Celeste was my first friend at the University of Virginia. I had arrived as a transfer student my third year and I was scared to death. I didn’t really know where I lived in relationship to the campus at large, I had no idea how to get around Charlottesville (even though I had a car), and I didn’t know a soul. Thank goodness I had contacted the leaders of Chi Alpha, a Christian fellowship on Grounds, before I packed up and left San Diego for the wild unknown of central Virginia.
After a long day of lugging furniture, clothes, a mini-fridge and books into my dorm room, I was delighted to find at my door step an invitation to a Something-in-a-Mug party hosted by Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship. My first invitation! My first college party! I was then struck by the fact that I would have to venture off Grounds to find this house. It also occurred to me that I would be walking in alone without any certainty of how I would be received. But alas, I did not let my fears get the best of me, and when I arrived at the house the first person to greet me with a warm smile, open arms and a mug was Celeste. Little did we know that our friendship would continue on after graduation and that we would both go on to start businesses in wedding and portrait photography! Celeste is the fabulous owner of Celestial Sights Photography, but a few weeks ago she switched sides of the camera, as I had the privilege of photographing her and the entire Ainsworth family at the lovely King Family Vineyards.
Isn’t this place amazing?! It had been raining all morning, so the clouds were low and diffusing the light perfectly!
This is Arianna. I don’t think there’s any question about her being the star of the show.
Such proud grandparents!
Mom and daughter. Absolutely precious!
Daddy’s little girl.
Such a sweet family!
Yay for aunties!!
My sweet friend, Celeste. So beautiful and talented!