Cat and Tay are a powerful couple. Nothing stands against these two. They are also full of so much joy and love for others – it’s contagious.
Nathan and I travelled into Richmond, Virginia for their wedding day and they invited us to brunch at their home. We were welcomed into their family and friend group right away. The next day, they had their wedding at The Manor House at Kings Charter. I loved how many options and details this venue offered. From inside the gorgeous old home that featured vintage wallpaper and an open ballroom for the reception, to the gazebo where the ceremony took place surrounded by endless greenery.
On wedding days, we get to step in to so many meaningful moments for these incredible group of people. We documented prayers being said over the couple by their groomsmen and bridesmaids. We were the only ones in the room when Cat had her first look with her dad – which literally brought me to tears behind the camera. We listened in on their personal vows they wrote one another. We played and laughed with the bridal party at the playground nearby. We made a point to also take a step back and allow the newlyweds to have a few quiet moments together throughout their day. I believe that this helps great moments sink in deeper, and the day won’t feel AS much as a whirlwind.
After their grand exit, we drove to a lookout point right as a storm was rolling in. We had them dance and play and snuggle, and made it back to our cars literally as the first rain drops started to fall.
I’m grateful for the opportunities this job brings me. I’m even more grateful for the people I get to meet because of it. Cat and Tay – I am so thrilled for you. I’m honored that you trusted us to document such a beautiful and loving day. I’m thankful for your friendship.