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couple looking at the camera and smilingHow adorable is Casey’s floral dress? It was perfect for her Sorella Farms engagement photos! I told her that I needed one in my closet asap!!

Casey and Brandon are the sweetest couple and I cannot wait to photograph their wedding in October. I photograph sessions and weddings at Sorella Farms quite often, and I promise that every new session somehow becomes a new favorite. On top of everything, I never run out of locations to shoot here because Sorella Farms is truly the most versatile wedding venue around. From the back yard feeling, to the lake and mountain views, this Virginia wedding venue has it all in one place and easily accessible. View full post »

mountain engagement photoI could shoot mountain view engagement photos for days! I never get tired of shooting with the mountains in the background! I am so excited that Adriane and Patrick chose Sierra Vista as their engagement session location.

We planned for a mid-afternoon session when the sun was still high in the sky, and let me just tell you: I’m a total fan! It’s no secret that I love me some gorgeous natural light for my sessions. I’ll take sunny over cloudy all day, every day!  Before I continue on with how amazing their session was, I want to introduce you to this sweet couple.

Meet Adriane and Patrick! They are seriously such a dream couple to work with! To say that I am looking forward to their wedding at Glencliff Manor is a total understatement. View full post »

Am I the only one excited about spring engagement photos?! Spring is finally here, and so are the engagement sessions! My photographer heart is so full. I’ve been looking forward to warmer weather so I could start scheduling engagement sessions before the wedding season starts in full swing.

I met Anne Claire and Jon at Sorella Farms for an evening engagement session the other day. It was a gorgeous day with an even more gorgeous golden light. What I love about Sorella Farms is that, even though I shoot weddings and engagements there often, I always find new spots to photograph at and no two sessions look alike.

We started the session in this cute spot by the farmhouse where the light was so dreamy, then did an outfit change and went down to the pond. View full post »

engagement photos with dog in Lynchburg vaI am seriously so excited to share these pictures from Karen and Hunter’s engagement session. I find myself shooting engagement photos with dogs all the time and they turn out to be some of my favorites. My sweet couple brought along their friend, Charlie, who did so well in front of the camera.

For their engagement pictures, we met at the Old City Cemetery in Lynchburg, which is one of my absolute favorite locations to photograph at all year around. There are so many beautiful spots, all in one location, that no two sessions look alike. The sessions look so different and unique.. ahh it’s just so beautiful. If you ever find yourself in Lynchburg, you have to visit this place. View full post »

blue ridge mountain view engagement photosSierra Vista is one of my favorite wedding venues in Bedford, VA. When Hoa asked me to photograph her engagement session at Sierra Vista, I couldn’t have been more excited.

Although the weather had been pretty cold in the days leading up to the session, the day of the shoot was unbelievably warm, and the light was amazing too. Needless to say, the mountain background didn’t disappoint this time either. The Blue Ridge Mountains make the views at this outstanding wedding venue in Bedford to die for! View full post »

fall engagement session vaSorella Farms is stunning all year around and I loved photographing a lot of weddings there this year. I have to say though, that during fall, it is extra beautiful. During this time of the year, weddings usually slow down and engagement sessions are in high demand. I absolutely adore the fall season, and when Devin emailed me to let me know that she wanted to have her engagement photos taken this fall, I was extremely happy. Not to mention that she chose Sorella Farms as her backdrop for her session. Devin and Matt are getting married at Sorella Farms next year and I am beyond excited to work alongside Sorella’s wedding crew again.  View full post »

engaged couple smiling at each otherWhere do I even start?! Lauren and Erik are the sweetest couple and I cannot wait to photograph their wedding at the Old Mill Farm in Bedford, Virginia next year!! From the moment I met them, I knew they would be a lot of fun to work with and I cannot even begin to tell you how happy I am to have them as one of my 2017 couples!

For their engagement session, we headed over to their wedding venue in Bedford, VA. I am so glad they chose the Old Mill Farm for their photos. It was a really windy afternoon, so we snuck inside the barn where the receptions are held, and although this wasn’t my first time photographing at the Old mill Farm, my little photographer heart bursted with happiness when I saw the beautiful white walls inside. You guys, this is every photographer’s dream!! View full post »

When Kelly told me that she wanted to have her engagement photos taken at Sierra Vista in Bedford, VA I knew it was going to be amazingengagement photos at sierra vista! Sierra Vista has one of the most spectacular mountain views I have ever seen, and the sunsets are simply breathtaking.

Kelly and Perry are such an awesome couple to work with and, after meeting them for their engagement pictures, I cannot wait to photograph their wedding at the beautiful Glencliff Manor next year! Their happiness is simply contagious. I loved the way they looked at each other the entire session. Their love for each other is one of a kind, so unique and beautiful to witness. Have I already told you how excited I am for their wedding next October?! It’s going to be amazing! View full post »

engagement photo lynchbrug vaIt’s no surprise that the Old City Cemetery is one of my favorite locations for engagement pictures in Lynchburg. I absolutely LOVE shooting at the Old City Cemetery this time of the year when everything around is blooming and the nature is in its full glory with colorful flowers everywhere. Needless to say, my engagement session with this sweet couple could not have gone any better!

Without further ado, I want you all to meet Amy and Nathan, one of the most adorable and in love couples I’ve had the privilege to work with! View full post »

SIERRA VISTA STYLED SESSION

sierra vista bedford vaLooking through some of my older sessions, I realized that I never actually shared this gorgeous fall styled shoot at Sierra Vista in Bedford, Virginia on the blog before. I had the privilege of participating in this amazing styled photo session as part of my friend’s (Megan of Megan Vaughan Photography) workshop at Sierra Vista last fall. This session came to life through the efforts of so many talented creatives that came together to make it possible. If you want to read more about the creative team and find out my thoughts about the workshop, you can do so by reading my workshop review. Although this is a styled session, I believe that it can serve as inspiration to all the beautiful brides out there that are planning their engagement session. View full post »