2019 WEDDING FAVORITES

We worked with some pretty amazing couples in 2019! Here are a few of our favorite moments…

2018 WEDDING FAVORITES

We captured lots of unforgettable moments in 2018… big ones, little ones, romantic ones, serious ones, funny ones, and lots of in between moments when no one realized we were watching. It’s basically impossible to narrow it down to a small set of favorites, but below are a few of mine! And if I had to do it over again tomorrow, I might choose completely different images. But today I was focused on the moments… with a few pretty scenes and timeless portraits mixed in there. Which is pretty appropriate since that’s exactly how I’d describe my style of photography 🙂

 

Thank you to all of these awesome couples and their friends/families for trusting us with capturing these memories for them!

 

Charlottesville, Virginia: King Family Vineyards, Early Mountain Vineyards, Veritas Vineyard and Winery, James Monroe’s Highland  /  Richmond, Virginia:  Historic Tredegar Iron Works, Bolling Haxall Hall, Cannon Memorial Chapel, Commonwealth Club, Omni Hotel, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Jefferson Hotel, Hollyfield Manor  /  Gordonville, Pennsylvania:  Stolzfus Homestead and Gardens

JON & ALISSA

Introducing Mr. and Mrs. Harrison!

We were so excited and honored to be able to be a part of this wedding! We’ve been friends with Jon and his family for the past 15 years- sharing way too many beers tailgating and cheering on the Hokies at VT football games. One day he introduced us to a girl named Alissa- a girl who immediately made us feel like we’ve been friends with her as long as we’ve known Jon. As individuals, these two radiate warmth, love, humor, and happiness. Together, those qualities are all magnified. And based on all of the sweet, funny, sentimental, and heartfelt things their friends and family said about them on their wedding day, I know there are a lot of people who believe in this marriage and will be there to love and support them in the years to come… Travis and I included!

CEREMONY/RECEPTION:  King Family Vineyards  |  BRIDE’S DRESS & BOUTIQUE:  Azazie from Katherine’s Bridal  |  HAIR/MAKEUP:  Avenue 42  |  GROOM’S SUIT:  DC Custom Clothiers  |  FLOWERS:  Verde Natural Florals  |  CEREMONY/RECEPTION SIGNAGE:  Jessica Harrison White (Sister of the Groom) of My White Magnolia  |  OFFICIANT:  Friend of the Bride & Groom  |  RECEPTION DJ:  RSI Entertainment  |  CATERING:  DaH Catering  |  CAKE:  Sweethaus  |  RECEPTION LIGHTING:  MS Events  |  TRANSPORTATION:  Easy Riders

*And if you want to see more of these two, check out their engagement session here!

JAKE & KATHERINE

A few of my favorites from Jake and Katherine’s wedding day! I can’t say too much about this day because I had complete laryngitis while I was photographing it- ha 🙂 But really, a huge thank you to these two and their friends/family for being so patient with me, and a huge thank you to Travis for speaking for me and directing most of the day. Though this day really needed very little direction- they planned such an easy, laid back, warm, and welcoming celebration. The whole day just revolved around spending time with and connecting all of their favorite people (and their dog, Ginny!). We were honored to be a part of it!

CEREMONY/RECEPTION:  Early Mountain Vineyards  |  EVENT COORDINATION: Helen Osinga with The Local Catering   |  BRIDE’S DRESS:  Wtoo  |  BRIDE’S DRESS BOUTIQUE:  Love Couture Bridal  |  HAIR/MAKEUP:  Tamar C Makeup  |  FLOWERS:  The Posey Detail  |  OFFICIANT:  Friend of the family  |  CEREMONY & COCKTAIL HOUR MUSIC:  The Currys  |  RECEPTION DJ:  Prime Time Sound  |  CATERING:  Family style from The Local Catering  |  TRANSPORTATION:  Ambassador Limo

*And if you want to see more of these two, check out their engagement session here!

 

BEN & ALLISON

It’s not every day that you find the person you want to spend your life with in high school, but these two are so obviously perfect for each other. Allison and Ben’s wedding day included two of the best pups, Charlottesville mountain views, classic stylish details, one of my favorite families, and lots of longtime friends who have become their family. A little glimpse into this beautiful day below…

 

CEREMONY/RECEPTION: James Monroe Highland, Charlottesville, Virginia  |  BRIDE’S DRESS DESIGNER:  Amy Kuschel  |  BRIDE’S DRESS BOUTIQUE: Annalise Bridal Boutique  |  DRESS ALTERATIONS:  Fariba  |  GROOM’S ATTIRE:  Men’s Wearhouse & BHLDN  |  HAIR & MAKEUP:  Glo-Out  |  FLOWERS:  Julia Green, Bride’s Aunt  |  CATERING:  BBQ Exchange  |  CAKE:  Hot Cakes  |  DJ:  Sound Enforcement  |  CEREMONY MUSIC:  Friends  | RENTALS & LIGHTING:  MS Events

 

RICH & ASHLEIGH

A little glimpse into Rich and Ashleigh’s beautiful rainy day Veritas Vineyard wedding…

 

CEREMONY/RECEPTION: Veritas Vineyard & Winery, Charlottesville, Virginia  |  EVENT DESIGN/PLANNING:  Donovan-Groves Events  |  BRIDE’S DRESS & VEIL DESIGNER:  Lela Rose  |  BRIDE’S DRESS BOUTIQUE:  Gabriella New York Bridal Salon  |  BRIDE’S SHOES:  Badgley Mischka  |  GROOM’S ATTIRE:  Enzo Custom  |  HAIR & MAKEUP:  Avenue 42  |  FLOWERS:  Blue Ridge Floral Design  |  CAKE:  Maliha Creations  |  BAND:  Inside Out Band  |  CEREMONY MUSIC:  Dr. Jocelyn Vorenberg  | CINEMATOGRAPHY:  Memories Videography

 

DAVE & LIZ

Throwing it back to this rainy wedding day which proves that you can still have an amazing time and get beautiful photos even if it winds up downpouring the entire day…

 

CEREMONY/RECEPTION: Veritas Vineyard & Winery, Charlottesville, Virginia  |  EVENT DESIGN/PLANNING:  Amore Events by Cody  |  BRIDE’S DRESS DESIGNER:  Flora  |  BRIDE’S DRESS BOUTIQUE:  Gabriella New York Bridal Salon  |  HAIR & MAKEUP:  Avenue 42  |  FLOWERS:  Blue Ridge Floral Design  |  CALLIGRAPHY:  37th & Lettery  |  CAKE:  Sweethaus  |  BAND:  Snackbar Jones  |  LIGHTING:  Blue Ridge A/V and Lighting  | CINEMATOGRAPHY:  WhiteFlair Productions

JACK & AMANDA

In January, you never really know what kind of weather you’ll have in Virginia, but the stars aligned for Jack and Amanda… in between a rainy Friday and a snowy Sunday was the most beautiful crisp winter day in Charlottesville. Jack and Amanda’s heartfelt ceremony at UVA Chapel was topped by a rockin’ celebration at the beautiful Early Mountain Vineyards. An amazing team of vendors, led by Lindsay Kennedy of LK Events & Design created such a warm and memorable day- everything from the one of a kind invitations, to the gorgeous candlelit florals, to the shared family style entrees. Everything was thoughtful, cozy, welcoming, and personal to who they are as a couple… including a nod to their favorite pup Quinn (check out their cake below!), and a cameo by the groom and his band, Three Sheets to the Wind, who borrowed the mic at the end of the night to play a few of their favorite songs. Needless to say, it was the perfect start to our year…
CEREMONY:  UVA Chapel  |  RECEPTION:  Early Mountain Vineyards  |  EVENT PLANNING/DESIGN:  LK Events and Design  |  BRIDE’S DRESS:  Caroline Castigliano  |  BRIDE’S DRESS ALTERATIONS:  Fariba Designs  |  BRIDE’S SHOES:  Jimmy Choo  |  BRIDE’S JEWELRY:  Vintage  |  HAIR/MAKEUP:  The Spot Beauty Shop  |  GROOM’S TUX:  Brooks Brothers  |  FLOWERS:  Whimsical Floral Design  |  OFFICIANT:  Sacred Ground Ceremonies  |  CEREMONY HARPIST:  Virginia Schweninger  |  RECEPTION BANDS:  Mr. Potato Head & Three Sheets to the Wind  |  PHOTOBOOTH:  MoxBox  |  CATERING:  C & O Catering  |  CAKE / GROOM’S CAKE:  Sweet Fix  |  CALLIGRAPHY & PLACE CARDS:  Sarah Hilterbrant  |  VINTAGE STAMP CURATOR:  Treasure Fox via Etsy  |  TRANSPORTATION:  Easy Riders Bus Company  

NICK & CAROLINE

TREY & MEG