I used to photograph Victoria & Kevin way back before I even shot in manual or charged anyone lol! Victoria has also been a loyal client/friend and has used me for other portrait shoots as well. I’ve always enjoyed getting a chance to photograph these two, so when Victoria contacted me about a another couples shoot, I was excited! The shots turned out awesome, and the light at the end was great! Hope you enjoy these cute shots from Government Island in Stafford!
Meet Alicia & Jake! When Alicia suggested we meet up at a vineyard/winery in Charlottesville, I was psyched! After googling this beautiful location I knew drive to C-ville would be 100% worth it. When we arrived at the winery we could see the BEAUTIFUL vineyard with a lake, hay bales, and best of all full autumn coloring across the street protected by a fence. We made our way over to the fence and debating climbing over it. It didn’t take long to realize the place was SO big that if anyone wanted to tell us to leave they’d have to walk across yards and yards of land to tell us so! So we hopped the fence and just WOW. This spot was amazing and this couple was amazing. We had so much fun trekking through the hilly, colorful goodness and I can safely say I got some of my new favorite engagement shots. It was the most perfect weather and the leaves were as vibrant as ever. Jake & Alicia have been together for 7 years and started dating in sophomore year of high school! They were so fun and I loved their enthusiasm and adventurousness. I’m so happy to share these photos with you Enjoy!
I was so happy to be able to shoot Samantha & Zachary’s wedding at Virginia Military Institute on October 26th. I loved how they decided to hold their wedding at the place they met! It was so sweet, and we got to do portraits right next to the Barracks where they met The ceremony was beautiful and JM Chapel is AMAZING. You’ll love the shots of it . One of my favorite moments was Sam and Zach’s adorable jack russell terrier as the ring bearer! He stood on stage with the entire bridal party; it was adorable! The reception was held at the Virginia Horse Center in the Mezzaine above the track. I LOVED the Halloween/Fall theme. They had a candy bar! As soon as dinner started I started working on their same-day slideshow in a corner, and 10 minutes later Sam and Zach came over to tell me they had a spot for me and my second shooter, Melodie at a table! That was so sweet of them to think of us!! I loved their portraits and I especially loved that we were able to do them in a place that meant so much to them I hope you like the photos!!! Thank you to Melodie Ann Photography for second shooting with me!
Congratulations to Lt. and Lt. Henke
Thanks to Melodie for the shots of the groomsmen getting ready
He was SO happy to see her!! Such a sweet moment!
Thanks to Melodie for the next two shots!
Thanks to Melodie for the shot on the right!
Reception Venue: Virginia Horse Center
Cake: Sweet Treats Bakery
Bride and Bridesmaid’s Dresses: David’s Bridal – Syracuse NY
Catering: Good Eats Cafe and Catering
Second Shooter: Melodie Ann Photography
Look for Samantha and Zach’s beautiful VMI wedding later this week followed next week by Alicia and Jake’s colorful engagement session in the hills of Charlottesville!
I am so pleased to present to you, Casey & Stebbins. What can I say about this couple? They may be THE NICEST people I’ve ever met. They suggested we meet up at Blandy Experimental Farm in Winchester. I was blown away by how beautiful this place was. It is a research facility owned by the University of Virginia. There are so many different plants and trees being grown here for experimental purposes, so it provided us with MANY sunlit spots, little nooks and all kinds of unique greenery. Such a breathtaking location and a must see for all photographers!
So as soon as I got these two in front of my camera, before I even took a photo I could see their chemistry as I didn’t even have to pose them! They fit so well together and created their very own C&S trademarked poses! . Casey told me it was their 7 years of practice! They were total naturals and I made sure to photograph them till the sun had fully set. Casey came prepared with adorable pumpkins and apples and Stebbins brought his guitar. His guitar case is SO cool and vintage themed! These two are GREAT singers! I loved how we incorporated it into the shoot! By the way the light was absolutely perfect this evening and created the most wonderful glow!
Around 6:45pm or so after we had been shooting for over 2 hours, we started getting ready to wrap up, and then they casually mentioned they had to drive 11 hours back to Chicago that very evening! I felt terrible; if I had known this I would have scheduled a sunrise shoot!! But these two are such nice people that they didn’t even say a word about that when we originally scheduled the shoot for Sunday evening. It was such an honor to be able to photograph them and I am in disbelief but also grateful they had such faith in me to capture their love, that they gave up a night of SLEEP for this. I think it was worth it though, and I hope you enjoy my favorites from the shoot, many of which are already my favorite engagement photos!!! Absolutely can’t wait till their fabulous June wedding in 2014 in the hills of Luray!
Hannah and Kyle’s wedding was romantic, elegant, and classy. This wedding was all about their relationship and how much they love each other. When they read their vows to each other it was so emotional and you could see how deeply they cared for one another. Such a lovely couple they were, so I hope you enjoy the photos It was awesome to be able to shoot with Amanda Truth Photography.