the avenel in bedford

Cat's Bridal: Bedford, Virginia Bridal Portraits

It was POURING as I drove out to meet Cat and her Mom at The Historic Avenel in Bedford, Virginia. Is there a word for more than pouring? Because that's exactly what it felt like! I was certain I was going to make it to the venue and we would have to reschedule, or do all the photos inside. The Avenel is beautiful inside, so we could have totally made it work, but the outside is beyond gorgeous! But, oh my goodness, it was meant to be because as I pulled onto Avenel Avenue, the rain stopped and the sun started shining! It turned into a beautiful evening- not too warm, the light! It was a night meant to be photographed! I loved it! Cat looked absolutely gorgeous in her bridal gown, and we had so much fun around the gorgeous property! 


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! 

Andrew & Allison's Wedding Day: Bedford, VA Wedding Photographer

Remember that adorable proposal I was photographed?! Well, if you thought that moment was sweet- wait until you see their wedding!! 

Andrew & Allison started off the day getting ready at her parents house surrounded by friends and family. They had THE most precious no peek, and when Andrew started praying for them and their marriage, we were all 3 in tears! They choose the most adorable little church that had such an intimate feeling- it was awesome! Their reception was at The Historic Avenel Plantation in Bedford! It truly was such a romantic spot! 

You can tell that Andrew & Allison truly have something special. She was beaming all day, and he kept reaching over and kissing her on the forehead. I am so excited for them as they begin this journey in life together!! 



Ashley Eiban is a Wedding & Portrait Photographer based in Lynchburg, VA.  Serving Central Virginia- including Richmond, Roanoke, Charlottesville, Lynchburg, and surrounding areas.  Currently booking weddings and portrait sessions for 2016 and 2017.  Contact us today for more information!