It’s been a looooooong winter… I think it’s safe to say that ALL of our winter sessions were in the rain (or snow!) and cold… That includes sessions that were re-scheduled because our original date was supposed to be even worse!! Finally, we found an evening that the sun was actually out, and the temperature was above 45 degrees.
We’ve known Ben for a long time. I’ve worked together with Ben for the past 3 years, and his family is the sweetest, most generous, group of people we know. We even shot his older sister’s wedding a few years back! But we didn’t really know Sarah, that is until we all went to Top Golf in Virginia Beach. If you haven’t been to Top Golf before, it’s bowling but with Golf, cold beer, and good food, and they have one opening in Richmond in the fall. We got to know her a little there, but much more during our engagement session, which is why we love spending this time with our couples.
Ben & Sarah drove down from Gloucester to meet us in Richmond, and let us choose the spots we would be going with them. We decided to start off at Dogwood Dell because we were told that The Carillon was finally finished with construction. We so so badly want to use those stairs… Unfortunately, it was still surrounded by the chain link fence, so instead we used the fields around. Even in the winter, this park has some great spots to take portraits. We then headed to the river at Brown’s Island for our second location, and second outfit. When we saw them walk up after changing, we just about lost it! A long flowy dress for her, and pants and a jacket for him! We shot at a new favorite brick wall we discovered inside of the Tredegar Ironworks next to the American Civil War Museum, before catching the sunset with the James River behind them! We actually saw the sun! It was a big deal.
We had such a blast with you two, Sarah & Ben, and can’t wait for your big day in the fall!
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