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Roanoke and its surrounding areas are one the best places in southwestern Virginia for engagement photos. You can find everything – gardens to industrial/urban backdrops to mountain views to waterfalls – all within an hour of the city.  Below I’ve listed ten places that would be stunning backdrops for engagement photos near Roanoke. Some will […]

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McAfee’s Knob Engagement Session

Engagement Session Inspo

If you’re looking for an epic engagement session location, McAfee’s Knob will not disappoint. The summit boasts an iconic rocky ledge that is the most photographed place on the Appalachian Trail. With 270 degree views, McAfee’s Knob is stunning for both sunrise and sunset. But I highly recommend a weekday sunrise engagement session or elopement […]

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Frazier Discovery Trail Adventure Engagement Session

Adventure Session Inspo

    Spring generally starts showing its face in earnest by early April around here. At lower elevations like the cities of Charlottesville or Harrisonburg, by the middle of March some trees are starting to bud and early flowers bloom, but in the mountains it is still very much winter and bare.  Fortunately the Blue […]

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The Best Water-Based Locations for Engagement Photos in Virginia

Engagement Session Inspo

Virginia is known for its vistas in places like Shenandoah National Park and the Blue Ridge Mountains, but it also boasts lakes, rivers, watersheds and coastal shorelines.  Interested in Mountain Views instead? Check out this round-up.  So if waterside (or on the water) photos are more your style than mountains, this article is for you!  […]

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Best of 2020 – Year in Review

Wedding inspo

January 2020 seems like a different decade. It’s honestly kind of shocking to look back and realize the events that happened over the past year are all…in the same year.  Beyond what happened in the wider world, my personal experiences felt extraordinary and overwhelming. The only way to survive it was to keep my head […]

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Mary’s Rock Engagement Session

Lifestyle

Shenandoah National Park is full of beautiful hikes, but Mary’s Rock is one of my favorites. It’s beautiful for both sunrise and sunset, but you don’t have to get on Skyline Drive or the Blue Ridge Parkway to access it so it’s a great option for late fall-early spring engagement or couples sessions. (Skyline Drive […]

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Blue Ridge Parkway Engagement Session | Charlottesville, Virginia | Charlottesville Wedding Photographer

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The central district of Skyline Drive is my jam — I know it intimately and so it’s where I take most of my couples for engagement sessions. But in the winter, Skyline Drive closes often for snow and ice, while next door Blue Ridge Parkway can be open. So I always warn my winter/early spring […]

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Amanda + Daniel’s New River Gorge Adventure Engagement

Lifestyle

Amanda and Daniel chose to book an extended adventure engagement session in the New River Gorge. Their session included two locations – Glade Creek and Long Point. Originally, this session was supposed to be a sunrise session, but the weather was calling for about 100% chance of rain Saturday morning so we moved it to […]

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