My lovely cousin Kelly enjoying the sea and sand during our annual beach trip to North Carolina.
Kim and Vince recently sprung it on me (and everyone else) that not only would they be getting married and moving to Japan in less than 6 months, but that they wanted me to take the photos for their wedding invitations. The best part: there would be a 1950s theme (be still my heart)! Kim’s dress was authentic ’50s from a vintage store in Richmond. Kim’s friend, a makeup artist in NY, flew down and the four of us headed over to our set- a train station in Alexandria, VA to shoot for about 3 or 4 hours in the blazing heat. The shoot was honestly one of the most fun I’ve had in a while. Plus it turns out that they were both incredibly photogenic and really good models to boot. (Vince is not a fan of having his photo float around in cyberspace so I only posted the ones of Kim…).
This wedding was in southern Virginia in the Bride’s grandmother’s backyard (a vast, hilly sea of green complete with a river flowing through it). This was probably the most practical, cost-efficient wedding I’ve ever been to. The bride and her bridesmaids made all of the flower arrangements, her family cooked the food, her father’s band was the entertainment, a friend of the bride and groom performed the ceremony, etc. I really admire the two of them for pulling off a completely unpretentious yet enjoyable wedding.