Mount Ida Farm Wedding Photography | Charlottesville, Virginia
This was such an amazing day on so many levels that I honestly don’t know where to start!!! Justin and Shannon were married last month at Mount Ida Farm in Charlottesville. Central Virginia had just reached peak foliage season, and the mountaintops were ablaze with color. The views from the property were truly breathtaking! Charlottesville is beautiful at all times of the year (I’m a little biased after living there, I know!), but the fall is especially magical!
A September Wedding Outer Banks | Knotts Island, North Carolina
Vignesh and Beth were married last month at the beautiful Fair Winds Farm on Knotts Island. I hadn’t been down to this area since I was young, and I had forgotten how gorgeous the island is!! There are marshes on one side, farmland in the middle, and the Knotts Island Bay on the other. The couple held their reception in a tent by the barn, with an open air dance floor under strings of twinkle lights. Everyone was driven out to the ceremony site on the water’s edge with 180 degree views of the bay.
A Summer Wedding at The Oyster Farm at Kings Creek | Cape Charles, Virginia
Steve and Johanna are the sweetest couple!!!!! These two were married in August at Saint Charles Catholic Church with a reception at The Oyster Farm at Kings Creek. Johanna’s parents have a house in Cape Charles, and the couple fell in love with the area, the beach, and the sunsets. However, every time they had previously visited the Oyster Farm (even the time I drove up to meet them!), it had rained - as in stormy, windy, cold rain! Still, they continued to hope for clear skies on the wedding day and maybe even a striking sunset over the bay. We talked rain plans and the possibility of reshoots, but when the big day came, it was perfect! The sunset was one for the books, too (you really don’t want to miss those pictures!). Oyster Farm has a private beach and jetty that the sun sets directly behind, making it one of my very favorite wedding venues in the area! I’m so happy that this amazing couple got their dream day at a dream venue.
An Elegant Wedding at the Lesner Inn | Virginia Beach, Virginia
This was my second wedding at the Lesner Inn within a month, and I was excited to be back! I was arguably even more excited to have the exact opposite weather of the first! Hillary and Donald had an unseasonably cool August day to say their “I Do’s”, and with the highs in the upper 70s, it was truly glorious! The overcast skies also made for the most amazing portrait lighting on the beach and especially on the Lesner’s top deck! The ceremony was held just down the road at Baylake United Methodist Church, where the bride was baptized and the groom was confirmed.
An Elegant Blue and Gray Summer Wedding at Bayville Golf Club | Virginia Beach, VA
What an amazing day this was!! Jason and Bailey had a gorgeous Saturday in August to say “I do” at Bayville Golf Club. The weather was fantastic, and spending the ceremony and reception outdoors was very enjoyable - not something you would usually expect for August! Although I have shot at Bayville for various sessions throughout the last few years, this was my first time photographing a wedding on their grounds. The reception tent was pitched in the grass behind the club house that overlooks the lake, making for beautiful views for the guests. The golf course itself meanders around a gorgeous strip of waterfront property, filled with pampas grasses, tree-lined pathways, and a few private residences. The thing I love the most about the property is how secluded it is. The million and one locations for pictures don’t hurt either!
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