Archive for June, 2014
You know we speak fondly of our home city of Richmond pretty often on this blog. And while I promise not to dive in to the history that I love so much, I do think Alexandra and Tim would agree that their wedding is a prime example of what makes this city so fascinating. On one end of their wedding day you have one of the most famous churches in all of the United States, the place where Patrick Henry coined his most famous quote. And there are very few weddings held in this sanctuary so we always consider it a wonderful honor to be there. On the other side of the day you have the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, a world class art collection set in a very contemporary space and representing some of the best that new Richmond has to offer. Very few cities have such an amazing diversity of space and architecture and we feel blessed to live and work here.
Thank you to the Povlishocks and the Newells for a wonderful weekend and we hope everyone enjoys the images.
It’s pretty difficult for us to believe, but Lindsay and I have been photographing weddings for almost eleven years now. You’d think there’d be a ton of nostalgia surrounding this profession, but honestly it’s almost really difficult when your job is to be right there, in the present. But if there’s one thing that will take us back, it’s getting the call from a family that you’ve come to know and love like the Snee family. With three beautiful daughters, the Snees have made us a part of their clan by inviting us to be there for each and every one as they move in to the ranks of the married. We still have one more to go (see you soon, Monica!), but now it’s time to introduce you to Amanda and her new husband Zach. Can’t wait to see you all again, Snee family!
To follow up on the Style Me Pretty post for Anne and Greg, we’d love to share a little bit more from their wonderful wedding. If you’ve been following us for a while (and we hope you have or make it a new habit), then you know how much we love authentic moments. Sure, sure. Portraits are lovely and details are divine. And when you have a wedding blog pick up your wedding they are clearly very interested in showing off the unique nature of the wedding planning, the flowers, etc. Here at Don Mears Photography, population Don and Lindsay, we believe that the foundation of great photography is that one brief period of time when expression and circumstance come together to make something special.
We are so thrilled! Style Me Pretty just posted this beautiful wedding at River Road Baptist Church and The Dominion Club in beautiful Glen Allen, VA. The flowers are by Tommy’s Garden. The cake is by Pearl’s Cupcake Shoppe. Anne’s dress is from Bliss Bridal with the bridesmaids’ gowns coming from Jingles Bridal Salon. Anne’s hair was done by Lauren at Hair Theater.
You can find the full post here: Romantic Virginia Wedding at the Dominion Club.
The link to the Style Me Pretty image gallery is here: Anne and Greg – Style Me Pretty Image Gallery
If you love it (you know you do), click on any of the links at the top right of the Style Me Pretty page to post it to your Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram pages.
More wonderful moments from the wedding day are coming soon!
A.J. and Diane came to us after we shot A.J.’s sister’s wedding on New Year’s Eve a couple of years ago. Click here to check that one out, too. It’s always great to see familiar faces and it’s certainly an honor getting invited back to work with the family after the first wedding. Lindsay and I were also excited to be returning to the beautiful Ebenezer Baptist Church in Jackson Ward. An underrated part of being a wedding photographer is getting to experience first hand the foundations of many communities, its churches. Richmond definitely has its share and few bring more rich history than this one. Following the ceremony, it was off to another Richmond foundation; the Jefferson Hotel and its newly renovated Empire ballroom. To the Jackson and Satlzburg families, we want to say thank you again for having us and we can’t wait to work with you again.