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I’m so happy to share this session. Laura and Justin are just the type of couple I need during my busy October! They made me laugh the entire time! Laura is the type of girl who, as you can see, feels free to kick off her shoes and put her feet in the grass. And it’s so awesome how Justin just adores her. My time with these guys was so enjoyable – ┬átheir family’s property was not lacking “perfect spots.” Everywhere I turned, I saw another corner that they had to jump in front of for a photo. These guys are going to start off my 2015 wedding season just right!

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  • Ahh, her plaid shirt is just perfection! I love these!ReplyCancel

  • Marcy Brubaker

    Ali, These are absolutely breathtaking. WOW. I don’t know how they’re going to pick a favorite!!! They’re such a beautiful couple.ReplyCancel

This past Saturday, I photographed Lindsey and Justin walk down the aisle of their alma mater’s Chapel. I remember being so excited to book these two because of their choices in venues. They seemed to have a clear vision – family, history, wine. Nailed it. I’m always a sucker for the ceremony because it’s when things get emotional and meaningful, and although their ceremony was just that, their reception was AMAZING. They were only the second wedding to take place at the Jamestown Settlement, and I can’t figure out why! It is the perfect location – cocktail hour down by the ships, a short walk up toward the museum and you’re at a reception on the patio under the stars! Check it all out and leave these guys some love!

Planner | As You Wish Weddings and Events
Ceremony | Wren Chapel
Reception | Jamestown Settlement
DJ | Music Makes You Happy Entertainment
Lighting | James River Audio Visual Services
Hair + Makeup | Kristal Lane Hair and Make Up
Videographer | Garrett Radke

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  • Justin

    Ali, you did great! Thank you for everything. Hope you had fun with the photobooth.ReplyCancel

  • Terry (mother of the groom)

    Ali, the photos are beautiful!!! I’m looking forward to seeing all of them. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Ah!! Ali, this is gorgeous!! Love these, sweet friend!!ReplyCancel

Katie and Brian said their vows this past weekend at Castle Hill Cider right outside of Charlottesville, Virginia. It is my favorite place to shoot because the mountains, the farmland, and the small town southern feel all mesh together so cohesively. Katie, as reiterated by her maid of honor, has the gift of encouragement. She is quick to complement, and she means it. I love people who are willing to verbalize all they’re thankful for in their friends. So, with a spirit of thankfulness, she married her best friend Brian. One of my favorite parts of the day was when Katie asked if her Bridesmaids could come out with her for her first look. The emotions were running high and she wanted them there to help lift her dress spirits. My favorite image is of her laughing so freely during what is always such an emotional meeting! Anyway, enjoy these few favorites!

Venue | Castle Hill Cider
Day Of Coordinator | A Grand Affair Events
Caterer | Harvest Moon
Band | Six Stylez
Cake | Albemarle Baking Company
Rentals | MS Events
Hair + Makeup | Elan Charlottesville

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  • Ooh, this IS a gorgeous setting! And I love that shot of the bride & groom dancing that was taken from above. Her dress is captured so perfectly!ReplyCancel

  • LOVE this, Ali! Such a gorgeous wedding!!ReplyCancel

  • Tricia Richelsen

    Absolutely perfect pictures!ReplyCancel

Carter and Winston said their vows this weekend overlooking the banks of the James River – the very banks where they met for the first time at a 4th of July party just a couple of years earlier. A friend had brought Carter to the party at Winston’s parent’s home to help her get acquainted with Richmond. When Winston proposed, they didn’t think twice about getting married in the same place! It was so cool to be a part of such a relaxing and intimate wedding. These two planned a preppy and elegant wedding with a little splash of Winston’s interests in hunting and fishing. Also, I LOVED their first look – they held balloons in front of their faces and counted to three for the reveal! Anyway, I had so much trouble narrowing down these images to a reasonably sized blog post, y’all. I hope you enjoy!

Also, check out the AMAZING team who made this day come together!

Planner | Make It Posh
Rentals | Classic Party Rentals
Catering | Cater 2 Events
Lighting | Lighting Professors
Florals | Green Flamingo Florals
Band | Another Level
Cupcakes | Katherine’s Confections
Gown | Bella Rosa
Hair and Makeup | Lou Stevens Glam Squad

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  • Lindsay

    Beautiful wedding pictures…fun couple, beautiful setting and looks to have been a wonderful day!!

    Ali you are amazing photographer who captures the most special moments!!ReplyCancel

  • OMG I LOVE their First Look!!!! How PERFECT!!! I’m seriously obsessed and pinning it right now! Great job Ali!!ReplyCancel

  • Ooh, I love the bride’s blue shoes & the blue bridesmaid dresses!ReplyCancel

  • Berna

    What a gorgeous bride!!!!! Amazing colors and beautiful couple!ReplyCancel

  • Carter

    Words cannot express how much I love this!!!! You did an amazing job Ali!!!! I love each and everyone of these!!!ReplyCancel