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Bluemont Vineyard Wedding | Christina + Jason

I have been looking forward to blogging this wedding to share with you guys since even before we photographed it! Christina has amazing taste and when I heard she was working with Event Studio, I knew it was going to be a gorgeous day. It was also at one of my favorite venues, Bluemont Vineyard! While flowers and all of the carefully chosen details were all perfect (can you say cinnamon sugar donuts??), I think my favorite thing about the day had to be the heartfelt vows that Christina and Jason read to each other at the ceremony. I love personal vows and theirs were so sweet and special!

Christina and Jason, thank you so much for choosing us to be your wedding photographers! We loved being a part of your day and thought that it was just perfect, even with the rain! Enjoy a few of my favorites 🙂

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This is a gorgeous wedding! Great job!

Margaret Walter Lampka

Outstanding photos!

What’s New

I never intended to take a break from blogging, but over the past couple of months, sadly my blogging has gone from 3-4 times a week (which was still down from the previous 5 day a week schedule I kept to for a long time!) to only when I had new work to share. It wasn’t like I ever made a conscious decision to stop, but somewhere along the line I started feeling like I wanted to separate my personal life from my business, at least a little more clearly than I had in the past.  I also felt like I had a lot less to say and not as much to share.

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The truth is, I’ve been going through a difficult season in my personal life and stepping back from the blog has helped me while I’m getting through things. This season has also made me re-evaluate what’s most important in my business at this particular time, and blogging is not at the top of the list. Taking care of our clients is. Staying at the top of my game with my photos and moving forward with my business goals is. But blogging? Turns out it may not be as important as I thought it was, and I feel like that’s totally okay.

Why am I telling you guys this? Or even blogging about this at all if it’s true that blogging isn’t necessarily that important anymore? I think I felt like it was important to acknowledge that I’ve stepped back a little bit…at least for the people who have been kind enough to keep up with me over the past (almost) five years! I also thought it was important to share with people that it’s okay to change your priorities and shift your focus within your business. I’m learning that businesses go through different seasons just as we do in our regular lives and that from time to time you’ll change your focus. Life is about adapting and if there’s one thing that’s for sure, change is one of our main constants.

So what’s new with us?

  • John’s been recovering from surgery. We were lucky enough to have several amazing photographer friends step in to cover for him while he was unable to shoot this Spring!
  • We moved! Just across town, but you’d think we moved across country for as much work as it took. Ha!!
  • I’m blogging about food and personal adventures in a separate space. My dream is to get food for free thanks to the blog someday 😉
  • Our 2017 calendar is filling up! We are excited to be working with some really fun couples next year…I think it’s going to be a good season! I still have some spots available so shoot me a message if you’re interested in working with us!
  • I’m planning a fun project for photographers this Fall. Hoping to announce concrete details soon!

All that being said, I do miss blogging here. This blog has been like a home for me for the past five years and I plan to blog a little bit more frequently going forward. Thank you so much for sticking with me over the past few months and for following along all this time 🙂

 

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Hoping this difficult season passes quickly <3 <3

Christy Tyler

I’ve done the same thing since we had the boys – went down to 3 days a week last year and now only when we have shoots for the most part. I do have a lot I want to say – but no time to say it. I like how you said businesses go through seasons, just like everything else in life – that was a good reminder for me. I’ve felt badly that I stopped blogging suddenly – but it’s good to think of it as a season and know it can change. Hope you’re well, love! I think serving our clients should always be #1 business priority – I feel you there! xo

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Out of over 100 weddings, surprisingly there are only a few venues that I’ve shot at more than once and an even smaller amount that I’ve been to more than twice! Bluemont Vineyard is one of the ones that I’ve photographed at three times now, and I love it more every time!

Christina and Jason’s wedding at Bluemont Vineyard was just incredible!! The flowers by Event Studio were to die for and they threw one heck of a party! I am so excited to share more from their wedding day soon!Bluemont Vineyards Wedding Photos

Bluemont Vineyard Wedding PhotosOn a completely unrelated side note, I just turned 29 the other day and I’m sharing the 30 things I want to do before I turn 30 next year on my personal food blog! Check it out here, if you’re interested 🙂 Hope you al have a great week!

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Libby Hill Park Engagement Photos | Sarah + Brett

Sarah and Brett wanted something very “Richmond” for their engagement session, so we decided to meet at one of my favorite spots in RVA…Libby Hill Park! John and I actually had our engagement session there (WAY back in 2010!!) so I think I’ll probably always have a soft spot for it. It’s got some of the best views of the city and lots of pretty light, so you just can’t beat it!

Though we have photographed a few other Libby Hill Park engagement sessions, if you keep scrolling, you’ll see something that’s a first for us! Sarah wanted to surprise Brett by having the second portion of their session at Five Guys since that’s a special place to the two of them and he really loves surprises! I thought this was such a cute idea and loved that they made their session their own by choosing a location that has significance to their relationship! Don’t miss those photos towards the bottom!

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Downtown RVA Engagement Photos | Emily + James

Emily and James recently moved to Richmond, so having their engagement session downtown seemed like the perfect fit for them! I think these sessions become even that much more special when we choose a location that has some kind of special meaning. They become not just engagement photos, but also serve as a reminder of a certain time in your life together! I love that their session will commemorate this new adventure in their lives together!

We started their session at Main Street Station downtown which seemed fitting since throughout the course of their relationship both Emily and James spent a lot of time taking Amtrak to visit one other!

It was maybe a billion degrees during our time together, but you can’t tell at all by looking at them! Enjoy a few of my favorites 🙂

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