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A couple stands and looks at the view on Cole Mountain

One of the best spots in the Shenandoah Valley for mountain engagement photos is Cole Mountain. Cole Mountain is one of those spots that is kind of a local gem. I wouldn’t call it “hidden” since there always lots of people there, but the space is so wide open you feel like you have it […]

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A woman and man wearing wedding garb sit on a cliff drinking champagne. A sunset is in the sky behind them and mountains can be seen in the distance
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Blacksburg Elopement at Bald Knob

Elopement Inspo

Bald Knob is a short hike near Blacksburg with incredible panoramic views. It’s perfect for an adventure elopement or engagement session.

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Allison + Michael’s Blue Ridge Parkway Elopement

Elopement Inspo

Allison and Michael met while in medical school in Blacksburg. Both of them love the outdoors and they spent the first few years of their relationship getting outside and exploring the Blue Ridge Parkway. In her initial inquiry, Allison said “we press our reset button by hiking and soaking up nature, so eloping in the […]

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Intimate Wedding at The Wool Factory

Wedding inspo

One of my favorite formats for intimate weddings looks like this: Sunrise first-look in Shenandoah National Park followed by an intimate evening ceremony and reception with your closest friends and family.  That was the plan for Ciera and Harrison’s wedding: Shenandoah National Park first-look, then a reception at the Wool Factory in Charlottesville.  But the […]

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Whitney & Dave’s Hawksbill Summit Elopement

Elopement Inspo

When Whitney first inquired she said she envisioned “standing on a rocky knoll at sunset with the misty clouds rolling over the mountains in the background.” And boy did the mist show up for their “sunrise” elopement at Hawksbill Summit.  After that initial inquiry they ended up opting for a full-day elopement so we could […]

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Winter Charlottesville Elopement

Elopement Inspo

Central Virginia doesn’t get a ton of snow – usually one good one a year, but a cold front came in a few days before Jessie and Sawyer’s elopement and dumped snow and ice through the Piedmont region and into the Shenandoah Valley.  It ended up creating this incredibly beautiful winter wonderland! An Intimate, Relaxed […]

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What a Full-Day Elopement Looks Like

Elopement Planning Tips

I have three elopement packages currently. They start at four hours of coverage and go up to eight. My most popular package is six hours. Which for some people sounds absolutely crazy. What do you DO for an eight-hour elopement?? The short answer is “Whatever you want!” Here’s the thing — for most of my […]

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