engagement photos

Back Bay Engagement Session || Brandon & Rachel's Virginia Beach Engagement Photos

Guys! I am so excited to be sharing Brandon & Rachel’s engagement session from Back Bay Wildlife Refuge! I sat down to edit a few sneak peeks and couldn’t even help myself- I ended up editing their entire session and cannot even choose a few favorites for social media! And we all know, I’m obsessed with beautiful weather, the sunshine, an amazing couple, and the beach, so this is was basically my dream!

I can’t even believe I’m admitting this, but I never once went to Back Bay the entire time I lived in the Hampton Roads area! It’s SO beautiful there, I am totally kicking myself for not making it a priority to explore and do more out there! But, that’s okay, because weekend visits and engagement sessions there can still happen!

I cannot wait for Brandon & Rachel’s wedding at Delfosse Winery in Central Virginia next June! It’s going to be here before we know it!!


Lynchburg Wedding Photographer || Engagement Photos in Virginia

Ashley Eiban is a Wedding & Portrait Photographer based in Central Virginia. Serving Lynchburg, Hampton Roads, Charlottesville, Roanoke, Danville, and surrounding areas. Available for travel world-wide. Ashley is passionate about getting to know her couples on a personal basis, to ensure a stress-free wedding day environment.

Ashley is currently booking a limited number of weddings and portrait sessions for 2019. Contact her today for more information!

Shawn & Kelsey: Eagle Rock Engagement Session

You guys! I am so excited to share this session with you! I may have driven into a ditch and had my car sideways on 3 wheels when I first met them (what an embarrassing phone call to a couple you've never met! ha!) but wow did we have a blast at their session! Everything about the night was so easy and we laughed so much! And to top it all off- they got into the stream on their property for the most romantic ending to a session ever! 

We did photos out at Shawn's property, which has been owned by members of his family in the past- and it was so great because he showed me some of the most beautiful spots and places around that he loved! Guys, I am not even kidding when I say this spot was beyond beautiful! Mountain Views, Weeping Willow Trees, tall grass, a stream, I was in heaven! And the best part is- they're having their wedding here!! Makes my heart SO happy!! 

 

 


Ashley Eiban is a Wedding & Portrait Photographer based in Central Virginia. Serving the Lynchburg, Charlottesville, Richmond, and surrounding areas. Available for travel world-wide.  Ashley is passionate about cultivating genuine relationships built on mutual understanding, trust and lasting friendship.  

Currently booking a limited number of wedding and portrait sessions for 2019. Interested in learning more? Inquire here! 

Congratulations! You're engaged!! Now what? || Lynchburg Wedding Photographer

Ahhhh! Friend! Congratulations! I know you're SO excited to have that sparkly ring on your finger! But, I also know you might be a little bit overwhelmed with everything on your new to-do list! Don't stress- I know it might seem like there are a million things to do at once, I totally remember this feeling! I've written out a few steps to help know what's the most important things that HAVE to get done right away, then the rest will fall into place! 

What to do when you get engaged || Lynchburg Wedding Photographer || www.ashleyeiban.com

1- First things first, start narrowing down some dates. If possible, try to have a few options as you start looking at venues to be able to narrow things down.  

2- After you've gotten a few dates in mind, you need to talk budget. Trust me, I know this part is not fun at all, but it's essential to knowing what venues you can look at and which vendors to interview! Knowing if you're parents are going to be helping, if you and your fiance' are paying for it all out of pocket, or if there's an all of the above option, it's important to know and not make assumptions. 

3- Once you have the budget nailed down, start researching some wedding venues. Narrow this down by determining if you want a rustic/barn wedding, a vineyard wedding, a classic estate wedding, to get married in a church, etc. There are a ton of amazing venues in Lynchburg- so do some research online and ask around with your friends! Once you find a venue you love, you'll be able to narrow down the actual wedding date.

What to do when you get engaged || Lynchburg Wedding Photographer || www.ashleyeiban.com

4- Now that you have a budget, start thinking about priorities. In the perfect world, we'd be able to choose the best of everything, but that's not always practical. Decide what's the most important things to you and your fiance' together! For a lot of Brides, these things are photographers & videographers, a venue, dress and florals.  Things that can sometimes take a back burner are the cake, catering, etc.  

5-Start researching other important vendors. Again, use google, ask your friends who they loved, and start your interviewing process. Photographers, Coordinators, Videographers, Caterers all can book up as early as a year and a half in advance or more, so the earlier you can reach out, the better. 

6-Begin working on a guest list. Knowing how many guests you think you'll invite and may attend will be helpful in knowing how much you can spend out of your budget for food and other important things! 

7- Decide who you want in your wedding party! This can sometimes be a really hard decision, but it can be so much fun to have your best friends celebrating with you! Remember to only ask those you're the very closest with- someone you think you'll be friends with forever- who will be there to support you and be so thrilled to be with you and a part of the wedding process! 

8- Go wedding dress shopping! Oh my goodness this part is SO much fun! Invite your Mom and a best friend or two and start playing dress up! Make it a fun day by grabbing brunch together and some celebratory mimosas! Try on lots of styles before deciding- and once you've found the one, stop looking! 

9- Relax! I won't be the first person to tell you- but this time will seriously FLY by! Don't let the stress and the to-do's get to you! Be sure to schedule some alone time with your hubby-to-be for a date night, with the wedding planning topics off limits! 

What to do when you get engaged || Lynchburg Wedding Photographer || www.ashleyeiban.com

Congratulations again! I'm so very excited for you & I would absolutely love to talk with you about your wedding day plans & what you're looking for in a photographer! Contact me today to chat! 


Lynchburg and Charlottesville Wedding and Portrait Photographer || www.ashleyeiban.com

Ashley Eiban is a Wedding & Portrait Photographer based in Central Virginia. Serving the Lynchburg, Charlottesville, Richmond, and surrounding areas. Available for travel world-wide.  Ashley is passionate about cultivating genuine relationships built on mutual understanding, trust and lasting friendship.  

Currently booking a limited number of wedding and portrait sessions for 2018.  Contact Ashley today for additional information! 

Lake Sherando Engagement Session || James & Claudia

I swear- every year I cannot believe how bold and vibrant the leaves are here in Central Virginia! I love this time of year because the scenery is so different and changes everything! You just have to stop and look at it! Especially those bold orange & red ones! Oh my goodness! 

We so lucked out for James & Claudia's engagement session! They chose to do their engagements at the same place they're going to be getting married at- Lake Sherando in Central Virginia! It's unbelievable how many little spots like this there are around this area that I didn't even know existed! It's so beautiful here and James & Claudia have so many special memories and future plans here! 

These two are getting married this Spring with our associate photographer program and I'm so excited for them! Goodness this is going to be a beautiful spot for a wedding!! 


Lynchburg and Charlottesville wedding and portrait photographer || www.ashleyeiban.com

Ashley Eiban is a wedding and portrait photographer based in Central Virginia, serving Lynchburg, Charlottesville, and surrounding areas.  Ashley has been photographing families and couples for over 6 years and loves every minute of it! 

Ashley considers it a privilege to cultivate genuine relationships built on mutual understanding, trust, and lasting friendship to create memories you will cherish forever.  Because of this, Ashley takes on a limited number of weddings and portrait sessions each year.  Ashley is currently booking weddings for 2018 and 2019.  Contact her today for additional information! 

Weekend Update: Farmville Wedding & Sweet Briar Engagement Sessions

Okay, I've pulled out my fall candles and my house is smelling like pumpkin pie, cinnamon, and crisp air. Now, can the weather just finally decide to catch up and cool off a little bit.  Just a little bit- I'm not inviting winter to come anytime soon- or ever really! ;) I know I'm not the only one anxiously awaiting for Autumn- layers, boots, and hot coffee! But, these amazing late summer weekends have brought the most amazing, fun weddings and engagement sessions! 

This weekend was such an honor. I joined Wilson & Whitney for their backyard wedding in Farmville and left with my heart so full of joy and excitement for these two! Through the wedding planning process, Whit and I quickly became friends, which always brings so much more to the wedding for me! It's so fun celebrating with the couple and cheering them on from behind the camera!! I cannot wait to share more from their wedding, but am so excited to share a few sneak peeks from their gorgeous day!! 

FarmVille Wedding Photographer || Charlottesville and Lynchburg Wedding Photographers || Ashley Eiban Photography || www.ashleyeiban.com
FarmVille Wedding Photographer || Charlottesville and Lynchburg Wedding Photographers || Ashley Eiban Photography || www.ashleyeiban.com
FarmVille Wedding Photographer || Charlottesville and Lynchburg Wedding Photographers || Ashley Eiban Photography || www.ashleyeiban.com

Sunday, Michael and I knocked out some small house projects that have been looming over for what seems like forever. It feels so good to complete some things on our forever long house to-do list! And then on Sunday afternoon, I met up with AJ & Kimberly at Sweet Briar College for their engagement session! We were ducking some storms in the area, but yay the weather cleared and it was a fantastic session! These two were seriously a blast to be around- I can't wait for their Trivium Estate wedding next Fall!! 

Sweet Briar Wedding and Engagement Photographer || Charlottesville and Lynchburg Wedding Photographers || Ashley Eiban Photography || www.ashleyeiban.com
Sweet Briar Wedding and Engagement Photographer || Charlottesville and Lynchburg Wedding Photographers || Ashley Eiban Photography || www.ashleyeiban.com

Charlottesville and Lynchburg Wedding Photographers || Ashley Eiban Photography || www.ashleyeiban.com

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

Currently booking a limited number of weddings and portrait sessions for 2016 and 2017.  Contact me today for additional information!