Tuesday, October 23, 2018
By Melissa Brugh Photography

Andrea and Morgan's was one of the smaller weddings I have had the pleasure of shooting but it was super overflowing with love.  These two were so adorable...they even made me cry when they said their vows- and I had just met them!!  


The wedding ended up being postponed a week due to the expected hurricane but luckily everyone involved (including me) was available again the next weekend.  The next Sunday rolled around and the weather did not look like it was going to cooperate then either.  No problem! They adjusted to an indoors wedding and the rain let up enough to take some portraits outside and even some dancing later on!  


I met up with Andrea and Morgan at the Jefferson Hotel here in Richmond for a first look.  Andrea got to meet her groom by strolling down that big beautiful staircase!  We took a few more pictures inside RVA's most well known hotel and then a few more outside. Luckily it was just warm enough that the misting rain didn't get in our can definitely see the raindrops in the background of a lot of pictures though!


From there it was time to head over to the Brownstone across the street where they had a very intimate and incredibly sweet tiny ceremony surrounded by a handful of their closest relatives and friends....they even "facetimed" Andrea's family in from back home to be able to participate!


Andrea and was so nice to meet you both and be able to witness your sweet love for each other. Best wishes for many many years of happiness!


First Look: The Jefferson Hotel

Wedding Venue: The Brownstone

Ceremony Music: Chris Vasi

Wedding Coordinator: Flo Chesson

Cake: Bakes by Sue

Friday, October 19, 2018
By Melissa Brugh Photography

We had been planning their engagement session since the Summer. We decided then that we would wait until October....they didn't like hot temperatures so we would wait for that perfect fall weather.  Well, their session date arrived and IT WAS ALMOST 90 DEGREES OUTSIDE! Oh, Richmond weather. You can't plan anything around it. 


At first the sun was HOT but you really wouldn't be able to tell by the photos. Luckily I wasn't the one in the photos because I am sure you would have definitely noticed I was sweating out there.  That was the 2nd day in a row I wore jeans to a shoot thinking it was appropriate in October...the next day I learned my lesson and returned to shorts.


Katie and Travis were a blast. Serious just enough but mostly just a bundle of laughs. We explored the pumpkin patch together for an hour and had a good time. I love clients that are up for anything and roll with whatever I ask them to do. This was my first time at Lloyd Family Farms and I loved it.  It provided with lots of awesome photo opportunities and the people there were sweet and helpful too!


I am excited about Katie and Travis's wedding next year! It is quite apparent that they can not take a bad photo and I certainly appreciate that :) But also, I have a feeling that not only is the wedding gonna be super fun but super unique as well.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
By Melissa Brugh Photography

The last time I photographed this family was when little Jack was...well...very little! A baby in fact! Needless to say I had no hesitation when they asked if I was willing to make the long drive to take some golden hour photos of them at their parents new river house. The drive was long but well worth it! The place was beautiful and it was awesome seeing this amazing family again. They certainly were troopers through the heat too!

Friday, August 24, 2018
By Melissa Brugh Photography

I just love this kid! I have been taking her photos every year since her first birthday! She just gets more awesome every year as she grows in to this big spirited little kid! When she showed up in a super hero cape, my heart just melted! 

Friday, August 17, 2018
By Melissa Brugh Photography

Sweet Brinley in her first few days of life.