Late June weddings are known to be a little hot. Ty and Gabi’s day was no exception. It was a warm summer day for a beautiful Charlottesville wedding but it was also so beautiful. I don’t know what it is about Pippin Hill, but on warm, summer evenings, the light is just magical. It’s light and airy but also not too bright to capture the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains that are in the distance. Honesty, this will forever be one of my favorite portrait locations. I left Ty and Gabi’s day knowing that I was in love with their sunset portraits and as a photographer, there is no greater feeling!
This doesn’t happen at every wedding that we photograph, but I love it when the toasts end and I feel like I have a deeper understanding of who are bride and groom are. Gabi’s best friend and Ty’s older brother shared beautiful memories of the two of them that allowed me to feel like I knew them better. I learned that Gabi has been a romantic since she was a little girl and her wedding day has been something she has been dreaming about since she was really young. I learned that she is a little Type A and her organizational skills are unmatched. Then I learned that everyone knew Ty had found his match when they noticed he was face-timing Gabi for hours every night to watch Netflix together while they were long distance!! Now that’s commitment!
I don’t know about you, but sometimes when I scroll through other photographer’s wedding blog posts, you see pretty pictures and gorgeous couples, but you don’t really feel like you KNOW them. I’m thankful for couples who are friends and who allow us into their lives. We may only share one full day together but always leave feeling like we have made friends and have shared in a small but meaningful part of our client’s special day!! It truly is a dream job!
It was a pleasure working with Adam from Donavan Grove Events, as well as with our good friends from Ian’s Creations. It’s sad to say but this is our last wedding for a little while! We’ll pick back up in August! As you scroll through this post I think you’ll agree that this was a perfect way to end our shooting spree!!
Ty and Gabi, Congratulations!!!!!! We couldn’t be more excited for you two!!! Enjoy your wedding day from our perspective!
Gabi you are gorgeous! I’m obsessed with this “almost to the aisle” shot that Michael took! And Michael took this one…. And Michael took this one! He was killing it with his ceremony shots! And Michael took THIS one!!! He was on a roll!
Ceremony + Reception | Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
Dress Store | Monique Lhuillier, Flagship Store NYC
Dress Designer | Monique Lhuillier
Florist | Southern Blooms
Planner | Donovan-Groves Events
Hair Stylist | Avenue 42 Salon
Make-Up Artist | Carolyn Thombs
DJ | DJ Tobler
Videographer | Ian’s Creations
Cake | Favorite Cakes
Catering | Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
Bridesmaids Dresses | Amsale
Invitations | Just Paper & Tea
String Quartet | Encore String Quartet
Signage | Design Inklings
Event Rentals | MS Events
Crossback Chairs | Stonegate Event Rentals
Golden Runner | Second Yard
Check out Ty + Gabi’s Engagement Session HERE!
Oh you guys…. you’re in for a TREAT! Seriously! I can’t wait for you to read about these amazing students and what they’re doing in their businesses!! I’m SO proud. It’s one thing to take a course and signup and it’s another to actually CHANGE YOUR LIFE and transform your financial situation. I could read stories of quitting jobs, finding ideal clients, booking high-end packages all. day. long!!!! Enjoy getting to know these amazing students of ours!!
Rhett’s at such a fun age! So many laughs, squeals, giggles and huge smiles. He’s our smiliest baby! He’s also our happiest baby! He’ll sit for an hour and play with his hands or his Mr. Moose. He’s joyful and sweet and spits up just like his brother!
I’m writing this as we are driving back home from Trevor and Alyssa’s wedding. Michael is driving and their images are backing up. I wanted to write this while the joy of today is fresh in my mind! We spent today with the sweetest people at one of the quaintest and most charming venues. Trevor is Tyler Herrinton’s brother and so in some ways, it kind of felt like a family wedding to us. It was such an honor to capture their special day…. especially after having to push it back by a year!
It’s May! May is full of birthdays in our family!! Lots of celebrating people who are special to us! That’s what we’re doing in this month’s Student Spotlight! We’re highlighting three students who deserve to be showcased and celebrated for all that they’re doing in their individual businesses. I’m so honored that I get to spend my days helping incredible people like Elle, Stephanie and Samantha! I hope you enjoy getting to know them!!!
The day started with bubbly personalities and bubbly drinks in the historic Linden Row house in downtown Richmond. I walked in, found Leah and then one by one I met her amazing bridesmaids. From the moment I met them all, I knew this was going to be a fun day, not lacking any energy! I loved the way this day started…. however, it got even better the moment dad walked in.
It’s an exciting day in Youtube land! We have just launched a brand new series that we’re really excited about!!!! So often when I’m going through KJ All Access episodes and editing our behind the scenes coverage of our wedding days, I find myself noticing a lot of scenarios that require a lot of thought and problem solving in order to create a FINAL image that I love!!