As I was driving past the beautiful mountains outside of Charlottesville on the way to Trump Winery for Brandon and Brooke’s wedding day, all I could think about was how this area is one of the most beautiful places in the world… I’m so in awe that this place is just an hour from my front door!! It’s absolutely beautiful and I could not have been more excited to get to capture this day for these two amazing people!! I’m one of those people who just LOVES to anticipate good things so driving to a wedding and shooting getting ready photos are some of my favorite parts of the day…
But I’ve been anticipating this special day for a long time!! I first met Brandon and Brooke for their engagement session near where they live in DC and I’ve been excited to get to see them again ever since. Not only are they so easy to photograph, but they are also so much fun and SO in love with each other! That makes my job a piece of cake! Plus, Brooke selected the most incredible team of vendors who all helped to make the day absolutely perfect.
Brandon and Brooke met by chance while he was visiting Miami with his best friend (and the best man in his wedding)… it was so fun to hear him tell the story of how Brandon walked up to this pretty blonde wearing a sports jersey in a bar. They hit it off and eventually he asked her to come visit him in DC. She took a risk and flew to up to spend more time with him and see a new place and the rest is history!
They said their vows in the tiny chapel on the Trump Winery property surrounded by their closest family and friends. It was so beautiful and reverent. And then you could feel their joy as they got to walk hand in hand back down the aisle after saying “I do!”.
Later during sunset portraits overlooking the vineyards, we backed up and let them have a moment to soak in the moment. It was breathtaking. I can’t wait for you to see those photos and I’m so excited to share this day with you!!
Brandon and Brooke, thank you so much for having me be a part of such an incredible day!! It was a huge honor! I hope you enjoy a few of my favorite photos!! As well as the sneak peek video at the bottom from my amazingly talented friends The Herrintons!!
Credits: Venue – Trump Winery | Photography – Annamarie Akins | Second Shooter – Audra Jones | Videography – The Herrintons | Event Planning – White Birch Events | Catering – Harvest Moon | Invitations – Kelsey Malie | Cake Artist – Cakes by Rachel | Photobooth Backdrop – Sweet Pear Paper | Florals – Blue Ridge Florals | Wedding Gown – Stella York