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Weekend Update: Central Virginia Wedding Photographer

Happy Monday Friends! I know Mondays get a bad rap, and I understand- but I get so excited for Mondays because it's back to routine and I get to look through the fun wedding images from the weekend! And today, I am suuuuper thrilled to share the photos from this weekend's wedding! Sam & Larissa got married at the Wintergreen Resort, which is just about an hour from the Lynchburg area, and it's such a gorgeous place to get married! 

These two are just beyond cute together, and they were both so happy all day- and goodness it shows in their photos! I had the hardest time picking a few sneak peek photos to edit early this morning! The weather held off just in time for their ceremony to end before the clouds rolled in and it started pouring! The rain finally lifted & we went out for "sunset photos" which were more like fog photos- but oh my goodness was it beyond beautiful! I cannot wait for the full blog post later this week! 



Venue: Wintergreen Resort in Nelson County, Virginia

Coordinator: Rhiannon Ham with Wintergreen Resort

Hair & Makeup: Wintergreen Resort Salon & Spa 

Florals: Soul Sisters Designs

Bridal Gown & Accessories: David's Bridal 

Catering & Bartending: Wintergreen Resort 

DJ: Cruz Productions with East Coast Entertainment 


And then, what would a weekend update be without some iphone snaps too?! 

Wedding Photographer at Wintergreen Resort || Central Virginia Wedding Photographer

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! 

Intimate Sherando Lake Wedding || James & Claudia

James & Claudia planned the most perfect wedding celebration! They decided to do an elopement-style at a place that was near and dear to their hearts, Sherando Lake in Central Virginia. They had only the closest family members and friends there with them, and wait until you see the views! When we were there for their engagement session, they talked about how they just wanted a relaxing day to celebrate while feeling like they were at a back-yard BBQ and man, did they pull it off- plus they had a food truck serving dinner for everyone! YUM!! 

Our associate photographer, Michela, shot this wedding and she did SUCH a great job! So proud to have her on the team! Did you know, if I am not available for your wedding date, you can still get the Ashley Eiban Photography Wedding Experience with our Associate Photographer program! 

Congratulations to James & Claudia! We are so so thankful to have been a part of your special day! 

Lynchburg Virginia Wedding Photographer || Ashley Eiban Photography

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 and 2019.  





Thanks again to Michlea for being an amazing addition to our team and being there for James & Claudia! <3 To learn more about our Associate Photographer program, click here! 

Wintergreen Resort Wedding || Central Virginia Wedding Photographer

You guys. There's the most amazing piece of heaven just about an hour from Lynchburg out at the Wintergreen Resort! Driving up the mountain, there's the perfect space for a ceremony at the Devils Knob overlook. Talk about a view!!! 

Anthony & Ryan are one of those couples that automatically makes each other smile, laugh, and have a blast.  Easiest clients ever! Anthony & Ryan have been friends since they met, as students at Virginia Tech. These die-hard hokies were so excited and surprised to find out that her Mom secretly planned for the VT Hokie bird to make an appearance at their wedding! Everyone at the reception was so excited and had a blast dancing around with him through the night! 

Central Virginia Wedding Photographer || Wintergreen Wedding Photographer || Ashley Eiban Photography ||

Ashley Eiban is a wedding and portrait photographer based in Central Virginia.  Serving Wintergreen, Lynchburg, Charlottesville, Bedford, Farmville, Richmond, Roanoke, Winchester, Hampton Roads, and surrounding areas.  Available for travel worldwide.  

Ashley is passionate about cultivating genuine relationships built on mutual understanding, trust and lasting friendship to create memories you will cherish forever.  Currently booking a limited number of weddings for 2016 and 2017.  Contact us today for additional information.  

Taking Time Off: For Small Business owners || Lynchburg Wedding Photographer

Happy Friday Friends!! We are so excited for this weekend- and not just because this Saturday calls for 60 degrees! YES- you read that right!! I'm so excited because I have the weekend off- no babies to photograph at the hospital, no photoshoots or client meetings scheduled- just two entire days of no working! I'm so excited to be spending time with my family! This is going to be one of the last free weekends I have until after Easter, so to say I'm excited is a bit of an understatement! ;) Oh, but don't be too jealous- there's already talk of more snow next week. sigh. :/ 

Taking time off when you own your own business can be so difficult, but it's so important to take some time for yourself- and most importantly to me, for your family! I'm going to try my very best to unplug (haha easier said than done on my part!!) and enjoy this early Spring weather we're going to get! One of my big goals for 2016 is to schedule days off- and stick to it. This is one of the negatives that people don't really think about when they think of people owning their own businesses.  When you work a typical 9-5 job, you get to clock out, head home, and not think about the work needing to be done when you get back in the office on Monday morning.  A lot of times, I find myself using these "days off" to catch up on work, but for 2016 I'm going to be serious about recharging to avoid burnout! I know I'm not the only creative & small business owner that over-extends myself, says yes to way too many things, & stays up late when the creativity and motivation hits! I know, you guys, it's so difficult to take days off- to tell a client no, you don't have that day available- but I know in the long run, I will be so thankful for that scheduled time off! 

Taking these breaks will make me a better photographer, friend, wife, and mom.  I never want to look back at my life and be thinking about how often I worked and how much of her little life that I missed.   So, dear fellow small business owner, I want to encourage you to take some time off! Schedule some unplugged, planned days off to spend with your friends and family. I promise you- you will not regret it!! And please, help keep me accountable too!! I know I'm going to need that accountability! 

And, because I know that was a lot of words, here are some of my favorite photos from our family session with Lindsey Hinkley this past November.  (I know- shame on me for not sharing until now!!) 

Ashley Eiban Photography is a Wedding & Portrait Photographer based in Central Virginia- serving Lynchburg, Wintergreen, Charlottesville, Richmond, Roanoke, and surrounding areas. Available for travel world-wide- we LOVE destination weddings! Ashley Eiban is currently booking weddings and portrait sessions for 2016 and 2017 weddings.  Contact us today for additional information! 

Dave & Aynsley's Lynchburg Engagement Session || The Trivium Estates in Forest, VA || Lynchburg Wedding Photographer

Oh these crazy snow storms are driving me crazy!! Typically, I love a good, lazy snow day- but when you have a wedding to happen or a couple flying in for their engagement session, this snow has got to go!! ;)  This poor couple flew in from Boston after quite a bit of delays, just to find out their luggage didn't make it! I'm so thankful to be working with amazing vendors like The Trivium Estates, Makeup by Ashley and Allie Gordon for her hair! As I was sitting in my nice warm home on Monday, instead of being out on the roads and doing photos, I was pretty thankful that her luggage didn't make it- it was SO COLD, and it started sleeting and freezing rain right around the time we would have been out in that mess! 

Tuesday on the other hand was a BEAUTIFUL day! One of the warmest of the entire month, the sun was shining, and there was still snow on the ground! We met out at the gorgeous Trivium, which was even more beautiful in the snow! It was a little bit slushy out there, but promise you can't even tell in the photos! Thanks so much Dave & Aynsley for being such great sports and handling the stress SO WELL! I can't wait to hear how your tastings go this week!! 


Venue: The Trivium Estates in Forest, Virginia

Hair: Allison Gordon:

Makeup: Ashley Anchetta: 

Ashley Eiban is a Wedding & Portrait Photographer in Central Virginia- serving Lynchburg, Charlottesville, Richmond, Roanoke & surrounding areas.  Ashley is available for travel world-wide- bonus points if it's somewhere away from all this snow and nice and tropical! ;) Currently booking Weddings for 2016 & 2017- Contact us here for additional information!