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Patrick & Elliott’s Engagement | Virginia Wedding Photographer | Charlottesville, VA

We cannot put into words how lucky we are to be Wedding Photographers in Virginia and especially photographing amazing engagement sessions like Patrick & Elliott's in gorgeous Charlottesville, VA.

Ryan & I both grew up right outside of Charlottesville, fell in love when we were 15 years old, and spent most of our dates exploring through the grand Blue Ridge Mountains.  Little did we both know that we would be earning a living photographing couples in love at some of the places that we used to visit on our special dates. The best part about being able to work in our hometown is that we get to have that wonderful connection with our couples.

I cannot tell you how excited we are to be a part of Patrick & Elliott's big day at Grace Estate Winery in Crozet, VA.  When we first met the both of them, I just felt that instant connection. They are so sweet with one another and most importantly, they just want to have fun! We did just that.. we tasted some amazing wine and photographed a bit at King Family Vineyards in Crozet and then headed to our secret spot (where I am sure that they thought we were out of our minds for taking them there), but the photos turned out to be some of our very favorites EVER!  We ended our session on the Charlottesville Downtown Mall which is always a hot spot to photograph. These two are some of the most photogenic men that I have ever met! I could just photograph them all day long!

Guys, it was such a pleasure getting to hang out with you both! Ryan and I cannot wait for your beautiful wedding!!!
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Mediterranean Styled Shoot | Outer Banks Wedding Photographer | Nags Head, NC

We are so lucky that we get to live somewhere so beautiful and get to be Outer Banks Wedding Photographers & we are over-the-hill excited to share this lovely Mediterranean Styled Shoot that took place in Nags Head, NC.
Honestly, Ryan & Rach Photography wouldn't be where it is today without the support from all of the amazing vendors & other wedding photographers that we get to work with on a daily basis and call our friends.

We are gearing up this week for the Outer Banks Wedding Expo and were so excited to see this beautiful photo shoot featured in the new Outer Banks Bride magazine. Ashley Earnhardt from Southern Hospitality Weddings & Bells and Whistles absolutely blew us out of the water with their amazing collaboration. The influence was Mediterranean meets the East Coast of North Carolina. Artichokes, Rosemary, and various yellow & purple wildflowers adorned the small wooden table that was rested beside of the water. Alicia (our bride) was the epitome of a grecian goddess & wore a gorgeous white sequined Badgley Mischka gown & Jeff (our groom) looked dapper in his fitted suit pants, suspenders, and tweed bowtie. Invites & Menus created by HLR Designs worked perfectly with Cafe Lachine's beautiful cuisine of prosciutto wrapped asparagus & brie, sesame seared tuna on cucumber, a strawberry salad with feta, and crab cakes with a corn relish. Icing on the Cakes baked an amazing "naked cake" with sprigs of rosemary to complete the mediterranean look. We think that the most amazing part of the entire shoot was the Llama named Jeff (just like the groom). Dorothy with Bells & Whistles made a greenery wreath for his neck and he looked just as dapper.

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We love styled shoots and would love to collaborate with others! We feel that while keeping the creativity flowing and providing brides with new ideas, what we do drives the wedding industry!

A huge shout out again to all of the amazing wedding vendors that brought this gorgeousness to life!

Wedding Planner- Southern Hospitality Weddings
Florist/Decor- Bells & Whistles
Invitations & Menus- HLR Designs
Caterer- Cafe Lachine
Cake- Icing on the Cakes
Hair/Makeup- Lovies Salon
Dress- Badgley Mischka from Rent the Runway
X-Back Chairs- Ocean Atlantic Event Rentals
Jeff the Llama- Zoo To You OBX

Ashley & Clint | Wild Horse Outer Banks Wedding | Corolla, NC

Ashley & Clint's lovely Wild Horse Outer Banks Wedding in Corolla, NC took place earlier this year in the spring and we were in love with all the details and hard work  by this couple along with their amazing wedding planners (To Have & To Hold OBX).

I would say that Ryan and I are some of the luckiest people because we get to travel all over the world and photograph.  This "job" (if you can even call it that) is so rewarding.  1. We get to wake up every morning and go to "work" in our PJ's.. as I am sitting hear writing this blog, we are cozied up with a cup of coffee in our pajamas (It's so awesome).  2. We get to do this job together.  Some couples would not be able to work together but not only do we love working together, we wouldn't have it any other way.  3. We work with some incredible people.  We get introduced into their love story and it couldn't make us happier to be able to document that.

Ashley & Clint chose The Wild Horse for their wedding venue and if you haven't seen or heard of the famous Wild Horse estate in Corova, you need to drop what you are doing and go online now! It is truly a miraculous home that can sleep more than 50 people.  You literally are staying in your own private Inn for the entire week and the house even comes equipped with not only one kitchen, but another entirely separate kitchen that is used for the caterers that come in for the event.  The yard is not a yard at all- just rolling sandy dunes overlooking the beautiful Atlantic Ocean.  You even (on occasion) can see the famous Outer Banks Wild Horses in your back yard.

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Ashley & Clint are such a wonderful and loving couple.  Their wedding was absolutely perfect (maybe a little windy and chilly) but the wedding party & all of their family & friends were troopers.  The couple enlisted the help from Brenda Ziegler with To Have & To Hold OBX.  She is such an amazing wedding planner and we are always so lucky to work with her.  Beautiful details were put together by Brenda & The Flower Girls provided some beautiful blooms to adorn the decor. Clint built the lovely altar where the couple said their "I do's" and he is so crazy talented! It was definitely breath-taking.  Red Sky Cafe catered the wedding and the food was definitely to die for. Wes (the owner of Red Sky) always provides some of the best food on the Outer Banks!  Atlantic cake company baked the scrumptious cake and I would have to say that it was one of my favorites of the year.. I loved the flowers on the cake and definitely one of my most favorite color palettes!  Coastal DJ & Video did a great job of spinning the tunes along with providing videography services for this wedding.  It is always such a pleasure to work with George from Coastal DJ along with all of his staff.  Bombshells Studio did a wonderful job with all of the hair & makeup services for this amazing wedding party.  The bride along with her bridesmaids looked gorgeous and it is all thanks to Amber & her team with Bombshells Studio.

I want to end by saying Thank You to Ashley & Clint for letting us be a part of your special day! We had a blast and we wish you both nothing but the very best for the future!

Vendors:

Event Planner- To Have & To Hold OBX

Florals- Flower Girls OBX

Catering- Red Sky Cafe

Cake- Atlantic Cake Company

DJ & Video- Coastal DJ & Video

Hair & Makeup- Bombshells Studio

Rentals & Accommodations- Twiddy

Ceremony & Reception Venue- The Wild Horse