Wendell Powell Studio takes arguably the best formal bridal portraits in the Richmond area. Their photography is beatiful and really stands out in wedding announcements in the newspaper. They use very natural lighting, and take plenty of photos for the bride-to-be to choose from. The final product is absolutely gorgeous!
One downside is that they do not have a great selection of silk flower bouquets to choose from for your portrait- bringing your own bouquet, whether real or fake, may be a better option. The most significant downside is that they do not give you a CD of all your bridal portrait images to take home with you and keep. You only get the portraits you pay for, and they are very expensive. Every other portrait photographer I had heard of in Richmond provides the bride-to-be with a CD of images.
I would recommend Wendell Powell to others, with the caveat that it is pricey and you get no take home CD with a standard package.
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