“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”
(Wildlife Photographer & Preservationist)
Meeting clients who dote on their animals as much as I dote on my golden retriever Ronon is always a pleasure. And that pleasure is easily doubled when the couples’ pup is included in their wedding! Last Saturday I had the great good fortune to be Cara and Trey’s wedding photographer, and their black lab Luna (whom they call their “puppy-daughter”) was a huge part of the festivities on their day! What a treat for me and everyone else too!
Luna is one of the sweetest, most well-behaved pups I have ever met! She walked down the aisle with Cara’s maid of honor Brittney, and got a huge dose of love from everyone present! The happy grin on Luna’s face showed all day long how full of love and life she is…but I think that’s to be expected, considering how kind and generous her parents are. Cara is one of the most genuinely sweet brides I have ever worked with, she and Trey took the time to talk to each and every one of their guests and make them feel special. Cara’s emotion during the ceremony was so beautiful to see. And her Hayley Paige striped dress was completely unique! I am such a sucker for stripes, and this flowing gown was a great combination of elegance and fun!
The ceremony and reception took place at the Deep Run Hunt Club in Virginia, and we had the most beautiful weather for an outdoor wedding! This location was new to me, and it had some serious rustic charm. It was perfect for Cara and Trey and their puppy-daughter, just about half an hour away from where the bride and groom first met at Randolph-Macon College. I love it when couples keep their celebration in their community, it can mean so much to them and their family and friends. I wish Cara, Trey and Luna all the best, and hope you enjoy this sneak peak of their gorgeous outdoor Virginia wedding!
Richmond wedding photographer
Thanks Sarah Der for shooting this wedding with me and for being wonderful to work with! I love the photos you took!
Ceremony and reception location: Deep Run Hunt Club / Coordinator: Make It Posh Events / Florist: Petals and Twigs / Stationary: English Tea Paperie / Cake Artist: Sweet Fix Bakery Catering: A Sharper Palate / Ceremony music: Belle Arte String Quartet / Reception music: Klaxton Brown Band / Make-up: Zoe Shebelski with Bobbi Brown / Hair: Rachel Jones with Aveda / Wedding Dress: Hayley Paige from Annalise Bridal Boutique / Shoes: J. Crew / Bridesmaids dress: Alfred Sung / Groom and Groomsmen’s attire: Calvin Klein / Custom wooden bench: Lazy Guy DIY / Alterations: Claudia Villegas with Seams Alterations