Happy Valentine’s Day! With love in the air, we anticipate many newly engaged couples. If you happen to be one of them (or will be soon) we want to help get your planning off to a great start!  As promised in our post on Charlottesville Wedding Blog, we compiled some examples of our favorite Save the Date cards to inspire you as you prepare to announce your wedding date.  As the first formal announcement of your engagement, this is the perfect opportunity to share a taste of what you are planning stylistically for your wedding!



Front/Back featuring Crystal & Ryan’s engagement pictures taken at Carter Mountain Orchard

Choose a design that is consistent with your style and personality. Thinking through color choices and your wedding theme will also help inform your decision and help you start the planning process.

Front/Back featuring Crystal & Ryan’s engagement pictures taken at Carter Mountain Orchard

As a courtesy to your guests, Save the Date cards are typically sent out six months in advance in order to give them plenty of time to plan ahead.

Front/Back featuring Michelle and Louis’ engagement pictures taken at Barboursville Vineyards

Add a personal touch to your Save the Date and include pictures from your engagement session. Some of your guests may not know your fiancé so this is a great way to introduce them and highlight you as a couple! This also creates a great keepsake for guests that they will want to hold on to even after your big day.

Front/Back featuring Michelle and Louis’ engagement pictures taken at Barboursville Vineyards

All photos and designs by Aaron Watson Photography



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Karley was full of laughs and let’s face it, so adorable for her one year portrait session! Donny and Tammy have so much fun with Karley and their joy shows through in all of their pictures. I love these family pictures because I know Karley is going to grow up so fast and Donny and Tammy are going to cherish these forever! Enjoy some of our favorites from their family portrait session at Veritas Vineyards in Afton, Va!

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Charlottesville Family Photographer: Aaron Watson Photography