The perfect southern charm wedding at Pharsalia

With wedding season right around the corner, I could not help but think back at Liz and Clayton’s wedding at Pharsalia last Spring. What a magical day it was. One of my favorite wedding venues in the Charlottesville area.

I often feel repetitive but I have enjoyed documenting so many wonderful couple’s wedding this past Spring. I loved being a part of Liz and Clayton’s wedding at Pharsalia nestled in the middle of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Their outdoor wedding was full of personal attentions and Pharsalia is a magnificent venue with breathtaking views.
Liz’s wedding dress was made from her mom’s. Clayton’s wedding bend was molded from his grand mother’s wedding ring. The fireplace stand during the ceremony belonged to Liz’s grand parents’ farm…. The whole day was magical. Enjoy this tiny preview of this Charming Southern wedding.
Catering by Tucker Yoder for Eljogaha pop up restaurant). Planning by Schuyler Somers from a little party event. Thank you Rachel!

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Lovely engagement session with a sweet dog in Richmond

These engagement photos were taken a few months back on the first nice day of the year. It was so fun to walk around Richmond and their black lab is so sweet and well behaved. Can’t wait to document their wedding day in August.

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Meet baby John

Tiny baby. pure sweetness.
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Some commercial photography

I love the work I do for Augusta Health Hospital, AHIP, YMCA, the UVA Malcolm Cole Child care Center and various companies around Charlottesville.
It is always so enriching to speak with people about their life experiences and to document their stories.

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Favorite wedding photos for 2015

I absolutely love looking at all the beautiful married couples I had the privilege to photograph last year. I hope you enjoy looking at all these happy moments.
I was so lucky to work with talented florists, caters, planners, wineries and wedding venues: Veritas, King Family Vineyards, Keswick Hall, the Jefferson Hotel, Early Mountain winery, Pharsalia, The Commonwealth Club of Virginia, Castle Hill Cider, Glass House winery, Pippin Hill farms, Farmington Country Club, Ash Lawn and The Clifton Inn.
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Favorite portraits from 2015

I enjoy so much looking back every year at all the beautiful faces I had the pleasure to photograph. Fall was so busy I did not have time to blog about each of the family, high school senior or engaged couples I met so here is a little recap. Thank you for sharing your family with me. Hopefully this post can make you all smile a little. May 2016 bring peace, health and happiness to all.

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Anne Stewart and Brian are married!

What a fun day!!! First the ladies got ready at The Jefferson Hotel. Then we went around the Virginia Museum of Modern Art for their first look and portraits, followed by a lovely ceremony at St Marks and finally an evening of fun at at The Commonwealth Club. Needless to say I had the best time photographing their wedding.

Thanks Rachel.

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A Lovely Fall wedding at Mount Ida

Maria and Ryan are the sweetest couple. Their wedding was such a happy day filled with emotion. They got married at Mt Ida. The Local was catering. Caroline from PoshPR was their planner and made sure the day ran smoothly. Sweets from Pearl’s bake shoppe Yummy donuts from Carpe donut Thanks Kirsten.

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Lovely pregnancy and family photo session

Lately I have been photographing lots of little boys and I will not lie my heart is nostalgic as my boys are so big. I miss those times. Meet Luke. He is going to be a big brother very soon.

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Fall portrait session

The past month has been very busy and the blog has suffered a bit. Portrait sessions are in full bloom and it is so fun to see all the lovely families I get to see every year.
The kids had so much fun picking apples at Carter’s Mountain.
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Melissa and Shaun’s wedding preview at Veritas winery

Melissa and Shaun got married at Veritas. I absolutely loved her dress: so delicate and feminine. Gorgeous ceremony settings with beautiful flower arrangements by Amy from Blue Ridge Floral design. Make up by cville make up. Music by DJ Tobbler. Thanks Jeff

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Nyema and Rommi got married at Castle Hill Cider

What fabulous day it was! The rain only added fun to their wedding day. I loved documenting their joy and happiness. They got married at Castle Hill Cider. The Moroccan theme they chose for the details and decor was so warm. There were so many personal details from the hanger that was made from her mom’s dress to the flower girls basket. Maggie from The Creative Batch was the planner. Catering by the Local. The lovely flowers were designed by Flora Culture. Make up and hair by Charlottesville Make up artist Thanks Kirsten.

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Chelsea and Tyler were married at Veritas

Yes it rained…..but what a fun day for Chelsea and Tyler. They got married at Veritas winery. Julianne from Soiree made sure the decor was as beautiful inside and out, thanks to the gorgeous flowers by Blue Ridge Floral Design. Lovely cake by Sweethaus. Make up by Kim Waldworth. lighting and rentals by Ms Events. Awesome entertainment by the Dickens. Thank you Rachel!

We were lucky, the rain took a little break for 5 mn and we were able to enjoy the beautiful outdoors of Veritas.

Here is a little recap of their happy wedding day.
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Happy wedding day at Pippin Hill Farm

Shannon and Kory had the most fun at their wedding. They got married at Pippin Hill Farm. It was a gorgeous September day! A great team of wedding vendors helped them make their day perfect.: Colleen Miller Events for planning, Hedge Fine Blooms, Rentals by MS Events, Lighting and drapping by Blue Ridge lighting and AV, hair and make up by Ave 42, Music Juke Box. Thanks Rachel!

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Lovely intimate wedding at Glasshouse winery

The day started rainy and grey but turned to be beautiful and perfect for Grace and Robert who got married at Glasshouse Winery.
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