Byrd Park Engagement Photos at Carillon Amphitheatre

January 27, 2023

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A joyful Byrd Park engagement photoshoot at Carillon Amphitheatre.

Grace and Brandon seemed so at home with each other and their surroundings at Byrd Park. The location for their engagement photoshoot was chosen because it embodies all that lies at the heart of Richmond. It’s beautiful, historic, and above all, unique.

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Grace and Brandon’s story begins with a chance meeting during their days at Radford University, in the darkroom. At the time, Brandon was shooting film photography as his preferred medium. He went to the darkroom to pick up some prints that were drying when Grace walked in. Their chance meeting in the dark room brought them back together the following semester when they shared a class together.

Separately, Grace and Brandon’s personality are starkly different. Brandon’s soul is quiet and arrives at well-thought-out decisions. However, Grace is an outgoing free spirit. Their love comes together in a way that is balanced; where they create their own commentary on life and mix adventure with experiences.

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It was during a trip to Colorado Springs that would find Grace and Brandon solidified their commitment to each other. On a hike at the Garden of the Gods, during golden hour when the sun is the perfect reflection of warm tones, Brandon got down on one knee to propose to Grace. 

Knowing that this beautiful couple has their own eye for photography, it was easy for me to put together the narrative of their Byrd Park engagement photoshoot. Every natural element and beautiful tone worked its way into their story. Creating engagement photos where every slight touch and every tender embrace embodied the love that Grace and Brandon share.

Are you searching for a Richmond engagement photographer to capture the joy-filled moments of your newfound engagement with a photoshoot at Byrd Park?

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I see the beauty in imperfect things. As a Christ-follower, faith is central to my life, work, and connections. I am fueled by joy, known for my bubbly and sunny disposition, and always with a warm hug. Imperfect beauty inspires my love for all things vintage, abstract art, and real love stories. I love moments full of grit and emotion; life off the beaten path; stunning views along the shore; and the juxtaposition of New York grunge and laid back Cali-vibe. 

As a mother of two, I am very familiar with how quickly life’s most important moments fly by too quickly. I will calmly and seamlessly guide you through frames that will endure. I strive to capture your memories with one-of-a-kind images full of meaning. I cannot wait to connect with you! 

I bring all of these elements to my time with my couples. With over a decade of experience in the industry, I know how to gently guide you through poses that are natural and beautiful. The transition into this sentence doesn’t make sense. Throughout your day, you will feel the love from those there to celebrate
 you two. 
When I’m not photographing weddings, I enjoy long walks in the neighborhood with my husband, my kiddos Tuxie and Sunny, and my labradoodle Hokie.. Also, I am a huge dog-lover! I’m pretty sure heaven is full of dogs. I can’t wait to connect with you, and yes, your pup is always welcome here! 


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