Let's be honest, photography is one of those aspects that couples are most passionate about when it comes to their wedding day. And I get it. Your photos are the main thing you have to remember your wedding long after it's over. Plus, you will spend a lot of time with your photographer on the day-of, so why not hire someone whom you love? Richmond has been blessed with an abundance of gifted digital wedding photographers, but since there are too many to name them all, today, I am going to share five of my top favorite with you. These are all folks that I have either worked personally on weddings or styled shoots or have seen their work and loved it and they all fall within the realm of digital and natural light style photography (next week I will share my five favorite film photographers in Richmond). And in no particular order:
A couple of things to know about Nicki: not only does she have killer talent and an amazing, creative eye, but she is seriously one of the sweetest gals you could ever hope to meet. Her bubbly and joyful personality will instantly make you want to become her best friend. I have worked with her on a couple of styled shoots now and am always blown away by her end product. She is skilled at capturing emotion. Her favorite couples are those with an artsy, hippie, and organic flair. A few of her favorite things? Her husband Dre and her labradoodle, Hokie. Check out her photos below and Facebook page, here!
Jada and David Parrish are the husband and wife team behind J&D. They specialize in natural light photography that has a classic and timeless look and feel. And, they are very easy to work with. One of the things I noticed most when working on a wedding with them last fall is that during the ceremony, you barely notice they are there. And this is definitely a quality you want from your wedding photographer! They are also the owners of Lace in Light, a fine art boudoir wedding blog that celebrates the female form. You can find them in their downtown studio most days with their golden retriever, Nala editing and doing other photographer things! Check out their photos below and Facebook page, here!
Tiffany is a natural light wedding photographer that specializes in joyful, organic storytelling. An avid reader of books, she loves to bring her love of stories into weddings. According to her website Tiffany says, "I am obsessed with storytelling: books, movies, TV shows, blogs. I love them all. Snow days are my favorite days. No doubt about it. Except maybe Christmas Eve... the greatest day of them all." I have worked with Tiffany now on two styled shoots and one wedding. She lives with her redheaded husband, Eric and they are getting ready to welcome their first baby girl, Willow soon! Check out her photos below and Facebook page, here!
Kristi might be one of the most joyful people I have ever been around and her light just radiates from her. I have never worked with her, personally, but can see how well she loves on the people that she is around. According to her website, she describes herself as, "a pretty simple girl who loves a pop of color or a fun accessory, sunsets, sand in my toes, chocolate chip cookies, and of course, my two little baby girls and the man that makes my dream of being a husband+wife team possible!" Her look is classic and timeless. Check out her photos below and Facebook page, here!
Alex is spunky, raw, and edgy. Her motto is: "RAW IMAGERY FOR PEOPLE WHO DARE TO BE AUTHENITC" and I couldn't love it more. I love people who aren't afraid to be themselves and Alex definitely fits that bill! Not to mention that her work is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Her style is colorful, natural and bold. As she says, "I do my best to compose a simple and stylish record of my couple's day and wrap up their personalities in the most authentic way possible. I strive for candid moments mostly so that my clients can relive the way that their day FELT - not just how it looked!" She is one to keep your eye on for sure. Check out her photos below and her Facebook page, here!
Well there you have it. There are definitely a ton more amazing digital wedding photographers in Richmond, but hopefully these folks give you a great starting point when looking for your wedding photographer! Choose any one of these guys, and you can't go wrong!
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