Serena + Jenson (+ Ricky!) // Richmond Engagement

Abigail and I discovered Great Shiplock Park last year on a cute post-workday Italian picnic date, which was promptly interrupted by a horde of Pokemon Go-ers catching 'em all while I was trying to precariously construct a prosciutto/pomodoro/gran padano/olive oil sandwich (omg).

So when I thought of great engagement session locations in Richmond, Great Shiplock Park logically came to mind.  I used this model:


This is how everybody else thinks, right?


Serena and I met while I was on assignment in DC photographing a group of research students from California visiting Capitol Hill, and she was one of the researchers!  I'm so glad I got to hang out with her + her fiancé Jenson, and their amazing dog Ricky!  It was incredibly cold + windy, but I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that it only made the session better!  They are wonderful people; not only were they totally natural in front of the camera, but I could instantly tell that they had a strong connection and spirit of togetherness that comes right through in their images.  I cannot wait to capture their wedding this summer!

Photographs, commence:

Margot + Kyle :: Liberty Mountain Wedding

Today we have Margot and Kyle's wedding in the Ski Liberty Mountain Lodge!  The weather conditions were pretty rough outside, freezing rain and sleet making outdoor shots difficult; but a warm, beautiful lodge combined with a generous helping of breakfast for dinner made for a cozy wedding atmosphere!  Many of you know that I'm a big fan of the added challenge of shooting entirely inside, looking for interesting portrait spots despite the otherwise "normal" lodge decor, and this wedding was a perfect example.  Also these two have some seriously insane friends.

I've known Kyle for a long time, and immediately upon meeting Margot I knew the two of them were an absolute perfect fit.  They have an amazing ability to know what the other person wants and needs, and both have a wonderfully sarcastic sense of humor that really resonates with me!  :)  I'm so happy they're together! 

Now let's get to the photos!