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I am so excited that I can FINALLY share Katie’s Bridal photos that we shot at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens in Richmond Virginia.  What a beautiful place…but it seriously pales in comparison to Katie!  She is gorgeous both inside and out!  She thinks about everyone and her heart is just too big for her little body!  I loved her beautiful dress from Annalise Bridal Boutique!!  I also loved that she used two neckties to make a heart on her dress to honor two men in her life who recently passed.  I am so honored that our lives crossed paths and I was able to be a part of your proposal, engagement, bridals AND wedding!!  You are such an amazing young woman and words just don’t do justice how much this has meant to me!!  Thank you!!  

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Homecomings hold a very special place in my heart.  They are full of palpable energy and anticipation.  I love watching my clients go through all the emotions waiting to touch their loved ones again…after so many months of missing them!  I have been honored to be a part of jet & hawkeye fly-ins and air-craft carriers coming home.  But I have never seen a submarine come back before.  This one was made even more special because the couple being reunited are friends of ours.  We are so thrilled that the USS Helena is home safe and sound after 6 months at sea.  Welcome home Jason!  So glad the power couple is reunited!!  XOXO! 

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  • Laura Jacobs - These are great pictures of my daughter and son-in-law. Brought a big smile to my face looking at them. I would be interested in purchasing copies of these if at all possible. Wish I could have been there for the homecoming….miss you guys so much. Welcome home Jason!!ReplyCancel

    • Leigh - Thank you so much for your comments! They are such a great couple! So glad to have him back!! Contact Vicki about the photos! She has a link to share them!ReplyCancel

  • Kirsten - You have captured the greatest of emotions in your pictures! No one can understand the separation that Submariners and their families experience…..so glad to see the celebration in action! God bless those who serve under the sea (and their famlies). Thank you all for protecting our freedoms and for your sacrifices!ReplyCancel

    • Leigh - Thank you so much Kirsten! It was such an honor to be part of such an emotional homecoming!ReplyCancel

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Jay and I loved spending time with Russell & Mary in Colonial Williamsburg Virginia.  It was seriously the PERFECT day for a shoot.  Not too hot, not too many people and the light was AMAZING!!  These two met at work and hit it off pretty quickly!  I loved hearing about their engagement…when Russell nearly cut his finger off making dinner for Mary and they spent most of the night in the ER.  That didn’t deter him from still asking her to marry him and her from saying “YES!!”  I am so excited for their November wedding at in Yorktown!  We are going to have so much fun!! 

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Watching Bri & Chip get married at the Berkeley Plantation in Charles City Virginia, was such a fun and beautiful experience.  When Bri saw this venue, she knew it would be the perfect backdrop for her and Chip to say “I Do!”  And she was RIGHT!!  Kate from Glint Events made sure that everything ran smoothly.  Bri looked absolutely stunning in her gown from David’s Bridal!  I loved the magnolia flowers that covered the tables and her bouquet from Graceful Designs!  I also loved the colors that the Bridesmaids and Groomsmen wore!  It was the PERFECT southern spring wedding!! 

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Also thank you to all the AWESOME vendors that made this day perfection!!  You all were so much fun to work with! 

Venue:  Berkeley Plantation

Wedding Coordinator:  Glint Events

Photographer:  Leigh Skaggs Photography

Videographer:  Emotion Pictures Inc.

Stationary:  Parletts Paper Expressions

Hair Stylist:  Mary Brandt with Shear Envy 757

Make-up Artist:  Jenn Sorrells with Skin by Jenn

Florist:  Graceful Designs

Catering & Linens:  Sharper Palate

Cake:  CakeAlicious

Bride and Bridesmaids Attire:  David’s Bridal

Groom & Groomsmen’s Attire:  Men’s Wearhouse

Shoes:  Badgley Mischka

DJ:  JM Nightlife

Photobooth:  Allstar Photobooth

Want to see more of Bri & Chip?!!  Check out their Engagement Session!! 

 

 

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