A Love that Weathered the Storm

Chelsea and Chad's May 13th, 2023 Wedding at the Michaux-St James Foundation in Powhatan, Virginia.

May 13th, 2023, marked a day of joy and celebration as Chad and Chelsea exchanged vows at the beautiful Michaux-St. James Foundation in Powhatan, Virginia.

Their wedding day was an enchanting blend of tradition and natural beauty, with the ceremony held in the intimate chapel and the reception graced by an unexpected rain shower. As the privileged photographer for this special day, I am thrilled to share their extraordinary love story.


A Historic Setting: Michaux-St. James Foundation

Tucked away in the heart of Powhatan, the Michaux-St. James Foundation stands as a testament to history and elegance. The venue's classic chapel and picturesque outdoor spaces provided a captivating backdrop for Chad and Chelsea's union.

Anticipation and Preparation

The morning of their wedding was filled with palpable excitement. Laughter and camaraderie filled the bridal suite as Chelsea and Chad readied themselves for their momentous day. Each detail of their attire seemed to shimmer with anticipation.

A Chapel of Serenity

Within the cozy confines of the chapel, Chelsea and Chad's love story reached its pinnacle. The intimate ceremony was a profound exchange vows and promises witnessed by their cherished circle of family and friends.

Reception Beneath the Rain

The most unexpected but delightful moment occurred during their reception.

Just as they were announced as Mr. and Mrs. Melton, raindrops began to fall, adding a touch of magic to the celebration. The reception carried on with heartfelt toasts, dances, and jubilant laughter, all under the gentle embrace of the rain.

A Day of Endless Memories

This wedding was not just a celebration; it was a testament to the enduring power of love.

Each photograph tells a unique story of the joy, love, and connections that unfolded. Chelsea and Chad's wedding day was a vivid reflection of their love story, with the rain symbolizing their ability to embrace life's surprises together.

Preserving Cherished Moments

Being entrusted with documenting Chad and Chelsea's wedding was an honor and a responsibility I hold dear. It was about capturing the essence of their love and preserving the treasured moments as they embarked on this new chapter.


These Photographs stand as a timeless reminder of the strength of love. May Chad and Chelsea's journey continue to be filled with laughter, joy, and the promise of beautiful days ahead. It was an honor to capture the beauty of their love on this unforgettable day, rain and all, and I eagerly anticipate witnessing their love story flourish.