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Emerald Green Summer Wedding at The Mill at Fine Creek Sam + Bryce | Richmond, VA


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!)

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LOVE these flat lays on my Stile & Co. backdrops!

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FAVEEEE bridal portrait from the day!!! LOVE!

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Bridesmaids reaction to seeing Sam in her dress!!!

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Bryce’s reaction to his gift from Sam! SO sweet!!!

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Sam chose to do a first look with BOTH of her parents…and I loved it!

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Love these two!!!

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Watching out the window as all of the guests started to arrive!

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The light and this ceremony site are to-die-for!

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If you look closely at this photo, everyone has their hands outstretch to pray over the couple. So special!

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Two more faves!!!

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I could’ve photographed these two here for DAYS!!! If it hadn’t been so hot. Haha!

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Fave from Kristen!!! Nailed it!

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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!!!

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A huge thank you to the incredible vendors that made this day happen:

Venue + Caterer + Cake: The Mill at Fine Creek 
Bride’s Gown: BHLDN 
Planner: Abbey Colvin with Sinclair Events
Invitations/Paper Products: By Invitation Only 
Transportation: Richmond Limousine 
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I'm Hope Taylor, an international Senior Portrait and Wedding Photographer based in Charleston, SC. I'm also an educator, international speaker, and the host of multiple sold-out workshops each year!



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