Archive for January, 2014

Posted on Jan 10, 2014
Posted in weddings

For the second year in a row, we’ve had the honor of being selected one of the best photography studios in the state of Virginia, by Virginia Living Magazine. To our couples, their families, and all the wonderful colleagues who sing our praises and send us wonderful client after wonderful client; thank you.  It’s because of you that we are able to do what we love each and every year.

And, in the spirit of the win, we thought we’d share a 2013 retrospective.  These are just glimpses in to many of our weddings from throughout the year, a peek in to so many beautiful ceremonies, stunning venues, and happy families.  We’ll let Pinterest and all wedding blogs take cake and flower pics…this slideshow is all about the authentic moments.  If you know us then that shouldn’t surprise you 🙂  Enjoy!

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*A list, in no reasonable order whatsoever, of the venues you’ll see throughout the slideshow:  The Jefferson Hotel, The John Marshall Ballrooms, The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Historic Mankin Mansion, The Boars Head Inn, The Gardens at Sunday Park,  The Boathouse at Rockett’s Landing, The Country Club of Virginia, The Virginia Center for Architecture, The Rawlins Conservatory – Baltimore, Bluemont Vineyard, The Bolling-Haxall House, Tuckahoe Women’s Club, Keswick Vineyards, The Old Original Bookbinders, The Dominion ClubHistoric Tredegar Iron Works, Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, Maymont Park, Stevenson Ridge, The Cavalier Hotel – Virginia Beach, Bushfield Manor,  The Westwood ClubCathedral of the Sacred Heart,  St. Pauls Episcopal – Richmond, Christ Church Episcopal – Charlottesville, Second Baptist Church – Petersburg, Temple Beth Ahabah, Sacred Heart Catholic  – Norfolk, St. Josephs Catholic – Bon Air, St. Johns Episcopal – Church Hill, St. Patrick’s Catholic – Church Hill, Second Presbyterian – Richmond,

Posted on Jan 09, 2014
Posted in weddings

Our friends at Borrowed and Blue were kind enough to feature the lovely summer wedding of Karen and Mike.  Set at Pippin Hill Farm, a personal favorite of ours, it is a simply stunning wedding for a stunning couple and we couldn’t be happier for them.

Check out the article here and make sure you go back to look at their posting on this blog which features many more moments to love.

Karen and Mike on the Don Mears Photography Blog

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the images!



Posted on Jan 08, 2014
Posted in weddings

Welcome back from the holiday season!  It’s time to get rolling on all the big things that have been happening at Don Mears Photography. The first order of business is to finally bring to light a wedding that we’ve been dying to share.  Ashley and John were married on a gorgeous day in Richmond at the historic Tuckahoe Plantation.  From the very beginning it was clear that this was going to be a wedding full of their personality and charm.  Oh, and a note to future couples.  So far, the buried bourbon bottle is 100% effective 🙂 Richmond Bride did a lovely job of highlighting all the fun details such as the wedding key lime pie, Yoder’s donut truck, and the very laid-back atmosphere of the entire day.  Check out the article here:  Richmond Bride feature. Stay warm, Richmonders, and enjoy the images!


Posted on Jan 04, 2014
Posted in weddings

Here’s a great affair that we were privileged to be a part of; the wedding of Dr.’s Andy Vorenberg and Jocelyn Adelman.  Talk about a right brain-left brain type of couple.  Jocelyn is a Doctor of Music and  classical violinist with the Richmond Symphony and Andy is a colorectal surgeon.   Opposites certainly do attract, but what they have in common is clearly what makes them such a great couple.  Over the course of the months between when we first met and the wedding day, I got to know them both and they shared a warmth and sense of humor that is easy to love.  Of course, those traits had to come from somewhere, so it was no surprise to find that the entire evening with their family and friends was fun, emotional, and heartwarming.  And despite the huge, beautiful Grand Ballroom and numerous guests, it was that funny and warm nature that made it all still feel so intimate.  To the Vorenberg and Adelman families, than you for taking us in and making us a part of it all even if just for one day.  To everyone else, enjoy the images!