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Historic Tredegar Wedding Photos | Renee + Jesse

Summer is here and I couldn’t be more excited!! Especially for beautiful wedding days like Renee and Jesse’s! It was a balmy and breezy afternoon last Saturday for their wedding at the Historic Tredegar in Richmond. My favorite thing about their wedding was how they personalized it was! Instead of a traditional officiant, two of their friends officiated the ceremony, which was both hilarious and heartfelt. They also had the Gelati Celesti truck for dessert instead of cake. I wholeheartedly approved of that choice!

All in all it was a great day for these two laid back, kind hearted people and we’re so glad they chose us to be a part of it with them!! Here are a few of my favorite images:


Venue: Historic Tredegar // Wedding Planner: LeaAnn Kutz // Flowers: Botanic Fleurs // Catering: Champagne Taste // Music: Boss Hogg Entertainment // Makeup: Nicole Laughlin // Hair: Cecily Morgan // Ice Cream: Gelati Celesti

Colleen Condon

Beauitful photos. THIS is my dream job.

Historic Tredegar Wedding Sneak Peeks

Renee and Jesse’s wedding on Saturday was the perfect summer wedding day! I loved all of the fun little things that they chose to make their wedding day unique, especially the ice cream truck (who doesn’t love Gelati Celesti??) and the greenery at their ceremony! I can’t wait to share more!

With all of the rain we had last month, I was so excited for this past weekend to be so beautiful! Three whole days in a row of the most perfect summer sunshine totally helped make up for some of the terribly dreary weather in May.

After photographing Renee and Jesse’s wedding day on Saturday, we went on a crabbing adventure on Sunday. Unfortunately, we didn’t catch enough crabs to eat this time, but we still had a really delicious seafood dinner overlooking the bay and watched the sunset! It was the perfect end to another busy weekend!

I hope this week has already started out great for you guys! I’m looking forward to sharing some new content on the blog this week and preparing for a family wedding this weekend!! Happy Monday!!


Cavalier Golf & Yacht Club Wedding | Rachel + Ben

Ever since becoming friends with dear Brandi after a calligraphy workshop back in 2015, I’ve been looking forward to working a wedding with her! We finally had the chance to do so at Rachel and Ben’s big day this past weekend! This was such a fun wedding to be a part of…Brandi, along with Rachel and her mom, Tricia, planned out an elegant event where all of the little (and big!) details came together so beautifully! I personally LOVED how the reception decor came together…Pantone’s color of the year this year was “Greenery” and it was SO beautifully done by Palette of Petals!!

All of the beautiful details aside, my two favorite moments from this wedding were these:

Looking at Ben as he watched Rachel walk down the aisle and seeing him tear up as his beautiful bride made her way toward him! And this was after their First Look, too!! 

At the anniversary dance at the reception, DJ Danny kept calling out couples who had been married 10, 20, 25 years to leave the dance floor…I’ve NEVER been to a wedding where there were so many couples who had been married 25-30 years! I was so impressed and so touched by this!

And, although the rain made things tricky for us at the beginning of the day, we were treated to a beautiful sunset by dinner time!!

Thank you so much to Rachel and Ben and their families for having us!! We were so happy to get to be a part of the big day!!

Vendor Team

Planner: As You Wish Events // Venue & Catering: Cavalier Golf and Yacht Club // Flowers: Palette of Petals //Lighting: Blue Steel Lighting Design // Rentals: Distinctive Event Rentals // Stationery: Amanda Day Rose // Hair and Makeup: Eye Do Makeup and Hair // Music: Danny from Astro Entertainment // Bridal gown: Hayley Paige // Men’s attire: Generation Tux //Video: Gibby Visuals


Cavalier Golf and Yacht Club Wedding Photo Previews

Although it’s more gray than sunny and summery out today, I’m so excited that Memorial Day weekend has come and gone because that means summer is unofficially here! Summer is my favorite time of year! Memorial Day weekend is always a crazy, jam packed weekend for us, and this year was no different. We kicked off our weekend by playing a makeup game in our adult kickball league (see what I did there?!?) and then on Saturday, I helped my dear friends Serena and Josh at their wedding in Annapolis!

Sunday morning I tackled a workout and then we headed out to Virginia Beach for Rachel and Ben’s wedding at the Cavalier Golf and Yacht Club! It was our first time shooting in Virginia Beach in quite some time, but I loved working alongside my friend Brandi with As You Wish!! She made sure that the day ran smoothly and that all of the beautiful details were executed perfectly!

Here’s a peek from their day!

You know how Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2017 was Greenery?? This was basically the color scheme of Rachel and Ben’s wedding and they pulled it off so well!! You won’t want to miss their blog post later this week!!

Yesterday, to wrap up the holiday weekend John and I both spent the day cleaning and preparing for the week ahead…exciting stuff, I know. Needless to say, we’re both needing a couple extra cups of coffee this morning…but it’s worth it because this weekend was a blast! Hope that you all had a great Memorial Day weekend too! I’m looking forward to the start of June this week!


Katie, these are gorgeous!! I can’t wait to see the full wedding gallery!!

Washington DC Engagement Photos | Heidi + Joe

You know how I talk a lot about how fast time flies by? Well, these two are actually making me wish it would speed up even more quickly so that it would be 2018 already and time for their wedding! One of the things I love most about photographing weddings is working with people like Heidi and Joe who I would hang out with even if we weren’t their wedding photographers! We’ve gotten to meet a ton of really amazing people through our work, and these two are no exception!

After having to reschedule because of the finicky Spring weather, we finally lucked out with a beautiful (albeit chilly!) morning to spend some time visiting some of their favorite spots around DC! And they treated us to donuts afterward! Can’t beat that! Enjoy some favorites from our time together:)

Ann Carlisle

BEAUTIFUL, KATIE!!! Heidi and Joe are the SWEETEST couple and I’m so ecstatic that you are capturing this amazing time in their lives!!! Can’t wait for the wedding!! xoxo