Beautiful Fall Wedding at Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards Emilee + Brandon | Charlottesville, VA

Buckle up…this is a long one!! It’s my LAST wedding of the 2021 season, and I went to high school with this sweet couple…so I may have added a few extra favorites into the blog post! I don’t even know where to start with how beautiful this day was. Not just visually at the breathtaking Pippin Hill (because it was aesthetically STUNNING), but the way that these two chose to celebrate their love was the perfect representation of THEM. Private, hand-written vows before the first look, a sweet ceremony overlooking the mountains, as much time with family as possible and a FUN reception with everyone on the dance floor…it was exactly what I pictured for them! Emilee, Brandon and I all went to the same high school…but these two didn’t start dating until just a couple of years ago. I remember leaving their engagement session earlier this year and just thinking to myself “how did this not happen sooner?! They are SO clearly made for each other!!!”…and that only became more obvious on their wedding day!

I have quite a few favorite moments from this day, but I think my absolute favorite was a moment with Emilee’s dad. He was waiting for her to walk out for their first look, and started to tell me about how much he loved Emilee and just couldn’t wait for this day to come. He started tearing up just talking about her…and it made ME tear up. It’s just SO clear how much love these families have for each other and for Brandon and Emilee as a couple. There was more than one moment I was crying behind my camera! Haha!!

Emilee and Brandon: thank you from the bottom of my heart for trusting me to capture these moments for you. It was truly such a privilege to capture your gorgeous wedding, and I hope you enjoy scrolling through some of my favorites. And that you are soaking up every moment of your honeymoon!!!

She couldn’t even make it through reading the first few pages of Brandon’s vows…there wasn’t a dry eye in the room!

Watching guest start to arrive…SO much excitement!!!


This is a favorite!!

Getting ready for the father-daughter first look!

SO much sweetness.

The first look with Brandon!!

These VIEWS!!! I dreamed of photographing at Pippin Hill for years and years…and this is why!

Another favorite…I’m telling you, I have SO MANY!


Time to get MARRIED!!!



The father and brother of the bride had a dance-off…it was amazing!!!

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

Venue/Caterer: Pippin Hill Bride’s Gown: Ava Laurenne Planner: Diminick Event DesignHair & Makeup: Kelsee Green Florist: Kim Mercer & Molly, Molly E DesignsInvitations/Paper Products: Minted Transportation: Albemarle LimousineCake or Dessert: Paradox Pastry DJ: Sound Enforcement 


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November 24, 2021

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