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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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How to Plan an Airbnb or VRBO Wedding

Elopement Planning Tips

Airbnb or VRBOs can be the perfect place to host an intimate wedding reception. But finding the right one takes a little work. 

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Moss Vineyards Wedding | Annie + Ben

Wedding inspo

If you’re looking for a venue with epic mountain views, Moss Vineyards is one you’ll want to consider.  Moss is located about 35 minutes northwest of Charlottesville. It’s one of the newer vineyard venues in the area (and one of the smaller ones) but boasts unobstructed west-facing mountain views (which means the sun will set […]

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How to Have the Wedding You Really Want

Wedding Planning Tips

One thing I heard over and over from couples who were forced to shift to an elopement or a micro-wedding in 2020 was a sense of “this celebration is SO much more us.” There’s good reason for that.  Big weddings are generally about other people — NOT the bride and groom. Of course, there are […]

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Five Ideas for Printing and Displaying Your Photos

Wedding Planning Tips

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 […]

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Virginia Wedding Venues to Consider for Your Micro Wedding

Wedding Planning Tips

Learn more about booking your wedding! What is a Mirco Wedding Anyway?  If you Google “what is a micro wedding,” various wedding planning blogs will give you different definitions. For me, the terms micro wedding and intimate wedding are fairly interchangeable but mean a celebration with fewer than 50 guests. Some people seem to break […]

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How to Plan Your Charlottesville Destination Wedding

Wedding Planning Tips

In 2019 I worked with a lot of couples who chose the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains for their destination wedding. Chris and Alessandra were in that category. Both are in the Navy and are currently stationed in California. As is the case sometimes with military couples, they had gotten legally married a year […]

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Best of 2019: Weddings and Elopements

Wedding

WHAT a year y’all. I went through more than 15,000 edited photos for this blog post ALONE (and this year in review post is just focused on weddings and elopements!) Total, I think I took something along the lines of 50,000 images that documented 20 weddings or elopements in five states (Maryland, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, West […]

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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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