Ashley and Jonathan’s love story is a bit of a whirlwind. After spotting each other across a crowded room a little over a year ago, the two have been inseparable. I’ve known Jonathan since high school and its pretty incredible to see how his relationship with Ashley has made him a better version of himself. He is so calm, attentive and such a wonderful father to Ashley’s handsome son Eli, the three of them make a beautiful family. While I haven’t known Ashley as long, its easy to see how she caught Jonathan’s eye – she literally lights up a room and its fun to watch her look at Jonathan with such affection – its practically “swoon” incarnate. So on a slightly chilly Monday afternoon, one year exactly since they first met, my two friends walked down the aisle to commit their love to each other in a very intimate ceremony. They celebrated at a Richmond, VA favorite – Stella’s, a family owned and operated restaurant where they are known for delicious, family style fairs and a cozy, welcoming atmosphere. It was the perfect place to toast to and celebrate these smokin’ hot newlyweds. Before the sun hit the horizon we walked through Richmond’s infamous “Fan” area to capture more portraits in some of their favorite places. This was such a fun day to photograph, not only because I personally care about this couple, but because the love they share is so honest – its the best kind of love to capture.