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Capturing Timeless Love Stories

Behind The Lens of Mr. Anthony Your Dream Engagement & Wedding Photographer  
Richmond  VA to Raleigh NC 

I'm someone who finds great joy in creating and capturing  beauty wherever I go.
firstworks photography
owner & lead photographer
mr.anthonys firstworks photography

About Me:

From Richmond to Emporia, A Photographer's Journey

Hello, I'm Mr. Anthony, and I'm proud to call Virginia my home. Born and raised in Petersburg, just outside of Richmond, my roots run deep in this vibrant community. Now, my wife and I reside in the charming town of Emporia, enjoying a quieter pace of life as our children have all flown the nest.

A Love Story with Photography

My love affair with weddings started nearly two decades ago in the heart of Richmond, Virginia. My journey into the world of photography is a tale of transition, and passion.

Originally trained in Cosmetology, my path took a dramatic turn when I discovered the art of photography. The transition from styling hair to capturing moments behind the lens is a story that I'd love to share with you over a nice, hot cup of coffee. Each twist and turn of this journey has added layers to my perspective, enriching my approach to photography.

The Obsession Begins

In 2002, I took my first steps into wedding photography, and something incredible happened. I became utterly obsessed. From my initial focus on capturing hairstyles and models, the world of weddings opened up a new realm of possibilities for me. The ability to create art, to connect with my subjects, and to freeze moments in time fascinated me like nothing else. From that moment, I was hooked, and I never looked back.

Connecting Through Photography

What captivates me about photography is more than just the technicalities; it's the connection with my subjects, the ability to tell stories through images. Every click of the shutter is an opportunity to create something beautiful, something that resonates with the emotions of the moment


When behind the camera, I am truly in my element, loving every moment of the journey on your wedding day. I pay meticulous attention to detail and bring a professional touch to every shot. Skilled in Photoshop and armed with the knowledge from the Art Institute of Photography, I aim to not only meet but exceed your expectations. My ultimate goal is for my clients to be delighted with the images I produce.

Today, I am privileged to turn my passion into a profession, capturing the essence of love stories in every frame. I invite you to connect with me. Let's get to know each other and turn your 'I do's' into a story that is unforgettable as your love.

Wedding Photographer Virginia | Wedding Photographer North Carolina

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Get in Touch

We're thrilled you're considering FirstWorks Photography to capture the essence of your special day. Whether you're planning an intimate wedding in Virginia or a grand celebration, we'd love to hear your story and discuss how we can be a part of it. Please fill out the form with your details and any thoughts you’d like to share.


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I love documenting each couple's unique love story and presenting it in the most  beautiful way possible through my lens.
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