WELL, HELLO THERE.

I'm Patricia Lyons and welcome to my blogsite. I am an international lifestyle photographer based in Virginia.
I shoot, well, everything, but you'll find I mainly photograph editorial for select magazines, as well as beautiful weddings in Virginia and around the world. Some photo slideshows are stacked below to the right, and you can even watch them all if you have a whole lot of time and a jug of coffee (and I've been told a box of tissues). You can also 'search' the blog if you are looking for something specific.

Or I suppose you could just enjoy the ride back in time, as everything happened.
I know I have.

You can find me at (804)387-5722 or email patricia@patricialyonsphotography.com


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Brian and Amy's Wedding



It rained in Bridgehampton, New York on June 20. Then it rained some more. It rained down, sideways, and I think sometimes even upwards. Remember the golf US Open, when they showed the grounds crew using squeegees to clear the greens? We were a mere hour down the road that same day, alas, no squeegees.

Holy moly, did it rain.

But Amy was getting married that day and had decided early on that no matter what, she was going to marry Brian with a huge smile on her face and have the time of her life. When we talked a few days before, we laughed that she should get some cute wedding day Wellies and umbrellas, and make the best of it. Because really, what are your options? Not two hours later she texted me that she had found some, and better yet, they matched her bridesmaids' dresses. That's my girl!!

The cottage where she got ready was so sweet and the garden... the garden!!! The rain had turned the garden into a lush, stunning backdrop as green as green can be, so we donned the wellies and dodged raindrops, Amy and her friends laughing the entire time.

Throughout the afternoon and evening the rain continued, but somehow we managed to get these little windows of time where it would softly drizzle or stop altogether. I was constantly putting my nose up against the window trying to see if it was still coming down, and immediately after the ceremony it did a massive downpour and then, for twenty precious minutes... nothing.

So we ran outside and were able to get the shots Amy had dreamed of, the two of them on their favorite beach. Where they had spent so much time getting to know eachother, fallen in love, and then decided to have their wedding, and ultimately, had the time of their lives.

Amy and Brian, thank you so much for having me be a part of your incredible day.

You can see Brian and Amy's Wedding Slideshow right here.









Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Jeff and Erin



Jeff and Erin got married on a gorgeous summer day in June. They were, in a word, adorable. They had this way about them where they would fold into eachother so casually and easily, quickly forgetting I was there (helloo, guys, I'm still here!!) which made for some very fun photo taking. Their families were sweet and clearly adored those two, I really enjoyed getting to know them all and catching their heartfelt expressions.

They opted for the 'first glance' before the ceremony, and before you go all traditional on me, it is SO great. She snuck up behind him and when he turned his smile was as big as they get. They enjoyed this moment with family in the distance and a few clicks of my shutter, up close and personal. It also allowed us to get all the group shots before their ceremony so they could enjoy more of their reception. LOVED it!

The Easton Events team pulled together a visual feast that blew me away. When they said mango ceiling drapes my head probably cocked to the side like a curious dog, but that's why I am not the wedding planner, because holy smokes did it ever WORK! The warm glow lit the room beautifully and one of the highlights of my night was hovering near the entrance of the tent to hear all the oohs and ahhhs.

If you want to see Erin and Jeff's slideshow, just click HERE.