By now everyone should know how we feel about Khimaira Farm, since I’m always going on and on about the utter perfection of this wedding venue and the beautiful family that owns it… So you should know how happy we were to make the trip back to Luray, Virginia a couple weeks ago to photograph Zach & Erin’s wedding. Even with the scorching hot sun beating down on us, this wedding was one to remember with the gorgeous backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains during the ceremony for all their guests to enjoy and the fun reception in the barn where almost everyone ended up on the dance floor getting down with Zach & Erin
I loved this moment when Erin’s mom first saw her in her wedding dress…
Her grandma’s earrings…
They have an adorable 18 month old son, Bradley, who picked a flower on his way down the aisle… so cute!
Here comes the bride! I loved Bradley seeing his mommy in her wedding dress for the first time that day – he was SO HAPPY!!!
I love how Zach’s grandparents are holding hands so tight as they watch their grandson exchange rings with his bride!
Oh the advantages of having multiple cameras on multiple photographers…
This set is one of my faves from the ceremony when they were announced husband and wife… Bradley had been wanting Mommy & Daddy to pick him up throughout the entire ceremony but the grandparents had to keep him away as best they could. So, when they were finally ready to walk him back up the aisle, his little face was just beaming! To see them walk away as a family was so touching…. and I’m glad Jon was up front to grab those last few shots of this sequence while I was shooting from the back
This was a special request from Erin. She wanted a shot of the Baltimore Raven’s garter she got for Zach and wanted something unique for editing. She talked about the selective coloring fad from a while back (where everything is in black and white except for one element), but as a photographer I cringe when I see that used, so I told her I would do something dramatic with the colors that would be more modern. Jon & I love it, and hope they will too!
Bradley had to get in on the first dance action too!
So, this was a pretty cool Best Man speech… Zach’s dad started with the typical sentiments, then busted out in a crazy party dance with the help from Khimaira’s house D.J., Josh Nicol.
Father Daughter Dance – so sweet
We LOVE Khimaira! We’re going back to shoot another wedding there next weekend, so look out for more soon!