I recently had the honor of photographing an amazing couple, Gina and Dan, at one of my favorite places in Virginia, Bluemont Vineyard. When I first met with Gina and Dan, I was immediately captivated with them. First off, they're a beyond gorgeous couple! And secondly, I was taken with how Gina began describing how their Persian wedding at Bluemont Vineyard was going to look. Ordinarily, I've photographed Persian ceremonies (also known as Sofreh Aghd's) indoors, as the ceremony itself consists of a large spread of food and decorations that the couple sits down in front of. However, Gina explained to me that their Sofreh was going to be outdoors with the Virginia countryside in the background, and I hoped beyond hope they would book me after I heard that. And they did...yay!
Sure enough, their wedding day was absolutely perfect. The Sofreh Aghd looked just as breathtaking as I had pictured it in my head for months and months. Gina's colors of blush pinks and champagnes with hints of shimmery metallics looked simply stunning in the bright, glistening sun. Gina and Dan looked incredible in their wedding attire and I absolutely adored seeing them get married. I think what I liked most about their wedding is that everyone who attended was just one big family. You could tell that Gina's family and Dan's family were already very close and they all had such a good time together, even when we were taking photos! It was just so cool to see such a large group of people without any drama, just totally there for this couple and their new life together. I don't know that I have a favorite photo from Gina and Dan's big day, as they're all pretty fabulous, but I will say that I love the photo of Dan and his honorary groomsmen posing as they came down the hill from the tasting room at the vineyard. Those guys really knew how to work the camera! I also really loved the last photo of the night that I took. It was a concept that Dan and I had thought about at our very first meeting, which was trying to do a nighttime photo with the moon and stars behind them. I was so pleased that we were actually able to create it for them!
Gina and Dan, thank you so much for having me photograph your special day! I had such a fun time with you, your family and friends. And many thanks to my incredible second shooter, Cicely! I hope you all enjoy the photos!
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