A Romantic Belle Isle Engagement Session


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Capturing Love on Belle Isle: Sara and John’s Engagement Session

As wedding photographers, we have had the pleasure of capturing many love stories in and around the Richmond area. But Sara and John’s engagement session at Belle Isle was one for the books. With the stunning backdrop of the James River and the historic brick buildings, we were able to capture the essence of their love in a way that will last a lifetime.

Crossing the Walking Bridge: A Romantic Start

We began Sara and John’s engagement session by crossing the pedestrian bridge that leads to Belle Isle. The view from the bridge is simply breathtaking, with the river flowing gently beneath your feet and the city skyline in the distance. It was the perfect way to set the tone for the rest of the shoot and get Sara and John comfortable in front of the camera.

Once we arrived on Belle Isle, we took advantage of the historic brick buildings that are a staple of the island’s landscape. These buildings, which were once used as part of the old hydroelectric power plant, are now a popular spot for photographers and tourists alike. We were able to capture some stunning shots of Sara and John against the backdrop of these beautiful structures.

Exploring the River: A Natural Beauty

Next, we made our way down to the river for some more intimate shots of Sara and John. The river provides a natural beauty that cannot be replicated anywhere else. With the sound of the water in the background and the sun shining down on them, Sara and John looked like they were the only two people in the world. We were able to capture some truly stunning moments between the two of them.

Outfit Change and a Purple Tree: A Touch of Romance

After a quick outfit change, we headed to a beautiful purple tree that was in full bloom. The tree provided a stunning backdrop for some more romantic shots of Sara and John. The purple flowers added a pop of color to the photos and really brought out the joy and love between the two of them.

As we wrapped up the shoot, we made our way back over the pedestrian bridge to finish where we started. It was the perfect way to bookend the session and capture one final moment between Sara and John.

In the end, Sara and John’s engagement session at Belle Isle was a perfect example of why we love being wedding photographers. Richmond and its surroundings are full of beautiful locations that make for stunning backdrops. But it’s the love between two people that truly makes the photos come to life. We were honored to be a part of Sara and John’s love story and we cannot wait to see what their future holds.

couple walking on the rocks at Belle Isle in Richmond, Virginia


We are Alex & Tyler Reese, married best friends and wedding photographers.


May 8, 2023