Saturday and I have to say that between the earthquake, the hurricane, the tropical storm and the flooding…I was a little nervous that burying a bottle of bourbon might not cut it against the wrath of mother nature. However, she must really love Jefferson Reserve, because Saturday was a breathtaking end of summer day without a single drop of rain. I can’t wait to share photos from their wedding, but for now: bottoms up!
When Meshayla and Cherod told me they wanted to do their engagement session at the Byrd Theatre, I have to admit I was excited. I’ve shot in Carytown and outside the Byrd, I’ve even shot from the roof of the Byrd, but I had yet to have the opportunity to use the ornate and truly vintage Richmond that is the interior of this unique little movie theatre. Built in 1928, it is an unmistakable Richmond landmark and I have crammed my legs into its seats many times to catch second-run movies and let the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ take me back to a different time. Meshayla and Cherod glammed it up for me and dressed the part (don’t you love the sweater vest and bow tie!) and we had a lot of fun. Many thanks also to Nica from Once in a Lifetime Events for all her help. After the Byrd, we braved some very ominous rain clouds and found the perfect Carytown brick wall to go with their coordinated outfits. I can’t wait for their July 2012 wedding and, in the meantime, hope you enjoy these favorites of mine from our shoot!