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Spring engagement portraits at VMFA & Libby Hill in Richmond, Virginia. Photographed by Virginia wedding photographer Heather Dodge

Richmond Engagement Session Locations | VMFA & Libby Hill Spring Portraits

A spring throwback to two of my absolute favorite photoshoots locations in Richmond, Virginia. There is no shortage of hidden outdoor gems around the city. Which makes Richmond the perfect place to include your dogs in your engagement photos. For Sarah and Erics portrait session we started at at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts […]

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Kennedy Center Date Night Engagement Session | Virginia Wedding Photographer

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Planning an engagement session in DC can be picturesque and historic, but requires a lot of extra logistics. It can feel impossible to navigate the crowded backgrounds, tourist attractions, and permit processes. As a Richmond and Central Virginia wedding photographer, more than half of my couples opt for secluded weddings in the mountains, but want […]

Best of Weddings 2023 Superlatives | Virginia Wedding Photographer

The theme of 2023 weddings was “expect the unexpected”. TRULY these weddings were filled with new traditions, epic reception celebrations, constantly changing weather and oh so many wedding details that were brand new to me. Which is wildly impressive after photographing over 100 weddings. This year brought destination wedding couples from all over the country […]

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Stormy Spring Wedding at Castle Hill Cidery | Charlottesville Wedding Photographer

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Castle Hill Cidery is one of my favorite Charlottesville wedding venues. Venue scouting with a delicious drink, plus the modern barn door reception space, walls of windows, and endless views of the rolling hills. Emma & Jacob spent their wedding morning in the private getting ready spaces, with their closest friends, who kept the spirits […]

Richmond engagement session location at Belle Isle Park

The Top 5 Waterfront Engagement Session Locations in Richmond | Virginia Wedding Photographer

When it comes to planning an engagement session, choosing the perfect location that fits your style is key. If you’re in Richmond, Virginia, you’re in luck because this city offers a plethora of stunning backdrops for your portraits. I’ve had so many couples through the years searching for the perfect waterfront backdrop. Luckily with the […]

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Dover Hall Estate Wedding | Summer Chateau | Richmond Wedding Photographer

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This Dover Hall Wedding outside of Richmond Virginia had the perfect backdrop of hidden staircases, unique features for their guests to enjoy in the courtyards and golden hour pool ceremony. They even had a bagpipe performance to lead them into their reception Hall. Danielle & Seans wedding day was filled with their lively friend group, […]