Kat and Tiff | RVA Engagement Session | Same Sex Wedding Photographer | Crystal Reyns Photographer

Where to begin on this couple….

They are amazing, fun, totally in love, and LOVE to flirt in front of the camera. I absolutely adored working with the couple as the camera just loves them. And I love the vintage twist to this session.

RVA was the perfect setting for this couple and that pop of red. That sunset glow just loves y’all!!

What y’all may not know is we had to cancel their session TWICE due to rain…..and seriously what a blessing that was to get this perfect day at Maymont.

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Seriously those eye lashes though

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I love their laughs

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Love is love!!!!

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AND THEN…… the funniest part of their session:

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Thanks Kat and Tiff for being SO much fun!!!

Taylor & Cody State Fair Session

There is no doubt that I love couple’s sessions. With the State Fair coming into town, I wanted something different, something fun, something that capture more than just a picture to hang on the wall. I wanted to capture a fun experience and moments.
And that is just what Taylor and Cody allowed me to do…..
 It wouldn’t be the fair without some cotton candy and fried food
 Seriously how gorgeous is my cousin….and yes I’m totally jealous of her tan!
 STUNNING!!!
 Taylor’s is so intense on beating Cody :):)
 EEEEKKKK!!! Def a favorite!
 And this photo bomb LOL

Marjorie and Matthew l Glen Allen, Va Family Photographer

I met Marjorie and Matthew about a year ago. They were new to the Louisa area, getting used to the country air and slow drivers. Quickly loving their love for one another, I hoped I would see them again this year. As I received a message from Marjorie for a couple session, I was ecstatic and couldn’t wait to see and capture their fun-filled love for one another. 

 Getting ahead of the game, both wanted to go ahead and take their ‘fall’ pictures before the Fall hit. Many know I love Crump Park for the country feel, but it does have that rustic Fall feel as well, and it was perfect for this love bird session. And we didn’t have to fight the cold wind this year…..WIN WIN!
 I LOVE LOVE LOVE both Marjorie and Matthew’s laughs!!

 Last year, during their session, Matthew busted out this AWESOME tattoo…..so for this year we had to mix it up……this one is a keeper!!

Grant and Jennifer Engaged l Northern, Va Wedding Photographer

I couldn’t wait to meet Jennifer and Grant, as sometimes we don’t meet our clients until their engagement session. Grant, had decided to help quite a bit with the wedding planning (good man) and it was his part to find a few vendors, photographer included. Our first email we connected, he had looked at my website, and read through some of my blog posts. I knew we would have so much fun during their session.

As it was a spring, semi chilly morning. I got up at 5:00 am to make the 2 hour drive to Loudon county in Northern Virginia. Grant and Jennifer had picked out a gorgeous farm for their engagement session. I have become very fond of early morning sessions for this gorgeous light!

 We even let Grant wear his hat for a few.
 I love the way they look and smile at each other!
 Life is so much better to walk through when you have a hand to hold.
 LOVED this tree!
 How perfect is this tractor, and with this lovely couple on it?!?!?
 HA HA HA I caught him sticking his tongue out at Jennifer.
Jennifer, I LOVE your smile and laugh!!! You are GORGEOUS!!
FAV!!
Stunning eyes and smile!!!
 EEEKKKKK LOVE this!
 I know I have read a quote somewhere that says ‘a couple that hunts together, stays together’ I think this is perfect for these two. As we walked through the field and woods to get to this location we saw quite a few critter tracks, turkey, deer, and a coon track.
 This abandon red barn was perfection!
 When you stubble upon an abandoned car, much less an imported car it’s a given that we will take pictures with it. πŸ™‚
 REALLY REALLY cool old car!!
 Jennifer and Grant share a love for football…..BUT not for the same team. So there is a little bit of rivalry during football season.
 Congrats again Grant and Jennifer and I can not wait for your September Wedding!! πŸ™‚

Dani & Joey Engaged l Richmond, Va Wedding Photograher

Here in Va we have had some terrible amounts of rain already this year. To the point there has been flooding, road closures, and resulting in having to reschedule this session with Dani and Joey. As this date came up, myself and Dani watched the radar like crazy people, no joke! It was a monday and the percentage was hit and miss. It rained earlier that day and that weekend. We decided it was a go. We met in Glen Allen, and they session started off in full on gorgeous sun light. As we got about 35 minutes in the sky begin to darken and clouds rolled in. But because Dani and Joey are so awesome they were game on for rain shots, which it didn’t rain on us, thank the lord.

 If I can say just one thing about Dani and Joey it is they are beyond HAPPY. Happy individuals, and happy as a couple. Their love and joy shined through this whole session. We were laughing and joking the whole time. I really really enjoyed the time I got to spend with the both of them, and it makes me uber excited for Dani’s bridal portraits and their wedding day coming this Fall.

LOVE!
Dani, my dear, you are just stunning!!!
FAV!!!
 Her engagement ring was Joey’s grandma, and it comes with a great proposal story as well πŸ™‚
GAHHH that sunlight!
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 Their love for one another is amazing!
 Dani your smile is contagious.
Love the way the look at each other!
 Joey is a Henrico Fire Fighter and they wanted to celebrate that during their session.
 Get it girl!!!


Now offering couples boudoir sessions just in time for Valentines day l Crystal Reyns Photography

Boudoirs aren’t just for the ladies anymore! Want to make it fun? Bring your partner?

This year I will be offering couples boudoirs for Valentines day as well as regular boudoirs.

Ashley and Otto Engaged l Richmond, Va Wedding Photographer

I met Ashley and Otto earlier this year after lots of emails back and forth between myself and Ashley. I couldn’t wait to meet this young couple so in love, and she was so excited to work with me as she had followed my work for awhile (huge compliment from her πŸ™‚ yes it made me blush). They are set to tie the knot in May of 2014, and decided to do their engagements during the peak of Fall, and how perfect this morning was minus the cold.

The morning of their engagements may have been one of the coldest days yet, but Ashley still rocked a dress and still managed to give the camera superb model face without shivering. A huge kudos to her too was that she has just gotten off a 13 hour shift from work over night, she’s a total rock star!!!

 

 Look at how cute they are!!!

 I LOVE capturing LOVE!!!!

Her eyes are to die for even in black and white!

 FAV!!!!

 That’s right they are BOTH Redskins fans, no house divided here. πŸ™‚
 AAAAWWWWW this totally makes me smile every time I see this image, so candid and perfect!

 One last outfit change, I think this set is my favorite!!

 Ashley you are STUNNING!!
Even Otto has an awesome model face πŸ™‚ 

Marjorie & Matthew l Louisa, Va Portrait Photographer

In honor of Veteran’s Day, I will share Marjorie’s and Matthew’s couple session. A huge thank you to Matthew and all the veterans today and all days. Thank you so much for all you have done and continue to do!!!

Marjorie contacted me just a few weeks after being relocated to our small town of Bumpass. She was so excited for their session and I was as well. Matthew wearing his blues was a big part of their session, and I was super stoked to photograph this to remember how honored we should all be to know someone in the armed forces, but also to the women that are significant others and spouses to them. Thank you so much for allowing me to capture y’all’s love.

I absolutely LOVE your smile Marjorie!!

LOVE his awesome tattoo!!!

 OMG y’all are the cutest!!!

LOVE your model face!!

 Aren’t they the cutest?!?!?!

Joanna and Corey l Richmond, Va Portrait Photographer

I first met Joanna and Corey last year. I couldn’t wait to meet them as they discussed starting a photo warp with their engagement photo, that had been taken on Belle Isle. Last year we did all of their one year anniversary images on Belle Isle, this year we decided on two locations.

I couldn’t wait to see Joanna and Corey again, I couldn’t believe it had almost been a whole year. This is such an amazing couple, so in love, and completely comfortable showing it in front of the camera.

Joanna had sent me a message months prior discussing their session for this year, and she mentioned how excited they were as she had noticed a change in my photography style. It is such an honor to have not only amazing clients, but for your clients to be 100% excited for their session with you.

Thank you Joanna and Corey and I can’t wait for next year!!!

How cool is this right?!?!

FAV!

They are the cutest!!!

Joanna you are gorgeous!!!

LOVE!!!

You seriously make me want to have natural red hair!!

Gangsta!

Rikki and Steven Engaged l Louisa, Va Wedding Photographer

Who doesn’t love a happy couple? Rikki and Steven are the cutest, this whole engagement session was nothing but laughs and anyone can see the joy they bring each other in these images as they are naturals.

We had to bump up their engagement session, as they moved their wedding date from 2014 to this year. My fall has filled up way faster than expected, but I was able to fit them in on such short notice, and boy was it a perfect evening. We choose a local vineyard right outside of the town of Louisa, as they are planning a country themed wedding, this location fit them perfectly. Plus they love to kayak so we also used those during their session, and yes those are Steven’s favorite pictures. πŸ™‚

Rikki and Steven I look forward to your November wedding. πŸ™‚