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Capturing Timeless Love Stories

Have Your Engagement Captured by Mr. Anthony
Our Best Wedding Photographer -
Richmond VA to Raleigh NC.

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when you work with Mr. Anthony
10 plus years wedding photographer

Expect a photographer that goes beyond simply capturing images, one that aims to preserve the essence and emotions of each moment.

Hey there!

Welcome to FirstWorks Photography! I'm Mr. Anthony, your dedicated wedding photographer on a mission to freeze those special moments into memories you'll treasure forever.

Based in the heart of Emporia, Virginia, but also proudly serve the Central VA. area. My lens is ready to capture the essence of your love story, whether it unfolds against the charming backdrop of Emporia, the historical charm of Petersburg, Richmond or surrounding Central Virginia area.

Capturing Emotion, Creating Memories:

My goal is simple but powerful – to capture the raw emotion of your big day. I'm not just about snapping pics; I'm all about creating visual stories that tug at the heartstrings. And yes, I might throw in a corny joke to make you laugh for those genuine, unscripted moments that truly define you as a couple.

Easygoing and Ready for Anything:

I'm as easygoing as they come, ready to roll with the punches and adapt to any situation. Whether it's capturing those quiet, intimate getting-ready moments or orchestrating a dance to freeze pure happiness, I'm there, camera in hand, making sure every moment is flawless.

Candid Moments, Unforgettable Memories:

I specialize in those candid, unscripted instances that unveil the real essence of your love story. From the speechless first look to the vows and the proud, joy-filled glances from your parents, I'm here to document your journey with authenticity and heart.

Let's not just capture photographs but create timeless stories that reflect the beauty of your love. I'm here to document your moments, your memories, and your unique story.


Are you ready to embark on this visual journey together? Let's do it!

I specialize in capturing stunning photos that showcases beauty and the love that blooms within its historic streets. Trust in the expertise and artistry of FirstWorks Photography to tell your story in a way that's uniquely yours.

If you're in Emporia, or surrounding area, I'm your dedicated photographer ready to freeze your special moments into memories that will last a lifetime. Let's make magic together!

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Trust The Process

Got burning questions or ready to unleash the awesomeness of your engagement or wedding day? Drop me a line using the contact form, and let's make some magic happen!  Your inquiry won’t just be a message; it'll be the start of an epic conversation about turning your ideas into unforgettable moments. Let the countdown to your lightning-fast, less-than-24-hour reply!


Let's turn our meeting into a party – whether it's a phone call, a coffee catch-up, or a Zoom fiesta! We'll chat about your wedding dreams, dive into your photography wishes, and whip up a custom package that's as unique as you are. Get ready for a collaboration that's more fun than a confetti cannon – because your big day deserves a plan as special as the two of you!


Ready to take the plunge into wedding greatness? If we hit it off in our chat, get ready for the VIP treatment! I'll shoot over a digital contract, that's more detailed than your favorite mystery novel, and a questionnaire that's so fun, you won't believe it's paperwork. And hey, to lock in your date, we'll need a non-refundable deposit – consider it the golden ticket to securing your spot in the wedding hall of fame!


Think of engagement photos as the ultimate sneak peek into our creative love story! It's not just about getting to know me – it's your chance to unveil the magic behind your upcoming wedding portraits. Consider it the coolest 'rehearsal dinner' for your smiles and poses. It's not practice makes perfect; it's practice makes unforgettable. Get ready to rock those engagement vibes before we turn up the wedding day glamour!


Planning your wedding day timeline can be an overwhelming task for any engaged couple!  Especially when it comes to your wedding photography.  I can assist helping to ensure a great experience for all involved.  At the end of the day, it’s the experience that you will remember the most.


Drowning in wedding day timeline stress? Fear not! I'm here to sprinkle some magic on the planning chaos, especially when it comes to the photography extravaganza. Let's turn that timeline from chaos to charm, ensuring a day filled with smiles, laughter, and unforgettable moments. Because, let's be real, it's not just about the photos—it's about crafting an experience that'll have you reminiscing with heart eyes for years to come!


Ready to turn your wedding into a page-turner? The magic isn't complete without a physical album – the grand finale of your photography experience! I'm not just crafting a photo album; I'm creating a storybook that'll transport you back to the 'I do' moments with every flip. Get ready to relive the romance, the laughter, and the 'oh, remember that?' feels. Because, let's be honest, your love story deserves more than just a photo album – it deserves a front-row seat in the book of epic tales!

Engagement Sessions
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Imagine basking in the warm Southern sun, casting a golden glow on a couple deeply in love, as they embark on the journey to forever. Our wedding photographers in Petersburg, VA, and beyond craft engagement sessions that blend sweet charm and authentic romance, capturing the enchantment that unfolds between the 'yes' and the 'I do.'

Selecting locations with sentimental significance, our sessions unfold in places where love has blossomed - be it under the shade of ancient oak trees or against the backdrop of a historic plantation. At FirstWorks Photography, we are dedicated to weaving the rich tapestry of Southern love stories into each photograph.

Beyond mere images, our sessions are a celebration, a way to announce your engagement with the warmth and hospitality that defines the South. These photos evolve into treasured keepsakes, preserving not only moments but the timeless essence of a love story, much like the Southern sunset.

Join us at FirstWorks Photography, where we skillfully capture the grace, charm, and excitement that define your love story. Allow us to create portraits that reflect not just your connection but also the spirit infusing every moment of your journey to 'happily ever after.' Choose us for your photography needs in Petersburg, VA, and beyond.

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Accepting couples that are wildly in love, looking for a wedding photographer in Virginia or North Carolina! Send me a note to see if your date is available! Don't delay! 

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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 Richmond or surrounding area, we'd love to hear your story and discuss how we can be a part of it. Please fill out the form below with your details and any thoughts you’d like to share.

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