It was just shortly after Sarah & Jack’s Georgetown engagement session last fall that we started brainstorming ideas for where we should photograph her bridal portrait session this past summer. We both agreed that it should be at a timeless location and when she e-mailed me to ask my thoughts on coming to Richmond to have it at the Branch Museum, I couldn’t agree fast enough. Sarah already knew that her and Jack’s wedding would be featuring a nod to the Great Gatsby era, so this spot fit just perfectly! If you haven’t already viewed their beyond stunning John Marshall Ballroom wedding, I promise you don’t want to miss it! But I digress — back to bridal portraits!
As we were shooting this session mid-June, we started outside but it got hot quickly and we had to move inside. Luckily for us, the inside is actually the hidden gem of this gorgeous venue; there are secluded staircases, vintage bay windows with floor to ceiling glass, and turn-of-the-century furniture that is to not be missed. Each and every nook felt like we found another “must shoot” location and with the help of Sarah’s mom, Joy, we made each one possible. Believe me when I say that moms are, without a doubt, the best possible helper for bridal portraits and I highly recommend any future brides to invite yours to our session! She made sure the space was clear, the dress was fluffed, and even helped me move world’s heaviest table so we could get “the” shot! I think you’ll agree when you see the photos below that the results were absolutely worth it!
I love having the opportunity to get creative and am so grateful to Sarah for allowing me to capture these photos on film — I think it brought such a splendid air to this session and really set the mood. It’s been SO hard keeping these to myself for over three months and I am beyond excited to finally share them with you — enjoy!