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Fairytale Summer Wedding at Trump Winery Austin + Tony | Charlottesville, Virginia


I have been looking forward to this day for over a year now!!! I first met Austin and Tony in person at their engagement session, and I immediately adored them. The way they love each other, Austin’s attention to detail and her joyful personality made me feel like I was just hanging out with one of my friends!! I knew their wedding day was going to be a dream from the very beginning…but I don’t think I could have expected the FAIRYTALE that came to life on July 17th!! From the moment I started photographing details, I could tell that Austin and Tony had thought of EVERYTHING. I knew it was going to be an amazing day!! But, what I didn’t know is that it was going to be one of the most fast-paced days I’ve ever shot…it went by in the blink of an eye!! Storms kept trying to roll through, things got re-arranged and we had to stay on our toes to get back on the timeline a few times…but we made it happen!! And I have SO many new favorite images as a result!!

One of my favorite pieces of Austin and Tony’s story is how quickly they both knew they were the one for each other. They met because Austin’s sister told Tony about her, and they connected on Facebook and chatted for awhile. But, then Austin did something crazy…she flew to Okinawa, Japan to meet him in person for the first time!!! From that trip on, they started planning their lives together…and their wedding day was the start of their forever!

Austin and Tony: thank you for choosing me to capture the most amazing day of your lives! It was truly such an honor and a privilege to capture these memories for you, and I hope you enjoy scrolling through SO many of my favorites!! XOXOXO!

The lace in this photo is from Austin’s grandmother’s wedding dress. So special!

Love the detail in Austin’s ring!

Love these robes and this light!!!

The most thoughtful gift from Tony’s mom!

Pinning her grandmother’s lace into her dress!

First look with dad was SO sweet!!! I cried!

As we were finishing up the first look with Austin’s dad…the sky opened up and it started to POUR rain. We had to hide her in the car while we found a back-up location…and the inside of Albermarle Estate could not have been more of a dream!!

So sweet!!!

Love this shot of Tony!

For SURE a favorite!!!

More favorites!!!

Ceremony time!


These horse and carriage pictures…A DREAM!!!


The most AMAZING live painting coming to life!!! This was SO COOL!

Austin completely surprised Tony during the sparkler exit…because FIREWORKS went off in the distance!!!


A huge thank you to the incredible vendor team that made this day happen:

Venue: Trump Winery 

Hair & Makeup: Lou Stevens Glam Squad

Florist & Day-Of Coordinator: Grace Wedding Co. 

DJ: T.D. Layman, Sound Enforcement DJ

Caterer: C & O Restaurant 

Bride’s Gown: Mikaella by Paloma Blanca, Thornberry Brides 

Invitations/Paper Products: Zazzle 

Videographer: Abbey Dillard Photo & Video 

Transportation: Quicks Bus

Cake or Dessert: Passion Flower Cakes 

Fireworks: VA Skypainters 

Horse and Carriage: Classic Carriage 

Relationship Map | Live Painter: Sincerely Sarah Studios 

Hand-dyed Floral Ribbons: Courtney Inghram 

Calligraphy and Mirrors: Pencraft and Post 


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  1. Candice Mills says:

    Beautiful pictures of a very beautiful couple! Amazing job capturing all the moments! Congratulations Austin and Tony!❤️

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