Justin and Emily- Richmond VA Wedding Photographer

The look on his face as she walked down the aisle said it all. I’m pretty sure it was the most joyful expression I’ve ever seen, and not just because his wife-to-be looked drop dead gorgeous, but because she was about to promise to be his forever. That joyful attitude seemed to be theme throughout the entire day as Michelle and I celebrated with Justin and Emily when they promised to love God and each other forever and ever amen! Em and Justin, you are such a breath of fresh air and I’m so thankful to know you both. People like you are exactly why I LOVE what I get to do every day. You’re the best! :0) justin_emily009justin_emily010Justin was wearing his grandfather’s horseshoe ring, so I wanted to make sure that I incorporated it in some of their ring shots: justin_emily012justin_emily053this one really cracks me up, emily had so many people that were MORE than willing to make sure she looked perfect for her big day ;0) justin_emily060I’m pretty sure its impossible to have a bad day when you’re wearing red high heels: justin_emily067Em and Justin opted to do a first look so we would have plenty of time for their portraits! Always a great idea if you ask me ;0) justin_emily070justin_emily074justin_emily097love how she’s looking at him in this one: justin_emily101these first few are definitely some of my favorites from their day:justin_emily104justin_emily112justin_emily114justin_emily117I’d say they look pretty darn happy, how about you? :0) justin_emily134justin_emily145justin_emily146justin_emily161justin_emily174justin_emily177justin_emily181LOVE! justin_emily189justin_emily339justin_emily341justin_emily395I know there was alot going on in this moment as Emily is walking down the aisle, but Em, I hope you saw the smile on his face and how completely joyful he was that you were walking towards him: justin_emily399one, two, skip a few, and they’re married!! definitely thumbs up and fist pumping worthy ;0) justin_emily437i was loving their table centerpieces! so creative! they had all different quotes set up, some scripture, some movie quotes, and some funny ones from friends. Incase these are too small for you to read, the first one is “Glorify the Lord with me; let us exalt His name together. Psalm 24:3” the second is “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. – Helen Keller” the third quote from one of their friends is “True love is your wife coming home to find streak marks in your underwear and doing the laundry anyway. – Jared Galloway” (that one totally made me  laugh!) and the last one is from Cinderella: “So this is love, so this is what makes life divine.” SUCH a fun idea! :0) justin_emily512Justin and Emily had their reception at Plant Zero in Richmond and it. looked. amazing!!!!!!!! the lights everywhere gave it such a cool vibe! love these next few from their first dance!justin_emily518justin_emily523loved how the cake matched emily’s dress! justin_emily536they were so sweet to each other during the cake cutting (much to the dismay of many of their friends that apparently thought things were about to get messy!)  but there was a split second after it was over that the rest of the cake almost ended up all over justin ;0) justin_emily583Hope you’re having SO much fun at Disney World and get to see the fireworks over the castle as many times as possible! :0) Tell Mickey i said hey :0) Here’s your slideshow!

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  1. Leslie says:

    I love love love these!!!!

  2. Susan Tardy says:

    What a beautiful wedding. Emily, you look so lovely. Of course the pictures are beautiful.

  3. Stacey Conrad says:

    Congrats Emily and Justin! Jessica did a wonderful job capturing your special day!

  4. sharon tinder says:

    justin and emily what a beautiful couple, your wedding looked amazing, we are so happy for you. many blessings to you always love sharon and doug

  5. The Reeds says:

    How Beautiful! What a wonderful day! All the Best!

  6. The Simon's says:

    We LOVED the pictures! The red shoes, the horse shoe ring, all of it was awesome!

  7. "KC" Diman says:

    Beautiful wedding. I am a co-worker of the groom’s mother. As a fellow photographer, the lighting and placement was superb. Great job. BUT of course, you had perfect subjects to FOCUS on.

  8. Tom says:

    Great pictures. Looks like it was a wonderful day. Great job, Jessica.

  9. Bert says:

    Great pics of a good-looking couple!!!

  10. Martha Middleton says:

    The pictures are gorgeous, the day was beautiful, the wedding was perfect and this was a event that I will never forget.
    Jessie, you did an awesome job with the photography.
    I am a proud MOB

  11. Dalida Ghoussoub says:

    These pictures are simmply adorable, they capture all the little details that made your wedding so beautiful. Justin, we love you, and Emily, you looked georgeous!

  12. Linda Carroll says:

    Awesome pictures for a beautiful couple on a beautiful day. Linda Sue Carroll

  13. Momma Sledd says:

    Breathtaking photographs!Jessica you are amazing! Em & Justin I will never forget the beauty of this special day…

  14. Heather Long says:

    These pics have offically blown me away! AMAZING!!! Miss ya Captian Sledd!

  15. Lindsay says:

    You guys look fabulous! You both truly bring out the best in each other and I couldn’t be happier. Can’t wait to hear all about Disney!! love you both!

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  17. Christy McGrew says:

    Your love is perfect and beautiful in every way… Thank you for sharing your special day… Ahhhh God is surely present. Simply Gorgeous!

  18. Love these!! Ps. got so excited when I saw Emily SLEDD had commented. AH!!!

  19. Ashley says:

    Absolutely stunning! Such beautiful people in beautiful pictures! Great job capturing the day, Jessie!

  20. Catey Owen says:

    These are beautiful! I had so much fun at the wedding. If it wasn’t for you Em.. I don’t think Justin woulda looked so good in these ;)… love love love

  21. Brittany says:

    These look absolutely beautiful! Thank you for making my best friend’s day so amazing!

  22. Carole says:

    Fantastic pictures! Hope you are having fun at Disney (how could you not?)

  23. Mary Beth says:

    Beautiful photos………beautiful couple! Best Wishes! MB

  24. Amy says:

    Jessie- brilliant- you caught clever little details that will jog memories that will bring back stories. Captured moments-looks that are so precious. Love the use of black and white too. Emily and her new groom look picture perfect. I think my favorite is the one of their feet and the bouquet standing outside. I love that she chose red shoes and that you paid just enough attention to them.

  25. Bobbi Weimer says:

    What amazing pictures Jessie! You did a wonderful job!

  26. Betsy Mitchell says:

    THESE PHOTOS ARE GORGEOUS! you captured some really precious moments. the cutest. have a great honeymoon lovebugs :)

  27. KJ says:

    The pictures are amazing. Emily, you are absolutely stunning – Justin ain’t too bad either. These pictures belong in a bridal magazine. Can’t wait to see you both.

  28. Mark says:

    Pics look great. Have a great honeymoon.

  29. Emily Sledd :) says:

    Ahhh Jessie they are soo beautiful!! I LOVE them! Thank you so much!

  30. Jaci Seay says:

    These photos are gorgeous! Being the amazing couple they are, I wouldn’t have expected anything less. Great job, Jessica.

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