Austin and Amanda were married at the beautiful Virginia Historical Society in Richmond, Virginia. It was truly one of the most heartfelt and emotional weddings I've ever witnessed. The love that these two have for each other could be felt by everyone around them, and they are so clearly adored by their family and friends. It made for a day so full of emotion and happy tears that it reminded me why I love photographing weddings so much.
I really have too many favorite moments to share them all, but a few were Austin's emotion (and his family's) when he saw Amanda walking down the aisle, how he couldn't stop looking at her the entire day, and as Austin looked on while I photographed some bridal portraits of Amanda I overheard him tell someone "She's so damn beautiful". Mop me off the floor people, I've melted into a puddle!
The night ended with the song "What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong, and Amanda shared with me that her late step-father, who was also a DJ, played that song at the end of every wedding he worked. Amanda's sweet mom was overcome with emotion when she heard the song come on, and it was such a sweet moment as Amanda and her mother embraced.
Prior to their wedding day, the only time I had met the couple was over FaceTime. However I immediately felt a connection to both of them when I finally met them in person that morning. I think that's just a testament to how kind and authentic they both are. It is no wonder that all of their family and friends were so thrilled for them, they clearly are just the best kind of people and deserve a lifetime of happiness together!
Enjoy a few selected images from their amazing wedding day!
Makeup: Cameron Carson Hair: Kelsea Dayberry Coordination: Tharpe Media Events
Stationary: Minted Weddings Cake/Cupcakes: Pearl's Cupcakes
Catering: Mission BBQ Entertainment: Black Tie Entertainment Wedding Dress: Curvaceous Couture Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie
And a huge thank you to the wonderful Sarah Der Photography for assisting me that day!