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Published | Capitol Romance | The Alternative Bride Styled Shoot | RVA Wedding Photographer

Last week was craziness with moving, turning 31, and preparing for our upcoming trip to MA for TWO Weddings YAY! In the midst of it all, our styled shoot was featured on one of my favorite blogs Capitol Romance.  This was pretty much my first time trying to get together a styled shoot and my vision was two gorgeous girls, with tattoos, amazing headpieces and not the ‘typical’ Wedding Dresses.   Thanks to Urban Set Bride, Helena Noelle Couture, some local RVA dwellings, and these two amazing real women, my vision came to life! Katie (the blonde), is a MAC makeup artist in VA Beach and triathlete (I want her drive, such an inspiration!), her friend Abby is a stay at home mom with a newborn (umm, how amazing is her body after JUST having a baby a few months ago?!) and her husband is currently serving in Iraq.  They emulate exactly what I was looking for; uniqueness, confidence, and a real woman’s body, we had such a blast and their own personalities truly did shine through during the shoot, just 30 minutes after I met them for the first time! More styled shoots to come, I can’t wait!! Happy Friday Everyone!

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© Desjar Photography 2014 | Wedding and Portrait Photographer | Richmond VA, Boston MA, and Destinations Worldwide

Kristen & Michael | Married in Massachusetts

Upon meeting Kristen and Michael while visiting my parents in NH during Christmas, I instantly fell in love with them! They are a genuine, laid back, super sweet couple, and not to mention adorable. I was so excited to return back to New England to shoot my first of three Weddings in MA this year! It had rained pretty badly the night before their Wedding, but once the day came, it was all sun and warmth.  It was the perfect day, surrounded by friends and family, it was evident how much these two are loved.  I wish them a lifetime of love, health and happiness! And, they promised me they would come visit me here in Richmond, so I can’t wait to see them again!

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© Desjar Photography 2014 | Wedding and Portrait Photographer | Richmond VA, Boston MA, and Destinations Worldwide

Ceremony Venue: St. Mary’s Catholic Church
Reception Venue: Four Points Sheraton 
Hair & Makeup: Noelle Day Spa
Floral Design: Charlotte Design
Cake: Dessertworks
DJ: Paul Giroux Entertainment
Invitations: Paper Lily Invitations 

Gather | New Coworking Space here in RVA | Artwork by Desjar Photography

Gather is a Coworking Space located at 409 E. Main Street here in Richmond, VA. It is an alternative solution for those small business owners that don’t have an office space.  I know from personal experience that working out of your home is not always glamorous and finding a private place to meet with clients is not easy as well.  At Gather you can rent a desk or an office and be amongst other local small business owners, which is brilliant, not to mention professional and affordable!

I had the pleasure of photographing what then would be used as large art installations on the two floors of the building.  It was a blast going around Richmond, exploring and taking pictures of whatever caught my eye, some of these spots I had never been before (we may or may not have broken some rules) and it was as if I was experiencing Richmond in a whole new light.  After the founders of Gather chose their favorite photos, my boyfriend Robby custom made the frames, various sizes, the largest one being 4 x 6ft.

As a Wedding Photographer, this was really stepping outside the box for me and I’ll admit, this was a lot different than taking photos of people, but I had fun with it and it turned out amazing.  It sure is an unreal feeling seeing your photos so big!

Gather’s Grand Opening Festival is this Friday, May 9th at 5pm, stop by for some music, food and drinks, or just to get a tour of the space!

The photos don’t do it justice, but get a glimpse of it here and check out the artwork:

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Watch the video Paul and Sandra go to Coworking:

© Desjar Photography 2014 | Wedding and Portrait Photographer | Richmond VA, Boston MA, and Destinations Worldwide

Vendor Love | The Boathouse at Sunday Park | Richmond VA Wedding Photographer

Every Wedding Photographer has a list of Venues they would like to shoot a Wedding at and for me, The Boathouse at Sunday Park  is on that list.  I had the pleasure of being a sponsor and shooting their newly renevated Pavilion Reveal for two evenings, the first was for past and future Brides, and the second was for Corporate clients.  As if the space wasn’t great before, now it is even more fabulous, even adding new menu items as well!  It really is the perfect setting to tie the knot, the photos are to die for, especially at sunset, so future Brides to be please think of me when booking your Wedding here to capture your special day for you!

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A huge thanks to my fellow Sponsors:

Paisley and Jade 

Choice Entertainment 

Cakes by Graham

The Lighting Professors 

The Picked Petal

Classic Party Rentals of Virginia 

© Desjar Photography 2014 | Wedding and Portrait Photographer | Richmond VA, Boston MA, and Destinations Worldwide

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