Secret garden meets whimsical fairytale in this romantic micro wedding editorial shoot at The Maridor in downtown Roanoke. For this vendor collaborative we wanted to show you want you could do with lots of color and personalized details — even if you have an intimate wedding! The inspiration was sustainable romantic garden wedding. We used […]
Irvine Estate is one of the most beautiful wedding venues in the Shenandoah Valley. It’s located in Lexington, a small town about an hour north of Roanoke and an hour south of Charlottesville. Most people choose Irvine Estate for their wedding because of the incredible views of the Allegheny Mountains from the wedding terrace. But […]
Gillian and Julia originally planned their industrial winter wedding for December of 2020. But like so many people getting married in 2020, they opted to elope on their original wedding day with just immediate family and postpone their big wedding for a year. These two absolutely love Christmas. So they leaned into the Christmas decor, […]
A micro wedding (or intimate wedding) is a small celebration of about 15-50 people. Most of the ones I photograph have about 20-40.
Generally speaking, a micro wedding guest list includes immediate family (i.e., parents, grandparents and siblings) and sometimes a few close friends. But, for sure, you can and should invite whomever you want.
Experience has given me this little secret when it comes to picking a micro wedding venue. The best venues are often not venues! At least, that’s not their primary role. That’s because dedicated event venues tend to be designed to accommodate large groups of people and can feel overwhelming for a smaller group.
Arielle and Mark were originally planning an intimate wedding at Lake Tahoe. But like many 2020 couples, COVID interfered with their plans. So they decided to elope in Shenandoah National Park instead. I don’t often work with a wedding planner for elopements, but for couples who really just want to show up and enjoy the […]
I want to talk a little bit about something I’m super passionate about: printing your photos. I cannot emphasize this enough: A digital file should NOT be viewed as the end-product of your session. A printed photo or album needs to be. Here’s why: A couple of years ago when I was working as a […]
This summer has been one wild and crazy ride — mostly because it was my busiest wedding season ever and, simultaneously, I was in the final months of pregnancy. I’ve been really lucky with my pregnancy in that I’ve been healthy, had relatively few symptoms, and have been able to remain active for its entirety. […]