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laura + chris | virginia wedding photographer

Last Saturday, I had the absolute pleasure of photographing Laura and Chris’s wedding at Lake Ritchie. What a beautiful celebration! I actually photographed Laura’s mother’s wedding three years ago (long before my blogging days!) and I was so excited when Laura contacted me about photographing her wedding this Fall. Laura told me that she’s been following my blog, and after I posted about how much I love children’s books a few months ago, she sent me a beautiful book of nursery stories for Maggie to enjoy. That’s just how sweet she is!

Laura and Chris were an absolute joy to photograph. They included the most incredible details into their wedding day, and they are both so much fun to be around. My intern Lauren and I had a blast! It was hard for me to narrow down the images, but here are just a handful from their day…
The beautiful bride.
The handsome groom.
Pretty cute, huh?
I loved the details so much! Chris and Laura first met when Chris commented on a book Laura was reading on the bus, so they decided to give books to all their guests as favors! They also incorporated eclectic flower arrangements on every table. It came together beautifully!
Such a fun idea!
One thing that I’ve come to appreciate about Lake Ritchie is the amazing sunset! It seems to be gorgeous every time that I’m there! This shot was taken after dinner…
And these last two shots were taken during the toasts! There is no photoshop involved in these photos… the sky actually looked like that! Incredible.
Laura and Chris: Congratulations! Thank you so much for inviting me to be a part of your special day. I had such a blast! I hope you’re enjoying your honeymoon!


11 responses to “laura + chris | virginia wedding photographer”

  1. JLL INGRAM says:

    these are beautiful pictures! i love the colors of the sky, the books, and the b&w pic of the bride and groom looking right at you and her head is leaning on his back. another fantastic job kristen!

  2. rebekahodellphotography says:

    As usual, these are GORGEOUS, Kristen. I especially like the ring shot, though! Very different and very pretty!

  3. Heather Z says:

    Great details! Love the sky in the lasst image and the flower girl is precious! Beatiful work!

  4. Chappell Photo says:

    Beautiful job! Love the last two photos. People don't appreciate how tough it is to capture both faces and sky in a shot like that, and you did it perfectly.

  5. stephanie alaine says:

    oh my, you always capture the authentic essence of these folks! i feel like i know them just seeing these pictures. their wedding was perfectly imaginative, colorful and timeless. i love it. thanks for sharing. it is so fun to read your blog—and i hope you're telling my story sometime down the road. lol 😉

  6. Karen W. says:

    I agree, I love the sunset shots, the flower girl, for her age, was perfect. I also like the serious b/w pic of the bride and groom. You are awesome. Karen W.

  7. Anonymous says:

    lovely. what a fun, creative couple with the perfect photographer.


  8. Susan Solo says:

    Oh this wedding is just breathtaking and you captured it so wonderfully, Kristen! And p.s. to Laura and Chris – I LOVE the idea of books as favors! That's so perfect.

  9. liz says:

    I'm in love all over again. I told you that night and I will tell you again, you are so very talented. You have my husband and I in tears right now… that doesn't happen often anymore :) Please contact me, let me know how I can purchase images from you. I wish you had been our photographer… sigh….. so incredible, please let me know when I can assist you. I'd love to work a wedding with you.

  10. karen says:

    Kris these are amazing, and I agree with the beautiful Lake Ritchie sunset… amazing! Great work.

  11. derek says:

    Amazing pictures! Of course, I imagine it helps to have such a photogenic couple.

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