Lauren

Richmond, Virginia

 

 

Photography | Luke and Ashley Photography | @lukeandashleyphotography

Location | Maymont Park

Gown Designer | Truly Yours Bridal | @trulyyoursbridal

If you haven’t been to Maymont, I suggest you go! Me and the kids are planning a day trip there in the Spring just to explore and have a picnic. This park is such a gorgeous location and the gardens are absolutely stunning! Our favorite part of Maymont is the Japanese garden. They have these beautiful stepping stones that are in the water as well as some HUGE fish that the kids love to look at! On our next outing, we plan to visit the Maymont Mansion and the nature center. We will definitely let you know how that one goes!

 

I will admit, I was a little sad to see the summer go. I am a summer girl through and through and the golden light that these Virginia Summers give breaths life to my soul! However, after shooting many times in the winter, I have become partial to the beautiful soft glow that only winter can give. Also, there is a plus to shooting earlier in the day!

 

BRIDAL SESSIONS ARE A GREAT TIME TO DO A TRIAL RUN!

Not every bride will have the opportunity or even desire to partake in a bridal portrait session. These take time, planning, and of course executing. However, these times with the bride are my absolute favorite. We get to have fun focusing on her as a bride without the hustle and bustle of a wedding day. It is such a special moment for the bride to soak it all in. Bridal portraits are also great for trailing hair & makeup, as well as making sure the dress fits just right. It is like a dress rehearsal before the big day!

 

LAUREN IS ONE OF THE MOST GRACEFUL BRIDES I HAVE EVER HAD IN FRONT OF MY CAMERA

She is effortlessly beautiful. By the time of the wedding I learned that with these two, little coaching was needed. Letting them just be them was all that was needed! Being in front of the camera is not easy and yet Lauren makes it look like a piece of cake! I loved the classic look of her wedding dress. It was a beaded top with a full skirt attached. The dress was an Allure bridal gown from Truly Yours Bridal. I am going to miss Lauren as a bride, but I am so excited to watch them both build a life together. ( And, I am sure I might be calling her in the future to model for me.)????