A few times a year I’m asked to accompany another photographer in the area and second shoot. When I was first starting out, this was almost all I did. It was a great way to gain experience, practice and learn from a seasoned photographer without the pressure of “running” the wedding. Now I like to do it because it’s fun to work with other photographers, and it’s still a great way to learn from others. No matter how long we’ve been doing this, there is always more to learn and incorporate!
Last month I accompanied the fabulous Jen Fariello to Lauren and Andrew’s wedding at Veritas Vineyard and Winery in beautiful Afton, VA. It was an absolutely perfect day to be outside roaming the vineyard, so that’s exactly what we did! First, though, I started down in the cellar with Andrew and the boys as they were getting ready.
Both Lauren and Andrew graduated from The University, so clearly I had to get a shot of the bag!
Andrew opening up the letter that Lauren wrote to him for the wedding day…
After everyone was ready, we all headed over to the vineyard for Lauren and Andrew’s First Look.
I absolutely LOVE it when brides and grooms bring props.
I love this moment between Lauren and her dad.
A few of the group shots…
I think Veritas has one of the prettiest ballrooms around. I especially loved the colors that Lauren chose against the dark wood chairs.
Take a look at these two cakes!
Lauren and Andrew’s sweet dog. He was definitely present in spirit.
The ceremony begins…
The kiss from my angle.
Directly after the ceremony, all the guests went back inside for the cocktail hour.
A few mingled outside…
After formal pictures, the wedding party started a quick game of croquet. So fun!
I just can’t get enough of this ballroom!
Mr. and Mrs.!!