Memories is a full-service production company.

Our experienced team will help you create the project you’ve envisioned.  We’ll listen to what you want, ask pertinent questions, and guide you through the unanticipated.  With over 20 years of experience, we’ll ensure your memories are preserved for a lifetime.  And we’ll always treat you like family.

Who We Are

Ricky Lapkin
Production and Technical Services

The key to success in any business, my father used to say, is to treat each customer as if they were family. When I founded Memories in 1987, I brought this tradition with me. My first office sat in my parents’ wedding boutique where I specialized solely in documentary-style wedding films. The business has now matured into the thriving full-service production company offering cinematic wedding shorts and films, corporate audio visual services, and analog recording transfers to all digital formats. My office, the Memories executive team, editing suits, and conversion equipment is now located at 3966 Springfield Road in Glen Allen, Virginia.

As lead camera and project manager, I make things happen and thrive on getting it right and on time! When not behind a camera or a desk, I love being on a ball field with my two kids. And for fun, my wife and I are in the process of restoring a historic property in Powhatan.

Adam Samuelson
Director of Photography & Lead Editor

At the age of six I held my first camera. At twelve, my first photograph was published by the local newspaper. Holding course through my formal education, I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in film from Full Sail University in Florida. Helping people translate their creative vision into a visual form is my passion.

Anne McKenzie
Marketing Director

I’m the newest member of the team. I retired from the newspaper industry to promote the business through print and digital media. My sole purpose is to let more folks know how we can help preserve their treasured memories. When I’m not working, I love spending time with my daughters, their families, and my brand-new grandson. I’m a University of Virginia alumna. And in the Jeffersonian tradition, I have a passion for learning and books.

Reviews From Our Happy Clients

Extremely professional. Video service was EXACTLY what we requested. Their attention to detail was unbelievable! Final DVD was amazing! We watched it over and over!

Sally P.

… But most important, you provided friendly, polite, timely, and excellent customer service. That in itself is so rare in these days of “antisocial media.” Congratulations! You obviously enjoy what you do, and the people you do it for.”

Jeff & Cass R.

… Great to work with, terrific end product, highly recommended.

Meredeth M.