a general timeline of events
Once the contract is signed and the deposit paid your date is reserved!
Think about when you’d like to do it - do you have a season that you like best? We’d like to try and book your engagement session soon after booking to make sure you get a date that works best for you.
I am here to help with anything - need some vendor recommendations, help with establishing your timeline, where to have your ceremony? We love being involved so please don’t hesitate to reach out.
one month before the wedding
It’s getting close! You will receive a link to a questionnaire to fill out regarding the details of the day, such as timeline and formal shot list.
the week of the wedding
We will schedule a call to go over the timeline and make sure we are on the same page about everything!
The wedding day
receiving your wedding photos
You will receive your gallery of high resolution downloadable images within 30 days of your wedding. You will also be able to order prints and other products then as well.
After sending your pictures, I will begin design on your wedding book (if included in your package or if you want to buy one after the wedding). There is a process where you’ll get to make any changes and choose your cover and once everything is decided I send it to print and you should receive it within a few weeks.
ZOLA WEDDING REGISTRY
Zola is a wedding registry and planning resource site. They are based out of New York City and have recently opened an office in Charlottesville. Jackson and I used them for our wedding registry we loved it! Use this link to receive a $50 credit to the store.
CHARLOTTESVILLE AREA RECOMMENDATIONS
Charlottesville has so many amazing vendors that we get to work with. This list is always growing so if you have anyone that you were really pleased with, feel free to let me know!
ENGAGEMENT SESSION LOCATIONS
Monticello Trail : Beautiful big trees, trails, and open spaces. A favorite of ours, there are no shortage of spots.
The Lawn at UVA : The gardens, the lawn, the corner.. a great choice for all those alums.
Downtown Charlottesville : Colorful building, parks, and streets. You get a little bit of everything.
The Blue Ridge Parkway : Offers those classic mountain views and fun hikes.
Ivy Creek Natural Area : Long grass, nice fields and trees, as well as a big white barn that's very photogenic.
King Family Vineyard: A beautiful vineyard with mountain rising up in the background. It has a horse barn and a really nice grass field they use for polo.
IX Park: Very artsy and cool. Lots of colors and quirky elements.
Your house: I love it when we are able to do an engagement session in a location that is meaningful to you both. If you think you’d like some pictures in your home, I’m game. Usually I like to pair this with another outdoor location to get some variety. Check out some examples below.
For ideas on what to wear on your engagement session, go here.
Sweet Greens Farm : Claudia and Jim own the farm together and Claudia makes amazing floral designs and bouquets. You can find them at the Charlottesville City Market selling flowers and vegetables in the summer. We were fortunate enough to photograph their wedding as well!
Blue Ridge Floral Design : Amy Webb is great - she's experienced, sweet, and always does an amazing job.
Hedge Fine Blooms : With a shop on the downtown mall it is so fun to stop in and say hi and chat with them about flowers for your wedding. They have many options and are great.
Pharsalia : Beautiful, wild, and natural, are what I think of when it comes to Pharsalia (pictured).
Exchange Events and Catering : Jaclyn is amazing and goes above and beyond catering a wedding. They are known for their barbecue, but have so much more - you won't be disappointed.
Blue Ridge Pizza Co : Traveling wood fired pizzas made right on the spot.
Harvest Moon Catering : A Charlottesville favorite, their menus are unique and delicious.
Mosaic Catering : Based out of Richmond, but are happy to travel. Fresh, beautiful foods (pictured).
HAIR AND MAKEUP
Daphne Latham : She is super experienced and loves what she does. I cannot recommend her enough.
Angie Ferguson : A superstar. She did my hair and makeup for my wedding and it was better than I could have imagined.
Top Knot Studio : Erica is awesome. Not only fun to be around, but she just really knows what she's doing. I totally trust her.
Glo-Out Glamor Bar : If you're thinking about getting ready at a salon, this place is so fun, and they do an awesome job (pictured).
Sealed With a Kiss : Fashionable gowns with a variety of prices located on the downtown mall in Charlottesville.
The One Bridal Salon : A new bridal salon in Charlottesville that seems to be making a name for themselves. By appointment only.
Bhldn : Anthropologie's wedding dress line with affordable and beautiful dresses. They don't have a shop in Charlottesville, but there is one in Georgetown and they deliver as well with free return shipping (pictured).