charlottesville va engagements

Lynchburg, VA Engagement Session || James & Tresa

I can't even begin to tell you my excitement when I turned into the entrance of Sweet Briar College and saw how much color was still around! All week, I've been shooting with very limited options- you know- the trees with the half-dead dark orange leaves barely hanging on. Somehow, it's like this little area has been protected from all of the wind and rain we've had lately and all of the gorgeous color was there! 

James & Tresa drove down from Northern Virginia to Charlottesville for their engagement session, and then met me at Sweet Briar, which is only about 30 miles from the Lynchburg area. I love this spot because there are a ton of options and so much variety- between the boat house, open fields, brick buildings, and the barns- there's something for almost everyone! 

We had a great time getting to know each other- their adorable pup, Foster came along and you know I LOVE it when fur babies get included! We chatted all about their upcoming wedding at the Knights Gambit Vineyard in Charlottesville, Virginia- it's going to be BEAUTIFUL and so much fun! 

Thanks James & Tresa for making the trip down to Lynchburg! I LOVED LOVED LOVED getting to know you both and can't wait for your big day!!! 

 

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Trivium Estate Wedding || AJ & Kimberly classic, fall wedding day

Everything about AJ & Kim's wedding day was so beautiful and classy! From her gorgeous venue at The Trivium Estate, that ahhh-mazing gown, the gorgeous florals, and her super sweet groom, that had a smile on his face all day. 

I know you've heard this before, but AJ & Kim just radiate their love for each other! It's so inspiring to be around a couple that is so happy and joyful- and you could just tell from all of their friends and family there for the day! These two needed no direction from me, they just automatically cuddled up together, laughed, kissed, and got lost in the moment. I was in portrait heaven with these two- I wish we had another hour for portraits! ;) 

Their first look was stunning & so sweet! AJ surprised Kim with the most thoughtful gifts and notes, and he was almost speechless when he saw her put together in her dress! Ahh So sweet! I've been so excited to share these photos with you guys! 


Keswick Vineyard Wedding || Andrew & Melissa's Fall Winery Wedding Day

I've been SO excited for Andrew & Melissa's wedding from our first Skype call! When they were telling me about their plans for their autumn wedding at Keswick Vineyards, I knew they were going to be a such a fun couple! They really wanted their photos to show not only their love for each other, but the joy and excitement for their big day! We all had a blast at their Oktoberfest-themed reception, which included the most amazing German food ever! You really can tell how much they love each other & how happy their friends and family were for them! 

Keswick Vineyard is seriously a stunning venue- it's so perfect for a wedding! Their bridal suite, the grooms room, complete with a pool table and the patio are so perfect for starting out the big day! Andrew & Melissa chose to have their ceremony site overlooking the mountains & gorgeous vineyard.  There are SO many amazing spots for photos here- between the pool, the vines, the house, the pond, I mean, everywhere you turn is another amazing portrait location!! 

The amazing vendors that made this gorgeous wedding day so successful! 
 

Venue: Keswick Vineyard in Orange, Virginia

Coordinator: Logan with Real Southern Accents in Keswick, Virginia

Officient: Dave Norris 

Bridal Gown: 

Bridesmaids: 

Groom & Groomsmen: Menguin Online

Florals: Plantscapes Florist in Charlottesville, Virginia and DIY 

DJ: Nathan May, DJ Fit in Harrisonburg, Virginia

Catering: The Bavarian Chef in Madison, Virginia

Cake: Sweethaus in Charlottesville, Virginia


Charlottesville and Keswick Vineyard Wedding Photographer || Winery Wedding Photographer || www.ashleyeiban.com

Ashley Eiban is a wedding and portrait photographer based in Central Virginia.  Serving Lynchburg, Charlottesville, Richmond, Roanoke and surrounding areas.  Available for travel world-wide.  

Ashley has been photographing couples for over 6 years and is passionate about cultivating genuine relationships and images you can cherish forever.  Currently booking a limited number of weddings for 2018 & 2019.  Contact me today for additional information! 

 

 

Dani & Cj || Engagement session at Historic Meems Bottom Covered Bridge

I first met Dani when I traveled to Fort Walton, Florida this past January and instantly loved her! She's so sweet & bubbly, so I was beyond thrilled when she reached out to me to shoot her wedding! Dani & Cj are getting married next spring in the Harrisonburg area, so when they were in Virginia for his sister's wedding, we knew it was the perfect time to take advantage of the time for an engagement session! 

Cj grew up in the Harrisonburg/ New Market area, and suggested doing their engagement session at the Historic Meems Bottom Covered Bridge and the battlefield that has tons of history for him with college. It was a gorgeous location, I could have stayed for hours and hours taking photos of these two! 

Virginia Beach Engagement Session || Sam & Larissa's Back Bay Engagement

I can't believe how gorgeous these end of August evenings have been lately! We should all know by now, I loooooove summer time. The pool days, the sunshine, ice cream, waking up late. But, there's something about the end of the season where the humidity leaves the air, and things cool down just a little bit.  We had this perfect evening for Sam & Larissa's engagement session! There were even a few times where I felt a little chilly down by the ocean front! 

Sam & Larissa had such a great idea to do their session at the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge.   Even after growing up in the Virginia Beach area, I had never actually visited the Back Bay refuge. I loved it here! It's in a remote, tucked away area, the views are gorgeous, and you can actually see the ocean and the bay at the same time.  We had such a blast exploring and taking in the beautiful scenes! It really was the perfect spot for their engagement session! Sam & Larissa are getting married next year at the Wintergreen Resort and I cannot wait!! 


Ashley Eiban is a wedding and portrait photographer based in Central Virginia. Serving Virginia Beach, Hampton Roads, Lynchburg, Charlottesville, Farmville, Richmond, Roanoke, and surrounding areas. Currently booking a limited number of weddings and portrait sessions for 2017 and 2018.  Available for travel world-wide.  

Ashley is passionate about capturing moments as they authentically happen to ensure a successful session that gives you time to enjoy each other and savor the wedding day moments.  Contact me today for additional information!