Afterglow Creative

About Our Wedding & Event Photography: Chesterfield, VA

Afterglow Creative is a professional wedding & event photography company servicing the Richmond area. Call us to be sure your event is remembered forever.



Photo Credit:  Melissa Durham Photography


We are storytellers.  We are creators.  We are Afterglow Creative.

Hi!  Thank you so much for visiting!  My name is Cory, and I am the founder and director of Afterglow Creative.  I lead a team of highly skilled photographers and cinematographers who are the best in the business at what they do!  It's an absolute privilege for you to trust us with capturing the memories from your once-in-a-lifetime adventure, and we take special care to cherish the memories as if they were our own.  

My story.

I grew up in a small, sleepy suburb of Roanoke, Virginia.  After graduating high school, I attended college at School of Communication Arts in Raleigh, North Carolina and Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia where I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts.  I studied Animation, Photography, Cinematography and Graphic Design (a lot, I know) and was fortunate enough to land a 6-month internship with National Geographic Channel right out of college.  After working full-time for a few years at a local production studio where I learned first-hand about commercial cinematography, I received an offer from the SPEED channel (now Fox Sports 1) in Charlotte, North Carolina.  After working in national television for several years while also running Afterglow, I decided to take the leap and go full-time with directing my own business and haven't looked back since.  Afterglow was born in RVA, and after six years in Charlotte, I returned Afterglow home in 2016 after I re-connected with my love, Erin.  We have an amazing little family of fur-babies, Bear, Sully and Smokey.  I am an avid coffee drinker and Carolina Panthers/Cubs/VCU Rams fan, and could spend all day at the beach sleeping under an umbrella.  I found my passion with filming and photographing weddings around 2006, and things haven't slowed down since then.   It makes me so happy that you are considering Afterglow Creative for your big day.  

My team and I would love to tell your story.


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