Katie Santmyer & Kimie James
ksant photography & IYQ Photography
Kimie and I (Katie) are Richmond-ers, dog rescue mommies, natural light enthusiasts, and lovers of anything that gets those creative juices flowing. We are also wedding and portrait photographers. Though she and I run separate businesses, we collaborated on this amazing editorial shoot that all started with a Starbucks date and throwing out stylized shoot ideas. One of these ideas formed when Kimie mentioned she had a croquet set, which led us to a Sunday afternoon hang out session between friends. From there we added the amazing Paisley & Jade (who brought in FABULOUS chairs, tables, and a couch), our yummy food vendor Sweets and Soirees, Josh Cruz-Magee, our wonderful hair stylist, and Holly Hibbard, a makeup artist every woman would want to keep in their back pocket to bring out and make them look flawless. I knew straight away that The Manor House at King’s Charter, in Mechanicsville, VA, would be a perfect location fit to this shoot. It’s gorgeous grounds were the perfect touch to this amazing shoot with beautiful people.