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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 || www.ashleyeiban.com

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! 


lynchburg, virginia wedding photographer: edward & elizabeth's west manor estate wedding

It has been a SOGGY weekend in Virginia, but that didn't ruin our fun! I am so excited to share photos from Edward & Elizabeth's West Manor Estate wedding from Saturday!! 

Thank goodness West Manor has a back-up rain option, and it is honestly such a beautiful setting! Their glass atrium is gorgeous and was the perfect back-drop for Edward & Elizabeth's romantic wedding day!! Their florists did an AMAZING job decorating the atrium- I LOVED the petals!! Everything about this wedding was gorgeous- and we had such a great time & most importantly got some awesome pictures- despite the rain!! In fact, some of my favorites to date!! 

Lynchburg, Virginia Wedding Photographer || West Manor Estate Wedding || Ashley Eiban Photography || www.ashleyeiban.com
Lynchburg, Virginia Wedding Photographer || West Manor Estate Wedding || Ashley Eiban Photography || www.ashleyeiban.com
Lynchburg, Virginia Wedding Photographer || West Manor Estate Wedding || Ashley Eiban Photography || www.ashleyeiban.com
Lynchburg, Virginia Wedding Photographer || West Manor Estate Wedding || Ashley Eiban Photography || www.ashleyeiban.com
Lynchburg, Virginia Wedding Photographer || West Manor Estate Wedding || Ashley Eiban Photography || www.ashleyeiban.com
Lynchburg, Virginia Wedding Photographer || West Manor Estate Wedding || Ashley Eiban Photography || www.ashleyeiban.com
Lynchburg, Virginia Wedding Photographer || West Manor Estate Wedding || Ashley Eiban Photography || www.ashleyeiban.com

Edward & Elizabeth had such a sweet 'no peek' moment before their ceremony began! They each wrote a letter and they read it with each other! Oh the sweet emotions!! 

Lynchburg, Virginia Wedding Photographer || West Manor Estate Wedding || Ashley Eiban Photography || www.ashleyeiban.com
Lynchburg, Virginia Wedding Photographer || West Manor Estate Wedding || Ashley Eiban Photography || www.ashleyeiban.com


Lynchburg, Virginia Wedding Photographer || West Manor Estate Wedding || Ashley Eiban Photography || www.ashleyeiban.com
Lynchburg, Virginia Wedding Photographer || West Manor Estate Wedding || Ashley Eiban Photography || www.ashleyeiban.com
Lynchburg, Virginia Wedding Photographer || West Manor Estate Wedding || Ashley Eiban Photography || www.ashleyeiban.com
Lynchburg, Virginia Wedding Photographer || West Manor Estate Wedding || Ashley Eiban Photography || www.ashleyeiban.com
Lynchburg, Virginia Wedding Photographer || West Manor Estate Wedding || Ashley Eiban Photography || www.ashleyeiban.com
Lynchburg, Virginia Wedding Photographer || West Manor Estate Wedding || Ashley Eiban Photography || www.ashleyeiban.com
Lynchburg, Virginia Wedding Photographer || West Manor Estate Wedding || Ashley Eiban Photography || www.ashleyeiban.com

They were such troopers and we headed outside for some romantic Bride & Groom Photos! 

Lynchburg, Virginia Wedding Photographer || West Manor Estate Wedding || Ashley Eiban Photography || www.ashleyeiban.com
Lynchburg, Virginia Wedding Photographer || West Manor Estate Wedding || Ashley Eiban Photography || www.ashleyeiban.com
Lynchburg, Virginia Wedding Photographer || West Manor Estate Wedding || Ashley Eiban Photography || www.ashleyeiban.com
Lynchburg, Virginia Wedding Photographer || West Manor Estate Wedding || Ashley Eiban Photography || www.ashleyeiban.com
Lynchburg, Virginia Wedding Photographer || West Manor Estate Wedding || Ashley Eiban Photography || www.ashleyeiban.com
Lynchburg, Virginia Wedding Photographer || West Manor Estate Wedding || Ashley Eiban Photography || www.ashleyeiban.com
Lynchburg, Virginia Wedding Photographer || West Manor Estate Wedding || Ashley Eiban Photography || www.ashleyeiban.com
Lynchburg, Virginia Wedding Photographer || West Manor Estate Wedding || Ashley Eiban Photography || www.ashleyeiban.com
Lynchburg, Virginia Wedding Photographer || West Manor Estate Wedding || Ashley Eiban Photography || www.ashleyeiban.com

I am OBSESSSSSSSED with this photo! It's so beautiful! I swear it rained JUST for this shot!! 

Lynchburg, Virginia Wedding Photographer || West Manor Estate Wedding || Ashley Eiban Photography || www.ashleyeiban.com


Lynchburg, Virginia Wedding Photographer || West Manor Estate Wedding || Ashley Eiban Photography || www.ashleyeiban.com
Lynchburg, Virginia Wedding Photographer || West Manor Estate Wedding || Ashley Eiban Photography || www.ashleyeiban.com
Lynchburg, Virginia Wedding Photographer || West Manor Estate Wedding || Ashley Eiban Photography || www.ashleyeiban.com
Lynchburg, Virginia Wedding Photographer || West Manor Estate Wedding || Ashley Eiban Photography || www.ashleyeiban.com
Lynchburg, Virginia Wedding Photographer || West Manor Estate Wedding || Ashley Eiban Photography || www.ashleyeiban.com
Lynchburg, Virginia Wedding Photographer || West Manor Estate Wedding || Ashley Eiban Photography || www.ashleyeiban.com
Lynchburg, Virginia Wedding Photographer || West Manor Estate Wedding || Ashley Eiban Photography || www.ashleyeiban.com
Lynchburg, Virginia Wedding Photographer || West Manor Estate Wedding || Ashley Eiban Photography || www.ashleyeiban.com
Lynchburg, Virginia Wedding Photographer || West Manor Estate Wedding || Ashley Eiban Photography || www.ashleyeiban.com

Edward & Elizabeth!!!

Congrats friends!! I had such a great time at your wedding and am so excited for you guys!! Thank you so much for letting us be a part of your your beautiful wedding day!!! 

 

 

 

Ashley Eiban Photography is a Wedding & Portrait Photographer based in Lynchburg, Virginia- but available for travel worldwide! Contact us here, or at ashley@ashleyeiban.com today! 

Central Virginia Wedding || An Avoca Museum Wedding

Guys. I swore I wasn't ready for Fall. I wanted to cling onto summer for as long as possible. Soak up every last sun ray and time in the pool. And then this weekend happened.  A weekend that hit us with cooler temps and a slight breeze and it was magical.  It was the exact taste of autumn that I needed.  To shoot a wedding and it not be sweltering, everyone wasn't sweating and dying- it was perfect.  

Jerry & Holly had a beautiful, intimate ceremony at The Avoca Museum in Central Virginia.  It's a beautiful museum, full of gorgeous, green gardens, intimate little spots, and history.  It was the perfect spot for their families to join- Holly's from this area, and Jerry's all the way from Texas.  They had the county touches added in with the gorgeous museum to make it a truly unique to them wedding! 

Holly did the sweetest first look with her Mom and her Dad! Totally made me tear up!! 

A special thanks to the vendors that helped make this day unique and special! 

Venue: Avoca Museum in Altavista, VA

Make Up: Cheri Lanier with Mary Kay

Hair: Mitchell's on 7th in Altavista, VA 

Florist: Cheryl's Secret Garden in Lynchburg, VA

Dj: DJ Stu and Party Patrol Productions in Hurt, VA

Cake: DIY by Groom's Step-Mom (Leisa) 

Catering: DIY and Cheryl Ragland

Groom & Groomsmen Vests: Men's Warehouse in Lynchburg, VA

Photobooth: O'Snap Photobooth  in Lynchburg, VA 


Charlottesville Wedding Photographer || Ashley Eiban Photography || www.ashleyeiban.com

Ashley Eiban is a wedding and portrait photographer based in Central Virginia.  Serving Lynchburg, Charlottesville, Richmond, Roanoke, Farmville, and surrounding areas.  

Available for travel world-wide.  Currently accepting a limited number of sessions for 2016 and 2017.  Contact us today for additional information!