Robert + Jennifer’s Selah Springs Farm Wedding | Blacksburg, VA Wedding Photographer

Robert and Jennifer’s wedding took place at Selah Springs in Riner, Virginia back in July. This was my first time visiting Selah Springs, it is such a gorgeous venue (I fell madly in love with their mix and match China) and it fit the style of their wedding perfectly. It feels like this summer was filled with rain, as soon as Jennifer started to walk down the aisle it started to rain. We had to take all of their photos in the rain, but they were such good sports you can hardly tell. Jennifer’s Maggie Sottero wedding gown was to die for, the train was so voluminous it would barely fit into the limousine. One of my favorite parts of their wedding day was that Robert started tearing up when Jennifer was walking down the aisle, so sweet! I also love that they included their dog Beaux in the wedding ceremony. Make sure you also check out their Claytor Lake engagement session and Jennifer’s bridal portraits.

Wedding Vendors
Blacksburg Wedding Photographer: Holly Cromer
Venue: Selah Springs in Riner, Virginia
Wedding Gown: Maggie Sottero from Chantilly Lace in Blacksburg, Virginia
Flowers: Best Wishes
Officiant: Dustin Montgomery
Hair and Makeup Artist: Martha Boboli at Meredith’s Salon in Christiansburg, Virginia
Cake Baker: Our Daily Bread
Groom’s Cake: Horton’s Cakery
DJ/Entertainment and Transportation: Russell Brewster
Choreographer: Lane Mattox of Sapphire Ballroom and Dance Center

Natalee’s Bridal Portraits | Blacksburg Wedding Photographer

I met Natalee through Instagram earlier this year. She’s a gorgeous girl and an fierce athlete.  How amazing are her eyes?  Her hair and makeup was done by Kaylee Graves; the first necklace is from Sabika, second necklace is from Chloe + Isabel.  These bridal portraits were taken in Hahn Horticulture Garden on the campus of Virginia Tech as well as in the greenhouses next to the garden.

Kaylee’s Bridal Portraits | Blacksburg Wedding Photographer

If you couldn’t tell by the two different wedding dresses in these photos, this is a faux bridal session so if you are Kaylee’s friend don’t get freaked out that you missed the memo :) I bought some wedding dresses earlier this year to play around with for photo sessions.  Kaylee is a hair and makeup artist so she usually spends her time behind the scenes…  It is always nice to get her beautiful face in front of my camera.  The first necklace is vintage, it belongs to Kaylee’s mother, the second necklace is from Chloe + Isabel .  The second wedding gown is by Winnie Couture.  Lace edged veil is from Simply Bridal.  These photos were taken at the Hahn Horticulture Garden on campus at Virginia Tech and in the green house adjacent to the garden.

Taylor’s Bridal Portraits | Blacksburg Wedding Photographer

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I met Taylor through Instagram, if you follow me and interact with me on there or any other form of social media, there is a pretty good chance we’ll become friends and end up inviting you to come model for me at some point. Some of the photos were taken at the greenhouses on the campus of Virginia Tech (right next to the Hahn Horticulture Garden) and the others were taken around downtown Blacksburg.  The necklace is from Chloe + Isabel; dresses are from Bliss by Monique Lhuillier and Nicole Miller.

Pink French Macarons from Mockingbird Cafe in Christiansburg

I never cook or bake (my oven was completely broken for almost 2 years and I got by just fine without it), but I was dying to try some food photography. Donna from Mockingbird Cafe in Christiansburg was so kind to whip up a batch of French macarons to photograph. Aren’t they gorgeous? They tasted just as heavenly as they look – I can neither confirm nor deny that I ate them all in one day. Styling and photographing food is a huge change of pace from portrait work (though I do get to practice a little of this at weddings), I would love to do more photos like this!

Jessica + Bill’s Chateau Morrisette Wedding | Blacksburg Wedding Photographer

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I loved meeting Bill and Jessica when they came up all the way from Orlando, Florida for their engagement session back in the fall! It was so nice to see them again, Chateau Morrisette was looking much more lush in June than it was back in November, plus there no gloves necessary or attack possums this time around.

Their wedding day was filled with sweet, sentimental details. Jessica carried a photo from her parent’s wedding day pinned to the handle of her bridal bouquet. A memorial chair was reserved at the ceremony to honor those who could not make it that day. At the reception framed photos from family members’ weddings sat atop a wine barrel.

Bill and Jessica’s wedding decor was so beautiful – in addition to the centerpieces (which were mostly handmade by the bride along with her friends and family), I also fell in love with the paper lanterns at the ceremony site, and the floral archway arrangement above the fireplace at the reception site was to die for – so gorgeous in fact that I saw it was left up for a performance of a Midsummer Nights Dream that was held there the following day!

Wedding Vendors
Blacksburg Wedding Photographer: Holly Cromer
Wedding Venue and Caterer: Chateau Morrisette
Wedding Planner: Sally Truslow of Chateau Morrisette
Wedding Gown: Alfred Angelo
Florist: Best Wishes Flowers and Gifts, Blacksburg, VA
Officiant: Nora Kuper, Floyd, VA
Hair and Makeup: Rebecca Pauli of Unique Creations on Main, Christiansburg, VA
Cake Baker: Our Daily Bread, Blacksburg, VA
Wedding Jewelry: Thomson Jewelers, Orlando, FL
Ceremony Music: Scott Perry, Floyd, VA
Reception Music: Cory Cook, Lakeland, FL
Bridesmaid Dresses: Vera Wang from David’s Bridal, Tampa, FL
Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse, Ocala, FL
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

Justin + Stephanie’s Coffee Shop Couple Session

I love Stephanie, she is one of my favorite people to have model for me and she is one of my favorite people to hang out with (I even forced her to come along to OBX for my family vacation this year). Not only is Stephanie wonderful, but she also has a wonderful boyfriend named Justin and they are just perfect together so I asked them to come out and meet me early one morning for coffee and so I could take some photos of them as a couple at Lucie Monroe’s coffee shop in Christiansburg.  Please take note, Justin is wearing stormtrooper socks.