Welcome to the brand spankin' new Worthington Photography Blog! We are Sam and Mel, a husband-wife photography team based in the "rivah city" of Richmond, Virginia. We hope you'll come on in, sit a spell, and browse through Mel's journal of our most recent shoots and adventures. If you wish to reminisce, you can still access posts from our old blog here. Enjoy!

Baby Maya at 3 months

March 30th, 2010

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Wasn’t it just yesterday that Maya was an itty-bitty two week old?  Time flies in the blink of a parent’s eye.

The big milestone for this shoot was Maya’s smile.  She made me work for it but when she chose to flash that gummy grin, the whole room lit up.

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The night before the shoot Maya received a special gift.  A group of us gals get together to knit and shoot the breeze on a quasi regular basis and each time a baby is born within our circle, we each knit a square or two in coordinating colors and put them together to make a blanket for the momma and babe.  We always unveil the blanket at a get together where we can welcome the baby, eat yummy treats and oogle over our handiwork.  It turned out so nice and was a must to photograph.

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I loved this photo so much that I couldn’t help but email it to Liz when I found it, its so cheery.  Liz worried a little about what family and friends would say about putting her daughter in blue but there’s no color better suited to bring out those sweet blue eyes.  Blue belongs to the sky, not to boys, and the sky is willing to share… that’s what I say.

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When I sent Liz the slideshow from this session she wrote back that she was so madly in love with the two week session and loved these photos even more.  Its to believe that the connection with our children becomes stronger with every passing day, its so strong from the get go, how can something so big manage to grow?  Somehow it does, its one of the great mysteries.

Here’s the slideshow from the session and if you would like to visit the online gallery, click here.  I can’t wait for the next shoot.  How much do you wanna bet that Liz will love the next set of photos even more than these?

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headkiss

bunnyslippers

bedbug

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birthball

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Michele and David’s Wedding

March 29th, 2010

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On November seventh of last year, Michele and David had the classic Richmond wedding: a ceremony at the beautiful Cannon Chapel of the University of Richmond and a reception at the historic Jefferson Hotel.  In fact, everything about their wedding was classic… maybe I should just let the pictures do the talking!

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Here’s a slideshow with our favorites from the day and if you would like to visit their online gallery, click here.  Congrats once again, M&D!

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sychronizedflowers

feet

flowergirl

limoflare

mom

bridesmaids

process

procession

ceremony

handlight

hands

cutecarry

stairs

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offmyfeet

dinnerprayer

toast

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Erica and Mark’s Engagement Portraits

March 25th, 2010

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Last fall Erica and Mark drove all the way down to Richmond from the DC area to take a few pictures among the leaves.  We started at Maymont knowing that the color in the Japanese gardens is just spectacular, and it was.  As we worked, we decided that a more historic environment, specifically Worthington Photography’s home neighborhood of Church Hill, might better suit the couple preparing to tie the knot in Old Town Alexandria this May.

Erica and Mark are so friendly, so in love, and so sweet in front of a camera that we know we’re in for a treat at their wedding.  Congrats again to the two of you, the big day will be here before we know it!  If you want to visit their online gallery click here.

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stars

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Museum Art Book Catalog

March 24th, 2010

Here’s a sneak peek at a few of the options in our new, Museum Art Book catalog.  There are 19 different style options total with a variety of bindings, fine art papers and extras available to make each book unique.  With prices starting at $1500 for a custom design, 13×10 or 10×10 book with 100 pages, Fiver isn’t the only one drooling in this office.  I can’t wait to design his first year book!  (Maybe he should turn a year old first…)

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