Blue Ridge Mountain Engagement – Same-Sex Wedding Photographer


You know, I have to start this saying that google needs to see keywords for my people to find me. I hate to distinguish my beautiful couples by terms like “Virginia same-sex wedding photographer”. It feels so debasing. Love is love. Love who you love. I photograph all types of love. Defining it by such narrow language seems so limiting to me and my beautiful couples! 

ANYWAY, on to the non-SEO stuff….

I like to spend a little time getting to know my couples before heading up to the mountains. Usually, when we finally get situated, it is  windy and difficult to hear each other.  My style relies on building relationships, getting to know my couples and bringing out the beauty that I see within them as a couple, but also individually. I learn so much about each person and it helps make everyone feel more relaxed on their wedding day. While I don’t like the word “pose”, I do like to help couples feel relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera. That definitely requires a little pre-session mini shoot!

Once we drive the drive and hike the hike, everyone is ready for some Blue Ridge Mountain twirling, dancing and snuggling!  The fog was starting to roll in, making the experience even more magical!  My favorite part of this engagement session (besides my fabulous couple) were Cami’s amazing red shoes. And, how about that green flowing gown?

(If you haven’t checked out the first part of our session, check it out here: Camie and Jess at the Mudhouse )

about the blue ridge mountains

Blue Ridge, also called Blue Ridge Mountains, segment of the Appalachian Mountains in the United States. They are noted for having a bluish color when seen from a distance. Trees put the “blue” in Blue Ridge, from the isoprene released into the atmosphere, thereby contributing to the characteristic haze on the mountains and their distinctive color.

Some fun facts about our mountains from Virginia is for Lovers:

  • Virginia is home to one-fourth of the Appalachian Trail and national icons including Shenandoah National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway.
  • Shenandoah National Park is located just 75 miles from DC, and boasts more than 200,000 acres of waterfalls, hiking trails, campsites, outdoor recreation.
  • The Blue Ridge Parkway runs 217 miles in Virginia, with spectacular views, scenic drives and overlooks, including historic Skyline Drive.
  • Virginia has 38 State Parks and 21 National Parks all ready to explore across the commonwealth.
  • Mount Rogers is the highest mountain in Virginia at 5,729 feet.
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