Afton Mountain Vineyard Bridal Shower

I had the privilege of documenting Kate’s bridal shower several weeks ago at the gorgeous Afton Mountain Vineyards. It was such a treat to capture this exciting time on film, and it’s appropriate that I share my favorites today as Kate ties the knot tomorrow!

The shower was beautifully planned and the stunning floral arrangements were done by one of Kate’s nearest and dearest, Samantha Jones.

 
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Intimate Restaurant Wedding Shoot | Featured on Magnolia Rouge

The idea for this shoot came about when Megan, who designed our paper suite, and I chatted about the idea of a mature, sophisticated couple getting ready together before their ceremony. We loved the visual of a bride and groom sitting down at a table in their favorite restaurant enjoying a coffee before heading off to say I do.

Thank you to the incredible team that made this shoot happen, and Kate at Magnolia Rouge for the gorgeous feature!

 
     
   
  
         CARRIE COLEMAN PHOTOGRAPHY/SUSIE SALTZMAN/FABULOUS FROCKS/LA TAVOLA LINEN/LE BIJOU/JULIE HA/GENEVIEVE TARGONI/CHEZ BILLY SUD/THE BLACK TUX/LINDA HA EVENTS/JEWEL HAIR DESIGN/PHOTOVISION PRINTS/MEGAN CHANDLER/RYAN PHILLIPS/MEGAN POPPY/SUSAN LIM

Lifestyle portraits with the Jenveys | Honey Lavender Cookies

Liz & Graeme met one fateful weekend years ago at Liberty University where Florida-born Liz was a student. Graeme, visiting from his home in Canada, spent a good chunk of that visit with Liz via a mutual friend, and it wasn’t long after that weekend that they embarked on a relationship separated by thousands of miles. Now married, and settled in the house they bought here in Charlottesville, these two are enjoying life together with their sweet pups.

Graeme keeps bees in their backyard, next to his woodshop (yes, I know, he’s overwhelmingly domestic) and so we used some of his honey and the lavender from their front yard for these delicious honey & lavender cookies. See the recipe below!

  
  

 Honey & Lavender Cookies

**Liz substituted coconut oil for the butter in the recipe

(from lovelygreens.com)

2017 Short Sessions

‘Tis the season for Fall Short Sessions! I’m so excited to be offering these mini portrait sessions this year. Fall in Charlottesville makes for the perfect backdrop for family photos, or photos of you and your love! See below for more details!

Short sessions can be scheduled in the upcoming fall weeks – October 2nd through November 18th. These sessions are $200 and include 20-30 minutes of photos with me, at a location of your choice within the Charlottesville area! You will receive 15-20 high-resolution images in an online gallery for easy sharing and downloading!

Dates and times will be limited so I encourage to go ahead and schedule your short session today! Reach out using the contact form, or email me directly at carriecolemanphotography@gmail.com

I can’t wait to see you!

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