Belmont Park, Golf Course & Grand Ballroom Reception in Henrico Virginia | Claudia & Sam | Sarah Duke Photography | Published Fine Art Wedding & Portrait Photographer
March 14, 2020
Surrounded by her family and friends, the day began with the beautiful bride-to-be getting ready in her suite. Upon arriving, the atmosphere immediately enveloped me; for it was full of anticipation, excitement, and laughter. I loved capturing all the details of Claudia & Sam’s story: beginning first with Sam’s surprise proposal at Grant’s Headquarters to their engagement session at the Capital in Richmond. For it is the details, no matter how small, that visually portray a couple’s story in a way words may not be adequate.
When it came to Claudia & Sam’s wedding, the details that so effortlessly linked the segments of their wedding day into a story were beyond just a beautiful invitation suite and jewelry…
For, the details that outline their story best are attributes untarnished by time: faith, love, peace, patience, kindness, joy, meekness, and gentleness.
Dear Sam & Claudia, I literally re-live your wedding day as I compose this entry. And as I do, I am overcome with the warmth of love, faith, and unity that made your day stand apart from the rest. Thank you for trusting in me to capture these moments, these details… I’m so grateful to have been your wedding photographer and it’s my sincerest hope that these images take you back to the day your forever began.
Warmest Regards, Sarah <3