Bob + Jessica

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Have you ever met someone that is very similar to you and has the same style as you? You just “click” and feel like you’ve been friends for forever?! That’s how I feel around Jess. We started emailing forever ago and then met up for their engagement session last year and despite the heat, we had a wonderful time and I Ieft knowing that these two were a special couple. Jess is a graphic designer with a love for TEAL and all things chic and modern! Her save the dates were a tell tale sign that we were supposed to work together! They were amazing and guess what, they were TEAL! :) Her talent was displayed every where on their wedding day. Everything was so beautiful and so elegant! Bob and Jess have amazing friends and families that came in from all over to celebrate with them and they couldn’t have picked a better venue!

Pippin Hill was the PERFECT wedding venue for them! Their ceremony location overlooked the mountainside and their reception was held in the amazing barn-like ballroom that Pippin is known for! And even though we were battling the heat once again, they made time for some beautiful portraits and I can’t WAIT to share them with you!!

This couple will forever be a favorite for us! While I’ve only been with Bob and Jess on two occasions, I feel like old friends! Their love is so evident in their pictures and it was so much fun being able to capture them on their incredible day! Bob was so handsome and Jess was just drop dead gorgeous!! And did I mention that they were married at one of the prettiest vineyards in Charlottesville?! I have been waiting to shoot at Pippin Hill for a long time and this was the perfect couple for my first time! Bob and Jess have a way about them that makes everyone in their presence feel loved and I’m so thankful that we had the chance to take part in this awesome season of their lives!!

Oh how I LOVE these shoes!!!  Seriously, I think I need a pair!  Can you tell…. I REALLY like the shoes. :) Probably one of my all time favorite invitations! Jess you are so talented girl!! Love this song request idea for the RSVP’s! The amazing save the date!! I love them… but I’m a little biased since my images are all over it! :) Oh Jess you are stunning. Such a perfect bride!! Love everything about your look!!! Off to see her groom!!! Michael’s angle… My angle…. Love this one of Michael’s! Work it!!! The most gorgeous bridal party!  Those shoes!! Ah!  Beautiful girl!s!  Love Michael’s shot before they made their way down the aisle… Jess you’re glowing! … and not because it was 100 degrees! :) You look radiant!
Married!!!! Confession… Michael may or may not be behind the barrel:) LOVE! Love this!  Last portrait before the sun slipped over the mountains!  Dress | Wedding Dress: Casablanca
Purchased From TLC Bridal Boutique:
Reception Dress :
Florals | Couture Designs
Venue | Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyard
Coordination and Planning | Amore Events by Cody
Hair and Makeup | Faces by Joy
DJ | Derek Tobler:
Cake | Wedding Cake: Maliha Creations
Mini Pies | Paradox Pastry
Bridesmaids | Jcrew
Invitations | The Bride! Check her out! : Jess Creates:
Officiant | Sacred Ground Ceremonies –
Bride & Bridesmaids Robes | Pretty Plum Sugar
Brides Jewelry| Plumb Crazy
Brides Shoes | Badgley Mischka
Ring Bearer Bow Ties|  Apple & Ivy
Transportation | UVA Shuttle Buses


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— Katelyn

Student Spotlight December 2020

Welcome to December’s Student Spotlight!! It’s a new month and we have new photographers to celebrate!! I’m so thankful for them and for their willingness to give of their time and share their stories!!!


This shoot was supposed to happen about a month earlier on the exact day that leftover rains from a hurricane swept through Washington. I’m so thankful we rescheduled! Our reschedule date was absolute perfection! The temperature, the glow, the locations…. it was beautiful! Tyler and Abby’s outfit choices were wonderful and the leaves were full of color and still hanging on the trees.


Tyler + Abby | Engaged A Washington DC Capitol Engagement Session


Brian + Shannon | Engaged Virginia Arboretum Engagement Session

When Michael and I were in our early years of dating, I would go on trips with his family for Thanksgiving and summer trips to West Virginia and I spent time with his cousins! “Bri-Bri” was so little! He’s the youngest of all of the cousins and it’s crazy to think that he’s old enough to be getting MARRIED! He’s actually older than we were when we got married!! We have known Shannon for years and we were THRILLED when we heard that Brian had proposed because we always hoped that would happen!!!


KJ Student Spotlight November 2020

Maybe it’s just me…. but I feel like this fall is FLYING by! It seems like just the other day that I was sharing about three more KJ Students who are doing amazing things in their businesses! Well, this weeks marks the beginning of November and I have three amazing students to introduce you too!!!


This session is beautiful… if I do say so myself! It’s colorful, it’s vibrant, it’s full of joy and it’s also LONG! It’s a lengthy post because I just had so many favorites and I absolutely loved my time with these two last week! Paige, like a lot of our brides, is a photographer herself! She’s talented, full of life, energetic and creative. I felt the pressure to take this location that she knows well and make it look fresh and knew to her!! Nikhil is an audio engineer for Apple (which we think is fascinating!) and despite hardly ever wearing a suit, he wore one for Paige and made all of her outfit dreams come true!


Nikhil + Paige | Engaged A South Congress Engagement Session


Samantha + Evan Private Estate, Backyard Wedding

I’m so excited to share this final 2020 Wedding with you all!! It’s a special one! We photographed this beautiful wedding day on our own 10 year anniversary! Ten years ago on this day, we were celebrating in my parent’s backyard under a massive white tent too! This was my brother-in-law’s baby sister’s wedding day and celebrating with the Malizia family was such a treat! They are a family MADE for weddings!




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