Folks often ask if we still shoot weddings. The answer is yes, yes we do. If a couple really, really likes us that is… New locations and life priorities have yanked us out of the gravitational pull of advertising, networking, and SEOing our site into relevance where weddings are concerned, leaving us afloat until a really special couple comes along and tugs at the line.
I actually get the butterflies the morning of a wedding now just like I did when I first started shooting, a sensation old and new because the flutters quelled themselves years ago. But then we roll up to the wedding site and something flips in me like a switch and I’m back in the zone and we leave that night wondering why we don’t do this more often. I haven’t shared the weddings we shoot here in quite some time and the real shame there isn’t the loss of business opportunities but the chance to follow that little red thread that runs through everything we shoot regardless of occasion. Because god is in the details.
Christy and Justin’s wedding was our first event at the impressive Dover Hall Estate, one of Richmond’s newest and perhaps most opulent wedding venues. I got lost more than once within the immensity of the house and grounds but truthfully I need a GPS for most things. (I believe my mother once used the phrase, “can’t find her way out of a paper bag” to describe my sense of direction). Its hard to believe that Dover Hall was a private residence at one time, such is its splendor.
At first we worried that the uniqueness of a couple would be swallowed whole by such a setting, scenic views and photo ops beckon at every turn. Fear not though, shutterbugs, for at the end of the day love and light still reign.
Christy happily shared the spotlight with their son, Fletcher. Because everybody’s crazy ’bout a sharp dressed man…
And its not a party until Kay does the splits…. This job has gifted us with clients who have become friends and even family and we can’t wait for the next wedding so we can hug on the Hunters now too!
I’m just sitting here sighing and smiling. Maybe its not every weekend but its still the best job ever. The pictures say it all.