Priscilla and Chris met as teenagers. Young love blossomed in these early years. They not only became best friends, but they also grew as a couple and adults. Both graduating from VCU, and spending their college years growing closer together. Life throws us all many challenges, and this was also true for Priscilla and Chris. They overcame many of these in the ten years before tying the knot. The biggest challenge as Priscilla was an only child was loosing her father. As they chose a gorgeous plantation setting for their wedding venue, Priscilla knew she wanted to include her father in some sort of way, as she would never get that father/ daughter dance she had dreamed of growing up.
Dellwood Plantation sits quietly in Chesterfield, Va. A gorgeous horse farm, that offers many beautiful backdrops. It was the perfect place for not only their wedding, but also for Priscilla’s Bridal portraits. We when first arrived, she said ‘I really just want a picture with that white horse.’ While she got ready, I was able to speak with the owner of the property to see if we could make that happen, and he gladly said ‘Yes, I can bring Highlander out when ever y’all are ready.’ Priscilla got ready, nervously awaiting to see what she would look like as a bride. Her dress was from a small bridal shop in Petersburg, Va that was closing down. It was perfect for her plantation/ country themed wedding; form fitting, with lace and beads, and a long sheer train. When she turned around, her mom was almost in tears, and told her, her daddy would’ve been so proud. Priscilla had brought two pictures to her bridal session, one from her parents wedding day, and her favorite picture of her and her dad. These are not your typical bridal portraits per say, but they mean everything to Priscilla and her mom.
Priscilla not only wanted her session at her wedding venue, but also wanted a few edgy pictures in downtown Petersburg, Va. An old town that is surrounded with cobblestone, abandoned brick buildings, and lots of history.
Photographer: Crystal Reyns Photography
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