April 9, 2020

Best of 2019 | Virginia + Florida Reception Photos

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Best of 2019 | Virginia + Florida Reception Photos

I started the “Best of 2019” blog features a few months ago, and I’m finally concluding the series!! Wahoo!!!! I’ll have a full recap below in case you want to check out other features, But today, I’m sharing my favorite Virginia + Florida reception photos!!! 

As I look through these photos below, I am transformed back in time, celebrating with each of these couples. Like that time I squealed when the popper was set off in the middle of the dance floor. Or that time I teared up as my couple came in for their final dance of the night to the song, “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran. It’s funny how photographs have a way of bringing back emotions.

A part of my job is to be always observing and anticipating certain moments to document. From start to finish, the reception is all about the candid photos with some mixed in group photos, of course! I love photographing the energy from family and friends, and it seems like guests have a lot of fun posing for the camera. HAHA! They make my job easy. 😉 But if you’re wondering what makes a great party, I have five simple rules for a no-fail great time!

5 ingredients for a no-fail great reception!

  1. Bride and groom (of COURSE)
  2. Family and friends
  3. Yummy food and drinks
  4. A great attitude
  5. Music (time to kick off those heels/shoes and have a great time!)

Enjoy checking out some of my MANY favorite Virginia + Florida reception photos!!!

“Best of 2019 Virginia + Florida Photos” Full Recap

LIFESTYLE PORTRAITS

ENGAGEMENT PORTRAITS

ENGAGEMENT RINGS

BRIDAL DETAILS

WEDDING PREPPING MOMENTS

WEDDING PARTY

CEREMONY

BRIDE & GROOM PORTRAITS

RECEPTION DETAILS

I’m looking forward to sharing more fun memories with my 2020 couples!! What a fabulous 2019 year! <3

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