Monday, December 10, 2018


 Millionaire wedding video

"Millionaire" by Chris Stapleton wedding videography 

by Reagan Studios at Hollyfield Manor

The Christmas season 2018 started off right at Holyfield manor when Gretchen married Mitch on December 1. Their first dance was to the song, "Millionaire" by Chris Stapleton. Reagan Studios used that song to create an awesome highlight reel summarizing their amazing day. 

To learn more about wedding videography and a cinematography and photography package that might be right for you, check out
and watch the sample videos. Wedding videos in Charlottesville and Richmond and Williamsburg are our specialty, but we travel worldwide for destination weddings.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018



Lt. Alex Graves, a naval aviator who attended the United States Navy's Top Gun Fighter Weapons School married his sweetheart, Tate Norvell in Virginia Beach on September 8, 2018. Twenty-two pilots were in attendance, seven of whom were Top Gun graduates. Both the bride and groom's fathers also served in the U.S. Navy as well.
Produced by
Music by Harold Faltermeyer available on iTunes:…/top-gun-original-motio…/387193895
Neither Reagan Studios nor the bride & groom seek to profit from the distribution of this video. We do, however, hope that viewers will be encouraged to purchase the song on iTunes or through another licensed vendor.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Hiring a Photographer for Your Wedding

Chapter Six: 


Congratulations! You are engaged. It's an exciting period in your life and you'll spend the next bit of time informing people and perhaps sharing photos of the ring and maybe of the engagement.

Next you will pick a date. That's the biggest decision of all. Spring, fall? Summer?? Maybe even winter. A part of the date decision is the venue decision. Especially if your wedding is going to be winter or summer - being outside might not be practical. Even with a spring or fall wedding, your venue will need an indoor rain plan - and that could be a big tent. Do you want a country-style barn wedding, or a country club wedding. Funny how the word "country" is used in both of those terms and yet they mean something entirely different. Will you have your ceremony in a church or at the reception venue? 

So anyway. Let's say that decision is made. Your wedding dress usually comes second. But that's a different chapter. Next many brides start thinking of photographers. You do want pictures, right? How much do we really want to spend? Can't a friend do it? And what about film, or videography? Brides call it videography and the camera people frequently call it cinematography. There is a difference. But that's another chapter.

You've seen the photos from your friends' weddings and you know what you like. Even before you decided on the venue, you started looking at weddings pics on Instagram and Pinterest.

Hold the phone, stop the presses. I've got some important information for you: A BRIDE CANNOT SELECT A PHOTOGRAPHER BASED SOLELY ON THE PHOTOS THEY ADVERTISE. I don't mean to say that your photos will look different; they won't. If you like that washed-out look, that's what you will get. If you like the color and vibrancy of a photographer and you hire them, that's what you'll get. 

But consider this: You will carefully pick your bridesmaids. You are going to spend over a year planning and a BUNCH of somebody's money on this gala event. You don't want to spend the day with any friends that might bring you down. So why would you hire a photographer and spend all day with that person without knowing what that is like. Clearly engagement sessions help. But engagement sessions are just three people. No crowds and no time constraints. In an engagement session, your photographer has plenty of time to set the lighting and get the pose right. That is not the case on wedding day. Trust me, I have filmed over 200 weddings and wedding day goes fast. There is not time to stop the action and say, "Let's do that again." But guess what? I've seen photographers do that. And usually it's the high-end photographers who act like that! I've seen a photographer stop the bridal party reception entrance for almost two minutes while he got the light setting correct on his camera. He literally kept over 200 people waiting while he messed with his camera. And the whole time, he acted like it was a studio shoot and everyone attending the wedding was an extra at his disposal. 

So while the style of photography that you are seeking in a wedding photographer is important, you need to do some research in what it is like to spend a whole day with them. Check and read the worst reviews they have. Ask the venue what it's like to work with her or him. Ask the caterer. Ask the cake designer - you would be surprised how much they notice on wedding day. Most importantly, ask your planner. Yes, you need a planner. And there is a difference between wedding planning, wedding design, and wedding coordination. But that's a different chapter.

Some photographers show up with a second shooter. That's a good idea. And you wanna be sure that the second shooter isn't an amateur spouse, or friend. You want that person to be a trained and skilled photographer who simply didn't book their own wedding that day. But (and here's the first INSIDER TIP) some photographers show up with ASSISTANTS, not second shooters. I have seen photographers show up with contest winners who's prize was to shoot a wedding with this "celebrity photographer." Guess what? Your photographer is going to spend a bunch of his or her day showing the intern/contest winner how he programmed the lighting on his camera menu. Do you want that happening on your wedding day?

Here's INSIDER TIP number two: what kind of equipment is your photographer bringing? Some photographers are dependent on lighting equipment. They have not mastered shooting with natural light. Seriously, using three-point light creates fantastic portraits and that will work for your bridal or engagement session. But do you really want two-to-three people holding umbrella lights all around you all day long on your wedding day. I've seen it. The pictures are sweet, but your wedding day is a disaster.

INSIDER TIP number three: Is your photographer a trained ninja? The best photographers are invisible. Let's say, on your wedding night, you will be about to toss your bouquet and you'll stop and say, "Wait, where's my photographer?" And she coyly waves to you three feet away. She was right there all the time and you never even noticed. The best photographers will let you enjoy your day with your bridesmaids early on and your husband through the evening. You DO NOT want a photographer trying to choreograph your every move all day. And you don't need someone trying to be your best friend. Ever been to a restaurant where the waiter wants to be your buddy? I'm always like, "Dude. I'm here with my wife. We have a babysitter. Just keep my tea glass full and check-in occasionally. Thanks, bro." Some photographers want to be your best friend on wedding day. Maybe that's what you are looking for. But if not, it can be a pain in the ass. And speaking of ass. What if you hire a photographer who is one? Seriously! Let's say you hire a certain photographer because you love his images. But what if he is a world-class jerk? How much fun is your wedding day gonna be with this guy hanging around? And what if it's a triple whammy? I mean, he's an ass, he has a bunch of equipment in everyone's way, and he's always telling you what to do?

For years, I have told people, the second-most likely factor that could ruin your wedding is your photographer. Number one is your parents. But that is another chapter.

written by Keith C. Reagan, Sr.


Do you work alone?
Do you bring a second shooter?
Is your second an actual professional photographer, or a trainee/intern?
Will your second/third be taking photos, or holding equipment?
What sort of lighting equipment do you use? Do you use stands and umbrellas that will be in my guests' way?
Are you subtle or invasive? Do you constantly direct the action or do you let me have my day and film it. Can you offer pointers and easy direction without creating delays?
Can you let me do our FIRST LOOK and CAKE CUTTING without talking to us?
Will you stop the action during the reception to check your light settings or can you adjust to changes quickly?

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Four weddings. One Family.

click HERE to see the video


I filmed the wedding of Brittany and Nick Penatzer on May 25, 2013. I had no idea was I was getting into at that time. It turned out to be the beginning of my longest-running wedding family - I have filmed these people FOUR times!

Brittany and Nick's ceremony and reception were held at Virginia Crossings in Glen Allen, Va. and this was one week before I filmed what would become my most famous highlight reel at the Schreiber/Evans wedding. Right away, I knew something was different; I could not tell who was family and who was a friend and I did not get a better handle on that until four years later.

Nick's cute little sister was all grown up and getting married by 2017. I was honored that they asked if I was available. Savannah and Foster tied the knot on a rainy day at Independence Golf and Country Club. This was my second time with this group, so I sorta knew what to expect. If you lived in California and were having a party that had to be a success because the Hollywood Reporter was going to be there, you could hire this group of people to attend, and the journalist would report the next day that you had the best party ever.

Fast forward one more year and we've got two more weddings scheduled for this group: Sarah & Dillon in June and Melanie & Kevin in July. Sarah married Dillon on a hot day at Alturia Farm. Melanie and Kevin chose a mountainside wedding at The Market at Grelen.

While all four weddings were different, they had one important element in common: the receptions rocked! This crowd knows how to party. Three out of four receptions used DJ Diesel. He has a spectacular light show and I appreciate how it makes our videos look.

There are a few more single members connected with this group so we hope to film them again. In the meantime, here is a mashup of reception footage from the four weddings put to a song by Family Force Five that helps illustrate the energy of this crowd.

Not everyone was able to attend all four weddings, but their faces will become more familiar as you watch THIS VIDEO.

You will notice this couple a lot: 
That's Jen and Josh Adams. He was a groomsman in Nick's wedding. Josh and Dillon Adams are brothers. And Dillon was one of Kevin's groomsmen. Both Josh and Dillon were groomsmen for Foster. And Foster married Nick's sister, Savannah. Got it? 

Nick's and Savannah's mom, Lisa, and the Adams boys' mom, Robin, were best friends until Robin's untimely death in 2015. She's in the middle of the photo below (dark hair, white dress):

When Dillon got married he placed a photo of his mother in the seat where she would have been:

See Brittany and Nick's videos HERE and HERE and HERE.
See Savannah and Foster's videos HERE and HERE.
See Sarah and Dillon's videos HERE, HERE and HERE.
See Melanie and Kevin's videos HERE and HERE.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Van Halen Wedding Video

Van Halen Wedding Video

Question: Can a Van Halen song work as a wedding highlight reel?
Answer: I am willing to try.

On July 14, 2018, Collins and I filmed a wedding at The Market at Grelen in Somerset, Virginia. We knew this wedding would be fun as we have filmed this family (or friends of this family) three other times: Brittany, Savanah, and Sarah. Too bad Jen & Josh Adams were married before I knew them as you will see them in all four of these videos.

Anyway, I had several songs in mind for this wedding (and I am using a country song for a different version of their wedding highlights) but when Melanie & Kevin entered the reception, I knew what I had to do - and I accepted the challenge. They came in the big tent to the sound of their friends and family cheering and to the music of "Dance the Night Away" by Van Halen.

It is remarkable to think that this song (which was recorded before most of the attendees were born) is still this popular. Like "Don't Stop Believing" by Journey, or "Celebration" by Kool and the Gang, some party song don't fade away.

It also turns out that Melanie is quite the dancer. And dancing had something to do with them getting together to begin with - or so I heard.

Now check out their video and see what you think: CLICK HERE. I hope you enjoy it as much as the wedding couple does. CONGRATULATIONS, Melanie and Kevin! It was an honor filming your wedding.


See BOTH of their highlight reels HERE:

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Alturia Farm Wedding in Virginia

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What a great country wedding at Alturia Farm in Virginia! Sarah and her friends had a wonderful loft, bedroom and game room to get ready. And the guys played corn hole and had a few beverages. The sun came out just in time for sunset. We are so lucky to have such wonderful country venues in Virginia. Family and friends can remember this wedding forever with this highlight reel as well as a Preview, Special Feature, Video Guestbook and raw footage on a portable hard drive. Filmed on location at 
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Wednesday, May 30, 2018



Nothing like a wedding with men in uniform.
Check out this fantastic wedding between two high school sweethearts that took place on May 26, 2018 at The Barn at Edgewood near Charlottesville, VA. Wedding videography produced by

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Hell If I Know

May 12, 2018
Produced by 
Music by Chase Bryant available on iTunes:
Neither Keith Reagan Film & Video nor the bride & groom seek to profit from the distribution of this video. We do, however, hope that viewers will be encouraged to purchase the song on iTunes or through another licensed vendor. #perrymeaway #weddingvideo

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

THEN by Brad Paisley WEDDING VIDEO Marianne and Michael



Marianne and Michael met at a beach in Mexico ten years ago. He asked for her hand in marriage years later on that same beach. And on Saturday, April 28, 2018, they were married at The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond, VA. The Van Meter Family and the Dosh Family celebrated at a reception at The Science Museum of Virginia following a photo shoot at Rene Dosh's family farm, Hundred Acre Woods. Brad Paisley's "Then" is their first highlight reel song. Check it out HERE. Wedding videography by
#shesmariannedosh #weddingvideo #weddingvideography #weddingcinematography

For more of the Van Meter / Dosh wedding, here's their FUN video, "Cake" by Flo Rida & 99 Percent, click HERE.

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Sunday, April 8, 2018

Wedding Cinematography



Film your wedding professionally and always remember the best day of your life the right way. You want to remember your wedding day forever. You know the day will be a blur. What's the best way to not miss a thingFilm it! Not just photos, though. it. Full coverage of the entire day plus highlight reels for easy sharing with family and friends.
Let's take a look a the best packages available and see which one is right for you:

Reagan Cinematography is a film production company located in Williamsburg, Virginia, specializing in professional wedding cinematography. We film weddings and other events throughout the United States and around the world. Using the highest quality professional high definition equipment, you don't just get a keepsake video when it is over, you get a treasured cinematic memory. We create a videos that you will watch over and over again. By taking a cinematic approach to creating videos, we achieve the look and feel of film. The result is an emotionally engaging and personal story. Each couple receives a portable hard drive with the entire day's raw uncut footage. Couples also receive a selection of edited videos based on the package selected. 

We have samples filmed at Fairview Farm and Events, The Dominion Club, The John Marshall Hotel, Westover Plantation, Berkeley Plantation, The Cavalier, Mt. Ida Farm, Trump Winery, Veritas Winery, Kingsmill Resort, Two Rivers Country Club, Ford's Colony Country Club, Cary Hill, Hampton University, Historic Mankin Mansion, Colonial Heritage Country Club, Williamsburg Winery, Founders Inn, The Branch Museum, New Kent Winery, Cumberland Plantation, Independence Country Club, The Jefferson Hotel, Mt. Stirling Plantation, The Williamsburg Inn, and many private venues.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Survival at Sea

BOATERS UNIVERSITY presents: "Safety and Survival at Sea"
Filmed on location by
Promo draft for the "Survival at Sea" course available through
Filmed on location in Florida, U.S.A.
For more about Mario Vittone, see
Music by Angles and Airwaves, 
available on iTunes:
Neither Keith Reagan Film & Video nor Boater's University seek to profit directly from the distribution of this draft promo. We do, however, hope that viewers will be encouraged to purchase the song on iTunes or through another licensed vendor. Commercial videography for website use and promotion requires quality videography: filming with the best equipment and editing with the best software. Do not take chances with your commercial video project, contact

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

First Dance


Jenn and Nic shared one of the most passionate first dances I have ever seen. This elegant wedding, held in the Downtown Richmond Omni, included a visit from Virginia's Governor and an all-star cast of local professionals. Their wedding videography included two highlight reels: THIS ONE, and a more contemporary on that you can see by clicking HERE. The second video features a popular song by Chris Brown, while the one above is a cinematic version. Filmed by, the couple's package included all of the raw footage from prep until the exit including three cameras during the ceremony with full audio. Photos are a must for special events. Wedding videography is irreplaceable. Make sure you hire professionals and get the best wedding video. #RVAwedding #weddingvideo #weddingvideography #royalwedding

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Boys 'Round Here

 Wedding Video

Boys 'Round Here

This wedding from June 2013 changed the way people look at wedding videos. Filmed and edited like a music video, many who viewed this in 2013 thought that it WAS the actual country music video on CMT by Blake Shelton. Wedding cinematography does NOT have to be boring, and does not always have to be the best man's toast over a classical music soundtrack. While ALL of the footage including the full ceremony and all of the toasts were provided to the couple, they also received several edited highlight reels including this game-changing music video.
Watch it and see for yourself.
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#weddingvideo #boysroundhere #countrywedding #schreiberevanswedding

Saturday, February 24, 2018


"Cheerleader" by Omi (Felix Jaehn remix) is the perfect song for a wedding cinematography preview when a football player marries a cheerleader. Morgan and Alex went to high school AND college together: Warhill High School in Williamsburg, VA and William & Mary also in Williamsburg, VA. She was a cheerleader at both schools and he was a football player at both schools. They got married on a beautiful December day in 2017 at the Wren Chapel on campus at the College. The reception afterward was held at Kingsmill Resort. Both dads and the best man gave toasts and Morgan's little sister performed a fantastic toast/rap!

Monday, February 19, 2018


The song Despacito took over the airwaves around the world in the summer of 2017. The hot song by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee celebrated good times and great people. One special wedding in Williamsburg, Virginia in the U.S.A. that summer used the song as their primary highlight reel. Who would have thought that this song would create such wonderful wedding cinematography? Filmed at Two Rivers Country Club at Governor's Land in Virginia, this wedding video captures the fun of that song, the magic of that summer, and the powerful love between two people. Enjoy! 

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Country Girl Wedding

 Country Girls
The world needs more country girl weddings. Check out this short country girl wedding video. It was a beautiful outdoor summer fall day for a fabulous tent reception, too. Wedding cinematography by #kipmoore #moregirlslikeyou

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Westover Plantation Wedding

 Something Just Like This
Westover plantation wedding videography. Not something you see every day. This is a special location and filming it properly takes skill and experience. Weddings New Kent and Weddings Charles City - some would say its the finest place to get married in America. Maybe in the world. Plantation weddings on Route 5 are extra special. Videography Plantation Weddings is what you want. Check out this fantastic 2017 wedding celebration. Maybe you want Something Just Like This. #coldplay #somethingjustlikethis #chainsmokers.
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Monday, January 29, 2018

Wedding Videography Review

 The John Marshall Ballrooms WEDDING
"I am simply blown away by this gentleman's talent! He is a true artist and visionary. He and his assistants performed video services for my daughter's wedding in Richmond on 12/30/17. The wedding was at 5 pm, but they just seemed to be everywhere, all the time. Not in a "in the way" sort of everywhere. But I definitely could tell he was capturing it all. Little did I realize...he captured things I never saw or could have planned. The videos were the BEST take-away from the wedding hands down.
Pictures are wonderful, but they don't really tell the story - because they don't capture the sound, the mood, the expressions, the vibe. When we received those videos, I was speechless and bawling.
If you're on the fence about hiring a whatever is necessary to hire Keith Reagan!!!! I cannot recommend he and his assistants highly enough!!! There is no possible way to be disappointed by his creative, artistic eye that allows him to capture so much that photos don't. Such talent!"
Profile Picture Trisha,  12/30/17 via Wedding Wire

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Sunday, January 28, 2018

Wedding Videography Packages

 Wedding Film Packages
There is a lot to do when you plan a wedding: Venue, dress, caterer, photographer, cake. But don't forget VIDEOGRAPHY. Sometimes we call it wedding cinematography. Hire a cinematographer who offers several packages to consider. Make sure they are using the best equipment possible and delivering the highest quality wedding film. Fantastic wedding videos are what you want when you get back from your honeymoon. Check out these wedding videography sample packages from Kingsmill weddings, Two Rivers wedding, Fairview wedding, The John Marshall wedding

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Weddings at The Dominion Club

Weddings at The Dominion Club are special. The Dominion Club in Richmond, Virginia is a great place to get married. So make sure you have the best photography and videography. Filming your wedding is important. Make sure to get a portable hard drive with all of the raw footage and then some highlight reel music videos of your wedding. Wedding videography by

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Showcase PLUS

Showcase PLUS package
Wedding videography is more than just capturing the ceremony in documentary-style. Today's highest quality cinematographers provide emotionally-driven music videos. Both popular music and instrumental cinematic versions are included. Take a look at THIS collection of videos. These four videos along with ALL of the original uncut raw footage from the entire day are delivered in our Showcase PLUS package. wedding videography by Wedding at Kingsmill. Wedding at the Wren Chapel.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Despacito - the wedding version

 Despacito - the wedding version

The song, Despacito, took over the pop airwaves in the summer of 2017. But who knew that is makes a perfect wedding song - especially with a bride from Cuba. The song, Despacito, was already a big hit at the reception, so it was natural to use the song and create the best wedding videography possible. Enjoy. It's a lot of fun. Wedding videography by
Wedding filmed at Two Rivers Country Club at Governor's Land.
Wedding videography for two rivers country club.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

 Shape of My Heart

Fairview Farm in Powhatan, VA is a great place to get married. Make sure to hire the best videographer so you can remember your wedding forever with all of the original raw footage and some awesome wedding highlight reels. Wedding videos are better than they used to be. Make sure to hire a cinematographer. Barn weddings are popular in Virginia. Fairview has what brides are looking for. Check it out. And hire Keith Reagan Film & Video. #backstreetboys #shapeofmyheart #weddingvideo #fairviewfarm #barnwedding #barnweddingvideo #keithreaganfilmandvideo #weddingvideography wedding cinematography by wedding videography richmond va rva wedding video

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

2019 Wedding Cinematography Packages
2019 wedding cinematography packages now available.
Check our examples.
Wedding Videography.
Film your wedding.
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Cinematic wedding video highlight

Each year students who graduate from The College of William and Mary get married in the Wren Building. The Wren Chapel is where the ceremony happens. Wedding videography in the Wren Chapel requires special equipment to capture the light properly. Experience is required to stay out of the way. One must film the wedding while being invisible.
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Thursday, January 11, 2018

"Forget what we're told
Before we get too old
Show me a garden that's bursting into life"

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Filmed on location at The John Marshall Ballrooms in Richmond, Virginia.
Wedding cinematography and commercial videography by focused on Richmond, Charlottesville and Williamsburg, Virginia.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018


Keith Reagan Film & Video Honored for Excellence in 10th Annual WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards

Williamsburg, VAJanuary 9, 2018Reagan Cinematography today announced its recognition as a winner of the esteemed 2018 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award for Videography in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

WeddingWire Inc., the leading global online marketplace for the wedding and events industry, annually recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals on WeddingWire who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. The top local wedding professionals in more than 20 service categories from venues to florists are awarded the prestigious accolade.

Keith Reagan Film & Video was recognized as a recipient solely based on reviews from newlyweds and their experiences working with them. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients.

“This is the tenth year we’ve celebrated our top-rated vendors who have helped millions of couples celebrate one of the most important days of their lives,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “This group of dedicated and acclaimed wedding professionals, such as Reagan Cinematography, not only make wedding planning simpler for engaged couples, but also serve as a trusted partner in helping to make WeddingWire the go-to place for wedding planning. We congratulate all of this year’s winners on their achievement.”

Keith Reagan Film & Video is thrilled to be one of the top Videography in Virginia on

For more information about Reagan Cinematography, please visit us at

To learn more about the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards, please visit

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About WeddingWire, Inc.

WeddingWire, Inc. is the leading global online marketplace connecting consumers with event and creative professionals. Operating within a $200 billion industry, WeddingWire, Inc. hosts 10 million monthly unique users across its mobile and web platforms. Consumers are able to read over 3 million vendor reviews and search, compare and book from a database of over 400,000 businesses. Globally, it provides these businesses the technology they need to serve their clients through advertising, marketing and business management tools such as websites, payment processing, invoicing and contracts. Founded in 2007, the WeddingWire portfolio of sites serves couples and businesses across 15 countries in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia, making it the worldwide leader in weddings with brands including,, and more. The company employs more than 900 and maintains global headquarters in Chevy Chase, MD and international headquarters in Barcelona, Spain.
New showcase available from the John Marshall Ballrooms in Richmond, Virginia. Wedding Videography by

Sunday, January 7, 2018

RVA wedding videography

Check out this awesome wedding videography preview by
Classic winter views at the Capitol.