I would like to start this post with a quick shout out to Mr. Thomas Jefferson for designing one of the most beautiful university campuses I have ever seen! I feel so privileged to have called the University home for the two years I was there (I transferred as a 3rd year in 2003). One of my favorite places on grounds was the University Chapel. I would often walk in on my way to or from class just to read or pray, or (as sad as this sounds) have one of my early-twenties meltdowns. I just always found this sanctuary to be a place of solace and beauty. I even dreamed of getting married in the Chapel! Although John and I married at Christ Episcopal Church (another beautiful, historic church in Charlottesville) you can imagine my excitement when I found out that I would be shooting a wedding here!
Terra and Chris were married on a beautiful (and unexpectedly warm) November day. Terra and Chris exchanged vows during a lovely and intimate ceremony, and then we were all off to Earlysville for the reception!
I shot this wedding as a second photographer, accompanying Celeste Ainsworth of Celestial Sights Photography.
Here’s the Chapel I’ve been raving about
Terra was such a sweet bride! Here are some of my favorites of her and the girls before the ceremony.
Here’s Chris right before the ceremony. Don’t worry, we made sure Terra was clear out of sight.
Loving the black and white veil shot! Doesn’t she look elegant?
Bridemaids lining up to enter the chapel….
Okay, so I was just really loving these boots!
Take a look at this ring bearer! Is he not the cutest little man, or what!!?? He was on a mission.
I just loved the rich colors of the floral arrangements.
And here come the tears of joy….
Okay, now here’s the beginning of a smile.
After the ceremony, we took Terra, Chris and the wedding party out for some portraits around the Rotunda. Take a look at this gorgeous tree in the background!
I love autumn weddings!
During the reception, I was able to catch some great shots of Terra and Chris together, just reveling in newly wed bliss!
I love this next picture of one of Terra’s bridesmaids. Isn’t the light just beautiful!
Terra was happy to pose for her flower girl as she took her own pictures of the lovely bride.
Terra and Chris, it was such a honor to be a part of your special day. May the rest of your days together be abundantly blessed!