Charlottesville Wedding Photographer: Melissa + Josh

The first time that John and I met Melissa and Josh it was a cold January afternoon and we had driven out to Pollak Vineyards, the site of their first date, for their their engagement session. We immediately fell in love with their spunk, their generous spirits and their laid back, we’re up for anything attitudes. In fact we felt so comfortable with them that it only felt natural for us to all sit down together after the session and start chatting it up for a couple more hours over wine and appetizers.

Josh and Melissa just have this ease about their relationship. The way they look at each other, the way that Melissa smiles at Josh, the way that Josh reaches out to hold Melissa’s hand, it’s just easy and real. Maybe it’s just because they are two super cool people or because they’ve created this little world between them filled with inside jokes, gentleness and care, but all I know is that it just feels right watching the two of them together.

This is the first time we’ve shot a wedding at Rodes Farm in Nellysford, and there’s just something about the natural, rustic ambiance that John and I loved and thought fit perfectly with their style. A huge shout out to Cody from Amore Events for helping to pull together Josh and Melissa’s vision and for coordinating all the details. We loved how it all came together!

Although Josh and Melissa didn’t see each other before the wedding, John and I took these images at practically the same time (only a few seconds apart). It’s neat to see them side by side like this.

I loved watching all the little girls getting their hair done. It was so cute because they were all talking about which Disney princesses they were going to be that day.:)

Such a cutie pie!

Josh waiting patiently for Melissa to make her way down the aisle…

Love these smiles!!

My angle of the kiss.

John’s angle of the kiss. I love that we can work together as a team.:)

Take a look at this tree! The color was absolutely amazing!

A few pictures with the kiddos…

As the sun began to set all of the guests made their way down to the barn and we had this last bit of light with Josh and Melissa – my favorite part of the day!

The fun is just beginning with Josh and Melissa’s wedding so stayed tuned for Part Two coming your way on Monday with all of the sweet and charming reception details (and my favorite images of the day!) of this rustic meets elegance wedding at Rodes Farm.
Un abrazo fuerte,
Katie Bellovich Ashford - November 30, 2012 - 10:26 pm

The perfect setting for this beautiful bride! Thanks for sharing the pictures. I felt like I was there and am crying in my chair. Just gorgeous…especially the bride. =)

Helen Dangel Deist - January 16, 2013 - 7:52 pm

Beautiful pictures, you look so happy together, I can’t wait to meet your little bundle…..<3.

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