Kate + Seth: Wedding Preview 04.19.12

On Saturday March 10th, my associate photographer Jessica and I photographed Kate and Seth's wedding at The Mill at Fine Creek in Powhatan, Virginia. It was my first time photographing a wedding at this venue, and it was just as awesome as I had been told. Basically it's on old mill that is on the National Register of Historic Places. It has serious character. But then again, so did the bride and groom, and their wedding party. Kate and Seth were a blast to work with, and they made the job of documenting their day an absolute joy. Here are a few of my favorites from that gorgeous day in March. Enjoy!

As usual, we started the day with some details...like Kate's stunning dress...


And then we found Kate getting ready.


The dress went on...


And then she was suddenly a bride.


Kate told us that she really wanted some pictures of her Dad walking her down the stairs. So I stayed at the top...


Capturing them from behind as they walked down...


And Jessica was at the bottom waiting. Love it!


Kate, you are beautiful.


And so is your little flower girl.


And your ring bearer. He just loves you and it shows in the pictures!


Roses and bling.


Can't ever go wrong with that!


A favorite of the girls.


Having a second photographer is so great for so many reasons...


When the girls looked at Jessica, it allowed me to get what I like to call "candid portraits" like this one.


The handsome groom...


Love it.


Seriously, could he be any cuter?!


Pictures with personality.


That is what Kate and Seth said they wanted...


And hopefully I was able to give them just that.


Images that are lively and fun.


And ones they will proudly display for years to come.


Ceremony time.


Adorable!


Kate and Seth were married right inside the old mill.


It was breathtaking.


And the moments really took their breath away.


Their expressions were priceless.


Tears, smiles, laughter, they covered it all.


Their embraces spoke volumes.


These two were so perfect together.


How do you get a wedding party to relax and laugh like this?


You have the best man bring a tray that looks like this! ;-)


Seriously, Kate and Seth's friends and family were so much fun...


That we had to find a great way to show them off. Viola! A favorite!


Then it was time for a few of just the newlyweds.








Kate and Seth brought a frame along...


Louis loved it!


The mill is so rustic and beautiful...


One at night...


Time for the reception...


And the first dance.




A little more dancing!?! ;-)


Was followed by some cake cutting...




And then singing the night away!


Kate and Seth, congratulations and thank you for asking me to document your wedding day! I am so happy for you and hope we get the chance to work together in the future. With appreciation ~Kristine

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America's Next Top Models... 04.09.12

Seriously...the mom from this recent session looks JUST like Salma Hayek. I mean wow, she is just stunning, and so are her daughters, Juanita and Lola. Their hair, their smiles, their eyes! So beautiful. America's next top models. I wasn't kidding.

Natalia contacted me and said that she and her daughters had done some modeling (Natalia has a gorgeous magazine cover), and they needed updated "headshots". But she wanted headshots with a modern, lifestyle twist. Pictures of her girls having fun and images that captured their personalities. Because really, isn't that what modeling agencies want to see anyway?!

I just adore these beauties, and I can't wait to see what's in store for them next. Here are just a few of my favorites. Enjoy!

Meet 4 year old Lola...


Her big sister, 12 year old Juanita...


And their gorgeous Mommy, Natalia.


They look like sisters...and yes, they get asked that all the time.


Beautiful!


And such personality.


These girls were making this way too easy.


In mean, for real. Juanita is 12. What happened to the awkward adolescent phase?


She definitely skipped it.


Some images of little Lola. I captured some poses...


But I made sure to capture her just being a kid too.


Love it!


Then it was time for Juanita to shine again.


And wow did she ever.


She is so comfortable in front of the camera...


I started out kind of directing her and then realized I didn't even have to.


Gorgeous!


Last but not least, it was time to focus on mom.


She is the sweetest little thing ever!


Just so so pretty.


Lola did not want to change outfits...I love that pouty face! As a children's photographer and mom, it's one I'm fairly used to seeing...


But thankfully I usually can find just the right thing to say to get a reaction like this.


A favorite.


Loving the natural smiles.


And of course I could not resist those lashes.


Another favorite. Especially since we got her to change.


Juanita, thanks for all of your help that day. You are an amazing young woman and I know you are going to be so successful in life.


And Natalia, what can I say? This session was so fun. You and your daughters are beautiful inside and out, and I hope to see your faces on more magazine covers soon! XOXO ~Kris

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