Sarah and Robert were married in Lynchburg

I loved photographing Sarah and Robert’s wedding, such a sweet couple and so happy to be getting married. They didn’t let the deluge tarn their day. We had just few minutes for portraits before a gigantic storm hit. It was my second weekend in a row where the venue lost power due to major storms but everyone kept partying and dancing the night away thanks to Schuyler from a little party events who brought a generator so the band could play. The power came back an hour before the end and what a celebration it was! Thanks Kirsten!

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documenting life

I have said before and I will say it again: I love being a part of my client’s life. I was lucky to photograph Meg and Justin’s engagement portraits, their wedding and now the sweet moments of pregnancy. Can’t wait to meet baby girl in a couple of months.
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Sarah and Matt ‘s epic wedding at Keswick Hall

well yes, it was unbearably hot, and yes the storm lasted the whole afternoon and evening and yes the power was out at Keswick Hall but Sarah and Matt’s happy wedding went on and everyone had a fabulous time. Thank you Adam from Donovan Groves events who went above and beyond making the day feels like every other day. Gorgeous flowers by Southern Blooms. Entertainment from by Derek . Yummy cake by Maliha creations, Make up by Charlottesville make up , Albemarle limousineThank you Rachel!

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The perfect southern charm wedding at Pharsalia

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. Their 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.
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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Ritika and Jeff got married at Farmington Country Club

I absolutely loved photographing their wedding at the UVA Chapel and Farmington Country Club ! Not only because they were a super sweet couple but also because I knew Jeff’s family already from having photographed his brother Craig and his bride Elizabeth’s wedding two years ago (). It was such a fun day. The class and elegance of Farmignton always inspires me to do more black and white photos.
Wonderful to work with Hedges Fine blooms, Adrian Duke Band. Thank you so much Rachel Wilson

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I know photography speaking it is not the perfect photo with the bridesmaid lifting up her head i took the photo but I love the way her mom looks at Ritika.

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Logan and Ali got married at Ash Lawn: a Midsummer’s dream wedding

I absolutely loved photographing Logan and Ali’s wedding at Ash Lawn.  I love when two cultures mixes it makes for the most fun weddings.  The day was perfect a Spring day.  They got ready in a gorgeous private home in Keswick, La Fourche and then we went to Ash Lawn where the ceremony and reception took place.  The ceremony was performed by Ali s’ sister and Logan’s dad, which made it for a very personal ceremony…and then it was a big party where everyone danced and finished the evening with a sparklers exit.

event planner: Cinda from White Birch events. Catering : Harvest Moon Flowers: Hedge fine bloom  Music: DJ Tobler 2nd photographer : Rachel Zahumensky

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Gorgeous wedding at The Jefferson Hotel in Richmond

Rachel and Brian’s wedding was so fun to photograph: ceremony at a lovely church, drove around Richmond to take beautiful photos, an amazing dancing crowd. It was a perfect Spring day. They got married at St Patrick church and had their reception at the Jefferson Hotel. A big thank you to Tom Daly

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Lovely intimate wedding at the Clifton Inn

It was a perfect day for Silvia and Darcy’s intimate Sunday wedding at the Clifton Inn. They were surrounded by their family and close friends on a beautiful sunny day. Flowers by Blue Ridge Floral

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Katie and James’s wedding at Lee Chapel and King Family Vineyards

Their wedding was so lovely! A small ceremony with close family and intimate friends and a fun reception at King family Vineyards. Adam from Donovan-Groves Events was a gem to work with. Flowers by Floral Images, Catering by a pimento. Thanks as always to jeff

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Gorgeous bridal portrait at Washington and Lee University

Katie was a gorgeous bride. The class, elegance and femininity from Audrey Hepburn. I enjoy it so much when we have time before the wedding ceremony to take our time and photograph beautiful bridal portraits. Adam from Donovan-Groves Events was there to help organize the day. Beautiful flowers from Floral Images. Thanks jeff.
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Time to go to the Chapel and get married!

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Another engagement in Washington DC

We met in DC before the Cherry Blossoms and what fun we had walking around DC. I am excited to photograph their wedding tomorrow at the Clifton Inn

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A Charlottesville Wedding Gift

A Charlottesville Wedding Gift was created by Jack Looney. He puts together vendors from the wedding industry in Charlottesville to donate their services to create a dream wedding for a special couple. I was so thrilled to be part of this great team. This year Ande and Jeff were the winners.

This year the wedding took place at Early Mountain Winery.
Here is the list of the great talents who were part of their wedding day:

Dickie and Rachel from Just a little ditty
created magic with the decor and the planning of the day.
Southern Blooms, Harvest Moon, DJ Tobbler, Ian’s creations, Tourterelle Floral design, Swell Booth, Albemarle Limousine, Cakes by Rachel, Sacred Ground ceremonies, Stone gate Event rental, Rock Paper Scissors, Blue Ridge Lighting, Cville Make up, Awakening balance, Festive fare, Pallet and pen and Local Nanny Network and Rachel May photography.

Here are some of my favorite photos.

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Newborn and family portraits

Last weekend I got to photograph one of my favorite people and the best part is that they are growing….

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capturing life

This week I was lucky enough to photograph two different phases of life.
Meet Ashby is two-weeks old and Mrs.K. who is 95. Mrs K. had 9 boys, including two sets of twins and is still living at home with one of her sons and she swims everyday. A true inspiration.

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