I had been looking forward to this wedding for so long. I first met Sam and Bryce at their Richmond engagement session last fall. They were SO sweet, and they live in the same exact apartments I lived in in Richmond for a short period! We had a blast together at their engagement session and I just knew from that moment on that their wedding day would be incredibly special. I arrived to the Mill at Fine Creek with Kristen (my second shooter!) and walked into a bridal suite of ladies who were completely ready (hair and makeup already done!) and relaxing in the cutest matching nightgowns with champagne in hand. Talk about the best start to a wedding day! They were so laid back and excited – it was the perfect atmosphere.
It was a HOT day…but not a single person complained (including Bryce, who did over an hour of portraits with me in a SUIT in 90+ degrees!) All of their friends and family were just so genuinely excited to see them get married – and nothing else mattered! The way Sam and Bryce love each other is so intentional and special – all of the guests couldn’t help but to follow suit. It was so sweet and special to witness – not to mention absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Sam chose a gorgeous shade of emerald green as the main color palette throughout the day and it was so unique. I typically see those rich tones in the fall – but I LOVED it for a summer wedding!!!
Sam and Bryce: I hope you are enjoying every second of your honeymoon! Thank you for inviting me to be a part of such a special celebration. I hope you love these favorites as much as I do (because there are quite a few – haha!)
LOVE these flat lays on my Stile & Co. backdrops!
FAVEEEE bridal portrait from the day!!! LOVE!
Bridesmaids reaction to seeing Sam in her dress!!!
Bryce’s reaction to his gift from Sam! SO sweet!!!
Sam chose to do a first look with BOTH of her parents…and I loved it!
Love these two!!!
Watching out the window as all of the guests started to arrive!
The light and this ceremony site are to-die-for!
If you look closely at this photo, everyone has their hands outstretch to pray over the couple. So special!
Two more faves!!!
I could’ve photographed these two here for DAYS!!! If it hadn’t been so hot. Haha!
Fave from Kristen!!! Nailed it!
May or mat not have dropped my camera down the stairs on the way to take these portraits. One shattered flash later, this happened – and it was worth it! Haha!!!
A huge thank you to the incredible vendors that made this day happen: