Keswick Vineyards Wedding | Josh + Laura

Remember this cute couple from their UVa engagement session this past summer? Well I don’t know where the time goes, but before we knew it John and I were boarding a plane back to Charlottesville for their wedding day last month at the beautiful Keswick Vineyards. We always know we’re in for a treat whenever we shoot at Keswick, but with Laura and Josh as our bride and groom, we knew it was going to be an extra special day!

When I walked into the bridal suite my eyes immediately gravitated toward Laura’s beautiful gown hanging near the window.

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This handkerchief has been in Laura’s family for generations. I love that she was able to add her name to the list of brides that carried it on their wedding day!

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I always love watching everyone’s reaction when the bride finally slips into her gown.

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Meanwhile, Josh was working on some of his finishing touches.

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The guys were looking really sharp!

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Instead of a traditional First Look, Josh and Laura wanted the opportunity to hold hands and talk to each other but without seeing each other. This was such a special moment for them but still kept Laura a surprise for Josh down the aisle!

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Beautiful bride!!

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Before we knew it, the ceremony was underway!

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At long last, Mr. and Mrs.!!!

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I love these shots of Laura and her best girls.

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The whole team!

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The Vineyard at sunset. It just doesn’t get any more dreamy than this!

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I couldn’t believe how perfect the lighting was for Laura’s bridal portraits!

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I hope that after viewing Part One of Josh and Laura’s wedding you have been stirred from your candy coma and that your Friday is even brighter.:)Go and have a fabulous weekend, but make sure to check back on Monday for Part Two. There is so much more goodness to come!

Un abrazo fuerte,

Natalie

Laura Nunn - November 1, 2013 - 6:33 pm

I can’t wait for Part Two!! :)

Charlottesville Senior Photographer | Sam

As I get older, the days, weeks and years just seem to go by faster and faster. It feels like yesterday that I was meeting up with Sam’s older sister, Jenna, for her senior portraits. You can imagine my excitement (and disbelief!) when I received an email from Sam’s mom asking to schedule his session! I’m so glad that we decided to meet up at the Boar’s Head Inn – it was the perfect backdrop for his session.

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Even Sam’s puppy, Lady, made a cameo appearance.:)

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Sam: Congrats on making it to your senior year! It was great seeing you a few weeks ago and catching up a bit. I wish you all the best as you finish up your last few college essays and then wait to see where you will be spending the next four years. I know you will be a blessing wherever you go!

Un abrazo fuerte,

Natalie

Keswick Vineyards Wedding, Part Two | Laura + Josh

The sweetness continues today with the second half of Laura and Josh’s summer wedding at Keswick Vineyards. As guests arrived they were greeted by a breathtaking backdrop of sun-kissed grape vines, stately mountain views and handsome ushers in checkered button-downs and bow ties.

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After the ceremony guests were ushered to a late afternoon cocktail hour.

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Under the tent the tables were adorned with bouquets of baby’s breath, hydrangeas, and hues of soft pink, peach and cream. So beautiful and romantic!

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Before the sun cast its last ray over the mountains, Laura, Josh and I set out to explore the vineyard a little bit more.

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The newlyweds entering the tent…

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Laura’s dad was the first to toast the sweet couple.

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Up next was Josh’s best man…

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….followed by both of Laura’s maids of honor.

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I love the Chinese lanterns hanging over the dance floor!

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Party time!

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Laura and Josh: Thank you for inviting us into your lives and for trusting us to faithfully witness and document such a special occasion. We were honored to be there, and hope that the photos we captured of you day bring you a lifetime of joy and good memories!

Un abrazo fuerte,

Natalie

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Wedding Photography: Natalie Bell Photography | Ceremony Location: Keswick Vineyards | Reception Location: Keswick Vineyards | Floral Design: Blue Ridge Floral Design | Cake: Chandler’s Bakery | Caterer: Harvest Moon | DJ: Andy Wilfong – Party Masters| Hair: Jen Skriloff | Make-up: Jen Skriloff
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Donna Davis - September 25, 2013 - 2:18 am

Absolutely gorgeous! Incredible photography talent! Most beautiful wedding!

Keswick Vineyards Wedding | Laura + Josh

When you first drive onto the property at Keswick Vineyards you know right away that you are in for a treat. A serene little pond greets you on your right while rows and rows of manicured vines stretch off into the distance on your left. As you wind around the bend you first catch a glimpse of the picturesque estate and adjoining carriage house. Everything about this venue exudes romance and class.

When you combine all these elements with a couple like Laura and Josh and the expertise of vendors like Amy Webb of Blue Ridge Floral Designs, Harvest Moon Catering and Chandler’s Bakery, you’ve got yourself the recipe for a gorgeous wedding!

It also doesn’t hurt that we had a beautiful, blue sky afternoon!

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When we arrived preparations were already underway…

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Team Josh!

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Such a sweet moment between Laura and her dad!

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Josh and Laura opted for a First Look in the vineyard. This is always one of my favorite moments of the day!

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After their First Look we wandered over to a lovely shaded area near the house. I just couldn’t get enough of this couple, their connection and the gorgeous light!

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A few of my favorites of Laura and her best girls…

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I love a bridal party that is willing to play it up for the camera!

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Meanwhile the team was busy getting all of the details set up for the ceremony.

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Stay tuned because we’ve only seen the tip of the iceberg with Josh and Laura’s lovely vineyard wedding! Tomorrow, we get to show off the wonderful ceremony, the eye-popping reception and all the sunset vineyard photos you could ever hope for!

Un abrazo fuerte,

Natalie

Meredith Sledge - October 3, 2013 - 11:14 pm

Gorgeous shots!!! Love the ones on the front porch! Beautiful light!

Susan Tender - October 27, 2013 - 7:40 am

Pictures are beautiful

Charlottesville Senior Photographer | Win and Will

Happy Monday! I’m so excited to share with you some of my favorite images from my time with Win and Will, both seniors at The Covenant School this year. I taught Win as a freshman (how is that possible!!??), and I had the pleasure of meeting his good friend, Will, on the day of the shoot. These are two great guys with so much going for them and so much to look forward to in the future. They will definitely be Virginia’s loss and South Carolina’s gain if all ends up going to plan!!

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Un abrazo fuerte,

Natalie

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