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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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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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Why You Should Skip the Traditional Wedding and Plan an Adventure Instead

Wedding

John and Miguella jump off a boat the day before their destination wedding in Tobago. A few months after their intimate celebration, they had a reception in West Virginia for their local friends and family. I’ve had a handful of clients who choose something that that isn’t typical — not yet, at least — but […]

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Jessie + Juan-Miguel’s Humpback Rock Engagement Session

Lifestyle

The thing about the Blue Ridge Mountains is you never know what you’re going to get when it comes to weather. So planning a session in Shenandoah National Park or off of the Blue Ridge Parkway/Skyline Drive requires a good bit of an adventurous spirit. Jessie and Juan-Miguel chose to hike Humpback Rock for their […]

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Rainy + Joey’s Blue Ridge Parkway Elopement

Elopement Inspo

This Virginia elopement was shot at three locations — we began at an airbnb/vacation rental called Bailey’s Retreat outside of Charlottesville where their ceremony also took place. Rainy and Joey have been legally married for about a year and were planning a big destination wedding in Mexico when they found out they were expecting a […]

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