I have always loved having at least one or two weddings during the off season! It’s such a great way to ease into a new season without diving in head first, weekend after weekend! James and Maggie’s wedding was such a peaceful, laid back day!! They were married at Pippin Hill Farm, one of our favorite Charlottesville venues!! Not only were we working with one of our favorite venues, we were also working with two of our dearest friends the entire day!! It’s always a fun day when we get to work with Tyler and Ashley Herrinton!!
One of my favorite moments of the entire day was watching Maggie read her letter from James just moments before the first look. James reminded her of all of ways that she has made him a better man and how much he adores her. She fought back the tears but it was a tough battle. She was about to see him for the first time and their wedding day was beginning!! They’ve been looking forward to this day for years and it was finally here! Their family and friends arrived at Pippin Hill right as the sun was beginning to dip behind the mountain. The ceremony ended at dusk and the party began!
I absolutely loved their decor and details! The had antique ladders suspended from the ceiling that were draped in florals. Pippin Hill is gorgeous on its’ own but after Maggie and her mom added their touch, it was just STUNNING! I loved getting to know their sweet families and celebrating alongside of them. We’re getting close to the beginning of our busy season and this was such a perfect way to get back into the swing of things!! Enjoy this incredible Pippin Hill Farm Wedding!!!!!!
Oh my gosh… how classic is this?!
Candids like this are some of my favorites!
If this is a sign of what is to come for this wedding season… we’re in for a real treat this year!!!!
Oh glory this is GORGEOUS!
The Herrinton’s made this incredible Same Day Edit Video for James + Maggie! Aren’t they just incredible?!
Dress Store | Nicole’s Boutique
Dress Designer | Maggie Sottero
Venue | Pippin Hill Farm Vineyards
Florist | Tourterelle Floral Design
Coordinator | The Girls from MSW
Hair | Brianna B. Adams
Makeup | Anne Kibler
Band | The Significant Others
Videography | The Herrintons
Cake | Albemarle Baking Company
Catering | Pippin Hill Farm Vineyards
Bridesmaid Dresses | Ann Taylor
Groomsmen | The Black Tux
Invitations | Thinking Paper
Favors | Jaclyn’s Cookies
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.
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!!!
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!
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!
Well, I realize this isn’t normal for KJ! I don’t shoot portraits these days but this session was my first non-wedding shoot with my new Canon R6 and I’m obsessed with how these images turned out! It was the most perfect evening for this early fall shoot and the light was incredible!