October Brides

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There's something special about the October bride.  Maybe that is because I was one myself!  As the summer closes and the air cools, we all tend to relax more.  For a bride, that is perfect timing to cool off the wedding planning stress! Enjoy these images taken on the last days of summer showcasing the Visions by Heather brides of October. … [Read more...]

Rustic Beauty

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The beautiful Niki had her bridals captured at the cozy and picturesque spot behind Rockcliff Farm Retreat.  It was my first visit there and found it to be such a perfect rustic spot and the owner was gracious to have us there. I was glad to visit again the day of Niki's wedding as the ladies got ready.  Enjoy a sampling of her portraits captured one summer evening and a view of such a … [Read more...]

Niki & Jeremy

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It was a picturesque day along the river for Niki and Jeremy to wed.  It was full of elegant fall details, both rustic and chic, and full of rich color.  The weather had been wet all week but everyone crossed their fingers and held out hope for a clear day and it happened!  On a wide open space along the James River under a wooden arbor, Niki and Jeremy said "I Do" among friends and family … [Read more...]

Brooke & Wyatt

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Brooke & Wyatt chose such a fun wedding date of 9-10-11.  September starts what I think is the perfect time of year for weddings... fall!  The days are still warm, the air is still, the skies are blue, and the evening air is cool and refreshing.  It was no different for Brooke & Wyatt's day either.  With rich purple colored gowns and accents of coral and green, the church and reception … [Read more...]

Beautiful Maiden

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In preparation for her upcoming wedding, the lovely Brooke and I captured some elegant bridal images one summer evening.  I've waited so patiently to share these after her recent wedding!  This beautiful bride, of fair skin, ginger hair and eye catching smile accompanied me to a gorgeous southern bed & breakfast for the most perfect glowing evening sun.  … [Read more...]

Lauren & Justin

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It goes without saying there was an uninvited guest to central Virginia on the last Saturday in August.  In fact, she graced herself up the entire east coast!  Irene, a hurricane of a personality, blew in just in time for Lauren and Justin's wedding day preparations.  Wearing sheets of rain and blowing about, she made her presence known.  But, the bride and groom pushed her presence aside … [Read more...]

The Lovely Lauren

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It's always fun to hold on to bridal images.  I feel like bursting for a month or two just waiting to share them after the big wedding day.  Lauren was no exception!  A beautiful evening at the Roxabel was the perfect backdrop for taking some time to capture Lauren. … [Read more...]

Megan & Kevin

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On a recent Saturday afternoon, after the skies cleared and the rain disappeared, a wedding happened for two souls who have been waiting years for this day.  Fresh from her graduation at University of Virginia and ironically with a slightly familiar color palette, Megan was a smiling and calm bride on her special day.  A fun pair of navy shoes, a fun UVa garter, along with a selection of the … [Read more...]

Bridal Beauties

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This has been the year of Megan's.  Actually, there have been a few years of photographing Megan's and all variants (Meagan, Meghan, and Megan!) for my brides, but this little story is all about the two most recent Megan's.  These two lovelies are brides who have said their I Do's this summer that I have joyfully worked with.  One Megan had her bridal session cut abruptly short by the … [Read more...]

Megan & Drew

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The recent wedding of Megan and Drew was one of those storybook summer wedding days... a lot of heat, a little church, a pacing groom, a tearful bride, a little rain, and a lot of love.  But there was more... cheering bridesmaids, a dapper little dog, fantastic bling, personal touches, great music, incredible dancing and tons of fun.  From the weeks leading up to the event when I got the inside … [Read more...]