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!
There has never been a year quite like 2020. It started off so normal, so simple and so carefree. Then, March/April hit and it felt like everything was turned upside down!
Another month. I had forgotten just how fast it goes when they are this tiny. One minute they are in 0-3 month clothes and the next you’re unpacking 6month options!
How is it MARCH already in 2021?! This year is flying by and we’re getting closer and closer to the beginning of wedding season! At least we are here in Virginia! It’s my honor to get to introduce you to some of our KJ Students who are doing the hard work of educating themselves and growing their businesses! My hope is that their stories and advice will be an encouragement to anyone wanting to grow and feel confident before wedding season picks up!
Welcome to a brand new installment of KJ Student Spotlight!! It’s always a good day on the blog when we get to introduce you to some of our students and share their wins and advice!!! These three students have taken courses, watched Youtube episodes, are KJ All Access members, use our templates and have invested in themselves time and time again in order to grow their businesses! They deserve this recognition!!!
Here it is! Post one of twelve! I’m committing, once again, to blogging my favorite images each month of Everett’s first year and I’m excited about it because I know from past experience that this is truly the BEST motivation and accountability to stay on top of family editing!!
It’s hard to believe I’m writing this… my fourth birth story in four years. I’ve given birth in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. Just typing that makes me tired….. and so grateful…. unbelievably grateful. These last four years have been the best and hardest of my life. We cherish being parents and welcoming a new baby is hands down the most incredible thing we have ever experienced in our 18 years together. I’m so excited to introduce you to our newest member of our family and tell you the story of how he came into this world!