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Amber Grove Wedding Photography Richmond VA

Amanda and Ryland were married a week and a half ago on what turned out to be an amazing December day! The day started out a little overcast but the sun came out just as these two said their I Do’s making portrait time absolutely perfect. The day was relaxed and filled to the brim with love, smiles, friendship, and family. I am lucky to call these two my clients and more importantly my friends! It was such a fun day to photograph knowing these two and knowing so many of their friends and family members.

Here are a few of my favorite pictures from their gorgeous wedding day-
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Vendors-

Venue: Amber Grove / Photographer: Amber Kay Photography / Florist: White House Flowers / DJ: Seth @ Bow Tied Weddings / Makeup: Kara Waggoner / Hair: Alexis Suzanne / Wedding Gown: David’s Bridal / Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Warehouse / Wedding Cookies: Baked With Heart  / Ice Cream Sandwiches: Nightengale Ice Cream Sandwiches / Wedding Cake: Ukrops Bakery

Amber Grove Wedding Photography Richmond VA

View another gorgeous Winter wedding HERE…this one complete with snow!

Carlyle Club Alexandria, VA Indian Fusion Wedding

Daniel and Selvi were married on an absolutely stunning September morning at the Carlyle Club in Alexandria, VA. It was such a unique wedding day full of love, laughter, happy tears, and so much color. These two did the perfect job of planning an event to bring their families and friends together. Selvi wore a stunning raw silk sari and Daniel opted for a suit. The two spent part of the morning together getting ready. Daniel got dressed and then left for his Janavasam – where he met with friends and family and walked parade-style to the venue. Carlyle club Indian fusion weddingCarlyle club Indian fusion weddingSelvi got dressed in her sari with the help of her mother. This might have been my favorite part of the whole day!!Carlyle club Indian fusion weddingCarlyle club Indian fusion weddingCarlyle club Indian fusion weddingCarlyle club Indian fusion weddingCarlyle club Indian fusion weddingCarlyle club Indian fusion weddingCarlyle club Indian fusion weddingCarlyle club Indian fusion weddingCarlyle club Indian fusion weddingAfter getting dressed Selvi made her way over to the venue to meet Daniel and the Janavasam.Into the Carlyle club for the ceremony. So much color! It was breath taking.
After the ceremony it was outside for portraits, then back into the Carlyle Club for the fun reception full of lots of dancing and fun!Vendors: Venue- The Carlyle Club  /  Band- Beltway Sound (East Coat Entertainment)  /  Makeup & Hair- Laila at Indus Salon  / Bride’s Sari – Purchased from India  /  Groom’s Suit – Nordstroms  /  Cupcakes – Family friend

 

Carlyle Club Alexandria, VA Indian fusion wedding

 

Richmond Modern Headshots With Karla of Petals and Lace Events

I had the pleasure of meeting Karla of Petals and Lace Events at a Tuesdays Together meeting in Richmond. We chatted a few times at meetings about business in general and our businesses. She reached out to me later about updating her professional headshots for her business and new website. We spoke about how to show her personality – her warmth &  friendliness  and how to also make sure her headshots were branded keeping her event company Petals and Lace in mind.

Disclaimer here…I really don’t like the term headshots. It brings to mind very cookie cutter pictures that you’d see on a high school yearbook faculty page.  Seriously that’s not what you need for your business (unless of course your business is corporate…that’s different). But if your business is more personal, an extension of you, and if you’re utilizing social media and your own website to promote your business then you really need portraits that showcase you and show who you are. These portraits also need to be in the style of your business and be branded to fit the same esthetic.

Here are a few of my favorites from her modern headshot & business branding session. And seriously…Karla you have the most beautiful eyes and perfect smile!!!! Karla thank you for trusting me with your new headshots and thank you for becoming my friend. I’m so very happy we met.
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See more one the website at  Amber Kay Photography. Inquire today for your Richmond modern headshots by emailing info@amberkayphoto.com or call 540-848-1812. Full headshot and branding collections available for you and your business.

Check out this session at the VMFA with Jess. Such a fun portrait session!

Engagement Session Turned Family Session in Fredericksburg

Seriously is there anything more gorgeous than summer light…especially late afternoon/early evening? Ahhhhhh. So in love!!

I’m excited to finally be blogging Colleen and John’s engagement session which really was a family session! So would that be a fengagement session? Insert eye roll here…yes I know that wasn’t very funny but it was the best I could come up with. When this fun couple booked me for their wedding photography they also wanted to have an engagement session that included their son Jack. And of course I loved the idea! Cute kids are always welcome around here.

We met on a summer evening in Old Mill Park in Fredericksburg and spent an hour hanging out in the glorious summer light. Jack wasn’t too certain of me at first so we got mom and dad in for some cute shots! Engagement session at sunset Richmond VirginiaRichmond Virginia engagement session which doubled as a family sessionRichmond Virginia engagement session which doubled as a family sessionJack decided to participate a little…mostly hiding behind dad.Family session at sunset with reluctant three year oldRichmond Virginia engagement session which doubled as a family sessionHe did say I could play with some of his Legos. I think that was a huge accomplishment. Family session at sunset with reluctant three year oldChildrenI love how you can see just the top of his head in this shot. He didn’t want to be in the picture but he didn’t want to be out of it either.ChildrenNope…I’m not going over there.ChildrenRichmond Virginia engagement session which doubled as a family sessionFamily session at sunset with reluctant three year oldRichmond Virginia engagement session which doubled as a family sessionChildrenFamily session on the river at sunset Fredericksburg, VAFamily session on the river at sunset Fredericksburg, VARichmond Virginia engagement session which doubled as a family sessionRichmond, VA family session with jumpingRichmond, VA family photos at park during sunsetLOVE this shot!!! Look at all that happiness. Families really are the best.
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Fredericksburg & Richmond Engagement Pictures

Fredericksburg & Richmond Family Pictures

Thorpewood Mountain Memories Wedding Pictures

Shayna and Brian were married at Thorpewood in Thurmont, MD which is one of my all time favorite wedding venues!! I could seriously be there every weekend and not get tired of it. They were married Memorial Day weekend which turned out to be quite rainy but these two were amazing and didn’t let the rain get to them. I mean look at those smiles!!! Thankfully the heavy rain came and then went allowing them to still get married in the middle of the woods in the pine cathedral and have all of their wedding pictures outside.

The woods were beautiful green with ferns poking up everywhere and many of the gardens in full bloom. Thorpewood was just as magical as always. Shayna and Brian were full of smiles for each other and were surrounded by family and friends for their big day. Enjoy a few of my favorites of their Thorpewood Mountain Memories wedding pictures.
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Have you ever seen such a beautiful group of siblings?Groom with sisters at Thorpewood Mountain Memories wedding Thurmont, MDWhile Brian was upstairs getting ready and hanging out Shayna was downstairs getting her dress on and doing last minute primping.Wedding dress hanging from wooden bench at Thorpewood Mountain Memories wedding Thurmont, MDBride getting ready with mother putting on her pearls at Thorpewood Mountain Memories Wedding Thurmont, MDBride getting ready with mother putting on her pearls at Thorpewood Mountain Memories Wedding Thurmont, MDBride in wedding dress at Thorpewood Mountain Memories wedding Thurmont, MDBride in wedding dress at Thorpewood Mountain Memories wedding Thurmont, MDBride in wedding dress at Thorpewood Mountain Memories wedding Thurmont, MDBride in wedding dress at Thorpewood Mountain Memories wedding Thurmont, MDJust love the detail on that veil.Bride in wedding dress at Thorpewood Mountain Memories wedding Thurmont, MDThe guests walk through a path in the woods to get to the ceremony and it’s just lovely. It was still slightly sprinkling and everyone definitely brought their umbrellas.Guests entering pine cathedral for ceremony at Thorpewood Mountain Memories wedding Thurmont, MDview looking up at trees Thorpewood Mountain Memories wedding Thurmont, MDArch decorated with pink flowers and greens for wedding ceremony Thorpewood Mountain Memories wedding Thurmont, MDWedding ceremony in the middle of the woods Thorpewood Mountain Memories Thurmont, MDWedding ceremony in the middle of the woods Thorpewood Mountain Memories Thurmont, MDWedding ceremony in the middle of the woods Thorpewood Mountain Memories Thurmont, MDWedding ceremony in the middle of the woods Thorpewood Mountain Memories Thurmont, MDWedding ceremony in the middle of the woods Thorpewood Mountain Memories Thurmont, MDWedding ceremony in the middle of the woods Thorpewood Mountain Memories Thurmont, MDWedding ceremony in the middle of the woods Thorpewood Mountain Memories Thurmont, MDWedding ceremony in the middle of the woods Thorpewood Mountain Memories Thurmont, MDWedding ceremony in the middle of the woods Thorpewood Mountain Memories Thurmont, MDWedding ceremony in the middle of the woods Thorpewood Mountain Memories Thurmont, MDWedding ceremony in the middle of the woods Thorpewood Mountain Memories Thurmont, MDWedding ceremony in the middle of the woods Thorpewood Mountain Memories Thurmont, MDWedding ceremony in the middle of the woods Thorpewood Mountain Memories Thurmont, MDWedding ceremony in the middle of the woods Thorpewood Mountain Memories Thurmont, MDWedding ceremony in the middle of the woods Thorpewood Mountain Memories Thurmont, MDWedding ceremony in the middle of the woods Thorpewood Mountain Memories Thurmont, MDWedding ceremony in the middle of the woods Thorpewood Mountain Memories Thurmont, MDWedding ceremony in the middle of the woods Thorpewood Mountain Memories Thurmont, MDWedding ceremony in the middle of the woods Thorpewood Mountain Memories Thurmont, MDAfter the ceremony it was portrait time. Thorpewood is so very big that you have to choose which spots to visit. Julie, one of the amazing wedding planners/coordinators there drove us around on a golf cart from spot to spot and helped keep up on time. Wedding ceremony in the middle of the woods Thorpewood Mountain Memories Thurmont, MDBride and Groom just married in the middle of the woods Thorpewood Mountain Memories Thurmont, MDBride and Groom just married in the middle of the woods Thorpewood Mountain Memories Thurmont, MDBride and Groom in front of pink flowers at Thorpewood Mountain Memories Thurmont, MDBride and Groom in front of pink flowers at Thorpewood Mountain Memories Thurmont, MDBride and Groom in front of pink flowers at Thorpewood Mountain Memories Thurmont, MDBride and Groom just married in the middle of the woods Thorpewood Mountain Memories Thurmont, MDBride and Groom just married in the middle of the woods Thorpewood Mountain Memories Thurmont, MDBride and Groom with horses at Thorpewood Mountain Memories Wedding Thurmont, MDBride and Groom on stone bridge at Thorpewood Mountain Memories wedding Thurmont, MDBride and Groom on stone bridge at Thorpewood Mountain Memories wedding Thurmont, MDlantern and orange flowers Thorpewood Mountain Memories wedding Thurmont, MDTable and inside decor with twinkle lights at Thorpewood Mountain Memories wedding Thurmont, MDlantern and wedding cake at Thorpewood Mountain Memories wedding Thurmont, MDlantern and wedding cake at Thorpewood Mountain Memories wedding Thurmont, MDTable and inside decor with twinkle lights at Thorpewood Mountain Memories wedding Thurmont, MDTable and inside decor with twinkle lights at Thorpewood Mountain Memories wedding Thurmont, MDbride and groom first dance thorpewood mountain memories wedding Thurmond, MDbride and groom first dance thorpewood mountain memories wedding Thurmond, MDguests dancing at thorpewood mountain memories wedding Thurmond, MDguests dancing at thorpewood mountain memories wedding Thurmond, MDthorpewood mountain memories wedding outside on rainy night Thurmond, MDBride and groom night time silhouette picture under white flowering tree in the rain Thorpewood Mountain Memories wedding Thurmont, MD

Congratulations Shayna & Brian!! Many years of wedding bliss to you.

Vendors: Venue- Thorpewood Mountain Memories / Photography: Amber Kay Photography / Florist: Flowers Four Us / Cake: Tastefully Ever After / DJ: Great Scott Productions. / Makeup & Hair: Valerie at Trinity Salon and Spa / Wedding dress: BHLDN / Caterer: Renaissance Chef / Groom’s Suit: Nordstrom