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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

Copyright © 2015-2020 Sarah Duke Photography | VENDORS | CEREMONY: Kingdowm Hall of Jehovah Witnesses in Chesterfield Virginia RECEPTION: Belmont Park, Golf Course & Recreation Center in Henrico County, Virginia PLANNERS: Tina Guzman & Stephany Hernandez OFFICIANT: Jason Mixon BRIDAL DRESS: David’s Bridal BRIDESMAID DRESS APPAREL: Birdy Grey - Christina convertible dress GROOMS ATTIRE: Haggar Factory Store GROOMSMEN ATTIRE: Men’s Wearhouse FLORIST: Fifty Flowers STATIONARY/WEDDING INVITATION Shuttterfly CATERER: Chicken Fiesta WEDDING CAKE: Silvias Cakes DJ/ENTERTAINMENT: Haniel Vega BRIDAL HAIR/BRIDAL MAKEUP: Beyond The Fringe Hair Company PARTY RENTALS: Rent-Equip VIDEOGAPHER: His & Hers Films, Jeremiah Johnsonn


|FOLLOW THEIR LOVE STORY | Chapter 1. Where History & Pi Collide - Sam's Surprise Proposal at Grant's Headquarters - City Point in Hopewell Virginia Chapter 2. Claudia & Sam's Engagement Session at the Virginia State Capital in Richmond Virginia Chapter 3. Bridal Portrait Session with Claudia at The Armour House & Gardens Chapter 4. Claudia & Sam's Wedding at Belmont Golf Course in Henrico Virginia

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