I LOVE shooting destination weddings. The destination doesn’t have to be tropical at all. I’ve shot weddings in Connecticut, Iowa, Maryland, North Carolina, and now southern Virginia and it’s just amazing what a little change of scenery will do for the soul. After a super busy month in Charleston, it was absolutely wonderful to get out of town and join Emily + Morgan in Farmville, Virginia for their beautiful wedding at Briar Hill, a private estate on the outskirts of town.
Emily + Morgan’s wedding day was picture perfect. Emily had a very specific vision and her family, friends, and wedding team all worked so hard to pull it all together. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect for this outdoor soiree and Briar Hill itself was the most picturesque location. Emily + Morgan did a First Look in front of the main house and I just LOVE the photos from that special moment. They shared some private time together and then we jumped right into portraits on a nearby hill. Let me just tell you… these portraits are some of my all-time favorites!! The colors, the lighting, the backdrop… everything I envisioned for a southern Virginia wedding.
After a beautiful ceremony at the gazebo, Emily + Morgan agreed to go on a little road trip with me to a beautiful overgrown field I’d spotted the night before – located just down the street on the side of the highway. Braving snakes + ticks, we made our way into the field and captured some AMAZING portraits of the newlyweds. I am so thankful for clients who trust me + who are willing to indulge me in my wild ideas. Emily + Morgan, I can’t thank you enough!! This wedding will always be so special to me because I really felt inspired all day and I am honestly so proud of the images we created. Here are some of my favorites from Emily + Morgan’s gorgeous wedding day…
Wedding Photography: Dana Cubbage Weddings | Venue: Private Estate – Briar Hill | Floral Design: JoAnne Flowers | Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero from Caryn’s Bridals | Hair + Makeup: Avenue 42 | Bride’s Shoes: Blue by Betsey Johnson | Bride’s Jewelry: personal | Bridesmaids Dresses: Bari Jay | DJ: Shawn Carlson | Men’s Attire: Jones New York from Men’s Wearhouse | Catering: Teresa + Bobby Long | Rentals: Festive Fare Rentals + Commonwealth Event